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HISTORIC VULCAN BUILDING HOUSING THE APARTMENT
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HISTORIC VULCAN BUILDING HOUSING THE APARTMENT
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HARBOUR FRONT 50 METRES FROM APARTMENT
DINING ROOM
APARTMENT ENTRANCE IS UNDER THE ARCH
SPINNAKER TOWER 80 METRES AWAY
SEAFRONT AT SOUTHSEA 5 MINUTES WALK AWAY
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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C C
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Planning my next trip back...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I stayed in this apartment for a week and it was such a fantastic experience. The apartment was immaculate and had a very warm and cosy feeling to it. If possible, it was even better than the photos, which are fairly impressive. The owners were very friendly and easy to deal with and made me feel very welcome and comfortable upon arrival. The kitchen is one of the most well equipped I have stayed in, and it really did feel like a home away from home. I can't wait to go back to Portsmouth and when I do, I have no doubt where I will be staying.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Management Response
1 Oct 2014
It was a pleasure meeting you and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on your experience at our apartment. Any reviews we receive are always unexpected as it is not our policy to ask for them but it is heartening to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay. Needless to stay it would be great to see you again if you return to the area.
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I0na13
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow! Better than home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in September 2013
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This is the first of my 3 stays at the Vulcan. I returned in May and June 2014, staying in each of the 3 properties owned by this professional couple.
I will return again - the location is excellent - ferries to the continent, Isle of Wight within walking distance. The historical dockyards a short walk. The building itself is listed heritage and reno'd to a very high standard. The owners are particular with cleanliness and stock the flat with high quality kitchenware, linens etc.
What a find!

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Liked best: professional owners, advertised what you got, beautiful condition
Liked least: that I can't live there permanently! :)
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Oct 2014
Wow what a lovely review. Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review and and we look forward to your return in the not too distant future.
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Spans03
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent location and apartment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Just returned from a week at this apartment. The owners were extremely helpful, the apartment was spotlessly clean. It was a perfect location with shops, restaurants and beaches nearby. A wonderful base for a holiday in Portsmouth.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Location and quality of accommodation
Liked least: Having to leave !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Both the historical interest of the property and its convenient position
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our apartment in Portsmouth and especially that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the building especially considering its location minutes from all the area has to offer.

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
katdog_13
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Comfortable, clean and very convenient.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Right in the dock area where all the life is -- this was a fantastic place to stay. Restaurants and shops a two minute walk away, Tesco express included, so lots of choice in a waterside setting. Only downside to the apartment is anyone in the top bedroom can here everything being said in the bedroom below so there is no privacy. Probably best suited to a couple only -- but a lovely, comfortable place to stay. Very modern and well maintained by its very friendly and efficient owners this was a winner with us.

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Liked best: The cleanliness and good facility, position
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2013
Thanks very much for your kind review and it was lovely to meet you all.

We appreciate your comments regarding the bedrooms, which we have never received before, but will explore all avenues to see if any remedial action needs to be taken.

Thanks again for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review.
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BA777300E...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Overall Great Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

Had a Great time staying at Gunwharf over New Year. Apartment was well Maintained.
Only Gripes we had was Half a Toilet Roll in the single Bathroom and one Trash bag making in an essential thing to have to go out and buy on arrival. The Owners are the nicest people and are readily available if you need them,. We did not. Only thing we would change is the Electricity Monitoring. I would rather pay more upfront rather than having to watch the metre incase you go over a Pre determined usage and have to pay extra. Thats just me though. Already looking at going back later this year. I know there are Mutliple Rentals In Gunwharf, however I think it hard to beat these owners.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The Property, the Owners
Liked least: Electricity Monitoring
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
14 Jan 2013
Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review, which we appreciate greatly and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
In answer to your observations our apartments are self catering and we certainly provide everything most guests require on arrival. There is always a full toilet roll left in each apartment and if you recall on arrival one of your group went to the toilet straight away. However, if this has been an oversight on our part we apologise and would have gladly provided more if requested. As far as the trash bag is concerned we always leave a liner in the bin and tend to find this is sufficient for our guests for their stay. Once again we would have gladly provided extra if required or requested and certainly take on board your points.

We have an allowance on the electricity useage to raise peoples awareness of leaving heating on with windows open, which has occurred in the past. In 7 years of offering our apartments we have only had 4 occasions when guests have exceeded the allowance we provide and then only by a few pounds which we have ignored in all but one of the cases.

Finally, we very much appreciate your recommendation regarding staying at our apartments and thank you for confirming that you are looking forward to visiting us again this year. This is something we pride ourselves upon as a large number of our guests are repeat visitors.
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