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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had my daughters baby shower there in the conservatory yesterday the staff were very helpful with making the table look amazing we only had afternoon tea which was presented well and very reasonably priced we all had a great day special thanks to Jenny the events manger for her speacil input .iI would highly recommend the conservatory for any... More 

Thank donnareahp
Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of parking, free wifi and a cooked breakfast included in the room rate. Booked a deluxe room which had a king size bed. Room was large, but the ensuite was small and not well lit. Could do with larger towels. Nice to have bottled water in the rooms with coffee and tea facilities. Also iron and ironing board supplied... More 

Thank Sandra H
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here a few times on business - it is well located for the Solent Business Park (about 5 minutes away avoiding main roads). The rooms are prison-basic but clean and functional. There are irons and boards in every room, which is a must for business travellers. The real revelation is the restaurant, which offers good-value food of... More 

Thank jeepster798
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75 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed, ate and drank here (and danced!) as part of a birthday celebration and very pleased. Staff were great - friendly - helpful and attentive - really impressed. Rooms here were nice enough and a reasonable price. Food was great - although we had a buffet for evening event - breakfast was good and pretty good value for money.

Thank Mathew C
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here recently.we were crammed in a corner firstly.rushed.but the food wasnt worth the money.woudnt rush back again.yes a nice setting.my hudband had the pheasant with a handful of crisps.no vegetables.i had the burger with chips that couldbe mistaken for macdonalds and paid 13.99.for that.oh dear

Thank Sylvia L

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from an obligatory late evening Ikea trip. We chose this place because they allow dogs in the bar area. The staff were all really pleasant but service was slightly disjointed. They told us to take a seat and someone would come to take our order but after about 10 minutes I went back... More 

Thank TonKat
Southampton UK
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Really helpful and pleasant staff. Great decor, furniture and across the road from the marina, river and boat sales. Had a buffet with a really good selection of food & to a good quality. The restaurant/bar area menus looks good and will give that a try soon.

Thank gazSouthamptonUK
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The GOOD Plenty of parking Friendly General staff food good and prices mid-range Good variety of beers and wines. excellent breakfasts Very nice modern decor in Pub it self and in the room we stayed Very comfy KS bed with good pillows Excellent cleaning Excellent strategic location for Both Portsmouth and southampton(great for Cruisers) Close to a very nice river... More 

Thank PaulGstravels
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at The Navigator for one night. We arrived at 12.30 and we were told that we could book in early as our room was ready (normal check in time is 2pm). Our room was fine, clean and tidy with a very comfortable bed, however the bathroom was tiny with a very small shower. We had... More 

Thank LindylooSurrey
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Had travelled around 3-400 miles and wanted a quite place to stay eat and recover. Booked direct by telephone weren't told the room they offered was above a function room which was booked for a 60th, not a chance of sleep due to the disco which was supposed to finish at 11.30.Who on earth designs a hotel with bedrooms above... More 

Thank Mike M

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Navigator Inn sits in a prime position opposite Swanwick Marina on the scenic River Hamble just outside Southampton. The nautical-inspired interior extends into the 23 individually designed modern bedrooms, all equipped with free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. The Navigator's traditional cooked breakfasts will more than whet the appetite as will the pub's hugely popular seasonal lunch and dinner menus carefully created using locally sourced produce. A superb selection of real ales from nearby Upham Brewery are on offer alongside a fine choice of wines and champagnes. The Navigator couldn't be more accessible and is perfect for families, tourists and business travellers. The pub's 'Chart Room' can accommodate 48 seated guests and proves hugely popular for weddings and business meetings. Just a 20-minute drive from Southampton, 15 minutes from Southampton Airport and 2 miles from the M27 motorway, the pub also offers extensive free on-site parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Navigator

Address: 286 Bridge Road, Swanwick SO31 7EB, England (Formerly The Spinnaker)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Swanwick
Price Range: $106 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Navigator 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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The Spinnaker Hotel Swanwick
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“Bedroom 3 is a deluxe end room”
 of 5 bubbles AFSImmo, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“CHECK FOR FUNCTIONS as rooms are either directly above function room or in a nearby Annex-More of a Motel setup .To noisy for us”
 of 5 bubbles PaulGstravels, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay anywhere near the function room”
 of 5 bubbles mikemG5078QA, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms 1 to 6 are above the pub, rooms 7 upwards are around the back”
 of 5 bubbles annon12, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“avoid rooms at the back over the function room”
 of 5 bubbles LilyTravelP, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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