Where to stay in Portsmouth Pre Cruise - Portsmouth Cruise Port Hotels

More ships are now cruising out of Portsmouth International Cruise Port than the usual cruise port of Southampton which is only just down the road.

Portsmouth is full of history, has some great shopping, restaurants and bars.

In this post we have included the hotels that we have stayed in so far in Portsmouth so you can make an informed choice on where to stay pre or post cruise.

Holiday Inn Express

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Portsmouth prior to getting on the Virgin Valiant Lady Cruise Ship. We show you what you get for your money and whether it is in a good location for a pre cruise stay. We also let you know if we would stay here again!

Ibis Portsmouth Central

We stayed at the Ibis Portsmouth Central. before we joined the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady for a 4 night cruise and it proved to be a great place to start a cruise. In this video we explain why this was a great choice and show you around the facilities.

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Best Western Royal Beach Hotel Southsea, Portsmouth

We stayed at the Best Western Royal Beach Hotel and here we share our review and some travel tips for visiting Southsea and Portsmouth. This hotel is on the outskirts of Portsmouth but is a great location for the pier and exploring Southsea.


Book your stay at the Best Western Royal Beach Hotel here.

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