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Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paternoster Row, Winchester SO23 9LQ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very disappointing to compare the actual experience to the website. The hotel is very badly dated and the services/facilities are not worth the money at all. I arrived on a Friday for 2 nights and as a couple you'd expect a twin bed. Not so in this place. Two very soft single beds in a room with no air con,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Paid a good price for a double room - £80 and a free breakfast for signing up the the Accor hotels group. Location is fantastic - just a few minutes walk into the centre of Winchester. Hotel does not look much from the outside but is lovely inside - all very modern. Parking is £10 a night (from the time... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not enjoy our stay at this hotel. We paid too much for the room. It was very overpriced. We stayed in a basic room (£248 for 2 nights) so we did not have a view of the cathedral, we looked out onto a row of Biffa bins. If we had paid £60 a night, we would have been... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for family wedding we had 4 rooms in total all different sizes but we all paid same price. Rooms were clean, bell got on my nerves breakfast good value for money. Would stay again as it's local to everything.

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tanasha D, I am pleased to hear that you enjyed your stay at Mercure Winchester and that you would chose to do so again in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back when you do. I am however sorry to hear that the Cathedral bell got on your nerves as to many of our guests it adds... More

dublin, ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel because of its location depsite being apprehensive about it on account of some of the negative reviews. In fact, the hotel far surpassed our expectations and we could not fault it in any way. The staff at reception were exceptionally helpful and efficient- the room was lovely and spotlessly clean and the breakfast was very good.... More

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear maudegonne, Thank you very much for letting us know you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us at Mercure Winchester. I am delighted that the team looked after you so well and that our location was ideal for exploring this great city. I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, William McWilliam More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room had a fantastic view straight onto the cathedral which was superb. It was very clean and presented well. The free mini bar was excellent and we loved the air con! Breakfast was also brilliant and the selection was huge. I would definitely say that this hotel is value for money - but book a privilege room as they're... More

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cat P, Thank you very much for your very kind words. I am delighted that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the view of The Cathedral from your Privilege Room. All of us at Mercure Winchester hope you will return in the future. Kind regards, William McWilliam More

Southampton
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Wessex this weekend for a family gathering in Winchester. Staff were friendly, room was. clean, breakfast was ok. It just felt a little dated and subsequently we left feeling it was slightly overpriced. Would stay again, on a late rooms rate if possible though.

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Foodiegrump. Thank you very much for posting a review and letting us know that you would stay with us again. When you do, please bear in mind that you will never find better rates than those offered on our own website. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Winchester. Kind regards, William McWilliam More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel couldn't be better. Although dated 1960's Brutalist architecture it is lovingly maintained, crisp and clean. Complimentary internet access is fast and reliable. A short walk out the front of the hotel places you in the heart of the town for beautiful walks, shops and market. A special mention to Kate from reception who called to... More

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Martin G, I am delighted to hear that you had lovely stay with us at Mercure Winchester Wessex, thank you very much for letting us know. We are very fortunate to have such a great location and I am glad that it fulfilled your needs. Thank you for your feedback regarding the Wi-Fi. Mercure appreciate how important fast internet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent room with a fantastic view of the cathedral. We chose the hottest day of the year and although a fan was provided, air conditioning would have helped us to sleep a little better. The service was excellent and breakfast one of the best we'd had in years. Restaurant also had a beautiful cathedral view. Location in Central Winchester caused... More

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter S, Thank you very much for your very positive review following your stay at Mercure Winchester. Your very kind comments are much appreciated by the whole team and the recognition of them doing a job well done is a great motivator to them all. We are all delighted that you would recommend us to anyone looking to stay... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here recently after a trade day out at Farnborough Air Show, check in was fairly speedy and the lady was very nice and courteous, it was very hot and I was expecting air con in the room but we had to settle for a desk fan which I have to say was very good, kept the room cool all... More

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bigbird1334, Thank you very much for posting a review. I am delighted that despite the hot weather the fan in the bedroom kept you cool at night and you had a good nights sleep in as comfy bed. For future reference our Privilege Rooms do have airconditioning as standard which me be worth considering on you next visit to... More

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Address: Paternoster Row, Winchester SO23 9LQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel 4*
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4 star hotel with 94 en suite rooms, many with views of the Cathedral. Ideal for visiting Winchester Cathedral, the steam railway and zoological park. Easily accessible via the M3, 15 miles (24 km) from Southampton Airport, 1 mile from Winchester railway station and a 1 minute walk from the coach station. Features five airconditioned conference rooms for up to 100 delegates, Walkers At The Wessex restaurant, Kings Lounge, 24 hour room service, pay parking as well as use of the nearby leisure centre. ... more   less 
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