A modern Portsmouth hotel with a restaurant close to city-centre shops historic landmarks and a bustling port Holiday Inn® Portsmouth hotel is a five-minute drive from Portsmouth & Southsea station for trains to London Waterloo and less than a half-hour drive from Southampton Airport (SOU). The M275 motorway which connects to Southampton is about five miles from the hotel where there's on-site parking. You can explore the monumental HMS Warrior Britain's first iron-hulled armoured warship with its soaring trio of sail masts just one mile from the hotel. Indulge in some shopping at high-end retail outlets then catch a movie and sip a coffee at Gunwharf Quays less than a mile away. Kids delight at the sea urchins and stingrays at the Blue Reef Aquarium a 14-minute stroll from the hotel. The hotel's 10 meeting and event rooms have space for up to a total of 200 attendees and they offer free WiFi plus printing and copying services. The banquet facilities for wedding events and celebrations hold up to 200 guests. Begin your day with breakfast at the on-site restaurant or enjoy traditional British comfort food for dinner before relaxing with a nightcap in the bar. Have an invigorating workout in the hotel's fitness centre which includes an indoor swimming pool. Kids stay and eat free.
Pros: Very quiet at night.
Cons: Inadequate car parking facilities. Room in need of restoration and updating particularly bathroom. Additional charge for breakfast seemed petty and excessive in view of room price.
Pros: Good location, friendly staff, clean. Nice bar area