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: 1741 reviews
Excellent 42%
Very Good 37%
Average 13%
Poor 4%
Terrible 2%
Rating

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

Rating

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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Carol C, wrote review 08/01/2020

Could have been better

Bed was very hard along with pillows Bathroom door very close to the toilet seat. I had booked a room for 2 days later before I stayed the night and asked if all the beds and pillows were the same and... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, beds and pillows are contentious items and some prefer firm, some soft so I am disappointed you were not offered an alternative room as a larger bed may have suited you more and all of our rooms have varying sized bathrooms, kind regards,
Rating

blackpoolbazza, wrote review 07/01/2020

Christmas lunch

Booked for 3 of us to have the carvery on Christmas day, as we have always enjoyed the Sunday lunches!! Well it was just like A Sunday lunch of your excellent standard, but certainly nothing more. St... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, unfortunately I have not received your email so let answer some of your points now, Crackling disappears very quickly on a carvery and is very difficult to portion control, pigs in blankets on the other hand were in plentiful supply, I can only assume that at the time of your visit to the buffet they were being replenished and could have been brought to your table. Christmas pudding was not on the desert buffet as it was a hot item and served to the table on request, I can only assume you did not ask the waiting staff, you mentioned the waiting staff were over attentive did they take your order for coffee and mince pies and not serve it, obviously that was not what we would expect from our team, The balloons are party rocket type providing a bit of fun and amusement for the day so I am sorry if they spoilt your lunch. Christmas day lunch is very popular with family's and due to demand is going to cost more, I would add that it is also a lot more expensive for hotels, one very costly factor being the taxi transport of a large percentage of the team to get to and from work, I hope this answers some of your points and if you forward your email to me I am sure should you call in for lunch again on a Sunday we can make up for the deficiencies of the day, Kind regards
Rating

Terry N, wrote review 07/01/2020

A very enjoyable Sunday lunch.

The hotel staff were very efficient and polite whilst serving our lunchtime party of 15 people. Some selected the fish option, others the vegetarian. The majority opted for the carvery. The choice of ... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for a great review of our Sunday lunch and team, we hope we have the pleasure to entertain you again, Kind regards

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