Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

St Helen's Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0RN, England
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Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

Victorian charm and splendour overlooking the sea.

Located on the seaside promenade at Southsea, the Best Western Royal Beach Hotel is a fantastic place to stay in Portsmouth. Guests can enjoy magnificent views over the Solent, with many of our beautifully furnished bedrooms overlooking the sea and t show more

Bars, Lift to all floors, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets accepted
Dogs by agreement prior to arrival. Bedrooms only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00

Restaurants & Bars

At the Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, we pride ourselves on our fine cuisine and in being one of the best places to eat in Portsmouth.

Chef Paul Playford
  • Ark Royal Restaurant
  • Illustrious Lounge Bar
  • Illustrious

Ark Royal Restaurant

Tasteful in every sense, the Ark Royal restaurant offers both a relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. With panoramic views over the Solent, it provides an unforgettable dining experience. An imaginative and beautifully presented menu features traditional favourites and Chef's specials. Choose between an a la carte menu or Sunday lunch carvery menu. For guests wishing to dine in our lounge a special menu is also available.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 06:45 - 10:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary
Dining and bars

Illustrious Lounge Bar

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. Alternatively try our lounge for a relaxed atmosphere and a traditional carvery. If you prefer, order from our varied gastro-pub style menu. At the Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, we give you plenty of options to provide you with a fantastic drinking and dining experience.

Opening hours
Lunch: 11:00 - 16:00
Dinner: 16:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Illustrious

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
10:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

The Best Western Royal Beach Hotel is a perfect wedding venue in Portsmouth, offering panoramic views over the Solent. We offer five suites with facilities that can accommodate between 30 and 300 guests for your wedding. Our experienced wedding co-ordinator and events team will ensure that every aspect of your wedding day is perfect and you can enjoy your big day stress-free.

  • Registrar

For any enquiries please call Events Team on 023 92731281

Registrar

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

Golf

Keen golfers will find much to enjoy at the scenic courses near the Best Western Royal Beach Hotel.

This is an 'inland links' that extends a friendly welcome to golfers of all abilities who are drawn by its excellent greens.
Located five miles from the hotel, the 6258-yard, 18-hole parkland course has a par of 69.

  • Great Sultans
  • Hayling Island

Great Sultans

Keen golfers will find much to enjoy at the scenic courses near the Best Western Royal Beach Hotel.

This is an 'inland links' that extends a friendly welcome to golfers of all abilities who are drawn by its excellent greens.
Located five miles from the hotel, the 6258-yard, 18-hole parkland course has a par of 69.

5.00 miles away in Portsmouth

Course information

  • Driving range
  • Practice ground golf facilities
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type

Parkland

Location

Off Site

Holes

18

Par

71

Distance

6248 Yards

Handicap

Handicap required

Prices

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

Hayling Island

This course offers stunning views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and is a unique and challenging experience for golfers of all levels.
Eight miles from the hotel, the 6670-yard, 18-hole course has a par of 72.

8.00 miles away in Portsmouth

Course information

  • Driving range
  • Practice ground golf facilities
  • Putting green golf facilites
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type

Links

Location

Off Site

Holes

0

Par

72

Distance

6670 Yards

Handicap

No handicap required

Prices

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

Meetings & Events

The Royal Beach hotel is the perfect location if you're looking for a conference venue in Portsmouth. We have four conference suites that enjoy natural daylight and can accommodate up to 280 delegate...

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

The Royal Beach hotel is the perfect location if you're looking for a conference venue in Portsmouth. We have four conference suites that enjoy natural daylight and can accommodate up to 280 delegates. There are also a variety of packages - including breakfast meetings, day delegate, 24-hour delegate and room hire only. All rooms benefit from free Wi-Fi and you will be served with a selection of freshly prepared food during the meeting.

Suites

INVINCIBLE
This is the largest of all our suites, accommodating up to 300+ guests. It benefits from air conditioning, natural daylight, an integrated bar, a side entrance and can facilitate a stage if required. A room divider is also available for separate meetings.

FEARLESS
This room is ideal for all types of conferences. It enjoys good natural daylight and comes equipped with a pull-down screen and special downlighting.

INTREPID
This is a recently refurbished, light and inspiring suite that offers panoramic views over the Solent and to the west. It's a popular room for private dinners, conferences and training days.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape
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

Reviews of Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 1742 reviews
Excellent 42%
Very Good 37%
Average 13%
Poor 4%
Terrible 2%
Rating

easaman, wrote review 21/01/2020

Sea View

We spent two nights at the great Western Very large room queen size bed and had A Seaview window very lovely. tea and coffee in the room had a lovely time very good breakfast and an evening meal would... more

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617kas1973, wrote review 20/01/2020

Warm welcome & excellent service

Always a very warm welcome, having stayed before. So friendly and helpful. Rooms a good size (we booked a single, double and triple). Great location for us all too. Long walk along sea. Other activiti... more

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Bluebell_Rubie, wrote review 18/01/2020

Afternoon Tea

Terrible!!! Very disappointing experience. Never had an Afternoon Tea like it and not in a good way. No choice of sandwiches. No choice of teas. Cakes and scones not homemade. My suggestion wou... more

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lisalis115, wrote review 17/01/2020

Just perfect !!

Stayed on business here on the night of the 15th jan in room 106 which was a lovely spacious queen room with a sea view . The room itself was lovely and such a beautiful view of the beach and the sout... more

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debz810, wrote review 12/01/2020

Cream tea

Cakes and scones were lovely but Sandwiches were stale. Had to return the cream cheese and cucumber as they were rock hard and inedible Would I go again. No. Service was polite but very slow. Pete ... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, I am sorry you were disappointed with the sandwiches but I am pleased they were replaced to your satisfaction and the service from Peter was polite. We are always happy for guests to take way the food they cannot consume at the hotel but if cream cakes for example are not consumed that day then the hotel cannot be held responsible should illness occur a number of days later had they not been stored correctly, Kind regards

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