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“Dirty and unorganised”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Ferry House Lodge

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Ferry House Lodge
Ranked #12 of 34 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Dirty and unorganised”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I have to say how disappointed I was when I stayed at the Ferry house Lodge recently. The carpet in the room looked like it hadn't been hoovered for quite a while! The bin had no liner - tea bags had to be put straight into it. No teaspoons, sugar or milk! The only good thing was that there were mugs instead of the small cup and saucer that all B&B's seem to provide these days.

Breakfast seemed a bit unorganised - one bowl left when I went for cereal and used the last of the milk. At least four people came down after me before the milk and bowls were replenished. Orange juice was not replenished until I was nearly ready to leave.

I was on the top floor with two 'neighbours' who insisted on slamming their doors. This is not Ferry Lodge's fault but why does everyone feel it necessary to make as much noise as they can as early as they can!

It is also not quiet - six lanes of traffic right next door. I didn't mind this but thought it should be mentioned.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Sheffield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is just a good place to rest your head and have some breakfast. The location isn't the best for something to eat at night but that's what taxi's are for. If you are travelling by car there was a decent car park.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Me and my partner stayed in the room next door to my mother and father everything was very good about staying here especially the service only thing I was disappointed in was the noise of the upstairs rooms as we was on the ground floor. Also we stayed for two nights so I expected fresh sheets on my bed..Bin emptied and fresh tea/coffee and biscuits etc...but nothing was stocked up. Also no new shampoo and shower gels just the ones we already had placed on the bed again. But apart from that overall a very comftable stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Port Richey, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Ferry House Lodge is a surprise. Like a hidden treasure. Located across from the cross channel ferry port, on a very busy roadway, it is accessible to the city attractions and easy exit and only a 90 minute drive to Gatwick Airport. The building is mid 1800's and has an interesting history. The interior is clean, spacious and modern with lobby decor connecting to its historic roots with a few antique furnishings and old paintings. The rooms are modern, comfortable bedding and huge bathroom. The staff couldn't be more friendly, helpful and pleasant. Breakfast tasty and filling. The only down side was our room as in the front of the building and facing the oncoming traffic, constant sounds of traffic could be sleep disruptive.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Well located for city centre bus stops - a short walk from town / shops and only a few yards from Dickens' house (and opposite ferry port for those who need it). Very pleasant ambience in the public areas, rooms very clean and tidy with toiletries, kettle / drinks etc in rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent full breakfast included. Rate for B&B compares well with other options in the city. In front rooms traffic a little noisy but not too annoying. A faulty shaver point in 1 room.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Lincs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

One night stay before catching the ferry, the terminal for which is across the road. Didn't have time for breakfast as the ferry meant an early start. Would have given five stars if an alternative was offered (such as a take-away breakfast like a yoghurt, fruit and cereal bar, or similar). I stayed in a premium room which at £70 (£75 with breakfast) was good value for money. The room was spotless, well appointed and the bathroom was excellent, with a huge walk in shower. Very friendly welcome and check out. This b&b definitely punches above its weight.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Subiaco, Australia
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Like most when I first saw the Ferry House I wondered what I had done but once through the door could not have wished for more. The two ladies went out of their way to make me as comfortable as possible and even arranged taxis and a hair dressing appointment for me. The room was very comfortable and spacious and it's closeness to the town and the Ferry ports very convenient. I have nothing but praise for both the management and the facility.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Ferry House Lodge
Address: 472 Mile End Road, Portsmouth PO2 7BX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located opposite the international ferry port, our 12 bedroom B&B boasts all en-suite rooms, free parking and Wi-Fi and a delicious cooked or continental breakfast. Newly refurbished to a very high standard. ... more   less 
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