Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 604
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by platinumnot elite only book as last resort
Unfortunately I left it late and the only choice was Southampton M27, Jct.7. If Holiday Inn gave an award for the worst unfriendly staffs in the world this hotel will win it. PLEASE PLEASE if anyone at IHG head office is looming at review take the franchise away. I cannot believe that Hotel has still not sorted the mobile signal issues, you need to go in the car park to make a call as there is no signal in the rooms.The staffs have no finesse they don t want to be there and they do not care about their customers.
October 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Belindabigbird Convenient overnight stay
This hotel was very conveniently sited for our pre-cruise stay in Southampton.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Budgie 123 Relaxing and trouble free stay
Using the holiday Inn as base to visit local relatives I find staying here compliments the experience by having a good quality base in order to relax knowing that the facilities are well maintained and secure.
I am always met with a warm and friendly greeting a great beginning to a leisurely weekend
October 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RolandRat Very busy....but well run
When we arrived we where speedily checked in and offered a choice of room. The staff advise the hotel was full due to an offer at a local theme park, and the best times to go for breakfast.
Room was lovely, like rest of hotel. Grounds well looked after.
This is our favourite hotel in Southampton
October 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob_H Great, but don't rely on the wifi working
Hotel stay was great. Had problems before with requesting a cot for the smallest in other hotels but it was there, ready and waiting for us, so off to a good start. Bed was comfy, small stain on the bed sheet, but nothing I was worried about and otherwise the room was clean and tidy. Could have done with an extra pillow though.
The shower was awkward to get right, seemed to be scolding hot or freezing but got there in the end.
After reading some of the reviews on here I was a little aprehensive about breakfast, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. There was a good basic selection and we all found something to eat and it was replenished quickly. If I'm honest I filled up too much and didn't want lunch. Breakfast was also served until 11am, great for the later risers.
I will agree with some of the other reviewers who have said it is a bit noisy, I was woken up at about half 5 in the morning by someone elses child screaming in a room across the hall, but the rest of them slept through it.
Now the wifi. The mobile signal is a bit poor in the area (EE
October 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kitten8521 Great service and friendly staff
All staff offered friendly and professional service from moment I arrived to when I left. The evening meal was delightful - chicken wrap highly recommended - helped down by delicious glass of wine.
Sleep review low due to personal health reasons and no reflection on facilities provided.
Will definitely visit again if in area.
October 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ktamiollo Hotel has slipped in standard
This used to be a very good Holiday Inn Express but as a Platinum member I was offered free wifi which didn't work. I booked a smoking room and was advised a day before arrival that the hotel no longer provides smoking rooms. No problem but as there was a non-refundable deposit I was very, very disappointed by the lack of concern that some people do smoke and some have to work all evening too so popping in and out of the hotel for a quick puff is not on my stay agenda.
The food was abysmal...rice was as dry as if it hadn't been cooked at all, the chicken was a steamed piece covered in an undescribable sauce. The salad was out of a packet....what else....
October 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lesanna Very pleased with the service.
Requested a downstairs room due to osteoarthritis and this was waiting on our arrival. We had a meal and 2 breakfasts in our stay. All good and the staff did a great job clearing up with a large number of guests particularly on Saturday night. Some staff seemed to work all hours but they were always very pleasant. The one blemish was that access to the free Wi-Fi for Priority Club members was not as simple as in other HIs.
October 17, 2014