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Wolvesey View B & B
Ranked #38 of 53 Winchester B&B and Inns
Herzogenaurach, Germany
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8 reviews
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“Friend in Winchester”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

After more than 3 months we did a 3rd trip to John who is running Wolvesey View B&B in the heart of Winchester. Due to real troubles within our family we had to take Julia back from Lainston House Hotel to Germany. And it was clear for us that we all would like to stay with John again. He made us not only welcome as friends, he made it possible that Julia could stay, too, for one night at very short notice only. The facilities in the summer are even better than in the winter season, as you do have a beautiful view over historical Winchester. The place is very quite and just 5 min away form the city center. Maybe it was because we missed it so much but it was our impression that the breakfast in the mornings was much better than before. What can be weighed against money is John's warm and freindly company - you can talk about nearly everything in a very relaxed way. For me personally it is sure that I will come back again within the next 12 months or so. If you are in the area - try it at least once. Romanus

Room Tip: most beautiful room for 1 or 2 people is the blue room with really nice furniture. All rooms are ver...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Stayed at the Wolvesey View whilst my wife was in Winchester Hospital.John (the host)makes you feel so welcome.Clean rooms with lovely views,3 minutes walk to the town centre,lovely riverside pub a minute away.John likes a good chat and nothing seems too much trouble.Good full english too!

Room Tip: Ask John for the double room that overlooks the playing field
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed June 21, 2012

I was on a visit to Winchester's open day so this was the first time I had been truly away from home on my own and I have never felt more welcome. John was more than just a host he felt like a friend. The room was beautiful, with a great oriental theme running through out. Bed was EXTREMLY comfy and the set up was brilliant with a little radio and T.V. Bathroom was beautifully decorated and felt clean and simple. I really enjoyed the fact that downstairs the sofas were so cosy and it felt so homely that we sat an watched the football.
Yes it was more of a home but that is what a B & B is so it saddens me to see such horrible negative reviews on here. When considering this place I honestly feel you should go and please ignore the rather ignorant rants from the other raters, the obviously misunderstood the different between 'Hotel' and 'B&B'.
No problems with cleanliness and the cats were adorable. Would love to go again.
Lovely host, lovely house, lovely time.

Room Tip: Blue room was lovely and cosy, with beautiful garden view. Nice and sunny during the late morning. W...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

I had a pleasant stay and was made to feel very welcome by an excellent, good humoured host in John, it's very small and modest in terms of facilities but perfectly clean and was ideal for a room on a budget for one person. Parking is perhaps relatively tight but not a really a problem, in terms of location it's a 5 minute walk into the town centre - whilst still being in a very quiet area.

The shared bathroom was fine with a decent shower, breakfast was great and overall the atmosphere was really friendly and relaxed - I'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stopped in the Yellow Room which has an impressive view over the castle (virtually next door). The house is close to the weird and the river and within a few minutes easy walk of the centre of Winchester. John is an excellent snd welcoming host taking the time to talk but not at all intrusive. Good breakfast with decent quality ingredients - no 'plastic' sausages here!.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Norwich
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

John was very welcoming when we arrived and gave us a cup of tea which made us feel at home. The room was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the various books that we found. We arrived early in the day and we were able to use our room to get changed before going on to a wedding which was great. The location was perfect for such a short day and we were easily able to stroll into central Winchester. We would definitely stay here again if we come to Winchester in the future.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We stayed with John for one night as we were in Winchester for a wedding. John is a wonderful host and even came to the coach station to meet us. The room (Yellow Room) was large. It was a real treat to sit in the sunshine and watch a local cricket game over the castle wall while sipping our tea (tea and coffee provided in the room). The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean. The house was full when we were there but John made us feel like we were his only guests. Breakfast in the morning was great and we were not rushed out the door - very much appreciated.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wolvesey View B & B
Address: 10 Colebrook Place, Winchester SO23 9LP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #38 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Winchester
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique guest house in the perfect English city!In the very quiet heart of England’s most historic and beautiful city, John Holder’s homely, warm and welcoming B&B has lovely rooms, a garden and is near fine ancient pubs and restaurants. Enjoy great conversation over relaxed breakfasts. Free parking. The perfect spot to relax away from traffic, enjoy gentle strolls around the cathedral and river Itchen. 1 hour from Heathrow, London, Portsmouth, Stonehenge, Oxford. ... more   less 

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