We stayed at this hotel during our trip to the boat show in Southampton. We choose this particular hotel for its proximity to the boat show and for its cheapest fair during the Boat show (all other hotels were a bit higher for what we need it). All we needed was a nice clean bed and room to sleep in (which we got) as we were going to be out and about the entire day. This was our second stay at this hotel (previous stay was for the same reasons – the boat show).
The room was basic, clean but the heating did not work, so given the low temperature outside and 2 days with pouring down with rain we were a bit cold. The hotel offers a basic continental breakfast which we decided not to used, so we cannot comment on that. There were also some yogurt and cereal bars for sale and coffees.
The thing that annoyed us the most is that as we checked in, the receptionist asked us if we want to pay for the car park now or at the end of the stay (which we agreed on). Only to find out that in order to take your car out the car park, you had to have your car park ticket validated (pay first). this was inconvenient for us as we were already at the barriers to get out the car park which meant that we needed to reverse and see the receptionist. I would have liked them to make this matter clear whilst at the check in process, to explain in further details that although you can pay at the end of your stay, in order to get the car out of the car park during your stay, you need to pay there and then not wait till the end of your stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Etap Southampton