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“Friendly hotel in a great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The George Hotel
Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level Contributor
218 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Friendly hotel in a great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a traditional pub with rooms that were clean and really comfortable. The staff were friendly and welcoming and really made us feel at home. A very comfortable bed and large bath made the stay relaxing. Breakfast was substantial and really set us up for the day. Parking was close and reasonable and once we were there we hardly needed the car it is so central. The pub was relaxing to have a drink and chat in. The only snag was there are no hairdryers in the rooms, only central shared ones and when I needed one they were all out. This was a shame for the sake of a tenner a room. When I go back (which I will) I will take my own, but I'd rather not have to.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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70 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at The George November 2013 and our stay is still on our minds. What a marvelous start of our trip. We were heading for the start of our cruise from Portsmouth and the location couldn't have been more ideal for us without a vehicle. We were able to walk to a shopping center to pick up some last minute forgotten items. We also took in a nice photo retrospective on the Rolling Stones at the Town Hall.

That evening a Doors tribute band concert at a local music hall ended back at The George with a warm welcome from owner Nicolette and her husband and many friends in the pub downstairs. There was a true sense of community and genuine friendliness felt. Offered a local ale and after fun conversation we headed off to bed. The room was comfortable, quiet (even off the Main Street), clean and a blessing after a long day.

The breakfast the next morning was hearty and delicious. It was nice chatting with some Aussies at the table next to us.

The location by the historic docks was wonderful for a leisurely stroll.

Our stay could not have been any nicer and we are so impressed with Nicolette & The George. We are already plotting how we can come to Portsmouth again.

Room Tip: Within walking distance of many sites.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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northern lad
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

If you are looking for a swanky boutique hotel then this is not for you; However if you are looking for a spotless warm comfortable friendly welcoming hotel extremly close to places of historical interest and city centre then you will find it when you walk into the George. We spent two nights here in March to see the Mary Rose and have no problem in recommending it . Whilst we did not eat at the hotel in the evening as we dined with family we did have breakfast each morning and it was faultless. Looking for somewhere to stay in Portsmouth - look no further

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peebles
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Chose the George because it is so close to the Mary Rose exhibition (absolutely brilliant). Couldn't have made a better choice. Friendly and helpfull staff, comfortable and clean rooms, meals -breakfast and dinner - all very good.
Would I stay here again? Without any hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank roughcrook
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Crawford, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

I originally chose this hotel for its proximity to the naval museums and train station. I was not disappointed. The room was very clean, the staff friendly and helpful, plus the breakfast was excellent. They even offered to hold my bag until my evening departure on the ferry. It was a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Kalkara, Malta
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185 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

The George is one of our local pubs, nothing flash but full of character with good pub food and a regular venue for us through the week and for Sunday lunch.

The staff are efficient, warm and friendly especially Jake and the owners, Paul and Nicki, are great hosts and often around to have a chat with.

We recently went to The George for a special Birthday lunch and the food was fabulous.

Highly recommended and a great location for visitors to Gunwharf and the historic Dockyard.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Breakfast was excellent with more than enough o eat. Felt very uncomfortable one evening in the bar on our return from a night out. We purchased a drink, but left for our room very shortly afterwards, because of the colourful language coming from a small group (I think regulars). This is not the sort of atmosphere anyone should encounter at a hotel.

Room Tip: I would not wish to stay in room 2 again, as sloping ceilings caused problem with shower. You could...
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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