Holiday Inn Southampton
The closest hotel to some of the city's major cruise terminals, the Holiday Inn is located by the entrance to Dock Gate 8 and is within walking distance of the City Cruise Terminal. It's also a short and easy walk from the city centre and its shopping and entertainment district.
The hotel offers 130, recently refurbished, non-smoking, en-suite rooms. Every room includes both a bath and shower, hair-dryer, a trouser press, TV, stereo, desk with reading lamp, and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Cribs and roll-away beds can also be added to accommodate children. Suites with separate living areas are available too. There are a number of services offered at an additional charge, including pay-per-view movies and Wi-Fi internet. Room service is available between 12:15am and 12pm. Kids under 19 stay for free when sharing a family room.
Dining and fitness at the Holiday Inn
On the ground floor, guests will find the Junction Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overlooking both the Mayflower park and the town quay, the diner offers some splendid, panoramic, views of the area and docked cruise ships.
Breakfast consists of a hot buffet selection, whilst lunch and dinner are picked from à la carte menus, with a healthy option on offer for each meal too. Changes are made daily to the Chef's Specials menu, and children eat for free when staying at the hotel. For lighter snacks and a variety of drinks, there's the Junction Lounge and Bar, which is open 24 hours a day.
While staying at the hotel, guests also have access to the fully equipped on-site gym, the Spirit Health Club, the indoor 15 metre swimming pool, and the whirlpool too.