Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin
34 - 35 High Street
SO14 2HN SOUTHAMPTON
34 - 35 High Street
SO14 2HN SOUTHAMPTON
The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin is a 4 Star hotel that has stood in the heart of the city for over 500 years. Perfectly located near the main port it provides a great base to stay before and after your cruise or trip to the Isle of Wight. Within walking distance of Southampton's main shopping areas, historic harbour, Sea City museum, parks and city walls. Hampshire's top attractions including Beaulieu, the New Forest, Paultons Park and Marwell Wildlife Park are only a short drive away.
Mercure Southampton Centre Hotel is a Grade II listed building located in the heart of the city. Having recently completed a £4 million redevelopment programme, it is the perfect choice for business or pleasure.
This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.
GPS : 50.900261, -1.403921
The hotel's 90 recently refurbished bedrooms offer guests a range of accommodation options including suites, family rooms and enhanced accessibility.All bedrooms are non-smoking and have complimentary WiFi access, flatscreen TV with satellite channels, hair dryer, iron and board, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone.
Modern design, offering guests the very best in accommodation. All bedrooms offer en suite bathroom, LCD television, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe, controlable heating
All bedrooms are en suite, with LCD televisions, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe, controllable heating.
All bedrooms are en suite, with LCD televisions, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe, controlable heating
Double Bed, Mini Fridge, Nespresso Machine, bathrobe, slippers, upgraded toiletries, complimentary water, free unlimited WIFI, iron & ironing board, LCD television, safe, tea/coffee facilities, newspaper.
Signature has a contemporary design and feel. The menu will offer a range of dishes to cater for all, using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast served 6.30 - 9.30 Monday - Friday and 7.30 - 10.30 Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Modern design serving a wide range of drinks the perfect place to relax and unwind. Lounge menu available every day.
Reviews collected from customers who booked on AccorHotels.com
This hotel claims a 4 star rating, we didn't find anything 4 star during our 3 night stay. I am a member of the Accor loyalty program and my level gives me an upgrade on my room. When I enquired at check in I was told I had a 'nice' room already. Room 209 was not up to the standard of a 3 star seaside hotel. It was no where near the standard you would expect of a 4 star hotel, and not even a 3 star Mercure. It was small, the décor tired and bath room looked slightly grubby. We did not eat at the hotel so can make no comment on the restaurant. The bar was small but it was well set out. Though we did have to wait more than ten minutes for a barman to appear when the bar had about 10 customers waiting. The hotel is in a great location a couple of minutes walk from the marina area and the city centre, with plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. The parking is reasonable for a city centre hotel at £5 a night This isn't a terrible hotel it just isn't at the standard advertised nor up to the quality I have come to expect from Accor/Mercure hotels over the years. It needs money spent on it and if updated to a good standard and correctly rated it would be a fabulous asset.
Dear 188mrg Thank you for taking the time to review the Mercure Dolphin Hotel, Southampton. Our loyalty programme does have many benefits available according to membership level and the top tiers do include a complimentary upgrade, however this is always subject to availability. I can only assume therefore that all of our Privilege Rooms were already occupied during your stay. I have noted your comments regarding Room 209. We have a continual improvement plan in place and in light of your comments, I have instructed my maintenance team to escalate Room 209 up the list. Once again, thank you for your feedback, I hope that we can have an opportunity to welcome you back in the future where we can demonstrate the progress that has been made. Kind Regards Ed C
In My girlfriend turned on the radiator when we arrived at the hotel. Only to find the valve had broken and wouldn't turnoff. Management to the rescue! "Here! Take this duct tape to fix the valve for us!" That's honestly what happened, no new room no new nothing.
Dear Joshl7876, Thank you for your review. I believe when you stayed the hotel was fully booked so we were unable to move you to a new room. Although our reception team were unable to properly fix your radiator due to not being trained plumbers, they tied things over for you until we could get our maintenance engineer into the room after your departure. We admire their quick thinking and we have now been able to mend the radiator properly. Regards, Ed C
Recently spent one night at the Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin hotel pre-cruise. We arrived early (noon) into Southampton, but the front-desk staff gladly stored our luggage while we went to get lunch at a nearby pub. When we returned, check-in was easy and the staff very professional. The hotel is definitely an old carriage-house style property, and I can easily believe that not all the rooms are alike, but we had a very large room with a good sized bathroom as well. I do prefer showers to shower/tub combinations, but that is a personal preference (that I know many do not share), and otherwise the room was fabulous. Large comfortable beds, spacious and well-maintained room. While not on the waterfront, the location of the property was wonderful with a large number of pubs & restaurants in easy walking distance around the property. Check-out the following day was similarly efficient. Everyone was friendly & professional, and they gladly arranged a cab to the cruise terminal for us when we asked at check-out (and had a taxi there in 5 minutes). I would highly recommend the hotel, and would definitely look to stay here again if I return to Southampton.
Dear Damon S, Thank you very much for your kind review. We're delighted to read you found our staff to be so efficient and professional and that you a fabulous large bedroom with a comfortable bed - just what we want to hear! We hope to see you back here on your next visit to Southampton. Kind Regards, Ed C
Rabbit warren of corridors and steps but it became "home" to us in between other destinations. The staff were amazingly helpful and friendly. We had to prop up the windows as the window cords were broken but we loved our stay. Some beds unfortunately were a bit tired but the staff moved us to more suitable beds(two singles rather than 1 double) with no problem. Overall, oh so convenient for us for what we were doing.
Dear rejoice2903, Thank you very much for your review. We're so pleased to read our hotel felt like home during your time with us. Thank you for your very kind comments regarding our staff, we will share this with them. I'm glad they were able to change your room efficiently for you too. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, Ed C
The service was extremely slow for breakfast due to wedding breakfast in the next room and a vegi sausage took a total of 30 mins way too long the room was confortable and clean though and we did get our free drink even if the bar was empty
Dear fubb212, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you received your complimentary drink with us for being an Accor Le Club Member. I'm also pleased to read you felt your bedroom was clean and comfortable. With regards to the vegetarian sausage we will see what we can do to speed it up in future however I'm pleased we were able to cater to your dietary needs. Kind Regards, Ed C
I've stayed here before because it is a good central location for the city centre but also the docks. I travel by train so £1 gets me from Southampton central train station to holy rood church which is just 10metres or so from the hotel. Room 11 was compact so glad travelling alone. It's ground floor but note there are always two steps to get to that level and some rooms have another two steps to them. My room just shower so ask if you need a room with a bath when booking. No air conditioning so only control is a fan they left in the wardrobe. That said, it was fine for me in the weather. Had very comfortable 3 nights of sleep not disturbed by road noise or from revellers - including a Friday night. This room is towards the back of the hotel but a walkway runs beside the room so I had been (needlessly) concerned. Had breakfast all 3 days. Pretty standard and not cooked to order so depends what time you go. First day bacon had been out a while so looked less appetising and texture of cardboard though still warm. Selection of pastries is disappointing and I find one large pot of jam with small plastic containers to put some in unsatisfactory. Haven't eaten there otherwise as centre is very close by. You will find marks on walls etc. This is an old hotel. My room had watermarked ceiling. But it is very clean. Check in and out is efficient though can be a queue at peak time. They are used to people leaving luggage for storage so that is not an issue. I'd stay again. It's functional, staff polite on the whole, and well placed. But if you want rolling grounds and plenty of light, it maybe isn't for you.
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