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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3FD England
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#24 of 42 hotels in Portsmouth
The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth hotel is located within Gunwharf Quays which is a vibrant waterfront development offering a number of attractions, including over 95 designer clothing outlets,over 25 restaurants & bars, a cinema, ten pin bowling, casino and comedy club. The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Hotel is ideally located for business or leisure breaks. It comprises 130 en-suite bedrooms and 2 modern meeting rooms, all with comfort cooling, natural daylight and free wifi throughout the hotel. The Great room and lounge area situated on the first floor offers drinks and relaxation in the evening, as well as a free continental breakfast with hot favourites which include scrambled egg, sausages & baked beans in the morning. Undercover secure parking is available in the award winning main Gunwharf Quays car park, all Hotel guests receive discounted rates for car parking in the main Gunwharf Quays car park, first twenty four hours or first exit is free of charge and then second 24 hours or exit and thereafter are charged at £2. Access to trains, buses and ferries are all within walking distance. Southampton International Airport is 22 miles away. Convenient access to all of Portsmouth's many attractions, including the Spinnaker Tower, The Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Old Town with its cobbled streets and the waterfront, filled with traditional pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. PLEASE NOTE: THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - PORTSMOUTH GUNWHARF QUAYS HAS DEDICATED DISABLED CAR SPACES OUTSIDE THE HOTEL ENTRANCE, WITH A DROP OFF/PICK UP FACILITY BY THE FRONT DOOR. THERE IS APPROX A 3 MINUTE WALK FROM THE UNDERGROUND CAR PARK TO HOTEL
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
Paid public parking nearby
Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
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24-hour front desk
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Christopher C wrote a review Yesterday
Gravesend, United Kingdom182 contributions80 helpful votes
Our booking was based mostly on convenience. We wanted to visit the dockyard (10 mins walk up the road) and to use the car ferry for the IOW which is a 5 minute drive away. Plus you have the shopping centre outside and the harbour front a short walk away, with plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. The room was clean and comfortable. We did ask for a quiet room and was given exactly that in our two night stay. The buffet breakfast served everything we needed. The only downside was there was only one lift in operation and the only working one appeared not to be summoned from the 2nd floor so we had to use the stairs to descend to reception and hotel entrance. Car parking was very convenient as you use the public car park next door with a fixed reduced daily fee of two pounds for hotel residents. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: We had a back facing room which was quiet
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Graham H wrote a review 4 Oct
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Stayed here for the weekend and had a lovely stay, clean hotel with friendly staff. Had a bit to much to drink and ask to stay past 11am and got a complimentary 2 hours which helped massively Great location and had a very present stay, would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
EMMA C wrote a review 2 Oct
Southampton, United Kingdom71 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed here overnight last night due to a meal out at Gunwharf. Excellent location for the shops and restaurants. Quiet, clean and comfy room. Good price for the location as well. Easy check in and nice breakfast. We stayed in another Holiday Inn last week when in York last week but this one much more preferable. Only downside was that the bathroom door was multifunctional and was the door for the toilet cubicle and bathroom, too big to close for the bathroom but didn't cause any issues. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RacingCoopers wrote a review Sep 2021
Fleet, United Kingdom48 contributions28 helpful votes
Have left a review on Hotel.com as below. Room very small with a view of nothing at all, very disappointed, and chair in room was very dirty. Surprised hotel charging as much as they do, I could not see the value at all. Breakfast, whilst plentiful, was awful! The scrambled eggs were grey, the sausages and inexplicable lumps in them, the toast was fine (but how can toast be wrong). Car parking is confusing, although validated making it slightly better, but essentially you end up parking at the shopping centre car park, not designated hotel parking. The walls of the hotel are paper thin and we were unlucky to have an adjoining door to the next room, and when the guests came back at 2.30/3am in the morning, we heard absolutely everything! I am glad they had a good night but this hotel is barely fit for purpose! Didn’t sleep a wink, bed dipped in the middle which results in sleeping a bit wonky, black out curtains great, but LED clock on TV lights up the whole room, deeming the curtains pretty useless! I am really unhappy and feel extremely disappointed with this hotel. It was a stay of convenience, but this hotel just isn’t fit for purpose. The complimentary breakfast was awful. On arrival we asked if we could switch rooms, and the concierge was really nice and helpful, although had no other rooms. He offered to reduce the room rate, which softened the blow a bit, but still £120, I don’t think even £60 a person is justified for the cramped conditions, dirty chair, so had to sit on the floor to do hair and make up, no view at all, terrible breakfast and no sleep!! If we had not had a couple of drinks with dinner, I would’ve left this hotel at 3 in the morning as I was so angry with the noise levels!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Gints Skieris, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear RacingCoopers, Thank you for your feedback. It was very disappointing to read about your experience. We really hope that we can make it right for you. Could you please get in touch via email ​bem.hixportsmouth@kewgreen.co.uk to discuss this more in detail? Kind regards, Gints
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alilon56 wrote a review Sep 2021
Derbyshire, United Kingdom142 contributions100 helpful votes
The best thing about this hotel is the location. Unfortunately we ended up with disabled room , which for me strangely having a hidden disability was my worst nightmare- having problems with balance , a wet room is terrifying for me We did try to change the room but the receptionist clearly wasn't interested stating we hadn't booked early enough. When I told her it was months ago she shrugged! . Breakfast wasn't great , the only healthy choice was apple, satsuma or a banana. Our room was clean , but the lift wasn't working which again caused me a little problem by having to use the stairs. On the plus side the location is perfect for walking to Southea and old Portsmouth.
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$73 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays?
Nearby attractions include HMS Warrior 1860 (0.4 km), Spinnaker Tower (0.3 km), and Gunwharf Quays (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ship Anson, Las Iguanas, and Brasserie Blanc.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson (7.5 km), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (0.8 km), and Little Woodham Living History Village (4.4 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.