We always stay at the Queen's when we come to visit my family in Portsmouth. The staff are always very friendly and go out of their way to help you. Nothing is too much trouble
This weekend we ate in the smaller restaurant Libby's, it is a well decorated, cosy space. The food was delicious I had the amazing Hanger Steak and the triple cooked chips are to die for! All served with a modern twist.
I keep saying we are going to have the Traditional Afternoon Tea one day...it looks amazing.
Our bedroom as always was spotlessly clean and it is always worth upgrading for the amazing sea view. Breakfast is great, plenty of it and again the staff are faultless.
This is my first review on Trip Advisor as a friend told me that some of the reviews on here had put her off booking. Yes, the building is old and a little tired in some places but work is in progress at correcting this. Look past this and you will see a grand old building that would not look out of place in a set from Downton or Mr Selfridge.
I would rather stay in a hotel that I know I am going to be well looked after than a sterile modern hotel with robot staff that don't smile.
- 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