Booked a nights stay for my wife's birthday and didn't fancy a normal hotel chain.
Location is brilliant and parking not a problem as the owner provides a free permit.
We were given the middle floor room at the front, with some sea views. But the bed seemed old and soft with worn out bedding. Although the sheets had clearly been laundered they didn't fresh and new feeling like in many hotels. The carpet was in need of hoovering with much dust and fluff around the edges.
The very small bathroom had a pathetic dribble of a shower with lots of mould behind the door that is only evident once you are in the shower and close the door, perhaps why the cleaner has missed it.
However, we sneaked a look at the top floor room before the other guests arrived and it was completely different. It was bigger, and had MUCH better views, looked modern, bright, and quite pleasant. I would give this place one more try if I was guaranteed the top floor with its own balcony.
All rooms must suffer from noise from boats which pass with almost monotonous regularity during the night, just feet from the building. Impressive when you first see a big ferry tower over you as it sails but tedious when they rumble past at 4am!
- Also Known As:
- Sailmakers Loft Hotel Portsmouth