75-80 Queen Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3HS
The Royal Maritime Club, which is one of the oldest hotels in Portsmouth – established in Queen Street in 1850. As a sailors’ home, it was set up to look after sailors and marines who were “between ships
The Royal Maritime Club gained ‘Royal patronage’ in 1855, after Prince Albert visited the hotel. Queen Victoria then became Patron. There have been royal visits throughout the 20th century, including Queen Elizabeth II in 1986. Prince Charles became Patron in 2007.
The club gained charitable status in 1883. Membership is open to all serving and retired members of the Armed Forces and their families as well as those of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Merchant Navy, for whom it was founded.
Between January and March 1941 the building was completely destroyed by enemy action. In 1952 the Club re-opened, having been rebuilt by the Royal Navy through Appeals to the Fleet and voluntary labour. Additional floors and the Families Annexe (now renamed the West Wing) followed in 1962. In 1988, with funds donated from the China Fleet Club in Hong Kong, the lower ground floor Leisure Centre was created.
Several years down the line, the Club has re-focussed both its charitable work and its civilian role. For some years it has been “home” to partner naval and military charities, providing respite holidays and event facilities to our mutual beneficiaries.
Today the Club is proud to have been granted a Three Star Hotel accreditation from “Visit England and has also built up an enviable reputation with tourists and business people alike. It has 100 bedrooms, restaurant, function rooms and an indoor swimming pool, and is situated in the heart of the heritage area so perfectly located for visits to the historic dockyard.
HMS COSSACK 2019 REUNION
ROYAL MARITIME CLUB (RMC)
Friday 17th April to Sunday 19th April 2020
Reunion Price Includes:-
Accommodation cost includes a carvery on the Friday Evening plus the Gala Dinner
All rooms en suite with hospitality tray and colour TVs,
Facilities include a Swimming pool, sauna & reading areas for guests to use.
Live Entertainment on Gala night
Gala Night Dinner Saturday night including wine and port
Sole use of function suites for AGM, Association Display and Gala dinner
Members rates on bar prices on all drinks
£137.00 per room per night DBB Sup Double (Friday) £157.00 per room per night (Saturday)
£127.00 per room per night DBB STd Double (Friday) £147.00 per room per night (Saturday)
£76.00 per room per night DBB Single (Friday) £86.00 per room per night (Saturday)
Gala Dinner Only £32 per person
For those members who would like to stay longer, then please confirm your requirements when booking including whether you want DBB or just BB, there are plenty of eating options within a short walk of the RMC if you arrive Thursday or stay till Monday.
All members should book directly with the RMC, quoting HMS Cossack Association Reunion and the dates. No deposit is required when booking, however they may require your credit card details to confirm booking, payment is then taken on arrival. In the unfortunate event you’re unable to attend after booking, please let RMC know asap so they can cancel the booking without applying any cancellation charges*.
Once you’ve made your booking please could you send me an email or telephone me to confirm you have booked on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02393 780754 and who you would like to sit with at the Gala Dinner also if you have an food allergies or dietary needs.
There is limited free parking for guest at the Hotel but there is a pay car park opposite the hotel. Charges at the car park are set that RMC guests get 50% off. All you need to do is take the ticket at the car park and get it stamped at reception, then present it back at the car park office. The car park office is open 09.00-17.00 hours. There is also on road parking which needs a on road parking permit that can be purchased at reception, for a cost of £4.50 for 24 hours.