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Address: Southampton SO14 3JS, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 228353
Description: This busy and lively 450-berth marina is hopping with activity with...
This busy and lively 450-berth marina is hopping with activity with private yachts, cruise ships, fine dining establishments and shopping.
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When this opened it was a bit out of the ordinary and people visited for the shopping and novelty factor......Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth totally outstripped Ocean Village and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My boyfriend goes to southampton university. Being a student I am more inclined for a lively nightlife scene however I was brought here on a Saturday night for a few drinks and it was honestly one of the nicest nights I've had. Overall just a lovely atmosphere! The sights are breath taking, pubs,restaurants etc are beautifully decorated. The docs is... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice place and even better with recent development in building the tallest tower in Southampton.Not much here, just a restaurant,boats and a good independent cinema but definitely worth visiting just to look at boats and walk along past classy residential areas, or to unwind. Definitely one of the nicest places in the city.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely place to go. Always quiet when I have been. The world boat race (that ended here) was a great day out for the family .

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Birmingham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spent a long weekend in Southampton where the highlight was a family party aboard the "Princess Caroline" moored in Ocean Village. A novel idea with a sit down buffet which was excellent and bar followed by music etc. on the top deck to finish off a most enjoyable evening. We stayed 3 nights at the Premier Inn, New Road, where... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

When this opened it was a bit out of the ordinary and people visited for the shopping and novelty factor......Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth totally outstripped Ocean Village and continues to do so. Unless you have a boat in the Marina, there is no real reason to go out of your way to visit this place any more.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
22 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

In the nicest possible place, was a waste of time and I'll never get the back, quite clean and tidy but nothing there of any interest... To be fair there is nothing in the surrounds either, I would almost suggest getting back in the car and going to lymington or on a boat and get the hell out of their

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I came here to go on a Seadogz Extreme RIB experience (which was great) and intended to hang around expecting there to be a bit of bustle and stuff going on. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. Ocean Village is a 'mixed-use' marina that is largely office park, part building site and part apartments, with two cinemas, a couple of restaurants... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

When the place opened back in the 80s it was THE place to be seen... Now.. most of the shops have closed, and although there's a couple of middle-of-the-road eateries and a cinema... nothing is that special.. it's mostly flats and residential buildings... Could have been so much more... but there we go... visit Gunwharf Quay in Portsmouth if you... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

If you are travelling here, other than the shopping mall, you will find it a disappointment. Completely lacking in services for the general tourist. Its future plans include billions of pounds in upgrades and investments to improve the place; but, unfortunately, the plans do not include a beach, which is what the place could use to take better advantage of... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Lovely setting - lots of boats - used to be a lively place with restaurants etc, but shops & restaurants mainly gone. I believe there's still a cinema there, but Ocean Village is very quiet now

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