This is the second time I have stayed at the hotel (both on business) and had a pleasant stay. Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Southampton Central railway station and as I was travelling by train this time (last time I drove there) it was very convenient.
On arrival I received a friendly welcome and was soon in my room. The Novotel rooms are very 'samey' but are functional and do the job nicely. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, always a bonus when staying away on business. Bed was comfortable, and the shower was good. My only niggle with Novotel is their separate toilet room design...no idea why they see this as necessary, and it's really a pain to have to change rooms just to wash your hands.
Breakfast was very tasty, I particularly enjoyed the sausages and the bacon...some of the best I have had in any hotel, and I stay in plenty of them. The restaurant has a few unusual tables for one with a TV screen (they call them TV Dinners) so you can eat and watch TV at the same time...I didn't partake, but it's a cool idea.
The function we were running at the hotel was well serviced, with refreshments directly outside our room for the delegates, and the buffet lunch in the restaurant was tasty.
Overall a pleasant stay and would happily stay (and run events there) again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Southampton Hotel Southampton
- Accor Southampton
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