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Premier Inn Southampton Airport: Southampton Airport Hotel

This is my chosen place to stay regularly for trips to visit family in Winchester. Premier Inns are a kind of budget/middle of the road chain hotel which used to be called Travel Inn and they merged with Premier Lodge. This hotel is convenient for the motorways or using the train for Southampton, Winchester, London, the south coast. The bedrooms have comfortable beds and bedding. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath. The rooms have independent heating controls, TV, hairdryer, kettle with complimentary coffee and tea bags with other varieties available from the bar or reception. Sadly, although I have stayed here umpteen times, I have not taken a photo of the room itself! The wifi is only available free for 30 minutes each day with a charge of £3 per day otherwise. Should you have your own car the parking costs £3 for 24 hours with a machine in the car park or pay at reception and they give you a receipt to leave on the dashboard. There are two choices for breakfast, either continental or cooked, and you can pay the evening before or in the morning at the time. This hotel has a restaurant. The bar is open all day and evening. Sometimes I haven't had time to warrant paying for the breakfast and the staff are kind and let me have a coffee down at the bar!

The staff are always friendly and helpful.

The room cost varies and it is best to book any Premier Inn when you see the price you are willing to pay in case it rises the next time you look. Occasionally, there are special offers and the price could be less than what you have already pre-paid (if you choose the pre-paid rate).

It is used by people before and after flights and before and after cruises from Southampton. There is a steady supply of taxis coming and going.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Cruise, Business Travel
  • Written January 5, 2015
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Travelodge, Southampton: Cheap accommodation.

Website warns you of the location of this hotel and the traffic noise, but to be honest, this did not bother us at all.
Comfy bed and a decent bathroom.

Check website for prices because you can get some good deals for this hotel.

No facilities as such.
No restaurant, therefore no breakfast or evening meals are available.
(You can order a take away breakfast of sorts, but nothing to shout about)

See my restaurant tips regarding breakfast and evening meals.

Wifi was £10 per day.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Road Trip
  • Written September 16, 2012
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  • sarah_hards profile photo sarah_hards
  • Reviews: 1

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The Mayfair Guest House: Unreliable owner lets guests down

I recently made a booking at the Mayfair Guest House. Today (4 days before my arrival) I received this email: "I regretfully have to cancel your room with us. As I said previously, I have other guests who wish to extend their stays beyond the end of March and so have little option but to cancel your one night stay." I feel this is a completely unacceptable way to treat someone who has made a reservation and received written confirmation of their booking. My work colleague who had also booked a room received the same email. Therefore I would not recommend making a booking unless you are happy to have it cancelled at very short notice, in order to make your room available to another guest who is "preferred" by the owner.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written March 25, 2012

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  • slothtraveller profile photo slothtraveller
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Etap Southampton: Budget hotel

The Etap Hotel in Southampton is located near the city centre and railway station. This makes it an ideal option for those on a budget who want to explore the area. The rooms are extremely basic and standard as you would expect from an economy hotel chain. Therefore they are really catered for people who want to use their hotel room to sleep and maybe watch some TV before heading out again. On the plus side, the staff are very friendly and laid-back and the hotel was cleaned to a good standard with fresh towels and soap daily. The hotel shares a complex with two other budget hotels and overlooks a fairly busy road so some traffic noise is audible, however I found that it was not excessive. I would recommend the hotel to friends and I would probably return if I found myself in the area again.

Nothing outstanding but no disappointments either.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Museum Visits, Trains
  • Written April 5, 2011
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  • sparkieplug24 profile photo sparkieplug24
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Etap Hotel: more of a youth hostel look than hotel

Stayed here over night as departing next day on a cruise. They call themselves a hotel but it has more of a youth hostel look about it. However that said and done for the price we paid £37 for a room for up to three people its a good place to stay. Its clean, has a shower in the room (litraly) and a toilet and sink. The staff were friendly and breakfast is available for around £4 although cant comment as we didnt stay for breakfast. There is also a small fridge where you could purchase snacks from. There is no tea or coffee making facilities in the room we only had two towels despite three people staying in the room. The bunk wasnt made up for us despite me clearly stating on the booking that we had two adults and a child in the room. Not what you want when you arrive after 9pm after a journey of nearly 12 hours. The sheets where there for the bed someone just hadnt bothered to do their job properly and as we where tired and didnt want to have to go to the effort of waiting for someone to come in and make it we did it ourselves. This however is only a minor gripe overall the stay was great.

I would actually recommend this for people who were only staying one or two nights as the staff where friendly, the rooms where very clean and its right in the centre of southampton. However ask for a room that doesnt look on to McDonalds especially if staying at weekends as its 24 hours and apparenlty can be noisy

Central location near the city terminal, right next door to one of my all time favourite places to eat TGI Fridays. Near the shops, only a few minutes walk from the train stration and bus station. Asda is also only a few minutes away

This hotel would be great for a group of friends to stay in if going for a night out as may be cheaper than a taxi home however the room has a double bed and a bunk over the double bed.

You can also bring one pet per room.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Travel with Pets, Budget Travel, Cruise
  • Written June 6, 2010

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  • mjserres profile photo mjserres
  • Reviews: 1

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Landguard House: Very beatiful, very clean, excelent service!

The place is really beatiful, we stayed there 5 days, we had a huge room!! Everything was very clean, very ordered, everything worked... the bed was very comfortable, the place smells good everytime.
The breakfast was great! We had so many options! Many things were cooked for us exactly how we liked! The orange juice was allways fresh!!
And the owners... were great! very helpful with everything we needed, so kind with us!

Great bedrooms, everything is very clean and ordered, the place smells great and the breakfast is awasome

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Budget Travel
  • Written May 22, 2010
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Argyle Lodge - Guest house: Nice B&B near student quarter

Great budget deal (£25-30) just north of Train station in a road with plenty of B&B's and student flats..
Good atmosphere and friendly hosts.
Was a little cramped in the single though, and noise hear through the window late at night..

Budget Bargain, good location.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Seniors, Women's Travel, Singles
  • Written May 14, 2010

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Premier Inn Southampton: Unusual for a premier inn

Around 5 mins walk from the city centre and the array of clubs/bars, shops..
This Premier Inn, is a little smaller than the usual, with 5 floors.
I must admit it was a clean and enjoyable stay, with the staff very friendly and accommodating.
But was very busy and noise hear from the other rooms,,
Other than that, the usual premier inn standard.

Near uni, walk past parks to get to town..

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Singles, Women's Travel, Seniors
  • Written May 14, 2010

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  • Reviews: 248

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IBIS Southampton: Cracking location, some good deals

The usual affair, but this IBIS is on a separate estate from the city centre, and around 5-10 mins walk.
Local tesco's, TGI fridays and cinemas mean it is a good location for a base.
When I stayed got a good deal with the broadband and tv package, unlimited use.
Some nice views and generally clean and tidy..

Nice location, views and occasional deals.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Seniors, Disabilities, Singles
  • Written May 14, 2010

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De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel: on the waterfront

The De Vere Grand Harbour is the most modern 5 star hotel in Southampton. It opened in 1994, has 173 comfortable rooms and a great location down near the harbour, close to most of the city's tourist attractions.

If you shop around online, a double room costs from as little as £64.50 per night, which for a British 5 star hotel is great value. The average price of a room, however, is £190. Rooms have TV, ports for laptops, minibar, tea and coffee maker, hair dryer, safe and trouser press. There are also luxurious suites with huge four poster beds and jacuzzis.

Facilities include four restaurants, two bars, an indoor swimming pool, sauna and a gym.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Luxury Travel, Historical Travel
  • Written April 16, 2007
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Abbey Lodge: Close to city and theatre

This b&b is family-run, and very friendly. The room we stayed in was a good size, with a double _and_ a single bed, tv, washbasin and cupboards. The breakfast was very good, and plenty of it too. It was a bit of a shame that they were having some building work done, as it was right outside our window and did block the light, but the workmen were very quiet.

It's situated very close to the city centre, only a few minutes walk to the shopping centres, and is also conveniently placed for the Mayflower theatre should you be wanting to take in a show!

£40 a night for a double room.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written June 13, 2006

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Various B and B: Southampton or Sotton


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Text from a local lad....
I've had a few mates in the situation of needing somewhere to stay ASAP but thankfully my housemates & I have always had a spare bed or sofa for them. I've noticed a lot of B&Bs around the Polygon and the bottom of Hill Lane (train station end). I've never had to stay at any of these so I can't comment on the standard of accomodation. One place to try is the Bosuns Locker behind Castle Way. The landlady, Mary, is a sweetheart and has a few spare rooms, so it's always worth a try. Aug 05

Down to earth B and B`s

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Trains, Beer Tasting
  • Written November 29, 2005

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The Star Hotel: Central Hotel

The Star Hotel is located on the High Street in Southampton which means it is ideally located whatever you want to do in Southampton - it is 2 minutes from the new shopping centre and 5 minutes to the docks (and we walk slow!).

The hotel is old and full of character.

We had a room at the front of the hotel whcih was great as you could pull the sofa up open the big sash windows and watch the world go by - however, if its a quiet weekend you are after - ask for a room at the back as Southampton comes alive in teh evenings and the clubbers seemed to gather on the opposite side of the road up until about 3am to get their kebabs and taxis.

The decor of the hotel seemed to vary from room to room - ours was nice and pleasant except the bathroom was in need of updating - it was clean and working but the advovado suite and beige walls did nothing to help me wake up in my early morning shower!

Staff are friendly and breakfast was good, but take your own newspaper as there are none supplied or available if you like a read over coffee.

Price was £65 per night for a twin room incl breakfast - usually £85 but there was a weekend deal on - ask if they have any deals on as it had run out when we went, but they still did it for us.

Nice hotel - would recommend.

Ideal location - 2 mins to shopping centre, 5 minutes to docks, 20 mins to football ground, 20 mins to train station.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 8, 2005

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Hilton Southampton: In the Sticks.

Spent a night in this very comfortable hotel in May 2004.

It is situated in the outskirts of Southampton about 2 miles from the airport.

Ordered room service and service was speedy and food really quite tasty, also managed to use the gym and the pool which although small is nice'n'warm.

Hotel is situated near the motorway but u would think u were in the middle of the countryside when your in the grounds, surrounded by trees.

Good Food, nice reception/bar area, health club with pool handy.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Business Travel
  • Written May 26, 2004
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An inside single stateroom on the QE2: The inside scoop

This was a small, windowless stateroom and you haven't lived until you have tried to take a shower in high seas! No complaints though.

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  • Written March 26, 2004
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