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The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Lovely room, everything very clean and comfortable - didn't use the separate sitting room unfortunately as the TV was located in the bedroom (it would have been nice to have the TV in the sitting area). Service excellent and breakfast lovely. Was concerned about parking before we arrived, but staff gave us a parking permit and we could park the...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was nice meeting you and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel suited your needs. Many thanks and we hope to see you again!

United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We needed somewhere to stay for 1 night before our 1 night stay at Spitbank Fort (a separate review!). We've stayed in Hotels in and around Portsmouth previously as we have Family nearby, but this time I wanted to try something different. So, firstly a thank you to TripAdvisor and the people who take the time to put their reviews...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for this outstanding review! We are so very pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us and thank you very much for your recommendations to your family and friends. You were an absolute pleasure to host, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Luton
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Located in quiet roads close to seafront. Well appointed room and comfortable bed in boutique hotel. Nearby Florence Arms pub had nice atmosphere, good beer and excellent food. The hotel's Farmers breakfast was excellent.

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving this short and sweet, yet very wonderful review of your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and had the chance to dine with us in The Florence Arms. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed there on a Sunday night. Room was excellent. It had a bedroom and a separate small sitting room down a few stairs and shower room. In addition it had an outside sitting area which was lovely as it was a reasonably warm weekend. Room was very clean and comfortable. Staff were excellent and breakfast which was cooked to order...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving such a positive review of your stay with us! We are so pleased that your stay was so comfortable and you enjoyed all the special touches in your room and the hotel itself. We will take your comments on board about coffee facilities in the room. We look forward to welcoming you back, maybe...

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We stayed for one night before catching a ferry and were very comfortable. The accommodation is in a number of Georgian houses on a quiet residential street within a short walk for the seafront gardens. It has a small car park otherwise parking is on the street. The decor is attractive and the room comfortable with all facilities including wifi....

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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us again. We are pleased all our staff made you feel welcome and we look forward seeing you again in the future.

Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Florence suite where I stayed in the last week was extremely pleasing to the eye, the staff were very courteous to me and my family as we were down attending my husbands funeral. The two bedrooms we used were extremely well cared for and very modern, the beds were clean and comfy, showers were nice and hot and the...

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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are so sorry for your loss. We are glad you had a good stay, found the room comfortable and staff friendly. Please give us a call when you are in Portsmouth and we will be happy to accommodate you again! Many thanks and see you again soon!

evesham, worcestershire.
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Me and hubby stayed for one night bed and breakfast. It cost £75. I booked this hotel as it advertised being high quality etc. Ok it was nice and pretty but just some simple things let it down .... No lock on bathroom door which also didn't stay closed. Light not working above shower. Toilet roll holder missing. No blinds...

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Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a TripAdvisor review. We are surprised to hear of the maintenance issues in the room - we do hope you immediately reported these to reception so they could attend to them - whilst they certainly should not have been there they all sound very resolvable and staff would have been more...

Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Everybody was veryy friendly! The room was big and cosy! And quiet. The breakfast was 'njammie' :) Lot's of choice ;) We had dinner in the restaurant, it was also wonderfull! I certainly want to go back :)

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Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this short and sweet review. We are delighted to read you found the room big but cosy and breakfast and dinner - wonderful! We cant wait to welcome you back!

Hailsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Recently had our second 4-night stay in Florence Suite, room 8. (And our 4th stay at a Mercer establishment). Very stylish, comfortable and well equipped rooms. The staff are friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Delicious cooked breakfast, and we can thoroughly recommend The Kitchen Restaurant for elegant evening dining. Five stars all the way!

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Reception1113, Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and welcome back! We always love to see a familiar face at The Mercer Collection. We are glad you had another superb short break with us, finding the room very stylish and comfortable as well as the staff friendly and helpful. Its a pleasure to read you thoroughly recommend...

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a birthday treat last year and it was fantastic. It's a stunning boutique hotel, everything is beautifully designed and the staff are fabulous and incredibly helpful. We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived. The rooms feel very unique and individual, and all the decor is very decadent and luxurious (I heard that the furniture...

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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

One of our favourite compliments is to be described as “Top Quality Boutique Hotel”. Thank you for your delightful review! We are thrilled you had a good stay and found the staff helpful and friendly. We are pleased to hear you would recommend our Hotel for your friends and family – it is a huge compliment. Many thanks again and...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Boutique hotel, part of The Mercer Collection . All rooms have been furnished with lavish fabrics and are all en suites. Tea and Coffee facilities are available in the room. Free parking and restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Address: 6 Malvern Rd | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NA, England (Formerly Sea La Vie)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: RM410 - RM941 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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