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Ellenborough House Guest House

172 Hill Lane | Shirley, Southampton SO15 5DB, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a great stay here in a single room. A really warm welcome from Nicola and lots of useful tips on the local area. My room was spotless and I enjoyed my cooked breakfast. I would book a stay here again. Nice and close to the train station and the common.

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Claire for your review, so pleased you were happy at Ellenborough House and also had a great week-end, thank you once again very appreciated. Kind regards. Nicola. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife was having major open heart surgery in Southampton General Hospital, so it was a stressful time for me but Nicola did all she could to make me feel comfortable and at ease. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was always enquiring as to how things were going with my wife's recovery. The food was wonderful,... More 

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Piper for your kind review most appreciated. So pleased you were comfortable at Ellenborough House. We hope your wife is making a speedy recovery. Best wishes to you both. Nicola. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Southampton to see our daughter and she picked Ellenborough House for us to stay at for two weeks altogether. Well, what an inspired choice! The room was clean, spacious and well serviced. Nicola and her mother couldn't do enough for us and breakfast was excellent. We felt very much at home and would highly recommend this lovely B&B... More 

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and I am so pleased you had a great experience while in Southampton. Your wonderful comments are generally appreciated and I hope you both had a safe trip back to Australia. Hope also that Jan's operation is a success. Kind regards to you both. Nicola. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Nicola is an unbelievable host. Her guest house is immaculate and has a real home from home feel. I cannot recommend this guest house enough! It is first class at a realistic price! Well done Nicola, and sincere thanks for looking after me!

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Paul for the lovely review, it is a pleasure to have you stay. Hope you are both enjoying your holiday. Kind regards. Nicola. More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent location for Southampton General Hospital. Warm welcome by Nicola and her mum who are lovely people and who were very kind and friendly. Nicola went out of her way to accommodate me which I really appreciated. Clean and comfortable, very homely. Would definitely stay here again.

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Angela thank you so much for the lovely review, we are so pleased we made you feel welcome and comfortable. I hope all is going well for your husband and hope he is home now. Thank you once again Angela. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I booked very last minute on business. Nicola was a fantastic and very welcoming hostess. She was so helpful with taxis/travel plans etc. I had a single room (non en-suite) as she was booked up. The room was cosy and the communal bathroom had a lovely large power shower. There was a separate loo. The breakfast was great, fantastic coffee.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I stayed at the Ellenborough house for two weeks, and I had a very good experience. Nicola is very friendly and welcoming host. Both the room and the common bathroom/toilets are kept very clean - on a daily basis. Furthermore, the breakfast which is served every morning is also very good. I would definitely recommend this place to friends or... More 

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Hans for the excellent review after your stay at Ellenborough House. Your comments are greatly appreciated and I hope one day you will visit again. Kind regards. Nicola. More 

Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My second stay with Nicola. I woke on Sunday morning with a bit of a head after a late night. By the time breakfast was finished, I felt as right as rain. It is this attention to care which makes Nicola's hospitality such a wonderful experience. The room was well equipped, the bed very comfortable. I am going back in... More 

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Peter for your most kind review. Your wonderful comments are greatly appreciated and I hope to see you again as you said in Nov. Kinds regards Nicola. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Stayed at the Ellenborough for 3 nights in April 2015. Very comfortable accommodation. Breakfast great. Nicola, the owner is very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for her. Would stay here again. Thanks Nicola for making my time away from home easier and more comfortable.

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Joanne for your review, most appreciated. Very pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Hope to see you again when you visit Southampton. Nicola. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I stayed in Ellenborough House in Mar15 with a friend of mine and we both enjoyed it. Comfy beds, excellent breakfast etc. Nicola is a superb landlady who could give us a few useful tips what to do in S'oton and the surrounding area.

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honeySouthampton, Owner at Ellenborough House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on your stay at Ellenborough House we are pleased you both enjoyed your stay in Southampton. Hope you also had a great time in Dorset, perhaps one day you will return. Thank you once again. Nicola. More 

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