This classic Hilton hotel has been built on one of the UK’s best-known cricket grounds, Southampton’s The Ageas Bowl. But it’s not just for cricket fans (or music lovers -- the ground has hosted acts such as The Who and Oasis). Countryside views and easy access to the local area make it a great option for a weekend getaway.
Southampton offers a variety of museums and galleries, along with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars, and you can explore the city’s long maritime history at SeaCity Museum, 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Further afield, there’s historic Winchester, the South Downs National Park and the New Forest National Park, all less than 30 minutes’ drive away.
Back at the hotel, there are two options for hungry guests. Beefy’s, despite the name (it’s a cricketing thing), is a fine dining restaurant offering dishes such as seared scallops with Hampshire black pudding, or braised pig cheek with tarragon. The Lakeview Sports Bar offers lighter bites and pub-style fare as well as several large plasma TV screens. Other amenities include a fitness centre and a spa, which has 8 treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, thermal suites and a nail bar (charges apply).
Rooms are decorated in contemporary style, and many have balconies with views of the cricket stadium or the soon-to-be golf course (due to open in 2016). All have desks, 42-inch TVs and free WiFi. If you need more space, family rooms, executive rooms and suites are also available.
by Tracey Cheffey
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
One child 18 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for full breakfast: GBP 16.95 for adults and GBP 8.95 for children (approximately)
Air conditioning is available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Southampton Airport is about 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel, or you can take the X4 bus directly from the airport -- get off on Botley Road and walk up to the hotel. The closest train station is at Hedge End, an 8-minute drive away. Free parking is plentiful and available on site.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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