“Wonderful apartment” Very clean, spacious and comfortable apartment with its own parking space. Close to the front and with a Waitrose a couple of minutes walk away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave!
“Fantastic Apartment” Stayed here Monday to Friday with my partner and 2 teenage girls. It was everything the write up said. Neeraj directed us to the apartment when we got lost and waited on the corner of the road to guide us into the car park. Tesco express directly opposite the apartment block was handy. Plenty of shops in GunWharf. Arcade and fair only 10 min walk. Highlight for us was watching the new carrier ship The Queen Elizabeth arrive at 7am whilst sat on the balcony of the apartment. Next time we visit Portsmouth this will be our first choice.
“Wonderful location” The appartment was in an incredible location, very close to everything that matters in Portsmouth. It is built into the old Armoury, and so the proportions and great, but the place is very quiet, due mainly to the 3ft thick walls.
The flat was very clean.
The owners were very attentive.
Would have been nice to have some basics in the kitchen, such as foil, cling film, oil, but these are small issues in the scheme of things.
Thanks for having us, we'd book again in a heartbeat.
“Fantastic stay!” The flat: Oodles of space, so big that the main room echoes e.g. double height ceiling(!), no hotel room compares with this! Supremely quiet, no noise intrusion. Luxurious, comfortable and clean, and includes a kitchen diner. It also has security-gated, reserved private parking space, something no hotel offers in that area.
The location: Its right on Gunwharf Quays, check on google maps, there isn't anywhere that is more convenient to local Portsmouth amenities than this, period.
The best holiday decision I ever made was to choose this flat!
“Quiet modern house in the heart of Old Portsmouth” It’s a lovely modern house on a quiet small estate in the heart of the Old Portsmouth & Harbour area. 5 minutes walk one way through a pedestrian gate to Gunwharf Quays and the Tesco Express for essentials and more; 15/20 minutes walk the other way past the Cathedral to the Hot walls beach or spice island to sit and watch the sea and the shipping, or on to Clarence Pier. The garden is great to eat al-fresco . Florentina made us very welcome, and when we arrived there were nice touches like flowers in the house. Well equipped and comfortable.
“Location was fantastic” This place has so much going for it , the location is brill for shops and the beach. Gill was really helpful and met us on arrival. The weather was sunny and we couldn't have asked for better considering the time of year.
“Wonderful, last minute, surprise.” We actually booked Sue's apartment the night before we were due to stay. We were very happy with the apartment and Sue. She had everything you could possibly want or need, it was fully equipped. I'm a bit sorry that we couldn't spend another night there. The supermarket is right across the road (about 20 paces). We spent a whole day down at the dockyards which the kids thoroughly enjoyed. Our only little drama was getting our wash dried. We were able to sort that out pretty quickly with the electric heater (not a problem). If ever we were to come to Portsmouth again we'd definitely stay at Sue's place. Thanks so much, Sue.
“Amazing apartment with all you would ever need” We really loved spice island apartment. Not only was the owner very welcoming when we arrived, he showed us around the apartment & very kindly left us a welcome pack which was not expected but very nice !!. Such a cosy stay with lovely little homely touches. Amazing views out of all the windows and no need to use a car as there are lots of things to see & do right on the door step. Would not hesitate to return again another time.
“A wonderful place stay, with views and comfort top class” Once you have figured out where you can park your car (as advised a dedicated parking space) you won't have any more worries.
This apartment was as the description, nothing to let it down. First class accommodation.
The first thing that you can't resist doing is going to the windows to take in the amazing views of Portsmouth Harbour. I took lots of magazines to read but never even finished one, and we only had the television on for the news. I loved watching the ferries and boats which sail right past the windows.
The beds are so comfortable and the rooms so quite, I woke up really refreshed, good job really as we seemed to do so much, the apartment is within walking distance of all the sights of Portsmouth, 5 minutes walk to the Historic dockyard, 10 minutes walk to Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower, 20 minutes walk to Southsea, 15 minutes walk to Portsmouth town. We didn't want to use the car to have a complete rest and this apartment allows you to do that, even the train and bus station is only 5 minutes away.
My partner and I took my Mother with us and she is 83, and we thought we would be leaving her in the apartment, but oh no, she could manage to walk everywhere with us most of the time.
I will definitely be back, and hope that it will be soon, we had an amazing, wonderful holiday in this outstanding apartment by the sea.
“Excellent” We're just back from a 10 days holidays, it was just perfect ! The apartment is located close to shops, seaside and restaurants without having the noise of the street. Bus stations to Porsmouth are close too. The apartment is perfectly furnished. Plus, the owner of the apartment is definitely nice and helpful. I only can recommend this flat and we would love to come back !
This lovely island city on the south coast of England is steeped in naval history, but also offers a lot of other interests – it's got lots of history, both literary and military, and plenty of seaside entertainment to boot. Be sure to book your next holiday rental in Portsmouth for a jam packed and exciting trip.
There's a lot of literary history here too, as it’s not only the birthplace of Charles Dickens, but also a former home to many writers, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H G Wells and Rudyard Kipling.
What to Do
The Southsea Rose Garden is a beautiful place to walk around and literally stop to smell the flowers!
Canoe Lake is a great place to spend the day. Not only is the lake beautiful and inhabited by pretty swans, but there are tons of activities on offer. Tiny ones will love crabbing in the shallows, whilst older kids and adults will enjoy taking a paddleboat out across the lake.
Top Portsmouth Travel Tips
For a fascinating look into a huge amount of English naval, military and literary history, book your next holiday rental in Portsmouth.
Top Destination reviews
One of the best harbour views in Old Portsmouth
Fabulous apartment , with amazing views a wonderful place to be for are 30th wedding anniversary. . The property had everything you needed very well equip .we could sit and watch the boats sailing in and out, very relaxing plus we had a few sunny days which was lovely to sit out on the balcony . The booking process was straight forward and Lesley was help .
On arrival we met Ben at the apartment, he was friendly he showed us round .
Looking forward to are next stay
John Andrea …
Great apartment, central location and wonderful hosts.
Everything about this apartment was really great. Its a central location, close to train and ferry. Fantastic hosts! …
Utopia 007 Luxury Apartment No 1 Gunwharf Quays with Balcony and Sea/City Views
Centre of Gunwharf
We enjoyed our stay very much. The apartment is at the centre of everything. Parking space very useful. We love Gunwharf and the walks along the seafront. …
Southsea Villa Sleeps 5, free wi-fi by the Beach
Amazing apartment, great location, superb decoration
Just returned from a fantastic 3 night break across New Years. What an amazing apartment furnished to a high standard and Jozie has thought of everything. When I mean everything...salt, pepper, croissants, jam, bread....delicious smelling chocolate shower gel! Everything! From the moment we arrived and was greeted by Jozie, who is a very lovely host, to the moment we left we had a huge smile on our faces. Anyone who has travelled to Southsea will know that location is everything and this apartment was located approximately 5 min walk from the seafront and 10 min walk to Osbourne Road which has a great selection of restaurants. I would highly recommend this apartment and would not hesitate to book again. Thanks Jozie for a fantastic stay …
There is so much to see and do in Portsmouth and all of it is in walking distance of the apartment. The apartment is very spacious and has all you need for a comfortable stay. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We had a great time. …
Bright and Airy 2 Bed by the Sea
Central Location, very comfotable
Lovely apartment, very comfortable central location with private parking.
Amenities are very good and the welcome pack on arrival was a nice touch.
Only negative are the stairs, they are quite steep up to the 3rd floor, these
would be unsuitable for the elderly, but we enjoyed our stay there and would
definitely return. …