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St. Johns Croft B&B
Ranked #5 of 51 Winchester B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 12, 2012

We came from France, direct plane from Paris, 1h30 flight and an hour later we arrived at St-John's croft. All very quick and smooth. Then such a warm welcome from our host Dotty and wonderful room overlooking the garden's patio. Super nice deco and breakfast. From the B&B you can walk to the city center in no-time. Everything was great we loved it. Thanks so much Dotty!
We'll come back someday for sure. Lucas & Marie G.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We recently stayed for a hen week-end at St John's and were warmly greated by Dottie who throughout our stay could not do enough for our party of 10. The rooms are veryy large with very comfortable beds and can mostly accommodate up to 4 people. The breakfast was really nice and what a lovely warm family atmosphere. Nick also helped to start our car (flat battery when just about to leave) and Dottie made us coffee while we waited. Altogether an amazing guesthouse and family and we will definately be back. This was my second stay as my family previously stayed for a week-end a few years ago and we were really impressed by this beautifull house and family. Well worth a visit..

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Having stayed here with family once before, 5 years ago, and falling in love with the gorgeous house, relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and genial hosts, I booked a return trip for 10 of my family and myself for my hen night. Staying here, really made our weekend. It is the perfect place to stay, whether it be for a family holiday, girlie weekend away or romantic break. Clean, wonderfully furnished, with fantastic views and a gorgeous garden, and hosts that are very laid back and relaxed, within minutes it felt like we were all at home.

Breakfast was lovely, good home cooked food in a relaxed environment. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already planning a return trip with the children of the family.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

St John's Croft B&B is a lovely old house, run by a very friendly, and helpful family who couldn't do enough for us. We went for a hen weekend recently, and ten of us stayed in four rooms. The breakfast was arranged at a time to suit us (and our hangovers!), and was very relaxed. The rooms were all very clean and well kept. We were given a fresh jug of milk as we arrived for our tea and coffee in the room, which makes a lovely change to UHT which you usually get in B&Bs! Overall our stay was brilliant, and was made so by the lovely family who run it. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Tamsyn G
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Complete & utter oversight! We booked a room in April, paying a deposit immediately. Our original date had to be changed to a new date, but was confirmed by e-mail by the owner. I e-mailed her 3 days prior to our arrival of time etc. giving our mobile number, we had no reply. On our arrival (in the pouring rain), she met us on the road and was kind enough to help us park, then the bombshell!... are you booked in for tonight? yes 2 nights! She was fully booked with other people - on checking she had not changed from the original dates. We had travelled with our grand-daughter (it was her end of GCSE exams treat) from North Wales, we were tired and just wanted somewhere to rest. A long story - but the owner apologised, gave us a cheque plus a little extra to cover her obvious 'goof' - all this was done outside in the pouring rain, not once did she offer to invite us in, offer us a hot drink or worst of all - offer to find alternative accommodation. We searched for a full 3 hours for a room but to no avail, everywhere was fully booked (we learned later that this was due to the 'Festival of Speed @ Goodwood'). Eventually, we found a room in Salisbury!!!! The landlady of that B&B was horrified how we had been treated. I see that all the other reviews are excellent and so we hope this is a ONE OFF! Your record keeping and communication requires attention!!!.... NEVER AGAIN.

Room Tip: Make sure this lady is up to date with your requirements!!!!!
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Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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LondonMajor4, Owner at St. Johns Croft B&B, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2015

I am so sorry that we had double booked and that you had such an awful time finding alternative accommodation.
We now have a dedicated diary and have improved our booking system and believe that none of our guests will be double booked in the future.
Kind regards,
Dotty

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I envy the last reviewer - she got to stay for 3 weeks! I stayed for one night with my parents and we didn't want to leave. What a stunningly beautiful house this is - just a few minutes walk from the city centre yet quietly situated with lovely views, I could see the cathedral from my room which is one of the lovliest b&b rooms I've ever stayed in. The delighful hostess, Dotty, loves collecting antique and vintage pieces and the style of the house and rooms reflect her taste - understated, elegant and chic!The rooms are super stylish - pale colours, incredibly comfortable antique brass beds adorned with crisp white linen, fluffy white towels in abundance, tea,coffee, TV and free wi fi. Wonderful aga cooked breakfast taken in the cozy kitchen. I can't imagine why anyone would want to pay the prices of some of the city's 'boutique' hotels when one could stay here not only for the reasonable prices but for the opportunity to stay somewhere very special...

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank cellista66
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Having just moved to Winchester for work, I stayed at St John's Croft B&B for three weeks whilst flat-hunting. The Frasers couldn't have been more lovely hosts. Their beautiful B&B is also their home and they make you feel most welcome, like a member of the family. The rooms are all beautifully appointed and clean with all the conveniences one could wish. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this lovely B&B, so perfectly centrally located and very reasonably priced. If you are looking for a warm welcome in a beautiful setting with a friendly family atmosphere in Winchester, then look no further than St John's Croft B&B!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Address: St. Johns Croft | Blue Ball Hill, Winchester SO23 0AF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
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Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #5 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Winchester
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Johns Croft B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Winchester's finest houses. Our Grade II* listed Queen Anne town house offers large bedrooms with wash basins and many original features. Free on-site parking is available in this central and quiet location, just a short walk from the city centre and cathedral. Guests can enjoy fine Aga cooked breakfasts in the relaxed and informal atmosphere of this "home from home". ... more   less 

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