A hotel and petrol station on the busy Eastern Road, close to the A27. The service area also provides the car park for Farlington playing fields.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
Parking within the Holiday Inn Express car park is free for the first 15 minutes. After which, hotel guests must provide their vehicle registration number to reception in order to receive free parking during their stay or parking is charged at £5 per each 24 hour period. These fees are strictly enforced by YourParkingSpace.
Additional longer term parking is available for vehicles under 2m in height in the adjacent Farlington Playing Fields car park where parking is charged at 50p per hour between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday only. Outside of these times, parking is free.
Fees for parking within Farlington Playing Fields car park can be paid using the pay machines located in the car park or via the RingGo mobile app using location code 1539. These fees are strictly enforced by Portsmouth City Council.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
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Trivia and History
Plans for a hotel here were first put forward in 1979, to be built on the sports ground next to the new A27. A joint plan between Shell and Ladbroke was later made in 1985, who owned the Hilton National brand, and this was eventually built. The filling station was the first to open on the site, with the hotel opening shortly afterwards. The design included space for a 40-bed extension at the back which was never utilised.
Hilton National became Hilton in 2000. In 2015 it became a Holiday Inn, promoted under the name 'Portsmouth Park Hotel'. A few months later a £5 million refurbishment project began, and it became a Holiday Inn Express. The hotel was given a new entrance with the old driveway removed. The tennis courts later closed.
Holiday Inn received planning permission in 2016 to build a KFC Drive Thru and a Costa Drive Thru in the overflow car park. Shell later received planning permission to demolish and rebuild their forecourt in 2021.
|Rownhams (M27, 22 miles)||Services on the A27||Emsworth (5 miles)|
Petersfield (A3 north, 14 miles)