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“Fantastic Stay.”
Review of Giffard House

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Giffard House
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic Stay.”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Me and my partner stayed for one night here on Valentines weekend. The B&B is positively beautiful inside and immaculate. Lots of interesting Victorian style décor and a lovely open fire. The room we stayed in was beautiful with a lovely bathroom set down on another level, again everything was immaculate with everything you could need for your stay, lovely toiletries and teas coffees etc. We met the manager and she was lovely, she opened the small bar they have just for us and we had a glass of wine before heading out for the evening. She also put a bottle in our room on ice for our return. Breakfast was great and they covered all my dietary requirements. Overall such a lovely break away and we fully intend to make it a yearly visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

The ambience of the hotel is superb. Been there to stay on several occasions. The couple who runs this hotel are very friendly and helpful in many ways. Its near to the Winchester college boarding schools, so convenient to stay. The rooms I stayed in the hotel were not too spacious but beds are so comfortable and excellent. Every room had a attached bathroom (ensuite). The breakfast is freshly cooked according to your needs. Highly recommend your stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I would thoroughly recommend staying in this beautifully restored Victorian house, which has much more character than a normal hotel. The room, service and breakfast was excellent, and it is a 10 minute walk in to town where you'll find the sites of this historical city and a great selection of pubs and restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Spotless hotel,caring staff and great breakfast. Understand why it's ranked number one. Book with confidence.Staff are very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. No iron/board in room but happily allowed access to laundry room without hesitation.

Room Tip: Front room was a little noisy with passing traffic but acceptable.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Quebec City
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Absolutely fantastic. We could not find any fault with this hotel, from the friendly welcome to the hand written invoice, everything was great. As other guest have mentioned the breakfast is fantastic with the staff going above and beyond to ensure everyone has what they requested and all prepared and presented to a very high standard. We will stay here again if we are ever back in the Winchester area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Stayed here following the reviews on Trip Advisor, we managed to get the last room in a very busy December period, it was on of the smaller rooms but still delightful!! There was a short wait for breakfast on both mornings but there was a very comfortable front room to wait in with daily newspapers and Jerry to keep you company (who my boyfriend fell in love with), on our second morning we were lucky enough to eat in the Sun Room, breakfast was delicious, fresh and hot!! Would definitely stay again, would try and book in advance to get a bigger room with a bigger bed and loved the Molten toiletries... we have been on the hunt for the mouthwash ever since!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Our first trip to Winchester and we received a wonderful welcome at Giffard House. Our room, No 4, was fantastic, although at one point it did get cold but that was soon sorted out by the owners. Breakfast was exceptional, very busy so I would recommend getting to the dining room before 8.30am. It was nice to have the lounge to relax in with our friends after a hard days shopping at the Christmas markets. The hotel is only a 10-15 min walk into Winchester, so there were plenty of places to go for an evening meal. The only downside was for our friends who were allocated a room at the back of the hotel and they were kept awake by the trains going passed. I've also got to mention the affectionate Boxer dog Gerry, the beautiful cat and the very chatty parrot.

Room Tip: Room No 4 is fantastic, would recommend rooms at the front of the hotel, due to the train noise.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Giffard House

Property: Giffard House
Address: 50 Christchurch Road | St Cross, Winchester SO23 9SU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Winchester
#1 Romantic Hotel in Winchester
#2 Luxury Hotel in Winchester
#4 Business Hotel in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Giffard House 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Giffard Hotel Winchester

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