Keppel's Head

24-26 The HardPortsmouthPO1 3DTUnited Kingdom
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About Keppel's Head

Keppel's Head is a 3-star bed and breakfast located within 700 feet of the train station and the docks. The dog friendly inn was orginally built in the late 1700s, and is ideal for history and naval buffs.

The ensuite rooms have tea/coffee and TV.

Parking for Keppel's Head is free. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.

A cooked English breakfast is provided. There is a bar onsite. Restaurant, pub, and takeaway options are within minutes of the inn.

Gunwharf Quays is five minutes by foot, and Royal Naval Museum is a ten minute walk. Southsea Castle is a 35 minute walk. King's Theatre is one and a half miles.


24-26 The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3DT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2392833231 | Fax: +44 2392838688 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Simple accommodations for staying in Portsmouth.

Rooms are basic, but they serve a decent purpose for a short stay. You get a comfy bed, space to store your things, and a nice view of the harbour. If you don't mind that these are low-key accommodations or if you're on a budget, this is a good option.

Staff are friendly and well versed about the area.

The staff are nice, and happy to talk about the area, its history, and all of the neat little things to see and do. They're also helpful about where to go for dining, entertainment, and other leisure activities, and what they can do for you to make your stay pleasant.

Convenient location with decent free parking.

You have a lot of Portsmouth history within close proximity to Keppel's Head, including the dockyard with the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose. There's also a lot of shopping, museums, markets, and local attractions. Guests appreciate that despite the inn's location amidst the heart of such significance, parking is still free. Spots are also quite decent, and readily available.

Negative Reviews

Rooms are in strong need of TLC and makeovers.

The rooms show clear signs of being worn out, with tattered linens and fabrics, peeling paint, stains, and tarnished fixtures. They bear the atmosphere of being stuck decades past, and are in need of refreshening.

Lift should either not be used at all or replaced.

The lift has definitely seen much better days, and so it's usage is questioned. It makes enough guests uncomfortable that unless it's replaced, it should just be put out of order.

Breakfast is more like takeaway than freshly made.

The morning meal doesn't always bear the appearance or taste of fresh, made-to-order ingredients. At tines, it seems re-heated, processed, or perhaps taken from somewhere else.

Rating Overview

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7.3 /10
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    7.3 /10
7.3 out of 10 based on 1657 reviews