Accommodation and travel information for patients

12th June 2024

Accommodation and travel information for patients visiting the clinic.

If traveling some distance, we recommend that you stay locally for the night following your procedure. Some patients also stay the night before surgery in order to attend a pre-op consultation with Dr Ball. Below is a list of recommended accommodation nearby.

Hotels

The Ropemaker (Emsworth) is a 10 to 15-minute drive from the clinic (6.7 miles). It is a recently refurbished hotel in the nearby historic coastal town of Emsworth. This is probably the most comfortable of the hotels nearby. There is a restaurant and free parking. Prices from £159 per night (including breakfast).

The Marriott (Portsmouth, North Harbour) ​is a 15-minute walk or a 5 to 7-minute taxi ride from the clinic (we recommend taking a taxi back to the hotel after surgery). This is one of the more comfortable hotels nearby. The hotel offers a gym and restaurant. They charge £5 per day for parking. Prices from £131 per night (including breakfast).

Premier Inn Portsmouth (Port Solent & North Harbour). There are two adjacent Premier Inn hotels 5-minutes drive from the clinic (1.4 miles) or a 20-minute walk. The Port Solent hotel is the newer of the two. There is a restaurant and free parking. Prices from £75 per night (not including breakfast).

The Holiday Inn Express​ (Portsmouth-North) is a 10-minute drive from the clinic (2.7 miles). Rooms are modern and a good size and there is plenty of free parking. Prices from £120 per night (including breakfast).

Langstone Quays​ (Hayling Island) is a 12 to 16-minute drive from the clinic (7 miles). The hotel has a swimming pool, restaurant and free parking. Prices from £122 per night (including breakfast).

Bed and Breakfast/Guest Houses

36 On The Quay​ (Restaurant with Rooms) is a 15-minute taxi ride (8 miles) away. It overlooks Chichester Harbour, in the historic coastal town of Emsworth, and is an option if you would prefer somewhere more discreet. Please note that they are only open Tuesdays to Saturdays. The ceilings are very low in some of the rooms so extra care is needed. Prices from £105 per night (single with breakfast) or £168 (double with breakfast).

The Mercer Collection​ of boutique hotels are a 20-minute drive from the clinic (7 miles). They are located in Southsea, Portsmouth. They offer stylish rooms and a good breakfast. Florence Gardens, Florence Suite and Somerset House provide access to rooms away from the main reception. A 10% discount is offered to The Maitland Clinic patients if they book directly by phone (call 02392 009009). Traffic between Southsea and The Maitland Clinic can become congested during rush hour.

Longer term stays

For patients who wish to stay longer and would like to have cooking facilities, we recommend private holiday accommodation through ​airbnb​.

Transport

Taxis

Aquacars​ is our local taxi firm that can be reached on 02392 654321. Alternatively, they have an app that can be downloaded on App Store or Google Play. Alternatively, we are also served by Uber.

Trains

Cosham Train Station is a 10 to 15-minute walk or a 6-minute taxi ride from the clinic. Trains between Cosham and London Waterloo take 1hr 34min – 2hr.

Havant Train Station is a a 10 to 16-minute taxi from the clinic. Trains between Havant and London Waterloo take 1hr 17min – 1hr 30min.

We do not recommend traveling home by train on your own on the night of the procedure.

Private Car

If you would like to return home straight after your procedure we would suggest being driven by car. For a private driver quote, we recommend Trevor Port who can be contacted by email on ​trevor_port@yahoo.co.uk.​