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“Great value for money, great staff” 4 of 5 stars
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The Winchester Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Worthy Lane, Winchester SO23 7AB, England (Formerly Winchester Moat House)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great value for money, great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Nice hotel, great value and staff are professional and polite. Where this hotel is in terms of 'status and product it provides' I would sooner be told before booking that during my stay, parts of the hotel will be taken over by a SKRILL PREMIER FOOTBALL TEAM with members of which taking over the sauna, jacuzzi etc and wandering round in the bar area in tracksuits. Also bear in mind the little things such as buying proper candles for the restaurant not putting mini electric battery operated ones on tables which look like they are from £1 shop. This in a restaurant which has numerous items on the menu with a supplement next to it. Also get some fresh flowers in the place not cheap plastic ones covered in dust. A nice hotel though, we would use again but would ensure there weren't any large groups stopping there at the same time in future.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your very kind review of The Winchester Hotel and Spa.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back very soon.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Staying here for one night. Room was excellent very comfortable. With all the amenities that you would need. Staff were excellent we use the swimming pool and spa. Very impressed. Had breakfast in the morning great choice food was hot and fresh. Would definitely stay there again

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your very kind review of The Winchester Hotel and Spa.

We are DELIGHTED that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back very soon.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights with 3 girlfriends .hotel rooms were clean if a little tired ,food was ok lots to choose from at breakfast lunch was great dinner could be better maybe more to choose from . Spa was ok very small pool but excellent treatments .i think the location of this hotel is a must for anyone wanting to explore winchester .just a mention to young men who run the bar you are great .management could learn a few things from you .

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review of the hotel - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This hotel is lovely and has a good location to explore the center of Winchester. The beds are soft and the room was clean and comfortable with a nice size TV. The whole hotel is decorated tastefully and looks newly refurbished. The spa area is good but the pool is very small so no swimming for exercise just a little splash about. The breakfast was good with a wide choice. If in Winchester again for a shopping and spa break will most likely book this hotel again. The only downside was we seemed to have a room that was over the sauna so it got pretty warm at night. The room had air con but was too noisy to leave on while getting to sleep. Would ask for a room away from the spa next time. The staff were polite and efficient at their tasks.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review of The Winchester Hotel and Spa.

We very much hope to be able to welcome you back to stay with us again in the near future.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Located within minutes walk of the station and only 10 minutes walk from High St, Jewry t etc. Plenty of parking available. Spacious reception room with TV, newspapers, fruit. Spa centre with Jacuzzi, steam room, small pool etc.
New, so in good repair! Rooms equipped with tea/coffee, wi-fi , flat screen etc.
So, an OK place to stay,
We also enjoyed a meal for a Ex Student Association which was served in a Conference Room, Food was excellent, and service quietly efficient.
Breakfast the next morning was also above the norm, good buffet choice, fresh fruit salads etc

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your lovely review of The Winchester Hotel and Spa.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We called at The Winchester Hotel quite late in the day whilst looking for a room for the night. Although the entrance doesn't have massive appeal as it sits in a public car park, do not be put off. The staff were immediately very helpful & we were booked into a delightful room with everything we needed. The room had all the usual facilities & more, including a large screen TV! They have recently added a lovely terrace area to the front of the hotel where we had drinks in the evening & breakfast the next morning. Breakfast was excellent & we thought the whole visit was faultless. Well done & thank you. Nick & Gill

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your GREAT review of The Winchester Hotel and Spa.

i hope that you travels bring you back to us in the near future !

Paul Eaves General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A small step above the normal traveller's rest. Room was relatively spacious and comfortable. and the check-in staff were efficient. Hotel is a brief (10 min) walk from the beautiful town center. Bar area was a bit unwelcoming and the large public car park at the front of the property somewhat spoils the approach but it does look and feel like somebody cares about this property and that's a good thing - so many hotels are run and staffed by people who couldn't care less. Full-marks to the staff here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your LOVELY review of The Winchester Hotel and Spa.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay - and of course equally delighted to recieve your kind comments about the hotel team.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Additional Information about The Winchester Hotel

Address: Worthy Lane, Winchester SO23 7AB, England (Formerly Winchester Moat House)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Winchester
#5 Romantic Hotel in Winchester
#5 Luxury Hotel in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Winchester Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Winchester Hotel and Spa is a calming base from which to explore the beautiful historic City of Winchester. The hotel offers attentive, friendly and professional service, coupled with sophisticated interior styling throughout. Ample onsite parking is available (chargeable). ... more   less 
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