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The George Hotel
Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for two nights (sat&sun). We was at first annoyed that the car park we had to use(no on site parking) was full and had to queue to get in there for about 30min,after driving for 3 hours to get there this was not ideal.when we got into the hotel we were greeted by very friendly staff who showed us to our room. The room was ok but nothing amazing. We went out straight away and found its location perfect for the historical dock yard and shopping centre.This plus the price it's best points. The breakfast at The George was good and the staff very friendly too.I should mention the room we stayed in you could here the noise from the bar area at night but if your one to stay up and have drink this would not be a problem.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

It is always nice to have provided a previous favourable review to return to the George and find that they have not let you down and carry on to serve up a wonderful customer experience. I have no intention to wax lyrically about this lovely establishment, see for yourself and tell me I am wrong.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

This a great place full of history and stories, really sticking to the Portsmouth theme. Had fish and chips, great food, friendly staff, full of locals. Would recommend to anyone going to have a good meal. Though I didn't stay overnight myself, family members did and they said that they had a great time. Very close to the Warrior and Gunwarf.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stumbled across this little gem whilst on holiday here, having trying to find Treadgolds Ironmongers Museum on our historical Portsmouth trail (and seeing that although the establishment was still there, there were no signs of life) and found The George just down the street. Husband was on a whitebait meal mission and the menu and attractiveness of the outside (and in) tempted us. The George is a lovely old pub/restaurant/hotel which looks as if Nelson had just stepped out of it and is about 200 yards round the corner from the Historical Naval Dockyard.

We met up with my parents who had just come back from a day trip in the Isle of Wight. We hadn't booked but this was no problem for the friendly young guy who greeted us at the door.

Interior: Restaurant is lovely, `oldly-worldly' and cosy, with the pub next door - this is a proper pub, no juke boxes (not from what I could see) and people having a quiet drink with good old fashioned banter. Loved all the nautical paintings and general ambience. Toilets are always a defining sign of a good place - it may not have the latest in interior design but more importantly, these were clean and with little extra touches. This place takes pride in its appearance.

Food: This place serves good old home-cooked, no nonsense, quality food and plenty of it too! Excellent - just what was needed after a busy day. Husband had his whitebait (starter and main, although a bizarre request, chef had no problem with!) which were generous portions, I opted for the liver, bacon and onion dish which was huge and lots of gravy too! Portions here are extremely good value for money - many places rip you off serving miniscule amounts and inferior quality with an exaggerated price tag. Wine was also very reasonable - we had a very smooth, full rounded Merlot which complemented our meals perfectly - at £12 a bottle. After being fleeced at £6.95 (!!!) for a rather nasty single glass of wine at a nearby beach bar the day before, there was no comparison. We finished with after dinner drinks as we couldn't manage puds!

We had originally thought about venturing into Gunwharf to try one of the restaurants there but glad we didn't on this occasion as this little place was comfortable, great food, reasonable and professional friendly service with the personal touch.

Would definitely recommend The George and we will certainly grace the doors again next time we are in Portsmouth.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbles, Wales
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70 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

After a late ferry crossing from Caen we decided to stay for the night at the George Hotel in Portsmouth. It is just a short drive from the port down in the area of the Historical Docks. If this is where you want to visit then it is ideally positioned for it. A short walk (about 300 yards or so) and you can see the old ships in their dock.
The bedrooms were quite old in decoration which fitted the ambiance of the hotel, but they were comfortable rooms to sleep in. We would suggest you avoid room 6 as it overlooks the main road and has the pub sign swinging on its bracket right outside the window. The creaking reminded me of the film "Psycho".
Dinner was typical of "pub-grub" but it was affordable and edible. The staff were very welcoming and breakfast in the morning was first class.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed here when visiting my partner, hes based in portsmouth for the navy!
Lovely place, very clean and the staff at the place were/are very friendly and helpful, will definitely be staying again on my next weekend visit.
thank you

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gem4191
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North, VA
Level Contributor
244 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

This hotel couldn't be more conveniently located to the train and the historic dockyard. Our room was clean and we did not have any problem with noise. Be advised that the hotel is over a local pub, but our stay was midweek, which might have made the difference. The staff was super friendly and stored our bags for us until 8pm. Breakfast was included in the room rate and was very good. Cooked breakfast to order and assortment of fruits and cereals. We had dinner there one night and it was very good. I'd highly recommend

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The George Hotel
Address: 84 Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HU, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
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