The best way to start a holiday is relaxed and raring to go, and a cruise from Southampton presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy some much deserved R&R before you even set sail. Located in the heart of Southampton, but just outside the hustle and bustle, the recently refurbished Grand Harbour Hotel is perfect for a pre or post cruise stay. Kick start the holiday feeling and avoid the mad panic to the port, relaxing instead with a walk along the city’s historic medieval walls; a trip to the ever-popular West Quay shopping centre to pick up your last minute holiday essentials, just a 5 minute walk away; or even a trip to the famous Mayflower Theatre to see your favourite production. Other Southampton attractions include Marwell Wildlife Park, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Paultons Park and the SeaCity Museum.
When the time comes to embark your cruise ship, you’ll be rested, relaxed and ready for your holiday; no motorway madness, no train delays and no frantic last minute packing.
The Grand Harbour Hotel
Situated directly opposite the ports four main cruise terminals, the Grand Harbour Hotel boasts the ideal location. Instantly recognisable thanks to its triangular glass-panelled front, the hotel faces the water and offers views of the harbour as well as the medieval city walls. All rooms come with a sea or city view, contemporary decor, complimentary Wi-Fi and the everyday essentials you would expect from an iconic city hotel. Feeling flush? Start your holiday as you mean to go on, with an indulgent upgrade to the Presidential Suite. You’ll have the best view in the house from the suite’s huge balcony, and the separate lounge and dining room area will provide ample space for the whole family to relax. Dine at one of Southampton’s many incredible restaurants before enjoying a Jacuzzi bath and curling up in a super king sized bed.
Ultimate Cruise Package
The Grand Harbour Hotel offers guests the ‘Ultimate Cruise Package’ including an overnight stay, up to 21 days parking, a champagne dinner in the hotel restaurant, full English breakfast, access to the Cruise Lounge on departure day and return transfers to your cruise terminal. Spend the day in Southampton, before relaxing in the hotel’s luxurious spa and getting ready for dinner in the newly refurbished Boardwalk Restaurant. A full English breakfast the following morning will set you up until your very first meal on board and you’ll arrive at your cruise terminal refreshed and ready to go.
Even without an overnight stay, the Grand Harbour Hotel can offer the perfect place to relax before you board your ship, thanks to their Cruise Lounge. Available 7am to 7pm, the Cruise Lounge offers light refreshments and a comfortable place to get in the holiday mind set. Concierge will take care of your luggage and arrange transfers at a pre-arranged time, straight to your terminal.
A Grand Harbour Hotel gift voucher is perfect for those family and friends who love to cruise; get them off to a flying start with a hotel stay, spa and pamper day or afternoon tea.
Laura Roberts, Manager of the Grand Harbour Hotel says “The Grand Harbour Hotel isn’t just about staying the night before to make it easier to get to your cruise. It’s about giving you a premium start to your cruising holiday”.