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The Jolly Sailor

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Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Jolly Sailor

The Jolly Sailor

3 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
54 Clarence Parade, Southsea, England, PO5 2EU

Explore the area

  • AirportSouthampton (SOU)31 min drive
  • Popular LocationWest Wittering Beach34 min drive
  • Popular LocationWoodside Beach77 min drive
  • Popular LocationOsborne House79 min drive

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About this area


Located in Southsea, The Jolly Sailor is near the beach. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Spitbank Fort are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Southsea Hoverport and Portsmouth International Port. Blue Reef Aquarium and Clarence Pier are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • The D-Day Story - 7 min walk
  • Southsea Castle - 8 min walk
  • West Wittering Beach - 34 min drive
  • Woodside Beach - 77 min drive
  • Osborne House - 79 min drive

Getting around

  • Portsmouth Fratton Station - 3 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 31 min drive


  • Sopranos - 4 min walk
  • Montparnasse - 4 min walk
  • Sant Yago - 5 min walk
  • The Lord Palmeston - 5 min walk
  • Agora Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

The Jolly Sailor

3-star guesthouse with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free guesthouse has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area. All 11 rooms provide conveniences such as 2 bathrooms and coffee makers, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels.
The Jolly Sailor offers 11 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. This Southsea guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • No lifts

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Please note on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights until midnight, guests should expect some noise from the bar located downstairs.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Parties and events are allowed on site
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 45 out of 214 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 82 out of 214 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 46 out of 214 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 28 out of 214 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 214 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Staff & service
It's a great location. Unfortunately it was closed with no staff to check me in even though I'd pre paid.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Location is excellent.. Grace was brilliant making sure everything was ok. Building needs some TLC and late night loud music past midnight was annoying.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Friendly staff, spacious room, comfy bed, done the job!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Good use of vintage furniture
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The lock on the shared bathroom and toilet was broken! Luckily there was another shared bathroom on the same floor which was ok
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021