Stayed for one night before an early morning ferry crossing from Southampton. Really comfortable beds, quiet location with excellent restaurant facilities. Only downside is that wi-fi is via the cloud rather than available on site which necessitated a rather elongated registration process. Easy enough once registered.Staff were all great.
Breakfast is extra but you get a reduced price if you book it the night before.
I really enjoyed my stay here. There was some confusion checking in as the staff wasn't sure if I had already paid through Expedia, or if I still needed to pay upon arrival, but we figured it out.
I stayed in a single twin room and it was small, but I really wouldn't have needed anything bigger. A kettle and selection of teas were provided. The bed was really comfortable - I only stayed here for one night, but I didn't want to get out of bed because I felt like I was snuggled on a fluffy cloud.
Room was clean and updated. Nice furnishings. They offer breakfast, but it's not free. Despite being so close to the road and right by the "party center" in Southampton, my stay was quiet and I got a good night's rest.
Right in the middle of a preserved historic area. Plenty of shops, pubs and eateries within easy walking distance. Short pleasing walk to the historic waterfront where settlers to the New World departed. Beautiful moument across from the boat basin and several pubs with outside seating to enjoy dinner or a 'pint'. Uptown the Maritime and Sea Museum is outstanding, with the most interesting exhibit on the most famous ship to have departed there - the Titanic. Great park two blocks away with many memorials (great photos to be had) related to Southampton's legacy as a seaport and commerce center.
Could not more highly recommend a better place to stay, oh!! the ajoining resteraunt is superb for breakfast or dinner or . . . lunch. Just a great feature! Check it out, we will, if ever in Southampton again!!
Novotel was exactly what we needed. Just one block away from the train station, and all modern amenities and a very helpful staff. It is a short cab ride from the cruise ship terminal (costs about 7 pounds), and you can't walk there. Prebook a cab for busy departure days. Great food, although pricey.
The hotel has been recently renovated to a high standard. It is a very quaint and quirky old coaching inn. Nice bar with open fire, good beers and a very friendly welcome. All the staff were extremely friendly, proficient and competent.
The room a superior double had a four poster bed and was very comfortable, the magnificent bathroom was next to the bedroom and had a wonderful rainforest style shower and a roll top bath. The room was huge.
The Inn offered a good evening menu and you are able to eat in the bar or the restaurant.
The inclusive breakfast offers a small buffet with cereals, pastries and a small selection of fruit and juices. There is also a comprehensive cooked menu to follow offering a good selection.
It's hard to find any major faults and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will return should I need a place to stay in the general vicinity in the future.
My only slight niggle was with the central heating, the extremely competent radiators have no thermostatic controls, the only way to attempt temperature controls is via the large valve, my fruitless efforts were to no avail, in the end you simply have to resort to on or off.
Well done The Crown Inn, I had a lovely 1 night stay whilst travelling on business.
Set on a broad inlet, Southampton is the largest city in southern England and cruise capital of Northern Europe. Some of the world’s largest liners are based here and many more visit regularly. The centre is modern but retains several historic buildings, two excellent art galleries, two theatres, plus good eating, drinking and shopping. Ocean Village leisure complex at the marina features a new museum of aviation.