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HOW TO HAVE A GREAT “CHRISTMAS BREAK” IN SOUTHAMPTON CITY, HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM: STAY AT THE Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour , SOUTHAMPTON | HOTELS | NIGHTLIFE | CHRISTMAS | HOLIDAYS | WINTER | FESTIVE | LIFESTYLE | TRAVEL | RELAX & UNWIND | DINING | British & Far East Traders Lifestyle & Shopping Blog
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HOW TO HAVE A GREAT “CHRISTMAS BREAK”

IN SOUTHAMPTON CITY, HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM:

STAY AT THE Leonardo Royal Hotel

Southampton Grand Harbour ,

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The Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour

is in a very ideal location for a lot of reasons.

     

From here you can easily explore Southampton City Centre

and explore its Museums and historic sites.

    

The West Quay Shopping Centre is quite conveniently across the car park 

and you can shop & dine whenever you want.

    

You can off course have the complimentary breakfast with your hotel booking

but for lunch and Dinner, you are spoilt for choice in West Quay.

   

 We have sampled the German Bratwurst (Sausages)

in the Christmas Market located “ABOVE BAR STREET”,

but quite honestly, it wasn’t up to standard for the £7 we paid for each sausage bun. 

 

If you have a bit more time, you can explore New Forest during the day – not night time.

New Forest is a Day Outing destination unlike Southampton that offers you a rich Nightlife.

   

In New Forest, you can drive around and come across ponies and wild pigs

(so they say, though we’ve never come across one despite our several visits to the place). 

There are Day Tours around if you shop online

where you can ride a pony and take a guided tour around the area.

For this you will need Half Day or 8 hours, not sure. 

 

Southampton is also a good base for visiting Isle of Wight

as you can Hop on Red Funnel Ferries (or others)

or might even try the Famous “HOVERCRAFT”.

Not sure though whether Hovercraft calls at Southampton OR portsmouth

 

And the grandest reason why Southampton is quite the place-

you can board your cruise ship from here.

Just a few minutes walk- yes walk not drive-

from the LEONARDO ROYAL HOTEL SOUTHAMPTON GRAND HARBOUR,

are the several FERRY TERMINALS and OCEAN CRUISE TERMINALS.

In Fact, at the time of writing the HOTEL has a CRUISE PACKAGE

 

Southampton will not disappoint.

It will inspire you to even start looking for your next CRUISE DEALS

as everywhere you look,

you are somehow reminded that COMMERCE in the city

is fueled by a RICH MARITIME HERITAGE

 

Go On, EXPLORE!

 

Life is too short to be sulking in this WINTRY WEATHER

      

     

A WARM & WELCOMING CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE LOBBY
A WARM & COZY CHANDELIER

BIG PLANTERS ALWAYS ADD A REGAL TOUCH TO A PLACE.
LOVE THE HEAVEN, MAN, AND EARTH CONCEPT OF THIS ARRANGEMENT.
THE HOTEL HAS REALLY EMBRACED THAT WARM & COSY TONES OF OLD WORLD WOOD COLOURS.
IT ALL WORKS SO HARMONIOUSLY.
IF THERE IS ONE THING I CANNOT STOP ADMIRING ABOUT THE HOTEL,
IT IS THEIR EXCELLENT DEPLOYMENT OF COLOURS IN A NARROW PART OF THE SPECTRUM.
WORKS BRILLIANT

LOVE THE MOOD LIGHTING.
IT JUST PUTS YOU IN A RELAXED MOOD.
IF ANYTHING IN THIS ROOM I WILL TAKE HOME
IT IS THE INSPIRATION OF MOOD LIGHTING AND MINIMALISM.
HONESTLY, IT IS JUST A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR FROM THE CASTLES AND OLD PLACES WE HAVE VISITED SO FAR.
NEVERTHELESS, THE MOTTO IS STAY ZEN! BE ZEN!
MOOD LIGHTING REMINDS ME OF THE DANISH’ OBSESSION WITH CANDLES AND MOOD LIGHTING.
PERHAPS THE INTERIOR DESIGNER HAS SOME LINKS TO THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES…

TEA & COFFEE MAKING IN THE ROOM.
IT’S NICE TO HAVE TEA BUT AT THE MOMENT AM POWERING THROUGH BREWED COFFEE.
PERHAPS IT IS THAT LAST PUSH OF THE YEAR BEFORE WE ALL HIBERNATE WITH EXHAUSTION ON JANUARY.
WE’RE FEELING IT.
BY JANUARY I CAN’T EVEN THINK STRAIGHT APART FROM THE THOUGHTS OF SUN-DRENCHED HOLIDAYS…

LOVE THE CLEVER USE OF EXTRA COUNTER SPACE BEHIND THE TOILET
YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CHOSE TO READ YOUR MAGAZINE , BOOK, OR EBOOK WHILST AT IT…
BATHROOM BOOKSHELF ITS CALLED THEN LOL…

BATH & SHOWER.
ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY TOILETRIES THAT FOREGO THE USE OF PACKAGING- JUST REFILL.

A FUNCTIONAL AND COSY BEDSIDE.
I LOVE TO KEEP THE PHONE ON CHARGE BECAUSE I PLAY RELAXING SLEEP MUSIC ON YOUTUBE FOR SLEEPING.
LIVE STREAM IF POSSIBLE TO AVOID THE ADS.
PETER ACKROYD’S VOLUMINOUS BOOK ON LONDON IS HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED- YOU WILL LOVE IT!

      

  

You can check out Peter Ackroyd’s “LONDON THE BIOGRAPHY”

and drift into some cosy LONDON BIBLIOTHERAPY.

 

 

A SOFT & FLEECY DRESSING GOWN IS ALWAYS A MUST WHEN STAYING IN HOTELS.
NOTHING LIKE A TOASTY GOWN AND A GLASS OF WINE OR VODKA WHILE RELAXING IN BED…

 

 

If you haven’t got yourself a SNUGGLY DRESSING GOWN for the Winter yet,

this is now the perfect time. 

 

 

BRING YOUR OWN BAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN A ‘BAD HABIT’ LOL.
THIS BAD HABIT STARTED ON THE MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE BECAUSE SPIRITS
CORRIDOR
ARTISTIC CEILING INSIDE THE LIFT / ELEVATOR
GRAND HARBOUR HOTEL
HOLIDAY INN SOUTHAMPTON IS JUST ACROSS THE ROAD

     

   

Explore HOLIDAY INN SOUTHAMPTON in case you might fancy staying here instead. 

     

    

CARNIVAL UK HEADQUARTERS- SOUTHAMPTON
LEONARDO HOTEL AS SEEN FROM THE WEST QUAY CARPARK

MOXY HOTEL IS ANOTHER HOTEL WITHIN A STONE’S THROW AWAY

      

   

Another hotel you may want to explore is MOXY SOUTHAMPTON,

which is next to CARNIVAL UK HEADQUARTERS

and WEST QUAY SHOPPING CENTRE

     

    

BREAKFAST AT THE MARCO PIERRE WHITE STEAKHOUSE BAR & GRILL 

FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST: REALLY LASTS FOR THE WHOLE DAY.
NOTHING LIKE A PROTEIN-RICH FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST :
SAUSAGES, BACON, SCRAMBLED EGGS, FRIED EGGS, MUSHROOMS, BAKED BEANS, AND BLACK PUDDING.
A VIEW OF THE OLD WALLS OF SOUTHAMPTON AS SEEN FROM THE RESTAURANT 

 


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