Large bed at The Florence Suite.


Just a 2-minute stroll from Southsea beach, Florence Suite provides boutique accommodation close to all Portsmouth's attractions. A 5 minute walk brings you to Southsea Castle and The D-Day Story, whilst you can reach Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower by car in 10 minutes.

The Florence Suite joined The Mercer Collection in 2013. Previously a bed and breakfast called Sea La Vie, The Florence Suite offers a quiet retreat from the main hotel. The rooms are airy and light with the Mercer design touch. The hotel has a restaurant, The Garden Southsea, offering guests a relaxed on-site dining experience. 

Free parking, free high-speed WiFi and daily housekeeping is all included in the room rate plus a homecooked breakfast can be selected.

Superior rooms, executive rooms and small double rooms are all available. The Florence Suite also hosts a suite with spacious king bedroom, lounge and shower room. All rooms have wireless internet and L´Occitane Aromachologie toiletries.

The Florence House, Florence Suite and Florence Gardens offers a quirky set-up. Florence House hosts the main reception and bistro, whilst Florence Gardens is the main breakfast room and Florence Suite is a quiet getaway annex. The buildings are connected with an enclosed pathway and there is a quiet garden at the back of the hotels in which to relax.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Rooms from£70.00 per room per night (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Special diets catered for

Establishment Features

  • Central heating throughout
  • Ironing facilities
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Night porter
  • Open New Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Pets welcome
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Bar
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance
  • Golf Course close by

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Broadband
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access all rooms
  • King sized bed some rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Short breaks available

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • dawnd646
      Comfortable and pleasant stay
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 5th April 2024
      Our hotel room was very nice. I went with my daughter and would have preferred two single beds. However the double bed was big enough and very comfortable. Plenty of pillows and cushions for our... Read full review
    • Ben C
      Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
      Second visit. Our go to now whenever in Portsmouth
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 21st May 2024
      Second time stopping at Florence suite boutique hotel. Good sized rooms and the breakfast is really good quality food and very tasty. They also have a pub just across the road which was ideal to sit... Read full review
    • TinselRN
      Loxwood, United Kingdom
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      Brilliant.. …but the staff make it perfect!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 23rd June 2024
      We got the last room here for a one night stay to attend an event in Portsmouth. From the moment we arrived, everything impressed. A lovely welcome, quick check in, and a great restaurant with... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

    6 Malvern Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2NA

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    Opening Times

    The Florence Suite (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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