Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 344
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TansyF big improvement from 2 years ago
Big improvement from the last time we stayed 2 years ago, especially the staff and also cleanliness, plus FREE Wifi!! My only gripe is pillows too hard for me (I forgot my own), bouncy bed and the towels in my opinion are too small.
I think we were in a 'family' room the sofa bed isn't really suitable for sitting on to read a magazine & relax but we just flopped out on the bed.
The reception staff are fabulous and even found me an ipad charger as I had forgotten mine, helped me out big time. They were friendly and interested plus motivated.
I haven't given the hotel 5 stars as I think it is very good but a few tweaks would bring it up, corridor carpets pretty tatty, lift incredibly slow & only 1 working, breakfast huge difference from last time but a little jug for milk for your tea/coffee, somewhere to dispose of your tea bag and perhaps rethink the layout..(it's slightly complicated the 1st time you go to it). I had allbran, yoghurt & fresh fruit, my husband had hot which he said was OK but not very much & not much choice as there were some bigger faster people the same morning...
All in all we will continue to stay, I just need to remember my own pillow to sleep better! I do think if there hadn't been free wifi we wouldn't have returned so it is a very good move getting it installed.
October 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve5327 Very uncomfortable bed
Although the location was superb and clearly reflected in the price the room price for 1 night was very high for what I would class as a 'Budget' hotel. One of the most important aspects of any hotel accommodation is the quality of sleep and this was severely affected by the very uncomfortable bed. It was only a 4ft 6inch bed and was clearly in need of a new mattress being very soft and dipping towards the middle. My wife and I got very little sleep and arose in the morning very tired with many aches. I did raise my concerns with the receptionist when we checked out. Had we been staying for more than 1 night we would, undoubtedly, have moved to another hotel.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ?//?//? convenient
location of hotel convenient for museum sites and shopping
October 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by runninggirlessex clean comfortable room
this is primarily used for my business trips to Portsmouth. nice hotel, great location on gunwharf quays with loads of shops bars and restaurants. walking distance to naval base. disappointed at the breakfast service, staff seemed to find it hard to catch up with number of people staying.
i had a great nights sleep though!!
October 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davina82 excellent position at Portsmouth
excellent all-round hotel. you can visit many naval places with an All Attractions Ticket from Tourist office, which is excellent value and lasts for 12 months so you can use the water bus or go on harbour tours or visit Mary Rose Museum and many other places as often as you like. Hotel is so relaxing to return to and far better than having to return home same day. Staff are very considerate and treat one like friends. Every little thing catered for.
October 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by gillilou2 Good location
Very convenient location for Gunwharf, Portsmouth dockyard and the Isle of Wight. Room was not great as we over looked the railway and not onto the shopping centre and wharf, as we had hoped. Apparently its because we occupied a family room, so was quieter even though we had a teenager with us! The breakfast was very mediocre and a little disappointing - no bacon!
Would I stay here again? Not likely.
October 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nautical Mike Good Hotel/Great location
A good choice for central Portsmouth. Relatively expensive for the area but worth it - especially with excellent parking discount. Comfortable room for short term stays with an adequate buffet style breakfast.
Very friendly and helpful staff. I would stay again if in the area.
October 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PG712 Just a little more effort at the breakfast bar would have earned 5th star.
Overall an excellent stay, one I have made several times whilst in Pompey for a service event. The room was fine, and although some of the other guests were a bit too loud in the hallways at an unspeakable hour, that cannot be blamed on the hotel. My only real issue was with breakfast - the kitchen staff seemed unable to keep up with the number of guests dining during the morning, and kept running out of at least half of the items advertised on the breakfast buffet, to the point where I and many other patrons spent vastly more time waiting for the trays to be replenished than we ever did eating. A severe shortage of clean plates and cutlery also adversely affected what was otherwise a thoroughly tasty and satisfying breakfast.
October 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ActionRetiree Let down by some details
We have stayed here before and on each occasion there was a series of problems with the room, none of which seem to have been picked up and rectified by the housekeepers, e.g. faulty shower, jammed open window, non-functional TV remote, missing child cot despite twice checking before arrival that it should be installed. However, this hotel always seem busy and is ideally located for the amenities and tourist attractions in the area. In other aspects it functions well, only other detractioni is that outside noise at night on the weekend from revellers can be a little intrusive.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joga70 Excellent Location and great hotel.
All staff were very friendly and helpful, comfortable and clean rooms and a very nice breakfast with lots of choice. Highly recommend.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richsugarplum Perfect stay
Rooms are amazing. The food was specular! The rooms were more than spacious and spotlessly clean, big hats off to the house keeping team. I was checked in by Sui and Sophie who were the perfect duo. The night manager Samantha was very friendly and helpful aswell!! I was checked out by Lani who was very efficient and jolly. Natasha was working the morning I checked out and was always one of the first to greet me as I walked past. One recommendation would be that the staff are always standing so maybe chairs would make them appear to be more comfortable.
October 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chezz44 What a letdown
If this had been my first experience of IHG hotels I would be very wary of booking with them again. Only stayed 1 night.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lyndjs The Smiths
We like to visit Gunwharf Quays as often as we can and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. Great location, friendly staff
September 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mitchg Great location
Great location for shopping and touring naval history visiting the museums of The. Mary Rose The Victory and any naval ships docked.
Local sights as well as visiting the Isle of White
September 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mary Rose 2 Very poor
Poor breakfast. Poor lighting in room.
Low standard room.
September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Location
Business visit in great location- ideal for shopping and eating out , shame I couldn't spend longer doing this !!
September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by magieanne chairs
I hate it when a hotel only provides one chair in a room for two people. We came in tired and wanted to sit and have a cup of tea. My husband has a bad back so had the chair. I had to sit in the bed and my legs were too short to put my feet on the floor! not at all comfortable.
Even a stool tucked under the desk would have been better than nothing.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lifty Great Place to stay!
Great place to stay, hotel staff were fab their local knowledge was very helpful.
The room was spacious with all the mod cons but unfortunately the mattress was a bit bing-y-bongy for the wrong reasons, to be fair it was of good quality but the interior springs were well worn hence every time you turned over they creaked, groaned or bing / bonged.
The bathroom was well laid out enabling quick and easy access to all amenities.
The breakfast was included and adequate.
September 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DavyD52 Average hotel with poor breakfast experience
Although the hotel was in a great location the cleanliness of the room was average. The carpets were dated and the room smelled musty on arrival. Breakfast was chaotic with long waits for cooked items as the staff were struggling to cope with demand.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tester79 Great Breakfast
Lovely hotel from exterior, shame sofa beds are very worn and not updated. Not what i would expect from Holiday Inn, staff were not very sympathetic.
Breakfast was great, lots of choice for kids and adults
September 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DaveinUK Going Downhill
Gunwharf Holiday Inn is the perfect location. The problem is, their reputation is built entirely on that. The room bathrooms were not clean, the carpets in the rooms and common areas were stained and ripping up, and the breakfast was terrible. On top of that, the breakfast plates and tableware were not clean. They hotel was full, and the staff didn't seem to be able to keep up.
The staff is very helpful and friendly and, as mentioned, the location is second to none. For that reason, I have stayed at this location about 10 times. Each time is more disappointing, however, and I do not know if I will stay there again.
September 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GmaW Repeat visit
Disappointing, felt that standards had gone down since we stayed there last
September 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rocker Slightly more than adequate
Anything that was good about this useful, efficient and convenient jumping off point for an early ferry to France was overshadowed (!!) by the filthy and stained carpet in room 102 - Yukk. (Management please note). At the equivalent price of two clean, charming, welcoming overnight stops in France and / or Spain, there's no excuse for this lazy, uncaring attitude to cleanliness.
September 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sazzle GOOD
I have stayed here three times now and can not fault the staff. The carpets are the only thing I would comment on huge stains each room I have stayed in. The lift was out of order when we arrived which would not have been good for anyone disabled but a minor problem for me. . Great for location and clean comfortable bed
August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lees56 Revisit to Pompey
An excellent venue well placed. Only issue is the Hotel doesn't come up on the Holiday Inn website you have to go to Holiday Inn Gun Wharf to book, which is a shame as it is perfect for visiting Pompey with an excellent local environment. Very quite and well managed hotel.
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Canadianjambo Great Hotel - Excellent Staff
Outstanding! The staff make the difference at this hotel. The only problems was the in room Wi-Fi did not work. The staff did try to resolve the problem but were unsuccessful. The hotel is in a great location and you will want to return just because of the way you are treated.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jag and Nads Fab location
My family and I had a great stay, fab location and very friendly staff. Breakfast was basic but ok , we will be returning in the future
August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alex1308 Fantastic staff
Amazing stay at the hotel, the staff were all brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and everything done with a cheery smile, I would give them 6 *
August 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nocciolah Poor value for money
Bed, pillows and duvet of cheap quality. Does not merit the price charged.
Only saving grace is location and I guess breakfast, although it is possible to eat in the complex and have what you want.
Room and corridors shabby, with carpets repairs with tape.
Bathroom clean but no soap or shampoo apart from nameless squeezey bottles..
Overall, poor value for money. Needs a good shakeup.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Monster1066 Bed moves, and not comfortable
Stayed at Gunwharf Quays , enjoyable stay, quick and good service on reception, room good size, Bed on wheels means it moves whilst trying to get comfortable, Matress not comfortable needed to firmer, breakfast good, staff reliable,
August 26, 2014