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“A Lovely Place to Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Margaret's Lodge
Ranked #17 of 34 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Middlesex
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Lovely Place to Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2010

We booked at St Margaret;s Lodge at short notice for a short break. A qick telephone was smoothly dealt with in a friendly manner by Danny who also welcomed us on arrival.
We know the area well but Danny clearly knew it well and was prepared to help anyone who did not.

First impressions were of a quiet, friendly very clean hotel and these impressions were re-inforced during our stay. Our room was immaculate, and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The bathroom had to be seen to be believed. A large very modern room with seperate bath and shower (also of ample size).

The hotel is very peaceful and we both slept well during our stay. Break fast, even on the sunday is served at sensible times to allow for an early start. The service was quiet, very efficient and friendly, the food excellent.

There is no need to risk the parking perils of Portsmouth. The bus stops are no more that two hundred yards away with excelent services into Portsmouth and to The Hard (The Historic Dockyard), the Gunwharf (Shopping) and other attractions. Even the evening service (hourly) is not a chore as it runs on time!

The seafront is only a little further away and the seafront walk to Old Portsmouth is a delight even on a cold day. The shipping and yachting activity is constant an interesting.
Old Portsmouth is fascinating and has some great pubs to explore.

This is a lovely and rrestful place to stay and can be unreservadly recommended. We shall return just as soon as we can.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights and were extremely disappointed. Decor was tired and dated. Bed was lumpy and uncomfortable and the shower was the worst shower we have ever had the pleasure of using. Noway is this place value for money or deserving of its AA 4 star rating. Best bit was the breakfast, worst bit was being told "thats the way the shower is in room 7" Vote with your feet and stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Collins09
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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

We thought this place was a shocker. We were running out of options when we booked this place and were sorry we did.
The owner was friendly enough but the whole place was very ordinary. It has the steepest, narrowest and most dangerous stairs I have ever seen and we had to continue up them for two stories - through doors at each level! Quite disgusting. The room was a shocker. Two single beds with outdated decor stuck up in the roof somewhere. The bathroom had to be seen to believed. It was so small to defy belief but had a noisy pumping system to attempt to clear the water from this room. Apparently gravity wasnt enough. The works were of an amateur standard at best.
We skipped breakfast as the whole look and tone of this place suggested we needed to escape quickly and if that standard was similar to the room we could be in trouble.
It depends what you are looking for here - but if you want quality, cleanliness and to escape without injury (on the staircase) do not go near St Margarets.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dannyg555
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norfolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2010

Privately run hotel with 'traditional' decor and furnishing. Clean and well maintained. Rooms were spacious. Hospitality was pleasant, the inclusive breakfast good and staff exceptionally attentive. Situated close to the front in Southsea but only a short ride to Portsmouth centre and it's attractions.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank willvisit
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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2010

The family room was comfortable, very clean, and large enough even with toys and luggage strewn about. The owner and his staff were very friendly and helpful.
It's a 5 minute walk to the sea side and about 10 or 15 minutes to some restaurants etc. Plenty to see and do just a short drive away (Portsmouth, ferry to Isle of Wight, etc)
Parking no problem. Breakfast was great.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AppleBird
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Property: St. Margaret's Lodge
Address: 3 Craneswater Gate, Portsmouth PO4 0NZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Margaret's Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Margaret's Lodge is an detached Edwardian style property with seven en-suite letting rooms just inside Craneswater Avenue and only few hundred feet from the Boating Lake. St Margaret's Lodge Bed and Breakfast has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and is a perfect choice either for business guests or leisure travellers enjoying a break in and around Historic Southsea and Portsmouth. We offer comfortable and colour co-ordinated centrally heated rooms with flat screen TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and quality toiletries. In our light and spacious breakfast room, overlooking a pretty garden, you may enjoy a full English or Continental breakfast, We have waitress service and breakfast is prepared and freshly cooked by our resident chef. Free resident forecourt parking and unrestricted on-street parking in the Craneswater area. Just yards away from our Guest House is a bus service that runs to Gunwharf Quay and The Historic Dockyard and City Centre. We also have some nice restaurants close by the Guest House. These are the Southsea Beach café, Nicholsons Restaurants, Restaurant 27, Eastney tavern, and the Indian Cottage all within walking distance from the Bed and breakfast. St Margaret's Lodge Bed and Breakfast is very close to the Canoe Lake, Rose Garden and Southsea seafront and a 10 minute walk to the D-Day museum and Southsea Castle. From the seafront at Clarence Pier there is a Hovercraft service to the Isle of Wight, which takes just 12 minutes to cross the Solent. For reservation and to check our availability, please go to our web site where you will find our online booking diary. we offer very competitive rates for our accommodation only on this site. ... more   less 
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