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The Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel is a Grade 2 listed Georgian building, situated next to Portsmouth's historic dockyard. The Ship Leopard has been at the centre of The Hard for over 200 years. We took an important building and totally refurbished it, transforming it into one of Portsmouth's top boutique hotels.

Our boutique rooms and suites are modern and luxurious, with high-quality, en-suite bath or shower rooms, complementary toiletries, luxury bedding and towels, free internet access, alarm clock, tea and coffee making facilities, with iron/board or cots available on request. Some of our suites and rooms offer stunning views of Portsmouth Harbour, including The Spinnaker Tower, HMS Warrior and Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard. The hotel also has a lift, a fully licensed bar and disabled access.

We want you to enjoy your stay with us and will try to accommodate any special requests i.e. champagne, flowers etc, please call to pre-arrange 02392 876020.

Excellent transport links within 2 minutes walk:The Hard Interchange with Portsmouth Harbour train station and main bus terminal and taxi rank. Also close by;car and foot passenger ferries to the Isle of Wight and Spain, plus the Fast Cat to France, Southampton Airport is 40mins drive away. Book a room now for stylish hotel accommodation in Portsmouth that is ideally situated within easy reach of Southampton, Chichester, Bournemouth, Brighton and London.

Superb Location directly situated on the hard with limited free onsite parking available. Whilst there should be enough spaces for all our guests we are unable to guarantee this and are unable to reserve spaces.

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Ship Leopard Hotel ? Terms &Conditions

 The following Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings made at this Hotel. We kindly ask that you take a moment to read them prior to making a Booking.

In these Terms and Conditions the following definitions apply:

1. Definitions

?Company? or ?we? means Ship Leopard Hotel Limited (company no:08703363) whose registered office is at 15-16 The Hard, Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 3DT.

?Booking? means the booking for accommodation, functions and/or any other services or items made with us.

?Contract? means the Booking and these Terms, and any other terms and conditions stated to apply to the Booking.

?Terms? means these terms and conditions.

?VAT? means value added tax.


2. Bookings ;

No room reservation will be accepted or any rooms held in advance of arrival without the relevant customer contact details being available to The Ship Leopard Hotel at the time of booking. Acceptable contact details being a current landline telephone number, mobile telephone number or e mail address of the person or persons making the reservation or reservations.

At the time of booking, prior to your arrival or at check-in, we will take your credit / debit card details and we may ask you to pre-authorise the use of this card for any sums that become owing to us. A pre-authorisation is a temporary hold of a specific amount, normally the cost of the rooms during your stay at the hotel, of the available balance of a credit / debit card. The pre-authorisation is not a charge and no funds have been debited from your account. We shall also have the right to require full payment in advance or a deposit at the time of booking in certain circumstances or if the Booking includes the supply of certain items or services. No Booking shall be treated as confirmed until the details and / or payment / deposit described in this paragraph have been provided.

We shall also at the time of check-in ask you to pre-authorise your credit / debit to cover incidental expenses or charges during your stay at the hotel.

If the hotel account is being paid by a third party credit or charge card, we will require the third party to sign an authority, which will permit us to charge your account to the credit or charge card, prior to you checking-in at the hotel.

3. Charges

The prices displayed on the websites are an average per night per room until a rate is selected, prices are subject to change. Any meals, service or VAT (at the prevailing rate) are included only if specified. A minimum length of stay, deposit, cancellation charge and other conditions may apply to certain rates, as specified.  

The VAT breakdown shown is indicative based on the current rate of VAT, and the expected VAT treatment of the goods or services. VAT will be payable at the prevailing rate applicable at the tax point of the invoice or Booking confirmation issued, and may change depending on the actual rate and the VAT treatment of the goods and services purchased at that date.

Price lists for room rates, additional items, such as room service, are on display at relevant locations within the Hotel and are available on request from reception.

4. Check-in/ Check-out Time

In the interests of security and to prevent fraud, at the time of check-in, guests may be required to confirm their identity by providing their booking reference and their passport / identity card / driving licence. If guests are travelling from outside the UK, Ireland or any country in the Commonwealth we are also obliged by law to require guests to provide the number and place of issue of your passport/identity card and details of their next destination. These records will be kept for at least 12 months and may be disclosed or made available for inspection by any police officer or as otherwise required by applicable law in connection with the prevention or investigation of crime. The information above may be requested for each member of your party and we reserve the right to refuse entry to persons who cannot provide the information set out above or any person under the age of 21.

Unless otherwise stated on the booking confirmation, Guests may check-in at any time from 2.00 p.m. on the scheduled day of arrival. All rooms that have been secured by credit/debit card or prepaid at the time of booking will he held until the scheduled day of arrival unless otherwise agreed directly with the Hotel. 

On the day of departure we kindly ask all guests to vacate their rooms by 11:00 a.m. (unless a later departure is stated as part of your Booking). Late check-out after this time can be requested subject to availability and will be charged at an hourly rate at the discretion of the Hotel.

Rooms are subject to maximum occupancy rules set by the Hotel. If you would like further details please contact the Company.

5. Payment

We accept the following methods of payment:credit cards:American Express, MasterCard,Visa;debit cards ? Visa / Delta and Visa / Electron.

If we required you to pre-authorise your credit / debit card at the time of booking or the booking related to a discounted advance purchase rate the card you booked with must be presented on arrival, along with the appropriate proof of identity.

At the time of check-in we will authorise the accommodation charges (room rate, VAT and any service charge) and anticipated incidentals for the duration of your stay against your credit / debit card. We may also choose to accept a deposit in place of payment card authorisation by another valid form of payment, including cash or cheque.


During your stay the Hotel?s system will calculate the incidentals charged to your room on a daily basis. If the cost of those incidentals exceed the authorisation taken on check-in, further authorisation will automatically be requested and if such authorisation is not available, we may request another method of settlement or a deposit to be provided, failing which we reserve the right to restrict access to your room.

All outstanding charges must be paid for in full on check-out from the Hotel. If the outstanding charges do not exceed the authorisation taken on check-in, the authorisation for the amount not utilised will be released, however, we cannot control how long it takes for your bank to effect such release. If staying for multiple nights at the Hotel we may require you to make payment for any outstanding charges on a more frequent basis during your stay.

6. Cancellation Policy and No Shows

The cancellation policy of the Hotel is that in the normal course of business bookings are cancellable without charge up until midnight the night before you are due to arrive. Cancellation and non-arrival charges apply after the relevant time and will be charged to the credit / debit card supplied at the time of booking. We reserve the right to charge for one night?s accommodation per room booked if the above cancellation requirements are not met.

If the booking is for the provision of multiple rooms, block booking of rooms for an extended period and/or additional services are to be provided by the Hotel to meet specific needs of our guests then the cancellation policy will be discussed and agreed with our representative of the Hotel at the time of the initial booking.

7. Changes or Cancellation by the Company

Very occasionally we may need to cancel your Booking. In such circumstances you will be given a full refund but we shall have no further liability to you arising out of such cancellation. We will, however, use reasonable endeavours to try and re-locate any confirmed Booking cancelled by us to an alternative location similar in standard to the Hotel.

8. Damage / Loss of Keys

We reserve the right and you hereby authorise us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred to your room or the Hotel during your stay (including without limitation specialist cleaning). We shall seek to recover the full cost of repairing the damage, including consequential damage, from the guest or the cost of any insurance excess (£300.00) if an insurance claim is warranted.

We reserve the right and you hereby authorise us to charge your credit or debit card for the loss for any items that are missing from your room when you leave.

We also reserve the right and you hereby authorise us to charge your credit or debit card for the loss of any guest room keys and or lift swipe cards. Any loss will incur a cost of £25.00 per lost item to cover the cost of replacing either the room key and or the lift swipe card.

9. Accessibility

Dependent on your individual needs a selection of specifically designed rooms are provided at our hotel.

Please contact our team on 02392 876020 to discuss specific individual requirements and the availability of appropriate accommodation, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

10. Lost Property

Guests must report any loss of or damage to their property immediately on discovery to the Hotel?s Reception or other appropriate staff members, and shall make themselves available to assist with any reports made by the hotel to the police. 

11. Parking

The Hotel has limited onsite parking available. Whilst there should be enough spaces for all our guests, we are unable to guarantee availability and are unable to reserve spaces for guests. In addition there are 2 car parks close by providing pay parking, please contact the hotel for further information.Cars and their contents are left at the owners own risk,we do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage.


12. Guest Behaviour

Guests are requested to conduct themselves appropriately at all times and to comply with Company procedures and/or requests with regard to conduct and respect for the property of the Hotel, its employees and guests and their health and safety. Guests are requested not to disrupt the comfort and enjoyment of other guests, the smooth running of the Hotel, or cause offence to other guests or our members of staff. 

The Hotel reserves the right to refuse a guest entry and accommodation if, on arrival, management reasonably considers that the guest is under the influence of drink or drugs, is unsuitably dressed or is behaving in a threatening, abusive or otherwise unacceptable manner. In addition, we reserve the right to refuse accommodation or services or remove you and members of your party from the Hotel if, in our reasonable opinion, we consider this provision to have been breached. Where this is the case we shall have no obligation to refund you for lost accommodation, other services or any other loss or expense incurred.

Guests shall not enter areas of the hotel which are indicated as being closed to the public. The Hotel shall not be responsible for death, personal injury or loss or damage to property suffered by a guest in such areas. The Hotel shall not be liable to a guest for any loss or damage to property caused by the misconduct or negligence of a guest or an act of god, or where the guest remains in exclusive charge of the property concerned.


13. No Smoking

Guests are advised that smoking is strictly prohibited within the Hotel, including the bedrooms and the communal areas. If you smoke in a bedroom the Hotel reserves the right to charge a £250.00 minimum charge (in respect of cleaning and deodorising the bedroom) from the credit or debit card supplied by the Guest as security when the booking was made or at check-in. If you tamper with the fire detection system you will be fined £350.00 and will be reported to the Police.

14. Children

The hotel is an adults only hotel and as such we are unable to take anyone under the age of 21.  

15. Pets

Guide dogs are accepted with prior arrangement, but otherwise no pets are allowed at the Hotel.

16. Personal Information

All personal information stored and used by us is done so in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, which are available on request or on our website


17. Force Majeure

The Company accepts no liability and will not pay any compensation where the performance of its obligations is prevented or affected directly or indirectly by or as a result of force majeure or any circumstances beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, other acts of God, acts of terrorism, fire or failure of electric power, gas, water, or other utility service, plant machinery, computers, vehicles or any collapse of building structures. 

18. Limitation of Liability

The Company will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any property left in the Hotel other than as required under the Hotel Proprietor?s Act 1956 and the Local London Authorities Act 2004 (a copy of the notice under such Acts is displayed in the reception of the Hotel) or any other applicable law. 


The Company will not be liable for any indirect, consequential or pure economic loss or any loss of profit, goodwill or opportunity (whether caused by the negligence of the Company, its employees, contractor or agents or otherwise). The Company?s total liability shall not exceed the value of the charges received by it under the Contract.


Nothing contained in the Contract or in any other document referred to or incorporated in it shall be read or construed as excluding any liability for death or personal injury caused by the Company?s negligence or liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.


19. Governing Law and Jurisdiction 

The Contract and any non-contractual obligations arising in connection with it are governed by English law.


The English courts have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any dispute arising in connection with the Contract, including disputes relating to any non-contractual obligations.


Each party irrevocably waives any objection which it may now or later have to proceedings being brought in the English courts (on the grounds that the English courts are not a convenient forum or otherwise).


20. Web Site Information

While all reasonable efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy of information on the Websites, the Company does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions and reserve the right to amend, cancel or vary any of the arrangements featured on the Websites without notice. Please note that in certain circumstances, generic photographic images have been used to represent the general style of a particular product or hotel. 

Selection of Our Rooms

Deluxe King En-suite Room (Harbour view) (inc. Breakfast)

Deluxe King En-suite Room (Harbour view) (inc. Breakfast)
Iron and ironing board supplied on request.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Blackout Curtains
  • Toiletries
  • En-Suite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Superior King En-suite Room (Harbour view) (inc.Breakfast)

Superior King En-suite Room (Harbour view) (inc.Breakfast)
Iron and ironing board supplied on request.
  • Wi-Fi
  • En-Suite Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television

Standard King En-suite Room (Harbour view) (inc.Breakfast)

Standard King En-suite Room (Harbour view) (inc.Breakfast)
Iron and ironing board supplied on request.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable Television Channels
  • Toiletries
  • En-Suite Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access


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Arrival / Departure

Check in:2:00pm - 12:00am
Check out:10:30am.