My best friend and I booked for a 2 night stay at this hotel and were pleasantly surprised. We arrived on Friday 8th February at midday and were able to check into our room immediately.
The room itself (221) was adequate in size but cold when we first got there. To operate the heating, you need to put the room key card into the AC slot. It took a while to warm up, so we kept one room card permanently in the slot, even when going down for meals etc.
We were lucky enough to be able to book a treatment at the Spa, but I fear had we arrived on Saturday, this would not have been possible as it was so busy. I had a back, neck and shoulder massage and my friend had an express facial. Both treatments cost £32 and were very good.
Breakfast was really good. All food was freshly cooked, and there was a great choice. Orange juice or apple juice, cereals, pastries, cold meats, fruits, yogurts, bacon, sausage, eggs beans, tomatoes, hash browns, mushrooms, toast and tea or coffee.
We ate in the Hotel restaurant both nights. We had intended to go into Winchester on Saturday night, but the weather was awful so we stayed put. The food on both nights was excellent. Friday night we both had a starter and main course, and on Saturday we had a main course and dessert. The price for 2 courses was £18.50. We had a reasonably priced bottle of french sparkling wine for £23 and this too was very good. Our waitress, Elzbieta, was very good.
I agree with previous reviews with regards to the bar selection in the main bar. Wines by the glass are very expensive, and the selection is very limited-only Pint Grigio as a white wine on offer by the glass. This should be addressed by hotel management as it would enhance guests enjoyment of the hotel.
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- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Winchester
- Winchester The Hotel
- Winchester Hotel