The city of Portsmouth – more than boats, naval barracks and Charles Dickens – is sprawled on the south coast of England, awash with stylish hotels. We navigate the drapes, scatter cushions and capacious four-posters to reveal 10 of the town’s top boutique lodgings.
Looking for a grown-up hotel? This adults-only boutique with eight air-conditioned en-suites won’t disappoint. Each room is decorated with classical wood furniture and other artisan accoutrements; one even has a spa bath with glittery red tiles. Set in an Edwardian edifice, and equidistant to the nightclubs of Gunwharf Quays and the bohemian pubs of Southsea, it also has a lounge and private bar for cosy nights in. Catering to all tastes, this multi-award-winning boutique also pleases every palate with its sumptuous à la carte breakfast.