The Royal Maritime Hotel & Club sounds like the ideal place to celebrate the Coronation of Charles III. The venue is perfectly placed to enjoy Portsmouth's attractions, being just 200m from Portsmouth Historical Dockyard and within easy walking distance of both Portsmouth Harbour railway station and Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre, a prime location for a great weekend break. We have booked two nights with the option of adding a third night.
Your smoke-free hotel room contains a flat screen Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities, there is free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel, and a full English breakfast is included. You can choose from a Classic room or a Budget room.
During your stay, you'll be able to enjoy the hotel swimming pool, with a Jacuzzi and steam room. You can have a game of pool, snooker or darts. On the Friday evening we have exclusive use of the 2 lane skittle alley and the Below Decks bar where we will be served a basket meal. Afterwards you can relax in the hotel or we can organise late night cocktails and dancing at Eden (cocktail bar at Gunwharf Quays)
Saturday we will find somewhere to watch the Coronation, there are likely to be large screens set up for everyone to enjoy the proceedings. On Saturday evening there will be a black tie party, with 3 course meal and DJ to dance the night away. If you choose to stay a third night, we will book a meal at one of the many restaurants at Gunwharf Quays.
Over the weekend there is lots to do in the area, and I'm planning to run a trip to the Spinnaker tower, a harbour tour, and arrange tickets to the Historic Dockyard. Attractions include HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, HMS M.33, The Mary Rose Museum, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and The Royal Navy Submarine Museum. I can’t confirm prices yet as I’m waiting for the 2023 prices to be announced. I’m hoping to run the Harbour Tour and Spinnaker Tower visit on the Sunday afternoon. Many of the attractions at the historic dockyard can be accessed via a single ticket, which once purchased can be used for 12 months, so you can use it Friday to Sunday/ Monday and then if you still haven’t seen everything, you have an excuse to go back to Portsmouth again!
Note: There is a supplement of £36 per person for guest bookings. Double share rooms are only for couples and places must be booked for both people.
|Member 2 nights double/twin share BUDGET ROOM||£30.00||£210.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|Member 2 nights double/twin share BUDGET ROOM FEMA||£30.00||£210.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|Member 2 nights double/twin share BUDGET ROOM MALE||£30.00||£210.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|Member 2 nights double/twin share CLASSIC ROOM||£40.00||£243.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|Member 2 nights Sole Occ BUDGET ROOM||£40.00||£255.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|Member 2 nights Sole Occ CLASSIC ROOM||£50.00||£320.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|GUEST 2 nights double/twin BUDGET ROOM||£30.00||£246.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|GUEST 2 nights double/twin CLASSIC ROOM||£40.00||£279.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|GUEST 2 nights Sole Occ BUDGET ROOM||£40.00||£291.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
|GUEST 2 nights Sole Occ CLASSIC ROOM||£50.00||£356.00 due by 05 Apr 2023|
2 nights accomodation with breakfast
Skittles & basket meal on Friday evening
3 course dinner and DJ on Saturday evening
Services of your Spice host
3rd night if required
meals not mentioned as being included
any optional excursions that you book
Each morning there is a full English breakfast, served from 7.30am-10am
Friday evening the basket meal will be either: Chicken Breast; Beef Burger; Scampi; Veggie Burger or Sausages. All allergies/ intolerances can be accommodated (Coeliac, vegan, Gluten free etc.) A pre-order will be requested.
Saturday evening we will be dining from the banqueting menu:
Duck and Port Pate - Red Onion Marmalade & Sourdough
Roasted Tomato, Fennel and Basil (V, VG, GF)
Bruschetta, with Onion, Tomato, Pepper, Basil Served on a Garlic Croute with Balsamic (V, VG)
Mains (served with potatoes and seasonal Vegetables)
Chicken Ballotine wrapped in Smoked Bacon - Wild Mushroom and Brandy Sauce
Homemade Steak, Guinness & Cheddar Pie
Charred Mediterranean Vegetables with Tomato Sauce and cous cous
Profiteroles filled with Cream - Rich Chocolate & Toffee Sauce (GF)
Homemade Apple and Blackberry Crumble - Creme Anglaise
Chocolate and Coconut Tart (VG, GF)
All allergies/ intolerances can be accommodated (Coeliac, vegan, Gluten free etc.) Again a pre-order will be requested.
You have a choice of Classic or Budget rooms. All have en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities. Full English breakfast is included.
The Classic rooms have been recently re-furbished, the budget rooms are the next in line to be done, they are similar in size to the classic rooms.
Friday 5th check in from 4pm
meet for drinks and skittles at 6pm in the Lower Decks bar
Food served from 7pm
Bar closes midnight (option to go dancing after food and skittles-details TBC)
We will find out where we can watch the coronation and timings as this has yet to be confirmed
7pm Welcome drinks in Nelson Lounge
7.30pm food service starts
DJ and bar until midnight
Checkout is 11am unless you have booked Sunday night extra
Options will be provided for Sunday activities, whether or not you stay the third night.
If you are staying the third night, we will book dinner somewhere in Gunwharf Quays, and breakfast on the Monday will be 7.30-10am with checkout at 11am
The hotel is a 6 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour Rail station, and the trains seem to be frequent.
If you are arriving by car, There is limited parking on site, (first come first served) If there is no parking at the hotel, the Historic Dockyard Car park with 295 spaces is directly opposite. Current charge is £12 for 24 hours.
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