Fodor's Expert Review Chichester Harbour Hotel

North St., Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1NH, England

This handsome 18th-century house, known for its flying (partially freestanding) staircase and colonnade, was once the residence of Admiral George Murray, one of Admiral Nelson's right-hand men. It's been beautifully converted into an elegant boutique hotel, in which the public areas have been restored to their full, Regency-era glory, while the guest rooms have a cooler, more contemporary design. Some rooms have lovely views over the city's old rooftops. The restaurant is flooded with light from the rows of big windows. There's a new basement-level spa to help sooth away those travel-weary aches and pains.

PROS

  • beautifully restored, historic building
  • stylish design
  • good location

CONS

  • street-facing rooms can be noisy
  • prices are a little high
  • gets booked up during Glorious Goodwood horse-race season

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01243-778000

HOTEL DETAILS

36 rooms

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