We stayed at the hotel for my sons graduation . Excellent position , in the heart of Gunwharf with restaurants/bars/shops literally outside the door , easy walking distance to the University and all the navy related exhibits .
However its expensive for what you get , parking is included for 1 day then its £2 per day after , BUT its in the adjacent underground car park so make sure you unload the luggage before parking .
Reception is not on the ground floor but its pleasant enough . Rooms were bright and furnished with a large TV , bathroom with shower only , no shampoo and only 1 large towel .
The bed was a disaster , the mattress was like a trampoline and sagged in the middle , probably the most disturbed nights sleep I have had in a long time , my wife considered using the sofa bed to sleep but merely sat on it some of the night because her back hurt .
Staff were pleasant and hotel clean and tidy , breakfast was included , hot food was beans , sausages and soggy scrambled eggs but cereals , toast etc available .
We had a room overlooking the entrance to Gunwharf and whilst not a brilliant view it was quiet.Considering the cost of £130.00 per room the hotel was probably poor value for money but it was in the best location and because of the university gradution other hotels were fully booked .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth hotel is located within Gunwharf Quays which is a vibrant waterfront development offering a number of attractions, including over 95 designer clothing outlets,over 25 restaurants & bars, a cinema, ten pin bowling, casino and comedy club. The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Hotel is ideally located for business or leisure breaks. It comprises 130 en-suite bedrooms and 2 modern meeting rooms, all with comfort cooling, natural daylight and free wifi throughout the hotel. The Great room and lounge area situated on the first floor offers drinks and relaxation in the evening, as well as a free continental breakfast with hot favourites which include scrambled egg, sausages & baked beans in the morning. Undercover secure parking is available in the award winning main Gunwharf Quays car park, all Hotel guests receive discounted rates for car parking in the main Gunwharf Quays car park, first twenty four hours or first exit is free of charge and then second 24 hours or exit and thereafter are charged at £2. Access to trains, buses and ferries are all within walking distance. Southampton International Airport is 22 miles away. Convenient access to all of Portsmouth's many attractions, including the Spinnaker Tower, The Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Old Town with its cobbled streets and the waterfront, filled with traditional pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. PLEASE NOTE: THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - PORTSMOUTH GUNWHARF QUAYS HAS DEDICATED DISABLED CAR SPACES OUTSIDE THE HOTEL ENTRANCE, WITH A DROP OFF/PICK UP FACILITY BY THE FRONT DOOR. THERE IS APPROX A 3 MINUTE WALK FROM THE UNDERGROUND CAR PARK TO HOTEL ... more less
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