Queens Hotel Review
The Queens Hotel is an Edwardian building just 5 minutes walk from the beach, it is sat opposite the Southsea common and has uninterrupted views of the Isle of White.
As the building is now 116 years old they have been undergoing some renovations to bring the older interiors up to date starting with the first-floor suites. The Queens hotel is an iconic building of Portsmouth so is hard to miss when travelling there, what is also good to know if you are planning a visit is that they have an extensive car park for guests only, if you need directions to the hotel Worldee travel app can help you with that.
When walking into the building you instantly feel like you have walked into luxury, the marble floors complement the mesmerising painted ceilings which give the hotel a modern yet traditional quality. We were greeted by the host and checked in quickly and efficiently, check-in time is 2 pm so we decided to go straight after work at 3:30 to make the most of our room and relax before dinner.
Walking into our newly refurbished room the light hit you straight away; a result of the patio glass doors and the large pained windows; the light that entered the room was also mirrored in terms of the brighter coloured furnishings.
Decked out in a rich green and white colour pallet the room again was modern but rooted back to their originality of being an Edwardian building based on the subtle material and furniture choices, which was nice to see. Lucky enough we stayed during the February heatwave weekend and in a room with a balcony, so we had stunning views of Southsea and the beach.
Our suite also had an adjoining room with two single beds this would be great for families that are wishing to stay.
After exploring the room and crashing out on one of the most comfortable beds I have stayed in for a long time we got ready and headed down to the bar for cocktails starting with my personal favourite – a porn star martini which came out accompanied by a flaming passionfruit.
We were then escorted into the main dining room for dinner, we both had different starters so decided to share to experience both – starting with the smoked salmon and asparagus tartlet and cream of vegetable soup which were both delicious.
We then opted for the steak as our main course, this was served with homemade chips, mushrooms, tomatoes and peppercorn sauce; what was great about this was that the main course came served with all the added extras so there was no need to order additional sides – it was cooked to perfection.
Come dessert, we were so full but as the rest of the meal had been so tasty we were intrigued to try one, we shared the chocolate torte served with vanilla ice cream as recommended by the waitress who was extremely friendly and helpful on the night. It tasted as rich as it sounds but was tasty nonetheless.
After dinner had digested we headed back to the cosy bar area to have one more drink before bed, even though it wasn’t late we were happy to go back to our room and watch the TV as the room was the best thing about our whole stay.
In the morning we decided to make the most of the day and get up early, the sun was in full beam, so we went out onto our balcony to make the most of the unexpectedly warm weather. We then headed down to once again the main dining hall for breakfast, the large windows let in a wave of light, dressing the room beautifully, we were sat near one of these windows.
The breakfast was served in a buffet style and you can pick from the ingredients of an English breakfast, fruit, cereals and pastries, we both decided to go for a full English (being the English people we are!) which was faultless. After breakfast we headed back to the room to enjoy our morning before rushing off into reality again, the interior was so bright and clean it made you feel completely relaxed and comfortable – so much so I didn’t want to leave!
Again, check out was just as easy as checking in, we simply handed over our keys settled our outstanding bill and left. The Queens hotel is a beautiful place to stay come rain or shine, it is also great for couples or families, during the summer months they host several garden events so be sure to look out for these on their website or Instagram pages.
It is also situated in the heart of Southsea in Portsmouth so you can use Worldee to help you find attractions nearby if you are visiting from afar or intrigued to explore your own city such as the D-Day museum. If you are looking for more of a wilder night out than us, then Worldee can also help you find night clubs that are in walking distance following directions on the app.
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