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Blue Star House

Self Assessed
20 Elphinstone Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3HR, United Kingdom

A bit special

4.8/5 from 52 Reviews

98% Would Recommend

Facilities

  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Desk working station
  • Limited parking
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Blue Star House

(52 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.7

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Blue Star House Information

Description

Blue Star House provides high quality self-catering accommodation with free laundry facilities in the heart of Southsea. This Victorian house has been extensively renovated to provide modern comfort and is well appointed with quality fittings throughout. Each secure room has superfast broadband (wired and wi-fi), a Hypnos bed, cotton linen, a TV, desk and a stylish en-suite wet room. The house offers the freedom to cook for yourself in a stylish, well-equipped kitchen with quality appliances and also a laundry room. Ideal for those with special dietary requirements. A bike store and a courtyard garden are provided at the rear of the house. Key areas are covered by CCTV. In a residential street, the house is within a hundred metres of the buzz of Southsea's shopping centre, restaurants, and bars. Southsea hosts regular Craft and Farmers’ markets. Almost as close is Southsea Common. This highly attractive 100 acre public area, which fronts several miles of beach, offers a castle, two piers, a funfair, the D-Day Museum, tennis courts, golf links, numerous cafés, a hovercraft to the Isle of Wight, recreation and barbecue areas, a skatepark and play-parks as well as hosting festivals, circuses and shows. Within 2 km of the house you will find Old Portsmouth with its Hot Walls and Spice Island (offering marvellous views of Portsmouth Harbour and Royal Navy warships), Cathedral, the Historic Dockyard and Historic Ships, Gunwharf Quays' retail outlets and restaurants, the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth University. Law Courts and City Centre. Close by is Albert Road with the Kings Theatre, The Wedgewood Rooms venue and a host of independent shops, cafés, and craft ale and wine bars. The best way to visit is by public transport. Most of the attractions and 3 train stations are within within walking distance. Should you decide to bring your car, local parking information is available upon your arrival.

Facilities

  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet

Parking

  • Off-site parking
  • Limited parking

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf - miniature
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Tennis court - indoor
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting

Accessibility

The house is a 4 storey Victorian house with stairs to the entrance. The lower ground floor accommodation has fewer steps and is accessible from the side of the building. The ground floor houses the communal facilities. Most of the sleeping accommodation is on the first and second floors.

Policies

Check in: 14:00 (Reception open 24 hours)
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Adults only
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Guest house
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Directions

  • Train from Portsmouth and Southsea Station (1.2 miles)
    Head South toward Isambard Brunel Rd (0.5km), turn right along Winston Churchill Avenue (15m), cross at the crossing, turn into Grosvenor St/Green Rd. (500m) Turn left along Elm Grove, cross the road, turn right into Yarborough Rd, left into St Edwards Rd, right into Queens Place, bear right into Queens Crescent, cross Kent Rd straight into Elphinstone Rd, No. 20 is on your right.
  • Train from The Hard Transport Interchange (1.4 miles)
    Exit The Hard to the right along Ordnance Row, continue straight past Gunwharf Quays onto St Georges Rd, turn left towards Museum Rd, past the museum. At the roundabout turn right along Kings Terrace and Bellevue Terrace. Turn left at Southsea Terrace with Southsea Common on your right.Continue straight on to Kent Rd, Elphinstone Rd is 500m on your right. Number 20 will be found on the right hand side
  • Road from M275 (3.6 miles)
    Continue onto A3 Mile End Rd, Signs for Isle of Wight Ferry. At Church St roundabout take the 2nd exit on to marketway/A3 (Seafront/Historic Waterfront). Go through x1 roundabout (seafront). Keep right to stay on A3 (seafront), continue on to Hampshire Terrace A258. Turn left at Southsea Terrace (the common will be on the right). Continue straight into Kent Rd, turn right into Elphinstone Rd. Please note that parking is limited in the immediate vicinity, instructions for parking are in the house

 
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