Don’t you just love staycation? It’s no secret that I do. A short while ago room2 welcomed me to starfish one of their wonderful king-sized beds and admire the peaceful views of Queens Park whilst my body sinks into a glorious bespoke couch with a cup of tea in hand, or prosecco, either will do. I would awaken the following day ready to munch on eggs and bacon and make the most of the delicious buffet spread.
room2 is located amongst the hustle and bustle of Southampton’s city centre. It is within walking distance of the towns most popular shops and restaurants, train station, and a stone’s throw away from the ferry port. The beautiful harbour is also close by. This 4-star hotel is the very first Hometel in the world and allows you to take all of the comforts and flexibility of your home and the best bits and bobs of a hotel and there you have it, welcome to room2!
When you book a room with room2, it’s yours for the day, a whole 24 hours. Yep, you read that here first. No more rolling out of bed at 7 am for breakfast and the mad rush to pack your bags and get the kids ready to be down at reception by 10 am to check out. Relax, the room is yours until 2 pm! Why don’t all hotels offer this!?
I would like to introduce you to Room 113. The ‘Master Lounge Loft’ which is fit for a queen. It features an elevated loft level with a futon mattress dedicated for extra sleeping space, a dining table and the most elegant couch across the width of the room with a glorious window view (which I think I have already mentioned, it was just my favourite spot!).
Each room is equipped to fulfil all your needs. Whether that’s for working, cooking, spending time with the family or putting your feet up and getting hooked on that book you’ve been dying to read but just haven’t had the time. The rooms at room2 are 30% larger than your average hotel room BUT given at the same price. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen, there is a pantry downstairs if you are wanting to cook from scratch! A private bathroom, a flat-screen TV (that way, you won’t miss out on any of the soaps) a workspace, WiFi, and bits and bobs box full of all the things you need but don’t actually think of bringing…from pens, sticky notes, scissors, tape, even a pack of cards. Each room definitely has everything you need to feel comfortable, relaxed, and well, at home.
The community Living Room area offers a great creative space for those who work for themselves, or for those who are in need of somewhere to get their head down and study whilst enjoying a coffee. Perhaps even a work meeting? On the other hand, it’s a hot spot for socialising and having a good old catch up over a cocktail, or two. It also feels very homely, yet the furniture is far from basic. During our stay the living room was nice and quiet too, there’s no need to worry about being disrupted, just sit back and enjoy a little bit of background music.
All staff were super friendly and approachable. The interior from top to bottom of room2 is elegant, classy, yet fun and colourful. Definitely dreamy for those who spend the majority of their life taking pictures and stories for the gram, like me. Again the location is perfect for those commuting, travelling, or just fancy treating themselves to a night away from real-life madness. Does this sound like you?
How could I forget, bring your furry friends along too, pets are welcome! Bring the whole family. Just let the hotel know beforehand and you’re good to go.
Fancy it? Book a room at room2 HERE, its a place to live, not just to stay.
I did also manage to vlog a little during our stay which will up on my channel HERE
Thank you so much again to all of the team at room2 for making our stay super special and comfortable. I now need to think of an excuse to stay again…
‘ Although this was a gifted stay, all opinions are my own. ‘