We needed just one night stay prior to our cruise so booked the Ibis Budget due to low nightly rate and within walking distance of cruise terminal and the National Express bus terminal, which we used for shuttle between Heathrow and Southampton. Being on a tight budget we chose this hotel and found it adequate. Our room was clean, functional, but with a very hard mattress. Did not hear any noises from the McDonalds next door even though our room was directly above the take out window.
We are active 60 and 70 years olds, thus walked easily from the bus station to hotel and the next day to the cruise ship terminal (both walks about 15 to 20 minutes). The Novatel and Ibis Southampton (different from the Ibis Budget Hotel) are both next door. Also nearby is the local casino, a Fridays Restaurant and shopping center. Within walking distance is Southampton's old town heritage center and Mayflower Park. If you are picky then don't stay here, but I can recommend it for basic inexpensive option.More
- Free Wifi