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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 the Isle of Wight beyond.
Quintessentially Victorian, this fabulous pet-friendly hotel in Portsmouth is draped in history and splendour. A grand staircase, a chandelier-filled restaurant and sumptuous lounge await our guests. It's a place where you can relax and experience traditional hospitality. The perfect seaside venue for both business and pleasure, it's an ideal hotel in Hampshire to hold anything from a conference to a wedding.

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 the high levels of excellence in quality and brand standards our guests expect.

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For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 03330 034294


Bars, Lift to all floors, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service
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


Dining and 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

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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
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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
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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

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.

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

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.

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


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.


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.

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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)

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

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.


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.

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.

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

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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1725 traveller reviews
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First class

04/12/2019 Seaside299143,

Been twice with work but coming back for holiday a beautiful historical building full of character not your bells and whistles chic boutique but the amazing friendly staff the outstanding food and res... more


Great location, good views with fab breakfast!

29/11/2019 Peter B, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Good location, car parking, but limited spaces. Large room, high ceilings with sea view, warm and comfortable bed. Clean with good facilities. Excellent breakfast, fresh segmented fruit and very good ... more


Off season mid week break

28/11/2019 F4382ECpaulr, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

We usually spend a night or two down south before Christmas and this year we decided on staying at Portsmouth. After looking at what was available we decided on this hotel and well what can I say whe... more


Wonderful property

22/11/2019 BonBoehm, Calgary, Canada

Sorry we only had one night. Quaint hotel was spotless and everyone was so nice, so helpful. Rooms were quite large by UK standards. We asked about places to eat in the area, we were advised the hotel... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for an excellent review of our hotel and team, we hope you can visit again, Best wishes

Disappointing and staff uninterested

21/11/2019 happymonkey111, Telford, United Kingdom

Booked 2 rooms for 2 nights to visit family. On arrival our bathroom was dirty. The were hairs on the floor and in the bath. The toilet base had yellow stains that looked like urine that just had not ... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager99, General Manager at Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, I am extremely disappointed to read your comments and I am sure you can see from other reviews this is not the normal occurrence, pleas contact me directly so we can discuss this further, Kind regards


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