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Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Winchester
Kendal, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Would definitely stay here again”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed here 3 nights last week to attend a wedding at Cathedral, we were in an executive room on the second floor with a direct view of the Cathedral. All the staff were pleasant and very helpful, the room was large and very clean, although the shower screen could do with replacing. Breakfast was buffet style which suited us, it was hot and staff were eager to please us with fresh tea and coffee!! We managed to get a car parking space, although it was a little expensive at £8 per day. Wi if was free. The hotel is well situated to the main shopping area and the Cathedral.

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Kendalkendal, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at at Mercure Winchester and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, William McWilliam
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Was ideal for my tour of Cathedrals. It is also well sited for looking at the town and the availability of town centre parking is ideal although I do think that being charged for the parking on the hotel site did take the edge off what was overall a good stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Marmion53,Happy to hear that you had good stay with us at Mercure Winchester. I look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, William McWilliam
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

This hotel is located right in the centre of the small city of Winchester, next to the cathedral. An ideal location for visiting this ancient city. We liked this hotel for 4 things: location, very pleasant staff, breakfast, general calmness of the hotel.

Although the architecture of the modern 60s building is not in keeping with it's surroundings it is in a superb location - overlooking the cathedral & the green. In just a few steps you in the ancient high street.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear AlbertVictor, Thanks very much for your review, Pleased to hear that you had a good stay with us and found our location, the team, breakfast and ambience most acceptable. Please coma back to Mercure Winchester soon. Kind regards, William McWilliam
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Rogiet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel is absolutely ideal for exploring Winchester. It is situated just across from the Cathedral and is within easy reach of all the shops and restaurants.

The staff were friendly enough but breakfast can be a bit of a trial. Although the food was good the staff were a little reluctant to help. The breakfast service is a little like a cattle market and quite noisy.

The room was very spacious (but I would expect it to be for £129 per night), but the bathroom was quite dirty. Lots of dust and orange grime you get in wet areas and the plug hole in the basin was disgusting. The shower screen did very little to prevent water spilling out all over the floor.

The bed was large and very comfortable.

Parking facilites are very limited and they charge an extra £8 per day - go to the car park across the road, very reasonable prices and free after 6pm and on Sundays!

Blue LED lights in front of each room was a little over kill and was quite hard on the eyes!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear1Bagbpuss,Thank you for posting your thoughts on here, we really value your feedback. I was disappointed to hear that the breakfast team were not as efficient as previous tripadvisors have commented on, I am sorry that in this instance this was not so. I have shared your comments regarding the bathroom with the Housekeeper, who will attend to the shortfalls you indicated. Please come and try us again. Kind regards, Wiliam McWilliam
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Mercure has one massive thing in its favour. And that is its unrivaled situation. Rooms overlook the impressive cathedral, one steps outside the hotel and within a 2 minute walk one is there. The rooms are fairly standard but clean. The bar area and restaurant are a decent size and the buffet breakfast is expensive but offers a wide range of fare.
I'd go back.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear NicolaLevett,Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Mercure Winchester and that you would stay again. Our location really is ideal being right on the doorstep of the cathedral and shops. For reference, if you pre book, you can enjoy the extensive buffet breakfast for 33% less than the normal price . I look forward to welcoming back again Kind regards William McWilliam
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Winchester Wessex is a nice hotel with comfortable rooms and friendly staff. We had great view of the cathedral and the hotel is in a perfect location for exploring Winchester. The outside of the hotel is a little offputting but inside it is nice.

The only real downside as others have mentioned is the car park. Shocking that guests have to pay!

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WMcWilliamWinchester, General Manager at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear thomasjread,Thanks for your review. I’m glad you had a good stay with us at Mercure Winchester Wessex. Looks really are deceiving, not the prettiest hotel on the outside but great on the inside.I hope to see you on your next trip. Kind regards, William McWilliam
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Property: Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel
Address: Paternoster Row, Winchester SO23 9LQ, England
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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