WOW .Where do i start we sent two nights at the mayfair guest house the room was spotless and really nicely furnished the owner has taken there time to present the rooms in great style and comfort. the kitchen and dining area too are spotless and applied with everything you could possibly need to make your stay easy . Overall i would highly recommend the guest house and with easy walking distance to the train station/ port area and the town centre making it well suitable for Southampton city centre and surrounding areas .
This was a true delight of a guest house. For the princly sum of £35 i was pleasantly surprised to find that my room was beautifully decorated to a high standard, complimentary tea and coffee available, tv, top quality toiletries on tap for my use and the room was comfortable, warm and absolutely spotless. The house didn't provide breakfast but it provided all the facilities for guests to bring their own or, as in my case, I preferred to eat out. I would certainly highly recommend this little gem of a guest house and will gladly book again the next time I'm on a course in Southampton.
We are repeat customers of the Mayfair and have seen this guest house go from strength to strength over the years. Nothing is too much trouble, it is immaculate and comfortable. The big named hotels do not even get a look in with us in Southampton as we wont take our business anywhere else. Honestly this is the best place with the loveliest owners and you will not be disappointed.
We booked a Norwegian Fjord cruise for our 20th wedding anniversary. We decided to do a pre and post cruise say at a traditional British Guest House. Mayfair had great reviews so we made reservations. Mark was quick to reply and everything seemed to be in order. Our pre cruise stay for 2 nights was great, as expected per our reservation. While Mayfair Guest House is nicely presented, clean and in good repair, we were very disappointed to return post cruise and find that the super king room that we had reserved several months earlier, and reconfirmed weeks prior to our travel, and was confirmed by Mark, was no longer available. As a result we ended up being downgraded to their king room which in Canada is equivalent to a queen bed. When we asked why the room wasn’t available, since it was confirmed by them just weeks prior to our travel they informed us that someone else was in the room for 2 weeks.... We came back to our room on the 4th night to find an envelope slipped under our door with a small refund for the difference in the room rate, but not an apology for giving away our room. So while the house is beautiful, if you show up and your reservation is gone what does the rest matter. As for location, it’s close to the train station which was excellent for day trips but to get to the old town and harbour front there’s a foot bridge over the train tracks which is 30 steps one side and 32 the other. About 20 minute walk to the beginning of the old town, 30 minutes to the harbour. If you go around to avoid the steps, about 40 minute walk to the old town.…
I'd read about the Mayfair on Facebook when I joined a cruise list and knew it would be the place to stay. We were not disappointed. The house is lovely and spotlessly clean. Great welcome on arrival and so ready to help. Many thanks, a great way to start a holiday. We will be back!