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“Pleasant stay” 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 13 Hotels in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Oxfordshire
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86 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I booked two rooms here for a one night Fizz Break with my two daughters and a baby. We had adjoining rooms at the end of a corridor which was great apart from the squeaky adjoining door which was fixed the next day.
I very much enjoyed the stay and the facilities, but agree with previous reviewers about the coolness of the spa and the cold pool water. Also I was woken by water like sounds from the air conditioning unit during the night even though I switched it off.
The food, staff and service were very good without being overwhelming. I would certainly return again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back again 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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Harlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Never reviewed before but thought The Winchester deserved one. Got a cheap deal through a discount site and took our son and girlfriend away. Had a fantastic night at the hotel, excellent food in the restaurant we were well looked after and although the final bill was a bit pricey I can say I have only myself to blame. A great stay.

Stayed February 2014
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed a night at this hotel for a spa break on 1st Feb 2014.We have stayed at very many hotels at home and abroad and have to say this was no disapointment. The staff were very attentive and welcoming at all times, especially during dinner. The food was amazing and very well presented.Room was very comfy, clean and welcoming with lovely hot shower and bath grip handles, which are rarely found today.We had a massage in the beautiful spa and also used all the facilities which were immaculate. Thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We came to Winchester for relaxing weekend away from London. We have chosen this hotel because of it's spa facilities. The treatment I booked (massage) was marvellous, I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately the spa was a bit of disappointment - the pool and surrounding area were too cold to relax. People were shivering on their loungers covered by towels up to their noses. Few more degrees would make huge difference to the spa experience.

Buffet breakfast was very good and staff was very nice. Overall our stay was pleasant.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Andover, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stayed overnight as we were part of a car club dinner on a Saturday evening.
The service and food was excellent. The food was served very quickly to everyone. The room was upgraded from the standard and was very good apart from only warm water at the sink tap. Not good for wet shaving!
The small hotel car park at the rear is a chargeable extra but the chargeable public car park in front of the hotel is free on Sundays.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 1, 2014
Dear Guest

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

We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel again very soon.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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Washington, D.C.
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I stayed a few days at this hotel for business. The hotel was in a nice location, easy walking distance to the center of town and the train station in Winchester. The hotel itself was very nice. The staff was absolutely outstanding. They were all very friendly and helpful. I had a few issues (not with the hotel) that I needed help with and the staff went above and beyond helping me out. Of specific note, Fred the bartender was very friendly, happy, and helpful.

The only downside of the hotel was a little bit of noise in my room. It sounded like the water or heating system that just seemed to make some noise from time to time. It wasn't a major problem, but it did disturb my sleep from time to time.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 1, 2014
Dear Guest

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

We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel again very soon.

Paul Eaves General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a lovely stay at this hotel. Every single member of staff was friendly and polite and we were acknowledged by each staff member that we met throughout the hotel. We thorougly enjoyed our dinner last night and breakfast this morning. One little niggle - the public car park in front of the hotel is free on Sundays, it would have been great if that had been pointed out to us. At a Marks and Spencer food outlet on the way to Winchester, the young man at the checkout pointed out that instead of buying two individual items it would be cheaper to buy a pack with two in, we commented on the good service. It doesn't take much to keep us happy as customers! That niggle aside, we would recommend this hotel.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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PAE044, General Manager at The Winchester Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Guest

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

We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel again very soon.

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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