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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a second visit on 15/2/17 and had a fantastic time. We arrived early and went to reception where we were met by a very lovely helpful young lady. Our room was ready so we were able to check in and then head off for a lovely afternoon in Portsmouth. We had our evening...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are planning a visit to Portsmouth Historic Boat yard, or just a shopping trip, would recommend the Somerset Hotel in Southsea, just a few minutes drive away. The hotel is beautifully decorated, with individually styled rooms- I have travelled a lot and this was one of the most comfortable rooms we have stayed in, and lots of room...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us and you found the hotel comfortable, with good facilities and great location. Our Breakfast menu is very popular and we are pleased you enjoyed it too! We are pleased all our staff was helpful, friendly and made you feel...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our short visit to this hotel . The staff were very helpful and welcoming . The room was huge and comfortable . The breakfast was freshly cooked with quality ingredients. We will definitely return for longer next time .

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I'm pleased you found the hotel suited your needs. I’m glad you enjoyed our breakfast, it is very popular! Thank you for taking a time to leave such a nice review and we hope to see you again soon.

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this property as a last minute decision and was pleasantly surprised by the good value we recieved. We paid less than £90 for a executive double on a Saturday night with a great full breakfast choice in the morning. The room was very clean, although the bathroom could do with a bit of a spruce up. The parking...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest. Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Call us if there is anything we can help you with. Many thanks again and take care!

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great price. Great service. Reception were wonderful. I intend to stay there again whenever I am in the Portsmouth or Southsea areas. Clean and friendly. Whole experience was top value. In my view they can't be beaten.

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us! Thank you kindly for leaving us this splendid review, see you soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We couldn't have asked for a more accommodating hotel. They provided us with a travel cot for our baby and there was a gluten and dairy free breakfast available for me as I have allergies. The room was spacious and cosy. Shower excellent. The only reason for 4 circles instead of 5 was the bed could have been a little...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, its is great to read your review and thank you for praising our service. We invest a lot of time in effort to train our team to ensure the highest level of personalised service. We were very sorry to hear the bed was not as firm as should have been, next time, please let our staff know as...

Thire, France
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Spent one night here as a stopover before continuing up to the midlands. A really lovely hotel, good heating system and oodles of hot water. We had a nice sized room with a spacious bathroom, sofa and mirrors near plugs so us ladies can dry our hair without dislocating our necks. The breakfast was fabulous, plenty of choice and cooked...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your satisfying review of our Hotel. It is always a pleasure to read you enjoyed the design and equipment of our hotel. Your feedback has already been shared with all the departments. We hope to welcome you again in our property and many thanks again.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Family of three stayed at this house, part of the wider Mercer collection, for one night a few weeks ago. On arrival the staff were very friendly, allowing us to use parking although we could not check-in until later. Room was beautifully done, basicially a large bedroom converted to family room in an old Victorian house. Plenty of space for...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

We truly appreciate the high recommend and perfect star rating! Our dedicated team of staff truly enjoy providing the very best service so we see you for years to come. We are pleased to know you were able to enjoy some of our many amenities we love to provide to make your stay extra wonderful. Please do not hesitate to...

Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

As a student at Portsmouth who stayed in the former Woodville Hotel, now part of the Mercer collection which includes the Somerset House Hotel, I booked with a little trepidation expecting it to be a bit of a dive. I needn't have worried, the place has been wonderfully and tastefully furnished, it's obviously had a lot of money spent on...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. After staying in the past in Woodville Hotel, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the the décor of the hotel. Our breakfast is very popular and we are pleased you enjoyed it too! Thank you for recommending our Hotel to others and we hope to see...

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Found this great boutique hotel on Booking.com - part of the Mercer Group and we certainly weren't disappointed! The rooms were individually decorated to a high standard, the staff friendly and welcoming and the location, in a quiet street was perfect for our needs. Delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant located just across the road and dinner could be taken...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at Somerset House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and liked the decor, pub and staff. Our breakfast menu is really popular and we are pleased you enjoyed it too! Many thanks and we hope to see you soon!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It offers boutique rooms with free Wi-FI, just a 5-minute walk from Southsea Beach. The stylish bedrooms all feature satellite TVs and comfortable beds are adorned with Egyptian cotton sheets. Individually designed bathrooms feature fluffy towels, designer toiletries whilst some have either walk-in showers, spa or free standing baths. The hotel is close to Southsea Common and Southsea Castle. Southsea Hovercraft Port is about 1 mile away, and is a quick way to reach the Isle of Wight. Free secure parking is available at the hotel. There is an A La Carte Restaurant opposite the hotel called The Kitchen Southsea and a Boutique Pub The Florence Arms ... more   less 

Additional Information about Somerset House Hotel

Address: 10 Florence Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $120 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Somerset Hotel Portsmouth
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#5 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#7 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#7 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
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“We saw 3 rooms and they all looked to be of a good size and well appointed.”
 of 5 bubbles sophieking1965, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Does not have a lift so may not be good for those who struggle with stairs”
 of 5 bubbles 529bazw, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quiet area, so all seemed peaceful in the locale”
 of 5 bubbles P1833YKjamesk, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Double room in the rafters with large comfortable bath tub absolute luxury”
 of 5 bubbles philmelly1, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The sign outside room 3 has now been secured so this one should be ok now.”
 of 5 bubbles Caz187069, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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