Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 346
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Silversaver Best place for Portsmouth Dockyard, The Victory, Marie Rose etc
We went by train to Harbour station, literally 5 minutes away and were delighted to find the hotel in a lovely area of redeveloped Royal Navy Gun Wharf. Full of restaurants, designer outlets and other shops and less than 4 minutes from the bus station and only 7 or 8 minutes to the Dockyard with all its attractions.
Our room overlooked the redeveloped wharf area and was warm and comfortable. The staff could not have been more helpful, especially Shaun and Ben, nothing was too much trouble for either of them.
The cost of breakfasts is included in the room price and whilst the choice was limited, it was fine.
Would we stay there again? Moist definitely.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kevinv October stay
nice hotel good location but pricey fir an express
October 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tigersrule Overall a good place and package
we had a lovely few days in Portsmouth, only one gripe, the toilet seat had a fixing bolt missing, it didn't detract from our stay, and I didn't report it until we left, as it seem worth making a fuss, but needed fixing.
Otherwise a brilliant location, parked the car when we arrived, and didn't go back to it till we left
October 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brizy great service and clean.
we both had a very enjoyable stay at gunwharf quays. and would definitely come back.which we plan to do in December.central to to shops bars and restaraunts. weather was great too!
October 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by geoff39 Comfortable room. Good staff. Dreadful breakfast
It's a pity that the hotel cannot supply more linked rooms so that families can come with older children.
For a hotel chain with a reputation such as Holiday Inn it is sad that they cannot provide bacon and decent coffee at breakfast time. I went out to Costa for my breakfast !
The hotel is in an excellent location for exploring Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight .
October 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stew31 Good location, budget hotel
The location of this hotel sets it apart from the others but be prepared to pay for it!
Rooms are below average for the price. Beds are comfy but too soft so you end up waking your partner if you turn over! pillows gave me neck ache.
Room amenities are OK with a sofa, smallish TV, kettle and budget hair dryer but no iron. Even though there was a large iron burn mark on the carpet!
Plastic cups in the bathroom!
Hotel feels modern but looks dated with poor furnishings though out, badly maintained carpets and stain marks.
As well as a set 2 types of pastries, The breakfast also has a budget feel and is restricted to Sausage, Beans and scrambled egg.
Overall I would stay here again, this is only due to it's location, it is a direct comparison to other budget hotels which you would expect to pay over half less that you would a holiday in express.
Please sort it out or adjust the price to reflect value for money!
October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ducks59 Didn't need to use car, hooray!!!!
Spent two nights at this location for a birthday treat at start of September, to visit Mary Rose museum which meant we had two days without using the car. Easy reach of shops and restaurants all virtually on the doorstep. Good selection for breakfast including hot items which on booking we were told it was only a cold breakfast available so a nice surprise. Made one mistake of opening windows at night which meant we were disturbed by all the noise from late night revellers in near bars/restaurants, cure was to have windows closed and air conditioning on.
October 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by businesssmokie reward points
My reward points not updated from my last two visits. .I mentioned it and nothing ever happens. .. apart from that it is highly priced..I asked for double bed and got a room with two single beds. . Could not be bothers to change it. .. everything else is good
October 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by diggydog123 Conveniently situated for attractions and shopping
Comfortable & convenient for attractions & shopping. Breakfast was chaotic & food was luck warm which let the hotel down and needs addressing but other than that a pleasant stay.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tomo22 Fantastic Hotel & service
Excellent location, excellent hotel and excellent services, clean hotel with excellent service from reception, they even stamped my ticket from the Shopping Centre car park so i parked for free.
There was a little noise from outside but it was a Friday night and the hotel is in a prime location so i can't complain about that! Great choice of food for breakfast too.
I will be staying there again the next time i visit Portsmouth!
The Hotel gets top marks from me.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kondor Nice and Cosey
We had a nice relaxing stay at your property and your staff were most helpful!
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stick23 Great Location and excellent service.
We came down to shop- have a break- just enjoy Beautiful Portsmouth. This hotel is clean and modern with brilliant staff and excellent service. We had a couple of little niggles but they were dealt with efficiently and immediately. Rooms are really comfortable and clean. Very clean. The views are fine- it is after all, in a very busy and vibrant area. I would recommend Extra caution when using the shower as the tray is very slippery. There IS a warning sign but so small it is easily missed , I missed it! The Staff ,however, we're absolutely red hot in ensuring I was alright. More a niggle but that sign Should be bigger! Overall- a great place to stay, Children are well catered for and cared for and I highly recommend it !
September 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MisterA Great location
Perfect location for both shopping and sightseeing. The 24 hour free parking makes the stay even more enjoyable as you don't have to rush off.
September 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MaryRose Historic Dockyard Hotel
We stayed at the Holiday Inn primarily because of its location to the Historic Dockyard and restaurants. We normally expect Holiday Inn prices to be below average but this was very expensive for the standard of hotel and is obviously charging high prices because of its location.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Von13 Brilliant
Excellent experience. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Rooms clean, modern and comfortable. Location excellent and easy parking was the icing on the cake.
September 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Average
We were booked in here as our hotel had overbooked, location was good but room was basic although clean. Breakfast really needs some improvements, just like being at school, the hot items were awful.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Missy71 Very clean and comfortable
Holiday Inn Express Gunwharf Quay excellent location if want to combine a bit of indulgent shopping with a visit to some of England's best Naval Heritage sites. Hotel up to usual HIE standard, clean and efficiently run with very helpful staff. Location has plenty and good variety of places to eat to suit every palate and wallet. Enjoyed our stay.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Koupe Comfy room and great location
I would choose this hotel for it's location. Bunch of restaurants, bars and shops near. Room was good. Only thing I thought was missing was shampoo. Breakfast wasn't as good as in the regular Holiday Inns, but okay. Only thing that ruined the good experience was the free wifi, which wasn't working at all. I could connect to it just fine (almost full bars), but it was working for 30 seconds to 1 minute at a time. Totally useless.
September 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JDavid77 Expensive break.
Poor value for money. Exorbitant charge for the night of Sunday 15th Sept 2013. Cramped room. Bed rather small. Heating didn't work in first room and we were moved for this reason. Water behind loo all the time. Was there a leak or simply careless cleaning? Very poor storage space in the room.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexasStang GREAT LOCATION
The hotel could not be situated in a better location. The access to Gunwharf Quays shopping center is excellent and only a short walk to the historical ships at the waterfront. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and look forward to someday returning with my entire family.
September 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marilyn51 Pleasure to return
Always a pleasure to return to the HIE at Gunwharf! Friendly and competent staff, comfortable , well equipped room with excellent beds and super shower, very clever bathroom/WC combination. Would be nice to have a small fridge (especially in the summer). Can be a bit noisy during the night if the room faces the Casino.
September 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by keith42 great weekend but let down by silly things
fab location with fab staff all very friendly and helpful, had a great weekend let down by a few silly mistakes front desk staff and lady manager great, went too go out Saturday night to discover both lifts broken down only problem being we were on the first floor and no way out has im in a wheelchair, took over 1/2 hour and another guess being rude to management before we were told there a service lift. had great night out at least on return one lift was fixed. went in for breakfast on sunday having told staff on booking my partner was glunten free, she went to go get her breakfast asked a member off staff where the glunten free bread was keep and told it had been put out and all gone so was only able to have egg and fresh fruit when asking the manager later was told no the bread out the back on the side and would not ever be but out with normal bread or rolls, she asked the member of staff why she hadn't got it was told she thought it been put on side for bin why do staff feel the need to lie to guess, but other that a great time
September 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RTM105 Good Hotel
Hotel is ideally located in the Gun Wharf Keys complex. The car parking is excellent value, undercover and secure all for £4 for 3 days. We didn't need the car for our stay and walked to all the areas we wanted to see. Hotel room was spotless and the staff couldn't do enough to help you. The breakfast was fine and the discounts available at the local restaurants were useful.
would recommend the hotel.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fi808 Excellent base
Very impressed with our stay... Great location for all that Gun wharf quays has to offer. Short walk to the Historial Dockyard.Our room was spacious and very clean ... Breakfast was a pleasant surprise with lots of choice .. Would definitely stay again !! Expensive wi if though !! But makes up for it with free parking for first 24hrs then £2 after that.
September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lyds57 Lovely room & great service
Had a great stay & was very pleased with the room & friendly servic. Would definitely recommend to friends. Only slight downside no bacon for breakfast.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by windy99 Portsmouth
The stay was very good once we got there. The post code took us to a deadend the other side of the town and when we got near to the hotel there were no signs. This lead to a lot of driving round a busy one way system.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FredandWilma87 Great location
Great location. However the sofa bed was not made up, when we had booked a family room. Then the sofa bed had collapsed and was not fit to sleep on. No other family rooms were available, so we had to split up and 2 of us went in a twin room. We were then moved into another family room the next day, again the bed was not made up and this bed was not much better quality than the first one. So for the money we paid we were very disappointed in the quality of the beds and it was not a relaxing experience moving rooms 3 times for 2 nights!
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MARIABA Fantastic Stay
We haven't been to Portsmouth for some time and were, to say in the least, very impressed with the transformation. The location of the hotel can't be beaten! The hotel was clean and tidy and the room was very comfortable. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and accommodating, cheerful, and clearly the team was very cohesive. The stay was excellent value for money. My only gripe was the limited breakfast options, but even that did not spoil our visit in anyway. Thanks so much for a lovely break.
September 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Vicki28 Excellent location!
The hotel is positioned near by dozens of bars and restaurants in Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth making an ideal base, if you can get parked ok. We arrived on a busy day and had to come back later as parking is shared with the shopping centre. Having said that it is very handy to the hotel and we had our ticket stamped for big discount. The position, once we were in, really did make up for it though. Bit costly, but again pay for location. Breakfast was lousy. Cooked was sausage, scrambled egg and beans. My sister only eats bacon, so we ate out. I would stay again. Staff were lovely and room was comfortable.
September 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Titanic Right location
The HIE at Gunwharf may be the perfect location for a break in this idyllic place, but there are downsides. The bed was a nightmare, ridiculously soft and dipped to the middle ( only good for romantics, not relaxers).
Please reconsider your food offerings and the serving. It is so busy at breakfast that everyone is in each others way and the eggs!!!
I know that you pay for a location like this, but please look at the little things that make a stay enjoyable rather than niggling. Finally, the booking of one of the nights by Reward points seemed complicated at check in and out?
On the positive side, staff were lovely and helpful, parking incredible value and location (as said) perfect.
August 31, 2013