Very good hotel close to Winchester centre
Posted Oct 19, 2016
We stayed at the Winchester Hotel and Spa for 4 nights in mid October. The room was really nice with comfortable bed and good wifi (free), television and shower. The only slight criticism of the room was the air conditioning unit which blew directly onto the bed, and it was needed because the bathroom had a heated shower rail and heated mirror, which tended to make the room hot and dry. The hotel provided complimentary water every day though! The heated mirror was because the steam from the bathroom sometimes sets off the hotel alarm so you have to keep the door closed - very thoughtful! The breakfast buffet was really good, including full English, fresh fruit, cereals and pastries. The hotel staff were all really nice and helpful - if the odd thing needed doing they always did it in a friendly and efficient manner. It was a surprise to have to pay for parking, and unique in my experience, but it only cost £11 over the 4 nights. The only other slight criticism is that they blow hot air on you as you enter the hotel, and the bar area was so hot and dry one night that we couldn't sit there as it was making our eyes dry. The hotel is really handy for Winchester town centre, and even the furthest visitor attraction is only 10-15 minutes walk away. Winchester is lovely with good restaurants, a lovely working mill, the Cathedral and Great Hall. Easy drive to beautiful countryside, castles, country houses, Portsmouth, Southampton etc. We would definitely recommend this hotel.