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Ellenborough House Guest House

172 Hill Lane | Shirley, Southampton SO15 5DB, England
Ellenborough House Guest House
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My self and daughter needed to stay in Southampton whilst my husband underwent an operation at Southampton hospital, we were greeted by Nicola the owner and her mother they were both very friendly. We were made to feel most welcome and relaxed whilst undergoing one of the most stressful time of our lives. We stayed in a twin room with... More 

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

Thank you Sarah for your kind review and I am so pleased that we made you and your daughter feel so welcome and at home. Your wonderful comments are greatly appreciated and I hope your husband has now returned home to make a full recovery. Thank you once again. Nicola. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I had an overnight stay & the lady of the house couldn't have been more helpful;with instructions & maps to some great walks(my preferred pastime,as opposed to shopping,which is also nearby) My course the following day was a 20 minute walk but Nicola's husband very kindly dropped me off at my destination.Lovely people & a very reasonable rate for B&B.... More 

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

Thank you Isabel we were so pleased your stay at Ellenborough House was a pleasant one. Perhaps if a next time you will be able to see a little more of Southampton. Thank you once again Isabel for your review. Nicola and Grev. More 

Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I lived for over 5 weeks in this pretty beautiful bed and breakfast guest house. The house is very nice presented inside, benefits from a lounge in a typical English style. The rooms and floors were always clean and tidy.The owner was very obliging and helpful and served every morning a wonderful breakfast. If possible, I would love to stay... More 

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

Thank you Martin for your review, very pleased your stay for the 5 weeks at Ellenborough House was pleasant. Glad you enjoyed the English breakfast. Hope all goes well for you in the future with your new post at the University and also finding a home. Look forward to meeting you or your family in the near future. Nicola. More 

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