What a delight!
My wife and I had booked a cruise embarking from Southampton and we looked for a place to stay overnight prior to the trip. We found the Mayfair on-line and the three P’s I use in selecting accommodations, Place, Photos and Price all proved their worth again. The Mayfair is on a quiet street (with free parking), near a host of storefront businesses and restaurants. The photos of the rooms looked charming (and in fact were), and prices were reasonable and included a full English breakfast.
An additional P will be added to my search criteria– Personality. Our hosts Mark and Andy were warm and welcomed us as if we were old friends. They provided us with tips and suggestions (including a visit to Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) that made our time based in Southampton very special.
We had planned an additional five days in Cardiff upon our return from our cruise but in my correspondence with Mark making the original reservation, I was so impressed by his thoughtfulness and openness that we decided to stay at the Mayfair when we returned. Upon our return, we were welcomed back and felt as though we were in fact, old friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mayfair Guest House is a small, family run establishment offering high quality, award winning 4 star accommodation in Southampton, Hampshire. All of our 8 rooms are spacious and comfortable and are equipped with remote controlled flat screen digital televisions (with integrated DVD players), alarm clock, hairdryer,refreshment tray, bottled water, luggage racks, central heating and free wi-fi. Ironing facilities are also available. Most rooms include en-suite facilities and we offer a choice of single, double, twin, triple, superking and family rooms.A comfortable guest lounge is accessible throughout the day equipped with a digital television and DVD player. Breakfast is served in a separate Dining Room and consists of a full english breakfast, fish dish, omelette or continental option. We pride ourselves on using high, quality locally sourced ingredients. ... more less
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