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Everything was OK, friendly staff, i was a bit surpriced, hotel s located near M27 motorway, but room was very quiet.Restaurant was also OK, i missed full english brekafast and more food in menu
easy to find and to use the restaurant at night offer a poor menu
A great hotel would go back in the future lovely breaksfast a great location for shopping The smoke alarm going off at 3.30 am in the am by a person who was smoking where they shouldnt have been !! hope they got fined
Breakfast : Polite and helpful staff Restaurant in hotel could have been more seperate from lounge area No other restaurant close by
Very expensive for an "overnight" hotel
Location. Central for Southampton and the University area The rooms were cold as background heating kept at 14 degrees celsius when no one in room and took a long time to heat up.
The location was very handy for us.
all of my stay no english breakfast
Fresh, clean, nicely decorated and good range of breakfast items. A warm bedroom and very clean bathroom. We were surprise that there was a limited choice of drinks in the room and no biscuits
Noisy bar area with leaking roof
very pleased with all areas of the hotel ,i have no complaints at all.
The whole experience - staff - accommodation - food N o
Staff were charming and very helpful. Location fantastic and bar extensive Hotel is a bit dated and not worthy of 5 star
The high standard of service
No Air Con in room only a broken floor standing fan.
Location, leisure facilities Being woken by cleaners moaning about other cleaners not doing there job very loud
the view from our window the breakfast wasnt as good as i expected, no pancakes!
We have now stayed twice at hotel and have found staff helpful and atmosphere very relaxing n/a
Room was large, well appointed and clean. More than I needed for the night, but recommended to me and with a late arrival I preferred a traditional hotel. No breakfast or coffee.
Excellent breakfast included, nice bar First room had (147) some intermittent mechanical noise but I requested move and they complied
Really good location for West Quay shopping Only grip was that the pillows were really hard and uncomfortable
adam was very helpful breakfast price too high
the rooms were a good size and warm. there were no hand towels or wash cloths in room.
Friendly informative staff, excellent breakfast, unique design of bedroom, bathroom and lighting Bedroom was too warm at night. difficult to open windows and would have been noisy
Good breakfast Uncomfortable beds. No decent tv. Swimming pool out of use. Small rooms.
food in the restraunt was fantastic,staf were very friendly
ony the above, rudeness of a member of staff
Convenient for cruise Paying for car park
Good location nice gym and small pool a good hotel for business or leisure.I was however charged twice on my credit card and this was resolved by the management Food was expensive considering the local restaurants that were available in the area. GBP13.50 for breakfast seems on the high side when the IBIS Hotel was half of that price
Friendly and helpful staff Soiled clothing items from a previous guest left in the room.
The exercise room is fantastic and so are the people. The breakfast was amazing, clean, and hot. Need to replace the carpeting on floor 4. The bathrooms are new. the furniture in good shape, but the carpeting is horrible.
close to the red jet and cruise ports and good food T.V did'nt work, very hot in the room, no room service just a few things that if put right would make an excellant hotel
room decorated very nicelly with luxury touches in a very nice refubrished 19 century wearhouse. Very nice coffee maker in the room, comfortable bed and the Italian food at the restaurant was great the hotel is part of a restaurant downstairs and have no proper lobby, looks more like a pub with rooms upstairs. The room was very hot but a very noisy fan provided. People coming from the restaurant stayed talking laudly and smoking under my room window until late hours, not ideal if you have to wake up earlier next day. Wireless internet did not work .
Car parking was poor. Only just enongh spaces
Smart modern rooms - very helpful staff - excellent food in restaurant Nothing - it was spot on
Staff were friendly, good having restaurant underneath the hotel. We arrived late so this worked out very well. Think that breakfast should be included within the rate charged for the room.
This hotel and the rooms are very nicely decorated. The beds are super comfortable. The bathroom design very well thought out. The staff is professional and very gracious. We were very pleasantly surprised upon checking-in and would not hesitate to return. The only negative would be the lack of air conditioning and our stay was during a "heat wave".
Excellent location for transit to cruise ships, rooms well presented, food of a high standard, staff relations good.
The staff were very helpful and friendly. The noise from traffic during the night
Very nice decor Much to noicy - My room was right above a very busy street
Well appointed room with modern decor. Spacious bathroom with good shower. Liked the finishing touches of bathrobes and slippers. All staff polite and attentive and would definetely stay again at the reduced rate of £100 per night. Had lunch in the restaurant and it was very good. Would recommend. Liked everything! Having Stayed in Southampton hotels before (but not this one) I think other hotelliers could learn from these standards of comfort and cleanliness. Perhaps price could include continental breakfast.
Extremely proffesional and friendly staff
The White Star Tavern is in a great location for using as a base as everything is within walking distance. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast menu with food freshly prepared. Looking forward to staying here again.
Excellent decor and facilities ,partculary good bathroom. No
This is one of the most unique hotels that I have ever had the experience of visiting. The history of the property is fascinating - originally part of the White Star Line, to whom the Titanic belonged. The staff could not have been any more accommodating! This hotel is a keeper!
We were really inpressed with our room it was very clean, the bathroom was fantastic loved the shower. The hosts were very nice would go again hoping for a upgrade next time,
Excellent room, very comfortable. Ideal location.
It was extremely handy for accessing our cruise ship at Gate 4 and served our purpose very well. Not quite the traditional hotel we expected but after initial surprise we found it to be comfortable and convenient for our purpose
Finding somewhere with a New Year's package was ideal, as 3 course dinner, bar tickets & breakfast were all included in the price
Nice Area bed comfortable. Overall good accomadation but a couple of staff were far too busy for the number of people, ie 15 minutes to check out, restaraunt fully booked when we arrived, bar person no idea where we sould park the car which is a major problem as you can only wait for two hours. Very exspensive ie £8 for a 250ml glass of Pinot which I think is ott. £5 for a bacon sarnie. All eating however was of a comparable price so take plent of money.
Nothing Exceptionally noisy. Dirty linen. Had to go and find the receptionist in the bar. I cannot fathom how this place managed to get a 5 star rating. Perhaps I should have been warned by the "tavern" in the name.
Excellent Inn, with superb rooms, and the best pub food we have ever found. Good and helpful staff Bed a little soft.
I most enjoyed the hospitality of the owners. I got a bigger room than that I'd booked. Nice restaurant and also nice breakfast.
room, staff food nothing
Good location for new forest area and we found the room excellent. all the staff were very pleasant . Food we found was too heavy with sauces but that was a personal choice. Would definitely use the Inn again when in the area
Friendly staff, clean and cosy rooms, good breakfast in lovely restaurant.
As described- lovely rooms, friendly service, well located. None
Excellent facilities, staff. Short stay but most enjoyable and will recommend to others
Friendly and helpful staff. Very pleasant location with excellent pub attached for a quiet drink and also for dinner. Good pub food for the price and good beer. Rooms very comfortable and nicely decorated, also quite spacious. Room temeperature was perfect (although it was possible for guests to adjust it if necessary) - we were there in November. The included breakfast was excellent - a very good choice of traditional cooked food (including vegetarian) as well as pastries, cereals etc. My wife and I definitely plan to return for a longer stay. Very little, if anything, to complain about. The vegetarian dish that my wife ordered for dinner was a bit bland, but there were at least two other vegetarian dishes on the menu which may well have been better.
Food and menu choice was excellent and staff very attentive and helpfull. Fullers Hotel so beer choice very good. Large room so not crampted.
Food was excellent. Staff were friendly and very efficient. Room was a very high standard and price was reasonable. No bad points
Stayed at the Ship & Bell on 2 consecutive week-ends. Excellent staff, comfortable room & bed, wonderful breakfast.Unfortunately we didn't manage to eat any other meals there, but the menu looked delicious. Definitely will stay again and recommended. Suitable for business & pleasure stays.
Everything a great little hotel
Good breakfast included
Clean room with proper bedding and bath sheets The room was smaller than we have been used to.
Nice room, very comfy bed. Lovely power shower for waking you up after a heavy night!!
V friendly staff. Nice room, good value, and nice breakfast. Couldn't fault it.
We stayed for 3 nights in room 15 in the annex. The room was very nice and clean and was serviced every day. The breakfast was very good with a wide selection to chose from.
Loved it. Great food, great service, great staff.
Very basic but very clean Nothing
Friendly and attentive service, very comfortable and welcoming room, good food and drink. Only slight inconvenience was gents' toilets being out of service at the time.
FOOD and Drink Bed was U shaped painfull on back
very nice and cool place,we love it!!!
facilities offered at hotel and room itself was exceptional value for money a little too quiet perhaps
We had a lovely room, and an excellent meal and we really enjoyed the leisure facilities. We enjoed the whole experience.
quality of room was very good, the breakfast was better than most hotels i have stayed in,very handy location to get on with your journey the cost of dinner
The location. Room was very dusty and dirty (Not vacuumed properly). It was a luxury triple!!!
Nice location, good food, health club very good.
The staff were pleasent and helpful, The room was comfy and big. The food was delightful with an excellent choice of wines. although only a one night stay, you were made to feel special
Really super, great value, great situation. the wet room was not correctly designed and we permanently had a wet bathroom floor. very poor selection of sky programmes only news and sport and only 4 terestrial channels not even channel 5!
the shower the carpet
Value for money welcoming stay close to amenities None
hotel was ideal for our stay there for the cruise..rooms were basic and affordable..very friendly staff......
Staff very helpful and polite when asked for help. Limited choice of meals.
All the staff are very accommodating and always happy to help. The beds are the most uncomfortable beds I have ever slept in, they consist of a piece of wood/MDF on supports with a mattress on top, rock hard..
hotel is close to all amenities and also the docks for cruise ships also right next to the train station no complaints
This hotel experience was very poor. Nothing was to put into this box Hotel staff were ineficient, poor attention to clients. Both check in & check out were incorrectly handled.Breakfast food was poor & the service very poor.
Value for money Adjoining door meant that the drunk males next door were very audible early into the morning
Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful. Cost was brilliant really good value for money. Very few T.v channels, parking is additional cost and ticket did not work properly.
Staff were very friendly Towels were too small and mattresses too thin
Comfortable, good tv, convenient location Small room, poor sound insulation, hairdryer amnd extra pillows only available on request.
Overall the hotel was very good with excellent service. Good value. The shower was a little cramped and stairs would be difficult for older people
Available and reasonably conveniently sited for the airport You can't open the window at all without letting in the rain - and I was too hot
Near city; warm in room; excellent breakfast; friendly staff Bathroom was cold - valve on radiator did not work; Hot water-only warm.
The hotel is in need of a refurbishment, and the receptionist was didn't bother to say goodbye upon my departure, merely taking the card out of my hand without saying anything or even looking at me. The heating didn't work in my first room, and the manager refused to give me a refund. There are also signs on the tap water warning that you cannot drink it- so take your own water. Other guests were also very noisy at night time, and I overheard one mention that he was almost arrested the previous night for running naked through Southampton. I would suggest that this hotel is more suited to that demographic.
location,friendly staff and excellent service No lift
breakfast was excellent our room was on the end of the corridor, it was very cold, we had to ask for a portable heater.
The hotel was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was first class. n/a
Bathroom window very high had to climb on basin to open and close. Extractor fan didnt work. Cold water tap labled not drinking. Suggest you remove cold water tank and have just mains water.
The staff were very friendly. Breakfast room back back up and running.
Ease of transport. Wonderful services and staff.
It was very comfortable and friendly. Convenient to my personal needs visiting relations at the University, and offered 10% discount in a couple of nearby eateries. Easy to find and plenty of shops and bars nearby. The breakfast was a self service buffet and more than adequate. However, for the amount of staff that were around during the breakfast service I did feel that they could have been a little more forthcoming.
It was convenient for attending a concert at the Guild Hall. Car parking! You should not have to pay to park at the hotel. Arrangements should be made for customers to stay free of charge.
The friendliness and helpflness of the staff - they volunteered information without even being asked, about where to go etc. N/A
Friendly checkin How can i comment if i do not use this space for complaints? I do not like your questionairre and am abandoning it.
Staff were friendly, location was excellent, breakfast was great!
food very good.staff very helpful.most important of all two minutes from all the shops.all happy. no.
Modern, clean and good value for money. Not really - rooms were simple but fine for what was needed and paid for.
Breakfast should of been included for the price of the room
pleasant and helpful staff and very clean with cheery decor! loved the extra snuggly blanket and pillows provided in the room, plus had lots of toiletries which was very helpful for those of us that do not want to check bags on the plane. :) the showerhead pressure was non-existent and light came through the curtains making it a little difficult for sleep but still generally good! kind of wish they did room service though!
To be honest, not very much.
It was in bad shape, carpets dirty and in need of decorating
Interesting decor good central location Poor bathroom plumbing and type of shower fitments, try Mira
Access when returning late at night was poor with no onbgious way in - no sign on night bell. Noisy night club within building although not audible from our room. Room decor was poor and somewhat spartan.
Free Parking Cost of Food & Drink
Position was very good and we checked in early with no problems
We thought the restaurant attractive with the most delicious selection of food.The wine offer was very reasonable
This hotel is excellently situated if you are going on a cruise and want to be relatively near the docks. West Quay shopping centre two minutes walk away. Hotel also has own large car park. Food and service in hotel restaurant is very good. Would definitely stay there again. Bathroom lighting very dim.
Friendly and helpful staff on check in. Really excellent room, clean, warm and nicely decorated. Nothing, although we didn't eat there so can't comment on that.
It's easy city location was perfect for the intended weekend's activities. The refurbishment complimented made a ambience of culture in a city that has been revitalised by inner investment
The history and the information about the hotel. The connection to Jane Austen. The mix of old and modern and accessability to the ferry to the Isle of Wight being just a walk away, which suited our needs because of time limitations. It could improve by modernisation but must retain its original identity.
staff and decor size of Executive Rooms
Great hotel good location with excellent spa facilities, the pub adjoining the hotel offered good food at reasonable prices in a relaxed atmosphere Didn't eat in the hotel as thought prices for a family of four were a little expensive therefore would suggest an inclusive rate for breakfast for this type of stay.
The comfort and atmosphere
Felt the room was a little cramped considering the rate paid.
Cleanliness and friendliness of staff
Friendly staff and enjoyed the use of the pool, although it wasn't clear when the children's inflatables were allowed to be used booked a family room on website but arrived to be told we were in a double. we paid extra for the family room and we needed a 'discussion' at reception to sort out which was inconvenient. expensive food and drink in both hotel and on site restauraunt across the road
Helpful and friendly staff, rooms excellent and restaurant food amazing, would recommend and will be staying again.
Quiet room, well maintained, with some of the best service-oriented attitude I've seen in the UK. The spa had no appointments for any treatments during my stay. I had chosen the hotel specifically because of the spa, too. :-( (This ALWAYS seems to be the case, in any spa and many other businesses anywhere in this country, there is no such thing as a 'walk-in' or spontaneous appointment, but I digress. It is nothing specific regarding this hotel anyway.)
Willingness of staff to help in any way
Breakfast was very good, staff were friendly and the room was nice and clean the room was a bit tight having to squeeze between the end of the bed and the wall to get to one side.
Staff very helpful and frendley nice people It rained at some point on all three days but nthen this England
I had a small room and could not sit at the desk/dressing table to work on my computer.
An absolute pleasure. Staff were really help and even managed to provide an extra bed. Would definitely stay again.
Location to ferry port and the fantastic Breakfast good modern and very clean quiet room.
Lovely setting, well maintained, great breakfast and a spacious room - you can tell why it's got four AA stars but it's good value for money too.
english breakfast was excellent fan in shower was noisy, could hear next door's too
A good welcome ,a clean room,a good breakfast and good value The bathroom smelt damp but was ok if window was left open.
Loveley atmosphere. Great breakfast. no
warm friendly staff, good clean room and excellent food
Easy parking and convenient for town center , bar and snacks downstairs, smoking area if you need one. Creaky floors , noisy extractor fans in bathroom , place badly needs a refit
We've stayed at the Red Lion on numerous ocassions and it's in a good location, good staff, good restaurant/bar, good rooms and excellent value for money.
Friendly and efficient staff none
The room was immaculate; clean, comfortable bed, brilliant decor food was indifferent
Very helpful staff.
We stayed in Room 7 and we had problems drawing the curtains,It seems the curtain track was the problem.All other areas were great.
well appointed , warm , clean comfortable and has character ,breakfast was excellent. Slightly difficult to access bedrooms
polite, friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble
Comfort and easy access to shops and amenities, with good onsite parking. Convenience of inclusive breakfast. In a room for 2 persons , there was only 1 pkt or hot choc for a bedtime drink and we had to go downstairs and ask for another.
Good breakfast, and good breakfast service
Location, quiet and the facilities The waiting staff at breakfast got the order wrong. The Irish coffee was not to a standard we would expect from a MacDonald Hotel.
good value for money no
Quiet location, clean. Cleaner was extremly helpful when I was struggling to carry my bags up the stairs, genuinely concerned and on hand to assist me. The food in the restarant was not of a good standard. I had belly of pork and left the whole thing, overcooked. When appraoching the bar for drinks I was faced with an abrupt bar man who did not even look up and instructed me to sitdown to be served. I would stay again, but would be cautious about eating there.
Very comfortable, quiet and excellent dinner and breakfast. Nothing
We had a very good break here, staff were friendly, room was a little small but was clean, food was really good and the staff in the restaurant were really lovely. Bit overpriced but we had a nice time so we were happy.
Friendly atmosphere and overall service provided by members of staff
This was our fourth visit to Botley Park. We stay there because we enjoy the comfort of the bedroom and the food in the dining room The Bar prices. I can buy a ltr of whisky for what I paid for two singles at Botley Park!
Pleasant surroundings. Free broadband in room internet - remeber to take Ethernet cable Dining facilities are limited to A la carte at one end, and sports bar at the other with nothing in between
good parking - well laid out - nice beds - just had some money spent on it and not bad for a budget hotel
good size room very dated but value for money
Good level of service
Easy parking, easy access - convenient location. Clean and simple no fuss accommodation. Good value for money
Very clean and crisp. Yet to find.
Location Walking to room could smell the tumble dryer, while in room the tumble dryer was going all night, disturbed sleep as a result. No evening meal except a frozen tesco meal.
The lady who greeted us at the reception was very nice and very helpful. I didn't like the bathroom, the tiles were dirty and there were cracks between some of them. Overall I expected more for my money.
Friendly staff: relaxed atmosphere; clean & comfortable.
position the bed was very old and uncomfortable