Shame that the lift was out of action (it had been for 3 weeks, we were told) but some consolation that we were on the first floor. The other members of our family were on the third floor, but were young & fit !!
Our room (no 125) had all the necessary items in the bathroom for having a shower. Shower caps, shower gels even a notice on the wall to ask politely to always use the shower curtain.........pity the room didn't have a shower !!!!!
Breakfasts were buffet style and acceptable.
Special mention for Irene on reception, who was charming & most helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The original Queen's hotel was known as Southsea House and was built by the architect Augustus Livesay, in 1861. It was then a large private house owned by Sir John and Lady Morris and was later transformed into one of the first hotels in Southsea by William Kemp Junior, this is when it became known as the Queen's Hotel. In the late 18th century the Queen's Hotel had a yacht club that stood behind it called the Royal Albert and was also surrounded by woods, which were then called Stone Woods.On December 8th 1891 in the early hours of the Sunday morning a disastrous and fatal fire occurred. Aided by strong winds it raged until the whole of the premises had been completely gutted. The Hotel was rebuilt in 1903 by the architect T.W.Cutler into the splendid building that stands today, complete with its Edwardian baroque style in brown terracotta. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queens Hotel Portsmouth