My preferred hotel in the Southampton/Fareham/Portsmouth area. Being close to everything via M27, and the superstore center nearby making it comfortable for some on-journey shopping.
The staff is
always really welcoming and friendly, much appreciated when I check in around midnight after a long drive from Gatwick Airport, and efficient when I leave early in the morning.
The bar and restaurant is good for relaxing in a "no surprises" manner, and the dinner menu card is fine for a Holiday Express hotel, I would recommend, though, more frequent changes of the menu options.
And last but not least, the free parking on the premises, with easy access to M27, makes the HolidayInn Express M27 a bargain. [Less]