cruise port HOTELs IN



Best cruise port hotels as picked and recommended by members of our groups:

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United Kingdom - Southampton

Carol S.: “We usually stay at the Hilton Ageas Bowl. They do parking packages too if needed. They do a variety of packages Inc parking and taxi transfer if you wish.”

Rosemarie C.: “The Hilton you can leave your car there is cruising from the port.”

Boasting stunning design and countryside views, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl is part of the Ageas Bowl resort, the home of Hampshire Cricket. The hotel’s large ballroom, eight meeting rooms, multi-purpose suites, and 24-hour connectivity center are ideal for events. Enjoy complimentary WiFi in your spacious guest room, a treatment in the eforea spa, around on Boundary Lakes Golf Course, or dinner at BEEFY’S by Sir Ian Botham Restaurant & Bar.

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United Kingdom - Southampton

Marilyn B.: “The Pig in the Wall, a B&B. It is amazing, relaxing, and close to everything.”

Dolores P.: “The Pig is a great place for breakfast! Had a takeaway sandwich for lunch one day and breakfast on the morning of embarkation. Meet a few fellow cruisers there before we boarded. The Pig in the Wall is great. However, be advised that there is no elevator. This fact may be a very important deciding factor for those with a disability.”

Karen S.: “The Pig!”

Clinton D.: “The Pig was great.”

Tucked away in the medieval walls of Southampton, this is the smallest of the litter and our city-center bolt-hole!

Only 12 unique bedrooms, a deli-bar, fire-side coziness, and a whole city to explore right outside!

Whether you are staying prior to or after your cruise, THE PIG-in the wall’s convenient location close-by to the cruise terminal and the city center makes it the perfect place to stay.

The hotel is famous for its local food so do stop by for lunch or supper and try something hot and delicious from the Deli-Bar. Or pop in before a night at the theatre for some Piggy bits and great wines by the glass.

As they say; Each pig is different- on purpose- so all of their bedrooms have their own unique quirks and features and each building each own defining characteristics so you will never see the same bedroom twice. A little oasis of calm in the big city! You will always find Radio 2 playing, a couple of settle in sofas, a well-made cocktail…or two, and a huge bed to rest your head.

Our Deli-bar menu changes daily and our ingredients are sourced from the kitchen garden at THE PIG, Brockenhurst, and our local suppliers.

‘Another ‘something different’ hotel which I love. Quirky, themed, sustainable, and fun! A pleasure to stay and you will not forget this hotel. Isn’t it what it is all about? Making memories. However, be advised that there is no elevator. This fact may be a very important deciding factor for those with a disability.’

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United Kingdom - Southampton

Robert A.: “We stayed at the Grand Harbour Hotel near the cruise docks for several days and enjoyed it very much!”

Gabriela B.: “Southampton Harbour Hotel. They have private shuttle service to the port.”

Joy L.: “We stayed at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. Right across from the cruise port.”

Louise S.: “Southampton Harbour hotel and spa, an amazing start to your cruise.”

Declan B.: “Grand Harbour Southampton. Close to the port (walking distance if you’re sailing RCL or X and a little further if any of the others apart from Cunard)

Declan B.: “It’s where we stay also. Love it.”

Sharon.: “Southampton Harbour hotel. On a marina, 5 mins from cruise terminal.. they have gorgeous seafood Restaurant.”

Joy L.: “Harbour Hotel  for me!”

Gary F.: Harbour hotel it is for me too.”

Southampton’s only 5-star hotel, offering 119 luxury rooms including 10 suites, an award-winning restaurant, a luxury spa with a state-of-the-art gym, a destination rooftop bar, and stunning contemporary interiors throughout.

Set on a small, private marina with a striking ’superyacht’ style design, this critically-acclaimed flagship hotel is known for its stunning contemporary interiors, luxury facilities and outstanding customer service. Open since 2017, it has earned Southampton’s only five-star designation to date.

The 119 luxury rooms including 10 suites which all come with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, waterfall showers, Nespresso coffee machines and White Company toiletries as standard. Most rooms and suites have views over the marina, or out across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

For relaxation and reinvigoration, the luxury spa features top-of-the-range Temple Spa products and treatments, a lap pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, state-of-the-art gym, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, and a Spa Café, serving healthy snacks and smoothies.

For food and drink lovers, the hotel has an excellent in-house destination restaurant. The ground floor ‘Jetty’ – sister to the award-winning ‘Jetty’ restaurant in Christchurch – serves fresh, locally caught seafood with seasonal ingredients from the New Forest.

The hotel’s top floor features ‘HarBAR on 6th’, a spectacular rooftop destination bar, kitchen and club, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Solent, outdoor fire pits and a wood-fired pizza oven on the terrace. HarBAR on 6th serves food all day – with live DJs and professional cocktail mixologists from 6 pm.

The hotel is a few minutes away from the upmarket shopping and entertainment facilities of West Quay, and the cruise ports! For outdoor enthusiasts, it’s the ideal base for getting out onto the Solent, or for exploring the many picturesque landscapes and quaint villages of the surrounding New Forest. On request, the hotel can prepare you a sumptuous picnic to take with you or arrange bike hire.

All of our hotels are accessible for disabled and less mobile guests, and help is always on hand for those who need assistance. Families are welcome.

‘The view alone is worth staying here.’

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United Kingdom - Southampton

Randy Ellman H.; “Great hotel. Close to port and everything in town. We took a walking tour of the old town which is a great walled city.”

Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour has 173 spacious, modern rooms. Each room is flooded with natural light, while wonderful city or sea views are also available. With Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV, Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour offers guests accommodation for overnight stays, family getaways, business trips, or leisure breaks.

Known for its character and ambience, the Leonardo Royal Hotel is ideally situated on the Southampton waterfront, just five minutes by car from Southampton Port. 

Whether you opt for city or sea views, they offer 173 modern, spacious rooms, perfect for business, leisure, and everything in between. Each room includes free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a hairdryer, so you can feel at home from the moment you arrive. 

Downstairs, the Royal Bar serves up plenty of options to satisfy any need or craving. 

Whether you’re visiting Southampton for business or pleasure, enjoy an hour’s relaxation in the Southampton hotel spa. The  beautiful luxury spa offers professional Caudalie treatments, so you can pick the beauty or skincare option you fancy. Why not indulge in a spa day in Southampton?

Looking for a Southampton hotel with a pool? The indoor heated swimming pool is perfect for a relaxing dip or a few refreshing lengths. Afterwards, why not hit the sauna for an ideal way to wind down. Guests and members can also enjoy our fully-equipped gym, boasting cardio machinery, resistance equipment, and free weights.

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United Kingdom - Southampton

Jackie C.: “We have stayed at the Novotel. They are placed around a central car park if you need that.”

Paulette F.: “Novotel Southampton near the cruise port, restaurants, and grocery stores.”

Cathy B.: “Novotel Southampton.”

Novotel Southampton is located in the centre of Southampton. Located Opposite West Quay shopping center and close to the Cruise terminals, This hotel offers complimentary Wireless through the Hotel.

Visit the nearby National Motor Museum, the New Forest national park and the Cathedral City of Winchester then relax and enjoy the restaurant, room service, bar, indoor heated swimming pool, gym, and sauna. Onsite pay parking (£10 per night).

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United Kingdom - Southampton

A modern Southampton hotel near the city’s cruise terminals with an indoor pool and gym

Connie L.: “I stayed at the Holiday Inn Southampton right near the port. You can see the ships from there and many walk to the pier. It’s a nice hotel, but the food there is kind of strange. I had a reservation for this year at the Leonardo Royal across the street from the Holiday Inn but had to cancel it because I canceled the cruise. The food at Leonardo was really good, and the property was gorgeous.”

Bev Y.: “Holiday Inn as Connie Says. Fab location!”

Holiday Inn® Southampton is the closest hotel to the city’s cruise ship terminals, for travel with companies including Red Funnel, P&O, Cunard, Carnival, Princess Cruises. The city center’s attractions are a 10-minute drive away, while Southampton Central station, served by direct trains to London, is just five minutes away. On-site parking is available, and Southampton Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

Fancy a family day out? Kids love the rides at Paultons Theme Park, home of Peppa Pig World, 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Or the SeaCity Museum’s maritime displays are just a 15-minute walk away. Football fans can watch Southampton FC home matches 10 minutes’ drive away at St. Mary’s Stadium.

You can host meetings in the hotel’s newly refurbished Conference Academy with six flexible, air-conditioned conference rooms for up to 200 people. AV equipment and free Wi-Fi help keep everyone up to speed, and on-site parking is available.

In our newly refurbished open lobby, we offer all-day dining and a relaxed atmosphere for work, socializing, and fun. A visit to the well-equipped gym or indoor pool can help keep you fit before you relax in the Jacuzzisauna, or steam room.

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United Kingdom - Southampton


Gil o”D.; “We have just had a night at Ennio’s boutique Hotel in Southampton prior to our Azamara cruise today. The hotel is in a good location and we can see the ship from the bedroom window! Rooms are clean and comfortable and tea and coffee are provided. Good service from the charming staff and also in the restaurant last night. I can thoroughly recommend this hotel.”

The Ennio’s Boutique Hotel Southampton, in its prestigious and historic location is home to ten superbly appointed luxury en-suite rooms, providing not just a taste of luxury but a unique sleep experience.

Combining city chic with a traditional opulent feel, every moment of your stay has been carefully considered to ensure your experience will be remembered.

Each room boasts a unique interior and features the original structural columns that recognize the history, whilst providing the luxurious and individual touches synonymous with boutique accommodation.

The sumptuous and inviting beds are dressed in the finest Egyptian linen. Bathrooms feature oversized showers, air conditioning, luxury towels, and exclusive bathrobes with designer L’OCCITANE toiletries.

Bedroom interiors include solid oak furniture, 32” LCD flatscreen televisions, and Cafe Du Monde hot beverages. Complimentary WiFi, safes ideally sized for laptops, trouser presses, and fully stocked mini bars.

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