Sunday, 13 October 2013

Number 10, Southampton - Self Catering accommodation at its best!

Having a few minutes to kill at the airport, I thought it was fitting (and easy!) to leave a quick blog post about the last place we stayed in Southampton (having sold the house back in September): Number 10 on Landguard Road, Southampton. It’s run by the same people who run the excellent Mayfair Guest House across the road (#1 in Southampton on Tripadvisor!), where we also stayed a couple of nights.

Time is short, and I am lazy, so here is my Trip Advisor review:

Excellent self-catering accommodation in Southampton

We feel lucky to have found Number 10. We stayed here for our last two weeks in Southampton prior to moving abroad and it was exactly what we needed.

We stayed in one of the “standard rooms” with a shared bathroom. The room was big and well presented, as in the website photos. There are two standard rooms sharing two bathrooms, so we never had to wait to use the facilities. The bathrooms themselves are kept very clean and the showers are superb! Other shared facilities are great. The kitchen is well-equipped and each room has its own locked cupboard. Laundry facilities etc. are also good and seem sufficient for the number of guests.

The owners of Number 10 (who run the Mayfair Guesthouse B&B over the road) are extremely friendly and helpful; they made us very welcome and looked after us well but never felt intrusive.

The accommodation is very well situated, close to the train station and the city centre. It’s also a great price for what you get - a lot cheaper than a serviced apartment, for example. All things considered, Number 10 is ideal for someone moving to/from Southampton or visiting for a couple of weeks.

For anyone from the University of Southampton (and Solent, for that matter,) I reckon this place would be great for visiting academics or arriving postdocs etc.


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