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St Davids, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2015

This is the second time I gave stayed in this hotel and both times I have been really impressed. Although the hotel is everything you would expect what really stands out is the quality of the service. The staff are so friendly and helpful and nothing is too much. We will be back!

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for those very nice comments which I have passed on to all the team, best wishes, Chris Gilmore GM

Edgewater, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The Royal Beach Hotel in Southsea is an excellent hotel for a visit to Portsmouth, as it is a short distance from HMS Victory and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (also the adjacent Royal Navy base) as well as other museums and activities along the Solent.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We returned to the Royal Beach for a long weekend, while we visited relatives in the city. We found everything as good as ever. The place was bursting at the seams on Saturday, with two wedding, a Reunion Dinner and a 60th birthday party with many guests staying the night. The staff were polite and professional and coped admirably in...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review of the Hotel and team which I have copied out to all, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM

Callington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We have stayed here before and always found the hotel ,staff and food to be excellent. However, when booking our mid-week stay online, this time, I was automatically re-directed to Booking.com and believing this to be a new system for the hotel I booked for 2 nights at £174 which was taken immediately. However, upon arrival, we found that if...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review, I am pleased you had another good stay with us. I think when you made your on line booking the link you clicked was the booking.com site as we do not have a direct link to their site, please let me know if this wasn't the case as booking direct is always the lowest...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We stayed here last weekend for a Naval dinner and get together. Apart from the stunning view from our sea front room, the complete lack of noise from the road when both sets of windows were shut and the tasty food, we were completely delighted by the helpfulness, the cheeriness, the politeness and courtesy of the staff. They were amazing....

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which I have passed on to all concerned, I am pleased you had a lovely stay with us especially as the hotel was busy that weekend. best wishes Chris Gilmore GM

Derbyshire
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Stayed here with work several times. Free WIFI, pleasant seafront location, 10-15 min walk to decent bars and restaurants. Rooms generally spacious but bathrooms tired and dated. Staff friendly and helpful.

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the hotel, You will be pleased to hear that we are refurbishing bathrooms at the moment which will change the overall impression of the hotel, I have passed on a copy of your comments to the team, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM

Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I really loved the size of this hotel. It stood out, so we couldn't possibly miss it. We were watching The Waterboys at the Guildhall so just needed a place to lay our heads for the night. Room was ok, bed not terribly comfortable and next time we stay here I will ask for another pillow as they were a...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We have just purchased 140 new pillows so hopefully you will pleased if you visit again, we tried to rent the vacant land adjacent to the hotel for additional car parking but unfortunately were refused permission and there is no additional space around the hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, best wishes Chris...

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The hotel is in a great location on the seafront and the staff were very welcoming and efficient. Thats the positives. The negatives ..... The owners need to invest some money into the business and smarten the place up. Top to bottom inside and out. Overall impression is a hotel that is shabby and rundown ,with staff who are trying...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you were not disappointed by the performance of the team. The directors of the hotel have been investing and improving all areas since the day they purchased it and are continuing to do so, we are currently half way through our bedroom ans bathroom refurbishment and will move on to the lounge...

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Room okay but uncomfortable beds. I stay here every month but never get a sea view. Check bill - I had a two course meal and two drinks on the Tuesday night and ended up with 5 charges where there should have been 3

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am sorry there was mistake on your bill, I was led to believe it involved the incorrect breakdown of the restaurant bill when you dined with colleagues I am pleased it has been corrected. On your next visit as a regular guest please check with reception on arrival and see if an upgraded room...

Reviewed 13 November 2015

Now, I'm not a hypercondriac or anything, but room 316 had made me sick as a dog. Within an hour of checkin my throat was dry as a bone from what I can only assume was dry recirculated air (although I couldn't find any AC controls). Needless to say, managed less than an hour's sleep and am sick as a...

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GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I hope you are fully recovered from your visit. We do not have air conditioning in the rooms at present so your problem is a mystery to me, you did have windows in your room which fully opened should have allowed the air in your room to circulate.You may have had an allergic reaction...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel

Address: South Parade | St. Helen's Parade, Portsmouth PO4 ORN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $145 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
Best Western Portsmouth
Portsmouth Best Western
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#7 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#9 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
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