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Giffard House

Certificate of Excellence
50 Christchurch Rd | St Cross, Winchester SO23 9SU, England
Giffard House
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night, but it only took 10 minutes to realise why this is the top-rated B&B in Winchester. The first thing I was told when I arrived was that my room had been upgraded for free as it wasn't particularly busy. The room itself was immaculate, spacious, and stocked with everything I needed. Breakfast (Full English)... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I celebrated my birthday in May with a 10 night stay at the Giffard House. What a lovely visit. I couldn't have asked for a better B&B. The bed was wonderful, clean room and the accommodating staff. We loved the full English breakfast each morning prior to our adventures each day. I would love to make the trip in the... More 

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