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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly small hotel and restaraunt. Very acceptable accommodation pleasant rooms. Staff very helpful and friendly.Restaraunt food very good and fair choice. Breakfast excellent particularly eggs benedict. Very good stay. Handy for cruisers.

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Dear Graham H, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and woulnd the staff to be friendly and helpful. I hope to welcome you back in the future, James

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are a little basic, but pretty good value for what you pay considering the price of others in the area. Food and bar were better, food was good and reasonably priced, bar prices are standard but it's a nice atmosphere within the place. Free wifi, small free car park. Would return.

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Dear Simplemick, Thank you for your kind review of The Blue Keys. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and felt that you got good value for the money you paid. I hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, James

Pembrokeshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this hotel via Tripadvisor. A former pub that is now a small friendly pleasant hotel that still retains a nice bar area. We were greeted by the lovely Kirsty (Note to management, she is a real gem!) who made us feel very welcome and offered to carry our bags upstairs. (There is no lift here, but staircase was not...

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Dear Ukwoody44, Thank you for your kind review of The Blue Keys. We are constantly upgrading bedrooms to combat the wear and tear factor, we will look into what needs to happen in your room as a matter of urgency. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and the service you received from fron the lovely Kirstie. Kindest regards,...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in October for one night before our cruise and it was excellent value for money.Our room was clean,bed comfy and shower was lovely and hot.We ate in the restaurant for our evening meal and it was well presented and tasted delicious,breakfast next morning was of the same standard and cooked to order.We will definitely stay here again next...

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Dear Bettg238 Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, James

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this small hotel with only 10 rooms.Delighted to see a very small tavern as the front reception desk.A great place to mingle with locals and pre cruisers.An affordable stay. Memorable is the food they take steps to bring it above ordinary.I believe they manage this as the place rents out to local functions birthdays,anniversary,s etc Rooms are clean,basic and...

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Dear awesometripster, Thank you for your kind review of The Blue Keys. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and the meals you took with us, and that the service you received was welcoming and friendly. You are correct, The Blue Keys is a popular venue for private parties, we often host weddings, anniversaries etc. I hope to welcome...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am still bemused by the really strong reviews for the Blue Keys! The room was small, poorly furnished, and the ensuite was a shower and toilet in what was really a small cupboard. Thankfully I was on my own. The outside sitting area was covered in fallen leaves etc., and obviously had not seen a broom for a long...

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Dear Rick S, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of The Blue Keys. Firstly I am glad that you found the service to be good, and that you liked the hotel bar. I was sorry to read that some other elements of your stay did not match your expectations, as most of our feedback is generally...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this hotel to host our wedding reception for 70. It provided exactly the right vibe, with various areas available for those who wanted to sit and chat as well as those ready to boogie. We pretty much took over the venue on 3rd & 4th November including rooms. Where to start with the review as there are so...

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Dear Mark & Lisa, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that your day went well, it was our pleasure to be of service to you! Hoping to see you again soon, James & The Team

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in October. Amazing hall! Room was lovely, sink took a while to drain, but soon sorted. Th km!e food was delicious. Staff were very friendly and efficient. They managed to find us a cheap taxi fare from the airport, which was really appreciated. Little bit out of town, but pleasant walk. Thank you.

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BlueKeysHotel, Owner at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed our food and hotel. Kind regards Becky

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My husband stayed at this Hotel prior to embarking on the QM 2. The staff was very welcoming and friendly! The room was very clean and quiet. The food which was prepared by the chef/owner was excellent. He would definitely recommend this hotel and would go back!

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BlueKeysHotel, Manager at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Dear lesliebouchard, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back next time you are cruising from Southsmpton! Kind regards, James

Reviewed 2 November 2016

What wonderful, hard working staff you have at The Blue Keys ! Whatever you are paying them I am sure it is not enough, they are a credit to your establishment. My mother and I stayed there at the end of September before our cruise and would definitely recommend your inn. Very clean and comfortable, reasonably priced and just a...

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BlueKeysHotel, Owner at The Blue Keys, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very proud of our team here at the hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Kind Regards Becky

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about The Blue Keys

Address: 82 Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 2LH, England (Formerly The Golden Lion)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Price Range: ₹ 4,111 - ₹ 6,538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Blue Keys 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Blue Keys Southampton
Blue Keys Hotel Southampton
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“No lift to rooms but stairs to 1st floor not steep. Staff will carry bags.”
 of 5 bubbles Ukwoody44, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“As it only has 10 rooms you will get what is available at time of booking.”
 of 5 bubbles awesometripster, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's a quiet neighbourhood, we had a room overlooking the front and no problem.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryJ450, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No elevator so if you want to avoid stairs ask for the "ground floor"”
 of 5 bubbles EASYEZ, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 is bigger than room 3”
 of 5 bubbles KrispyPlymouth, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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