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“Murder Mystery”
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Langstone Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hayling Island
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We went to the Langstone Hotel for a Murder Mystery evening. The evening was enjoyable, although the acting was a bit on the hammy side, but this just added to the fun, and look out for the surprise at the end of the evening. The murder mystery went on for about 4 hours which we think could have been shorten a bit, there were several gaps where nothing much was happening. Everyone was served with a set three course meal which was very nice, very tasty and surprisingly filling for what initially looked like small portions. Our room was clean and comfortable with all the usual amenities. Our only moan about the room was the shower. It was a great shower with jets of water coming at you in all directions, but it left the whole of the bathroom floor soaked, you have to wade across it to get out.
Breakfast was the usual buffet style, plenty of it and a good selection. We ate ours at a window table looking out towards the bridge onto the island.
Most of the staff were very young, but they were all very helpful, polite and friendly. Earlier in the day when we first got to Hayling Island, we went into town. There we found everyone we came across in the shops and cafés were also very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend, 1 the hotel, and 2 the Murder Mystery evening. We met some very nice people.

Room Tip: There are no lifts, except for wheelchairs, and long corridors so try and choose a ground floor room...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank nevandjane
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

One night stay over with dinner and murder mystery event. Hotel was fine. Nice location. Meal was very nice. Rooms ok. Didn't use the leisure facilities but they looked fine. Bar prices are high though. Murder mystery was entertaining and fun.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank BazJax
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Stayed overnight on a Travelzoo deal and payed extra for the luxury room.
On arrival the receptionist was very welcoming, our room on the first floor over looked the harbour and bridge over to the island the room was very clean. the evening meal was most enjoyable and staff very pleasant,and the breakfast very nice.
It would have been nice to have 2 bottles of water in room but otherwise a very enjoyable stay and would certainly go back.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We spent a night here through a deal with Travelzoo. It was excellent value for money. We found the staff really helpful and even though we arrived midday we were able to book in. After spending the afternoon walking around the Island we found the Spa facilities very refreshing. The facilities and standard were excellent
The meal in the evening was also excellent and the staff very attentive throuhout.
The only gripes is the inability of the hotel to clear the trays in the corridors as noted by other reviewers.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I took my Mum there as a treat for Mother's Day afternoon tea. We went to the main reception area to ask where the restaurant was, the girl behind the reception desk was chatting to what appeared to be a group of her friends. We were ignored by another receptionist who started dealing with a couple standing behind us, then when I tried to speak to what I assumed was a manager he just walked off. We appeared to be invisible. A man was sitting on the sofa watching our failed attempts and laughing, so in the end we gave up and went to look for the restaurant ourselves.
The afternoon tea was nice and the restaurant staff were much more welcoming, but most of the room was filled with groups of 20+ sat at long tables, so it was quite a noisy, hot and not exactly relaxing.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Ellamain
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Stayed overnight at this hotel for a "Murder Mystery". Really enjoyed our overnight stay at this hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good. Had a "Hot Stones" massage which very relaxing. Used the Spa facilities, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and pool which were excellent. Very good value through "Groupon".

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1  Thank Margaret K
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

The murder mystery was fun, and very ham-tastic. There was enough to keep the interest, but was slightly drawn out at nearly four hours. It does necessitate a lot of interaction with other guests, sitting on large tables, so not for the introverted. Disappointingly, there was no choice for dinner: everyone ate the same thing. The food quality was only fair; unsurprising given around 100 people were present.

Breakfast the next morning was pleasant but service could be better. Overall, the hotel seems largely staffed by a young, college attending staff, who are friendly enough, but not trained or supervised to 4* standards.

Rooms are well appointed: soft but comfy beds; good showers, but which flood the bathroom.

The spa facilities are pleasant, but the hot tub was over-chlorinated and stung the eyes, and screaming children were in attendance.

Overall, great value if you don't overpay.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Additional Information about Langstone Hotel

Address: Northney Road | Portsmouth, PO11 0NQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Hayling Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hayling Island
Price Range: £51 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Langstone Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether on Business or Pleasure, the Langstone hotel will look after all of your requirements. The hotel is ideally situated on Hayling Island on the south coast offering breath taking views of the estuary, with Portsmouth and Southampton only a few minutes by car. The hotel has just completed a 2.5 Million pound refurbishment and can cater for up to 170 banquets and state of the art conference & meeting facilities for up to 200 business guests. Our 2 AA rosette awarded Brasserie Restaurant which has views over the sea is ideal for entertaining friends and relatives or just enjoying a relaxing meal. Leisure guests will also enjoy the facilities of the hotel including a Lounge which serves all day light meals, coffee and cocktails. Our hidden court yard is ideal for enjoying lunch or dinner or just to unwind and relax while we take care of all of your needs. We offer a state of the art Health and fitness centre with a Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi and beauty centre. ... more   less 
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Hotel Langstone
Langstone Hotel Hayling Island, Hampshire

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