We stayed a night here while visiting family.
The hotel is a lovely historic building with plenty of charm and character. It oozes atmosphere and has plenty of touches that give it a real character. We were given a very nice room at the back, which was quiet and comfortable. The furnishings were in tune with the character of the building. The bathroom was large, warm and very clean. The hotel entrance revolving door was just brilliant. Totally inconvenient for us with our luggage, but so characterful and of another epoch.
The staff we encountered were very courteous and helpful and offered good suggestions for drinks and food.
The hotel has its own geocache in the car park!
Only three areas we had issues with. Parking took us ages, first to find it as must have gone round in a circle about 5 times before spotting the sign on the alley behind the hotel, and then to grab a space as it was full due to an event. Secondly, the bed was clean but two really obese people must have used it before as it had deep dips. Third, there is no real ale on tap in the hotel bar and wifi is pricey anyway, so we went to Weatherspoons, less than a minute up the road for our drinks and to use the internet as they have free wifi.
However, all in all, we loved this place and would certainly return.
- 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