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Somerset House Boutique Hotel

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10 Florence Road Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NE England
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The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It offers boutique rooms with free Wi-FI, just a 5-minute walk from Southsea Beach. The stylish bedrooms all feature satellite TVs and comfortable beds are adorned with Egyptian cotton sheets. The hotel is close to Southsea Common and Southsea Castle. Southsea Hovercraft Port is about 1 mile away, and is a quick way to reach the Isle of Wight. The very popular Boutique Gastro Pub The Florence Arms is just next door
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
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Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
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Seating area
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Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Private bathrooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Jackie L wrote a review Nov 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom28 contributions49 helpful votes
Had booked two nights stay at Florence House direct with Mercer Collection and was very kindly upgraded to their sister hotel Somerset House to help us celebrate a birthday. This was much appreciated! Staff were very welcoming. We were allocated a parking permit upon arrival and parked right by the hotel in a quiet street without any difficulty at all. Didn’t need to move the car during our stay as we walked everywhere. Room was quiet, spotless and large- really lovely. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order and promptly served with plenty of choice. We very much enjoyed our stay and due to this experience will definitely return to this group of hotels upon our return to the area.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Thank you so much Jackie - it was a pleasure to be able to upgrade you and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate you leaving a review for us and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Angie K wrote a review Nov 2022
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We stayed at Somerset House for two nights in November, on a football visit. We were upgraded to a superior room, so were probably a little spoilt! The room was immaculate, spacious and very comfortable, lovely decor - light and airy but also very cosy when the heating kicked in. Important at this time of year. The bathroom was the largest we've ever had in a hotel, modern and with all necessary toiletries. We were close to all the amenities in Southsea, yet very quiet overnight. Windows opened to let in the fresh air, yet it was so quiet - there was no street noise. Parking was easy, we were on the forecourt, but there is plenty of on-road parking with permit bays clearly marked. Breakfasts were lovely, served in a separate area just across the road from our room. Lots of places to eat and drink in the evening in the immediate vicinity. We will definitely stay here again - we'd like to return when the restaurant and garden are open in the summer, but this is a lovely break at any time of year. PS If you are going to the football, it's about a 35-minute walk to Fratton Park - but flat and along back streets so easy to do.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review the stay in full - these reviews really make a difference to us. We look forward to seeing you in the summer so you can enjoy our outside space and restaurant and hope we can offer another 5 star stay.
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Mariana P wrote a review Oct 2022
All stays at The Mercer Collection are special from the second you check in! The team is just top notch, super professional in an amazingly friendly way. Check in is made at ease (provided parking permit to park nearby, in a very quiet residential area) at the main reception and we were shown to our room. Wow, is all I can say! The room is beautiful (we had a superior suite), super warm and comfortable; cleanliness at its best and lovely complementary toiletries, tea/coffee facilities. We love how quiet the area is, even though you're a short walk away from all the hussle and bustle Southsea has to offer. Breakfast was spot on too, service quick and with a smile, lovely freshly cooked food and great coffee! Will definitely recommend to anyone that'll listen and can't wait to be back for another blissful stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Thank you so much for reviewing your time at the hotel! As always it was an absolute pleasure to see you again and we are so happy you had a wonderful stay in our Suite. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future - but don't leave it so long this time!
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Vince wrote a review Aug 2022
Bergen, Norway1 contribution
We found a very welcoming environment, very clean space which satisfied our need. Very cute location, very close to the sea and couple of minutes walking from the lively area of Portsmouth. Kitchen offers a wide range of options too - recommended
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Thank you for your generous review - we are very happy you found the hotel welcoming and enjoyed the local area too. We hope to welcome you again.
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Linda B wrote a review Jun 2022
Buckingham, United Kingdom22 contributions26 helpful votes
Cleanest hotel we have stayed in in UK for many years. The rooms are just a bit special, decor, (brilliant choice of wallpaper), lovely thick fluffy towels, very clean shower room, even the drain. Bed very comfy, beautiful linen, even the cream carpet was spotless. The breakfast room is so beautiful too. Love the wallpaper again. Food was delicious, very well cooked especially the poached eggs, perfect. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. Great location, just across from beach. 20 min stroll to town centre for shops, bars etc or a short taxi ride. The bus goes every 10 mins. Great.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We were very lucky, their car park nearby was empty. The receptionist even walked us to...
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Responded 27 Jul 2022
Thank you for your review Linda, it was a pleasure to welcome you and we are so happy to read your comments about cleanliness which is very important, especially post covid. It's lovely to hear that the decor and breakfast were appreciated and staff looked after you. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in the area.
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Elli0ttB wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
I booked this from other recommendations - and can agree its a really lovely hotel. I booked it to go and see my son who is Portsmouth Uni. It was his birthday, so I organised for us to have the Sunday and Sunday evening. Its part of a group of hotels in a small radius of each other. Parking was ok, as I managed to get a spot in their car park. Room was great - very spacious. Very clean and bed very comfortable. No noise at all from the road or other residents. We had a great evening at the local gastro pub (Florence Arms) - definitely go there. I needed to work on the Monday - and they allowed me to use the dining room at no expense... that is true customer service and that personal touch... well done! Highly recommended...
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Baz2489 wrote a review Mar 2022
Kent, United Kingdom3 contributions
Stayed for one night only (27/03/2022) as part of a 'Getaway' for myself and wife,VERY CLEAN and well decorated and could not find fault. Room was so lovely and clean. Staff brilliant and even recommended a Gastro Pub (Florence Arms) about 4 secs from the room that was also amazing for dinner. Breakfast was also amazing and no waiting about at all and again,staff BRILLIANT!! Would definitely recommend to anyone,thank you so much for a pleasant stay. Attached photo is just of a first floor landing that was lovely....
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cemremnv wrote a review Mar 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom608 contributions64 helpful votes
We spent a night here. It was a comfortable place with a lot of room. The location is very near the seafront and easy to go from one place to another. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast was very good as well. We could ask for extra portions if we weren't full yet. I'd stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pompey lass wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed across the road in Somerset House which is superb. The room was tastefully decorated and furnished and very comfortable. Breakfast in the dining room of Florence House was excellent, freshly cooked to order. All the staff we met were friendly, helpful and very professional. This boutique hotel is a real find and to be recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Elizabeth H wrote a review Jan 2022
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Room was a good size, exceptionally clean and very comfy. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Hotel is situated in a great location near to seafront and local historic sites. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again..
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Date of stay: January 2022
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$100 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Somerset House Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Southsea Beach (0.3 km), Strong Island Clothing Co (0.5 km), and Exploria (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Somerset House Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Somerset House Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Somerset House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Somerset House Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant 27, The Florence Arms, and The Briny.
Are pets allowed at Somerset House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Somerset House Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Somerset House Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (3.0 km), Little Woodham Living History Village (6.2 km), and Portsdown Hill (7.0 km).
Does Somerset House Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.