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Florence Suite Boutique Hotel

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6 Malvern Road Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NA England
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 02/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 42 hotels in Portsmouth
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Boutique hotel, part of The Mercer Collection . All rooms are en suites. Tea and Coffee facilities are available in the room. Free parking. The Hotel is next door to The Florence Arms Gastro Pub serving fine pub food, cocktails, wines and local beers,
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Head massage
Massage
Pedicure
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Heather B wrote a review 15 Nov
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Stayed one night when Xmas shopping. Only 8 minutes from Gunwharf Quay. Check-in smooth and efficient. Off road parking available. Stayed room 2. Beautiful decor, comfortable bed, excellent cleanliness. Breakfast room lovely furnishings. Prompt attentive table service. Breakfast cooked to perfection. Highly recommend. Don't be put off with external setting in a small build-up area. Breakfast in another building but only a few short steps, not an issue.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Keef1967 wrote a review Oct 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom99 contributions84 helpful votes
This is a charming hotel but there are some issues. Room 1 was very small, made worse by having too much furniture. Room was very hot and bed uncomfortable. Breakfast was disappointing, no cereal, fruit or yoghurt on the menu. We were sat in the garden shed so maybe there was some in the dining room, but we were not offered any. I was taking part in the Great South Run and fancied an espresso coffee. I had to pay £3 extra for the smallest espresso I’ve ever seen! My partner wanted a sausage and bacon sandwich but was told it was one or the other. Why? Both were served with the full English breakfast. We travelled by train but other guests were complaining about the lack of parking, very few spaces at the hotel and the hotel really should prebook them. One couple took an hour to find somewhere to park. Hotel is in a quiet neighbourhood very close to the seafront. Nice location. I would only return if improvements made, especially to customer service.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cosmopolitan813747 wrote a review Oct 2021
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We recently stayed in room 8 at Florence Suites. The room was clean and tidy . However the bed was very hard and uncomfortable and there was a light outside the bedroom window which shone all night into the room making it impossible to sleep properly. The curtains were thin and unlined which did not help. Blackout curtains are definitely needed in this room. The breakfast was fine with hot choices eg full English , Eggs Royale, Eggs Benedict. Cereals a choice of cornflakes or Fruit and Fibre also granola with fruit and yogurt. I would not return here on account of the bed and light neither would I recommend friends to stay here. With a new comfortable bed and blackout curtains it would be fine.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris M wrote a review Aug 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom43 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in August in a superior room which was decorated in a shabby chic style. It was clean, but dusty, and not serviced during our stay (COVID-19 cop out to reduce costs, perhaps). The hotel consists of a number of houses linked to form a hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and breakfast was very good (despite the burnt toast). As the weather was warm during our stay, we kept the windows open and slept well because the hotel is in a quiet residential area. We thought the hotel was expensive for the £350 we paid for a two night stay. We were lucky to be able to park in one of the limited parking spaces at the hotel, but they also provide permits for on-street parking. There were some really odd rules we had to agree to before our stay, and we felt a bit like being at school being told the dos and don’ts. The bar closed at 9pm and you couldn’t add the costs of drinks to the room. We wouldn’t stay here again, unless the price reflects the quality of the hotel - but if there are discounts, we would recommend it to others. The location is good, and a short walk to the pebble beach, but there are some parts of Southsea that have seen better days,
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Ann B wrote a review Aug 2021
Bodmin, United Kingdom75 contributions61 helpful votes
We had a room on the top floor, the room was clean and tidy and had everything we required . Staff at reception were friendly and when we asked for a fan one was delivered to our room. What let this hotel down was customer service and the standard of food at breakfast. We booked for 2 nights and breakfast on both days we were served milk that was sour, no real apology was given, day one forgot the toast, the items on the cooked breakfast were poor quality. We had dinner at the Florence Arms and it was excellent , the manager gave us excellent customer service and the quality of the food was also excellent. The Florence Arms is a must visit if you want good service and they also gave us discount for staying at the hotel something we were not told by the hotel reception.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$79 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sea La Vie
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandHampshirePortsmouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Florence Suite Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The D-Day Story (0.5 km), Southsea Beach (0.4 km), and Strong Island Clothing Co (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, extra long beds, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant 27, Soprano's, and The Florence Arms.
Are any cleaning services offered at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Florence Suite Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (2.9 km), Little Woodham Living History Village (6.1 km), and Portsdown Hill (6.9 km).
Does Florence Suite Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.