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Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Well what can i say. Booked here as close to Gunwharf and my family i was visiting. The hotel is hardly recognisable from outside i only noticed it as my coach stopped right outside the door. Now other signage to show it was the hotel or any hotel for that matter. The lobby looks nice when you enter but as...

Thank KMedhurst
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For location of shopping at the quays this is great. However I do not think our room had been decorated in over 100 years! The wallpaper was all hanging off, the nets were filthy, the bathroom unit was falling apart, the duvet cover was ripped, hot water out of both hot and cold taps, I could go on with the...

2Thank Linzi C
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights and it was so refreshing to stay at a hotel that is not bland and boring like the commercial ones, it is full of character with large rooms and high ceilings, our room overlooked the harbour with views of HMS Warrier, big winged chairs positioned looking out, you did feel rather grand, our room on second...

Thank bride2016
Coimbra, Portugal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions. For us it is convenient for the ferries when travelling abroad, next to bars,shops and the historic naval dockyard. The hotel has seen better days and could do with refurbishment but then it will loose its character. Large rooms, warm, and comfortable beds and a freshly cooked breakfast in the very stately dining...

Thank Richard B
Sunbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place,still has the original decoration from the past,yes the rooms have torn wallpaper etc,but it is clean,if you are used to more expensive hotels then this might not be for you. The lift is great,breakfast good and staff great and the owner will serve you and chat great man with a lot of history of Portsmouth If you want...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this hotel for its great location and we weren't disappointed!! It's a few mins from the Gunwarf Keys and only a few mins from the Historic Dockyard and all the tourist attractions! The hotel has lots of character. We had a large room, with a lovely bay window and 2 comfy chairs that overlooked the Harbour. Great for...

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Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third stay at Keppels and honestly I haven 't got shares in the place. Our room was large and welcoming as usual, the bed was clean and comfortable. The lift is totally horrendous but is fitting with the delightful, shabby and characterful nature of the place. I suppose you could usefully spend a couple of hundred thousand...

Thank Theresa C
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is quite shabby and needs a complete refurb but the rooms are large. No shower, just a bath in my room and plenty of hot water. Loose creaky floorboards. Would stay again for the reasons given below. No hesitation recommending it but dont expect anything too grand. Lovely staff. Comfy bed. Free Parking. Excellent location. Hot tasty breakfast....

1Thank Michael N
Saulkrasti, Latvia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Bright sample of eclipse of British Empire. From very 1st step inside there is feeling that one has returned to 50ties of XX century, even a bit of naftaline parfume is present. Yes it's not the first freshness, last furnishing perhaps from 80ies or even more early- but! Bed was comfortable Lux A+++/five stars level.The view from from window (...

1Thank egons67
Sandown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The entrance was OK. The bedroom itself was reasonable and the bed comfortable. I wouldn't think that any decorating had been done this centuary. Paint was chipped and scuffed. Wallpaper was peeling. The bathroom was dingy, dusty and generally unpleasant, as for the shower, I dare not go in it as I was afraid what I might catch, there was...

1Thank John H

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: €73 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Keppels Head 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Second or third floor for views or if not good on stairs 1st floor”
 of 5 bubbles bride2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the front certainly have noise from the nearby rail station”
 of 5 bubbles K7316TVjohnh, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We have had a room on the front with both of our visits”
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 of 5 bubbles GrahamS104, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Front has views over the harbour water front, the rear is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles lesn979, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you request having a view over the water they actually do pay attention to your request and where possible implement it.”
 of 5 bubbles jackieo796, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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