View of the exterior.


The University of Portsmouth offers 3-star, bed and breakfast accommodation on Southsea seafront throughout summer at Rees Hall.

Rees Hall is a period-style building that stands just 250 metres from the seafront. Constructed in 1996, it presents many similar features to the Victorian hotel that previously stood on the site. For history buffs, the building also boasts a blue plaque that commemorates the site where Charles Dickens stayed on his final visit to Portsmouth - the city of his birth.

Guests at Rees Hall can be certain of quality, with the university team having attained Hospitality Assured and Welcome to Excellence commendations. There have also been award wins on the quality of catering on offer at Rees Hall, which followed from the site being voted by readers of the Group Travel Organiser magazine as the Best UK University Accommodation.

The building is a short walk to the beach, The D-Day Story museum and the Blue Reef Aquarium. Within a fifteen minute walk is Old Portsmouth (with its quaint pubs and cobbled streets), Gunwharf Quays (offering designer outlet shopping) and the Spinnaker Tower (where you can take in 23-mile views across the city and out to sea). Just a short walk on brings you to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where you can see HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860, and The Mary Rose museum - voted the city's greatest attraction on TripAdvisor.

The building has 200 single and 25 double rooms with en-suite, many of which have sea views. Additional features include two guest lounges, a bar, courtyard garden, restaurant and lifts to every floor.

The rooms are provided with fresh towels and complimentary soap and shower gel, as well as a tea and coffee making facilities.

Televisions are not provided but there is high speed WiFi available throughout the building at no extra cost.

Coach parties welcome.

Conference facilities available.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double en suite£68.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Single en suite£52.00 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.



  • Serve breakfast

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Conference facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lift

Payment Methods

  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Non smoking establishment

Room / Unit Features

  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available


Map & Directions

Rees Hall

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Rees Hall, Southsea Terrace, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3AP
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Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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