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“Good base for a weekend visit” 3 of 5 stars
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Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paternoster Row, Winchester SO23 9LQ, England   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Winchester
Warwickshire
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“Good base for a weekend visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed Fri & Sat nights with a group of friends. Perfect location right next to the Cathedral (see photo from my room) and in the heart of the city. The 1960s building was never an architectural gem and is looking dated now, but inside it is comfortable and the service was very good. The à la carte dinner on Friday was good (though the wine prices are steep even by hotel standards), but the set meal 'banquet' on Saturday was bland and boring.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Napotonian, Delighted to hear you had a comfortable stay with us at Mercure Winchester and found the service provided and the a la carte dinner to be very good. Sorry the set menu wasn’t to your liking. I am pleased to let you know we have changed the menu this week. I am sure you will enjoy it the next time you visit. Kind regards, William McWilliam
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Only stayed one night in an Executive room including breakfast. (Warning breakfast is priced at £15.50 per person!!) Our room overlooked the cathedral and its grounds and really was just a stones throw from the City centre. Nothing remarkable about either the room or the bathroom but adequate and in good order. Be aware that car parking in the hotel car park is £9 per day. Try the public car park opposite if you're only staying for 1 night.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Eastbourne2, Thank you very much for posting a review. We are blessed with a fabulous location for visiting this magnificent city, particularly for our unique view of The Cathedral, I am glad you enjoyed it. Please come again as I am sure you still have plenty to see. Kind regards, William McWilliam
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Address: Paternoster Row, Winchester SO23 9LQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Winchester
#8 Luxury Hotel in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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