The Portsmouth’s Queen Hotel welcomes guests to its stately Edwardian premises, dating back to 1901. Throughout its history, the hotel has hosted many prominent historical figures, and its new owners work hard to bring the institution back to its splendour.
The rooms, some of them boasting sea view, feature classic-style decor and come equipped with TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, telephones, hair dryers, desks and chairs. Each room has an en-suite private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Both English and continental buffet breakfasts are served at the elegant hotel restaurant, where guests can also pick from a wide range of a la carte dishes on lunch and dinner time and enjoy a jazz concert every Sunday evening.
Groupon’s Guide to Portsmouth
Situated on the southern coast of England, Portsmouth has played a huge role as a port city throughout its long history, tracing back to the Roman era, and has also been one of the first cities in the world to enter the Industrial Revolution. With such a history, it was bound to become an irresistible magnet for all those interested in the intricacies of the British imperial past.
Those who love maritime stories will be thrilled to step on board of Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory, to see the remainings of Henry VIII’s favourite Mary Rose or to breathe the air of the past in the heritage Portsmouth Harbour. Meanwhile, the bookworms won’t miss the opportunity to follow the footpaths of Charles Dickens from the small terraced house where he was born.