Ibis Portsmouth Centre
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We picked up our car yesterday (Tuesday) and managed to find our way out of London just missing the congestion zone. Warren drove while I navigated with the iPad.
We stopped at Lullingstone - site of a Roman villa which was built in AD 100. The exterior of the building …
... modern navy of the UK
Of great interest was t museum dedicated to the 'Mary Rose" a war ship built by Henry the 8th to fight of and protect his "new" protestant state from the Pope and Holy Rome.
Built in mid 1600 it served for 34 years before it went down in battle ....half the ship has been saved and preserved because it was covered my mud for 500 years. It took 30 years to process and protect the ...
... from the Goodwood Revival weekend.
We ate at the Forrester's pub that evening. A passing car managed to soak us as we walked to the pub. Like we hadn't been wet enough earlier in the day. The campsite warden had told us the pub was pretentious but we had a lovely meal and enjoyed watching the local gents in their tweed and plus fours having a quiet drink and discussing their highlights of the Goodwood Revival.
... immense in character - palm trees and golden beaches, cerulean lagoons, seasonal whale watching seas and banana leaves for Sunday lunch along with short plane rides to neighbouring islands such as Aitutaki!
Looks like I might have totally underestimated the depth and expanse of the islands and now rapidly researching ways to maximise my stay there. The consensus is that a ...
... roles. In 1922, amid fears for her continued survival, the Victory was moved into Portsmouth's Royal Naval Dockyard and placed in No2 Dry Dock. Work then began on restoring the Victory to her 'fighting' 1805 condition and is still in process. Leaving Portsmouth we head out towards Dorset, driving over the Solent River out of Portsmouth we head into prettier areas of houses and scenery and into the lovely town of Porchester. Porchester castle, was a gorgeous place! ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Small room. Staff keen but inexperienced. Pay for parking and wifi.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Portsmouth Centre
Low budget, but lower quality
We spent two nights in this hotel and would not do it again. The double room was extremely small & it had no space for the luggage - once you had put your luggage into the room, you could only jump over it to get to the bed or the bathroom. Regarding the tiny bathroom: there was a space of about 20cm between the door and the floor - probably to make sure that the person you share the room with could listen and see what you're doing inside! The TV in our room was not working but was repaired for the second day of our short stay. The staff was not friendly & even less helpful. Non smokers cannot probably stand to stay more than 5mn in the hall as it stinks smoke. The only convenience of this hotel is really to be in the city centre, but still too expensive for such a poor quality.
I have just returned from meet a group of friends here. The reception/lounge area was clean and spacious.
Without doubt the worst hotel in the South of England
I never like to start with the bad points but sadly there were no good points to highlight.
Small Rooms, Ink Stained Sheets, Upon requesting extra pillows I had to go down to reception to get them.
The all day snacks turned out to be a vending machine that only took exact change.
The Breakfast only consists of a Continetal there is no option for a cooked breakfast something that in a British Hotel I find unacceptable.
The hotel does have a carpark that allows for roughly a third of the space required and is mostly taken up with skips and wheelie bins.
I would have rather (and will in future) spend the money on a taxi. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone unless there really is no other choice and all the park benches are taken.
it is with regret that I have to say this hotel was not proffesional at all I attended a function for the commandos and not only were the staff arguing with guests when I arrived it carried on the whole time we were there through to the next day. I have never heard so many complaints
I myself had sheets with tissues stuck to them and from my room a camera and a new botlle of perfume went missing. for dinner we were led to the only table abvailable it was four seats and there were six people in our party, the next day for breakfast we qeued for over 1/2 hour. I am making enquiries to see what can be done about the missing items.
Tiny tiny sad place
VERY small rooms with only shower - no bath.
Helpfull service - but only at the desk. Don't expect them to help you carry your luggage.
Good buffet breakfast.
So expensive ! Avoid !
Hated the thin sheets and smoky bathroom
Small room with closet that had no space for my Samsonite luggage. Even smaller bathroom, with smoke coming in from neighbour's cigarettes.
And, last but not least, smallest bed I have ever had with thin sheets that could not keep me warm.
I found my stay very enjoyable my en-suite room had everything i could posiblly wish for i also was very inpressed with the impecable service I recieved and would recommend the ibis to any one thinking of staying in portsmouth or southsea plus it was resonably priced Written by Dr.T.williams
Good basic hotel
Stayed here for a weekend basic small rooms but clean, restaurant/bar not much good suggest you eat out, lots of pubs restaurants in the area central to everything. Breakfast not very good
Jenny G's travels - England '97
Yes, I stayed overnight here, while traipsing around visiting chat-friends.
The hotel was pleasant, staff friendly, and emenities a welcome suprise.
Room was secure, light, airy, well-appointed, and even though not luxurious - very comfortable bed, nice hot shower.
Breakfast was buffet style with a wide range, and hot food was HOT.
Very pleasant stay - wish I'd had more time to stay longer.
Eventually I will write a full accommodation review, and link it from my travel pages.
Room suitable for overnight traveller clean, basic, bathroom facilities very small but adequate. Restaurant, bar and reception all together, but there are lots of pubs and restaurants within walking distance very central to everything.