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Novotel Southampton
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Southampton
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Ok for one night”
Reviewed 8 March 2008

We stayed at the Novotel, Southampton in February '08 as it was a great location for getting to the Mayflower Theatre and after staying at the Novotel in reading and being very impressed it seemed an obvious choice.

The receptionist was very friendly and ask which floor we would like to be on which is the first time that's ever happened. The hotel is near the main road to the docks in Southampton so ideally you will need a room facing the front of the hotel as this road runs at the back of it. I can not complain about the hotel as it was clean and did what your would expect from Novotel. However, I do have two little faults, Firstly the room was not one of there newly decorated rooms. If I could pick which floor I would like to of stay in why wasn't I given the option of a newly decorated room? Secondly, even though we were looking out the front of the hotel and not over the main road it was still fairly noisy.

Pros, Great location for Shopping, Watching the cruise liners coming into port and the Mayflower Theatre.

Cons, Fairly noisy and ask for a newly decorated room.

  • Liked — Location to the Mayflower Theatre
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2008

I stayed at this hotel, for 1 night as i had an early meeting in West Quay shopping centre. The location is good for West Quay and for the city centre and train station. Check in was friendly and effcient. Room was comfortable but there were some hairs in the bath which does make me question the hygene at the hotel - not very pleasant! Gym was very small with only one of each machine, it was at the side of the pool and was the temperature of a sauna - so not great. Breakfast was a typical buffet style with a good variety, but as usual alot of the cooked food had gone cold under the heaters. Overall fine for business or a short stay, staff were very friendly and with a few tweaks could be alot better.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Hairs in my Bath & the gym
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled on business
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Cleveland . u k
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2008

We have been to this hotel 4 times when we go on holiday (cruise) we think it is good for the shops the hotel rooms are good the last time we stayed the bath room was to die for .we will be back to this hotel in April 2008

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2008

We were visiting our daughter who is going to university in Southampton and the Novotel was a perfect location for our visit. Hotel room was a comfortable size and clean. We were treated very nicely by the hotel staff. Only issue we had was with inconsistent houskeeping - We were there during the Christmas holidays and didn't always get great houskeeping services. When we mentioned it to the desk, they were very concerned and immediately offered up fresh linens. Breakfasts were included and very good. The room seemed a little warm so we slept with windows open. Overall a good stay.

  • Liked — Location to shopping, tourist sites
  • Disliked — room heating
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2007

Stayed for 2 nights in October, clean room, good breakfast, plenty of free parking and 2 mins walk away from TGI Fridays and McDonalds. Staff were friendly.

Situated next to the Ibis, in the same complex as Toys R Us, Boots, Tesco Home etc and about a 10minute walk to the shopping mall and a cinema complex with Frankie and Benny's etc.

A good and reasonable base for central Southampton.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Basic and wifi didn't extend to room
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Novotel Southampton
Address: 1 West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1RA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Southampton
#4 Green Hotel in Southampton
#6 Business Hotel in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Southampton 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Southampton is located in the centre of Southampton. Located Opposite West Quay shopping centre and close to the Cruise terminals, Our hotel offers complimentry Wireless throught the Hotel. Visit the nearby National Motor Museum, the New Forest national park and the Cathedral City of Winchester then relax and enjoy our restaurant, room service, bar, indoor heated swimming pool, gym and sauna. Onsite pay parking. ... more   less 
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