We stayed here for one night as we were passing through.
The hotel is well located, in the middle of the city and within walking distance of many of Southampton's attractions.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and our stay was good value for money. The hotel is located in an older building but has been well maintained. The building was apparently host to Jane Austin's 18th birthday which was a fun piece of trivia.
We didn't mention this to the staff at the time, but for some reason, we were unable to get hot water in our shower (kind of a problem...). The fittings only used one tap (just a single hot/cold tap), which we couldn't figure out how to actually use to get hot water. We ended up having baths instead.
One minor complaint is the lack of free internet. This is becoming standard across all hotels internationally, and I would like to encourage Accor/Mecure to join in. Internet is quickly becoming essential for most travellers and there is no need to price gouge guests for the privilege to access it.
I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Southampton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin hotel is a stunning Grade II listed 4 star hotel located in the heart of Southampton - offering a modern and contemporary feel, while maintaining its traditional appeal. Perfectly located to explore the historic old town and walls, extensive shopping centre within walking distance and the perfect place to stay before and after your cruise with park and cruise packages available.Free Wifi available throughout the hotel.Privilege rooms now available. On site car parking available however there is a charge for this service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel Southampton
- Southampton Dolphin Hotel