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Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Have used this hotel many time for business and leisure and it was the perfect choice to hold our daughters wedding reception and to accommodate many of the guests who travelled from all over the UK and Canada. The wedding plans went without a hitch thanks to the attention to detail provided by all of the staff. Nothing too much trouble and all of the guests were comfortably accommodated in the well appointed bedrooms with good decoration, clean comfortable surroundings and the restaurant and bar meals catered perfectly for all requirements. This hotel goes the extra mile to ensure complete satisfaction for its guests. Just ask and they will do their upmost to accommodate even the most discerning of traveller. Would reccomend to leisure and business customer alike.

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2011

I think the Team enjoyed the weekend as much as your guests, thank you so much for the comments and a further thank you for the great pictures of the hotel and staff.

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Reviewed 9 April 2011

Stayed here with friends when we went to see 10cc in Southsea. Hotel is well located and has a car-park at the rear. The Hotel is a little faded in places but perfectly serviceable. I had a single room for £55, the room was pretty basic but good value for money. This is a typical old fashioned British Seaside hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2011

Thank you for your review and its possitive content. we are planning further room and exterior decoration over the next few months and would hope you will be impressed if you decide to visit us again

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Reviewed 6 April 2011

I have stayed here on two occasions with my partner, and both have been really pleasant and lovely visits. This is located on the sea front (do ask for sea front rooms, they really are worth it!) and the beach is just across the road. A great location for an English seaside weekend - a very easy walk to the hovercraft for the Isle of Wight, the usual amusement arcades and a very short drive into Portsmouth town centre. Good parking available, and a great buffet breakfast with very well-meaning staff! Rooms have always had high ceilings and a lot of light - first stay was in a corner room, which was really wonderful; second was in the 'newer' block, which was lovely and roomy but with less natural light. A very nice location if you're staying in or going out while in town.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2011

Your review of our hotel is much appreciated, thank you.

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Reviewed 27 March 2011

We stayed for one nght and had a fantastic sea view, an enormous bed, in an enormous bedroom - I think possibly the biggest hotel room I have ever stayed in. The bed was very comfortable and the room was spotless. We found the staff to be very helpful, particularly James who was fantastic when I rang prior to my visit as I had made a mistake doing the booking online. It is an old hotel so don't expect slick modern decor, but I prefer the character of this to a boring concrete box which coud be anywhere! Fantastic high ceilings and huge sash windows. Breakfast was great too - I would definitely visit again.

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2011

Your comments have been passed to James in reception, and your review to the Team,
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a relaxing meal out.

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Reviewed 28 February 2011

I stayed at this hotel for a night in February this year with my partner, and was extremely impressed with everything, the room was immaculate with beautiful views of the sea from our window, the room was very spacious and had plenty off tea and coffee facility's. the bed was extremely comfortable and we had plenty of extra blankets if we needed them and there was plenty of hot water for a bath, the toiletry's left by the maid were a bit limited but it wasn't a big issue .
The staff were very friendly and approachable down stairs and in the bar area, the food however was very over priced which was a bit of a nuisance as there are not many restaurants down the south side.
But all in all, we had a lovely stay and will definatly be planning another visit in the near future, big thumbs up from us :)

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Reviewed 25 February 2011

This Best Western was exactly as I expected - the staff were friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were standard buffet fayre (with lovely smoked haddock & scrambled eggs on request), the rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. Its drawbacks were also as I expected - old windows running with condensation, scruffy bathroom in need of an update, too much heating in the breakfast room and the general need for a complete re-decorate. But the location was just lovely and I would definitely return if I was in the area again (if only for the much-appreciated free wifi!).

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Address: St. Helen's Parade, Portsmouth PO4 ORN, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#5 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#9 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range: £60 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Royal Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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