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Keppel's Head Hotel

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A Hidden Gem in Old Portsmouth

The Keppels Head is ideally located for many of Portsmouth’s attractions, including Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Spinnaker Tower. Situated opposite Portsmouth Harbour train and bus station, Gosport Ferry and the Isle of Wight Ferry it has excellent connections locally and nationally.

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The perfect place to stay, discover and explore the South Coast.

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Keppels Head Hotel

The Keppels Head prides itself on offering friendly and welcoming service with fantastic food offered in a clean and comfortable setting.

Why choose us

Offering friendly and welcoming service with fantastic food

Our historic hotel has an amazing team who strive to give customers the perfect stay. From the moment you are checked in by one of our friendly receptionists to enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner in our beautiful Georgian restaurant you will feel like one of the family. This is why we have so many returning guests who love our location and attention to detail.

We have a small carpark available for residents on a first come first served basis. 


Our customers Reviews

All of the staff were very polite and friendly from the check in to the bar staff and the breakfast staff including the house keeping staff. The hotel is kept very clean and tidy. It has some beautiful period features. I had a single room with an ensuite bathroom which was very well decorated and enjoyed a nice large shower. The breakfast was good value for money, freshly cooked and served with a good choice of toast, cakes, cereals, drinks etc. I liked the free parking which is very hard to find these days. The hotel is ideally situated for the Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays the railway station and some lovely local eateries / pubs.


We thought the staff were lovely and the atmosphere very welcoming. The food is generous, delicious and good value. There's a good breakfast menu and buffet options. The room was spotless, warm and comfortable. The location is brilliant - an easy walk to the Harbour Museum, Spinnaker Tower, City Museum, boat trips and shopping centre. There was also secure parking for residents. We would definitely stay again.


We have always loved the Kepples Head and we always will. We used visit here before it was taken over by new owners. We loved it in here, it was our secret. We used to talk about how we would buy it one day (when we won the lottery) and how we would decorate the bedrooms lavish and beautiful to mirror the sea and the ships. How we would have fabulous parties. But then something magic happened. New owners took over and they brought this beautiful building back to life and you now throw beautiful parties for us and our friends and the food is so good! All our friends have raved about the food! I want to thank you for investing in this building and preserving its history.


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