This hotel is exactly as you would expect.
The staff were really friendly and helpful. As I was checking in a rather rude guest was being handled very well by the other receptionist next to me.
The room was clean and functional and as described. It had a desk, tv, shower, loo and wash basin. If you were sharing a room you would have to know the person quite well as the shower opens direct into the room with just a frosted glass door for privacy and the wash basin is next to this door. Its a basic hotel, but you know this when you book so should not be a surprise.
Located next to a 24hr McDonalds should you need food, but also within walking distance of Southampton central Railway station and the town centre. I stayed two nights (Fri and sat) and there did seem to be alot of stag/hen parties checking in. I was expecting a noicy night but in the end it was fine. I parked my car in the barriered car park, this seemed secure but did cost £5 per night.
In total including parking for the two nights it cost just under £80 which I think was abit steep. I booked online 6 weeks in advance. For around £50 this would be ok. If I get the price for around £50 I would stay again, but if not I would rather pay alittle more and go somewhere not so basic.
But as far as budget hotels go, and this was my first time in an Ibis Budget if you pay the right price it is good value. It does exactly what it says on the tin! (as the advert goes)
- 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