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“Great place - disappointing room” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Pig in the Wall
Ranked #2 of 43 Southampton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great place - disappointing room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

The location, overall ambience and service was wonderful. Great breakfast. Staff recommended Nearby pub for dinner and it was great. Easy secure parking. Only negative from our room. It was clean and nicely decorated with great ensuite bathroom but had no window. Would state here again and recommend it as a place to stay but be picky which room you choose.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Stayed on a midweek overnight, the room I had was number 8 which was bright, front facing towards the sea, and was well appointed with a powerful rainfall shower and very comfy bed. The rooms retain their original character whilst having all mod cons including DAB radios and coffee machines in the well stocked mini bar. Secure parking beside the hotel is an added bonus.
The bar is welcoming, very well stocked with a selection of craft beers and wines, can only vouch for the bar snacks not the restaurant but the nibbles are great piggy based fare.
Staff where friendly and attentive, nothing was too much trouble. Will definately go back when Im in the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Small room with difficult shower, which leaked over bathroom floor Blinds needed to be closed to prevent guests in opposite hotel seeing straight Most staff made us feel like an inconvenience. No porridge available at breakfast, even though its widely advertised as being special. Seemed way too expensive for the room, location and service and £10 parking charge added "for secure parking"

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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norfolk, england
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55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We loved this hotel great individual rooms and lovely atmosphere only downside was very hot rooms due to heavy cotton sheets. Bathrooms were lovely although one of our rooms there wasn't a door separating the toilet from the room so not good for a first date!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stayed for one night in November 2013 and absolutely loved this hotel (and we're quite fussy!). The room was one of their smallest but really comfortable and quiet. Nespresso machine and well-stocked mini bar in the room, DVD player, good TV, amazing shower, beautiful tiles on the floor in the bathroom…
The breakfast was lovely, the staff friendly and helpful. We also ate in the bar on Saturday night. My only room for improvement comment is concerning the red wine. There were only 4 red wines and the one we had was nothing special.
Great location for the IMAX in Southampton and for getting to the New Forest on Sunday morning!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

If you are looking for comfort, attention to detail, proper showers and a comfortable bed - but you just don't want to chose one of those run of the mill formulaic hotels, go here. We only had a one night stay but it was everything I expected with all those little bits and pieces in your room that makes a hotel stay just that much nicer. It's quirky design - industrial with modern and traditional sitting comfortably side by side - so possibly not everyone's cup of tea. Mini bar stocked to the brim with food and drink, decent tea and coffee facilities, nice toiletries all add to thee experience. They do not have a restaurant which would have been helpful as we arrived late with a 5 year old - however the suggested a decent Italian 5 mins walk away. Only downside was breakfast - good selection of cheeses, slightly odd selection of cold meats, boil your own eggs and make your own toast - i know it does not have a kitchen but a bacon sandwich would have been a great addition along with a better selection of croissants - especially ay £10 /head. Oh, and don't say yes to a newspaper unless you really do want it - it is not complimentary. Minor things, we had a lovely stay and the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Beautiful bar/guest house with extremely pleasant staff. A must even if only for a drink in beautiful Southampton. The rooms are well appointed & spacious but slightly on the high end when it comes to price. They do not have facilities for food but they do offer a quite unique travel arrangement where you will be taxied, privately, to their other premises outside of Southampton to enjoy a meal & then delivered back to The Pig - In The Wall. Nice touch!
We didn't sleep here but were shown around their wonderful rooms.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Pig in the Wall

Property: The Pig in the Wall
Address: 8 Western Esplanade, Southampton SO14 2AZ , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Pig in the Wall 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stylish hotel featuring 12 shabby chic bedrooms set within Southampton’s historic medieval walls. The hotel also has a delicious deli counter serving breakfast, lunch and supper. The hotel's convenient location near to the cruise terminal and the city centre makes it the perfect place to stay. ... more   less 
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