Portsmouth \"gem\"
Thanks to Maggie & Mike you made our brief stay most enjoyable, would not find a better location. Clean and beautifully maintained penthouse bedroom. Close to dockyard attractions.

Mr. Michael Winterford - 10th Apr, 2017
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Recommended!
Beautiful room with every comfort needed for a short break. Spotlessly clean, large comfy bed and excellent breakfast. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Ten minute walk from Gunwharf Quays and.all the facilities there. Would certainly recommend and will stay again if in the area.

Mr. Jane Dixon - 3rd Apr, 2017
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Weekend Break
Everything was perfect. We were made to feel very welcome. The room was lovely and the breakfast was one of the best I have had. Great location.

Mr. Mike Steer - 25th Mar, 2017
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Great Weekend
Our first stay at Fortitude Cottage; but it will always be our first choice from now on! Very welcoming and friendly, great location and lovely room. Thank you Maggie and Mike!

Mrs. Rebecca Bond - 21st Nov, 2016
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Short Break
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Fortitude Cottage and will hopefully stay again. Mike and Maggie are perfect hosts and run a very comfortable and perfectly positioned establishment. Thank you so much for an enjoyable stay.

Mr. Jem Musselwhite - 19th Nov, 2016
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Simply The Best B&b In Portsmouth
We booked Fortitude for 3 nights on the strength of a personal recommendation from friends who had previously stayed - we were not disappointed. This cottage exudes quality in all aspects starting with a friendly welcome, allocated a superb room and a spread and choice at breakfast to suit any appetite. Many thanks to Maggie & Mike.

Mr. John Dean - 11th Nov, 2016
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I Loved This Place!
Great location. Excellent breakfasts. I especially enjoyed the rooftop deck. The hosts were marvelous!

Mr. Kevin Huck - 5th Nov, 2016
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Don\'t Hesitate To Book
Ideal location to visit Mary Rose we had view of harbour and could walk everywhere etc.
Everything at the cottage was of a high standard lovely peaceful place to return to of an evening.The hosts Mike & Maggie are charming people and very helpful recommending restaurants etc.

Mr. Peter hughes - 5th Nov, 2016
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Best B&b We\'ve Ever Stayed In.
Everything in the room was where you would want it. Outlets, mirrors, coffee/tea. Absolutly nothing was missing even included a mini fridge and safe.
Mike and Maggie were the perfect hosts and breakfast great. ONly problem was they would not let us move in!!!!!

Millington - 31st Oct, 2016
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Fantastic B And B!
We have just had two excellent nights at Fortitude Cottage. The rooms are immaculate and everydetail has been thought through right down to a lovely complimentary bottle of French bubbly in the fridge. Michael cooks a superb English breakfast and he and Maggie are delightful. We will hope to return.

Gilpin - 21st Oct, 2016
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Fortitude Cottage Highly Recommended
My wife and I stayed at Fortitude Cottage for three nights. From the moment we arrived to when we left we felt very much at ease. Mike welcomed us on our arrival and kindly carried our bags to our penthouse room. The room was very well furnished, the bed was extremely comfortable and we made immediate use of the tea and coffee making facilities. On discovering the complimentary bottle of champagne in the fridge we new we were going to have a good time. The breakfast menu gave us a wide choice of fruit, cereals and cooked food all prepared and served by our hosts Mike and Maggie. Nothing was too much trouble for them from giving us helpful information about the local area to advice on the best places to book for dinner. From our roof top terrace we had wonderful views of Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent towards the Isle of Wight. There was always something of interest to grab our attention from the movement of every king of ship to yachts and small dinghies. An added bonus was seeing Ben Ainslie\'s America\'s Cup yachts and to watch the activity around the Landrover-Ben Ainslie Boat Yard.
Fortitude Cottage is just a gentle 10 minute stroll away from the Dockyard, Gun Wharf Quay and the Spinnaker Tower. We enjoyed all of these attractions and in particular had a fantastic and interesting time visiting the Mary Rose Museum. Would we visit again? We certainly would but we would like to stay at Fortitude Cottage for longer next time.

Mr. Trevor Forward - 16th Oct, 2016
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Fortitude Cottage 30/9/16
Friendly warm welcome from Mike and Maggie. Excellent location , lovely view of harbour from our very comfortable room. .
Fridge with bottled water,bottles of orange juice and soft drinks a lovely touch, as was the champagne . Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. We will certainly stay here again when next in Portsmouth.

Mr. Geoffrey Hamblin - 3rd Oct, 2016
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Great Location And Wonderful Bed And Breakfast
We stayed 2 nights at Fortitude Cottage in the very clean and superbly decorated penthouse room with it\'s fantastic roof top terrace. Maggie and Mike were great hosts and their breakfast set you up for the day to explore the historic dockyard and Gunwharf Quay, all of which are within walking distance. With so much to see and such a great place to stay we will definitely be back.

Mrs. Jane Crowson - 30th Sep, 2016
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Sharing Time With Sister And Brother In Law In Portsmouth
This was our second visit to Fortitude Cottage and it was as good as the first. Maggie and Mike are wonderful hosts, sharing their home with visitors to the historical port of Portsmouth. What\'s not to like? We stayed in Room 4, which gave a 360 degree view of the harbour from it\'s rooftop terrace. There is so much to see and do in the local vicinity that you certainly need more than one visit. We hope to be back and would not hesitate to recommend this unique guesthouse.

Mrs. Catherine Pearce - 26th Sep, 2016
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Outstandingly Good.
The quality of everything here is of the highest standard. The food and accommodation are excellent but what really sets Fortitude Cottage apart is the welcome you receive from the owners and that welcome continues throughout your stay. On our future visits to Old Portsmouth we will not think of going anywhere else.

Mr. Michael Harper - 25th Sep, 2016
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A Wonderful Birthday Treat
I was staying at fortitude cottage as a birthday treat to myself with my daughter. Had a lovely day using the rooftop with gorgeous views of the harbour then after our days shopping and historical visits we retreated to our penthouse room and enjoyed the bubbly whilst watching the boats and a spectacular night view. Breakfast was in a simply gorgeous room with another wonderful view while we ate our sumptuous breakfast. Maggie & Mike are delightful, welcoming hosts and I wouldn\'t hesitate recommending or returning to this beautiful corner of Portsmouth again. Thank you x

Mrs. Rachel Price - 21st Sep, 2016
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Weekend Stay
spotlessly clean, Mike & Maggie very friendly & helpful, location stunning

Mr. steve strange - 19th Sep, 2016
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Excellent Little B And B
A beautifully presented B and B in easy walking distance to all Portsmouth historic sites. Friendly and obliging management, easy parking .could not find fault, highly recommended

Mr. Ross Jackson - 16th Sep, 2016
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Highly Recommended
We are returning guests and we enjoyed our stay just as much as last time. Mike and Maggie are the perfect hosts, the accommodation is really well thought out and the location couldn\'t be bettered. We\'ll be back!.

Mrs. Jane Sullivan - 3rd Sep, 2016
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Special Treat In The Penthouse
Our room was beautiful. The views were spectacular and brought back childhood memories.
Breakfast was delicious and set us up well for our drive home to South Wales. Maggie and Mike were great hosts. Thank you for a wonderful treat.

Mrs. Maddie Robertson - 3rd Sep, 2016
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Happy Couple
great spot, very clean, superbly decorated, excellent food & very friendly, helpful patrons.
Would definately stay again & will also spread the word about how good it is. Maggie & Mike deserve an excellent review.

Mrs. ELAINE TOMBS - 2nd Aug, 2016
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Great Time At Fortitude Cottage
We spent two nights here staying in the penthouse room. Maggie & Mike made us feel very welcome and were great hosts. Lovely breakfast (smoked salmon & scrambled egg). The room and views from the terrace were great. It was lovely to sit out on the terrace (not just one, but two terraces!) and drink the complimentary bubbly. Wonderful base to see The Victory and Mary Rose etc.

Mr. Maurice Hanson - 22nd Jul, 2016
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Fabulous
The location was a complete delight, a truly fascinating place to stay. The accommodation was brilliant, as described. Totally charmimg

Mrs. Alison Russell - 19th Jul, 2016
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Lovely Place To Stay
Lovely room, great location, only a short walk to shops, restaurants and bars. Owners were very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was set in a beautiful dining area and offered great options; catered for a gluten free diet perfectly, had bread and sausages. Really enjoyed our stay, would definitely reccomend it to anyone. Would love to go back.

Mr. Alex Hughes - 18th Jul, 2016
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One Of The Best!
We have stayed at Fortitude Cottage before and love it. Fantastic location within easy walking distance of all the attractions of old Portsmouth and free parking so no need to use the car.
The house is immaculate and all the little extras are provided. We really cannot fault anything. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer.
We loved the activity of the port from our bedroom window but do be aware that the ferries start early in the morning.
Thank-you. We\'ll be back!

Mr. David Ashley - 7th Jul, 2016
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The Perfect Break
We cannot rate our stay too highly! From the moment we arrived and received the warm welcome from Maggie & Mike, we knew we were in for a rather special treat. With the wonderfully comfortable and equipped accommodation, the unbeatable location and a wealth of attractions within easy walking range we enjoyed an especially memorable stay, with the added benefits of being sustained by superb breakfasts and informed by the valuable advice and knowledge of our hosts.

Mr. Vince Bolwell - 31st May, 2016
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Fortitude Cootage In A Gem!
My wife Luisa and I found Fortitude Cottage to be an absolute gem! Beautiful facility, outstanding location and wonderful hosts! We loved our penthouse room and highly recommend this B&B to anyone seeking a quality stay in Portsmouth.

Mr. Glenn Cooke - 26th May, 2016
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Outstanding!
perfect hosts enjoyable stay and what a view from the terrace absolutely faultless

Mr A Hooton-richens - 23rd May, 2016
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Perfect
Perfect place to stay, very clean and friendly - great location. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

Thank you Maggie & Mike for an enjoyable & comfortable stay.

Miss. sharon teale - 9th May, 2016
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Top Notch!
Wonderful accomodation and fantastic location; everything perfect and luxurious. Friendly service and excellent breakfast. The roof terrace was an unexpected delight with great views and addictive day bed that it was hard to leave even for Portsmouth\'s many attractions.

Ms. Jayne Deeley - 9th May, 2016
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Perfect Staying In Fortitude Cottage
We stayed only one night in Fortitude Cottage, but it was with great pleasure. Easy car parking, nice welcome, pubs nearby and especially pleasant maritime atmosphere with magnificent view on a part of the port of Portsmouth and excellent breakfast. Of what to regret not having stayed longer.

Mr. Guy Larraufie - 6th Apr, 2016
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Weekend Away
Fabulous accommodation and excellent hosts. We are returning visitors and would recommend this guest house for anyone who wants to explore the charms of Old Portsmouth. A real gem!

Mrs. Nicola Griffin - 3rd Apr, 2016
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A Great Easter
We were wonderfully catered for during our most enjoyable Easter break at Fortitude Cottage. we were warmly welcomed by Mike & Mandy and enjoyed the fantastic facilities and views. returning to Portsmouth after many years, nostalgia was high on my agenda but the great accommodation even surpassed my memories!We will be back!

Mr. Paul Lewis - 30th Mar, 2016
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Perfect Portsmouth Stay
Excellent luxury Bed & Breakfast. We stayed in the Penthouse room which was superb. Immaculately clean with lovey finishing touches like alarm clock, toiletries, safe and mini fridge with complementary fizz, and the large 6ft bed which was super comfy! As well as balcony and roof terrace. Its really central for the shops and Historic Dockyard only a short walk away and has the benefit of parking and quiet location. The breakfast was cooked to perfection and there was a wide range to choose from. I would like to thank Mike & Maggie for their excellent hospitality and hope to return very soon.

Mrs. Penny Male - 26th Mar, 2016
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Thank You
Thank you for a very comfortable and friendly 2 days.

Mr. John Hatchard - 25th Mar, 2016
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What A Fantastic Stay
We stayed at Fortitude Cottage for the second time this weekend and once again it was outstanding. Mike and Maggie are simply the best host you could ask for, nothing is to much trouble. We wouldn\'t stay anywhere else in Portsmouth!!!!!
Thanks again to both of you.

Mr. matthew paulin - 7th Mar, 2016
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Fortitude Cottage - The Perfect Place To Stay.
We both had a really good couple of days in Portsmouth. Fortitude Cottage is a very special place to stay. It\'s very friendly to start with, the breakfast was lovely with lots of choices and the room was very comfortable. It\'s right beside the sea and close to all the Historical sites and lots of restaurants. Perfect place to stay. We\'d love to go back!

Mr. Denis Sheahan - 5th Mar, 2016
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Wonderful Stay At Fortitude Cottage
My husband and I so enjoyed our stay at this delightful B & B. We are able to walk to The Naval Dock Yards as well as restaurants very close to our lodging. Our hosts delivered wonderful breakfasts, beautiful rooms and delightful conversation. Thank you Maggie and Mike Hall. Sincerely Doug and Ramona Fraser, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Mrs. Ramona Fraser - 13th Jan, 2016
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A Very Plesant Stay.
We stayed at Fortitude cottage for one night. On arrival we received a very warm and friendly welcome from Maggie the owner. We where shown to our room which had a great view towards the America\'s cup building and over the harbour. The B&B is in an excellent location only a few doors away from the Spice Island pub and a short walk from Gunwalf quays. The room was very nice and include a fridge with some cold drinks and tea an coffee facilities. The room had a large double bed and was very comfortable. Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

Mr. Mark Bailey - 21st Nov, 2015
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A Little Gem.
We stayed three nights at this wonderful bed and breakfast. Interesting views from our window of The Camber: watching the ferries in and out of the harbour and also of the T2 Yacht belonging to Sir Ben Ainslie Racing being launched. Our main purpose of the trip was to visit the Mary Rose Museum, The Warrior and The Victory. This historic Dockyard being only 15 minutes walk away. Gunwharf Quays is also great for shopping. Maggie and Mike are very welcoming and knowledgeable hosts and can cook a great breakfast!

Hermon - 12th Nov, 2015
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Second Visit To Historic Dockyard
Fortitude Cottage is in an ideal location in old Portsmouth for visiting the historic dockyard. We loved watching the ferries go back and forth. Our room was comfortable and well furnished, the breakfasts were fab and our hosts friendly and helpful. The fact that we went back says it all.

Mrs. Josephine Schafer - 7th Nov, 2015
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Splendid
Comfortable and relaxing overnight stay

Mr. John Harris - 26th Oct, 2015
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Excellent
We stayed in the penthouse and could not fault it, beautiful room and outdoor space , very comfortable huge bed, spotlessly clean throughout, fab breakfast and great views from roof terrace, they\'ve thought of everything, 100% recommended,

Barton - 4th Oct, 2015
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Wonderful B & B In Old Portsmouth
A marvelous B&B in Old Portsmouth within walking distance of all attractions. Accommodations impeccable. Marvelous breakfast. This is the best B&B that we have ever stayed at. The owners were responsive to all our needs. Can not say enough \"good\" things about this place.

Mr. John Conrad - 26th Sep, 2015
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Amazing Break!
My sister & I first stayed at the Fortitude in May and we were quick to return! The rooms are comfortable & stylish, the location is ideal for shopping at Gunwharf Quays & for a trip to Southsea and the breakfast is cooked to perfection. I am looking forward to my next stay already!

Ms. SUSAN ADAMS - 21st Sep, 2015
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Great Location Would Definitely Recommend
We really enjoyed our stay. The room was beautiful, clean and very comfortable with everything you need. lovely breakfast. The views were superb and the hospitality faultless. Would definitely stay again.Thanks Maggie and Mike.

Miss. Jacqueline Withington - 15th Sep, 2015
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Review Of Accommodation
Spent two nights at the Cottage which was our base for visits to the Historic Naval Dockyard and the regenerated areas of old Portsmouth.
We had a very comfortable room with many extras included as standard and enjoyed a superb outlook over the working harbour, which was a very pleasing source of interest.
Our charming and friendly hosts set us up each day with an excellent breakfast.

Mr. Paul Ryan - 3rd Sep, 2015
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Wonderful B&b
This is a wonderful example of a great b&b in a super central location. With only a short walk to Southsea promenade in 1 direction, gunwharf keys and hms victory in the other direction. Maggie and mike are very friendly and welcoming and make sure that you have everything you need. Our room was a good size despite it being listed as a small double. The walk in shower was fabulous and the breakfast were delicious and just the right size.
We would definitely go back and recommend Fortitude cottage to others.

Miss. Elizabeth Seidler - 1st Sep, 2015
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Fortitude Cottage
One of the best bed and breakfast hotel we have stays in. Made to feel very welcome.

Mrs. Jennifer Perrin - 31st Aug, 2015
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Fortitude Cottage
Room lovely, decorated to an exceptionally high standard, bed really comfortable. Breakfast excellent with hot and cold selections. Above all hosts Maggie and Mike made us feel welcome and relaxed.

J.Hughes - 31st Aug, 2015
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Highly Recommended
We were made to feel very welcome. Lovely hosts and a lovely place.

Mr. Simon Ingall - 30th Aug, 2015
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Miss Meriel Corbet
Warm & friendly welcome, room & breakfast excellent , lovely couple .We intend a return visit in 2016 & would definitely recommend to friends & family. Thanks Mike & Maggie for everything ,looking forward to c u both next year.

Mr. meriel corbett - 30th Aug, 2015
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Excellent Can\'t Wait To Stay Again
Absolutely amazing and wonderful play to stay. Rooms are spotlessly clean and all the facilities you could need including reliable wifi. Breakfast fantastic with so much choice and cooked to perfection. Hosts Maggie and Mike were so warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.

Miss. claire jaques - 29th Aug, 2015
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Just The Place To Be In Portsmouth
We had a wonderful stay at Fortitude Cottage with our hosts, Maggie & Mike, ensuring we had all we needed to enjoy our visit. Very comfortable room, delicious breakfast and located very conveniently for visits to the Historic Dockyards and the quay.

Mrs. Sue O\\\'Hare - 18th Jul, 2015
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Best Ever
not only was this the best B & B we\'ve stayed in, it beats any hotel we\'ve stayed at too. superb room and en-suite, delicious breakfast and Maggie and Mike were lovely and friendly hosts. great view of harbour from our bedroom. Defiantly will be returning to Portsmouth and Fortitude Cottage. Thank you for the champagne too, really enjoyed it.

Mr. petetr freeman - 3rd Jul, 2015
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Excellent Stay
Lovely, friendly, can`t fault it. Un-usual to have ships going past at the end of the street.

Green - 2nd Jul, 2015
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Fabulous!
Myself and my hubby stayed for 1 night, and it was fab. Maggie and Mike are fantasic hosts they made us feel extremely welcome. We stayed in room 1 which had a view over the harbour. It was spotlessly clean, lovely decor and a very comfy bed. Breakfast was great, we had a good selection of fresh fruit, cereals and yogurts the cooked breakfast was fab. We Would definitely recommend this little gem for a stay we just wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Maggie and Mike.

Mrs. Victora Thirkell - 1st Jul, 2015
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Excellent
Great place, warm welcome, super service, perfect food.

What could we ask more?
Many thanks again Maggie and Mike!

Mr. Michel Grosfillier - 29th Jun, 2015
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Weekend Away
Stayed just two nights and really enjoyed it. From the friendly welcome to a very clean and comfortable room and good food it was brilliant.Just a short walk to the Gunwharf Quays and Historic Dockyard it was ideal.Would we stay there again Yes we would.

Bisgrove - 25th Jun, 2015
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Best B&b In Portsmouth!
Stayed here for a night before going off to France. Have previously stayed in other B&B\'s but this is far better. Great room. Very comfortable. Clean beyond belief and great host. Superb location. Couldn\'t ask for more.

Mr. Neil Bates - 25th Jun, 2015
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Review
Excellent, cannot fault.

Mr. Stephen Sears - 25th Jun, 2015
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Great B&b
Fortitude Cottage is a small traditional friendly B&B. Our ensuite room was well presented and comfortable and our breakfast was excellent.
A great location close to the Isle of Wight ferry terminal, with free parking during your stay. The Historic Dockyard and Guildhall are within walking distance.
We enjoyed our short stay and will come back again the next time we are in Portsmouth.

Mr. Richard Turner - 23rd Jun, 2015
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Attractive Rooms, Clean And Comfortable And Good Breakfast
Lovely place - very well situated - good rooms - very clean - good breakfasts - friendly hosts - would recommend to anyone.

Mrs. Larraine Harrison - 21st Jun, 2015
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Fantastic
As the fussiest traveller ever I was delighted with the room. Clean, large enough, the mattress was comfortable and the bathroom spotless. Maggie and Mike are great hoteliers and made us feel very welcome and like nothing was too much trouble. Good breakfast too. We would definitely stay here again.

Mrs. Debby Lewis-Harrison - 12th Jun, 2015
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Weekend Break
faultless as usual. cannot wait to stay here again.

Mr. Keven Massey - 1st Jun, 2015
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Absolutely Perfect!
We spent two nights at this wonderful little B&B just 10 minutes stroll from the historic dockyard. It was beautifully clean, fresh, warm and comfortable and the owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. We will definitely visit again- thank you!

Mrs. Wendy Williams - 1st Jun, 2015
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Heavenly
We stayed in the penthouse for our wedding anniversary treat and its delightful. The big bed is really comfortable, the roof terrace has stunning views across Portsmouth and the breakfasts are divine.

Mrs. Joy Townend - 22nd May, 2015
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Home From Home
A warm welcome from MAggie and Mike.Spent 4 nights at Fortitude Cottage.A 15 minute walk to the dockyard following the trail signs on pavement.Room was lovely loved watching the ferry unload and load.Breakfast with lots of choice even boiled eggs with soldiers.Would recommend to friends and family and would stay again ourselves.

Mrs C Ford - 17th May, 2015
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Hidden Gem
My only regret about this place is that I haven\'t stayed sooner. So much better than the main stream hotels in the area. It\'s the little things that count and they have thought of everything from the chocolate bars to the chilled drinks in your room. Lovely breakfast too! I will definitely be back soon.

Miss. Jackie Kennedy - 7th May, 2015
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Another Great Stay!
Together with friends, just spent another couple of nights at Fortitude Cottage. As with our previous stay, we were made to feel very welcome, rooms were of the highest standard. Breakfast delicious and set\'s you up for the day. Location is perfect, plenty of things to do and good choice of local eateries.

Mr. Steven Parkes - 6th May, 2015
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Great Stay
This is a lovely B&B in the heart of old Portsmouth and within easy walking distance of all the attractions. The rooms are excellent - we stayed in the top room that has rooftop views across Portsmouth and the Solent - simply stunning!

Mr. Robert Boulton - 4th May, 2015
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I\'ll Be Back!
The excellent service was surpassed only by the friendliness of the hosts Maggie and Mike. As Arny would say \"I\'ll be back!\"
Sid Lloyd, Loughborough

Mr. Sid Lloyd - 4th May, 2015
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Comfy, Cosy And Convenient
If you are looking for a good place to stay within easy walking distance of the historic dockyard and Gunwharf Quays then look no further. We stayed in room 6, which is located at the back of the house, and is very quiet and cosy, plus it has a great bathroom. The breakfast is served in a room with a view and offers a good selection including my favourite, smoked salmon and scrambled egg. There are three good pubs serving traditional pub fare less than 1 minute walk away, with seats outside overlooking the harbour and Gunwharf. You can also easily walk to Southsea promenade and catch the hovercraft to Ryde. Maggie and Mike are excellent hosts who go out of their way to look after guests. We will definitely return.

Mrs. Susan HURDLE - 29th Apr, 2015
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A Gem!
Excellent attention to detail and very comfortable.

Mrs. Shonah McKechnie - 27th Apr, 2015
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Perfectly Lovely Yet Again!
2nd stay and just as lovely as the first! Mike & Maggie are great hosts & breakfast is especially good. The bedroom (& in fact the whole building) is spotless & immaculate. Far sooner pay my money to this lovely couple than to one of the national chains in Portsmouth to receive a far inferior service.
Fortitude Cottage will be our B & B of choice every time.
Thank You.
Liz & Tim

Mrs. Liz Hore - 26th Apr, 2015
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A Great Place To Stay In Old Portsmouth
Fortitude Cottage is a super place to stay in Old Portsmouth - just off the beaten track, but close enough to walk to all the main sights! The rooms are very well-appointed with comfortable beds and more than ample storage.

Breakfast leaves nothing to be desired, with a broad choice ranging from a light continental breakfast to a full English breakfast - and everything in between!

Finally, Maggie and Mike are excellent hosts, ready to provide local information and recommendations for good restaurants.

We would definitely recommend Fortitude Cottage to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Portsmouth!

Mr. Eduard Von Fischer - 26th Apr, 2015
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Third Stay.
Easy way out review,
Everything we found is that-stay 1, stay 2 and the present one were all as good as each other all with a five star rating.
Many thanks to Mike and Maggie.

Mr. David Foster - 24th Apr, 2015
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Delightful
Having never visited the historic dockyard before, we decided to spend a few days in Portsmouth to enable us to see some of our naval heritage. The location was delightful, the weather unbeatable and the accommodation and breakfasts could not have been bettered.

Mrs. Sarah La Nauze - 24th Apr, 2015
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Excellent Accommodation, Friendly Hosts, Lovely Breakfasts
This is a first class establishment, with very helpful and accommodating hosts and excellent breakfasts. The rooms are spotless and very comfortable and it couldn\'t be more convenient for the sights of Portsmouth.

Mrs. Evelyn Ridgewell - 21st Apr, 2015
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Weekend Stay At Fortitude Cottage
Extremely well appointed room and facilities, making us most welcome. Provided a car park pass enabling roadside parking directly opposite. Nice view from the room too. Lovely breakfast and very approachable. We would definitely recommend and looking forward to a return. Thank you so much for looking after us. Jane & Alec Lee (South Derbyshire)

Mrs. Jane Lee - 20th Apr, 2015
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Lovely Stay
Just one overnight stay in the Super Deluxe Double. Very comfortable room, spotlessly clean and very welcoming hosts. Very convenient location - Historic Dockyard and Gun Wharf Quay within 10-15mins pleasant stroll. Easy parking.
Breakfasts good. Had a lovely evening meal at the Still and West -just round the corner.

Mrs. Janet Bartram - 7th Apr, 2015
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Fortitude Cottage Rating
An excellent standard of accommodation. Our room (No. 6) was spotless with great facilities. Hosts gave us a very warm and friendly welcome. We will definitely return again.

Mr. Nigel Morris - 30th Mar, 2015
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Nice And Charming
Good location, walking distance from main locations. Very clean and warm welcome.

Mr. Roberto Gradnik - 23rd Mar, 2015
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Another Perfect Stay At Fortitude Cottage
This was our 2nd visit to Fortitude Cottage but it certainly won\'t be our last. Again, everything was perfect, our room was extremely comfortable, immaculately clean and everything we needed was provided, and more! The harbour view we had was amazing. Our hosts Mike and Maggie were so friendly and accommodating. We really cannot find fault and look forward to coming back soon.

Mr. Stephen James - 23rd Mar, 2015
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Fantastic B&b
My husband and I have just spent two nights here. We were attending a christening on HMS Warrior on the Sunday so I thought we would make a weekend out of it. The location of Fortitude Cottage is perfect for shopping at Gunwharf Quays (it\'s about a ten minute walk) or even for hopping across to the Isle of Wight which we did for a day trip. It\'s also really close to the historic dockyards. We statyed in the superior double room I think (the one with the black and white wall paper), it\'s a lovely big room with a hugh bathroom. The breakfasts are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. Maggie and Mike are great hosts, very relaxed and non-intrusive. You get a set of keys so can come and go as you please. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

Mrs. Tania Smith - 23rd Mar, 2015
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Perfect From A To Z
Our stay at The Fourtitude cottage was faultless. Very warm welcome from the owners, tasteful and clean room and an excellent breakfast. Will use again without a doubt.
Thank you
S & J

Mr. Simon Barton - 23rd Mar, 2015
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Excellent
Congenial helpful hosts, excellent breakfasts, interesting location, immaculate cleanliness.

An excellent choice for our stay in Portsmouth.

Ms. Dianne Sutton - 23rd Mar, 2015
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Our Stay At Fortitude Cottage
We stayed at Fortitude Cottage in March 2015, and could not have chosen anywhere better. We stayed in the Penthouse Suite which was superbly furnished and with great views over the harbour. Everywhere in the cottage was immaculate and Mike and Maggie were fantastic hosts and made us feel more than welcome, and could not do enough for us. The breakfast was fantastic with loads of choice. We will certainly be going back. Many thanks to Maggie and Mike once again.

Mr. Brian James - 20th Mar, 2015
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Pity It Was Just The One Night
We needed somewhere overnight in Portsmouth due to a family funeral so found the Fortitude my chance. Lovely Room (Room 6) - spotlessly clean, comfy and quiet. Yes, I could have paid marginally less at the Premier Inn but you wouldn\'t get the welcome, the services and the lovely breakfast in the morning!

Would definitely stay here again!

Mrs. Susan O\\\'Brien - 19th Mar, 2015
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Fortitude Cottage
Excellent establishment lovely hosts and wonderfull accomadation

Mr. Brian Keil - 18th Mar, 2015
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Great Place To Stay
my partner and i had a fantastic time,the place is spotlessly clean and the hosts were lovely,very convenient location,a nice easy walk to gunwharf quay and we walked to the historic dockyards so we didnt need the car at all whilst there,we ate at the spice island pub which was perfectly fine for our needs and a quick stroll about three doors down

Miss. Hayley Tong - 18th Mar, 2015
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Wouldn\'t Stay Anywhere Else
Cannot find fault once again. Always a warm welcome and always looks as though it\'s been decorated in the last couple of months! Absolutely spotlessly clean. Breakfast freshly cooked to order and excellent selection of freshly prepared fresh fruits on offer. Our 5th stay - we consider it our home from home in Portsmouth, and can\'t wait to return. Thank you once again Mike and Maggie.

Mrs. GILL DAVIDSON - 17th Mar, 2015
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Lovely Stay
Made to feel extremely welcome, great facilities, fantastic location , top brekkie, will defo be returning

Mr. Darren Deane - 16th Mar, 2015
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Weekend Break
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Wonderful breakfast. Exceptionally clean room. Welcoming hosts. Will return.

Mrs. Susan John - 15th Mar, 2015
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Excellent Delightful Stay Brings Back Fond Memories
We stayed for one night met Mike at the door he found us a car parking space and gave us a permit, showed us our room, view was lovely if the harbour, room spaceus, ensuit shower and toilet, bed extremely comfortable, tea facilities. Explained about the keys and asked if we were allergic to any food. We slept very well, breakfast was delicious and could change the menu.Mike and Maggie are a lovely couple and they will help you in any way, we stayed here in 1980\'s and it was lovely to come back.We would recommend this to anybody, and would come back.THANK YOU Mike and Maggie

Mrs. Denise James - 8th Mar, 2015
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Brilliant
Amazing location & at last a B & B that is just that! From being greeted at the door to being waved off 2 days later I had a great stay! Spotlessly clean ( I mean SPOTLESS!) fantastic breakfasts using great quality ingredients. Lovely room, linens and super shower. Incredible VFM. Loved it and can\'t recommend Fortitude Cottage highly enough.

Mrs. Liz Hore - 8th Mar, 2015
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Perfect!
I recommande this adress, Maggie and Mike are great, really lovely welcome!

Mr. MATTHIEU BODENNEC - 3rd Mar, 2015
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The Best B&b
You cannot fault Fortitude Cottage, we stayed in the Penthouse Room lots of extras in the room including Bath Robes, Champagne (Extra) plus the balcony and roof top views made it all worth while. Breakfast had all that you needed and both Mike and Maggie were both very welcoming with info on the local area. I have read review where people moan about the Ferry\'s coming in but it did not spoil our night if anyone has a complaint get a pair of earplugs. The only down point for my Husband was he thought the bed was too soft but mu sleep was quality. Would definitely book again in the summer with the same room when the views in the summer on the roof top terrace would be alot warmer. :)

Mrs. Francine Hall - 2nd Mar, 2015
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As The Description Says, Location, Location, Location!
Hidden away in the historic Spice Island area of Old Portsmouth, this B &B stood up to all the reviews we had read before booking. Hosts, Maggie and Mike, made sure our stay was perfect. We took up their recommendations of where to eat and were not disappointed. The location is well placed for visiting the Gunwharf quay shopping area and the Historic dockyard, both within easy walking distance. This B & B is exceptionally clean, well decorated and the breakfasts were simply delicious.

Mrs. Mel Stride - 24th Feb, 2015
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A Welcome Break
We had a lovely break in Portsmouth and Fortitude Cottage was the ideal base. Nice room, good food and helpful proprietors.

Mr. Keith Dickinson - 23rd Feb, 2015
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Perfect Weekend Away!
Just returned from a lovely weekend spent at Fortitude Cottage. The room (Penthouse) was fabulous! The whole establishment was spotlessly clean with friendly hosts. Breakfast was delicious with all kinds of combinations. Great location within walking distance of all local attractions. Hope to return some day.

Mrs. Sharon Harvey - 22nd Feb, 2015
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Great Location!
Stayed here just for one night during half term with my 2 teenage children. We had Rooms Five & Six in Spinnaker View. Very friendly welcome from owners that clearly enjoyed what they do. Lovely breakfast in breakfast room overlooking the Spinnaker. Would stay here again. Thank you.

Mrs. Jane Browne - 18th Feb, 2015
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Perfect Stay
Enjoyed two nights in this lovely B&B while in Portsmouth to visit the historic dockyard.
Maggie and Mike were perfect hosts. The breakfasts were delicious (we had the full English and smoked salmon w/ scrambled eggs), and the room (7) was spotless and so comfortable. Thank you much.

Miss. Menna Pritchard - 8th Feb, 2015
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Couldn\'t Have Chosen A Better Place
Wonderful location, good access to Portsmouth and Souhsea, easy parking and good bars and pubs nearby. Charming and historic local area. Maggie and Mike were extremely welcoming and helpful, the room was warm, comfortable, with many thoughtful touches. Fab breakfasts: what more can I say?

Mrs. Alison Wilson - 2nd Feb, 2015
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Great Little B&b
The room was clear and spacious and the owners Maggie and Mike friendly and helpful. It has free parking in front which is very handy. The bathroom was on a tiny side (room number 1), but as we were staying only one night it is plenty. It has 2 pubs around the corner and is a walking distance to all the sites. I would definitely recommend it to others.

Miss. Jana Svabova - 13th Jan, 2015
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Excellent Stay. Lovely People
Fortitude Cottage is a lovely place to stay. Room was great, a lovely big bed. Breakfast very yummy. Location perfect and Maggie & Mike are great hosts. Thanks for having us!

Miss. Suzanne Mckay - 9th Jan, 2015
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Fortitude Cottage
We were made very welcome ,the room was excellent,with a great harbour view , bed really comfortable could not fault any thing .the breakfast was excellent quality and enough to keep you going all day .nothing was too much trouble for the owners .highly recomend staying here .

Mr. David Arkison - 1st Dec, 2014
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Mother And Daughter
2 nd stay at fortitude cottage. Best bb stayed in. Very clean. Lovely varied breakfast. Ideal situated. 5 mins walk to queys. 10 mins walk to Portsmouth and probably 15 nice coastal walk to south sea.lovely warm welcome ideal for peaceful getaway

Mrs. Debra Rowson - 30th Nov, 2014
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Great Place To Stay
Very nice hosts and a wonderful breakfast. Great location as well. Highly recommend.

Mr. Edward Gaffney - 29th Nov, 2014
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Well Pleased
Fortitude Cottage is a splendid B&B.
Warm, clean, comfortable bed, very good breakfast, friendly & helpful hosts & free parking (a bonus in Portsmouth).
Endorse the recommendation of \'Still & West\' for dinner.

Mr. Quentin Palmer - 27th Nov, 2014
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Excellent Place To Stay
Excellent location close to the sea front, very friendly owners, good breakfast, can recommend 100%

Mr. Ralf Hannappel - 22nd Nov, 2014
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Outstanding Accommodation
Location, location, location...perfect!!!! Mike and Maggie loverly hosts and would recommend this as the number one place to stay if visiting Portsmouth. Attention to detail, spot on and rooms absolutely perfect and will be back again next year. Local pubs and restaurants in this part of town beat Gunwharf Quays hands down and walking there a short 10 mins.

Mr. Stephen Wilson - 21st Nov, 2014
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Fantastic Location
We stayed at Fortitude Cottage for two nights and couldn\'t fault it. Excellent location just a beautiful picturesque 10 min stroll from all the historic attractions and the Spinnaker Tower with the shopping/restaurants/bars surrounding it.
Our room was £110 per night but worth every penny. The bed was the most comfortable I\'ve slept in at any hotel or guest house and the bathroom had a double shower and big bath. Everything was finished to the highest standards. The proprietors were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was lovely.
Great views across the harbour, great location, top spec room and FREE parkng within feet of the front door - what more could you ask for!
We are already planning our return.

Mrs. Marie Hawes - 16th Nov, 2014
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Two Days In Portsmouth
We enjoyed our two night stay at Fortitude Cottage. Our room was lovely and we hope to return in the better weather to make the most of the outdoor terrace and roof terrace with fab views. Breakfast great and the location ideal within walking distance of the Historic Dockyard which was the reason for our visit.

Mrs. Josephine Schafer - 15th Nov, 2014
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Our Stay At Fortitude Cottage
This is the second time we have stayed at Fortitude Cottage and as before we were made very welcome, our room was clean, comfortable and lovely and warm. After a good nights sleep in a very comfy bed we enjoyed a fantastic breakfast from the excellent choices on the menu. Maggie and Mike are lovely hosts and we hope to return in the not too distant future.

Mr. Ian Kelham - 12th Nov, 2014
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Excellent.
Mike and Maggie were lovely and do their best to keep the customers happy. The room was lovely, bed was very very comfy. Wet room was very nice. Breakfast was beautiful. The B&B is in a lovely location on Spice Island. Altogeter we loved our stay and if we are in Portsmouth again we will definately stay at Fortitude cottage again.

Mr. Darren Fogarty - 11th Nov, 2014
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Golden Wedding Gift
The overnight stay in the old Portsmouth district was perfect. Views from the roof of the Penthouse room were stunning and the accommodation was excellent.Mike and Maggie were the perfect hosts, making our short stay the ideal gift to our friends.

Mr. Eric Mace - 10th Nov, 2014
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What\'s Not To Like?
Terrific position. Quaint cottage.Very friendly couple. Superb facilities;immaculately appointed and maintained.Breakfast guaranteed to ruin any diet plans and a view unsurpassed. Handy walking distance to many attractions and bus routes. Good value and would certainly return again and would not hesitate recommending Fortitude Cottage to anyone.

Mr. Barry Broom - 21st Oct, 2014
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Very Helpful
Just before we arrived a sharp object on the road left us with two damaged wheels. The owners took charge and smoothed the way to getting everything fixed up and ready to continue our vacation in short order. Excellent breakfast and great location.

Dr. Iain Calder - 16th Oct, 2014
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Satisfied Traveller
This is in absolutely the most wonderful location! It was so easy to walk anywhere we wished, and around every corner there is something fascinating to see. Just down the street are two wonderful waterside pubs--the perfect place to enjoy a drink and watch the ships go by. And very close by is a wonderful shopping mall and, of course, the Historic Dockyard. The room itself was immaculate--very, very clean, with one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in on our travels. And the pillows--they are better than my own! The owners are two of the kindest and most genial people we have ever met, and they do a wonderful breakfast every morning in a lovely morning room. The one thing I\'d change in our lovely room would be a little sofa rather than two chairs, which would make it a little easier to watch TV and relax after a busy day of sight-seeing. But this is a very minor thing--I couldn\'t recommend Fortitude Cottage more highly. We were so lucky to have found it, and we would go back in a heartbeat.

Ms. Pam Farvolden - 16th Oct, 2014
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Memorable
Everything was as promised. A fascinating part of the waterside area to stay in. Hosts could not have been more helpful. We will reccommend

Mr. David Mcknight - 6th Oct, 2014
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September Holiday
Nice accommodation. Lovely position. Maggie and Mike were very helpful and friendly.

Mrs. Jane Roberts - 1st Oct, 2014
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Do Stay Here!
This is in a great location making it easy to explore the area on foot. The room was spotless, the breakfast was good and the owners were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it.

Miss. Deborah Pallett - 1st Oct, 2014
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Wow! What A Surprising Spot
This B + B is many \'cuts above\' what may normally be expected. Maggie and Mike are most welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The rooms are superbly decorated with high quality fixtures and fittings. Breakfast is excellent. Be aware that the view covers a limited area of harbour, and narrow stairs may be a difficulty for those of reduced mobility. Free car parking is readily available, but in a car park with bays of limited proportions and manoeuvring space.

Mr. Colin Merry - 30th Sep, 2014
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Convinient Location
Quiet rooms with convenient location for seeing The Royal Navy Museum. Breakfast was fantastic. Property clean and owners are great hosts. Only downside was our bathroom was detached from our room. However, other rooms had attached bathroom. If important to you ask when booking.

Mrs. Cathy Ellis - 29th Sep, 2014
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Great Location!
Nice place within walking distance of all the major attractions in Portsmouth. Clean room, comfortable bed, good and filling breakfast.
Mike and Maggie do a great job of making you feel at home. Maggie is wealth of information regarding the buildings and history of old Portsmouth.

Mr. John Ritchie - 29th Sep, 2014
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Best B&b
Best B&B we have stayed in! Charming hosts. Fabulous room, which was very clean and well presented with attention to every small detail. Extremely comfortable bed. Delicious cooked breakfast. Excellent location with views of the harbour. Would definitely recommend. Hope to visit again.

Mr. Graeme Jones - 23rd Sep, 2014
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Weekend Away
The Fortitude was one of the best B&B\'s that we have stayed in. The bedroom was just perfect and extremely clean with a smashing view of the water. Breakfast was to kill for. Service was great. The owners have got it just right from location right up to telling you the best places, restaurants etc to visit along with giving you a free permit to park in the car park. Definitely be visiting Portsmouth again and will only stay at The Fortitude - great stay thank you.

Mr. Stephen Harrison - 22nd Sep, 2014
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Convenient And Comfortable
Fortitude Cottage is a real find for us. We often sail from Portsmouth to the Continent and a night in Portsmouth is essential. Because of the ferry timetables. Our room was small but had everything we needed and was very clean. The breakfast was very good and our host, Mike was extremely helpful in every way. There is an excellent pub round the corner with a fabulous view of the harbour and great food.

Mrs. Christine Freeman - 17th Sep, 2014
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Lovely Location
Wonderful location. Very friendly and helpful owners - nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay again if in the area. Highly recommended!

Mr. Robert Fisher - 10th Sep, 2014
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5 Star B&b
My wife and I have just spent another long weekend at the fantastic and wonderful 5 star Fortitude cottage. This was the second visit this year and would highly recommend this B&B. The rooms are excellent, clean and with great views. The central location is great we arrive on Friday park the car and no need to use the car until its time to return home. All the attractions you will require are within easy walking distance. After eating the well prepared and filling breakfast it was enough to keep us going all day until eating in the evening. We cannot find any fault with the two stays we have had at Fortitude Cottage this year and are planning another stay early next year. If you are looking for a 5 star centrally located B&B look no further you will not be disappointed. Maggie and Mike are so friendly and so easy to get along with they make the ideal hosts.

Mr. John Edmonds - 9th Sep, 2014
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Thoroughly Enjoyable Stay!
Just spent a thoroughly enjoyable weekend with friends in Portsmouth during which time we stayed at Fortitude Cottage.
Fortitude Cottage is ideally located for local attractions such as Gunwharf Quay, Portsmouth Historical Dockyard and Southsea and is a very comfortable and well appointed
B&B. Maggie and Mike the owners are very accommodating hosts and Mikes breakfasts are something to look forward to!
Our rooms were spotless and well appointed.
I would would recommend this B&B without hesitation and intend to make a return visit in the future.

Mr. Steven Parkes - 8th Sep, 2014
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Fortitude Cottage
Had an amazing stay at the Fortitude Cottage. On arrival was met by Maggie who was very welcoming & friendly. Room was very clean, spacious & had lots of storage space. Breakfasts were lovely - cooked by Mike, i am a Coeliac with a special diet but was catered for without any problems.Just a 5 minute walk to the Gun-wharf Quay, where there's lots to do. Would recommend staying here & hope to do so again! :O)

Mr. Scott Henshaw - 7th Sep, 2014
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Delightful Place To Stay
A year late posting this but just wanted to say we greatly enjoyed our stay at Fortitude Cottage and if are ever in Portsmouth again we will definitely book with you again.

Mr. Peter Volkes - 3rd Sep, 2014
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Weekend Break
An excellent place to base yourself with nearby pubs etc serving good food though after the scrumptious breakfast we didn't need too much. We stayed in Room 3 (the smallest) sometimes known as the cabin, beautifully presented with all facilities, gorgeous toiletries and fluffy towels. Excellent hosts. Rated four star - but we felt like five star guests. Can't wait to return and would recommend to anyone as do all other guests when you read the visitors book. Certainly a gem - and the petunias adorning the outside are awesome!!

Mr Miller - 2nd Sep, 2014
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Aug 2014
This establishment is one of the best we have stayed in & excellent value for money. The hosts were brilliant & engaging. We would definitely stay again

Mrs. Anne Kelly-pearce - 2nd Sep, 2014
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Excellent Location
Excellent location for visiting the historic dockyards
Very friendly hosts
Right on the harbour so be prepared for the ferry going in and out

Mr. Mike Tomalin - 1st Sep, 2014
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An Excellent Experience
Many thanks for a great stay. Our room was spacious and very comfortable, our hosts were gracious and informative and the location is perfect for a short stay. Well done.

Ms. Kathy Jones - 30th Aug, 2014
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Fortitude Cottage
A lovely stay. Warm welcome and a well-provisioned room with harbour view. Hearty breakfast. Definitely recommended for a central, yet not noisy, place to stay in Portsmouth

Mr. Joe Adams - 29th Aug, 2014
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Excellent!!
Had a great stay, lovely accommodations.

Mr. Ralph Mobley - 28th Aug, 2014
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Review
Excellent - stayed one night in a very clean and comfortable room. Close to Old Portsmouth. Very friendly owners, excellent breakfast.

Mr. Malcolm Rush - 6th Aug, 2014
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A Gem
A gem of a place in a great location with easy access to all that Portsmouth has to offer.

Mrs. Vanessa Gavin - 4th Aug, 2014
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Excellent
Very friendly people, very clean room, great bearkfest and excellent view from the roof terrace. We will be back in a year.

Mr. Pascal Mattenberger - 3rd Aug, 2014
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Welcoming And Wonderful
A lovely welcome, fantastic location, spotlessly clean, everything thought of for your comfort and very reasonably priced. Cannot speak too highly of it. Thank you.

Mrs. Diana Illingworth - 2nd Aug, 2014
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Colden
A beautiful place to stay. Great location ,Mike and Maggie are lovely hosts and the cooked breakfast is delicious. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Mrs. Denise Nimmo - 1st Aug, 2014
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Charming Location
We enjoyed our (short) stay with Mike and Maggie very much - as persons they are sweet and funny. Location at The Point, on Spice Island, is ideal. Good, modern interior design; perfect cleanliness. One should be prepared for quite small rooms, though. Breakfast good - decaf coffee appreciated.

Mr. Niels Gottlieb - 29th Jul, 2014
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Fortitude Cottage
As always we had a wonderful stay with Maggie and Mike. We would recommend to anyone going to Portsmouth or surrounding areas to stay at Fortitude Cottage. Rooms are excellent and you are always made welcome.

Mr. Brian Bell - 28th Jul, 2014
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Excellence
Stayed two nights at Fortitude Cottage and cannot praise it too highly. From the warm welcome when we arrived to our departure nothing was too much trouble.Wonderful rooms, great food etc. No point Iin considering anywhere else when in the area.

Mr. Ian Rich - 27th Jul, 2014
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Wonderful Stay
Our stay was everything we wanted;a warm welcome, a clean, well presented room with a view across a harbour (as described). The only minor point was that the pillows weren't as comfortable as the rest of the bed/bedding. The real plus on one of the hottest nights of the year was air conditioning. Breakfast was excellent. We will definitely be returning.

Mrs. Alison Matthews - 26th Jul, 2014
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Another Lovely Visit
Our third trip to Fortitude Cottage and once again everything was perfect. Spotlessly clean, excellent breakfast, and lucky for us beautiful weather. Mike and Maggie are excellent hosts, and Mike does a fine range in emergency cufflinks when necessary! Will be back as soon as time permits. Thank you both once again

Mrs. Gill Davidson - 23rd Jul, 2014
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Perfect Place
Our first time in Portsmouth and we could not find a better place to saty. Marvellous and spacious room and delicious. A perfect location to visit the harbour, gunwharf and the historical dockyard. They are all at walking distance.

Mr. Roland Stritt - 20th Jul, 2014
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Lovely Welcome
Great location and a warm welcome from Maggie and Mike. Great parking right across the road and it's free ! Lovely breakfast and very comfy beds, our room was very beju but we expected it for the price and it had everything we needed. Would stay here again.

Mrs. Andrea Barnes - 19th Jul, 2014
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Excellent
Had a fabulous stay at Fortitude Cottage. Lovely room and en suite, great breakfast,terrific location. Hosts very helpful. Would recommend to anyone!

Mrs. Mary Quilter - 19th Jul, 2014
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Girls Weekend Away
A lovely place to stay and close to all amenities. The rooms were lovely and very clean. We stayed in the penthouse and superior double. A nice breakfast set you up for the day. Maggie and mike were also great hosts. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family.

Varndell - 18th Jul, 2014
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Prime Location
What a wonderful place to start a tour of Britain. Friendly welcome, wonderful breakfast, prime location and superb views from the doorstep. We were there at the end of a week of special naval celebrations in Portsmouth so parking was a little hard to find until evening but otherwise it was all plain sailing. Highly recommended.

Mr. Paul Clayton - 18th Jul, 2014
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Back Again
Stayed a few times now, which says it all. Standard has always remained high and the breakfast suburb. No doubt we will go back.

Mrs. Pat Crozier - 17th Jul, 2014
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Highly Recommended
Made very welcome. Lovely room with fabulous views from the roof terrace. Excellent location. Would highly recommend

Mr. Miles Whittle - 17th Jul, 2014
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Graduation Visit
Maggie and Mike were very welcoming and helpful. Comfortable rooms and a great breakfast

Mr. Chris Boyd - 17th Jul, 2014
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Perfect Place
Very nice B&B with a spacious room and wonderful bath. A perfect place for exploring Historic Dockyard and nearby shopping centre. The pub around the corner was a good place for a nice end of a perfect day. Hospitality was at its best.

Mr. Holger Tausch - 16th Jul, 2014
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Great B. & B.
We had a great stay in Old Portsmouth at
Fortitude Cottage where we were looked after very well. We have recommended it to our friends.

Mrs. Pam Brady - 13th Jul, 2014
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2 Night Stay
The Penthouse suite and the breakfasts were lovely.
Thank you for making us feel welcome, we had a lovely stay

Mrs. Marion Flynn - 10th Jul, 2014
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Thank You
We had a wonderful room with balcony and roof top terrasse! And because the weather was fine, we could enjoy these places very much with a bottle of sparkling wine as a complementary of our friendly hosts Maggie & Mike! Thanks for all!

Mr. Alfons Geiger - 6th Jul, 2014
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Great Accomodation
I always stay at Fortitude Cottage when on business trips in the area. Staff are friendly and accommodating and the rooms are of a very high standard. I will continue to stay here and would always recommend.

Mr. Noel Torpey - 3rd Jul, 2014
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Excellent Accomadation
a wonderful guest house, immaculately clean, lovely breakfast and the hosts were lovely. they couldn't do enough for you, will definitely return

Ms. Sarah Roberts - 3rd Jul, 2014
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A Relaxing Short Break
We stayed in Rm 7 with a view over the ferry port and Old Portsmouth. Our hosts helped us find a parking space as the town was very busy. We were then able to walk to the Historic Boats and museums. Our bedroom and shower room had every comfort , with lovely fittings. Breakfast was excellent, and freshly cooked to order. The weather was wonderful and it was a very short walk to pubs and restaurants, where we could sit outside and watch the boats and ferries.The shopping centre was easily accessible , via a very attractive path

Dr. Wendy Milligan - 3rd Jul, 2014
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Gerne Wieder
Kleines, feines Hotel mit sehr freundlichen Gastgebern und einem wunderbaren Frühstück!

Ms. Jeannette Losa - 1st Jul, 2014
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Another Fantastic Stay.
This is our second time staying with Mike and Maggie at Fortitude cottage and we were welcomed like old friends. The standard of the rooms are exceptional and have everything provided to make a most memorable stay. Breakfast are outstanding and nothing is too much trouble even to the point that Mike served us at 6am because of an early start to a day out.We look forward to coming back and would highly recommend to anyone who wants comfort, lovely views, ideal location and a warm welcome.

Mr. Richard Pawsey - 1st Jul, 2014
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Goodwood Festival
Our stay was very pleasant and we could not have asked for more. Always clean and tidy room and a great breakfast.

Mr. Ian Slinger - 30th Jun, 2014
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Fortitude Cottage
Very comfortable, great views, lovely breakfast, convenient parking. Magpie and mike vey friendly and welcoming. Great situation.

Mr. Robert Wilford - 30th Jun, 2014
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Excellent
We had a wonderful stay at Fortitude Cottage for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Everything was just perfect. Beautiful room with roof terrace, superb breakfast and lovely host's. We would recommend to anyone and will definitely be back. Top class.

Mr. Roger Partridge - 29th Jun, 2014
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Great Place
Stayed one night at Fortitude Cottage in a Deluxe room. Location is good and parking easy which is a really benefit for a city stay. The room was very clean and comfortable and the patrons friendly.

Mrs. Mandy Oliver - 28th Jun, 2014
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Review
Didn't really know what to expect although all the reviews we read had been good, you can usually take those with a pinch of salt.
I am happy to say they are all true. Good location, great hosts, spotlessly clean, comfortable and an excellent breakfast.
We will certainly be back if we are in Portsmouth again. I would happily recommend Fortitude Cottage to anyone.

Mr. Allan Barter - 28th Jun, 2014
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How A Bed And Breakfast Should Be!!
This was the second time we have stayed at Fortitude cottage. We book the twin room with private bathroom for an overnight stay after getting off the ferry. On arrival you are met with a very friendly welcome that's warm and instantly makes you feel at ease, While greeting you with a full welcome you are quickly left to get settled, the hosts recognising the long day you have had leaving you to get on and get sorted.
Throughout our travels in Europe we have stayed in a variety of hotels and BandB's and know that this is how a BandB should be run. Thank you for your kind hospitality and homely welcome.

Miss. Rachel Howe - 24th Jun, 2014
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Comments
Stayed for 1 night at the Fortitude and it was lovely. Perfect location and although the ensuite in the twin room was compact you had everything you needed for a great stay. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt really welcome and at home. Thank you for a lovely stay, we will be back and would recommend to everyone.

Ms. Clare Arnold - 20th Jun, 2014
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Lovely Room!
I really enjoyed my stay at Fortitude! The room was well appointed and very cute and the breakfast was delicious. Mike and Maggie were extremely friendly and accommodating, letting us drop by earlier than checking to grab a parking pass and also leave luggage behind after check-out to be picked up later. I would definitely stay again!

Ms. Rachael Sims - 19th Jun, 2014
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Our Second Visit But Not Our Last We Hope!
This was the second time we have stayed at Fortitude Cottage and our second time was just as good as the first. The room was immaculately clean and very comfortable. We were amazed how quiet it was at night since we were so close to the harbour. The breakfast could not have been bettered. The position of Fortitude Cottage is wonderful , so close to Gunwharf Quays, the Dockyard and the seafront. Above all we were made to feel really welcome, thank you so much for your hospitality. We hope to be back later this year.

Mrs. Elizabeth Harfield - 18th Jun, 2014
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Perfect
A wonderfully warm welcome followed by a comfortable nights sleep in a beautifully decorated room followed by a fantastic breakfast. Put this together with a spotlessly clean establishment, much evidence of those very important 'finishing touches' and free overnight parking and you have the evidence for my 5 star perfect review. Thank you Maggie and Mick. We will be back!!

Mrs. Alison Clough - 14th Jun, 2014
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Excellent Stay
Could not have asked for more from our stay at Fortitude Cottage. Warm and friendly welcome, which continued throughout our stay. Delicious breakfast that prepared us well for the day. Lovely room, with very comfortable beds and excellent hospitality tray.
The location of Fortitude Cottage is ideal as well, walking distance to Gunwharf Quays and the Historic Dockyards and Southsea. Right on the sea front so you can watch the boats!
I could not recommend this bed and breakfast enough.

Mrs. Christine Walker - 14th Jun, 2014
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Lovely Hosts
Stayed at Fortitude Cottage for two nights in June 2014.

The room -
Our room was a double with ensuite on the 2nd floor. The room was of ample size and very clean; with a comfortable bed and contemporary bed linen. The room had a fabulous view of Portsmouth Harbour (around the WightLink ferry terminal and Gunwharf Quays).

The shower room was rather compact; containing a shower cubicle and toilet. The wash basin was in the room itself, set on a rather ugly worktop. This, however, is the only negative point about our whole stay at Fortitude Cottage.

Breakfast had plenty of choice and was well cooked.

The hosts are absolutely lovely. Very helpful without being overbearing.

We would definitely stay here in the future.

Mr. Peter Machin - 9th Jun, 2014
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Fortitude Cottage
Absolutely first class - room was beautiful with the lovely roof terrace and complimentary bubbly - am definitely coming again and have already recommended to my friends. the breakfast was gorgeous and the hotel spotless.

Hopper - 9th Jun, 2014
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Review
Very clean and inviting. We really enjoyed our stay. Great food and host.

Mr. William Mitchell - 6th Jun, 2014
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Short Stay
Where do i start ?
Wonderful room (No8)
Wonderful owners
Wonderful breakfasts
Wonderful location
The Fortitude is a 4 star classed B&B but the all round quality is a match or better than many 5 star hotels and if we re-visit will have no hesitation in going back. Thank you Maggie and Mike and keep up the excellent work and standards.

Mr. Alan Stephenson - 6th Jun, 2014
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Feedback
Great hospitality and level of service was superb, very warm and inviting.
Facilities were good and beds very comfortable. Excellent choice at breakfast and felt nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend to colleagues and friends and would love to return.

Ms. Lynda Couch-smith - 5th Jun, 2014
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First Visit To Portsmouth
Right in the centre of things and still in the old town. A very well kept house and very good services and breakfast. We got all information needed for our stay and our visit to Portsmouth. Amical atmosphere.

Mr. Anders Vrethem - 4th Jun, 2014
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Recent Stay
We were delighted with the standard of accommodation at Fortitude Cottage, and equally with the warm welcome and excellent service received. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others. Thank you.
C Clarke

Ms. Caroline Clarke - 2nd Jun, 2014
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1st June 2014
Had a lovely stay at Fortitude Cottage, very welcoming, lovely room, great breakfast, worth every penny, can't fought it.

Mrs. Jackie Toop - 2nd Jun, 2014
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Great Location
LOVELY B&B, MIKE AND MAGGIE WERE HELPFUL AND BREAKFAST WAS YUMMY!
THE ENSUITE WAS A LITTLE SMALL BUT THE BEDS WERE REALLY COMFY AND FOR ONE NIGHT IT WAS JUST WHAT WE NEEDED.
WOULD STAY AGAIN IF EVERY DOWN THAT WAY AGAIN.

Mrs. Jennifer Churchward - 31st May, 2014
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A Special Place
Fortitude Cottage offers excellent accommodation in a very pretty and ideally situated spot in Old Portsmouth, and is in easy and pleasant walking distance of the Historic Dockyard

Mr. Alf Allen - 28th May, 2014
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Recommended
Great location, short walk to Gunwharf Quays. Spotlessly clean and nice breakfast.

Mrs. Carol Clarke - 28th May, 2014
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Thankyou.:)
Lovely warm welcome...the accomadation and breakfast of 5star quality...would certainly recommend and look forward to our next stay...thankyou

Mr Brown - 26th May, 2014
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Fortitude Cottage
My daughter & I really enjoyed our stay with you both this weekend. We were happy with both the food and acommodation. Maggie & Mike were lovely & friendly, their home clean & comfortable. We recomend this place to everyone. Thank you both.

Mrs. Elaine Hiles - 26th May, 2014
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Here's A Good Spot.
Fortitude Cottage is right on the waterfront and is an ideal stopover for the Portsmouth historic attractions. Pubs and restaurants are close by too. Mike and Maggie are thoughtful hosts and breakfast is A-1! Yes, we would certainly stay here again.

Mr. Ken Meades - 24th May, 2014
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Breath Taking Stay.
Of all the reviews of Accommodation in the world I take 5 stars as the top and 4 stars as the second place.
I don,t think I have ever seen apart from the Fortitude Cottage any other place reviews lower than four stars.
So I am taking the easy way out and saying these ratings/reviews speak for themselves and there is no need to comment any further.
Thank you.

Mr. David Foster - 23rd May, 2014
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Not To Be Missed
An excellent B and B. Hosts made us very welcome

Mr. John Holbrook - 23rd May, 2014
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Long Awaited - Did Not Disappoint!
We spotted Fortitude Cottage on line several years ago & had wanted to stay there ever since. It did not disappoint in any way. Hospitality was gracious, our room (top floor) was very clean & spacious with a private terrace & spiral stairs to a private rooftop lookout, affording some great views. Binoculars were provided with the room! Lovely, thoughtful touch.

Mr. James Naessens - 19th May, 2014
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First Rate Stay.
Very comfortable B&B serving a good breakfast. Ideal location for old Portsmouth and Southsea. Very warm welcome and attention to queries. Our room was very clean and comfortable for short stay with contemporary furniture.

Mr. David Picton - 19th May, 2014
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First Class Accommodation
Warm friendly welcome upon arrival with useful tips for places to visit and quick routes to get there. Spacious (and very comfortable) double bedroom with spacious en suite bathroom. 15 minutes walk from the Spinnaker Tower. Spice Island ideal location - quiet , handy pubs, able to quietly view the passing sea traffic. Plenty of options for breakfast. Calm relaxing stay throughout my four days and nights. Definitely able to recommend to others.

Mr. Russell Smart - 18th May, 2014
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Nice Place - Nice Location
Spotless and well presented. Friendly and informal. If I come back to Portsmouth I will be coming back to you. We had a lovely stay. The place is so well located. Parking is free and It's just a short walk from Gunwharf Quay. Loads to do and lots of places to eat and drink. Thanks

Mr. Rod Gilham - 18th May, 2014
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Comfy And Compact
Room was extremely compact but very comfortable and the owners of Fortitude Cottage kind and charming

Mrs. Amber Oldfield - 16th May, 2014
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Wow
Brilliant hotel with jaw-dropping views of the local area and harbour which is just a stones throw away from Fortitude Cottage.(Penthouse Suite) From the very start Maggie and Mike welcomed us like a part of there family. Showed us around, gave us local area points of interest etc. Basically if your after a nice peaceful gateway, Fortitude is the place to be. Thanks guys for the complementary champagne and awesome service. Will million percent be back. :)

T Uddin - 13th May, 2014
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Happy.
I was very happy to stay at this guest house. hosts were very good, room also good, very tasty food.only fault we had was the stairs my wife as a knee problem but we never mentioned this to them when booking.

Mr. Thomas Power - 11th May, 2014
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Well Worth It!
Everything that one wants in a B&B is here comfortable bed, excellent breakfast, spotless accommodation, convenient parking, helpful, cheerful owners and the views from the penthouse roof were spectacular.

Mr. Peter Kibblewhite - 11th May, 2014
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Fortitude Cottage
Maggie and Mike welcoming and helpful,very clean rooms.Breakfast very good.DEFINITELY RECOMMEND.

Mrs. Marion Robinson - 9th May, 2014
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Perfection
Thank you Maggie and Mike for making our stay so pleasant. Everywhere spotlessly clean, comfortable beds and wonderful breakfast. Perfection in all aspects.

Mrs. Bernice Edwards - 8th May, 2014
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Lovely
Lovely place and very good hosts, spotlessly clean and well fitted out, stairs a bit steep but that's what you get with period properties! Will be back.

Mrs. Gillian Ewart - 8th May, 2014
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Enjoyable Stay
Fortitude Cottage lived up to expectations with good accommodation, excellent breakfast and welcoming hosts. The location is wonderful with key sights within a short walk.

Mrs. Elizabeth Gunn - 3rd May, 2014
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Perfect Stay
We stayed at The Fortitude 28-04-14 an excellent B&B in a fantastic location, with views of the Harbour & the Spinnaker Tower. We stayed in room 6 a downstairs double room
which was beautifully decorated and very clean as you would expect a 4* B&B to be, the only downside to the room was it was at the rear of the property backing onto a unused messy yard, that said, it didn't bother us, as we were out all the time as theirs so much to see & do. Our breakfast was excellent with a good selection and the coffee was first class too. So thank you for a great welcoming stay at your home. If in Portsmouth again we will be returning.

Ms. Heather Tabor - 30th Apr, 2014
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Warm Welcome
After a tiring journey on the harrowing day of our move, we were welcomed warmly and the proprietors even helped us unload our cases. Parking was free and opposite the B&B, in full view of our room (it was packed to the roof!)
The room was compact but comfy and immaculate and the breakfast tailored exactly to our needs.
It was so convenient for the ferry and we couldn't have wished for a more friendly last stay in our home country before moving to Spain.

Mrs Murray - 24th Apr, 2014
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Portsmouth Short Break
Mike & Maggie were excellent hosts,Breakfast was very good.Clean rooms and central to all attractions.

Mr Armstrong - 22nd Apr, 2014
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Great Location With A Homely Effect
Fantastic should I say was our stay at this cottage. Mike & Maggie always made us feel welcome and wanted. Location was great with easy access by walk to the GunWharf Quays shopping mall and the Clarence Pier/HoverTravel. Reasonably spacious room with a very comfortable bed along with all in-room tea/coffee making facilities. A cooked breakfast that was special with a personalised service that's hard to find even at a 5star hotel. The only negative point was the Bathroom which was too small, can't complain though with the overall experience at this cottage which was beyond excellent. Unfortunately we were there only for 1 night and for sure the Fortitude Cottage will be definitely our place of stay on all our future visits to Portsmouth. Thank you Mike and Maggie for running such a fantastic place.

Mr. Shahn Aliyar - 21st Apr, 2014
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Amazing
Really enjoyed our tay. Very friendly and welcoming place to stay. Lovely clean room, great food of good quality for breakfast. Highly recommended and would love to stay again, thank you.

Miss. Victoria Machin-lopez - 20th Apr, 2014
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B Cleeve
Room was very comfortable with a view across to the Ferry Terminal, which, for me was great.Breakfast was great. I can't fault anything and look forward to my next stay

Mr. Barry Cleeve - 18th Apr, 2014
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Our Stay
Our stay was very pleasant the room was very clean. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend Fortitude Cottage

Mr. Roy New - 18th Apr, 2014
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An Excellent B&b
Maggie & Mike are great hosts and make you really welcome. We stayed in the penthouse room, which is a large room with ensuite, balcony and roof terrace. Our stay was for 3 days and would stay at Fortitude Cottage again

Mr. Keith Cuthbert - 17th Apr, 2014
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Lovely Weekend
we had a very warm welcome at fortitude cottage breakfast was good and the room was very comfortable and clean, wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Lorrie Ball - 2nd Apr, 2014
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Warm Welcome, Compact Room
We had a one night stay at Fortitude Cottage and were in a room with a harbour view. Lovely warm welcome from Maggie on arrival (we were a little earlier than we expected) and the inclusion of a parking permit so we could leave the car close to the B&B was great. The town centre and primary attractions are all within 10-15 minutes walk so we did not use the car during our stay. The room was pleasant enough although the ensuite 'room' was very small - not for the claustrophobic ! Breakfast (full English) was very good with a wide range of choices. We were made to feel welcome throughout and would certainly recommend Fortitude Cottage for its location and hospitality.

Mr. Graham Burgin - 1st Apr, 2014
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Fabulous
We loved Fortitude Cottage. Maggie and Mike were great hosts and our double en-suite harbour-view room was lovely; bright, clean and airy with good storage, a comfy bed and plenty of refreshment (tea/coffee/water etc). Breakfast was great, the location is superb within an easy 10-20 minute stroll of Gunwharf Quays and the sights at the Historic Dockyard respectively. We would definitely stay again.

Miss. Edwina Lowe - 1st Apr, 2014
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Fabulous
Had a lovely three night break. Fantastic position. Everything you require from a B & B. Comfortable room and lovely breakfast. Spotlessly clean. Good advice from owner on location and restaurants So much to do locally.

Mr. Andrew Tucker - 1st Apr, 2014
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Wonderful Place To Stay
I booked this weekend away as a Christmas gift for my husband & Fortitude Cottage was a brilliant choice. The owners are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had the penthouse room on the top floor. This was a beautiful room, which has access to a roof terrace with amazing views! The weather was lovely & we sat with our friends outside watching the ships sail in & out of the harbour. Our friends had a deluxe room, again beautifully decorated, with all the necessary comforts. Breakfast was delicious, with everything you could wish for. The location is perfect for visiting the Spinnaker Tower, the Naval Dockyard & Gunwharf Quay (brilliant shopping, bars & restaurants). The Dockyard is a must, with the Mary Rose, HMS Victory & Warrior & a harbour boat tour included. We stayed for 2 nights, which wasn't long enough to see everything, so we will be going back to Portsmouth again, and will definitely be staying at Fortitude Cottage.

Mrs. Cheryl Morton - 31st Mar, 2014
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Fantastic
We have now been some five times and mike and Maggie are so so kind their home/hotel is spotless great views great location great breakfast and lovey little touches all shampoo hair dryer little chocolate and biscuit for your tea can't find a better plce to stay with lovey genuine people

Mr. Harry Lake - 30th Mar, 2014
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Excellent Stay
Just returned from a short stay at Fortitude Cottage. Lovely quiet room overlooking the harbour and just 20 minutes pleasant walk to the Historic Dockyards. Excellent breakfast each morning from our hosts Maggie & Mike, who made us very welcome during our stay. Would definitely recommend Fortitude Cottage to anyone visiting Portsmouth.

Mr. Malcolm Ashfield - 30th Mar, 2014
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Just The Best!
A perfect welcome a beautiful room and the most perfect cooked English breakfast ive had in a very VERY long time!(the best bacon ive had since i was a teenager!)
Ideally situated for southsea and also Gunwharf.
Thank you Maggie and Mike are the perfect hosts ,and make you feel so very welcome..we will return!

Tina Ingamelles - 30th Mar, 2014
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Thank You
Thank you very much.

Mr. Yasuyuki Shino - 30th Mar, 2014
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Location Location
Fantastic location in the old port, cannot be beaten, Maggie and Mike were wonderful, it was an absolute pleasure to stay there. Had the penthouse with private roof balcony for fantastic views.

Mr. Philip Ashley - 26th Mar, 2014
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Excellent As Always
Fortitude Cottage is a gem in Portsmouth. Well positioned, easy walk to shops, cafes, pubs and more. Rooms are wonderful and well kept with nice clean linen, fluffy towels, soft pillows and enough tea, coffee and milk to last a night. Breakfast was top notch, and customer service 100%. I have stayed here twice already and will most certainly come again when we are visiting Portsmouth again.

Mrs. Natalie Arthy - 25th Mar, 2014
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Our Stay.
Our stay at the fortitude cottage was lovely,maggie and mike helpful hosts,Room clean homely,good choice of breakfasts,beautiful location.

Mr. Barry Lake - 24th Mar, 2014
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Lovely
This is a fabulous B&B, with very friendly hosts, great breakfast and a lovely location overlooking the harbour.

We will return!!!

Mrs. Ruth Scanlon - 24th Mar, 2014
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Visit It Historic Dockyard
We have stayed here three times now and love the room, the location and the breakfast. Maggie and Mime are really pleasant and helpful.

Mrs. Marilyn Barton - 23rd Mar, 2014
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Dad's 80th
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Fortitude Cottage. There were 8 of us including two teenagers, to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. We were made very welcome. the rooms were clean and comfortable, the breakfasts fab! We will be back!! Thank you

Mrs. Julie Sawford - 23rd Mar, 2014
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Stay At Fortitude
Staying at the fortitude cottage was a great experience. The room was spacious & clean, it had a real homely feel to it. The couple running the hotel were polite & professional, it seemed nothing was to much hassle for them. Very friendly & warm hearted couple. Would definitely recommend & im sure we will come back for a visit again

Miss. Lisa Palmer - 22nd Mar, 2014
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A Lovely B&b In The Perfect Location
Our second visit to Fortitude Cottage. Still can't work out where all the rooms are in this Tardis of a building! Our room was spotlessly clean, breakfast delicious, views of both the harbour and Gunwarf made even better by 2 days of sunshine. A perfect place to explore Old Portsmouth and only 15 mins walk to Gunwarf Quays.Brilliant selection of pubs and bars within 5-10 mins walk. Mike and Maggie are lovely hosts - friendly and welcoming. 10/10

Mrs. Gill Davidson - 17th Mar, 2014
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City Break
We would highly recommend this delightful bed and breakfast situated in Old Portsmouth but still only 15 minutes from gunwharf quays and the spinaker tower. Comfortable cozy rooms and excellant homemade breakfast.

Mr. Ian Walden - 14th Mar, 2014
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Unexpected
One expects at least one thing to be not quite right when booking into a B&B, this was not the case it was 5 star all the way from booking in to booking out, I would have no hesitation in recommending Fortitude Cottage

Mr. Clive Weal - 13th Mar, 2014
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5 Star B & B
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this 5 star B & B. We stayed in the Penthouse room that was beautifully clean and tidy. The room was large with a spacious on - suite. The roof garden was a real bonus because of the fine weather that we had. Maggie and Mike are really friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The breakfast menu was also excellent and the options would satisfy any guest. Fortitude cottage is a genuine 5 star B & B and highly recommend it, if you go for a short or longer stay you will not be disappointed.

Mr. John Edmonds - 10th Mar, 2014
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Perfect Stay
From the start we were given a warm welcome and our room had the "wow" factor with great views over the harbour. The decor and space were amazing, as were the breakfasts! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great location, great hosts and great value for money

Miss. Fiona Pearce - 10th Mar, 2014
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Fortitude Cottage
Fortitude Cottage was perfect! Location was excellent as was breakfast, recommendations from our hosts and the room. Everything we could want for a lovely weekend get away!

Mr. Jeffery & Louise Johnston - 10th Mar, 2014
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2 Night Stay
Good location, free parking, spotless en suite room and excellent breakfast. A gem of a find and highly recommended

Ms. Cooke Sheila - 9th Mar, 2014
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Excellent
Excellent accomodation very clean great welcome and excellent food. We would definately stay again if in Portsmouth

Ms. Alison Courtney - 7th Mar, 2014
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Wonderful
stayed in the penthouse - lovely room - really good nights sleep and delicious poached eggs for breakfast!

Ms. Simone Clark - 6th Mar, 2014
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Fantastic Stay
This B&B was to a high spec with wonderful hosts they could'nt do enough for you. Yummy breakfasts and a brill location, if you've never been to Portsmouth you must and stay here to make your visit special like it was for Wendy and I.

Howells - 5th Mar, 2014
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Week-end In February
Our three-day long stay has been absolutely fantastic, thanks to Maggie and Mike.
The place is ideally located in Old Portsmouth, in a quiet street. You will be close to the Historical Dockyard and the Gunwharf Quays restaurants and bars.
The room itself was in a perfect state (clinically clean), nicely decorated and fitted with modern appliances.
I would also recommend the breakfast, very good indeed.
Last, I cannot but emphasize how friendly our hosts are. I intend to return to Portsmouth, I know where I will stay.

Mr. Gerald Aubree - 5th Mar, 2014
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Lovely Place
Our stay at fortitude cottage was lovely maggy and mike are very helpful. We stayed for two nights in two different rooms and both a lovely and clean. They have a few breakfast options as well which is great. We will definitely stay there again thanks guys

Eduardo - 3rd Mar, 2014
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5*
We booked an entire weekend away travelling round England. By far the BEST hotel I have EVER stayed in. Room was gorgeous, breakfast amazing and Mike and Maggie are two of the loveliest people in have ever met. Be silly not to stay there again!!

Ms. Bethan Finney - 2nd Mar, 2014
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All Ship Shape
We stayed one night in Room 5 on our trip to Portsmouth to explore the attractions at the Historic Dockyard. The location was perfect for us - just a short and interesting walk to the Dockyard and Portsmouth Harbour station, as we came by train. Our room was warm,comfortable and very clean. Lovely welcoming hosts with great recommendations for local restaurants and bars. We had a lovely time and would definitely return.

Mrs. Judith Taylor - 1st Mar, 2014
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Great Place To Stay
We spent 3 nights at the end of January in the penthouse double room. This was our second visit and we were just as pleased as the first time we stayed. Mike and Maggie are a wonderful couple and it is a pleasure to stay with them. They always have a smile and a few kind words for you. They make the stay very comfortable which makes you want to return. The rooms are immaculately presented and very comfortable. Nothing is to much trouble for M & M.

Mr. Stephen Jones - 25th Feb, 2014
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Stay At Fortitude Cottage - February 2014
My friend and I stayed in the two ground floor rooms. The ensuite shower room in my double room was wonderful with almost instant hot water with decent water pressure. The wi-fi connection was reliable and the connection speed was very good. Breakfast was also excellent. Pity I couldn't say the same about the weather! I'm already sorting out some time for a return visit during March or April.

Mrs. Karen Wellington - 23rd Feb, 2014
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Lovely Visit
We have just returned from Portsmouth following a absolutely brilliant stay at Fortitude Cottage for 2 nights. Maggie & Mike were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Fortitude Cottage is easy to find, immaculate, and handy to attractions and shopping. We will definitely stay with Maggie & Mike again. Marian & David

Mrs. Marian Fox - 12th Feb, 2014
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Charming Hotel
Lovely warm welcome, very restful nights sleep and great breakfast, would recommend and hopefully stay again

Mr Harris - 12th Feb, 2014
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Spot On Again!
This is the second time that we have stayed at Fortitude. We tried a smaller room this time and yet again found the decor and cleanliness to be perfect. This is truly a great place to stay and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Perfectly run and great location!

Mr. Mark Rolf - 4th Feb, 2014
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Flying Visit
My son and I spent a very pleasant overnight at Fortitude Cottage. The location is wonderful, the accommodation is bright and clean and the hosts are very friendly and welcoming. I was very happy with this choice.

Newell Thornton

Mr. Newell Thornton - 3rd Feb, 2014
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Great Location..
We stayed for one nighr but wish it had been more..cleanest B&B going...fab home cooked quality breakfast .. free parking..great location..walking distance of many local pubs and shops ..good shopping at Gunwharf quays.many restaurants here togood for walkinv alknv promrnade..will deffo be bavk...

Mrs. Denise Mitchell - 2nd Feb, 2014
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Yummy Breakfast
Enjoyable stay, would definitely go back; friendly, clean, great breakfast....just need some sun next visit

Mrs. Elaine Graham - 31st Jan, 2014
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Wonderful Stay
Lovely room clean comfy. Good facilities.
Good breakfast. Plus a wonderful recommendation from Maggie for a good pub for ale and food.
Will return when next in Pompey!

Eddy - 26th Jan, 2014
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What More Could You Want?
Beautiful Room, Excellent breakfast, Great situation and friendly hosts.

Mr. Colin Willett - 24th Jan, 2014
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Wonderful Gem
Unquestionably one of the best places we have had the pleasure to stay. Completely enjoyable and the breakfast was top notch. I would recommend Fortitude Cottage to anyone looking for a wonderful hideaway. Go there just for the experience of the stay. Maggie and Mike were great hosts, we hope to return soon with friends...

Mr. David Miller - 19th Jan, 2014
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Very Good
We have stayed at Fortitude Cottage before, and as before our stay was a real pleasure, first class in every aspect.

Mr. Robert Parker - 28th Nov, 2013
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Simply The Best
Better than all the rest. What a wonderful B&B. The location, the rooms (our party had three), the views and, of course, the great breakfasts were all way above standard. Thank you for a memorable stay.

Mrs. Margaret Wagner - 19th Nov, 2013
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Brilliant!
Great location with good views of the harbour and only a 20 min walk into town. Very friendly and helpful staff. Extremely clean and nicely decorated room and bathroom. Delicious breakfast. Will definately come again next time I work in Portsmouth.

Mr. Grant Rosson - 15th Nov, 2013
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Mike & Maggie, Awesome.
Stayed for 3 nights at this great guest house run by Mike & Maggie. A great welcome from Mike who also pointed out recommended places to see and where to eat on the map he gave me. Breakfast was exceptional. Room was clean with its own bathroom across the hall.

Mr. Lee Baraud - 15th Nov, 2013
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Pleasant Stay
We stayed 4 nights in room 6 which is on the ground floor It was a lovely room with a comfortable bed. The bathroom had a bath with overhead shower + toilet and bidet. Every thing was kept spotlesly clean. Breakfast was taken upstairs next door. The full English breakfast was really good as was the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon Plenty of toast and really good coffee and tea. We would definitely stay here again.

Mr. Paul Spicer - 14th Nov, 2013
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Perfect.
Lovely stay. Beautiful location and friendly hosts. We stayed in the penthouse room which was very comfortable with amazing views of Portsmouth. Delicious breakfast. Great value for money!

Miss. Lucy Gonzalez - 12th Nov, 2013
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Excellent
Fantastic stay, lovely welcome friendly atmosphere. Will def come back and recommend highly

Thank you

Mr. Kenneth Parkinson - 11th Nov, 2013
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Our Stay At Fortitude Cottage
We had a fabulous time during our stay at Fortitude Cottage. Maggie and Mike made us feel so welcome and helped make a special occasion (my partner's birthday) that bit "extra special". Will definitely be back and highly recommend this venue to anyone thinking of a trip to Portsmouth.

Miss. Tracy Brookman - 9th Nov, 2013
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Amazing And Delightful B & B
It was a lovely stay. Maggie and Mike were darling and very accommodating in every way. The breakfasts were the best Engkish breakfasts I had all holiday and the quickests service. They were great about knowing where to eat and adventure.

We would definitely come back and stay with them. We will recommend them to everyone planning a visit.

Mrs. Emily Wirowek - 9th Nov, 2013
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Lovely B&b
We went to Portsmouth to see HMS Victory - very impressive. Fortitude Cottage absolutely lovely and the hosts, Maggie and Mike very welcoming. Would stay again if we ever return to Portsmouth.

Mrs. Christina Starkey - 4th Nov, 2013
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1 Night Away
We spent a wonderful night at Fortitude cottage. The hosts were very welcoming and the room well equipped and spotlessly clean. We had the room on the top floor with a balcony and roof terrace. The views were amazing. We will hope to visit again and will recommend it to our friends.

Mrs. Melanie Hiskett - 4th Nov, 2013
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Excellent
The service and welcome we received at Fortitude Cottage was outstanding. The room was clean and bright. The breakfast was superb with excellent choices.
We would readily recommend Fortitude Cottage to anyone.

Miss. Sofia Neal-gonzalez - 25th Oct, 2013
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Nelson Should Have Stayed Here With Lady Hamilton
A great little hotel in the best location in Portsmouth. Had the fortunate opportunity to stay in 2 different rooms. Both were beautifully appointed with their own character. Penthouse room was quaint with it's own outdoor spiral staircase up to the rooftop deck with daybed and great views across the harbour to the Spinnaker, great at night when lit up. The bottle of bubbly went down very well too, a great relaxer after a long day touring! The other room, Superior Double, was as described, and had super chic décor and was very roomy. The breakfasts were first class and nothing was too much bother to either Maggie or Mike. Hotel was very quiet and 3 local (round the corner)pubs offered great choices of menu and ambience. Recommend the Bridge Hotel opposite the hotel especially. All up an excellent stay.

Mr. Alan Green - 18th Oct, 2013
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Holiday
Very welcoming place. The premises was clean and comfortable. Our room was very small but fine for the one night. Parking was handy and breakfast lovely.

Miss. Sharyn Moses - 15th Oct, 2013
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Absolutely Lovely
Our stay at Fortitude Cottage was pure bliss! Our hosts, Maggie and Mike were welcoming and delightful and our accomodations were better than we could have imagined - charming, fresh and clean. Breakfast was delicious and served in the most delightful room. The location can' t b beat.!

Mr. Rollie Schlichting - 8th Oct, 2013
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Great Stay
great people great place.

Mrs. Karen Velickovic - 8th Oct, 2013
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Holiday
Our stay with you was very good. I would recommend anyone to stay with you. The next time we visit Portsmouth we will definatly stay. My brother and his wife who came over from Australia were also very impressed

Mr. Ken Wiggins - 7th Oct, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
Quiet and comfortable in easy walking district of all main attractions. Welcoming and obliging proprietors.

Mr. Sydney Norris - 7th Oct, 2013
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The Best
A wonderful few days. The room was excellent with interesting view, so much so one could spend hours looking out. Spotlessly clean,great character,generous breakfast and our hosts could not have done more for us.

Mr. John Hill - 7th Oct, 2013
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Lovely Sums It Up
Lovely location, lovely hosts, lovely room, lovely breakfast. Would definitely return.

Mrs. Karen Briars - 5th Oct, 2013
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Great Stay
Really nice B&B . Great rooms , lovely breakfast, and Maggie and Mike are lovely. The area is fantastic and everything of interest is in walking distance. We have enjoyed our stay and will definetely come again

Mr. Timo Hilgert - 3rd Oct, 2013
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Room 8
Hidden gem in Portsmouth! Cottage appearance from the outside but couldn't be more deceptive. Room 8 is beautiful, spacious with a large comfortable bed. Very spacious bathroom with good products. Good quality hairdryer provided. Maggie and Mike were very accommodating and breakfast in the morning was very good. Would be nice to have breakfast time slightly later, maybe till 10am, so you can feel the benefit of your nights stay. No need for taxi or bus as very central for shopping and harbour attractions, you can walk to both with ease. Stayed with my daughter for shopping and would definately return even for the peace quiet.

Mrs. Jill Weeks - 2nd Oct, 2013
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Location
Excellent location for all the historic sights

Mr. John Northrop - 29th Sep, 2013
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Wonderful
What a lovely place, so close to the harbour and so close to the main shopping centre.

Small and intimate pubs close by, so close it is but 2 mins to walk!

We were welcomed heartily and graciously by our host. She showed us the dining room and explained about breakfast and times and then showed us to our lovely room.

Everything we needed was there, the bed was comfortable and big, linen clean and fresh and pillows comfy and soft. Bathroom was a good size with a fantastic shower and soft, fluffy bath and hand towels.

Plenty of tea, coffee, sugar and milk and also 2 large sachets of horlicks night time drink and 2 peppermint chocolates.

Wifi usable with a very, very good connection even though we were on the top floor.

Breakfast was delicious with plenty of cereals, fruit (canned and fresh) , yoghurt and juices and hot choices of full English down to beans on toast. We had scrambled eggs and the vegetarian choice of tomatoes, hash brown and mushrooms. All cooked the right way and very tasty.

Check out was a breeze, very friendly and kind hosts and my request of two bottles of water (which I offered to pay for) were given free of charge.

If we were to ever come back to Portsmouth, it would be to the Fortitude Cottage. Perfect in every single way!

Mrs. Natalie Arthy - 28th Sep, 2013
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Old Portsmouth
We stayed for just one night en route to Sussex and also to visit the new Mary Rose museum.
Fortitude Cottage was extremely good . Lovely double room on ground floor with excellent bathroom . All very high quality . Breakfast was delicious. Hosts very friendly and helpful especially over the accident involving a tea bag! The Cottage was in good position on seafront in lovely old part of town . Very quiet and peaceful too. We would certainly recommend it !

Miss. Judith Parker - 27th Sep, 2013
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A Very Happy Guest
The room was immaculate and very spacious. The food and the welcome were excellent while the setting could not have been more perfect or convenient.

Mrs. Lyn Lockley - 25th Sep, 2013
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Ideal Location
I selected Fortitude Cottage after an online search for a B&B in Old Portsmouth. The booking arrangements were dealt with speedily and efficienty. I liked the reminder about my booking a few days before my stay began. I was made most welcome on my arrival and shown to a nice twin room with own bathroom.Mike and Megan were full of useful advice durinh my stay. Breakfasts were delicious. Basically do stay there, it's as good as the reviews suggest!

Mr. Peter Walker - 24th Sep, 2013
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A Lovely Relaxing Stay
Thank you very much for a lovely stay at your B&B. Great location, very nice breakfast and friendly, helpful host and hostess. Thanks for a great weekend.

Miss. Michele Beard - 23rd Sep, 2013
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Perfect Weekend Getaway
We both had an excellent stay at Fortitude Cottage. Mike & Maggie were very friendly and Hospitable. The room was great, clean and comfortable.

Great morning Breakfasts and very accommodating. Being stranded in Portsmouth on the day of Checkout due to a Triathlon, Mike and Maggie allowed us to hold onto their Parking pass for the remainder of the day.

Would recommend for a clean and comfortable stay. :o)

Mr. Ash Patel - 23rd Sep, 2013
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A Gem
A great gem in the old town of Portsmouth. Good clean accommodation. Wonderful breakfast from the friendly hosts Mike & The perfect location within easy walking distance of Historic Dockyard & Gunwarf Quays. Fully recommended.

Mr. Alf Saville - 22nd Sep, 2013
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A Welcoming Waterside Retreat
We stayed in room 5 Spinnaker View. The room was spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. Fab views of the ferries going in and out! Absolutely loved the wet room, which has a good powerful shower. Breakfast was lovely and in a room with great views too. Maggie and Mike were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Fortitude Cottage is perfectly situated for visiting all the main attractions of Portsmouth. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Mr. David Thompson - 21st Sep, 2013
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Small, But 7 Star Quality
from Derbyshire to Kent, Portsmouth, Torbay, St Ives, Bristol back to
Derbyshire, 1200 miles 6 hotels, 8 days,
THE BEST we stayed in, From Faceless Travel lodge, to Grand Victorian 4 star hotel.
Modern, Clean, great welcome, super breakfast

Mr. John Chambers - 21st Sep, 2013
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Excellent B&b And Location
Fortitude Cottage is located an easy walk from the Portsmouth railway station and ferry terminals. In one direction you have the Historic dockyard and the shops of Gunwharf Quays; in the other you have the walk along the battlements, Clarence Pier, and Southsea Castle. The immediate area is well populated by pubs and restaurants. The management serves a good full English breakfast, with a variety of lighter options. The rooms are well equipped, with everything working and plenty of storage for clothing and toiletries. We did have some intermittent trouble with the WiFi server not accepting the password.

This is an excellent base from which to explore Portsmouth and Gosport.

Mr. David Vandenbroucke - 15th Sep, 2013
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5xxxxx Rating
A great welcome,The room we had was no3 down stairs, no noise, very comfy Beds, an
d a Fantastic breakfast. many thanks mark & jane oregan

Mrs. Mrs Jane O\'regan - 15th Sep, 2013
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Sept Stay
Had a very nice stay even though it was only one night. Breakfast was great.
Next we come to Portsmouth we will stay with you

Mr. Ken Wiggins - 14th Sep, 2013
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Louise And Tom
Had a great 3 night stay. Rooms were lovely and clean. Breakfasts were perfect and a good variety. Location was central; even Southsea was a comfortable walk. Would definitely recommend.

Mr. Tom Doyle - 12th Sep, 2013
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Great Place To Stay
the room was very good, spacious with high quality decor and furnishings. Lovely owners, friendly and helpful.Happy to provide us with extra milk and teabags in our room. Good breakfast. Excellent location. Would definitely choose here again

Mrs. Lesley Anthony - 11th Sep, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
One minor problem, the sink was nearly blocked. Apart from that, everything was spot on. Enjoyed the stay, very much! The area around the hotel we thought was excellent. The breakfast was good , the room ,also excellent.

Mr. Ron Holbrey - 10th Sep, 2013
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Lovely Weekend
We really enjoyed our stay and would stay again next time we visit Portsmouth. Our room was lovely & we really enjoyed the breakfast.

Miss. Emma Johnston - 2nd Sep, 2013
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Fantastic
What a great find. Perfect location for exploring Portsmouth, we were able to leave the car and walk everywhere,having the added bonus of a parking permit supplied by Maggie.
Very comfortable,clean room. A delicious breakfast cooked fresh to order.
Everything was fantastic, I highly recommend Fortitude Cottage to everyone.

Mrs. Susan Kelly - 1st Sep, 2013
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Perfect!
We had a beautiful clean comfortable room and the couple were helpful friendly, there were lots of careful considerations such as Horlicks and bottled water along with the usual tea and coffee. With the lovely pubs and attractions of Portsmouth on the doorstep I really would recommend this place to anyone.

Mrs. Natalie Riall - 27th Aug, 2013
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Fabulous B&b 5*
Well what can we say, our stay at the fortitude was very pleasant and nice. We would highly recommend others to stay here. There are two good pubs around the corner to. Both Maggie and Mike were so nice and welcoming. The room we had was clean and well presented.
Breakfast was very nice to and we both enjoyed our stay. Our room was at the back and very quiet. Thank you very much and if we return we will be definitely coming back to the fortitude to stay again.

Yau - 27th Aug, 2013
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Fantastic!
We had a really lovely stay here. Everything was perfect. It's in a great location and the view was amazing from the penthouse roof terrace. The room was beautiful and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was great and we had a warm and friendly welcome from Mike and Maggie.

Miss. Rachel Hallam - 26th Aug, 2013
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Wonderful Stay
We stayed at Fortitude Cottage one night after spending the day in Portsmouth. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. We loved the location and our breakfast was delicious. All email communications were promptly responded to and we were warmly welcomed by Mike when we arrived. They are very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend Fortitude Cottage as a place to stay while visiting Portsmouth.

Mr. Grant Schmalzer - 8th Aug, 2013
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Wedding Night
We chose Fortitude Cottage as an ideal location for our wedding night. The owners did everything they could to make us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Breakfast the next morning was delicious and cooked to your liking with plenty of cereal, juices,fruit and extra toast on offer.
I would definately recommend staying here, I only wish we did for longer !

Mrs. Julie Fletcher-judge - 7th Aug, 2013
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Comfort And Good Food In An Amazing Location
I treated my boyfriend to a weekend away in Portsmouth and am really pleased we chose Fortitude Cottage for our stay. Based in the old harbour, the location could not be more ideal - fantastic pubs and restaurants are just around the corner (The Still & West is the best) and Gunwharf Quays is within walking distance, not to mention the spinnaker tower and the harbour itself. Our room was very comfortable and quiet, despite being on the ground floor with street views, and the breakfast was superb. Maggie and Mike are a lovely couple who make you feel very welcome. My boyfriend is already planning a second visit!

Miss. Caroline Burgess-allen - 6th Aug, 2013
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Mary And Brian
Excellent one night stay. Quiet ground floor room and tasty breakfast. Handy for the Naval Dockyard and Mary Rose. Free overnight parking was a bonus.

Mrs. Mary Morrow - 5th Aug, 2013
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Good Times
As we have done for the past few years, my partner and I came to Portsmouth to celebrate his Birthday. This was the 4th time we have stayed at Fortitude Cottage and as always we had an excellent stay. Mike and Maggie always make us feel welcome. I would recommend Fortitude Cottage to anyone with out hesitation.

Mrs. Georgina Coghill - 5th Aug, 2013
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Wonderful Stay
I had an absolutely lovely 3 night stay at Fortitude Cottage and I can't think of a single thing I would change! I traveled by ferry from St. Malo to Portsmouth, took the £1 bus to the Historic Dockyard, then walked to Old Portsmouth - very easy transition. My double room was beautifully decorated and quite comfortable. I was really happy that the wifi worked perfectly with a very strong signal. Breakfast was included and I was delighted to take advantage of the full English breakfast each morning - delicious! I would recommend Fortitude Cottage to anyone without hesitation.

Mrs. Sandra Johnson - 4th Aug, 2013
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Excellent B & B
Could not wish for better in Portsmouth! Our regret is that our travel timetable only afforded us 1 night at the B & B.

Mr. Kenneth Magnus - 3rd Aug, 2013
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Great B & B
Just back from a lovely break at this great B&B. Hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful.Everywhere was light, bright and spotless. Excellent breakfast served in the light & airy breakfast room looking out to the ferry harbour. Would return to stay again if we in the Portsmouth area.

Mrs. Maureen Staines - 2nd Aug, 2013
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Very Pleasant Stay
Excellent location, close to Southsea and Gunwharf. Room was lovely and air-conditioning was a bonus during the hot weather. Only stayed 1 night but the owners were very helpful and friendly and an excellent cooked breakfast was included.

Ms. Lesley Dodds - 1st Aug, 2013
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Hats Off To The Fortitude
Eight of us stayed at Fortitude Cottage on the occasion of our son's Graduation. We chose it because of its superb location and on the strength of a previous visit.
The graduant and his girlfriend loved the attention to detail,ie flowers, binoculars to watch the harbour etc The bedrooms are very comfortable and the owners extremely friendly and helpful.We particularly enjoyed the unhurried atmosphere around breakfast and the peaceful and welcoming environment which took the stress off the busy graduation day.We look forward to returning again with visitors from Scotland who were unable to join us. Thanks Mike and Maggie.

Mr. Norbert Stricker - 30th Jul, 2013
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Wonderfull Stay
We stayed for a week, the B&B is very clean, comfortable and the breakfast is wonderful, Mike and Maggie make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. The location is perfect for exploring Portsmouth and Southsea. I would recommend this B&B 100%

Mr. Leslie Kerr - 28th Jul, 2013
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Overnight
Room was excellent and beautifully presented. Good breakfast choice. Warm greeting from owners
Highly recommended. We will visit again.

Mr. Neville Edwards - 25th Jul, 2013
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Perfect
We stayed overnight ready for an early start for Portsmouth University Graduation day. Fortitude Cottage was convenient, and just far enough away from the centre to be quiet and relaxing. Mike and Maggie were very welcoming. Our rooms were spotless and comfortable, and the breakfast was just right. Would certainly recommend.

Mrs. Karen James - 25th Jul, 2013
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I enjoyed my stay here. It is in a lovely position in old Portsmouth, my room was spotlessly clean, with good facilities including a fan that was great as weather very warm. Owners were warm and welcoming and breakfasts tasty and generous. Would definitely recommend.

Pizey - 25th Jul, 2013
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Delightful
Stayed the night before my daughters graduation with my parents in law as well. From start to finish Mike and Maggie couldn't have been more helpful. We stayed in a deluxe room with harbour view and my parents in law in Rm 6 on ground floor (recommended by owners as no steps to climb) perfect choice!! Our accommodation was first class, decor was beautiful and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was tasty and Mike and Maggie catered to everyone's requests! A delightful stay, Would definitely recommend and stay here again!

Mrs. Amanda Munson - 24th Jul, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
Very enjoyable stay.Friendly, helpful hosts and lovely facilities. We would be very happy to stay again.

Mrs. Anne Kirker - 24th Jul, 2013
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Bubbly On The Roof ....
Yes we did, chocolates too and compliments of Mike & Maggie at the Fortitude Cottage.

My wife and I were in Portsmouth prior to our lad's graduation at Portsmouth University so we were in the mood for a celebration and found Fortitude Cottage, opted for the Penthouse room which boasts a rooftop terrace with spectacular views, spectacular indeed with the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays just across the water, a short walk..

Fortitude Cottage really is 5 star. Anyone who may have read any of my other reviews won't need reminding that I used to travel 'professionally' and at someone else's expense, the best way to go in my view! As a result I have become quick to recognise and point out any short fall on the part of a hotel, B&B too! I also recognise the extra effort that makes a good place great.

We had room 4, the penthouse, and my wife fell in love with it as soon as we walked through the door. Mike showed us around pointing out the facilities ....bubbly & chocs in the fridge, onto a small terrace with comfy chairs and up a spiral staircase to the roof with beautiful floral decorations, petunias my wife tells me? and a huge day bed .....spectacular

The bed is huge and wonderfully comfortable. The room has air conditioning which for our stay 21st July and 30C outside was a god send.

Breakfast on Monday morning was outstanding I went for the 'full English', the only time I ever eat a full English is when away from home? and my wife had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and she was delighted. Everything was spotless, linen napkins too. Everything about Fortitude Cottage was quality, and now I'm already working on an excuse to go back

For me the difference between an 'OK' place and an 'Excellent' place is the attention to detail and Mike & Maggie have ticked all the boxes.

The Penthouse room is a little more expensive but worth it in spades

Oh, Mike will provide you with a parking permit that allows to to park free of charge, what a good idea!

Mr. Alan Beagley - 24th Jul, 2013
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Penthouse
An excellent choice for a weekend away. What we were looking for was a quiet, welcoming venue with excellent service, a decent view and no wedding receptions, etc. to contend with in Old Portsmouth
Maggie and Mike delivered on all counts
We look forward to enjoying their hospitality again

Mr. Julian Macnamara - 23rd Jul, 2013
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Superior Double Room
We booked this room for my wife's sister who was absolutely delighted with our choice and thoroughly enjoyed her stay.
Depending on the time of year, my wife and I may well book this room for ourselves

Mr. Julian Macnamara - 23rd Jul, 2013
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Verry Good Place To Be
rooms are perfect and clean. Mary and Mike are wonderfull nice and frindly people
breakfast is very good. the cottage is situated on a very good spot to exploor the old harbor and outlet center. as well theGunnar Yards

Mr. Richard Schaap - 22nd Jul, 2013
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Lovely Stay
we only stayed one night but it was faultless lovely room great breakfast and smashing people.hope to return

Mr. Graham Peachey - 20th Jul, 2013
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Thankyou
Thankyou for looking after us so well. Lovely room, lovely breakfasts and such a nice location.

Mr. Douglas Cross - 20th Jul, 2013
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Holiday
My mother and I spent the first four nights at Fortitude Cottage and had such a wonderful time there I have just booked for next year.The B&B is first class immaculate and all your needs are catered for.The breakfasts are lovely and we have missed them since getting back.Maggie and Mike are very helpful and go out of their way to make you welcome.Apart from all that it is in an ideal location near to so many attractions and even if you don't have a car it is not a problem ,as is plenty of transport nearby.

Mrs. Susan Holocombe - 18th Jul, 2013
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Perfect Location
Searching for a cottage in Portsmouth came across Fortitude Cottage. After reading reviews abandoned idea of a 'cottage' and booked for three nights. Wonderful reception on arrival, very spacious en-suite room and wonderful choice of breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble. A great location on water front near harbour and Gunwharf Quays and Southsea.

Mr. David Bundy - 18th Jul, 2013
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Lovely Stay
We were guests for several days prior to boarding a ship bound for distant locales. Our room was very pleasant - spacious, clean and very comfortable. The location was ideal, both for the immediate surroundings and because it is only a short walk to Gunwharf Quays and the Dockyard attractions, and a slightly longer walk to the D-Day Museum and other sights. Maggie and Mike were delightful hosts and extraordinarily helpful. We would recommend Fortitude Cottage without hesitation.

Mr. Francis C Marinelli - 18th Jul, 2013
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A Top B & B.
A warm welcome on arrival, everywhere spotlessly clean and one of the best Full English Breakfasts we've had. Location is excellent, free parking and just a short walk to the Dockyard etc.

Mr. Paul Jordan - 17th Jul, 2013
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M & M's Cottage!
Convenient location to the Quay with good harbour view. Very friendly owners, i.e. Maggie and Michael who also treat us with lovely breakfast. One more thing is free car park outside the Cottage.

Ms. Yuen Ling Vikki Li - 17th Jul, 2013
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Where Excellence Comes As Standard!
Another visit to Fortitude Cottage and again two very satisfied customers as the host hospitality, rooms, breakfast and all round atmosphere make this the best place to stay when visiting Portsmouth.

Mr. Glen Day - 13th Jul, 2013
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Excellent Service
Hi
It's such a nice time to stay at your guest house. Excellent service , polite people , clean place ... We will defiantly stay again at your place ... Thanks a lot

Mr. Vikram Contractor - 11th Jul, 2013
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Great B&b
Superb Bed and breakfast in a fantastic location. Rooms very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Maggie and Mike are friendly and welcoming hosts. Excellent breakfast. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely stay again.

Mrs. Belinda Branston - 8th Jul, 2013
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Lovely Stay.
Warm, friendly welcome, very comfortable,spotlessly clean, some thoughtful touches.
Great breakfast. Good location for dockyard and other attractions.

Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey - 7th Jul, 2013
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Excellent
Excellent accommodation,great location and welcoming hosts. It ticks all the boxes.

Mr. Craig Reid - 6th Jul, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage, Recommended
Room decorated well and very clean, excellent breakfast. Good location for Old Portsmouth and all Dockyard museums.

Mrs. Jane Shire - 6th Jul, 2013
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Superb
Stayed at Fortitude Cottage whilst visiting the Mary Rose exhibition - Wonderful accomodation with lovely hosts - The location was perfect and within easy walking distance of the local attractions - One big downside was that we only stayed one night .... but we will be back!

Mr. Ross Gentle - 5th Jul, 2013
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Excellent Stay
This was only an overnight stay, but wish we could have stayed longer. Our room was very comfortable with views over the harbour, which was gorgeous at night. Although the bathroom was very small, the room was very clean with nice linen and extra tea / coffee provisions. Excellent hot breakfast was provided in the morning and the owners were really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

Ms. Debbie Atkins - 5th Jul, 2013
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Perfect Stay
Lovely place to stay near to everything in Portsmouth. Beautifully decorated room, absolutely spotless, lovely shower, towels and linen. Owners very caring and breakfast excellent. Great meal at Spice Inn after a couple of hours looking out over the harbour from our window. We will definitely come back again.

Tracy Brand - 4th Jul, 2013
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Best B&b By Far !
My wife and I stayed here for a night in June 2013.It was great.Perfectly situated,fantastic accommodation and great hosts.Our room was fantastic and we have never stayed in such a clean B&B.It is a pity that our stay was so short.Loved the place !

Mr. Ralph Carbarns - 3rd Jul, 2013
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5 Out Of 5
Great service, room and welcome. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area. Fantastic breakfast too!

Mr. Thomas Allan - 1st Jul, 2013
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Great Place
I came to Portsmouth for a school reunion and found Fortitude Cottage on the Internet. Great place, centrally located in Old Portsmouth. Delightful hosts. lovely modern room and en suite. Very good choice of breakfast options.

Miss. Louise Lecutier - 24th Jun, 2013
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Great Location
Brilliantly located for allowing eacy access to the delights of Portsmouth's historic harbour (including especially the new Mary Rose museum). Great room (no 8) and breakfast - and all for a reasonable price. Very happy indeed !

Mr. Stephen Skehill - 24th Jun, 2013
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Great Visit
Thank you for a very enjoyable stay on saturday night. Although we were only staying for the one evening we found your B&B to be very relaxing and pleasant. A lovely location, handy parking, a fab room and fantastic breakfast. I expect we will be back. Many thanks, Aviva and Hugh.

Mrs. Aviva Tyson-davies - 24th Jun, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
Lovely place with a warm reception. Room and bathroom very clean and decorated with taste. Very good breakfast served with a smile. Charming hosts. Very satisfied and we recommand warmly.

Mr. Jacques Peloquin - 12th Jun, 2013
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Fabulous
I could not fault my stay at Fortitude Cottage. Everything was great. The room was fresh and clean with quality fixtures and bed linen. The bathroom was large with a powerful shower. The complimentary bottled water was a nice touch.
The breakfast was to die for. It was possibly the best B&B breakfast I've ever had, and trumps all hotel breakfasts I've ever eaten.
Mike and Maggie were so lovely and polite and very welcoming. Such a nice couple.

Over all, my stay was faultless. I would definitely be stay again.

Mr. Alexander Wright - 3rd Jun, 2013
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Wonderful Stay!
We had a wonderful short stay. Maggie and Mike were wonderful warm hosts, very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The room was fantastic, to a very high standard. Fluffy white towels, bottles of water etc, little touches that made it special. Lovely breakfasts and wide choice available. Would highly recommend and we will be going
back.

Mr. Richard Pawsey - 31st May, 2013
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Waterfront Treasure
Excellent location, very large and smart room, with views of Gunwharf Harbour/Isle of Wight ferry dock. Breakfast was good (cooked!), clean bathroom with a good bath and strong shower. Owners were welcoming and have clearly invested well in this property.

Excellent location for the seafront and Portsmouth attractions!

Mr. Peter Goodwin - 28th May, 2013
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Amazing!
It was a pleasure staying at the Fortitude Cottage. We were well looked after and the breakfast was superb!
Will be recommending it to everyone visiting Portsmouth!

Mr. Eric Hampel - 26th May, 2013
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Family Feeling
Greeted at the doorstep we felt at home immediately. The room was small but very "cosy" and for the prise it can't be beaten. Breakfast amazing and parking included.

Mr. Jesper Christoffersen - 25th May, 2013
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A Real Gem
We have just had a 3 day break staying in Spinnaker View. Room 5. We found the room to be spotlessly clean and well furnished with extras such as bottled water and tissues. The bed was really comfortable and the wet room had a fantastic aerated shower head. A first class selection of toiletries was provided with lovely fluffy bath towels. The breakfast menu was very good with lots of coffee and tea. The hosts Maggie and Mike are a lovely couple and cannot do too much for you.

Mr. Michael Blockley - 25th May, 2013
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Congeniality And Thoughtfulness
Mike and Maggie's hospitality is marked by congeniality and thoughtfulness. Their pleasant demeanor complements a great location, conveniently walkable to historic Portsmouth and the room was aseptically clean and the bedding most comfortable with a roomy shower. Breakfast was ample and well prepared.

Mr. Jon Saxe - 24th May, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
Excellent stay. Very friendly and helpful. Just what we needed after a long ferry trip. We Will return. Many Thanks to Mike and Maggie.

Mr. Stewart Petts - 23rd May, 2013
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Perfect Stay
My partner and I stayed at Fortitude Cottage for one night last week when visiting Portsmouth for a short break. We could not fault the b&b in any way. Firstly, it's in a perfect position, being just a short walk from the Dockyard and shopping area but also within easy reach of several pubs and "eateries" for your evening meal. Our room was super with a view over the harbour. Our en suite shower room was small but spotless, the bed was comfortable and the furnishings tasteful. There were little extras like bottled water and a good selection of coffees, teas etc. Our breakfast was delicious, and again there was a varied menu to choose from. Mike and Maggie are delightful and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definitely stay there again on future trips to Portsmouth.

Mrs. Lesley Ratcliffe - 20th May, 2013
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Friendly
Great hospitality,amazing breakfasts and a very comfortable and clean b&b.

Mr. Jeffrey Parker - 18th May, 2013
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Spinnaker View
We enjoyed a 3 night break in the Superior Harbour double room, which was fantastic. A huge bedroom with plenty of storage for clothes and an equally huge bathroom both in excellent condition.
Breakfast was in a light and airy room with delicious food served in a very friendly atmosphere.
Parking with a permit supplied was opposite the property.
The ideal base for Portsmouth attractions all within walking distance.

Mr. Richard Hardwick - 15th May, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
Mike and Maggie were lovely hosts during our stay at their magnificent house. Attention to detail was evident everywhere and they provided us with a real 'home from home' experience. We shall return!

Mrs. Belinda Lowrey - 12th May, 2013
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Great Place To Stay
This is the 4th time we have stayed and that in itself says it all. Mike and Maggie are a very friendly couple and nothing is too much trouble. The breakfasts are to 'die'for and freshly cooked. Rooms are very comfortable, clean and modern with lots of nice touches, i.e. Toiletries, chocs bis, tea/coffee making facilities, tissues good hairdryer. Will certainly continue to use Fortitude Cottage when we are visiting Portsmouth again

Mrs. Pat Crozier - 11th May, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
I booked a night at the lovely Fortitude Cottage for my daughter and her boyfriend. They were metwith avery friendly welcome and really enjoyed their stay. The room was spotlessley clean with an attached bathroom which was only used by that room.
They had a lovely cooked full English breakfast before they left.
Fortitude cottage is in agreat position close to the waterfront and Gunwharf Quay.
Would not hesitate to reccomend this lovely B and B to other friends. Very good value and a very comfortable stay.

Mrs. Pat Unsworth - 8th May, 2013
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Merci Pour Votre Accru Il !
Des hôtes vraiment très sympathiques !
Notre chambre bien équipée, propre et accueillante !
À 2 pas des docks rénovés et du ferry.
Une adresse super pour faire une étape agréable entre le continent et la Grand-Bretagne !

Mr. Philippe Conord - 5th May, 2013
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Visit To Portsmouth
this a wonderful cottage on the edge of the ferry port with a beautiful modern interior.i would recommend this cottage to everyone.the fortitude cottage is spotless and the breakfast is great. thanks to Maggie and Mike we had a great couple of days what a lovely couple they made us feel like we were coming home. i will be booking again. i love it love it.x

Mrs. Sue Williams - 4th May, 2013
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Very Highly Recommended.
Pretty much impossible to fault. In an excellent location, bright and modern decor, welcoming, comfortable, etc, etc. Everything you could want. The place is so clean you could eat off the floors, the breakfast is expertly done and the owners, Mike and Maggie, are friendly, cheery and welcoming. Stayed here three times now and will do so again. No hesitation in giving it 5 stars.

Mr. Kevin Armstrong - 3rd May, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
Excellent place to stay in Portsmouth. Great accommodation, views of the port, hosts and service. Definitely return and already recommended to friends and family. Thank you.

Mrs. Penny Harman - 2nd May, 2013
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As Hoped For !
Equal to all the excellent reviews, perfect in every way.

Mr. Kenneth Start - 1st May, 2013
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Fabulous
A great stay. Clean and comfortable room, great breakfast. Excellent help with parking. I will be re-booking later in the year. B.

Mrs. Beverley Higgs - 29th Apr, 2013
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Lovely B&b
We enjoyed our stay at fortitude cottage very much.Our room was very clean and well appointed.Mike and Maggie are a charming couple.Breakfast was lovely,also the b and b is in a great location.We would look forward to staying again,HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Miss. Emma Hart - 28th Apr, 2013
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Trip
very clean, excellent position, will be back in september!!!!

Mrs. Angela Foxall - 28th Apr, 2013
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Lovely Room
Stayed here for one night for business, lovely room, modern decor, all clean, brilliant power shower. All important Wifi worked no problems (so often this can be a bit hit & miss in B&Bs). Owners friendly and cooked the best poached eggs I've ever had! Would recommend for business or leisure stays. Thanks

Mrs. Yolanda Morley-mckay - 28th Apr, 2013
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Hassle Free Weekend
Fortitude cottage and its owners were welcoming and friendly. The room and facilities could not be faulted and the breakfast was just right - freshly cooked, piping hot and plentiful. Location also very convenient. We wouldn't hesitate in staying here again.

Dr. Hooda Abdullah - 22nd Apr, 2013
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Great Place To Stay.
We had a lovely stay at Fortitude cottage, lovely room and lovely breakfast. Fantastic friendly service. Thank you.

Mrs. Carol Brown - 22nd Apr, 2013
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No Fortitude Required.
Comfortable beds, good breakfast, helpful owners, low price. Couldn't ask for more.

Mrs. Alison Green - 21st Apr, 2013
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Lovely Place To Stay, Welcoming Hosts & Perfect Location
We stayed in the Penthouse suite and were very impressed with the quality; it was more akin to a top hotel than your typical B&B. The rooftop terrace makes the most of the excellent location with outstanding views of the coastline and the Spinnaker tower at Gun Wharf Quays which is a short ten minute walk away. Maggie & Mike are super friendly and overall I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who asks. We will definitely be back!

Mr. David Williams - 2nd Apr, 2013
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Fortitude Cottage
Lovely room and very gracious hosts. We wish we could have stayed longer.

Ms. Mary Cargile - 1st Apr, 2013
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Excellent Stay
Had a fantastic stay in an excellent establishment. You are made to feel so welcome your hosts. The rooms are fantastic and the breakfast was so nice. Highly recommended and we would stay here again anytime

Mr. Darren Bowler - 31st Mar, 2013
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Fantastic Owners And Hotel
Excellent place to stay owners are so kind nothing's too much for them personnel touch hotels clean tidy breakfast fab views fab certainly go again this is my second time and won't be the last

Miss. Catole Pierce - 31st Mar, 2013
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Excellent Place To Stay
excellent this was our 2nd visit

Mrs. Maureen Pocock - 31st Mar, 2013
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Lived Up To Expectations.
Having walked past Fortitude Cottage many time in the past on visits to Portsmouth we had always liked the thought of staying there for a weekend. When the ideal opportunity arose we took it and can say that the whole experience totally lived up to our expectations. Thanks, Mr A. & Mrs S. Jolly.

Mr. Andrew Jolly - 30th Mar, 2013
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Good B And B
Will stop again very clean and very helpful people

Mr. Toni Smith - 25th Mar, 2013
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One Night Stay
My boyfriend and I stayed for a night at fortitude cottage and loved our stay, the location is fantastic and the rooms are lovely! Mike and Maggie were very friendly and helpful too. I would highly recommend a stay here.

Miss. Rebecca Scuffam - 25th Mar, 2013
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Excellent Stay
We stayed in the Penthouse room. It was glorious, the room was spectacular and the staff were incredibly helpful. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this B&B (and in particular, the Penthouse room!) for any couple staying in Portsmouth.

Mr. Dominic Thorrington - 25th Mar, 2013
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Excellent!
Very friendly. Excellent room. Everything you need-drinks, toiletries, hairdryer, TV etc. Bed very comfortable. Breakfast excellent.
Several pubs within easy walking distance.

Mrs. Anne Stevens - 24th Mar, 2013
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Four Night Break
Every thing A1. Only complaint, time went to quick on our four night stay. Would return again and also recommend you to anyone. Like home from home. Thankyou. Kind regards.

Mr. David Foster - 23rd Mar, 2013
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Very Good
We found our room and breakfast more than satisfactory. The restaurant advice and parking permit from the owners showed good service. Our short stay was very pleasant.

Mr. John Wailing - 20th Mar, 2013
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Taste Of Spice Island
Excellent hosts, room and location. The breakfast was just the best start to the day; the best B&B I have stayed in.

Mrs. Alyson Jaycock - 18th Mar, 2013
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Faultless Stay
We spent one night here as we were attending a party at the nearby Still & West.We stayed in the Penthouse room which was large, bright, beautifully appointed and spotless. It was a tad chilly to make use of the 360 terrace in February but the views were stunning and I feel a trip to Portsmouth in the summer may be on the cards so that we can make the most of it.
Breakfast was served in the lovely breakfast room and was delicious.
Mike and Maggie were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome. Fortitude Cottage reinforced my opinion that a well run B&B is head and shoulders above a faceless corporate chain hotel. Highly recommended.
Thank you for a lovely stay.

Mrs. Tracey Strickland - 12th Mar, 2013
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Overnight Stay At Fortitude
Perfect B & B, if ever we need a place to stay in Portsmouth would definitely come here and would not hesitate to recommend Fortitude Cottage to friends and family!

Mrs. Jill Wood - 9th Mar, 2013
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Just The Job
Provided all we wanted, particularly wi fi, parking and a great breakfast. We had a very comfortable stay and were very well treated. Will be back again when next in Portsmouth

Mr. David Bradley Jones - 8th Mar, 2013
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A Birthday Treat
What a lovely little find. And easy to find too, just stay on the A3 and stop just before your feet get wet! Fortitude Cottage is in an enviable location with interest and action all around. The scene out of the windows and the panoramic view off of the rooftop balcony is fascinating and always changing, and the Spinnaker that dominates the skyline looks great at all hours of the day (make sure you go up it for even more far-reaching views). Our room was was very nicely decorated and furnished - just on the right side of contemporary but with enough comfort and warmth to make it a pleasure to come back to after a brisk dockside walk. Maggie was there to greet us and settle us in and made sure we had all we needed, and to check that the penthouse room was nice and warm on what was a bitterly cold day. Our breakfast was really good and we sat at the window seat watching the ferries come and go before heading off for some bargain shopping at Gun Wharf Quay, just and easy stroll away. I can see us going back in the very near future.

Mr. Nigel Randall - 6th Mar, 2013
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Excellent
Ideal location for Shops, restaurants and sightseeing, no need to use car as all in walking distance. B & B very clean and comfortable and good choice for breakfast, everything we needed. Willl definitely use this B & B again.

Mrs. Kim Shepherd - 5th Mar, 2013
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Charming
A charming hotel in a good quiet location, with easy access to Gunwharf Quays. The owners are very hospitable and ensure their guests receive a first-rate service. Breakfast was very good too!

Fouracre - 5th Mar, 2013
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Lovely Break
Friendly service ,clean room, fantastic breakfast

Mrs. Sue Arkle - 4th Mar, 2013
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Wonderfull Place
very friendly place
well situated
In Fortitude Cottage you fell as you're at home"
thank you very much

Mrs. Michele Dao - 3rd Mar, 2013
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Happy Stay
excellent stay,very welcoming,cannot wait to visit again.

Mr. Laurence Webster - 3rd Mar, 2013
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Great
EXCELLENT,
GOOD ALL ROUND SERVICE,
CLEAN & FRIENDLY,
NO FAULTS

Foxall - 2nd Mar, 2013
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Excellent Break
This is our fourth stay at Fortitude Cottage and again we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble. Maggie and Mike are excellent hosts and the rooms and breakfast are first class. We will definitely be returning

Mrs. Caroline Rivett - 25th Feb, 2013
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Excellent
Mike and Maggie are excellent hosts.Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We Could not fault our stay at all. The accommodation is clean modern and welcoming. There is a breakfast to suit all tastes. Parking wasn't an issue and it is only a 10 minute walk from the Gunwharf quays. Will definitely make a return visit. Helen and Lucy Cattano

Mrs. Helen Cattano - 25th Feb, 2013
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In The Heart Of The Harbour
As it was out first visit we decided to find the B&B before we discovered the shops and restaurant for lunch in Gunwharf Quays. There are convenient parking places immediately outside the front of the building, either on the street or the car park directly outside the front. Our hosts were at home some 4 hours before we were due to check-in, we were warmly welcomed, the car-park permit received & we checked in early.

Stayed one night only in a large, well-fitted room with a view of the Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf & Isle of Wight Ferry. The bathroom was as big as some B&B rooms we have stayed in, it had a large bath and a walk-in or "walk-around" shower room.

More than ample cooked breakfast options, selection of fruit & cereals, fresh pot of coffee all professionally presented and served by excellent hosts.

Great location for ship spotters and shopaholics!

Mr. David Meek - 23rd Feb, 2013
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Excellent
Excellent location, warm friendly welcome, beautiful bright room with everything I needed, delicious breakfast, will definately stay here again.

Ms. Sandra Gildea - 20th Feb, 2013
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Wonderful Place To Stay - Would Not Stay Anywhere Else In Portsmouth
beautiful room, fantastic breakfast, thoughtful and friendly owners. have stayed in Portsmouth several times; this place is the best b and b we've found there by a country mile.

Ms. Ruth Kelly - 19th Feb, 2013
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Wonderful Stay
We have just returned from a valentines stay of 3 nights and certainly made the perfect choice. We received a wonderful welcome from maggie who was full of useful information regarding local places of interest, directions and local restaurants. The room was superb. Certainly had the wow factor. The breakfast was amazing. Superbly cooked and served by maggie and mike who make a fantastic team. Finally the location makes this the only choice for us again. We will be back in the summer. Thanks for a lovely stay. Julie and les x

Miss. Julie Davis - 16th Feb, 2013
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Very Nice
We enjoyed a nice break in the superior double room, a beautiful room with a king size bed and deluxe bathroom. Serving a full Englisch breakfast in the morning. Maggie and Mike, thanks for having us, we enjoyed our stay at Fortitude Cottage very much.

Mr. Leon Buijs - 14th Feb, 2013
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Second Visit
Lovely welcome good food the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. Mike and Maggie are wonderful hosts. No surprise they are always fully booked.

Mrs. Angela Mc Mullen - 9th Feb, 2013
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Wonderful :)
I wouldn't hesiate to stay here again or to recommend this B&B to friends! The Hosts are friendly, welcoming and helpful. The rooms are clean, touch of luxury, warm and cosy :)

The breakfast was beautiful and the fried egg was cooked to perfection!!

Thank you and hope to see you again sometime

Miss. Julia Crossley - 4th Feb, 2013
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Visit
Truly amazing fantastic would stay here again and encourage others to pay a visit
first class service nothing to much trouble

Mr. Michael Moon - 19th Jan, 2013
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Weekend Break
We were made very welcome on arrival and very pleased with our room (The Penthouse Suite) The room was very clean and has great views of the harbour from the roof garden.The breakfast was excellent with a good choice. We had an excellent break and would recommend this b&b

Mrs. Susan Rosenthal - 26th Nov, 2012
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Lovely Stay!
Great B&B,lovely location,very friendly hosts. Nice touches with water, good hot chocolate in rooms. No ensuite in our room, but private bathroom conveniently located and well equipped.
Only stayed for one night, will definitely return sometime - thank you!

Miss. Lynne Jackson - 26th Nov, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage
Good location extremly helpful Room first class - food v ggod - would stay again

Mr. John Griffin - 23rd Nov, 2012
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Great Stay
Great experience at Fortitude Cottage. Mike & Maggie are fantastic hosts. Room was spotless, breakfast excellent. Very good location close to Gunwharf Quay & all prominent Museums & must-see sights. Only negative was the weather!.

Mr. Gary Sharp - 23rd Nov, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage
My friend and I had a very enjoyable stay a Frotitude Cottage. It started with a warm welcome from one the the owners (Mike) with an explanation of the facilities, interesting information about the Old Town and Gun Wharf Quays. He also advised us on good restraunts , pubs and bars in the area. We were also greeted very warmly by Maggie (the other owner) who was equally friendly and helpful. There is a very relaxed and homely atsmophere at Fortitude Cottage. Nothing was too much trouble. And even though checkout was 10 am they kindly let us keep the room till 1 30 pm (without charging extra) as we were going to a christening at the cathedral at 2 pm and needed to change. The facilities are excellent as is the food. The bedroom and bathroom were very clean,stylish and confortable. We would definitely return and also recommend this excellent B&B.

Mrs. Elizabeth Drummond - 19th Nov, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage
Wonderful stay. Hosts were very friendly and could not be more helpful. Exceptionally clean and superb food. Everything you would require for breakfast. Would have no hesitation in recommending it to all my friends and family.

Ms. Susan Walton - 19th Nov, 2012
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Fab Location And Very Welcoming
Great location. We arrived on the train and found the guest house easily after a short walk. The shopping centre is only a 10 minute walk away.
The room was modern, the bed very comfortable, bathroom had a huge walk in shower and nice selection of toilettries.
We were greated very warmly in the mornings by the owners who prepared a hearty cooked breakfast and could help ourselves to fruit, cereal, yogurt.
We would recommend the Fortitude cottage to anyone who likes great locations by the sea, shopping and historic dockyards.

Mr. Paul Silvester - 14th Nov, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage - Excellent
Friendly, relaxed, wonderful location, very clean and comfortable place to expore Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Will certainly return.

Mr. Andy Bennett - 10th Nov, 2012
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Lovely 3 Day Break
Second time at Fortitude Cottage, and we are looking forward to a repeat visit this time next year. Maggie and Mike make you feel so welcome, and the location is brilliant. Plenty of good pubs and food within a couple of minutes walk. Room lovely and breakfast delicious.

Mrs. Vicki Guy - 6th Nov, 2012
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Book It!
If your thinking of booking Fortitude Cottage then stop thinking and do it, we weren't disappointed and and are sure you won't be either, Maggie & Mike will be waiting with a warm smile to welcome you.
We stayed for a 3 night break (Thu-Sat)in room 5 which is on the ground floor in the next door accommodation.It is only 2 steps from one front door to the other so not a problem when you go for breakfast and what a breakfast too, we didn't eat lunch for 3 day's having had the very generous b/fast's that they offer each morning.
The parking is free which is a big bonus and if you can't get in one of the spaces right outside then you can use the car park the other side of the road and although the Isle of Wight ferry terminal is within sight the double glazing does a very good job and we were never disturbed by the too-ing and fro-ing of the ferries.
There are some excellent places to eat within a 10 min walk including a huge choice at Gunwharf Quays and we did not move the car from when we arrived to when we left apart from "she who must be obeyed" wanting to go to the Cascades shopping centre on the Sat morning.
We really can't find anything to fault and will definitely stay here again should we decide to have another break in Portsmouth.

Mr. David Flint - 5th Nov, 2012
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Excellent B&b
Great room, good breakfast, helpful and pleasant owners. Highly recommended

Dr. Paul Frank - 30th Oct, 2012
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Fantastic B & B
We have stayed here many times and try to make it a yearly visit, Mike & Maggie offer the best in customer service, room decor & style, cleanliness and the breakfast is great. The location of the B & B is just a 10 minute walk to Gunwharf Keys, with great views of the Spinnaker Tower and the fishermans market and moorings. We as always had a lovely time, Thanks to you both.

Mrs. Joanna Snoxell - 30th Oct, 2012
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Really Lovely!
This was a wonderful place. My husband and I loved it. The location is ideal. The room was pleasant and well appointed and the breakfasts were super. We were even welcomed with a bottle of bubbly! I can't wait to visit again.

Mr. Christopher Hall - 29th Oct, 2012
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Faye
Friendly and helpful proprietors and and excellent location for seeing the highlights of Portsmouth. Clean comfortable room and great breakfast.

Mrs. Faye Kenwrick - 21st Oct, 2012
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Portsmouth 2012
Perfect location, hospitality first rate, food lovely home cooked. Would stay there again on our next visit to Portsmouth.

Mrs. Vauna Watson - 13th Oct, 2012
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Great Choice!
This was my favorite B&B on our recent trip. Nice room, HUGE bathroom, wonderful breakfast. It's right on the water and there are two perfectly fine restaurants right next door. 15 minute walk into the restored area. Pick this one. You'll like it!

Ms. Kathleen Styles - 13th Oct, 2012
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Look No Further
This is the ultimate Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Our double room had plenty of room, beautifully furnished and the breakfast was great. We were earlier than our specified time but this was no problem and we were made very welcome.

Ms. Kaye Wilson - 10th Oct, 2012
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Perfect!
Fortitude Cottage was perfect. The location is very convenient, with a nice view of the harbor. Our room was very comfortable and clean and our hosts were very accomodating. We wished we could have stayed longer than the one night and will definitly return.

Mrs. Joanne May - 8th Oct, 2012
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Fabulous Fortitude
Beautiful accomodation plus perfect hosts = a wonderful weekend. Our second visit, back soon to see Mike & Maggie.

Ling - 8th Oct, 2012
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Great From 2 From Usa
We enjoyed our stay, it was very fine in all aspects. I congratulate Maggie on being such a fine hostess. Thank you.

Mr. Nickolas Klutarich - 3rd Oct, 2012
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Our Stay At Fortitude Cottage
Had a excellent stay mike and Maggie are very helpful and it's the best b&b I have ever stopped in! Would highly recommend to anyone! The location is excellent also!!

Mr. Craig Musgrave - 3rd Oct, 2012
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Great Weekend
This was my third stay at Fortitude Cottage and, as usual, it was wonderful. Very well appointed room, fabulous breakfasts, perfect location for exploring Southsea, Old Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays and very close to ferry and hovercraft ports. Maggie and Mike are great hosts!

Mrs. Virginia Majewski - 2nd Oct, 2012
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Picturesque And Lovely
Fortitude Cottage's lovely location is matched by the host's friendliness and welcoming attitude.

All the facilities are of a quality that many main stream hotels brands fail to deliver. The room, bed, bathroom and shower were all excellent.

I wholeheartedly recommend Fortitude Cottage to any prospective guests.

Mr. David Hickey - 1st Oct, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage
Wonderful place to stay, have never stayed in such a clean well looked after b and b. Mike and Maggie are lovely and very helpful, we hope to see you again soon!

Mrs. Michelle Murphy - 24th Sep, 2012
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Fantastic
Fantastic. Clean,friendly and very hospitable. The breakfast was great. I would recommened the cottage to anyone. The beds where the best. Didn't want to leave. Home away from home.

Sandra Bonetti - 22nd Sep, 2012
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Wonderful Visit
This is a wonderful B & B Very comfortable bed with a lovely bathroom. Would have no hesitation in recommending this to all travellers

Mr. Mark Manton - 21st Sep, 2012
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Hope To Come Again.
We have had the most enjoyable stay at your cottage.Our room was cosy and spotlessly clean.The hospitality was always kind and welcoming and breakfast was fresh and yummy!
Many thanks and hope to be able to come and stay again some time.

Ms. Judith Fieldwick - 21st Sep, 2012
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Would Return
Great location. Comfortable accommodation. Nourishing breakfast. Local to Portsmouth historical sites and Gunwharf Quays. Free parking.

Mrs. Barbara Coughtrey - 19th Sep, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage
Thank you to you both for making us feel so welcomed. We had a very enjoyable stay and would certainly stay again. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room was comfortable and clean. Ideal location for exploring Porthsmout. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Fortitude to friends and family.

Once again thank you for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Kind regards

Mr & Mrs A Burch

Mr. Alan Burch - 10th Sep, 2012
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Superb Break
We had the Penthouse Suite, spot on, fantastic views, relaxing, superb freshly cooked breakfast,Maggie and Mike the most welcoming and friendly host,I had my 5 yr.old grandson with us, staying with mum in another room and he was made most welcome ,unlike some other B n B,S, Will Return

Mr. Antony Bielby - 5th Sep, 2012
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A High Class Establishment.
An excellent b&b with old fashioned values and where you are made to feel most welcome from the moment we arrived by our hosts, Mike & Maggie. Our room was outstanding and the duration of our stay was very enjoyable and we are already looking forward to our next stay. So should you be visiting Portsmouth then Fortitude Cottage comes highly recommended.

Mr. Glen Day - 4th Sep, 2012
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Superb Stay!
We were delighted with our comfy room & welcoming hosts.Fortitude Cottage is well situated to walk & explore all Old Town & Gunwharf Quays & Historic Docks have to offer. Would recommend a stay here to anyone visiting Portsmouth!Contact the Tourist Info Centre for a FREE guided tour by a 'Greeter'!

Mrs. Denise Lee - 3rd Sep, 2012
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Gratitude For Fortitude!
On our arrival at Fortitude cottage we were met by Maggie and Mike who wre really friendly. Maggie showed my wife and I to our room and told us there was an ice cold bottle of Champagne for us in the fridge when we wanted it which was a lovely suprise. We booked the penthouse room which is absolutely beautiful and comes with a stunning rooftop deck of it's own for you to enjoy (always something to see up there). The breakfast next morning was all cooked freshly and was very enjoyable. I really cant praise Maggie and Mike enough for their hospitality and their wonderful cottage. Old Portsmouth is a great place as well and we will definitely be returning to Fortitude cottage.

Mr. Vaughan Taylor - 30th Aug, 2012
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Stay At B&b
Loved the stay will book again

Room 8 was excellent

Mr. Ken Lorimer - 29th Aug, 2012
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Why Stay Anywhere Else!
I lived in Portsmouth for many years and know the area well. I first found Fortitude Cottage a number of years ago when visiting Portsmouth with my husband and have never stayed anywhere else since. I now take my son regularly and he loves it too.

Fortitude Cottage hosts a beautiful position in Old Portsmouth and is just steps away from the waterfront, ferry ports and Gunwharf Quays.

The rooms are bright and airy and always spotless clean.....I particularly like the penthouse room with the private roof terrace which is where I stay with my husband, but the ground floor twin room I stay in with my son is equally as suitable.

Maggie & Mike always offer a warm welcome and will go out of their way to do whatever they can to help you and make your stay more comfortable. The English breakfast is excellent, freshly cooked each morning and served with a smile.

Like I say I would honestly never stay anywhere else.....Fortitude Cottage has everything!

Mrs. Nicola Williams - 27th Aug, 2012
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Our Stay At Fortitude Cottage
We have stayed at Fortitude Cottage twice now and both times have been a great experience.
It is right in the middle of Old Portsmouth and great for everything. Would highly reccomend staying there.

Mr. Brian Bell - 26th Aug, 2012
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Excellent 4th Stay
Thank you Mike and Maggie for making us feel at home in your great B&B. This was our 4th stay in recent years and cannot fault the style, cleanliness and excellent breakfasts you provide. Mike even told us that if we had told him our train was delayed by 2 hrs in Petersfield he would have come and fetched us himself. Thats how to look after your guests .. Keep up the great work Mike and Maggie and thank you for having us

Neil & Pam

Mr. Neil Smith - 5th Aug, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage
We had a lovely time.room was comfy and clean,well located near Spice Quarter plenty to see. Breakfast was really good and set us up for the day, will be going back one day. Mr & Mrs Price from Pontypridd.

Mrs. Pat Crozier - 5th Aug, 2012
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Worthwhile Stay
Excellent accommodation. Rooms beautiful and clean. Breakfast delicious. Maggie & Mick really welcoming. Would highly recommend this B & B.

Mr. Michael Pook - 2nd Aug, 2012
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We Loved It!!
We had a superb 3 night stay. Mike and Maggie are terrific hosts. The room was lovely, its in a great location and the breakfasts are tasty. We're coming back soon. D&J

Mr. David Swinburne - 2nd Aug, 2012
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Home From Home
Yes this is home from home. Lovely spacious room with attention to detail. Breakfast expertly cooked to order with a good choice. Fortitude Cottage is in a very good position with no need for a car if your stay is centred in Portsmouth. Mike and Maggie provide a warm and friendly welcome. Will certainly use them again.

Mrs. Pat Crozier - 30th Jul, 2012
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Beautifully Appointed
Fortitude Cottage is a beautifully appointed, well run B&B. The owners are very friendly and helpful and the cottage is located within easy walking distance of several lovely pubs and comprehensive shopping facilities. A short taxi ride to rail station and ferry port. Have clicked on wrong star - I actually meant 5 star.

Mrs. Anne Henderson - 29th Jul, 2012
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Great Location, Rooms And Service.
The hotel rooms are all lovely, clean and spacious with a kettle tea/coffee and bottled water. The penthouse room has amazing views from a roof top area to watch the world go by

The proprietors are lovely and make you feel really at home!

Mrs. Valerie Palmer - 25th Jul, 2012
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Visit To Fortiude Cottage: May 2012
Excellent in every respect; a warm, friendly welcome; beautiful view over harbour from a pleasant view. In the heart of interesting, historic 'Old Portsmo0th'. Hand for cruise departure

Dr. Patrick Armstrong - 23rd Jul, 2012
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A Little Gem
My third short visit, but hopefully not not my last! Wouldnt stay anywhere else when visiting one of my favourite places (Old Portsmouth). Maggie & Mike superb hosts from start to finish. Everywhere immaculate, clean, tasteful.comfortable and breakfasts superb. Making this little Gem so popular may make it harder to book again, so ssshh! keep it to ourselves!

Margaret,
Quainton
Aylesbury

Willoughby - 22nd Jul, 2012
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Graduation Visit
Lovely rooms, everything you need and fantastic views of Old Portsmouth. Very good breakfast and close to restaurants and shops, but also quiet for sleeping.

Mrs. Lesley Gale - 22nd Jul, 2012
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Short And Sweet
A wonderful warm welcome from Maggie.Lovely room. Lovely and clean. A very nice breakfast. Just wished we could have stayed longer. Next time..

Mr. Kyriacos Kyriacou - 22nd Jul, 2012
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Hewitt & Co.
A friendly and warm welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious!

Mr. John Heath - 19th Jul, 2012
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Would Stay Again
We had an excellant stay and hope to get back to this area again in the not too distant future. Room was large and comfortable, shower wonderful ! Good breakfast and excellant hosts.
Chris & John Australia

Mrs. Christina Taylor - 16th Jul, 2012
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Wonderful Place
Staying here just for one night.
We loved the place very much. Friendly and informative welcome, good location for all highlights of Portsmouth by walking

Mr. Philipp Willkomm - 7th Jul, 2012
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Goodwood
verynicely laid out room (no.6) with excellent on suite.we throughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommmend it to others, good choice of breakfasts,owners very friendly and helpfull.2 good pubs within 2mins walk both with wonderfull views of harbour.

Mrs. Elaine Smith - 1st Jul, 2012
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Recommended
A fine example of how it should be done. Welcoming, friendly, clean, nicely furnished and really good attention to detail. Hotel standards at B&B prices. Highly recommended.

Mr. Kevin Armstrong - 1st Jul, 2012
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Mrs
This is the 2nd time my daughter and I have stayed here, it is very clean and is so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend Fortitude BB to any one and shall certainly be staying here again. You have to book as early as possible as it gets booked up so quickly being so popular.

croft - 25th Jun, 2012
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Great Weekend
A lovely B&B in a perfect location in historical Partsmouth. A very clean friendly place to stay.

Mr. Andrew O\'donovan - 25th Jun, 2012
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Enjoyed Fortitude Cottage
The room was charmingly nautical. We appreciate our hosts' thoughtfulness in packing us a lovely lunch in a tray to take on the ferry to France.

Ms. Stephanie Katz - 1st Jun, 2012
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Short Break
Wonderful stay-hosts Maggies and Mike absolutely brilliant.Will definitely return.
ideal base for all local amenities-parking free.Breakfast excellent and lots of choice.

Giles - 1st Jun, 2012
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Portsmouth B&b At Its Best!
Everything about our stay was incredible-from the amenities of our room, to the warm & helpful personalities of our wonderful hosts. Our only regret was that we had just the one night to spend. We plan on rectifying this our next trip over. Thanks so much Maggie & Mike for a lovely experience!

Mrs. Emily R Johnson - 1st Jun, 2012
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Enjoyed Fortitude Cottage
The room was charmingly nautical. We appreciate our hosts' thoughtfulness in packing us a lovely lunch in a tray to take on the ferry to France.

Ms. Stephanie Katz - 31st May, 2012
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A Great Experience
This turned out to be the most delightful place I have stayed at recently. Located in the historic area of Portsmouth, Fortitude Cottage was comfortable, clean and well-run. The owners, Mike & Maggie Hall, made me feel welcome and were very helpful and knowledgable when it came to information on local sights, etc. AS a matter of fact, I enjoyed their B & B so much that I stayed there again on my return from France!

Mr. Anthony Carter - 30th May, 2012
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Lovely Short Stay
Even though, my mum and I only spent one night at Fortitude Cottage. We really like the deco of the place. The toileteries supplied were good quality. Plenty of choices for breakfast. Maggie and Mike were very welcoming and helpful. The location is perfect for visiting Portsmouth especially Gunwharf Quay and catching the car ferry to IOW. Good view of Spinnaker Tower. Parking was not a worry with permit provided during stay. Given the chance, we definitely return again

Ms. Rosa Mak - 30th May, 2012
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Bed And Breakfast
Warm Welcome. Friendly and helpful. Immaculate accommodation. Excellent location. Will definitely use again.

Mrs. Patricia Richardson - 30th May, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage
absolutly superb stay in an extremely well run,clean,freindly B&B.cannot wait to visit again,

Mr. Keven Massey - 29th May, 2012
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Another Excellent Visit
Another excellent weekend visit to the Fortitude Cottage Penthouse Suit in Old Pompey. Thanks to Mike and Maggie for excellent hospitality and food. This will always be first on the list for booking. Paul, Jo and Mel W.

Woolven - 28th May, 2012
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May 18-21 Stay.
We enjoyed our three night stay. Maggie and Mike are very good hosts and the breakfasts were excellent being flexible and prepared to order. The location is very central for seeing Portsmouth and getting to ferries and the various places of interest. Walking around the city is easy and a car is not necessary to get around.
The room was clean, comfortable and very reasonably priced for a city of such major interest as Portsmouth.

Mr. Christopher Wright - 27th May, 2012
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2 Night Stay
We stayed for 2 nights. Excellent room ( 5 ).
Everything was as described. Mike and Maggie made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was fantastic. Would really recommend you stay there when visiting Portsmouth. Will definately be booking again when we are in the area.

Mr. Stephen Jones - 19th May, 2012
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Weekend Away
May 2012 - fantastic location on Spice Island. Fortitude is a lovely B&B, made very welcome by hosts. Would definately return

Kent - 18th May, 2012
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We Cannot Fault This Little Gem
Attention to detail " best sums up Mike and Maggies' approach to their Business. From the minute we booked online, everything happened efficiently, yet in a relaxed and unobtrusive way. Our Room (Room 5) was as described; stylsh comfortable and well equipped with a superb en-suite "wet room".The Dining Room has stunning views across the Harbour to the Spinnaker Tower and Breakfast options will satisfy the most demanding of palates.

The property is located a short walk away from Gunwharf Quays and the various Maritime Museums and close to a wide variety of "eating out" options. Parking is free for Fortitude Residents.

Mike and Maggie take Customer Service to new levels and are always on hand to give advice on local amenities. (We arrived having damaged a tyre on our car but before we could call Roadside Assistance Mike, personally, changed the wheel for us - service "over and above" or what!)

We will definiitely stay again and unreservedly, recommend Fortitude .We are grateful to Mike and Maggie for making our stay a pleasant and comfortable one.

Tom & Pauline B

Mr. Thomas Blumer - 13th May, 2012
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Response from Accommodation
Thankyou so much for your comments, could you please copy and paste to the www.tripadvisor.co.uk site for me please?
Kindest regards,

Maggie & Mike.

Fortitude Cottage
Fortitude Cottage is a superb place to stay
for excellent hospitality and accommodation

Evans - 2nd May, 2012
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April 2012 Stay
Great room, even better beds, very good breakfast and good local hints and tips - a hidden gem

Price - 29th Apr, 2012
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Weekend In Portsmouth
We had a very pleasant stay at fortitude cottage. The Hosts were very welcoming. The room was modern, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were lovely. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Miss. Clair Willson - 23rd Apr, 2012
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Perfect!
We have stayed at The Fortitude Cottage for a number of years now and we never stay anywhere else when visiting Portsmouth. Our stay is always fantastic and we are made to feel very welcome by Maggie & Mike. The rooms are beautiful and the location is perfect. I would give it a 5 out of 5 every time!

Miss. Sarah Sieverwight - 3rd Apr, 2012
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Thank You For A Wonderful Weekend
A fabulous B&B right in the heart of Portsmouth and a short walk to both the historic dockyard and the gun wharves. It's a beautiful location and Maggie and Mike are perfect hosts. It was a real joy to spend the weekend with them. Thank you for a wonderful time!

Mr. Clay Jensen - 2nd Apr, 2012
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2 Night Stay
We spent an excellent weekend at Fortitude Cottage, the quality and cleanliness of the room couldn't be faulted. Helpful and friendly hosts, top breakfast. The Penthouse suite superb, certainly recommend this B & B.

Mrs. Lesley Humber - 2nd Apr, 2012
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Excellent!
We stayed at Fortitude Cottage on our wedding night. The room was fantastic with great views over camber docks and the breakfast was perfect. We would highly recommend staying here and we thank Mike & Maggie for making our wedding day even more perfect. You were both very welcoming and great hosts!

Miss. Georgina Myatt - 31st Mar, 2012
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Amaziingg!
Our stay was absoutely amazing, the customer service was one of a kind, the views from our penhouse suite were breathtaking especially the sunset, breakfast was extremely nice and we definetly will be back!!! =]

Miss. Kimberley Young - 29th Mar, 2012
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Response from Accommodation
Thankyou so much for your comments, could you please write the same on www.tripadvisor.co.uk for Fortitude Cottage

Room With Harbour View
Truely Wonderful - warm welcome by lovely owners, large spacious room more like an apartment, up together, immaculately clean, every special touch considered with great view. Lovely breakfast in gorgeous room overlooking the harbour. Wonderful location with nice pub overlooking harbour a few yards walk, and finally easy parking. Would totally recommend and hope to stay ourselves again when we visit next time. Thank you :-)

Miss. Sharon Beets - 28th Mar, 2012
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Response from Accommodation
Thankyou so much for the review, could I be cheeky and ask you to place a review on www.tripadvisor.co.uk for us,
Thankyou.

Fortitude Cottage
Great Place. Mike and Maggie very good hosts, nothing was any truble, even our lack of toothpaste and also us bring George our Portsmouth Uni Student to breakfast! We had the penthouse, very comfortbale. Views, would have been great, except for the huge sea mist! But actually one night it allowed me to take some nice photo's of The Spinnaker Tower.

All in All, excellent, we shall be back ( if you'll have us)

Mr. Richard Phillips - 23rd Mar, 2012
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Excellent View And Stay
I stayed in Fortitude Cottage for just one day and it was really a good experience to be there. My comfortable stay started with Maggie's friendly and warm welcome even though it was rather a bit early check-in. The room was very clean, stylish, excellent harbour view, very close to a nice pub and so quiet inside I could have a good and comfortable sleep! The full English breakfast was also excellent and they served me just what I wanted. The taste was really good. The dining room was also clean and beautiful, just like a place where I would love to come back and stay again. One thing I felt sorry about is I stayed there one day only and had to leave there in the early morning! Next time I get the chance to visit Portsmouth I would definitely come back and stay in this place again. This is the place I would like to recommend my friends and family to stay in and enjoy their 'warm-welcome' experience.

Ms. Saoko Funada - 13th Mar, 2012
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Love The Apartment!
Beautiful perfectly situated luxury appartment. We were able to walk to where ever we wanted... lots of restaurants and pubs near by. Nice neighborhood friendly people everywhere. Only one "bad weather day" and was able to catch up on British TV and laundry...would definatly stay here again. Thanks Mike and Maggie

Mr. Douglas Perkins - 11th Mar, 2012
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Great Time
Lovely stay great breakfast and friendly hosts will most certainly return!

Miss. Polly Wells - 6th Mar, 2012
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Time To Relax
We stayed for 2 nights in the Penthouse Room and the views from the roof were stunning. Overall everything was First Class, nothing too much bother and a Superb Room. I would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Portsmouth.

Mr. Ashley Emerson - 3rd Mar, 2012
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Ray
Excellent service, cordial, reliable, elegant design

Mr. Raymond Steils - 29th Feb, 2012
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Superb Friendly B&b
My wife and I spent 2 nights here in Feb 2012 and we cannot recommend highly enough. Out of all the places we have stayed over the years this rates as one of the very best. The room was both spacious and spotless and excellent value for money. Maggie and Mike are perfect hosts and made us very welcome. Nothing is too much trouble. I would definately recommend the delicious cooked breakfast!

Mr. Steve Legge - 26th Feb, 2012
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Our Stay With You
Our stay with you was lovely. Laraine andI thank you for all you did to make our stay comfortable. Wonderful views of Portsmouth which have been captured on camera. We will be seeing you again soon. Kind regards John & Laraine

Mr. Albert Cox - 21st Feb, 2012
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Our Stay With You
Our stay with you was lovely. Laraine andI thank you for all you did to make our stay comfortable. Wonderful views of Portsmouth which have been captured on camera. We will be seeing you again soon. Kind regards John & Laraine

Mr. Albert Cox - 21st Feb, 2012
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Excellent
Lovely stay at a lovely B&B. Very friendly and beautiful penthouse accomodation. Bed was gloriously comfortable and views amazing. Would definitely recommend and will come back.

Mr. Mark Hynard - 21st Feb, 2012
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Night Stay
This is a fab hotel very clean and very friendley.Breakfast was great.10 min slow walk to all shops restrants couple of pups within half a min walk would devently use again 14/02/12

Mr. Brian Newton - 20th Feb, 2012
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Fantastic
17-19th feb 2012
Great Choice, Fantastic B&B, Modern plush rooms and facilities, Exceptionaly Clean, Great Location,10mins walk to Gunwharf Quays, Smashing Breakfast.. Thanks to Mike & Maggie you have everything just right. Will be Back.
Tony & Julie
Darlington
Co Durham

Mr. Tony Balmer - 20th Feb, 2012
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Good
Tres bon B&B, super situation.
++++++

Mr. Audiau Christophe - 18th Feb, 2012
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Fortitude Cottage
Very welcoming.Very comfortable and extremely convenient for eating out in the evening and ideally located for the ferry next morning. We will be staying again.

Mr. Keith Barker - 17th Feb, 2012
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Excellent B&b
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during our visit to Portsmouth. The location was perfect with beautiful views of the water and Spinnaker Tower. We booked the penthouse room and found it to be very clean and modern. Breakfast was delicious and Maggie and Mike were wonderful hosts. Excellent B&B!

Mr. Elena Momich - 5th Feb, 2012
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Can't Get Better Than This In Portsmouth
As all the other reviews have mentioned. Professional, high levels of housekeeping, very tastefully decorated, the property is obviously loved by its owners & they do a fantastic job!

Mr. Steve Church - 31st Jan, 2012
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Naval Reunion
Friendly and homely welcome and feel to this quaint B&B. Very secure accomodation and friendly staff.

Mr. Paul White - 30th Jan, 2012
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Fortitude Apartment
A gem of an apartment, a perfect alternative to traditional bed and breakfast accomodation with more space and privacy. Couldn't fault it!

Mrs. Stephanie Stacey - 24th Jan, 2012
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Response from Accommodation
Great start.

Welcoming
We enjoyed our stay at Fortitude Cottage very much. We were comfortable and central to where we wanted to be. Breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious.

Mrs. Anne Bartlett - 21st Jan, 2012
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Excellent
Greeted in a lovely way when we arrived, a very pleasant stay, room excellent, nice and peaceful and a lovely breakfast, i will be staying at Fortitude Cottage again, many thanks.

Mr. Stephen Richardson - 17th Jan, 2012
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Penthouse
Stayed in November 2011 in the Penthouse double room.Everything was as described, but was better than we expected.The view from the roof top was out of this world.The host Maggie and Mike couldn,t do enough for you.Will recommend to family and friends.

King - 26th Nov, 2011
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