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Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre
Ranked #22 of 24 Hotels in Southampton
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“Clean and practical”
Reviewed 2 November 2009

For £37 a night, this place was a bargain. The bed was very comfortable, even if it was a bunk), the room was clean and the shower was lovely and hot. Didn't have breakfast there but it looked like good value (£2ish for cereal, fruit, toast, etc) and it's very close to the town centre. All in all, nothing special but certainly worth a visit if you're on a tight budget.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Etap-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 19 November 2009
Dear CCS202,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of our hotel.

I was pleased to read of your satisfaction with our room rate and facilities.

I hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2009

I stayed one night at the Etap. I arrived late and the staff did not tell me they had already charged the room and so processed the transaction again when I arrived. It took two weeks to get my money back. The room was clean anough but even for no-frills seemed very cell like. Consisted of steel framed bunk bed and wet room. The staff were polite and tried to be pleasant but really were not knowlegable about the hotel or its location. I was looking for a conference centre that was 300 meters away, but they did not know and had no detailed map. Breakfast was extra and was basic but fine. The hotel is right next to the docks.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Etap-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 19 November 2009
Dear acension1000 ,

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel.

I was sorry to read of the problems you experienced with being double charged.

We do take a pre-authorisation from the credit card given at the time of booking for all late arrivals.

This transaction is then normally completed. Should you pay with an alternative card, the pre-authorisation can take up to 7 days to release.

Again, please accept my appologies for any confusion that may have been caused.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2009

Stayed at the Etap after an office party - I thought it would be adequate but was disappointed by the level of cleanliness the bed sheets had not been changed and when I mentioned it to and cleaning staff they were not were not helpful .

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Etap-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 19 November 2009
Dear Shadwell_Wales,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our hotel.

I was disapointed to read of the problems you experienced.

Please accept my sincere apologies.

Our rooms are cleaned and checked daily, I will be discusing your comments with our housekeeping team.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2009

We stayed one night at Etap Southampton before catching an early morning flight from Southampton airport.

The hotel was cheap, £35 for two. The room was kind of hostel-like, with foam beds (which were still comfy) and a decent enough shower.

The room was not very clean however, we expect toothpaste / soap scum around the sinks in hostels but not in a hotel where the sink is in your room. There was also a large obvious glob of dried phlem / spit on the wall which didn't impress us much.

However, you get what you pay for and there are not many places where you can get a handy location & good sleep for less than £50!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank N_and_F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2009

If you're looking for a clean ,cheap place to lay your head for the night this hotel is great!
...That is exactly what we wanted after flying in from Canada for one night pre-cruise.
It is walking distance from the train station,or bus station as well as walking distance to the cruise port. There are stores and restaurants within walking distance as well.
While the rooms are tiny and hotel is no frills,it was clean and did the trick nicely for one night!

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank moncton
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leics
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2009

stayed in 2 rooms for 1 night while we took our daughter to university. very basic room with no wardrobe just 4 or 5 hangers under a shelf and couldnt believe there were no tea/coffee making facilities. we paid £60 per room as rates had gone up because of southampton boat show, otherwise it would have been £35 per room which would have been more in line with actual facilities provided. would only use again if desperate and only at £35 per night.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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4 Thank emmasmum107
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2009

My sister, teenage daughter and myself stayed for one night when we took my son to university. The hotel was easy to find and within walking distance of the main shopping area. There is a TGI Fridays and MacDonalds right next door. The area seemed very safe. The rooms sleep 3 with a double bed and a cabin style single bed above the double. There is a good shower, seperate toilet and a hand basin by the bed. There is a small TV showing terestial channels. No kettle but hot/cold drinks and snacks available at reception. We didn't have breakfast but it seemed excellent value for only £2.99.
The room was basic but all that we needed and very clean with white bed linen and fluffy white towels. The corridors and reception were clean. The staff at reception were friendly and cheerful and check in/check out was easy. I will definitely stay here again when I go to visit my son and would recommend this hotel to anyone who needs a basic bed and shower.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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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
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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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