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Giffard House

Certificate of Excellence
50 Christchurch Rd | St Cross, Winchester SO23 9SU, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent Place to stay. The room had a shower and bathroom ensuite. There was a huge TV and a super king bed. It was extremely comfortable. It had two arm chairs and dressing table. The furnishings were excellent. Breakfast was really good with lots of different choices. The whole Hotel was

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were arriving after the ferry landed at 21.15 and the tourist information office in Winchester were most helpful in finding us accommodation in the Giffard House Guesthouse. The owners waited for us and showed us into the hall and because of an inability to climb the stairs told us the location of the room and the breakfast arrangements. The... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Having booked this hotel to stay before a wedding the next day we expected all of the guests to be treated with respect and not as naughty children by the owner. We had all travelled long distances most of us arriving on the evening prior to the wedding to find that it was very difficult to park as the car... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I can see why this is such a highly rated place to stay; the warm welcome, the fabulous breakfast, the beautiful building. However there are a few minor negatives (although not enough to stop me from staying there again) the water pressure is not great,the train tracks are very close by, wifi is really slow and the hairdryer was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A beautifully kept guest house with lovely rooms. We were told we could check in at 11.00, but apparently they had just got rid of a large wedding party and the owner left us in no doubt as to what she thought of them, so we just went into town and came back at 4.00. Getting a drink from the... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

firstly the property is lovely, and clean although wasn't to keen on all the gollywogs that were scattered about the place seemed a bit racist my main service here is awful if you speak to the male owner really rude the women were nice, I phoned to make a reservation and as it was for one night I was turned... More 

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YvonneBanks, Manager at Giffard House, responded to this review

Just amazing how things can be twisted around without justification. On arrival for your arranged one night stay you arrived at 10.45am requiring immediate access to your room and when advised the room was not ready became very haughty stating the room should have been ready as the couple needed to change and prepare for the wedding due to take... More 

Bournemouth
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed for one night in this well-presented good-looking guest house. It should have been a great experience but it wasn't. The welcome we received was well below par and it just didn't match the quality of the house and furnishings. "Have you been walking the South Downs Way?" - in other words are your shoes dirty? No we haven't... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a property on which care and attention has been lavished. Our welcome was warm, our room was large and beautifully furnished, our breakfasts were excellent. We did have an issue with the TV and would have appreciated some written instuctions, and on our first day the wifi was not working at all, but this was rectified the next... More 

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Canadian in Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have stayed at 4 other places in Winchester - and Giffard House is head and shoulders above them. It is a spacious and beautiful historic home with each room kept in perfect condition. Trust me, you do not need to look any further. I've stayed there now over a dozen times on business. Breakfast starts with the best fruit... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed here for two nights to attend a wedding at the beginning of July. It's a beautiful house, spotlessly clean , tastefully decorated and close to the centre of Winchester. Our room was great, again tastefully decorated and with ensuite ( large fluffy towels) and a comfortable bed. We were very pleased to be staying here as it made... More 

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