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BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel.

Victorian charm and splendour overlooking the sea.

BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel on the promenade at Southsea, Portsmouth, is the perfect venue for both business and pleasure. Outside its doors guests can enjoy magnificent views over the Solent.
Quintessentially the hotel is Victorian England, draped in history and splendour, a hotel where you can relax and also experience all the traditional hospitality associated with a very proud hotel.

Many of our beautifully furnished bedrooms overlook the sea. A grand staircase, a chandelier filled restaurant and sumptuous lounge await our loyal brand of guests.

There is complimentary on site limited car parking. Ample free parking is also available in adjacent streets. Dogs with well behaved owners are welcome by appointment!

Maintaining high brand standards and excellence in quality is second nature to BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel in Portsmouth. We have proven that going that extra mile during our annual Best Western quality assurance assessments really does pay off. Our hard work and dedication to cleanliness and quality of both guest rooms and public areas has gained us the Best Western International Quality Award, a global recognition of excellence given to only a few selected hotels throughout the world. This award demonstrates how we take pride in offering high levels of excellence in quality and brand standards our guests expect.

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St Helen's Parade


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted Dogs by agreement prior to arrival. Bedrooms only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Paul Playford

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Ark Royal Restaurant

Tasteful and full of taste, the Ark Royal restaurant offers both a relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. Overlooking the Solent, you'll have your pick of our A la carte menu or Sunday lunch carvery menu.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 06:45 - 10:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary
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Illustrious Lounge Bar

Enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere, and a traditional carvery! If you prefer, order from our varied gastro-pub style menu.

Opening hours

Lunch: 11:00 - 16:00
Dinner: 16:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary
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Our hotel bar is ideal for those who want to watch the world go by with a drink, or enjoy traditional cuisine with your fellow guests.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Great Sultans

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6248 Yards
Handicap required


5.00 miles away in Portsmouth


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £9.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes
Driving Range Yes

Hayling Island

Course information

Course Type: Links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 0
Par: 72
Distance: 6670 Yards
No handicap required


8.00 miles away in Portsmouth


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £40.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes
Driving Range Yes


With a variety of function rooms, we're the perfect partner when it comes to wedding receptions!


Wedding service and reception venue

Here at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel we have 6 fine wedding suites to serve your every need. Many of our suites overlook the sea and enjoy panoramic views.
For full details of all our wedding packages click on


Choose from our wide selection of wedding breakfast menus to find the right menu for your special day. Whether it be a small buffet celebration or a lavish banquet we can provide the right menu to suit all occasions.

Honeymoon Suite

The perfect room for your perfect night!
Complete a most memorable day in one of our wonderful Honeymoon Suites overlooking the Solent.


Registry office:
Portsmouth City Council
Milldam House, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AF
023 92829041

For any enquiries please call Events Team on 023 92731281

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type PO4 0RN

Send to Tom Tom

Nearest motorway: M27, J12, 3.00 miles
Nearest train station: Portsmouth & Southsea, 2.50 miles
Nearest tube station: na, 0.00 mins
Nearest airport: Southampton, 27.00 miles
Free parking on site (45 spaces)
On site disabled parking (1 spaces)

St Helen's Parade

What's nearby?


  • Fratton Park (1.6 miles)

  • Mountbatten Leisure Centre (4.1 miles)

  • The Pyramids Centre (0.4 miles)

  • Portsmouth Golf Centre (3.3 miles)

  • Portsmouth Tennis Centre (1.9 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (2.3 miles)

  • Spinnaker Tower (2 miles)

  • Royal Marines Museum (1 miles)

  • D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery (0.6 miles)

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (0.8 miles)


  • Gunwharf Quays (2.1 miles)

  • Cascades Shopping Centre (2.6 miles)

  • Commercial Road (2.6 miles)

  • Palmerston Road (0.8 miles)

  • Albert Road (0.8 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Of course, we cater for 1 on 1 interviews and large conferences, but we're just as accommodating for week-long meetings, school proms, graduation balls, wedding receptions, Christenings, wakes, ladies festival weekends and any other kind of celebration!

Available room set ups

U shape


The largest of all our suites accommodating up to 300+ guests. A room divider is also available for separation. Air conditioning, natural daylight, integral bar, side entrance if required, own cloakroom and can facilitate a stage if required.


Ideal for all types of conferences. Enjoys good natural daylight and comes equipped with pull down screen and special downlighting.


Recently refurbished , light and refreshing suite with panoramic views over the Solent and to the west. A popular room for private dinners, conferences and training days.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Invincible 250 160 50 50 240
Ark Royal 0 0 0 0 160
Fearless 50 30 28 28 50
Intrepid 50 30 28 28 50
Endurance 24 18 16 16 0
Victory Suite 100 60 28 32 160
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Still as good as ever

24/11/2015 Notsosporty, Clevedon, United Kingdom

We returned to the Royal Beach for a long weekend, while we visited relatives in the city. We found everything as good as ever. The place was bursting at the seams on Saturday, with two wedding, a Reu... more


Consistently good-- but be careful how you book your stay !!

22/11/2015 brian840019, Callington, United Kingdom

We have stayed here before and always found the hotel ,staff and food to be excellent. However, when booking our mid-week stay online, this time, I was automatically re-directed to and ... more


Stunning views and FAB - U - LOUS staff!

19/11/2015 annettelaurie, Plymouth, United Kingdom

We stayed here last weekend for a Naval dinner and get together. Apart from the stunning view from our sea front room, the complete lack of noise from the road when both sets of windows were shut and... more


Typical Best Western

16/11/2015 jab_89, Derbyshire

Stayed here with work several times. Free WIFI, pleasant seafront location, 10-15 min walk to decent bars and restaurants. Rooms generally spacious but bathrooms tired and dated. Staff friendly and he... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for reviewing the hotel, You will be pleased to hear that we are refurbishing bathrooms at the moment which will change the overall impression of the hotel, I have passed on a copy of your comments to the team, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM

One night's stay

15/11/2015 Dani P, Romsey, United Kingdom

I really loved the size of this hotel. It stood out, so we couldn't possibly miss it. We were watching The Waterboys at the Guildhall so just needed a place to lay our heads for the night. Room was ok... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, We have just purchased 140 new pillows so hopefully you will pleased if you visit again, we tried to rent the vacant land adjacent to the hotel for additional car parking but unfortunately were refused permission and there is no additional space around the hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, best wishes Chris Gilmore GM