Which are the best hotels for a pre cruise stay in Southampton?

Southampton is the cruise capital of England and a city that we love to visit. We always recommend that if you travelling from afar then arriving the day before is always a sensible idea. A pre cruise stay in a hotel takes the stress out of worrying that you are going to be late to board the ship.

In this post we will show you a selection of Southampton hotels that we have stayed in prior to joining a cruise ship or when we have just been just enjoying a break in this fabulous city.

You can also find some great places to eat in our video here!

To compliment this post, when you have decided which hotel is for you, we recommend you also read Cruise Mummy’s Southampton Cruise Parking post too. You will then have all the information you need for a stress free start to your cruise holiday!

What hotels are close to the cruise terminals in Southampton?

Novotel Hotel, Southampton

We stayed at the Novotel Hotel for a nights stay before our cruise on Cunard Queen Mary 2. Situated close to the Mayflower Terminal and in easy reach of the centre too. Find out if we thought this is a good hotel for a pre or post cruise stay in Southampton.



Holiday Inn, Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton

We stayed at the Holiday Inn for one night prior to getting on the Anthem of the Seas Cruise. We booked an executive room so that we had views of the cruise terminal. Check out our room tour and review to see what we thought!

Book your stay at this hotel here.

Moxy Hotel, West Quay, Southampton

We stayed at the Moxy Hotel in West Quay Southampton before we joined the MSC Virtuosa Cruise Ship. In this video review we show you the hotel facilities and take you for a tour of the room. It was a great choice within walking distance of the City Cruise Terminal and not far from the other cruise terminals in Southampton too.

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Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour Hotel

We stayed at the Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour Hotel before we joined the Crown Princess Cruise Ship for a visit. This Southampton hotel is in a prime location and we really enjoyed our stay. It is mid budget, and great for a treat. We are returning to Southampton next April to join the Regal Princess Cruise Ship and have already booked another stay here.

In this video we show you around the hotel and our room so you can see what you get for your money.

You can book your stay here at the Leonardo Royal Southampton Harbour Hotel with free cancellation.



Premier Inn, West Quay, Southampton Hotels

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We stayed at the Premier Inn, in West Quay, Southampton for 2 nights.

Premier Inn are a budget hotel chain with hotels in most cities in the UK. This hotel is in a prime location and is very good value for money.

In our video we describe what we liked about this hotel and also what we did not!

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Where can I stay on a tight budget near to the cruise ports in Southampton?

Ibis Budget Southampton Hotels

We were visiting the Royal Princess Cruise Ship at the Ocean Cruise Terminal in Southampton and spent 2 days at the Ibis Budget Hotel. We booked a standard room with breakfast. It is a good choice for a short stay and if you only have a small budget.

Come and have a look around the hotel and room with us and see if it is suitable for your next stay in Southampton.

You can book your stay at the Ibis Budget Hotel here.

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