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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room was lovely, large and clean. Complimentary kitkat chunky and bottle of water was a nice touch. Carpark is awkward with columns galore. Watched 2 people catch their cars trying to reverse. Slept well, beds comfy. Was a little too expensive for what it was

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Thank Amy S
HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear Amy S, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with Holiday Inn Portsmouth. Thank you for your kind feedback regarding our newly refurbished bedrooms. We do have a very small carpark at the hotel which is why we offer complmentary parking permits from our reception desk for out on the main road and the parking area... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been staying in Portsmouth quite a bit on business recently and I'll start by saying I think hotel prices in the area are generally pretty high but by local standards this hotel is on a par with others and for the small premium you pay over the Holiday Inn Express as Gunwharf Quays it's fairly good value. First impressions;... More 

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Thank David R
HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear David R, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with Holiday Inn Portsmouth. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all of your positive feedback. I will pass on all your kind comments and customer service is of utmost importance to us so to hear that the staff were... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a Saturday night at this hotel as part of a group of around 40 people. We were pre-booked so arrival should have been a simple process. Sadly the gentleman receptionist, who was well warned of our arrival, seemed unwilling to let guests check in individually - albeit ravelling separately, and despite the head of housekeeping confirming that all... More 

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Thank MalcolmBalto
HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear MalcolmBalto, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with Holiday Inn Portsmouth. I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your check in experience. I am not sure what has happened here but I will pass on your comments to the Front Desk Manager. I will pass on your feedback to the Head... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in a family and double room for 3 nights over October half term to explore Portsmouth. Hotel is only 15-20 min walk from main attractions & Gunwharf quay shops. Hotel itself is friendly, rooms are clean and breakfast/evening meals hot and plentiful. The pool area and changing rooms yes are a little tired and smelt however, you... More 

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Thank Alex P
HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear Alex P, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with Holiday Inn Portsmouth. I am delighted to hear that you have had an enjoyable half term break with us. Thank you for your positive comments with regards to the location and quality of the food. I will pass on your feedback to the Leisure Club Manager... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No family changing area for children, Management advice you that any child over 8yrs, needs to change on there own in the correct changing room. Not all children feel at ease with changing with adults they do not know. Some of the older members are very rude and unreasonable when children are using the changing rooms or even in the... More 

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Thank Purdy L
HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear Purdy L, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with the Holiday Inn Portsmouth. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to the Spirit Health Club, please accept my apologies. I have taken your feedback on board and will pass it on to the Health Club Manager. I am pleased... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The rooms are a little tired for a Holiday Inn but comfortable enough. The bathroom fan was filthy so more care with maintenance required! Breakfast is good and the staff are friendly and helpful. My only gripe is the lousy WiFi. The free service is okay to check emails (0.5Mb) etc. but I had to upgrade the service (1.5Mb) to... More 

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HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear Rodders_685, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with Holiday Inn Portsmouth. Please accept my apologies on behalf of the hotel for the bathroom fan being dirty I will pass your comments on to our Head Housekeeper. Thank you for your positive feedback regarding breakfast and the staff being friendly and helpful. I will pass on... More 

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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I must say we were looking for somewhere to eat when we arrived in Portsmouth and never thought of eating here on a Friday night. We happened to be walking by and thought let's try this restaurant. The restaurant here was spotless. The staff were extremely professional and who ever trained these people deserves a medal. The menu to be... More 

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HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear Kevin B, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with the Holiday Inn Portsmouth. I am delighted to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with your meal and found the staff professional. We strive to be the best and give the best customer experience possible for all of our guests and visitors. I will pass on... More 

South Wales
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the HI Portsmouth for one night before an early ferry to Isle of Wight. I happen to be an IHG Platinum card holder and therefore have a lot of experience staying in IHG hotels. Check-in was ok and the room although a little "compact" was ok for the one night. I went for a meal in the... More 

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HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear theflashSouthWales , Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with Holiday Inn Portsmouth. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent staywith us, please accept my apologies. I have taken your feedback on board and will pass it on to the General Manager. I understand that somebody has already been in contact... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Just back from a 2 night stay with my husband and 2 sons aged 17 and 15. We booked 2 adjoining rooms to give us more space which were clean and the beds comfortable. The staff are really friendly, breakfast was good and the location is perfect for Gunwharf Quays, just a 15 minute stroll along the seafront. Used the... More 

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HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear mcgowacjjo, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with Holiday Inn Portsmouth. What a lovely review! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay over such a busy period like The Great South Run. Thank you for all your positive feedback regarding bedrooms, location and facilities. It is so nice to hear that you found all... More 

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136 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the run, it was excellent. Parking on site, good restaurant and ocean view room. Easy 10-15 min walk to the shops and start of the run. Also late check out so we could shower after run. Excellent stay!!

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HR Manager H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portsmouth, responded to this review

Dear SamJoL, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with Holiday Inn Portsmouth. I am very pleased to hear that you had an excellent stay especially during a busy period like The Great South Run. It makes all of our hard work worthwhile when we here such lovely comments. I will pass on all your feedback to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located near the seafront in Portsmouth in the heart of Hampshire within easy access of the M27 MotorwayOnly a five minute walk from Old Portsmouth where you can spend a nautical day discovering the famous Historic Dockyard and ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary RoseThe leisure and shopping destination Gunwharf Quays near the Spinnaker Tower is set on the waterfront and minutes from the hotel with designer label stores, cinema, bowling alley, comedy club and numerous bars and restaurants. Port Solent is one of the south coast s most impressive marinas with shops, restaurants, bars and a cinemaThe hotel consists of 165 en-suite fully air conditioned bedrooms, Spirit Health Club, Academy Conference Centre, Restaurant, Bar and Lounge AreaThe excellent accommodation has all the comforts you would expect from a first class hotel including interactive TV's with movies and Play Station Games and high speed internet accessThe facilities include Restaurant, 24 hour Room Service, Lounge and Bar Area and complimentary use for residents of the Spirit Health Club with gym, indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. The hotel has 9 conference and training rooms and can accommodate from 2-150 delegates in the fully air-conditioned Academy Conference Centre with wireless internet access and all day tea and Starbucks coffee. Accessible & Family Rooms available. Kids Stay & Eat Free (terms and conditions apply)The hotel has limited onsite parking but can supply permits for in house guest for the ample parking surrounding hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Portsmouth

Address: Pembroke Road, Portsmouth PO1 2TA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: €99 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Portsmouth 3*
Number of rooms: 166
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“Park early to get a space, and avoid trees laden with seagulls.”
 of 5 bubbles BerkshireTravelHog, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the upper floors 429/529 amazing views!”
 of 5 bubbles S8063OQmariaa, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“upstairs,at the back away from the road. yes, very quiet there”
 of 5 bubbles 831howardb, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Park on side street less hassle ( get ticket from hotel)”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgyP421, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pick higher floors although we didn't find it a noisy location.”
 of 5 bubbles 26debz, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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