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Saulkrasti, Latvia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bright sample of eclipse of British Empire. From very 1st step inside there is feeling that one has returned to 50ties of XX century, even a bit of naftaline parfume is present. Yes it's not the first freshness, last furnishing perhaps from 80ies or even more early- but! Bed was comfortable Lux A+++/five stars level.The view from from window (...

Thank egons67
Sandown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The entrance was OK. The bedroom itself was reasonable and the bed comfortable. I wouldn't think that any decorating had been done this centuary. Paint was chipped and scuffed. Wallpaper was peeling. The bathroom was dingy, dusty and generally unpleasant, as for the shower, I dare not go in it as I was afraid what I might catch, there was...

Thank John H
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Its ideally situated for several good pubs, Gun Wharf key and the Dockyard, HMS Victory and Warrior. It has some parking and wifi in the bar area, the place does need a facelift but certainly the room we were in was clean and very spacious it had a view of the Spinnaker tower and warrior. Breakfast was very good. There...

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Only good thing was evening receptionist. Breakfast awful. Room horrendous with torn curtains, worn carpets. I could go on. Even if inexpensive does not justify this hell hole. Location great but I fear this place is not safe. My mum is partially sighted and didn't dare use the lift on her own nor was there sufficient lighting in the room....

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 3 December 2016

My husband,mother in law and I spent one night in this hotel and cancelled the other 2 we had booked. We were greeted by an elderly gentleman on reception who couldn't find the key to the room for my husband and I. He repeatedly asked if he had already given my husband the key then said we could have a...

Thank N7325QHkarenl
Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was our second visit to this hotel and we enjoyed it as much as our first. We had a large room which was clean and tidy with plenty of tea and coffee the breakfast was excellent with every thing you could possibly want the staff were wonderful and very helpful and the owner made a fuss of us he...

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited for second time. Again had an enjoyable stay and pleased to see the lift was still working. The room was comfortable and all staff were most helpful. Arrived early and gent kindly checked with staff and allowed access so able to store bags. Breakfast again was excellent.

Thank Nicholas B
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Yes it's a bit tired.. But it's a delight to visit somewhere that hasn't had the soul taken from it. The rooms are large and clean... In fact didn't see any dirt anywhere. The staff are helpful, friendly and even seem to be pleased to see you, and that doesn't always happen in hotel receptions. The location is perfect for...

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Its true the hotel could do with a good dose of spit and polish, worn carpets and spoiled decor could do with replacing.But look at the plus points. The hotel is very central, the staff cant do enough for you, the breakfast is wholesome and plentiful,the rooms are warm and everything works with a good shower. The parking is free,...

1Thank Les N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Whilst yes I agree the Keppels Head Hotel is frayed on the surface the room staff, concierge and the breakfast staff more than make up for the frayed edges of this Hotel. The breakfast selection is lovely, the dining room spotless and the friendliness of the servers excellent. When on arrival I was informed that they do not serve lattes...

Thank Jackie O

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Keppel's Head Hotel (Est 1779) is situated in "The Hard" in Portsmouth. The Hard is a historical area with many connections to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is only a short stroll from the hotel. Gunwharf Quays is also nearby, which thrives with many shops, restaurants, clubs and pubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Keppels Head

Address: 24-26 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3DT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: ₹ 4,981 - ₹ 6,585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Keppels Head 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms on the front certainly have noise from the nearby rail station”
 of 5 bubbles K7316TVjohnh, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We have had a room on the front with both of our visits”
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 of 5 bubbles GrahamS104, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Front has views over the harbour water front, the rear is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles lesn979, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you request having a view over the water they actually do pay attention to your request and where possible implement it.”
 of 5 bubbles jackieo796, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front are probably better.”
 of 5 bubbles 686carolynk, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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