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Mayview Guest House
Ranked #27 of 44 Southampton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Booked this place last minute for a night before our cruise. Lovely young chap helped us in with our cases to our ground floor twin room. All beautifully clean and fresh. Nice size flat screen tv on the wall and shower room with loo en suite. After a very comfortable night we had a very filling full English breakfast on a scalding hot plate- excellent all round at a fantastic price. Definitely return here!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Booked this guest house for one night (thankfully) when we visited Southampton for a show. The outside of the building looked well kept but the front door and hallway looked shabby. Bedroom was listed as a triple but only two single beds - room was a nice size and decorated ok and two single beds were comfortable. We were in room 4 which was ground floor facing the road but it was reasonably quiet. The worst thing though from the minute we entered the front door our nostrils were assaulted with a vile smell. Only to get worse within the bedroom - they must have had a drainage problem. We went out almost straight away to town and returned to get ready for the show. Someone must have used air freshener as the smell had been masked in the hallway but was still breathtaking in the bedroom and worse in the bathroom. We managed to sleep there for the night but I had to use a considerable quantity of my perfume to spray around the room to make it just a little more bearable. Breakfast was fairly nice as was the lady who prepared it. if it hadn't been for the smell (and wailing lady on the phone - don't ask!) I may have recommended it - but I won't be revisiting.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Lee F, Manager at Mayview Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017


We're sorry about the smell in the room, there was works being carried out at a neighbouring property and they damaged our drains. We have rectified the situation now and there are no issues.

Apologies this spoiled your stay.



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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Good comfortable bed and pillow; good location as well. Heating was working only on the towel rail in the shower; extra heating was added in the room but used to work only for a couple of minutes and then it stopped. Continental breakfast and breakfast room very disappointing. There is no lift and therefore I had to carry my luggage three floors up along a very narrow staircase. Wi-Fi was on and off. I will stay there again only if I have to.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

we were in the top floor twin room, very warm and bright with own shower and toilet. Very clean and lovely breakfast, walking distance from station, theatre and town centre, cannot fault the staff. Free Wi-Fi as well.

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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing stay and MayView Guest House in Southampton. The lady who ran it was such a lovely lady and went out her way to make us feel at home. Rooms were awesome and beds so comfy! Also makes a superb English breakfast

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Mayview Guest House

Address: 30 The Polygon, Southampton SO15 2BN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #27 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Southampton
Price Range: $64 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mayview Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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