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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 23 hotels in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Mull, Scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often stay at hotels in Southampton when visiting family members in the area. This hotel really stands out as being great value for money. The owners and staff are enthusiastic, genuinely nice people. They went out of their way to help me with transportation and luggage handling issues. The hotel has a lot of character and I'd recommend it... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is brilliant. I went for a weekend to Southampton to visit friends and always like to book a hotel so I can have my own bathroom, bed etc. Usually I stay at Premier Inn (number 1 on here) and to be fair it is a great hotel and you know what you are going to get. However, for... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the weekend reasonably priced hotel but it is more of a b&b with a pub incorporated. Staff were extremely helpful room standard but clean with fresh towels and coffee and tea making facilities. A bit creaky from upstairs floorboards we were on the first floor, however not bad enough for us to loose sleep. The only critisism... More

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gloucester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights, the staff were amazing and we were made very welcome, all the staff went out of there way to be helpful not just to us but everyone. We ate in restaurant both nights the food was well presented and tasty. Kelly enjoyed our chat and wish you much happiness in the future. Gill & Julien

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Vancouver
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we crossed the threshold we were looked after extremely well by the congenial staff. Elliott, Kelly and James went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. As well as the B & B offerings the hotel has a cozy pub, dining room and patio. The rooms were very adequate, not huge, but enough space for... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Blue Keys at the end of July. We booked a room through late rooms. We were in room 7 which is right at the top of the hotel in the eaves with a small window. The ceiling is slopped on both sides but it is quite a good sized room. Large double shower , no bath.... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything gets a tick In the box. As usual for me this was a last minute booking and everything lived up to the reviews I had seen. Service, room, presentation, value - great! Would certainly stay again. :-)

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Plantation, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this "little treasure" 1 night after our cruise. I did not want the "hassel" of trying to make our flight out of Heathrow after our cruise and booked this hotel for 1 night following our cruise. We arrived early and they let us put our baggage away so we could explore the small city area. ( Visited... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of two nights at this fabulous establishment. Gorgeous room, spotlessly clean and the best nights sleep away from home ever! Wonderful breakfast and hospitality - just a shame we didn't get to sample the restaurant meals but definitely next time.

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Hawaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We decided to spend a few days in Southampton before catching a ship there. The hotel is small and very homey..perfect! Now, you need to know it is not air conditioned but a fan is provided and a double bed IS a double bed. I knew this when we went. The room was darling and the bath was large and... More

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Address: 82 Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 2LH, England (Formerly The Golden Lion)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Blue Keys 3*
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