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White Star Tavern

5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   28 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
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Ranked #12 of 35 Southampton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in and out service was excellent, we were treated to a lovely bottle of birthday prosecco, decor was lovely, location was ideal, bed comfy and shower good. Really enjoyed our stay and would return if in the area Only negative comments: breakfast service was slow but it was Sunday, room was hot overnight (no heating was on but was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good venue in popular bar location. crowd is more professional than Bedford place and pints can be a little more expensive than other places. The European waitress needs to smile and stop looking grumpy after picking up the glasses on the tables!

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday lunch with a friend. The cocktails were perfect that we had before eating and when seated the bar tender made a cocktail specific to what I said I liked. It was a nice touch. The food was outstanding. Shame it was so very noisy (two tables of very drunk males). For the quality of food the bill was very... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The White Star Tavern is a real mix, outstanding gastro pub feel with an upmarket drinking venue thrown in. The food is excellent, a good selection and well cooked. The bar area does get busy on a weekend and with that comes a bit of noise. Unfortunately on this occasion it did detract from the dining experience. I'd definitely return,... More

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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Amazing rooms, warm, spacious, clean and nice decorated. Loved the walk in shower. Great restaurant downstairs with even more great and friendly staff! Great value for money, would definately recommend it! Tip: during weekends you must book a table at the restaurant if you don't want to wait for hours

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Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Very good hotel. Breakfest very good with many fruit juice, bread... Room are very small and clean. No parking. Only public parking, 3 Minute to walk. Location very quite. You can walk to the centre of Southampton, less 10 minutes.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Nice quiet hotel, close to the see, not far away from downtown. Many restaurants nearby and also a good restaurant in the hotel. Bar is nicely busy in the evening and there are also some other bars nearby. Friendly staff.

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WhiteStarTavern, General Manager at White Star Tavern, responded to this review

I was pleased to read your positive review, following your stay at The White Star. I will certainly review your points to the staff, it is always nice to read that you found us to be friendly and the hotel to be in such a good location. We look forward to your return, of which I hope will be in... More

Brighton
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147 reviews 147 reviews
35 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a real surprise - we found the tavern on trip advisor & stayed for 1 night. The bar downstairs is really good and that sound can carry up to the rooms, but the rooms are great. The beds are large with good quality bedding, well decorated with free water and milk and cafetierre and tea making facilities. The... More

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WhiteStarTavern, General Manager at White Star Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in posting this review following your recent one night stay at The White Star. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and found our services to be of good value. We do hope to see you again soon, in the not too distant future, on your next visit to Southampton. More

KENT
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Being a "tavern" I assumed it would be very basic but the quality of the rooms was high. Also, being Christmas week and with a large noisy gastro pub below I expected it to be noisy when trying to sleep but I had no problems. The room was nice and modern and if you want to be near Oxford St... More

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WhiteStarTavern, General Manager at White Star Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review of The White Star, Southampton. I was delighted to read that you felt the service to be friendly and that your stay exceeded your expectations. I hope that we will see you soon, for a memorable return to us on the South Coast. More

Southport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Just had an amazing dining experience! Thoroughly enjoyed a very meaty duck spring roll followed by the chestnut crusted cod loin with a side of watercress and spiced nuts! Wow- wish I lived nearer! Five star food at realistic prices!

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WhiteStarTavern, General Manager at White Star Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review following your visit to the restaurant at The White Star. Your headline certainly attracted my attention, we do receive some very good feedback on both the Duck Spring Roll and Chestnut Crusted Cod Loin and I am pleased that you found this the case. Many Thanks' again for spending the time in sharing... More

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Additional Information about White Star Tavern

Also Known As:
White Star Tavern Hotel Southampton
White Star Tavern Hotel
Address: 28 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — White Star Tavern 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White Star offers a unique mix in the city centre of Southampton, with an award winning restaurant and rooms and accommodation. Our boutique style rooms have been awarded 5 stars and our restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes for food and dining, plus our vibrant and animated bar offers the very best drinks and cocktails. The relaxed and informal ethos sits well amongst the cosmopolitan and colourful Oxford Street location. Food is cooked with care and skill, using fresh locally sourced ingredients to produce classic modern British dishes. Diners can choose to eat in the contemporary restaurant or spacious bar area, or even alfresco in good weather. Style and quality extend upstairs to each of the 13 individually styled luxury guest rooms. ... more   less 
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