We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Fortitude Cottage

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Fortitude Cottage
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 375: English reviews
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night for my birthday. We had top room ,with our own patio and stairway that let to roof terrace . Ideal for Gun Whalf ,Spinnaker tower and Historic dockyards we had a issue with the free wifi worked then didn't

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jakki H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our 2 day visit to Portsmouth and it's historic dockyard area was made even more enjoyable by the hospitality of Maggie and Mike at Fortitude Cottage. Their friendly welcoming manner made us feel right at home and Mike taking our bags up the 3 flights of stairs was much appreciated. The complimentary bottle of Champagne with chilled glasses in our...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ruth M
california
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We came to Portsmouth to visit the Historic Dockyards. Fortitude Cottage is a short (10-15 minute) walk from the Dockyards and you can also walk through the Gunwharf Quays outlet mall on the way back. The outlet mall has quite a few places to eat also. Mike and Maggie are the owners at Fortitude Cottage and are super nice and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank calsand
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Wow, what a b&b. Mike the host met us at the door. Helped us with our bags. We had booked the penthouse as a treat, my brother was getting married in Old Portsmouth it was an ideal location. Before and after the wedding I felt like royalty. The bedroom was spacious. The bathroom was clean and had everything we needed....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank maddie186458
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Our choice was between a corporate hotel or a B&B and we certainly made the right decision. Myself and my wife have just left and it won't be our last time here. The room was fantastic and overlooked the Harbour and Ben Ainsley's sailing club. Room 1 had an En suite, air con and complimentary champagne and soft drinks in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lisa M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We spent two nights here staying in the penthouse room. Maggie & Mike made us feel very welcome and were great hosts. Lovely breakfast (smoked salmon & scrambled egg). The room and views from the terrace were great. It was lovely to sit on the terrace (not just one, but two terraces) and drink the complimentary bubbly. Wonderful base to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Maurice H
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Another fab weekend stay, what more could you want, lovely clean comfortable room. Breakfast amazing as usual. In an ideal location with close to Gunwharf Quay and the hovercraft terminal. Thank you Mike and Maggie.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah & Dennis & Magic
Key Largo, Florida
Reviewed 2 July 2016

There simply are not enough superlatives to describe our stay with Maggie & Mike! Our room, with a beautiful view of the harbor in the distance, was perfectly appointed with everything one could need -- including a complimentary bottle of delicious champagne in the mini-fridge! The bed was super comfortable -- my husband and I, both, had three VERY restful...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Valarie E
Wilts
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We cannot rate our stay too highly! From the moment we arrived and received the warm welcome from Maggie & Mike, we knew we were in for a rather special treat. With the wonderfully comfortable and equipped accommodation, the unbeatable location and a wealth of attractions within easy walking range we enjoyed an especially memorable stay, with the added benefits...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SweetundSour
SE London
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We had the top floor room with the balcony and roof terrace, and were blessed with the weather to enjoy it. Great views over the rooftops, great view of the Spinnaker, Gunwharf Quays, Gosport and the Isle of Wight, and great to watch the comings and goings on the Solent. Right in the heart of Old Portsmouth with 3 pubs...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank selondonguy

80 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (66)
Viewed
View from Room (13)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (17)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Portsmouth hotels
2.2 km away
The Clarence Hotel
The Clarence Hotel
#1 of 38 in Portsmouth
1,018 reviews
0.4 km away
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays
2.9 km away
Number Four Boutique Hotel
Number Four Boutique Hotel
#2 of 38 in Portsmouth
542 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 km away
Premier Inn Portsmouth City Centre Hotel
2.3 km away
Seacrest Hotel
Seacrest Hotel
#4 of 38 in Portsmouth
753 reviews
0.8 km away
Holiday Inn Portsmouth
Holiday Inn Portsmouth
#21 of 38 in Portsmouth
891 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Location, Location, Location.....This bed & breakfast is one of the most ideally located as all the attractions of Portsmouth and Southsea are within walking distance such as maritime England on your doorstep, with the ships, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS Mary Rose, all the Royal Naval museums and the Royal Marines museum. Other attractions include Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Castle and Charles Dickens birthplace. The Round Tower, Square Tower, Fort Nelson, Submarine Museum and Portchester Castle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fortitude Cottage

Address: 51 Broad Street | Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $174 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Fortitude Cottage reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fortitude Cottage Hotel Portsmouth
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Fortitude Cottage staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
Phoenix, Arizona
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fortitude Cottage staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Penthouse was beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles maddie186458, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Can only go by our experience in the penthouse suite.”
 of 5 bubbles mauriceh108, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Top floor room has a roof terrace with great views”
 of 5 bubbles MontyFinn, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“views of the water”
 of 5 bubbles 16Ron, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose the penthouse room with a roof terrace for views of sunsets across Portsmouth harbour.”
 of 5 bubbles suea483, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay