A striking modern hotel in polished granite with stepped storeys (giving balconies to some bedrooms) and pyramidical atrium on one side next to an ornamental lake. The design makes for some exciting public spaces in a range of styles, from the classic use of marble and wood panelling in the reception lobby to a wicker-furnished atrium lounge, conservatory-style restaurant complex and, in the leisure club, a traditional leather-furnished, wood-panelled library.
Bedrooms, ranging from Traditional', through 'Executive' to 'Suites', maintain the style found in the public areas with traditional polished wood, freestanding furniture, a pair of proper armchairs in every room (upper-grade rooms have sofas, as well as a bowl of fresh fruit, mineral water and chocolates on arrival). All bedrooms have TV's with extra satellite channels, direct dial phones, mini bars and trouser presses. Bathrooms all have hand-held as well as overhead showers at the tub (some separate walk-in showers).
A turn-down service at night and comprehensive 24 hour room service are offered. Twenty two larger rooms are particularly suitable for families, while nine have been specially adapted for disabled guests.
Food is taken seriously, with a choice of the informal 'Number 5', with an open plan kitchen, and the formal 'Allertons' (closed on Sun & Mon) where jeans and trainers are not allowed. There are various bars and sitting areas, where you can snack all day.
An impressive leisure centre includes an indoor pool, plus a children's splash pool, a fully-equipped gym and a beauty salon.
Nearby: Marwell Zoological Park. National Motor Museum. Paulton Family Park. Portsmouth Historic Ships.
- Pleasantly Situated
- Sea View
- Ideal for Businesses
- Ideal for Families
- Number of rooms: 173
- Rooms, ensuite: 173
- Price (single room): please enquire
- Price (double room): from about £130 to £260
- Prices include breakfast
- Room Service: 24 Hours
- Mini Bar
- Air conditioned
- Parking: Yes, but charged at £5 per day
- Passenger Lift
- Rooms for Disabled Guests
- Beauty & Hair Salon
- Theatre Desk
- Banqueting, sit down, max: 150
- Conference, Theatre-style, max: 500
- Licensed for Civil Weddings
- Spa Bath
- Swimming Pool - indoor
- Directions: See the map on this page