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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a student at Portsmouth who stayed in the former Woodville Hotel, now part of the Mercer collection which includes the Somerset House Hotel, I booked with a little trepidation expecting it to be a bit of a dive. I needn't have worried, the place has been wonderfully and tastefully furnished, it's obviously had a lot of money spent on... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this great boutique hotel on Booking.com - part of the Mercer Group and we certainly weren't disappointed! The rooms were individually decorated to a high standard, the staff friendly and welcoming and the location, in a quiet street was perfect for our needs. Delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant located just across the road and dinner could be taken... More 

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and liked the decor, pub and staff. Our breakfast menu is really popular and we are pleased you enjoyed it too! Many thanks and we hope to see you soon! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoughtful Caring Staff, were concerned I hadn't collected my keys before reception was due to close, breakfast brilliant and they accommodated my friend who was staying elsewhere, very comfortable room just right for a stay in Southsea and will take my family back again to this group of hotels - great overnight stay for me and my friends.

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us! Thank you kindly for leaving us this splendid review, see you soon. More 

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64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the Mercer chain, this hotel is very pleasant with a really comfortable environment. Check in is in another one of their buildings across the road and breakfast is also served there, the staff are really helpful and the breakfast set us up for exploring!

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It’s always nice to hear our guests enjoyed their stay and were satisfied with the services provided. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Many thanks. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this fantastic hotel for 1 night on the 19th October and will definetly be returning. From the welcome we were given at reception to our very comfortable clean room, our delicious meal in the Florence Arms, and the very tasty breakfast we cannot fault anything about our stay at all. We walked into Gunwharf which was lovely... More 

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a time to leave us such a nice review! It makes us proud to be described as “Fantastic”. Our staff were happy to have you here so contact us next time you are in the area and we will be more than happy to see you again!! Thank you very much again and take care! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Booked Somerset House after looking at all of the hotels in the Mercer Group. Specifically wanted a bath and room for a 2 year old. We had a top floor room and it was superb. Bathroom was spotless (my wife has OCD and even she couldn't find a fault!) bed was clean and comfy, the decor is also great. We... More 

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was nice meeting you and your lovely family! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel suited your needs. Many thanks and we hope to see you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Second time we've stayed at the Mercer Collection of hotels in Portsmouth, and again had a wonderful time. Beautiful room, excellent service, great location and delicious breakfast. Will definitely return.

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Thank GHallas
Reception1113, Director of Sales at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you came back for a second visit and found the hotel with nice rooms, cosy and our staff welcomed you again! Looking forward for your third visit! Take care! More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night with my boyfriend. Make sure you read the website properly (unlike us!), as you need to check in at the Florence hotel across the road, as this is where reception is. The receptionist on the day was very nice,polite,chatty and friendly. The decor in the communal areas and the rooms was fantastic. Modern funky wallpaper... More 

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Reception1113, Director of Sales at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a nice review of Somerset House Boutique Hotel. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you and your boyfriend. I'm thrilled to read all your lovely comments on the attentive staff, room décor...Please get in contact next time we can help with your accomodation, we would love to welcome you back! Take care! More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This turned out to be an unexpectedly lovely hotel in an area that at first I was very uncertain about. The place gave the impression of having only just been decorated, but that is not the case. The décor, furnishings and ambience were first rate. It is one of a number of hotels in the locality owned under the banner... More 

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Reception1113, Director of Sales at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us! Thank you kindly for leaving us this splendid review, see you soon. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the second time we have stayed here, in room 4 this time. Bedroom very well furnished, could do with a lick of paint here and there but overall very pleasant room. Sleigh bed has a squeak - maybe not the best room for a honeymoon stay! Breakfast excellent as last time, very pleasant staff & very accommodating. My... More 

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Reception1113, Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us again at the hotel. We appreciate your feedback about the sleigh bed and have passed on to our Operations Manager. We are so pleased you enjoyed breakfast - compliments have been passed to the Chef! We hope to see you again - do call us direct for the best rate and room allocation. More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It offers boutique rooms with free Wi-FI, just a 5-minute walk from Southsea Beach. The stylish bedrooms all feature satellite TVs and comfortable beds are adorned with Egyptian cotton sheets. Individually designed bathrooms feature fluffy towels, designer toiletries whilst some have either walk-in showers, spa or free standing baths. The hotel is close to Southsea Common and Southsea Castle. Southsea Hovercraft Port is about 1 mile away, and is a quick way to reach the Isle of Wight. Free secure parking is available at the hotel. There is an A La Carte Restaurant opposite the hotel called The Kitchen Southsea and a Boutique Pub The Florence Arms ... more   less 

Additional Information about Somerset House Hotel

Address: 10 Florence Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: €78 - €217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Somerset Hotel Portsmouth
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#5 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#6 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
#7 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
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“Double room in the rafters with large comfortable bath tub absolute luxury”
 of 5 bubbles philmelly1, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The sign outside room 3 has now been secured so this one should be ok now.”
 of 5 bubbles Caz187069, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go on the website and see the virtual tours. They really are as nice as they look!”
 of 5 bubbles LadyA_12, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Somerset room 2 we loved”
 of 5 bubbles mtb1979, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ring the hotel direct and discuss room choices”
 of 5 bubbles 428susan, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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