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Keppels Head Hotel

24-26 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3DT England
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#20 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
The Keppel's Head Hotel (Est 1779) is situated in "The Hard" in Portsmouth. The Hard is a historical area with many connections to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is just a 200 yard stroll from the hotel. Gunwharf Quays shopping centre is also 200 yards in the opposite direction, where you will find many shops, restaurants, clubs and pubs. The Hard bus interchange station; Portsmouth Harbour train station and the Gosport and IOW ferries are also within 100 yards walking distance, making The Keppel's Head Hotel perfect for all your travel needs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
First aid kit
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Sarah W wrote a review Dec 2021
8 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed a 2 night stay here. Everywhere in the hotel is spotlessly clean. The rooms have everything you need, including tea and coffee facilities. Breakfast was also very good, a few different cooked options available along with cereal, fruit and yoghurt. All of the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel is currently undergoing some refurbishment but this did not affect our stay. They are doing a great job at balancing modernization along with keeping some of the historic character of the building.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
PatTravels wrote a review Nov 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom102 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed here in September ( 5 nights) and decided to make a return visit (3 nights). The staff are always very helpful and welcoming. The hotel is ideally situated for visiting the historic naval dockyard. I am sure we will return next spring.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: As has already been mentioned, it’s good to have a sea view room. I never tire of watching the...
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JoSiBee wrote a review Oct 2021
Shropshire57 contributions22 helpful votes
Booked here last minute for 2 nights over half term as other hotels we looked at were full. Was in fact better located for Old Dockyard and all attractions we wanted to visit. Free parking is a bonus. All staff were friendly, rooms were basic but clean and breakfast was good. Still some alterations being done but nothing that had any negative impact on our stay. Would definitely stay here again if re visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2907Rob wrote a review Sep 2021
Paignton, United Kingdom14 contributions13 helpful votes
Perfect location for gun wharf shopping complex and historical dockyard, with the front of hotel over looking sea and attractions. Free parking to side of hotel which is always a bonus and so convenient, We had a small double at rear of hotel, which was spotless, bed was little firm for us, but that’s personal choice. We booked half board, which consisted of full English breakfast and the usual cereals, toast etc. And evening meal which was superb, not a huge choice but what was on the menu was delicious, with a special mention of the in house ice cream, best ice cream that I have ever tasted absolutely fabulous. Also has nice bar and lounge for evening cocktails , will definitely be booking again. Ps staff were brilliant to.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Choose sea facing room
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Ann B wrote a review Sep 2021
Bristol5 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent a weekend at the Keppel's Head hotel, after seeing the tariffs other standard hotel chains were charging, we took a chance on this little independent as it seemed to offer good value. We had a large family room which was clean, had comfy beds and a good size ensuite. The furniture and layout was a little idiosyncratic but what the room lacked in style, the hotel made up for with excellent service and a real gem of a restaurant. The evening meal at The Captain's Table cost £20 for 3 courses! We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of ingredients and the standard of cooking was amazing, given the price. The dining room is the best feature of the hotel, well worth visiting in it's own right. Located on The Hard, right opposite the train station and passenger ferry port the Keppel's Head is well placed for visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Car park is small, permits can be arranged to park elsewhere. No air con, but windows open...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Keppels Head Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Keppels Head Hotel?
Nearby attractions include HMS Warrior 1860 (0.1 km), Boathouse No 4 (0.2 km), and National Museum of the Royal Navy (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Keppels Head Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Keppels Head Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Keppels Head Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Keppels Head Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ship Anson, Las Iguanas, and Brasserie Blanc.
Are there any historical sites close to Keppels Head Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson (7.2 km), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (0.5 km), and Little Woodham Living History Village (4.2 km).
Does Keppels Head Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.