The Mercer Collection properties are situated in Southsea, a delightful area of Portsmouth. Portsmouth hosts the Historic Dockyard, Mary Rose Museum, DDAY Museum and Gunwharf Quays- a large designer outlet, museums, & children’s attractions, such as the Sea Life Centre & attractive gardens and walks. Just 10 minutes away on the Hovercraft is the Isle of Wight - perfect for a day trip. Looking to stop somewhere before your ferry to France or Spain? We are just 15 minutes from the ferry port. 

The first Boutique hotel in the group was Florence House Hotel, renovated and opened in 2005 with seven bedrooms. The first of its kind in the area, the hotel aimed to cater for guests looking for individual service, stylish design and comfortable rooms. In 2006 Somerset House Hotel opened, now with another 8 bedrooms, including a large Bridal Suite, perfect for special occasions.

In 2012, two properties directly next door to Florence House became available and The Mercer Collection seized the opportunity to expand next door to the original hotel. The Florence Suite opened late 2013 & Florence Gardens in 2014. 

In 2021 The Garden Southsea opened offering guests and locals a beautiful outdoor dining venue to enjoy throughout the summer. (Reopening Spring 2022)

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The hotels are rated within the top 20 hotels in Hampshire by TripAdvisor.