I just spent one night at Novotel Southampton during a short trip to the city.
As I've come to expect from the Novotel brand, the hotel was clean and modern. Check-in was a breeze and all the staff I encountered were helpful and pleasant.
My room had everything I needed for an overnight stay. Bed was very comfy. The only thing I would mention is that the temperature inside the room got quite hot throughout the later part of the evening, and I then turned down the thermostat (although I was unsure it had much of an effect.) Later on I slept well enough so not a major issue all things considered.
I had dinner at the bar as a treat, and the food was lovely. Steak cooked just as I liked it and the starter of squid was very tasty. Breakfast the next morning had the usual continental/cooked options. Again staff were attentive and cleared plates etc. from the table as I'd finished with them.
The location of the hotel was a big plus for me - close to West Quay, IKEA and the harbour, which were all things I had on my itinerary to visit.
Overall I had a pleasant stay and, if I can get a good deal, may stay again next time I'm in Southampton in a couple of months' time.More
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