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Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

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4 Malvern Road Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2NA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/04/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/04/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 41 hotels in Portsmouth
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Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel offers elegant accommodation just 2 minutes from the beach. This stylish property in Southsea, Portsmouth, features individually designed rooms with free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel offers outdoor dining in it's beautiful garden space.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Facial treatments
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Room service
Telephone
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Boutique
Languages Spoken
English
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Judy619 wrote a review 26 Jul
London, United Kingdom71 contributions70 helpful votes
Delightful stay. We booked a room a fortnight before and chose this hotel as it had a courtyard restaurant. We loved our beautifully decorated blue room. We hadn't stayed in a hotel for a while and the room was spacious and comfortable with a large bath and a good shower. We ate dinner both nights at the hotel. The glutenfree pizza was probably the best I have ever eaten while the salmon the next night was very well-cooked. My husband enjoyed his veggie burger. The courtyard restaurant is very pleasant and the staff are friendly and helpful. We had no problem parking in the street outside the hotel (which is actually separate buildings) and the hotel is ideally located within a few minutes of the beach and a 40 minute walk to the Portsmouth Waterfront. We hope to stay here again one day.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: We were not troubled by noise but it is worth checking if some rooms are quieter than others
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Carnatious wrote a review 09 Jul
United Kingdom149 contributions90 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed 3 nights in total. 2 nights on a Saturday and Sunday at the Florence Gardens, and Wednesday at the Florence Boutique. The location is great for a short walk to the sea front or town. All the hotels are situated in a residential street, with a permit for on street parking. Our first room had a king bed, sadly the mattress and pillows were not great and quite uncomfortable. Bathroom was tiny and the sink was really awkward and low. Room was stuffy as it was summer, and having windows open meant alot of noise from the restaurant and surrounding gardens/street. Our 3rd night was in a small double the night of the football. And it was small, again a low difficult to use sink. It was Overlooking the restaurant garden so was pretty noisy. Not the hotels fault but people partying, shouting and being generally loud in gardens nearby kept us awake till around 2am. Breakfast is fab, lots of choice, fresh and great quality. We had 3 pretty poor nights sleep overall that could have been better with a quality mattress and pillows. It is a great place to stay in Southsea, the staff are great, and it’s central. We would stay again for the right price.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review - we are glad you had a lovely stay and it was great to welcome you twice for your stays in one week! I'm sorry that some inconsiderate football fans disturbed you on the night of the semi-final. As you will have seen our hotel restaurant garden closes at 9pm (latest) but I imagine across the country people were fairly jubilant and this was not an isolated issue. We are sorry you did not like the mattress which is a medium firm type. We generally find this suits most people so will take a look and check this is not perhaps due for renewal. We have a cycle of renewing mattressed so perhaps this one needs moving forward. Had we known we would gladly have looked to move you. We have never had anyone comment on the sinks as low before, they are standard bathroom sinks purchased from a bathroom supplier - we will certainly bear your comments in mind when we next look to renew the bathrooms. We hope to see you again and do call us for your next booking so we can assist you with the right room directly rather than booking via a third party site.
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Charlotte T wrote a review Jun 2021
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Our food was absolutely delicious, the service was great really friendly, the staff make you feel very welcome. It was raining the evening we booked so we had to sit inside, but the inside area didn’t disappoint, it’s beautifully decorated. Can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review of our restaurant The Garden, we are so glad you had a lovely meal and hope to see you again soon.
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Miriam08 wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom68 contributions40 helpful votes
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This hotel consists of a collection of beautifully renovated houses next to each other in Southsea, Portsmouth. We had a very spacious family room for 3 people in one of the buildings. The hotel as a unique, individual vibe, each room is different with stunning wallpaper and stylish furniture. The hotel also has a lovely restaurant - we ate most time in the garden part, serving great pizzas as well as other staples. All the food was delicious - both at breakfast and the few times we had dinner here. The breakfast menu is extensive and mouthwateringly good - highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Miriam - we really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed our new restaurant - especially the home made pizzas! We hope we can see you again soon.
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Tanya J wrote a review Jun 2021
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We had the most amazing stay at Florence Gardens. The check in was swift and faultless. We got very lucky with a parking space nearby. Our room was spacious and so clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The shower is one of the best showers we’ve ever experienced. Four heads! Two above and two on the wall. We had evening drinks in the garden bar/restaurant. It’s a beautiful setting. Wonderful service from all the staff. The boutique is just a short walk from Southsea promenade. We had a wonderful walk and found a table at Briny, which was also excellent. We got lucky as had no reservation so I would recommend booking. A wonderful nights sleep followed by a breakfast that my partner rated 10/10 (I agree), and that’s important as a cooked breakfast is his favourite. Would highly recommend this place for location to the Dockyard (10 mins drive away and low cost parking), the beach, pier and lake nearby are excellent for family activities but also wonderful for couples to explore. I would also recommend Florence Gardens for overall service and quality. Couldn’t fault a thing.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reception H, General Manager at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 4 weeks ago
We were thrilled to read your review Tanya - especially as I know the stay was a long time coming after moves due to the extended lockdown! We are glad it was worth the wait and hope we can see you again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$86 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Number Five Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandHampshirePortsmouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include The D-Day Story (0.5 km), Southsea Beach (0.4 km), and Strong Island Clothing Co (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant 27, The Florence Arms, and The Briny.
Are pets allowed at Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (2.9 km), Portsdown Hill (6.9 km), and Little Woodham Living History Village (6.2 km).
Does Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.