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“Traditional Hotel, Traditional Values”

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Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
Ranked #11 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
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66 reviews
62 hotel reviews
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“Traditional Hotel, Traditional Values”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

My wife and I spent a night here for the weekend. I must admit that having read the reviews on Trip Advisor it wasn't our first choice, but we left it too late to book a few of our preferred options.

On the whole however we were more than happy with our choice. The hotel is traditional in appearance and located right on the seafront (although we didn't get a seaview ourselves).

Reception was both efficient and friendly and were happy to allow us to leave our luggage there on a couple of occasions as well as ordering a couple of taxis for us.

The room was lovely and large. It was a twin room (I think that we had asked for a double), although being English we didn't ask to see if it was possible to change and we were happy with our lot.

The buffet breakfast (about £12 extra for both of us) was excellent and one of the best that I have had.

Overall a nice stay and well worth the money.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and I am pleased you had an enjoyable visit with us, I will pass on your comments re breakfast to all concerned, regards Chris Gilmore GM
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Had an overnight stay at the hotel, evening meal and breakfast were good. Comfortable ,spacious bedroom with on suite, pleasant sea view. Staff were very polite and attentive, overall an enjoyable visit. Car parking could be improved, especially for older people, we had to park some distance from the Hotel and walk in the rain =(( Would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you for your review of the Hotel and I am pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Car parking is limited at the Hotel but as you found off street parking is available and not to far away, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Very friendly staff and lovely rooms with sea views. Good food with excellent choice at breakfast and diner. Does need some repair to windows which do not seal correctly. Would recommend this hotel. I have to puy 200 characters but cannot think of more to say so I hope I have put enough now.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you for your comments and I will pass them on to all concerned, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Great location, excellent family room, fantastic breakfast, parking available on a first come basis but street parking also available. A bit old fashined but this is the style of the hotel. There was some noise from the Saturday evening entertainment but it did not cause too much disturbance. Overall would recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you for your comments and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, my apologies for the slight noise nuisance, we hope you visit us again, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Really enjoyed staying here.Good location on the seafront.The hotel is well decorated and maintained and can boast a really brilliant and friendly staff.This applies from housekeeper to bar and reception.Every single member of staff we had contact with was friendly and helpful as well as efficient.This must say something abouth the upper management of the hotel.
Only one criticism is that the pillows in the rooms have to be the worst I have experienced in hotels.Nothing to do with cleanliness but they were all flat and dead.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you for your review and the compliments to our team, I have discussed the pillow comments with our housekeeper and will make sure this is addressed, many thanks
Chris Gilmore GM
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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed just one night in this lovely heritage hotel, but it was not long enough! It has been sympathetically restored keeping its Victorian splendour. Right on the seafront opposite Southsea pier, couldn't be a better location. Our room had a fabulous view over the promenade and the most comfortable bed ever ! The staff were polite and helpful - especially a very cheerful young waiter at dinner! The dinner menu had a good range of a la carte or more informal dishes and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast similarly well presented. All in all I would recommend anyone to spend a night (and more!) at this well run establishment. We will be returning.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thank you MrsRich_22 for a very nice review, I will copy this out to all the team and hope we are able to accommodate you again in the future, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

My company organised our Christmas party on 21 December at the Royal Beach and 66 of us had a brilliant time and we would definitely return to another of their events.

Due to terrible weather, we weren't able to use the Coast Bar as expected but this was handled brilliantly and we were moved to a lower floor function room which was very modern and nicely dressed for Christmas.

The bar staff handled our big group well and the Hog Roast was excellent and enjoyed by all and the pork crackling and desserts in particular were wonderful! We all enjoyed the disco and had a good boogie. A few staff stayed over and they were happy with their stay.

Thanks Royal Beach for your hard work, a great time was had by all.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
I am pleased you enjoyed the Victory suite as an alternative to the Coast bar for your Christmas party fortunately for all we had an alternative following the seafront flooding, thank you for a great review and hopefully see you all again next year if not sooner, best wishes
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Property: Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
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
#7 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#9 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
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Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Royal Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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