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Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre
Ranked #22 of 24 Hotels in Southampton
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“does what it says on the tin !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2011

I have stayed here several times, and it does exactly what it says it does, it is reasonable, no frills accommodation, the rooms I have stayed in have been clean and functional, beds fairly comfortable, staff have been very friendly and helpful, the continental style breakfast is more than sufficient and reasonably priced, plenty of parking. There are plenty of places nearby to get a lunch time or evening meal and best of all it is very central to all that Southampton has to offer, within walking distance of most things. The nearby busy road can be quite noisy at night but there are other much more expensive hotel very near and they have the same problem. I have no problem recommending this hotel and i will be staying again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Etap-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 22 May 2011
Many thanks for the review. We always welcome feedback and my team and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we can be part of your future travel plans.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2011

First impressions of this hotel reminded me of undergraduate university halls, the following night did nothing to dispell this view! The rooms are incredibly basic, with not even soap provided in the rooms. I had to go down to recepetion to ask for more toilet roll upon arriving as none had been left. I was also not too impressed with the cleanliness of the toilet! The bed was incredibly uncomfortable with only 1thin pillow provided for each person. The room was hot and stuffy, and the night was disrupted by lots of noise in the corridoors and outside, and people bangin on the doors during the night.

The breakfast was ok, but nothing special.

The second night was better, however i felt it was very hard to relax in this small and dull hotel room. If budget allows, definatley go elsewhere!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Etap-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 22 May 2011
I’m so sorry that you were disappointed by your experience saying with us. I appreciate the feedback and rest assured that we take all comments very seriously.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

I stayed at this hotel as a lone female traveller. The hotel was like a youth hostel with large groups of young overseas men who were very loud and made me feel very uncomfortable. The bed was like a rock with hardly any mattress it was so uncomfortable. I was kept up most of the night by constant knocking on the door and shouting/ loud music up the corridor.
The location of the hotel was great but I would not stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Etap-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 22 May 2011
Many thanks for your feedback and I’m sorry that you were disappointed. I am personally looking into this to prevent a future occurance.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2011

Thought would try an ETAP as was so cheap but should have known better. Room was very basic & reasonably clean but bed was uncomfortable & pillows smelt really bad. Stayed on a Saturday night & had noise all night. Corridor stank of cigarette smoke & someone was having a domestic somewhere about 4am. Probably ok for young people that are used to hostels, but I have learnt my lesson!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Etap-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 22 May 2011
I’m so sorry that you were disappointed by your experience staying with us. I appreciate the feedback and rest assured that we take all comments very seriously.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

I recently enjoyed a two night stay here whilst on business at an event in Southampton.

The hotel was centrally located for the cruise terminals and also the shopping centres within Southampton - walkable distances from both.

The rooms were clean and contained the essentials needed for a good night stay, only complaint was no kettle in the room.

The staff at reception were extremely welcoming and helpful and went out of the way to assist with any issues.

Only drawback was the broken lift!!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Etap-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 22 May 2011
I’m very grateful that you could take time to leave us your thoughts and write a review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again in the very near future. Sorry the lift was out of service during your visit, our guest’s safety is paramount, therefore it was essential to put out of service until repaired and I can confirm that the lift is now in full working order.
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Property: Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre
Address: 3 West Quay Road | Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1RA, England (Formerly Etap Hotel Southampton Centre)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raphaella YVER, the Manager of the Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre would like to welcome you. Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre is a low-cost hotel situated in central Southampton, close to the shopping and nightlife of Southampton city centre and easily accessible from the M27. The hotel has 124 contemporary guest rooms and is 100% non-smoking. Each room has en-suite shower, air cooling and flat-screen TV with freeview channels. Free WI-FI throughout. 24/7 reception, 24/7 snacks/drinks and as much as you can eat buffet breakfast at £5.50. On-site car-park from £6 for 24 hours. ... more   less 
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