Ratings based on 161 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from somerset

Good hotel in the centre of the city

Posted Oct 16, 2014
Pros: Nice room good breakfast
Cons: Ask the staff to consider keeping the noise down first thing until people get up.
Location: The city of Winchester is smashing must. See the Cathedral and great hall
We had a great room really well set out and finished. Sadly the staff working below made a lot of noise sounded like moving bins about, from six in the morning including standing about and chatting loudly below our window. So it was an earlier start to the day than anticipated.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Convenient Hotel

Posted Oct 16, 2014
Pros: room and its central location
Cons: Didn't like the reception area which was a bit narrow and in a thoroughfare through which wedding guests kept going in and out. Need veggie sausages
Location: Winchester is a lovely City
Convenient, reasonably priced, spacious room, nice aspect
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Essex

Bit disorganised, no breakfast but lovely room

Posted Oct 16, 2014
Pros: The room, location.
Cons: Adhering to offers of breakfast which were on the email confirmation.
Location: Great location in Winchester, right in the middle of the town, walking distance of the Great Hall, Winchester Cathedral and many restaurants and bars.
Stayed here the night before my graduation with my boyfriend. Had booked it a few months previous so got a good price. Finding the hotel was easy, nearly drove past the car park but was easy to park in at half 3. Think the car park could do with some signs as to where the reception is as it is definitely not clear that is in outside the car park and on the street. Woman on the reception was quite friendly, but didn't seem to know the right questions to ask, such as our registration numbers for the car park etc. Also, after looking back on my confirmation email we also had breakfast included, but the woman did not say anything about breakfast or where it was etc, so unfortunately we missed out on having it the next morning which was thoroughly disappointing. Despite this, the room was really lovely, had a nice view over the gardens and a huge bathroom which was a luxury to have. There was also free wifi which was great, and a huge tv. We were able to leave the car park in the evening as we wanted to venture out of Winchester for dinner. The hotel itself is however in the middle of the town so there are plenty of restaurants and bars to visit if you didn't know the area, it is within walking distance of almost everything. The next day I had just enough time in the morning to get my robes and meet my parents before check out, and I was also allowed to park in the car park for an extra day for free, although my parents had to pay for their car.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from salisbury

Traditional hotel

Posted Oct 14, 2014
Pros: The breakfast at the hotel was excellent and the the room had a good shower and beds were very comfortable. They have 2 car parks at the hotel and th
Cons: The d├ęcor could do with an update
Location: The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral and the great hall. There are many restaurants only a few minutes away.
Very relaxing weekend away. Although the hotel is in the city centre it is very quiet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from uk

Very central

Posted Oct 12, 2014
Pros: Very relaxed and friendly
Location: It was 2 minutes away from everything Winchester has to offer, shops, nice places to eat and pubs. Recommend Greens bar and River Cottage Canteen.
All the people who worked there were very helpful and friendly especially in the restraunt. We had breakfast in the morning and ate in the restraunt one night and the food was delicious. I recommend the pork belly, melts in the mouth. The room was very stylish and very comfortable. My friend and I went for relaxing weekend and that's exactly what we got.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Germany

Nice hotel, nightmare parking

Posted Oct 7, 2014
Pros: Central (walking distance) location to local shops/pubs/restaurants etc, clean rooms and facilities, friendly staff and nice breakfast.
Cons: Please either sell parking spaces in advance or mention that you only have space for 30 cars. Fix the barrier so that extra cars can't enter!
Location: 'Oldest pub in England' and Waterstones bookshop just 1 minute walk away.
We arrived mid-rush hour on a Friday evening for a one-night stay. We were really looking forward to being close to the city centre for our child-free morning of shopping and site-seeing. We crawled along the Winchester one-way system in the centre of town for about 20 minutes before turning right into the correct street according to our sat-nav. The hotel and the parking were well sign-posted - all good so far. We went through the parking barrier to find a completely full car-park. We waited for a while hoping someone would leave, and eventually double-parked so we could check-in and unload. We were given ideas of other public car parks nearby, but all involved tackling the one way parking system again, and the code to leave the car park. When we returned to our car we had been blocked in by another double-parking guest with the same problem we had. After an aborted attempt to squeeze past them we waited for the owner to return to the vehicle. In the meantime another 3 cars had entered the car park, leaving very little room for any of us to turn around to get out again. We ended up parking on the street in a zone that became a 1 hour pay-zone at 8am the following morning. My husband was up and dressed and ready to pay for an hour at 8am...we had a quick breakfast and moved the car before 9am to a local 'pay and display' car-park, had a quick shop and left by 11am. Not quite the relaxing morning we'd imagined although the hotel and food were good.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chelmsford

Very convenient for town centre

Posted Oct 1, 2014
Cons: Car parking appears to be a problem with very limited spaces. This, however, may have been exacerbated by a wedding being held on our arrival
Very welcoming staff and really handy for shopping, cathedral and other sites.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Dorset

Modern rooms in midst of old world charm

Posted Oct 1, 2014
Pros: Location. Peace and quiet.
Cons: Allow free parking for residents (although still cheaper than equivalent time in a public car park and certainly convenient!)
Location: Great location for High Street, cathedral, great pubs (Hyde Tavern, The Old Vine and The black Boy).
Arrived two hours before check-in time and very pleasantly surprised to be able to go straight to our room. Room itself was clean, fresh and nicely decorated and furnished in neutral colours. As we were only staying one night and were only spending a few hours in the room didn't bother with garden view room. If staying longer would probably have paid extra for one. Hotel very peaceful - not aware of any noise from other guests. Breakfast plentiful and good choice. We were lucky with weather (for late September) and sat out in garden early evening - very nice. Staff very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back for one of the Christmas packages.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Singapore

Great Location - shame about staff training

Posted Sep 25, 2014
Pros: Location, Location, Location
Cons: Staff training - they frankly didn't know what guests expect from a modern hotel, Fawlty Towers, maybe not, but not far away.
Location: The hotel is in a great location in the heart of Winchester and is on a par with the Mecure which is close by.
Visit started with a very disappointing check in. Key card was handed over with out any mention of how to get to room, time of breakfast, location of any facilities. No offer of carrying bags was made, no porter on hand, in fact it seemed that reception believed we must already know where everything was in the maze of corridors or couldn't care less. The rooms claim to have been refurbished - shame they chose such cheap doors 3mm MDF outer skin doesn't add to a sense of luxury nor stop any sound from people walking past, nor block any sound from bathroom; otherwise the rooms were okay. Breakfast was mixed, I thought it okay, my daughter thought it on a par with any budget hotel; however her thoughts were based mainly on the bland coffee - my daughter does love her coffee in the morning and it was flavorless. TV in room didn't work (only had a few TV channels) asked reception to fix - they suggested we try and re-tune it, or they might get someone to look at later. Realized shortly after talking to them that they hadn't taken our room number (so how would they fix). Returned to reception and explained to different receptionist, they took room number but once again seemed disinterested. On returning at night no one had even visited room to check, reception said: "It's outsourced" like that was an explanation I should accept. The manager, after I asked to see them, did agree to move us to a room with a working TV. I know it's only a TV and I could survive without one but....
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Good central hotel

Posted Sep 24, 2014
Pros: the enclosed garden was a nice feature.
Ideal for our visit being in the centre of Winchester just off the high streeT