Like other reviewers we chose this hotel based on its proximity to Paultons Park. We travelled as a family with 2 young grandchildren, booking 2 rooms. It was only a few minutes from the park.
Rooms were good sized, accommodating 2 beds and a cot in 1. There seemed to be a policy of putting families on the ground floor corridor - good idea as no lifts etc. Despite the number of children we had a very quiet night - better than a load of stags and hens anytime!
We ate dinner in the hotel, and it was OK - nothing exotic but simply cooked. I also feel it is missing a trick not offering children's portions. Our solution was to ask for an extra plate and share ours with our 2 year old grandchild. Suited us, but would have bought a child's meal if available.
Breakfast was the usual HI Express selection. There were numerous children in the restaurant - nearly all clutching Peppa Pigs. It was far from manic and very relaxed. Only comment we made was the high chairs were dirty - keeping them clean must be a challenge.
My one criticism of the hotel concerns a problem we had with lost property. We arrived back home without our camera charger and e-mailed the hotel to check whether it was in our room. We had no response after 2 e-mails, and had to phone - a simple e-mail would have been welcomed.
That apart would recommend for Peppa Pig World.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Express Southampton West is located off Junction 1 of the M271(off Junction 3 M27). This hotel is an ideal location for visiting Southampton, Paultons Park, Peppa Pig World, Beaulieu, The Isle of Wight, The New Forest, West Quay Shopping Centre and many attractions. The Hotel offers a continental with three hot choices buffet breakfast and free parking. Ideal for both business and leisure travel. Travelling on business the Holiday Inn Express Southampton West is a short distance from Southampton City Centre, and only 7 miles from Southampton Airport. The hotel is ideally located for companies such as Ordnance Survey (next door), Tesco, and IKEA. Southampton General Hospital is a short distance from the hotel also. The hotel is an ideal base for business travel. Looking for time to relax or a short weekend break the hotel is again an ideal choice for individuals and families. If you are taking a Cruise from Southampton stay at the hotel the night before the Cruise with packages and long stay car parking available. All Cruise Terminals are a short distance away. Why not visit the West Quay Shopping Centre, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Paultons Park, Marwell Zoo, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton University and Southamptons Annual International Boat Show. The hotel also offers 2 meeting rooms. All rooms are ensuite and with FREE WIFI. We also have accessible rooms. Why not stay in this excellent southampton hotel and ask about our low rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Southampton West Hotel Southampton
- Holiday Inn Southampton
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