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Brigg, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Filthy stained carpets and walls, mound on the windows, dirt all around the place, disgusting bathroom, wallpaper peeling off the walls. No one seemed to care. It felt like a homeless shelter. The bed was full of springs sticking out. The whole place smelt damp

Thank Anton1867
Brackley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Read all the reviews and given that quite a few guests return to the hotel went to it with an open mind and hoped for a 'quirky' experience in an historic building opposite the dockyard.Oh my goodness - the curtains were torn, the carpets mismatched and threadbare, the toilet was loose from the wall.....the only saving grace was that the...

Thank Janeea6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty, smelly, really old bed with visible springs and flat pillows- paid bill because genuinely felt for staff working there. Owners should be ashamed, decor is like a condemned nursing home with filthy furnishings, dirty bathroom and a strong odour of shake and vac, febreeze to disguise a terribly musty smell. Just awful.

Thank 698anon
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel entirely on location and it works great for that, being 200 yards from both the Historic Dockyard and the shopping and restaurants at the quays, and it has free parking and views to the dockyard. It should be really thriving, given these advantages, but the dowdy and dated decor is a real turn off and there...

1Thank TendringGran
Reviewed 1 week ago

filthy, threadbare carpets, peeing wallpaper in corridors and dampness. Carpets and curtains in bedrooms very very dirty. would recommend to anybody. needs to be closed as not fit for purpose. Didnt eat there as didnt want to get food posoning

1Thank Julie C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly this hotel is needing some investment. It is quite shabby in places and the rooms are tires and bathrooms particularly need updating. In the world of standardised hotel rooms we live in this falls a long way short of those standards. However, what it lacks in those areas it makes up for in many others. I have stayed twice...

2Thank northernblue64
Renaze, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly welcome. Huge room, clearly sub-divided from former even larger room to accommodate en-suite facilities. Very comfortable with all the usual facilities [double-glazing to eliminate traffic noise, kettle, tv etc] but I imagine very hard to keep warm in the winter.

1Thank leslie s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So the decor is a bit outdated but you cannot fault how friendly and helpful all the staff are. The rooms are big and the bed was comfortable. It may have looked a bit outdated but it was immaculately clean. There is free off road parking and the location to Gunwharf is amazing. It's dog friendly and all the staff...

2Thank Elliott G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is ideal for shopping restraunts ,the Naval Dockyards and the foot ferry to Gosport. The breakfast was beautiful , and the staff lovely. We were a bit disappointed with our first room but absolutely loved the room we changed to. Had the best soak in a bath in forever!

1Thank Lynn T
Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can i say. Booked here as close to Gunwharf and my family i was visiting. The hotel is hardly recognisable from outside i only noticed it as my coach stopped right outside the door. Now other signage to show it was the hotel or any hotel for that matter. The lobby looks nice when you enter but as...

1Thank KMedhurst

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Keppel's Head Hotel (Est 1779) is situated in "The Hard" in Portsmouth. The Hard is a historical area with many connections to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is only a short stroll from the hotel. Gunwharf Quays is also nearby, which thrives with many shops, restaurants, clubs and pubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Keppels Head

Address: 24-26 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3DT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: RM352 - RM434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Keppels Head 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“dont go there”
 of 5 bubbles 960JulieC, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Would recommend second floor”
 of 5 bubbles 155lynnt, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second or third floor for views or if not good on stairs 1st floor”
 of 5 bubbles bride2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the front certainly have noise from the nearby rail station”
 of 5 bubbles K7316TVjohnh, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We have had a room on the front with both of our visits”
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 of 5 bubbles GrahamS104, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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