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Reviewed 19 December 2018

The Welcome:
Upon arrival in the rain it was with great relief to find, within a few yards, available street parking outside the front of the building and opposite on the other side of the road.

We were welcomed by a very friendly Gill who gave us a parking permit to place in our windscreen and also offered to help carry our hand luggage sized bag to the room.

THE ROOM
We were on the top floor after two flights of stairs and we were very happy with the room. It was very very clean, with a TV, which we didn't use and a welcome booklet which includes Wifi details.
Coffee and Tea of various kinds was also available with UHT milks, creams and a twin pack or Walkers type Luxury Gourmet biscuits /cookies.
Gill gave us a quick guide to using the facilities, handed us the room key and offered to make us a hot drink before leaving us to unpack. We've never been offered that before anywhere! She made us feel very welcome and special.
Within the room was a hair dryer, a fold-out table, a folding luggage cradle which was pulled out for us and ample space in drawers and wardrobes for clothing.

The Bed.
Large and comfy but a little too soft for me. It's not a negative, just a personal preference but it was large and I slept very very well! Perhaps it's time to get a soft bed at home!! We were both very warm and it was definitely cosy but not a hot, hot room thank goodness.
I can't remember hearing any traffic and the windows have blinds as well as heavy black out curtains so if you like a good nights sleep in pitch black you're in luck.

Breakfast
No faults here either. The breakfast was amazing and Gill had checked with us the day before what time we were likely to come down and what we'd be eating with regards to the fry-up.
I tend to be a kid in a sweet shop when it comes to breakfast and if i cant decide, I tend to eat everything I can lay may hands on. First a croissant with fresh orange juice, then a bowl of cereal, toast and then the main event; the Fry-up.
The bacon and sausage were excellent quality and not fatty in the way a traditional fried breakfast might be found in many establishments. It was amazing. This was as close to a no grease fry-up you can find.
We were offered more toast, tea and coffee and really made the most of it.
The dining area is not small and you feel like you have your own space when eating and not feeling so close to other guests as to make one feel uncomfortable. Additionally, you're also able to see the the kitchen and the cooking going on, yet, WITHOUT the saturating smells of a greasy spoon (cafe) making you feel like you might need to have another shower or change of clothes.

We had a nice conversation with Gill after breakfast, paid our tariff and vacated our room...but we'll be back.

Being so close to the best amenities like the hoverport, the Pyramid, town centre, and most importantly, the Pie and Vinyl shop AND the Belgian Waffle shop within a couple of hundred yards means The Pier will now be our primary go to place when we head to Portsmouth in future.

Thanks for a great stay Gill

Room tip: Top floor very quiet
Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Clinton_S_Squared
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

Stayed one night with my daughter. Good location and price. The room was comfortable, with everything you could need provided. Very clean, fresh and bright. Lovely welcome, great breakfast. We didn't hear anyone or anything all night long even though the house was fully booked. Great place to stay.

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Brightontact
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Room was pleasantly decorated and clean, breakfast was plentiful, hot and of good quality. Location is just off the Southsea beach area but only a short walk to most places in the historic and retail parts of Portsmouth.

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank fpl
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Great location, very clean, staff are super friendly, well priced, free parking, which in a City is a major bonus, and real English breakfast. I would Recommend this place 100%.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank RetroRockets
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I stayed here on a business stopover and really enjoyed my brief time here. Everything was perfect and Gill is an excellent hose. Would stay again certainly.
The room was cosy and clean and the breakfast was excellent. Really can not fault it.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank Paul_M551696
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