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The Blue Keys

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   82 Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 2LH, England (Formerly The Golden Lion)
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Ranked #2 of 21 hotels in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for a night and my husband stayed for 2 nights as I was having an op at Southampton hospital and we live on the Isle of Wight. The moment we arrived we were greeted by Laura who is lovely and bubbly, very friendly and efficient she works very hard. The decor is lovely very art nouveau. Our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a private party here of around 100 guests - food, service, venue and accommodation were all fantastic. The manager, Elliot, was extremely helpful in tailoring everything to our needs, getting in speciality beers and cooking up a delicious BBQ spread on the day. Great cooked breakfast the next day too. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My sister was 50 on February 26th, she wanted a breakfast party for the family, after Elliot and Becky looked after us so well on our wedding reception last year we decided to hold it at the Blue Keys in Southampton. The breakfast menu was varied and well thought out and as always the unflappable Elliot was the perfect host.... More

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BlueKeysHotel, Owner at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to welcome you back to The Blue Keys- a birthday breakfast is a fantastic idea and I'm sure you will set a precedent! We are pleased that you all had an enjoyable morning and look forward to seeing you again- perhaps just for a standard breakfast after all, non- hotel guests... More

12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Recently I have wondered if the hospitality industry is no more in the UK, however this hotel restored my faith. The staff are genuinely friendly, helpful, smart and accommodating. The Hotel was smart and clean throughout, and we will be booking again in future. I had a sore back when I got up on the Saturday morning and the Beautician... More

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that we have helped restore your faith and that most aspects of your stay were enjoyable. We're pleased you enjoyed both your massage and the roast dinner. If you are ever staying in Southampton again we hope you stay with us. More

Berkshire, England
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Booked tickets for the Mayflower Theatre and wanted to spend the night in Southampton rather than travel home afterwards. Found this hotel by using Google Map and it was in a perfect location only about a 15 minute walk away from the hotel. It represented very good value for money, we had the £100 DBB rate for a double room... More

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us prior to and after your theater visit- we're glad you enjoyed all of the food consumed and found it to be good value for money. We hope next time you come you have time to have a relaxing treatment in the salon and perhaps even have time for... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stay at The Blue Keys when visiting family in Southampton. It means that we have our own base. We have stayed there several times and always find the staff helpful and accommodating. Our room has always been very comfortable and it is a nice quiet spot whilst being fairly close to the centre of Southampton.

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Kalamata, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Elliot and his staff made us very welcome. We stayed for 10 nights and felt like part of the family. Our room was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Breakfast and restaurant menus were very imaginative and all the food was home cooked and delicious served at comfortable highly polished tables. It was fabulous to be able to book beauty and... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and I have just completed a three night stay at the Blue Keys, which we consider is more like a glorified guest house rather than an hotel. Located in a quiet part near Marshall Square, so little problem with traffic noise. Check-in was quick and efficient, and the en-suite bedroom was clean, bright and fresh-smelling. However, we soon... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed here for new Years day 2014 with friends. Can't say anything bad in fact it's all good! Room was great, with a very good service. Loved the complementary treats, etc. . The service was second to none and the food was top notch and everyone had a relaxing time and enjoyed their stay. Will definitely stay there again!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Being self employed I spend a great deal of time in hotels all across the country. and for the past 6 months I have been working in Southampton, initially I was looking for somewhere cheap to stay that was a good central location near to the train station, and booked in for a week. I was pleasantly surprised at what... More

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Also Known As:
Blue Keys Hotel
Blue Keys Southampton
Blue Keys Hotel Southampton
Address: 82 Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 2LH, England (Formerly The Golden Lion)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Southampton
#3 Romantic Hotel in Southampton
#4 Family Hotel in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Blue Keys 3*
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