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“Fantastic stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Blue Keys

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The Blue Keys
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

Once again a superb return visit to this lovely warm, welcoming hotel, always a member of staff available and more than willing to help with anything I needed.. Very polite staff and never a frown. What I've seen anyway..!
Food as on my last visit was what was needed after a day working on ladders, filling tasty and a choice.. You must try the steak and ale pie dish, make sure your feeling hungry and maybe hold back pe-ordering pudding, as this meal fills you up a treat.
A new addition is a beauty salon, and yes I couldn't resist and booked a Swedish back massage... Absolutely fantastic, this I am sure will make your visit even more relaxing if at all possible...!
A very minor point I wish to add, the TV channels jumped about, and screen kept going green. But with free wifi I soon watched TV on iPad.... Again thank you to all the staff at Blue Keys...

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Tony D
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Recently had my birthday party here, we had the whole hotel including all 10 bedrooms. All of the staff where smart, friendly and extremely welcoming. Bar drinks reasonably priced. Rooms clean, tidy and modern looking, decent showers, crisp white bed linen...lots of choices for breakfast, eggs florentine, full English, croissants and heaps more. Have a fab new beauty salon on site too. Doing manicures, pedicures, waxing and wraps.. Definitely recommended :)

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jaxmoore
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Quick and helpful in making the booking at this promising looking small hotel.
Good impression on arrival, and staff continued the helpful attitude.
I ate good suppers in the decent bar area and generous breakfasts in the restaurant. All with that good service.
Where things came unstuck were on the basics of a hotel stay.
Sleep was a problem the first night as the duvet was not adequate without the room heating being on - and that was regularly a little "chirpy".
The plug for the sink didn't stop the water exiting, so the shave required running water (wasteful if nothing else).
The shower in the bath was low, due to the "in the roof" room. Showering on my knees was not what I was expecting to be doing.
Yes, there was the offer of another room for the 2nd night, but that would be a move and then adjusting to any quirks of that bedroom.
I thought it was just me having "fun" with the TV in my room, but it seemed others guests were experiencing the same. At some random time in the evening, on changing channels all service was lost.
Unfortunately, I have to look for a different hotel next week.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PeterQS
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

We stayed for one night at the Blue keys hotel while visiting our son at Uni.
We had a family room as we were traveling with my daughter.The room was very clean and spacious with all the mod cons you would expect.
The staff were very friendly and accomodating, the hotel had a good bar, the night we were there the bar did not have any bands on ( although I understand that they do from time to time).
The car park is quite small and the street the hotel is on allows parking only off peak.
The breakfast was good, there was a good choice, you can pick either 1 or 2 things off the breakfast menu, depending on the items you choose.
I would definately stay here again and probably will.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Andyregent
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stayed for one night on a visit to Southampton. This is a nice hotel, the staff are very friendly, helpful and accommodating and the room was very clean and quiet. Breakfast was excellent. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank glampussDevon
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

Nice quaint atmosphere. Great location with free parking. Rooms spotless and the double room we had was very spacious. Staff welcoming and always on hand. (We had a problem with our shower and it was fixed instantly). As previously mentioned, the food was very, very good. We would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank onetoeatout
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
156 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

My 4th or 5th visit to the Blue Keys, it is always good, never perfect, but the best hotel in Southampton. Rooms are clean, beds comfortable, food outstanding, staff welcoming, hard working and mainly efficient. It's a great location, quiet and provides value for money. Will be back there again soon

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank RJandJBW
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Property: The Blue Keys
Address: 82 Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 2LH, England (Formerly The Golden Lion)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Southampton
#2 Best Value Hotel in Southampton
#3 Business Hotel in Southampton
#4 Family Hotel in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Blue Keys 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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