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Keppels Head

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Somewhat concerned by some of the previous reviews, I did wonder what we would find when we stayed for a few nights. I left wondering why there has been so many dreadful reviews. It's true that the hotel needs a major infusion of cash to bring it up to modern standards but not at the expense of it's history. If...

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel in good location. Staff friendly breakfast good. Room disgusting need a complete makeover. Carpet stained no shower Toilet dirty on arrival plug on heater burnt dangerous. No wi fi in room. Over priced. Won't return or recommend.

2Thank Helen T
Lake Wales, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel a year back with my mum and dad. First impressions, I absolutely loved it. The whole style of the place was fabulas and different, it's nice to have something different from all these 'modern' places. I must say the gentleman at the reception creeped me out but it made me love it even more. The...

Thank 827schmidty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was slightly concerned about our visit due to some of the reviews on trip advisor. However we had a brilliant visit. Yes the Hotel is tired and in need of decoration however it's location could not be improved on. The free parking was a bonus too. You are 5 mins from either the historic dockyard or Gun Wharf with all...

1Thank Heatherphil
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything that others say about this hotel is true, it is like walking into an old museum, odd strips of wallpaper everywhere carpets of differing quality here and there, at least the bed was clean. It is a shame because with parking on site, our room looked out at the"spinnaker tower" and across the river, and a short walk in...

Thank brian t
Brigg, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Filthy stained carpets and walls, mound on the windows, dirt all around the place, disgusting bathroom, wallpaper peeling off the walls. No one seemed to care. It felt like a homeless shelter. The bed was full of springs sticking out. The whole place smelt damp

Thank Anton1867
Brackley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Read all the reviews and given that quite a few guests return to the hotel went to it with an open mind and hoped for a 'quirky' experience in an historic building opposite the dockyard.Oh my goodness - the curtains were torn, the carpets mismatched and threadbare, the toilet was loose from the wall.....the only saving grace was that the...

1Thank Janeea6
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Dirty, smelly, really old bed with visible springs and flat pillows- paid bill because genuinely felt for staff working there. Owners should be ashamed, decor is like a condemned nursing home with filthy furnishings, dirty bathroom and a strong odour of shake and vac, febreeze to disguise a terribly musty smell. Just awful.

Thank 698anon
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We booked this hotel entirely on location and it works great for that, being 200 yards from both the Historic Dockyard and the shopping and restaurants at the quays, and it has free parking and views to the dockyard. It should be really thriving, given these advantages, but the dowdy and dated decor is a real turn off and there...

1Thank TendringGran
Reviewed 12 March 2017

filthy, threadbare carpets, peeing wallpaper in corridors and dampness. Carpets and curtains in bedrooms very very dirty. would recommend to anybody. needs to be closed as not fit for purpose. Didnt eat there as didnt want to get food posoning

1Thank Julie C

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Keppel's Head Hotel (Est 1779) is situated in "The Hard" in Portsmouth. The Hard is a historical area with many connections to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is only a short stroll from the hotel. Gunwharf Quays is also nearby, which thrives with many shops, restaurants, clubs and pubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Keppels Head

Address: 24-26 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3DT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: €74 - €93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Keppels Head 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Best views”
827schmidty, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a room on the front- very large and great views”
Heatherphil, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“dont go there”
960JulieC, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Would recommend second floor”
155lynnt, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second or third floor for views or if not good on stairs 1st floor”
bride2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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