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Winchester Royal Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   St Peter Street, Winchester SO23 8BS, England
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Ranked #7 of 11 hotels in Winchester
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and the rest of the cast of Anything Goes stayed at this hotel recently whilst performing at the theatre nearby. Friends and family all tried to have afternoon tea in the garden before the cast left to prepare for the evening performance. Sadly what should have been a wonderful celebration was spoilt by the totally inadequate service that... More

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Norman B, Thank you for review, I am sorry to receive your comments we rarely have any of our afternoon tea service described in such a manner and I regret to inform you that I have not received any correspondence in writing regarding this matter otherwise you would have received a response from me by now? Can I ask... More

Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very friendly, perfect weekend break in the heart of a lovely city. The staff were all knowledgeable about where to eat, what to see and even knew where the football was to be shown, the afternoon tea was superb overlooking the gardens, it was a little cold to have it in the gardens. The room was extremely comfortable, airy... More

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MartynJStrong, Thank you for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel, please accept my apologies for the problem with the locks and I am glad we were able to resolve this. I am not aware of any issue with car-park markings and this has never been previously highlighted as an issue as they... More

Herts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed here about 5 times over the last 8 years and also at other hotels in this group and never been disappointed, as I knew the layout of the hotel and rooms now I requested a quiet room in the main building, and was very pleased that my request was spot on. The food is always very good... More

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LadyGemini, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are always pleased to see returning guests who stay with us over the years, we are no longer linked with Forestdale Hotels as they were taken over by the St.James Hotel Group in March and they have even bigger and better plans for the Hotel. Thank you for taking the... More

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice room with comfy bed! Late check out (mid-day) and the option of newspapers and breakfast delivered to the room for free were nice touches. Good central location but still quiet and with a lovely garden and bar. Only small complaint was the breakfast that we ordered to the room. We asked for scrambled egg but got what looked... More

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DomandCharlotte, Thank you for your review and am really pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay with us, please accept my apologies about the eggs, that does sound unusual? I will certainly investigate it with the Head Chef. I am delighted that you will return to the Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back in... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great weekend, Had a lovely room in the old part of the hotel. the bed was really confortable and huge, plenty of space. The food was excellent and staff frendly and helpfull. Perfect location for the town . Fantasic for us.

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LeonandRachel, Thank you for your review, I was really pleased to hear that you found your stay to be "perfect" and that the food and service were excellent, our location as you have noted is one of the best in Winchester being near enough to the main hub of everything but also secluded in one of the quieter streets... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really do not want to write anything negative so will just say beds in 122 and 121 need replacing or returning to place of purchase. Wet room in 'disabled' room 121 floods into room and has left a damp smell. The next person to use room has to paddle. Which will be great in the summer or if you... More

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Originalpetula57, Thank you for your review, I will ask our maintenance department to look into the issue you have described as it is a walk in wet room and the water should drain away and we are not aware of any previous issues with the room. I am sorry to hear that you did not like the beds, these... More

West Coker
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed to celebrate my Birthday last weekend (15th March). We booked through Secret Escapes and went for an executive room which was more expensive than a garden room, so I assumed would be better. It was a beautiful room but with a terrible view of a roof covered in cigarette buts. On request I was shown a garden room which... More

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mandy A, Thank you for you review and may I offer my apologies for the view from your room, the Hotel is completely non smoking but it would appear that unfortunately we still have guests who decide to lean out windows to smoke and I regret that these discarded cigarettes were on view and this area has now been... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided very last minute to have a weekend In Winchester. Lovely room, in the older part of he hotel, comfortable bed, friendly staff. Good breakfast. Very convenient location walking distance to everything. Perfect in every way. A beautiful sunny weekend also helped.

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AJW93 Thank you for your review, I am very pleased to hear that you "found the Hotel perfect in every way" and that your last minute getaway break more than exceeded your expectations. I will be sharing your feedback with the team and thank you also for sharing your views with fellow travellers. We look forward to welcoming you... More

Winchester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed both the city and the hotel very much. The rooms are clean, and the service is exellent. The staff is polite and meet you with a smile. The garden in the hotel is lovely. I can recommend this hotel to everyone. Its near to "everything".

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Solvi L, Thank you for your review and for your kind comments in respect of our team, I am very pleased that the Hotel exceeded your expectations and that you would reccomend us to others. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel in the near future. Best regards Louis Rigney More

Banff, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Winchester Royal Hotel on Wednesday (12th March) evening as part of an Anniversary gift from a relative. We arrived quite late to the hotel from work and were worried we may have missed dinner. We were welcomed by an extremely friendly member of staff who checked us in and re-assured us that we... More

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GMWinchester, General Manager at Winchester Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katemee, Thank you for your glowing review and I am particularly pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your stay from the food to the service, thank you also for singling out individual members of staff who went the "extra mile" for you and I will certainly be sharing your feedback with them and thanking them... More

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Additional Information about Winchester Royal Hotel

Address: St Peter Street, Winchester SO23 8BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 hotels in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Winchester Royal Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You know you are somewhere special as soon as you step through the front door of the Winchester Royal Hotel, as you are greeted with an impressive entrance and sweeping staircase. This charming 16th Century Hotel is a hidden gem within the heart of the city, with a historical aura and many stories to tell. The hotels has recently undergone a multi million pound refurbishment which has brought the old character of this beautiful building back to life, with fresh decor and new furnishings. It's not only the communal areas which have been updated; local businesses can also enjoy the sparkling new meeting facilities, the makeover of the events rooms will impress all soon to be newlyweds and the fresh look of the dining areas are perfect for those looking for an evening meal or lunch time snack. All of the bedrooms have also been redecorated creating a calm and tranquil atmosphere with a range of facilities. Choose between a suite and a garden facing room, suiting a range of styles and requirements. Close to the M3, A31 and A34, plus easy access to the Midlands and South Coast the Winchester Royal hotel is perfect for casual business meetings or a catch up with friends. Relax and enjoy the hotel with no interruptions. ... more   less 
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