Stayed at the queens hotel for a short break of two nights. We stayed in a deluxe room and would highly recommend this. We had a balcony and view on the solent which my husband really enjoyed as he could watch ships coming and going into Portsmouth. The room itself was large and decorated to a good standard with both shower and bath. The hotels entrance area had comfy chairs where you could sit and read the paper and like the rest of the hotel was edwardian in style. There was a small bar where you could spend a quiet evening or just have pre dinner drinks. The restaurant could do with some decorating and tender loving care as the furniture is a little worn however the food makes up for this. There is a summer menu at present and the food is beautifully presented, well priced between £8 - £15 for a main course and tastes great. However the menu is limited and if you were staying longer then you might want to look at eating out. The breakfast is fantastic. Buffet style there is everything you could want from continental breakfast to fully cooked. The staff are all pleasant, professional and eager to please even to explaining the history of the hotel. This is a well placed hotel for anyone wanting to visit southsea and portsmouth and we will be returning in the future.
- 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