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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel

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The Plaza, Gunwharf Quays Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3FD England
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#16 of 41 hotels in Portsmouth
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The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth hotel is located within Gunwharf Quays which is a vibrant waterfront development offering a number of attractions, including over 95 designer clothing outlets,over 25 restaurants & bars, a cinema, ten pin bowling, casino and comedy club. The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Hotel is ideally located for business or leisure breaks. It comprises 130 en-suite bedrooms and 2 modern meeting rooms, all with comfort cooling, natural daylight and free wifi throughout the hotel. The Great room and lounge area situated on the first floor offers drinks and relaxation in the evening, as well as a free continental breakfast with hot favourites which include scrambled egg, sausages & baked beans in the morning. Undercover secure parking is available in the award winning main Gunwharf Quays car park, all Hotel guests receive discounted rates for car parking in the main Gunwharf Quays car park, first twenty four hours or first exit is free of charge and then second 24 hours or exit and thereafter are charged at £2. Access to trains, buses and ferries are all within walking distance. Southampton International Airport is 22 miles away. Convenient access to all of Portsmouth's many attractions, including the Spinnaker Tower, The Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Old Town with its cobbled streets and the waterfront, filled with traditional pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. PLEASE NOTE: THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - PORTSMOUTH GUNWHARF QUAYS HAS DEDICATED DISABLED CAR SPACES OUTSIDE THE HOTEL ENTRANCE, WITH A DROP OFF/PICK UP FACILITY BY THE FRONT DOOR. THERE IS APPROX A 3 MINUTE WALK FROM THE UNDERGROUND CAR PARK TO HOTEL
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Paid public parking nearby
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Breakfast buffet
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24-hour front desk
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Julie D wrote a review Jan 2023
From the moment we stepped into this lovely clean hotel , we were greeted by the manager Mr Peter Mill & Mr Lee Taylor they were both very helpful & friendly , accommodating our need , excellent service we would highly recommend this hotel & will definitely be returning soon !
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Hello B1038ZBjullied, Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to Pete. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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Sara M wrote a review Jan 2023
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Absolutely lovely stay. the staff are so amazing and friendly. Maria and Charlee helped me and my husband out with staying an extra night, they just made it so easy. Then sitting in the bar while chatting with them on just random topics is just the best welcome. Love coming here and seeing them again. Thanks for recognizing us Maria
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hello saramC318OBZ, Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to Maria and Charlee. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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The Hungry Scot wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia198 contributions111 helpful votes
We were happy with this hotel. The staff were particularly helpful and well trained. The room was more spacious than other holiday inns we have stayed at. The location was great - lots of shops and restaurants nearby and only a 7 min walk to the Portsmouth historic harbour (a must see).
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lee Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
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Hello craigwreid73, Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to the team. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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Linda B wrote a review Jan 2023
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nice room, great location. Maria and Wayne work so hard they are exceptionally helpful and polite, nothing is to much trouble. They multitask, reception, bar and they prep the breakfast and replinish the tea and coffee. Thankyou
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Lee Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello U6088YZlindab, Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to Maria and Wayne. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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Julie Newell wrote a review Jan 2023
Ashford, United Kingdom2 contributions
I have stayed in this hotel many times and come back every year with my friends. The hotel Is so close to all the shops and restaurants and the facilities and staff are just brilliant I would like to mention one member of staff who is called Charlie he has the best customer service skills going and one of the reasons why we always stay in the holiday inn express Gunwharf is because of Charlie’s exceptional customer service he definitely needs to get some sort of recognition.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lee Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Deanlove, Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to Charlee. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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Papa B wrote a review Jan 2023
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We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Gunwharf, the staff there were amazing, especially Maria and Anna Marie and Joel. They were very welcoming and professional. They made our stay extra special, gave us very valuable advise about the local area which made our visit to Portsmouth perfect. Would definitely recommend staying there again, thanks again to Maria and Anna Marie!!!@
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lee Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello 306papab, Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to Maria, Ann-Marie and Joel. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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SotonGirl61 wrote a review Jan 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom159 contributions27 helpful votes
Stayed here as my work's Christmas do was at Brassiere Blanc. Great location, friendly staff, plentiful breakfast and a good discount on the parking. My only criticism is that some areas are looking tired. Would stay again for the location.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Lee Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, Sotongirl61, Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to the staff. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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Gary l wrote a review Jan 2023
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Friendly, helpful staff throughout stay. Clean rooms Great location with everything my on door step Quiet rooms next to each other. Nice breakfast Bar open until late with family board games that kept us entertained to end the night. Family friendly
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lee Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
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Hello Gary, Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to the staff. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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philrowe wrote a review Dec 2022
Auckland, New Zealand31 contributions8 helpful votes
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Could not fault the hotel, staff and location! Great value for money. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff were polite and friendly and the breakfast plentiful. The location was ideal for a trip into the Gunwharf Quays. It was also pleasing to see the hotel was pet friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lee Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
Responded 27 Dec 2022
Hello philrowe , Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to all the staff. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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Richard M wrote a review Dec 2022
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Maria and Henry are a credit to the company, fabulously friendly service and so helpful. Great location to gunwharf and surrounding areas as there is the ferry to gosport and train service right outside. I like the little extra services like asking for anything you've forgotten like razors/sewing kits and tooth brushes
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lee Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
Responded 27 Dec 2022
Hello Richard M , Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are delighted that we provided you with a great stay. I will be sure to pass those comments on to Henry and Maria. We hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks Lee GSM
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include HMS Warrior 1860 (0.4 km), Gunwharf Quays (0.2 km), and Spinnaker Tower (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ship Anson, Las Iguanas, and Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson (7.5 km), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (0.8 km), and Little Woodham Living History Village (4.4 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.