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 is opposite the local gastro pub The Florence Arms.

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:

    • pauldsanders
      Littlemore, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely boutique hotel in quiet side street near the sea
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 22nd February 2022
      Lovely hotel. Big, spacious and clean room. Comfy (firm) bed, clean bathroom with plenty of toiletries (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner). Location in quiet residential street. Plenty of parking... Read full review
    • dalylouise208
      Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Unable to sleep
      2 of 5 stars
      Monday, 4th April 2022
      The hotel decor in the parts I saw was tidy and clean. The receptionist on our arrival was unable to say what Covid measures were in place. Had no idea if staff did testing and seemed truly shocked... Read full review
    • EmmaC2363
      Pompeii, Italy
      Trip Type:
      Brilliant Gem of a Hotel
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 4th April 2022
      Excellent value, spotlessly clean and beautiful decor. We were welcomed by an enthusiastic member of staff who was very helpful. The parking was tight but there was some which was good for the area... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    The Florence Suite Hotel

    6 Malvern Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2NA

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    Opening Times

    The Florence Suite (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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