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The Tower Balcony

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

No1 Gunwharf is the tallest residential building on the south coast and lies within this award winning destination. It is ideal for holidays, short break shopping trips, or business visits to the area.

The Tower Balcony apartment is the largest and highest designer apartment available to rent within this outstanding residential building on this website. The apartment has fantastic seaviews from every room along with an lovely balcony to both maximise and enjoy the view to the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

Set in the historic city of Portsmouth and supplied with all the amenities you would expect of a high quality designer apartment. Just unpack and enjoy the luxury of the apartment coupled with the vibrant facilities of Gunwharf Quays, which is right on your doorstep.

This stunning apartment has 2 large double bedrooms, one with en-suite and a large luxurious main bathroom. It has a large open plan lounge/kitchen area with magnificent views leading onto the fantastic balcony perfect for enjoying summer evenings dining al fresco.

Located at the heart of Gunwharf Quays, which is an award winning retail and leisure development, but with a tranquil setting overlooking the amenities allowing you to maximise the views of the Solent towards the Isle of Wight.

The property is within the Gunwharf Quays development with its own allocated underground parking space at the heart of all the amenities. Once here a car is not required as all the amenities and attractions (historic dockyard, spinnaker tower and retail/leisure facilities) are on your doorstep. There is direct access to the railway station (Portsmouth Harbour) from the development with direct links to Central London and the car and foot ferries to the Isle of Wight are adjacent to the development.

The facilities include a host of designer outlet retailers and excellent bars and restaurants. The facility also includes a multi screen cinema complex, Bowling alleys, Jongleurs Comedy Club, and a casino. The website for the development amenities will provide you with further details.

The beach at Southsea is accessible via a delightful 5 minute walk past the picturesque fishing harbour, following the millennium walk (a rope-patterned line carved into the pavement marks the route and is easily followed).

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Southsea 300 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 33 km, Nearest railway: Portsmouth Harbour 100 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access
Further details

A standard non-returnable deposit of 50% of the rate is required at the time of booking. The balance is required to reach us at least 6 weeks prior to your visit. Last minute bookings can be paid for in full by cheque, cash or telegraphic transfer at the time of booking.

All prices include a daily utility allowance, linen and towels. Car parking is for one vehicle with additional parking available nearby. The apartment is available from 4pm on the first day of booking until 10am on day of departure. Weekend and daily rates are available on request.

The Hampshire region

Hampshire is a unique county of rolling green hills, tranquil villages and ancient forests, combined with the modern and vibrant cities of Portsmouth, Winchester and Southampton. It also has a great maritime history encompassed within the two ports of Portsmouth and Southampton.


Spinnaker Tower - 150 metres from the apartment

Soaring 170 metres (557 feet) into the sky above the historic harbour of Portsmouth, gateway to the English Channel, the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth's newest attraction provides 360" views of the harbour and surrounding area.

Gunwharf Quays - on site please visit - for more information

Waterside location for shopping, cinema, entertainment, restaurants, and leisure events.

Historic Dockyard - 3 minute walk

Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Home of the Royal Navy, other attractions include The Royal Naval Museum, with a new Exhibition “Task Force South: The Royal Navy and the Falklands War” and Action Stations with the new interactive gallery InterAction detailing the science and technology used by the modern Royal Navy

Harbour Tours - 100 metres from the building

Fascinating tour of the harbour which is home to the Royal Navy

Southsea beach - 8 minute walk

Excellent beach with delightful views of the Isle of Wight

Southsea Castle - 15 minutes walk

Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders.

Other local attractions are:

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Royal Marines Museum

D-Day Museum

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Review 1-7 of 7

7 Nov 2014


"Lovely apartment in a super location"

We stayed in the apartment during our visit to Portsmouth for my husband's birthday. We were met by the property owners who took the time to ensure we were settled into the apartment and our car… More

25 Aug 2013


"Rooms with views"

A beautiful, elegant apartment in a wonderful location with friendly and welcoming owners. The concierge in The Tower Balcony was also very helpful. Restaurants, shops, boat trips etc on the doorstep… More

25 May 2013


"Great apartment, location and hosts."

Clean well presented apartment with good sea views across old Portsmouth harbour. Lots of good places to eat and a Tesco Express opposite the building. The charming owners put considerable effort into ensuring everything is absolutely as it should be.

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review and we very much appreciate your very kind words.

We very much look forward to seeing you again if you decide to visit Portsmouth.

20 Oct 2012


"Wow! Great apartment,brilliant location and great owners."

We stayed for five nights and had a great time.
The apartment was outstanding in quality and cleanliness.
Neerja and Joanne were very friendly and extremely accommodating on arrival and departure times and were a pleasure to deal with, we could not have asked for anything more.
It makes such a difference that the owners check you in and out and no doubt leads to such a high standard of the accommodation.
It's a great base for sightseeing ,shopping and eating out everything is on the doorstep.We only got the car out of the free secure parking once to go to the Isle Of Wight.
I loved the fact that my husband and twenty year old could go and do the boy sightseeing and I could feel safe in the apartment watching the world go about its day and then have a potter around the shops with plenty of coffee stops!

It was lovely to meet you all and we really appreciate you taking the time to post a review, which is always lovely to receive.
Thanks again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you all again soon

2 Aug 2012


"Tower Balcony is simply lovely!"

The apartment is absolutely first class. Fixtures and fittings are all best quaity. It is in the midle of everything. Beach, shops, restaurants all within minutes walk. And the views are fab especial… More

18 Jun 2012


"Excellent Location, Excellent Service"

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst moving our daughter out of Uni accommodation. From the initial enquiry to the end of our stay the owners were very efficient and very friendly. The apartment is lovely has great views and the bonus of secure parking. Very well placed for all that Portsmouth has to offer. We will definitely stay here again.

2 Sep 2011


"Every thing you need on your door step."

Perfect location for a real break.
Apartment airy, light, and quite. Two bathrooms makes life so much easier, beds nice and comfy.
Location your ON Gunwharf Quay !! Brilliant for shops,entertianment or quite stroll around the water front and No Need to use the car.
Im in the process of booking another stay. :o) Fully recommended !

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Calendar last updated:20 Dec 2014

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