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Holiday Inn Portsmouth

PO1 2TA, Portsmouth, Pembroke Road

Located by the sea front, the Holiday Inn Portsmouth offers a lobby, a bar and a restaurant. Guests can also access the on-site Spirit Health Club with a swimming pool, gym, hot tub, steam room... read more

1889 reviews 8.1

£ 75.00

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ibis Portsmouth

PO1 2LX, Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue

This modern hotel is in Portsmouth city centre, just 500 metres from Portsmouth and Southsea Rail Station. The Ibis Hotel Portsmouth has a 24-hour snack menu, on-site parking and a stylish restaurant. The cosy bedrooms... read more

4476 reviews 8

£ 55.00

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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth – North

PO6 1UN, Portsmouth, Eastern Road

This Holiday Inn Express hotel is just off the A27, with easy access to Portsmouth, the M27 and the A3(M). It offers free WiFi and free on-site parking. The hotel is 4 miles from Portsmouth... read more

4307 reviews 9

£ 48.99

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The Clarence Boutique Hotel

PO5 2LQ, Portsmouth, Clarence Road

The Clarence is a multi-award-winning, adults-only boutique hotel located just a short walk from Portsmouth's seafront esplanade. This Edwardian residence has been stylishly converted to offer well-designed and individually styled rooms with a luxury bathroom.... read more

541 reviews 9.1

£ 85.00

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Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

PO6 4SH, Portsmouth, Southampton Road

With a leisure centre, stylish restaurant and ample parking, Portsmouth Marriott Hotel is situated just off the M27 motorway, 4 miles from Portsmouth. The contemporary, air-conditioned bedrooms feature luxury linens and a modern bathroom with... read more

2003 reviews 8.5

£ 87.00

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Royal Maritime Club

PO1 3HS, Portsmouth, Queen Street

The Royal Maritime Club is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Gunwharf Quays waterfront development and Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. It offers free Wi-Fi, a games room with snooker, pool, darts, a skittle alley and an... read more

1521 reviews 8.2

£ 82.00

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Admiralty Quarter

PO1 3GA, Portsmouth, Queen Street

Stylish and contemporary, these stunning luxury apartments offer free internet access and private roof gardens or impressive panoramic views from their private balconies. Next to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Admiralty Quarter is a collection of luxurious,... read more

92 reviews 9.6

£ 190.00

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Farmhouse Innlodge by Greene King Inns

PO3 5HH, Portsmouth, Burrfields Rd

On the eastern edge of Portsmouth, Farmhouse Innlodge features a traditional restaurant, a children’s play centre and a lively sports bar. Portsmouth Continental Ferry Terminal is just 2 miles away. The Pony Club children’s centre... read more

1723 reviews 7.8

£ 39.08

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Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

PO4 0RN, Portsmouth, South Parade, Southsea

Standing on Southsea’s seafront since 1866, The Best Western Royal Beach Hotel offers magnificent views across the Solent and is just 30 metres from the beach. Portsmouth City Centre and the Train Station are 5... read more

1736 reviews 8.4

£ 36.00

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Florence House Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

PO5 2NA, Portsmouth, 2 Malvern Road

Situated just minutes from Southsea seafront and the centre of Portsmouth, Florence House is Portsmouth’s original boutique hotel, offering free WiFi and free parking. With room service available, all bedrooms and bathrooms are individually designed,... read more

582 reviews 9

£ 75.00

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St. Margaret's Lodge Guest House

PO4 0NZ, Portsmouth, 3 Craneswater Gate

Just metres from Southsea's seafront promenade and historic boating lake, this delightful Edwardian property was built in 1907 and today offers free Wi-Fi throughout and en suite rooms. St. Margaret's Lodge has a relaxing and... read more

87 reviews 9

£ 76.00

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Stattons Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

PO5 2NE, Portsmouth, 6 Florence Road

Minutes from Southsea seafront, Stattons is an Edwardian boutique hotel offering uniquely furnished rooms with TV and free Wi-Fi. Free private parking is available in the on-site car park. With room service available, all the... read more

572 reviews 9

£ 55.00

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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays

PO1 3FD, Portsmouth, The Plaza, Gunwharf Quays

Superbly located in Portsmouth’s lively waterfront development, Gunwharf Quays, this hotel offers bright, modern rooms with buffet breakfasts. Shops, bars and restaurants are on the hotel doorstep. Spacious rooms at this Holiday Inn Express all... read more

2916 reviews 8.3

£ 90.00

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Queen's Hotel

PO5 3LJ, Portsmouth, Clarence Parade, Southsea

The Queens Hotel is an Edwardian building just 5 minutes walk from the beach and sits opposite Southsea Common. Popular local attractions such as the Historic Docyard, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose are 1.5... read more

1749 reviews 7.9

£ 58.50

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Seacrest Hotel

PO5 2JB, Portsmouth, 11/12 South Parade, Southsea

The Seacrest Hotel is situated on Southsea's seafront, looking out over award-winning gardens to the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It has free parking, free WiFi and rooms with a 33-inch or 40-inch flat-screen... read more

1655 reviews 9

£ 65.00

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Somerset House Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

PO5 2NE, Portsmouth, 10 Florence Road

The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It offers boutique rooms with free Wi-Fi and free parking, just 400 metres from Southsea Beach. With room service available,... read more

393 reviews 8.9

£ 75.00

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The White Lodge Southsea

PO5 1PX, Portsmouth, 38 Victoria Road North, Southsea

The White Lodge offers a blend of period features with contemporary design, it is centrally located and offers individually designed bedrooms with flat-screen HDTVs, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Bright and airy bedrooms at the... read more

371 reviews 8.4

£ 45.00

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Duke of Buckingham

PO1 2HW, Portsmouth, 119 The High Street

In the heart of Old Portsmouth, the Duke of Buckingham is just a 10-minute walk from Gunwharf Quays and the historic waterfront. The bright and airy bedrooms each have free WiFi, a TV and tea/coffee... read more

1243 reviews 8.3

£ 50.00

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The Pier

PO5 3AT, Portsmouth, 2 Bellevue Terrace

Less than 10 minutes’ walk from Clarence Pier in Portsmouth, this historically listed building is in Bellevue Terrace. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, and a full English breakfast is provided each morning. Rooms at The... read more

363 reviews 9.5

£ 75.00

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The George Hotel

PO1 3HU, Portsmouth, 84 Queen Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire,

This Grade I listed hotel, pub and tea room is just a mile from Portsmouth’s Continental Ferry Port. The George Hotel’s en suite accommodation comes including free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Each room has an LCD... read more

763 reviews 8.7

£ 65.00

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For some, Portsmouth is the place where their holiday begins as they board a cross channel ferry bound for France or Spain. For others, it is their chosen holiday venue. Whatever your choice, there is plenty to keep every member of the family occupied.

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Explore the town’s rich naval heritage at the Historic Dockyard, home of the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. Stay in the city centre and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth’s lively waterfront development, is within easy reach as well as the Blue Reef Aquarium. Both the historic Dockyard and the waterfront, are filled with traditional pubs and restaurants. Southsea’s seafront is just minutes away.

Portsmouth in the south of England

overnight stay in portsmouthAs the second largest city within the Hampshire county in the south of England, Portsmouth has a long and illustrious history associated with it. What makes Portsmouth such an attractive destination for tourists across the world is the fact that it is the sole island city of UK.

Shop at the city centre Cascades shopping mall, with its range of high street stores. Take a trip to Southsea to visit Gunwharf Quays, a premium retail outlet village where you can browse more than ninety shops before enjoying a meal at the harbour’s edge. Situated on one of the country’s busiest shipping channels there is always plenty to see as large cross channel ferries head off to Europe and smaller ferries weave their way across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, for among the Cowes Week summer sailing regatta.

You might even, on occasion, experience the impressive sight of a naval aircraft carrier entering port. If you are looking for a traditional seaside holiday, then head for Southsea with its miles of sand and shingle beach. Enjoy a walk along the elegant seafront promenade or visit the amusements on Clarence Pier or South Parade Pier.

For children, the Blue Reef Aquarium offers close up views of sharks, graceful rays and even a giant octopus. The Model Village and Butterfly House are popular attractions, while during the summer, Southsea Common is host to circuses, the renowned Southsea Show and an annual Kite Festival.
No visit to Portsmouth and Southsea would be complete without investigating its fascinating naval history.

Buy a ticket to the Historic Dockyard and tour Henry VIII’s pride and joy the Mary Rose; Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory and Britain’s first iron clad warship HMS Warrior. Stand on the walls of Southsea Castle just as Henry VIII did as his fleet embarked in 1545. Prepare to be impressed by the D Day Museum Overlord Embroidery, inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and charting the history of World War Two.

Immerse yourself in the history of the Royal Marines at their Southsea museum, and don’t forget to look out to sea where four Victorian forts were built to protect England from invasion by Napoleon.

If you are passing through Portsmouth en route to the continent, you will find several low cost hotels in the north of the city around the ferry port. These are also ideal if you are planning a mini-break and you want to explore both Portsmouth and Southsea.

If a traditional beach holiday is your choice but a seafront hotel is not in your budget, cheap accommodation options abound if you explore the surrounding roads in Southsea itself. With guest houses, bed and breakfast and hotels across the city, there are choices available to fit every budget.

The city of Portsmouth is located just 64 miles from London, meaning that it is only a short car ride away for individuals looking to engage in the authentic UK experience.

Southsea Seaside Resort Town

Among the various attractions that Portsmouth has to offer, is the beautiful seafront resort area of Southsea. Located on the south end of Portsea Island in Hampshire, the luxurious resort is just a mile away from the bustling Portsmouth city centre.

Over the years, the seaside resort has turned into a thriving commercial and tourist destination particularly due to the numerous shopping options as well asrestaurants located within it.

Southsea is also known for its vibrant nightlife culture, making it the perfect destination for more outgoing tourists.

The Piers

Tourists visiting Southsea are first recommended to brush up on the resort’s history. The beach is made primarily of gravel, and consists of two piers – the Clarence Pier and the South Parade Pier. The two piers are most commonly known for housing large amusement arcades.

Southsea plays a prominent role in the city of Portsmouth’s history, and this is typified through the presence of four forts originally constructed during the late 19th century. The sea facing town also consists of a beautiful walkway, lined with unique lanterns, created on the cusp of the millennium, that extends all the way to the Gunwharf Quays.

Tourists traveling with children can also find a number of popular miniature golf courses, skate parks and tennis courts within the area. Additional three volleyball courts were also created here.

D-Day Museum

No tourist visiting Southsea can leave without at least a short visit to the D-Day Museum. The museum is known particularly for housing the beautiful Overlord Embroidery, created as a tribute to the brave soldiers who gave their lives for the country during Operation Overlord.

The masterpiece is 272 feet in length, and remains the largest memorial of its kind across the entire world. Tourists are also urged to view the short film created by the museum itself paying tribute to the men and women who participated in Operation Overlord.


When it comes to shopping, Southsea has two shopping districts sitting adjacent to each other. The first of these is located near Palmerston Road’s pedestrian walkways. Tourists can purchase clothes and other products from global brands or relax at the numerous cafes in the area.

The second shopping centre is located near Albert Road, which is also home to the famous Kings Theatre. Tourists who wish to take a break from shopping can do so by taking a stroll down the scenic walkways that run all along the area.

Choosing the Perfect Accommodation

budget friendly b&bAccommodation in Portsmouth is not difficult to find, regardless of what your budget may be. Options range from the finest five star hotel to smaller boutique hotel as well as bed and breakfast. Other more modest options are guest houses and cheap hotels.

Some popular accommodation options in Portsmouth for visitors looking for a family room include the Norfolk Guest House, the Portsmouth Apartments Group, The Farmhouse & Innlodge Hotel, and the Hilton Portsmouth.

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Football Stadiums

Fratton Park

(Frogmore Road, Southsea, PO4 8RF United Kingdom)

Home ground of Portsmouth F.C. football club, nicknamed Pompey. The home colours of the team are blue, white and red.

Founded : 1898

Capacity : 20,700

Moneyfields Sports Ground

(Moneyfields Sports Ground, Moneyfields Avenue Copnor, PO3 6LA Hampshire England UK)

Stadium of Moneyfields Football Club. Home colours are blue and yellow. Nicknamed the Moneys.

Founded : 1987

The Victory Stadium

(Victory Stadium, Burnaby Road, PO1 2EJ England UK)

Home ground of United Services Portsmouth Football Club.

Founded : 1962


Location : this seaside resort city is located in the south-western part of the country. Bournemouth International Airport and hotels are less than 10 miles away. Southampton’s cruise docks and ferry port terminals are within easy reach.

London major airports Gatwick and Heathrow are both 60 miles away from town. Southampton International Airport is less than 25 miles away.

The town centre (Harbour) is directly connected by train with central London, Bristol Temple Meads, Southampton, Central Cardiff, Exeter, Reading and the rail station in Brighton.

Region : South West England

County : Hampshire