Who says your holiday can't start before you've even stepped foot on your cruise ship? With a stay at the Solent Hotel in Southampton, one of our favourite Southampton port hotels, experience class and luxury from the moment you walk through the doors. This hotel has fresh and modern decor, that is guaranteed to help you unwind instantly, and the warm and welcoming staff are eager to go the extra mile to help you settle in for a great night's stay. The rooms are airy, spacious and comfortable, with everything you need for a refreshing sleep before you travel.
There are no lack of things to do here at the Solent. Not only are you within a fantastic distance of the city of Southampton, it's coast, as well as the surrounding countryside, but the hotel itself has more facilities to enjoy than you can possibly fit into a single stay. Facilities include an AA rosette award-winning restaurant, a terrace with an outdoor grill, swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms, tennis court, fitness studio, as well as an onsite spa. In the summer months, this hotel even occasionally screens films in their outdoor cinema. You're not going to want to leave!
Arrival at the Solent Hotel
You can check in from 2pm.
Here are the directions to the hotel:
- Exit the M27 at junction 9 following signs for Whitely Solent Business Park.
- As you approach the roundabout get into the left hand lane and take the first exit onto Rookery Avenue.
- At the next roundabout take the 4th exit directly into the hotels car park.
The latest check out time is 11am.
You'll need to book your taxi to the port at least 48 hours in advance. Give the hotel a call and they can give you the number for the taxi company - it costs around £25 each way.
Getting to and from Southampton airport
On the day of your stay
Drive to the hotel for your overnight stay. Your booking confirmation will contain directions and a satnav postcode. Park in the hotel's car park and check in for the night. Parking for the duration of your trip is included in the price.
Getting from the hotel to the port
You'll need to book a taxi in advance to take you to the port. The journey takes around 20 minutes and costs around £25 each way.
On your return take a taxi back to the hotel - it will cost around £25 again.
Solent Hotel address
5 Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7AJTop