The Ibis budget (formerly the Etap) is in a fabulous position well placed for those over nighting before a cruise break or spending a few days shopping or sight seeing in the Southampton area.
Etap hotels are well known on the continent and I have stayed in them in Europe often. The Ibis budget is exactly the same, clean basic accomodation which offers everything you need but with no frills. The room, which has air con/heating, is clean, the bed with single bunk over has a continental quilt ( single pillow per person) , hanging rail, dressing table/desk chair, colour tv with limited channels, seperate loo, shower cubicle and basin. No fridge, no tea and coffee facilities in room but available reasonably in reception, hair dryer available from reception (£10 deposit), no in room safe. One power point. This is basic but bright, clean and well presented, the bed is a touch on the hard side but that could be a plus too some. The parking is very reasonable at £5 a day payable at reception and cars can be left there while you cruise off, this is extremely handy and cheap for cruise parking unless your lucky enough to get cruise parking as part of your cruise deal. Reception will get you a taxi to your ship. If using as a base to sight see / shop in Southampton this is an excellent position just off the main shopping area, easy walking distance, with a leisure centre just over the road with multiplex cinema, and Southamptons Sea City museum just a short walk away too. Breakfast is a simple continental affair available in reception, or there is a MacDonalds next door and other eating places just a short walk away in the West Quay shopping centre. If you like the idea of the location but baulk at the utilitarian nature of the Ibis budget, the Ibis ( not budget) and the much posher Novotel are on the same site sharing the same car parking facility's, more expensive but more luxury. ( We've stayed at the Ibis next door, similar but slightly upgraded rooms, couldn't justify the Novotel as its quite expensive compared to the other two). Too summarise - basic but clean accomodation at a reasonable price, book early to get the best rates ( online).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Raphaella YVER, the Manager of the Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre would like to welcome you. Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre is a low-cost hotel situated in central Southampton, close to the shopping and nightlife of Southampton city centre and easily accessible from the M27. The hotel has 124 contemporary guest rooms and is 100% non-smoking. Each room has en-suite shower, air cooling and flat-screen TV with freeview channels. Free WI-FI throughout. 24/7 reception, 24/7 snacks/drinks and as much as you can eat buffet breakfast at £5.50. On-site car-park from £6 for 24 hours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etap Southampton