15/08/2016 stevenjones23, Runcorn, United Kingdom
I haven’t stayed at a Great Western Hotel before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. First of all the location/view to the beach/sea was most perfect. Although my room was a single and at the back of the... more
I haven’t stayed at a Great Western Hotel before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. First of all the location/view to the beach/sea was most perfect. Although my room was a single and at the back of the hotel the dining room provides plenty of window space to view the beach and prom. There is free parking on the side streets around the hotel. The check-in was very good and the receptionist providing an excellent welcome. I was on the third floor in room 330. The room itself was single occupancy only but was spacious enough in my opinion for the one person. Just be careful of the door as it opens into the fixed wardrobe. The room was clean and tidy and all things listed in the hotels guide were available in the room, Wi-Fi, drinks facility, TV, hairdryer is fixed in the bathroom (usually in hotels I would have to ask for a hairdryer so was most surprised) Not a power shower but worked adequately and was just as powerful/hot. I didn’t eat in the dining room in the evening but the breakfast service was good. Quiet time when I went down so got a window seat (as mentioned above) great views. Hot pots of tea/coffee brought over to the table. Breakfast was a mixture of fruit/yoghurt/cooked breakfast/cereals/pastries/toast with preserves etc. Food was being rotated adequately even though it was quiet so I was most pleased about that.
Overall a great first time at Great Western Hotels and I would definitely be staying again in this particular hotel when visiting Portsmouth again. less