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Days Inn Southampton Rownhams

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stopped here for one night en route to elsewhere. Lovely staff (special thanks Debbie and Gena) and good sized room that was clean and in good order. Loads of room for 2 adults and 2 young teenagers. On the M27 but it was so quiet in the room, you would never know. We will definitely stay here again. Beats other budget hotels hands down.

Clean and comfortable with very friendly and helpful staff would recommend and will use again. Unfortunately we received a parking fine on return from our holiday but I rang the hotel and they have told us they will make sure it is cancelled so no harm done.

Abdolutely 10 out 10 across the board!! Having travelled over 1000 kms from South France .plus. 4 hour Ferry crossing we were rather shattered . Due to a sudden family bereavement stress was quite high too. Arrived 2200 at night and no idea where we were staying and found Days Inn. Receptionist was fantastic . Room.was equal to 5*..large,. ..extremely clean and warm. Will probably stay on return trip providing Ferry is available. Bed was so very comfortable so we slept well. Morning staff were equally efficient and so very helpful. The voucher at £7.50 instead of £10 to be spent in nearby restaurant was great value.

Overall stay was fine for what we needed it for - very basic but ideal for taking our toddler to Peppa Pig world. When we arrived to check in our room was not ready - staff seemed confused and took a while to get our room sorted. We were charged twice for our room - only just got the refund back now and we stayed back in July!!!!!!!! Couldn’t get through to anyone for ages at the hotel. Very frustrating!!! Took an age to get a refund and even more frustrating that a cheque was sent in dollars and my bank has charged a foreign transaction fee of £12! Can’t be bothered to fight for the money back on this as it was so painful in the first place getting any money back!! I would be very cautious booking this hotel - we certainly won’t be using them again.

We only stayed here for one night and we were aware that it could only be accessed from the southbound carriageway but, even so, it was still awkward to find. Once in the hotel, we wanted to find somewhere to eat but the thought of facing the motorway again put us off so we settled for going into the service station next door. The food was OK but it was basically service station food. On a positive note, the staff in the hotel were friendly and welcoming and the room itself was clean and comfortable. If I were to consider staying here again I would make sure I had eaten beforehand so that I did not need to go out after checking in.

Very friendly and helpful welcome. Rooms are of a very good standard. We had a family room which was a double with sofa bed, we brought our own travel cot also which fit in the room very well with the sofa bed made up - we didn't feel cramped. The only reason I didn't give a 5 was because the bathroom although clean could do with a few snagging bits done to make it prettier! Nothing to complain about though, the room was very quiet considering we were ground floor and next to the motorway. Would use again!

First i have to start off by saying 'Finding the motel was a JOURNEY on its own' not at any fault of their own. They did warn us with emails that SAT NAV's didn't recognise their postcode. First impressions were great, parking was free (as long as you give your registration at reception) check in was very quick and easy which was nice to see, staff were very helpful and attentive which was splendid. So after we recieved our keys and we went into our rooms this is where the issue's began,The sofa bed was very very thin and the beds are also very high or at least the one in our room were, so not ideal if you're prone to falling out of the bed. Next the pillows and duvets were abit thin for my liking and also abit dirty, even found lipstick mark on one of them. Mistakes happen so after getting more pillows and clean duvets which the staff were prompt on changing and giving extra, which was good to see. I didn't have any further complaints until i went to the bathroom. Moving onto the bathroom now, no shower gel in the gel dispenser and the doors wouldn't lock or close properly which was abit disappointing. I gave them the benefit of the doubt that maybe the previous guests might have emptied the gel pack and broken the door and the motel staff weren't aware. That soon cleared up as i went to notify the receptionist so they can either fix the issue or just be aware of the door, they told me that 'when the door was installed it wasn't lined up properly to the lock mechanism' and that was the reason why it stopped the door from locking or closing properly!! I was disappointed since i was sharing the room with others, it did get abit awkward at times. Also the receptionist gave me a refill pack of shower gel and told me to use that, so i asked 'how do i remove the old gel pack and insert the new one' to that they replied 'just pull the old gel pack out and push the new pack in'. As you can imagine i was abit shocked and confused to the reply, i didn't want to make a scene because new guests were behind me so i just took the gel pack and walked away. I did think to myself why they couldn't just install the gel pack for me and why they haven't resolved the door issue since they already knew about it. Well next day i spoke to my brothers who were also staying in the motel and asked if they had any issues, his room had similar issues to my room the bathroom doors wouldn't lock and the beds were high. So i guess the door and bed was an issue in more than one room. Maybe the Days Inn team need to look into this matter. I must say some staff were helpful and friendly, where others were abit lazy at times. Overall we stayed 3 nights at the Days Inn Southampton and found the experience a DISAPPOINTMENT.

Booked this room for my daughter and family rang the day before to see about travel cot nothing was to much trouble on the phone with no extra charge my daughter was very happy with the room added bonus a play room next door excellent my family lived it very friendly staff

Charged me twice on the card, took an age to get the refund (hence service rated as poor). Bathroom dirty and vent not man enough for job therefore room smells. Pull out bed was very basic, thin mattress. Basic and transient place, not even that cheap really. Booked two nights, left after one, that says it all.

Good base for an overnight stop. Not great bathroom. Toilet was dirty!! Ok if you're travelling past this services but hard to get to if returning. Room was nice and cool and surprisingly quiet considering its on the motorway.

Rownhams Motorway Service Area Southampton England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Days Inn Southampton Rownhams places you within a 5-minute drive of Romsey Golf Club and within a 10-minute drive of The Rapids. This 39-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also near this Southampton hotel are Southampton City Golf Course and University Hospital Southampton.


Enjoy dining at Restbite, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


All 39 rooms provide washers/dryers, coffee makers, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch TVs with digital channels. Free toiletries are also included.

Property features

Guests staying at Days Inn Southampton Rownhams enjoy free WiFi in public areas, an arcade/game room, and a picnic area. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a gift shop and an ATM.

Room options

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Twin Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 302 reviews