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“Tired and Dates”
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Queen's Hotel
Ranked #25 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Crewe, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Tired and Dates”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The building itself is beautiful and the rooms are large with lovely views over the common and the sea.

Unfortunately however the hotel has seen better days and is in need of a complete refurbishment (it looks like some work has been done in the ground floor bar area).

Our bathroom was dated with a broken towel rail and no shower. The bedroom, as previously mentioned, was large but the heating was either not working or not switched on. An electric heater had been provided but it was not adequate given the size of the room. The furniture was dated and tired and the handle fell off the wardrobe. Not that we particularly watch TV when we are away but even if we wanted to we couldn't as it didn't work!!

We managed to get a slightly cheaper room rate but at £90 I think this is expensive given the quality of the accomodation. The room rate did not include breakfast which actually worked in our favour as we found a fabulous little Irish bar nearby that did the best breakfast we have ever had!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Huge room with 4-poster bed was superb. This hotel has great character, amazing views from most of the rooms and it's location is excellent. In terms of decor, it's obviously seen better days, but there is extensive refurbishment taking place and the staff are great. Quality cooked breakfast is good value, especially if pre-booked.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Thoughout this hotel other than the storm damage it has had rough treatment or inconsiderate work, wires just bundled and tacked too ceiling. Pipework just ugly positions and no attempt to disguise amy of it. Bathroom horrible macerator with pipework laid on tiles. This isn't a 4* and would be down to a 2* for us. Stayed for a friends wedding and little things constantly niggled, like the windows were filthy inside and out.
Breakfast buffet really nice staff & service let down by lack of hot plates, bacon luke warm fried eggs cold etc
Could be really nice but for us too rough around the edges for the competition better available

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Queens again recently and had a wonderful stay.
We booked in for Sunday lunch with friends and wow, it was excellent. The service, atmosphere, food. It was extremely busy but so calm and relaxed, very well executed, seemed effortless. The staff were wonderful and makes a refreshing change to see people smiling doing their work!!!!!! We again had the pleasure of Melanie's service, genuinely caring. Makes one feel so at ease.
Fantastic experience and will be returning, not soon enough! !!!! Thank you.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Had a Fantastic birthday lunch for 40,.Melanie & her staff really looked after us and nothing was too much for them. Food was very nice & extremely good value, will definitely go back. Suggest to book early as very popular.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Ate Sunday lunch here as part of a group of 39 people. There is a nice bar to have a drink in before lunch, live music played at just the right volume.
Carvery was excellent, the meat was well cooked and a good selection of vegetables. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we will definately return as a family.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed for 1 night on a Saturday in October. We arrived, checked in and were given a room towards the back of the hotel, the rooms are very very spacious, very comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful and a lot of choice. Right on the seafront, we walked into Portsmouth, a nice walk.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Queen's Hotel
Address: Clarence Parade, | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Queen's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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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