De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton
Reviews - De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Excellent Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The staff are very freindly and helpful from start to finish of our stay.
Breakfast was excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast. We had breakfast basis but if you purchase breakfast locally its around £14.00 per person.
I didn't have dinner at this hotel although the menu looked very nice I was on a budget!! so we we went to a nice italian place Bella Italia located in the town centre located 5 minutes drive distance from the hotel. We also went to Chiquitos the opposite direction about 10-15 minute walk, there are also plenty of other resturaunts open in the main shopping streets.
The Rooms are plesent grand in style 'Edwardian' furnishing but also modern in facilities I cant comment on the traditional room which is their standard room as I had booked the waterfront deluxe room with a balcony, very nice the rooms were very clean spacious minibar, ironing facilities, T.V Tea, Coffee making facilities. The bathroom is very modern and clean.
Swimming pool was a good size open from 7am till 10pm other pampering facilities are expensive thats why I only had my eyebrows re- shaped for a fiver.
The hotel in general is very close to the docks, shoping centre, food places and the main road. I definately reccommend this hotel, very good location and compared to the others that I had a good nose at the Novotel would be my 2nd choice simply because I have stayed at many Novotels and you expect the same from wherever you go.
Another excellent stayfrom Bob1949
excellent hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Much Improved - Great Stay!from A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was bright and airy, clean and well furbished with fabulous views of the water. We ate in the Number 5 restaurant on the first night and enjoyed a very nice meal served by staff who were very very friendly but not 'in your face'...well trained! On the second night we deciced to relax a little and ordered room service. If you think room service is a microwaved burger and chips then think again....superb!
A great stay will come back when we are next in the UK
How not to do breakfast...from A TripAdvisor Member
What really spoiled it for me was the utter fiasco of Sunday breakfast. OK I know it's always likely to be busy, but in how many other 5* hotels would you expect to wait 15 minutes to get a table, 3 minutes to get a clean glass for your fruit juice and just under 10 minutes to get a packet of muesli? Get the general idea? Total farce! And no, it wasn't actually that busy - just that nobody had cleared at least half of the tables and there were dishes piled high one every worktop!
The location is convenient - close to shops, and generally the hotel is ok, but for the money I paid and the fact that it claims to be 5*, I expect a bit better. Would I stay there again? Not sure...!
Oh, one last thing - for those who assume that any luggage left with the concierge is secure - think again. It gets left in the foyer for anybody to interfere with (or worse).
Extremely Disappointingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I must say that the staff were always pleasant and willing to help but it really must be said that while I could have happily overlooked any of these incidents (except the slept in bed) in isolation it seems to me that there were too many to be overlooked in the course of a two day stay particularily in a 5 star hotel. We were given a complimentary bottle of champagne and toiletries but really I would have found it more pleasing and restful to have had a decent clean room and to have stayed in it for the duration of my stay rather than having to move twice.
I will certainly not stay there again.
Friendly and Professional Servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Expensive but worth it.from RJB1000
I'm normally critical of hotels but this one really did surprise me.
I arrived at reception at 8pm and the welcome could not have been nicer. Food was good both room service and breakfast.
Overall the staff were all extremely friendly indeed.
The only negative I would say is the bar area needs new seating and perhaps it was a bad evening but I went in at 10pm for a quick drink at a time when it wasn't busy, 2-3 people serving 4 small groups and I had to wait 15mins, I gave up in the end. Apart from that it was overall very good and I'd stay again.
Very Good Indeedfrom TheLondonGuy
The Hotel is a little expensive, but you do get what you pay for. The in-house food is also rather expensive. However, you can walk into town and get cheaper eats.
Just arrived home from a 1 night stay and can highly recommendfrom vivvy
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Other names for De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel
- de vere hotel southampton
- de vere grand harbour southampton
- de vere grand harbour hotel
- Address: West Quay Road - Southampton - England - SO15 1AG - United Kingdom
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