We're thinking of the Mercure Dolphin in Southampton and they offer rooms with or without the meal(s).
What do you think?
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Edit: BTW, the Dolphin is an excellent choice. Most other hotels are modern clones - perfectly acceptable, but oh so blandI take your point, JB - I've spent a lot of boring nights in Travelodges / Premier Inns - but they do work and are often reasonably priced. As regards the Dolphin, I've never stayed there but, having driven past it often in busy streams of traffic, I've wondered that it might be a bit noisy?
Pubs offer best value, but there's a good range of pubs & restaurants within very easy walking distance of the Dolphin, which is in the heart of the old town.Thanks, John. Romm & breakfast it is.
Very few nearby options for breakfast, just a couple of workmens' cafes, so do breakfast in the hotel.
But stax of options for lunch, snax, dinner, so spread your wings & try a few.
Edit: BTW, the Dolphin is an excellent choice. Most other hotels are modern clones - perfectly acceptable, but oh so bland
Anyone -Well, if you bought breakfast separately it would no doubt cost more, but as part of a package it sounds perfectly feasible.
Would you have an idea of how much breakfast at the Mercure Southampton would be per person? The hotel website lists a room with breakfast at $136.53 and room only at $128.40. Can breakfast really only cost $8.13 US? If so, I'll book thru AAA for a room only at $89.62.
Appreciate the help. (Every dollar counts you know )
We've just stayed at the new (built last year) Premier Inn West Quay and were very impressed.Hi Debbie.
We booked four weeks in advance and paid £39 for the room, it was clean with a big comfy bed, sofa, nice modern bathroom, flat screen tv and 30 minutes of free wifi (it's very cheap to buy more)
When we went to dinner they had a package, 3 courses, a drink and then full breakfast the next morning for £22 per person. We had a lovely meal and a very nice breakfast the next morning.
Total cost £83!
We booked the Mercure Southampton Center for our pre-cruise stay in November 2012. We booked our two night stay in a double room with breakfast each day, directly through the hotel website for a total of 168 GBP or $268 US. We think that's a pretty good rate.Since that hotel offers free cruise-long parking for residents, you could always auction your space on e-Bay
Thanks John for the recommendation.
Now on to planning our one full day and one 1/2 day sightseeing. Yeah!
Hi Debbie.The hotel has been open over a year and they regularly do those prices at most premier inns the walk up price was £74. I was only there last week. Next week they have rooms at £49 two weeks after £39
Well might you grin.
Your price was a promo for the opening period of this new hotel, & I know others have paid as little as £29 for a room
But the honeymoon is over - room prices are flexible but now around £60 to £70, which is about their true value.
Since that hotel offers free cruise-long parking for residents, you could always auction your space on e-Bay
note to Mercure management : I'm jokin'
Do they? or that the joke not ebayYes, they provide free cruise parking (and a taxi to the pier) if requested.
We had dinner at the Red Lion, a few steps away, exit hotel and turn left. It was very cold and we did not feel like traipsing the streets. They serve large portions. Our room was very warm and as it was on the side, overlooking the courtyard/alley it was quiet.Oooh. Thanks for the information. Hope our room isn't a converted broom closet, but excited to stay here anyway. We will have to try the Red Lion.