This review focuses on the looks/comfort of the room, but that's mostly what you're paying for, right?
I came down to Southampton primarily to do some photoshoots with local models. I was initially planning on getting a cheap Premier Inn-type room to save money, but when I found out about Cargo through TripAdvisor, was won over by the beautiful rooms (other than my models, it's what makes/breaks the photoshoot), so £80 for a gorgeous room and bathroom, or £50 for a small//boring room....not a tough decision!
I phoned in advance, and the staff were very helpful in describing each of the rooms, their layout/size/features etc, and advised me on which would be best. They even said I could possibly use spare rooms during the day, however on the day, they said they were all due to be used later, or being cleaned. Fair enough, but very kind of them to offer!
On arrival, they showed me the available rooms for my 2 night duration, room 4 was red and spacious, esp the bathroom, but I chose 9 for slightly different colours/layout. Plenty of space around the sizeable (and VERY comfortable) bed. The sheets and pillows are top quality. Lovely finish to everything, pretty desk and comfortable velvet chair at it, spare leather armchair, pretty wardrobe, bedside tables and the wooden bed headboard. Freeview TV screen on the wall, kettle and full coffee/tea facilities, free bottled water, hair dryer, all present. The bathroom was even better - very pretty beige marbled tiles, with brown in the large shower (it even has a deep ledge/seat, the staff said it was popular with the ladies, apparently). The shower was great in use. All bright, clean, high quality.
All the models agreed the room was gorgeous, lots of "wows" on entering the bathroom, and the photos are beautiful as a result.
I didn't eat in the bar/restaurant (the menu didn't take my fancy), but it's very trendy and stylish, somewhere I'd hang out if I lived in Southampton.
As a hotel, I'd definitely recommend it as top choice in Southampton, staff were all very helpful and friendly, rooms clean, large, comfortable and gorgeous :)
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.