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“A great wee hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Elizabeth House Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43-44 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XP, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Southampton
Scotland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A great wee hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed here for two nights prior to our cruise and were so glad we did. We usually stay in Grand Harbour when in Southampton but will be staying at the Elizabeth in future.
Our room was beautifully decorated and the bathroom was very modern. Both were spotless. The bay window in the bedroom gave in so much light. The bed was king sized and comfortable. The room also had two decent chairs and a table. The flat screen TV was on the wall. Wi fi was fast and free, the owners will give you a separate password for each device. The room was warm so I asked for a fan and the owners took one to my room within a few minutes.
The owners were very hands on, if they weren't serving you breakfast they were in the reception area.
The breakfast room was large and bright. Hubbie loved his full British whereas I had perfect poached eggs one day and slightly over cooked scrambled eggs the next. They did not skimp on toast or ant food for that matter. Their breakfast certainly set you up for the day.
They have a bar that serves snacks all day and meals in the evening but it is only open Monday to Friday. We dined there on the Friday. A lot off the food on the menu was not available so we both settled for steak pie. I was worried that it would be shortcrust pastry as we are used to puff pastry pies in Scotland. It was puff pastry with the most tenderest meat that I've tasted inside. The pie was very big, one could have served two so do not order a starter. We waited 30-45 mins for our meal as it was cooked to order. The veg was fresh not frozen. The food was worth the wait. You can also have the food delivered to your room at no extra cost.
Unlike other hotels in the centre of Southampton you do not pay for parking when staying there. We left our car for the week we were cruising and even with adding the return taxi fare it still worked out lots cheaper than parking at the port.
The hotel is on a bus route and only takes 5mins or so to take you into West Quay shopping centre.
If you are looking for a great inexpensive hotel then look no further than the Elizabeth.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stayed here when visiting the university. This place is a very friendly local hotel, and if you are arent looking for big hotel with all the trimmings right in the town centre, then this place is brilliant. I would highly recommend it, and will definitely use it again.

Staff: The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful (they even picked up my car key and closed my car window for me, when I was stuck in my room with sleeping child, and brought the key back - so grateful).

Rooms: The hotel doesnt look special from the Avenue, but the rooms have been very nicely renovated; very clean, lovely bathroom, big shower heads, flatscreen tvs, wifi everywhere. If you sleep lightly, then maybe a rear facing room is further from the main road.

Breakfast: awesome. Lots of cereals, yogs, juices, etc, and then a big offering of cooked breakfast: bacon, eggs, sausage, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc.

Location: its great for visiting people who live around the Common, or visiting the university. Its also very close to town, being on the main Avenue into town. Also very near to Portswood and London road, for some bars etc if you want them.

Overall, would highly recommend and would stay there again. Great for anyone, unless you'll be disappointed that its not a chain hotel with a pool.

Room Tip: Rear facing rooms are probably less noisy from the main road. But it didnt stop us sleeping.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nice, France
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed here for one night before our cruise and also left our car here for a week. We were greeted on arrival and efficiently checked in. Our room was at the back of the hotel and although very clean and had tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen t.v., it was a little tired around the edges but as it is a two star hotel, it is absolutely fine. The bed was very clean and comfortable and of a good size. Plenty of hot water. The one thing that let the room down was the fact that every step taken, the floor creaked big time. The owner apologised when I mentioned it but I would imagine it would be expensive to fix and thats why it hasnt been done. The room was very quiet - would be concerned if I had a front bedroom as its on a very busy main road. However, this is also a benefit as the hotel is very easy to find. The breakfast was exceptional - nothing was too much trouble - plenty of everything and as soon as you have finished, your things were taken away. Very friendly and efficient staff. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed here on the Saturday 3rd May and our room was ready early for which was great.We stay and leave our car for the duration of a cruise which is usually 3 weeks but was only 4 days this time.We found a space at the front and this was ok for the duration. Brett the owner is very welcoming as was the receptionist we dealt with.We had a lovely ground floor room No 32 in the adjacent building to the main hotel.The rooms in this building have recently been refurbished and are superb,we will ask for this again.We had a good breakfast which was everything you could wish for,freshly cooked and good quality ingredients.We are retired hoteliers so you have expectations and the Elizabeth House Hotel fulfills in every way.On our return the receptionist was out as soon as the taxi arrived outside to welcome us back.Would certainly recommend especially for cruise stay and park.

Room Tip: No 31 and 32 are very good and also rooms in main hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed for one night. Very warm welcome. Lovely meal in the bar when we arrived and a great breakfast in the morning. Room spotless and very comfy. Personal preference would be to have net curtains as they are very large windows and felt a bit like a goldfish bowl in the ground floor room. Had to keep the heavy curtains closed to get ready in the morning.
Would recommend staying here. Very good location for the cruise docks.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on the Easter weekend with a party of 5 adults and 2 kids after a busy day at Paultons Park. Everyone had a good night, the rooms were of a good size and the hotel had all we needed for a good rest, including a cot for the little one. Breakfast also very good at made to order.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Harlow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Thank you to everone at the Elizabeth hotel Southampton, what a lovely stay the room was clean and well kept, we are three sisters who attended our nephews wedding, we had a family room with 1 double bed 1 single and a put u up, brilliant, the breakfast was ample and the staff we pleasent, and very helpful. Thank you

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 43-44 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Southampton
#6 Romantic Hotel in Southampton
#6 Business Hotel in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Elizabeth House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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