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As well as some wonderful beaches near at hand, Portsmouth has plenty to explore - from Henry VIII's Mary Rose to World War II submarines. Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth and his birthplace is now a museum. Interesting day trips include Chichester with its majestic cathedral and world famous theatre, and Beaulieu Abbey with its unique collection of veteran cars.

Portsmouth's naval history is very much part of the hotel with the HM Naval Base, home to the Mary Rose and HMS Victory, just 200 yards away. The hotel is also well placed for exploring the D-Day Museum, Royal Marines Museum and a host of other maritime attractions. For those who wish to explore further afield, Beaulieu and the New Forest are only a short distance drive and the Isle of Wight ferry is only minutes from our doors. We are also conveniently situated for the continental ferry port.

Some of our rooms have views across the harbour where you can spend the evening admiring the ships such as the historic HMS Warrior pictured right


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Built in 1779, it is a hotel of interesting history and many of its amazing original features still intact. Modernisation of the hotel has emphasised these features whilst keeping within the hotels charm.

The hotel is well within its two neighbouring areas of different time periods. To one side you have the newly developed millennium project of Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower, whilst on the other you have the Historic Dockyard which houses three magnificent ships and looks into the history of the Portsmouth Naval Base

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Cancellation policy

50% Non-refundable deposit or full amount is required at the times of booking for any direct bookings, either telephone or online via our website.

Full refund if cancel 7 days prior to arrival.