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Holiday Inn Southampton
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Southampton
Cambridgeshire
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60 reviews
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“Clean, modern and affordable”
Reviewed 1 June 2011

We had a lovely large room on a buy one get one free offer which made this hotel affordable and on the money.

The reception staff were incredible and so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you

The room was clean and the view over the harbour was lovely at night. It is by a very busy road so there is some noise. Very handy for the boat to the Isle of Wight and the parking is free.

The kids ate free so saved a fortune and the food was good. The waiting staff again were lovely.

Its only downsides

Its a bit dated and very noisy road

overall if you get a deal then worth the money.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2011

We had a very nice room, really clean, but on sunday morning ,7-30 some-one decided to start work with an electric drill some-where on our floor, you don't need this when you are on a week-end away

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2011

Handy location for the ferry and a 10 minute walk from the city centre. 1960s building done out in a kind of bright but slightly irritating Ikea style. Rooms were not particularly big but fine for a night's sleep. Felt a bit like a fancy university hall of residence. Dated corridors but at least everywhere was clean. Free parking.
Staff were a mixed bag: some quite cheerful but a few blank stares from the others.
I felt it overpriced but maybe that's because there was a cruise ship in and it was full up.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2011

Stayed here just beofore a cruise it is an ok hotel for a one night stay would not like it for any longer it was very tired rooms are basic and AC is terible.
Food is good we had room service wanted to pay but had to be put on credit card food is quite good brekfast had a good selection no trays available so you had to get up and down for things.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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south wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2011

We stayed at this hotel, which we booked last minute, for one night prior to a cruise from Southampton. It is very well placed for both the Mayflower and Ocean terminals, as well as for the Isle of Wight ferries. In fact one of our rooms overlooked the cruise ship we were sailing on!
The rooms we had were a good size although the bathrooms were a little small. Yes it's a chain hotel so there is no real character but then that's not what we were looking for. The beds were extremely comfortable and it was nice and quiet so we all had a good night's sleep.
I hurt my leg two days before we were due to stay so arrived in a wheelchair but the rooms were still big enough to manoeuvre around and the staff, particularly at breakfast, went out of their way to help me. I didn't catch any of the names of the breakfast staff but would like to mention them as they were particularly helpful
Breakfast was very good with a wide choice of hot and cold foods. The food in the evening was of good quality and generous portions too. There is a large free carpark and a leisure complex as well as free internet access. The hotel is also well-placed for the city centre.
If you want somewhere clean and comfortable to get a good night's sleep then I would recomment this hotel. We will definitely return.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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High Wycombe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2011

Stayed one night 22 April. Rude "blank stare" reception staff, tired room without even a fridge, same old smelly corridors and 1960's frayed carpet. Well located - great view of the docks and a short walk to IoW ferry etc. Good breakfast with cheery breakfast waiting staff (10/10 ladies). Same "blank stare" on check out from some bimbo whose nails were more important. Rip off GBP103 on IHG's "best internet rate guarantee" even though we're sure tour groups are only paying GBP45 a room!! What's the point of being in the Priority Club when you get so disrespected????

Overall its only a 4/10.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2011

1960's building with spacious clean rooms and reception.Interesting views of docks. Extensive free parking & short walk into town . Genuinely helpful staff; good breakfast. We booked well in advance, paid a budget price, and were very pleased.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Inn Southampton
Address: Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton SO15 1HJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Southampton 3*
Number of rooms: 235
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Southampton is situated in the heart of Southampton City Centre, with views over the waterfront and close to the M3 and M27 motorwaysThe Holiday Inn Southampton is located next to all Major Cruise Terminals making it the prime hotel for your Pre Cruise Stay. A pre cruise package rate is available which includes Breakfast, Car Parking and Transfer to the TerminalDuring your stay you can take advantage of West Quay Shopping Centre, day trips to the Isle of Wight, New Forest, and Paulton's ParkThe Holiday Inn Southampton is host to the PSP Southampton Boat Show. The hotel is centred in the heart of the show ground making it the ideal location to stay. Package rates available direct at the hotel.The hotel consists of 130 en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms with high speed Internet access, Spirit Health Club, Conference Centre, Restaurant, Bar and LoungeOur facilities also include 24 hour Room Service and free use for our residents to the Spirit Health Club which includes an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.The Holiday Inn Southampton has 5 Meeting Rooms and can accommodate up to 180 delegates, ideal for meetings and all special occassions. All rooms have air conditioning, wireless Internet access and all day tea and Starbucks coffeeAccessible & Family Rooms available. Kids Stay & Eat Free(Terms and Conditions Apply) ... more   less 
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