We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alcantara Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
20 Howard Road Shirley, Southampton SO15 5BN, England
Hotel amenities
Alcantara Guest House
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #8 of 44 Southampton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015
ambennett Coventry, United Kingdom
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Coventry, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stayed here with my sister whilst visiting my daughter and attending a concert she was in. The owner was helpful allowing us to check in early and guaranteeing a parking space. The rooms were warm, clean and comfortable. The guest house itself was quiet which ensured a good night's sleep. A substantial breakfast was included in the price and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our daughter booked this for us for a one night stay when visiting her based on the photos on their website. The room we were given was beautifully decorated, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom immaculate. It had everything we needed for our stay. The breakfast was delicious and the owner and her staff could not have been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband was having an operaton at the Spire Hosp so my daughter and I booked into the Alcantara for one night. We were welcomed with tea and cakes, maps of the area and all sorts of other useful information. Beds were comfortable and breakfast was fabulous. Very friendly, helpful staff and nothing was any trouble for them. Would definitely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed here as I was having an operation the following morning at southampton General hospital. I was extremely nervous and was made to feel completely at ease by the lovely lady running the accommodation. Our room was lovely and homely which is just what I needed to make me feel comfortable. It was spotlessly clean and great value for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shropshire, UK
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
34 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I wanted a cheap option for a single room for one night and this looked good. I wasn't disappointed: in fact I was delighted! Really warm, comfortable, cosy room, really nice welcome and excellent hospitality. The breakfast was first-class - better than I'd had in a 4* hotel a few days earlier. Lots of fresh fruit and perfectly cooked scrambled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were looking forward to our stay, after a very pleasant phone call earler with the owner. We arrived to a very warm welcome. We were shown to our room, and was asked if we would like tea or coffee. We were then brought a teatray including a choice of home made cakes. Very nice warm room. Breakfast was first... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Alcantara Guest House, Southampton. What we Liked: - Nicely appointed room. - Hospitality of AJ the owner. -Tea/Coffee and Goodies on arrival - Arranged for Taxi for departure - Location, Location - Short Taxi Ride from the Train Station. - Short Taxi Ride to our Cruise Ship [Emerald Princess] - Excellent Full English Breakfast. I am mobility limited. The Alcantara... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
495 reviews 495 reviews
80 hotel reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice room - Comfortable and quiet. Brilliant welcome with fantastic hospitality. Great Breakfast - Included in the price. Very Highly Recommended : one of the best B&B's I have stayed at for a long while.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed at this B&B whilst visiting our son at Southampton University. It is located very close to his hall of residence, which is one of the reasons we chose it. It is a pretty standard British B&B - not a boutique hotel - but it's a pretty good one and has much to recommend it. Firstly the delightful owner, AJ,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Preston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stayed here for a friend's wedding and booked fairly last minute, so rather than a lazy choice of 'some chain hotel', I booked this lovely little guest house. The lady who checked me in was so wonderfully welcoming and after realising how long my journey was she furnished me with a couple of local brochures, taxi numbers, local advice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

17 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (17)
Dining (2)
Bathroom (2)
Room/suite (8)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question