I don’t stay in hotels that often. The main reason for that is the cost of eating out. Don’t get me wrong, I love a slap-up meal as much as the next person, but when you’re eating scallops and steak every night, my lorrrrd does it cost a fortune. Staying in a hotel is a glorious experience for a night or two, but I find if you’re there any longer, I’m desperate for an apple and my bank balance is dead. But that’s the beauty of Room2 Hometel: every room has a kitchenette so you have the luxury of a gorgeous hotel and the comfort of your own home!
Although slightly odd staying in a hotel 30 seconds down the road from your flat (why not lol), Room2 gave me a completely different view of Southampton. My Master Loft room* overlooked the park, making me feel as if I was hanging out on a leafy street in New York. The huge windows flooded the room with evening light as I cooked a courgette and garlic spaghetti dish for dinner (peng), and it was super chilled sitting on the cobalt sofa watching the world go by while my spaghetti bubbled away. The rooms are huge, the bed linen soft and the bathroom spotless. It’s like being at home with a touch more luxury.
Perfect for a business trip away, Room2 is ideal for those that cba to sit in a restaurant with 100 other business men and eat a curry on their own. It is ideal for culinary wizards who enjoy cooking while travelling. The Master Loft room even had a mezzanine level with an extra double bed so it easily sleeps 4. I’m thinking girls weekend away – amiright?
It’s the added touches that make Room2 feel so unique: a recipe book on the kitchen counter, the slogan mugs hanging above the sink, the Southampton postcards on a pin board. These are the details that make your room feel more like a home than a budget hotel. After all, home really is a feeling.
*This hotel stay was complimentary for the purpose of review. See disclaimer for full details.