"We wanted to visit Winchester between Christmas and New year and found that staying at Marwell was a lot cheaper than any of the city centre Wincheste ... " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the spacious rooms at Marwell Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Marwell Zoo. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus an indoor pool. This 3-star hotel has 68 rooms over 2 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and balconies.

  • All rooms offer balconies, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy Modern European cuisine while dining at Dining Room
  • English breakfast offered for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre and a sauna
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the spaciousness and overall comfort
  • Just a 3-minute walk from Marwell Zoo and 11 minutes by car from Winchester Cathedral

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£66 per night

Standard Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Marwell Hotel ratings based on 12 verified reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Marwell Hotel

Everyone (12)
3 out of 5
Not good service bar staff very poor slow know help or interest

Posted by on 20 Apr 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Mar 2019

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4 out of 5
Very nice location- hotel warm and inviting. Staff helpful and friendly. Bonus having the swimming pool and sauna. Only suggestion would be to get a new mattress for the bed

Posted by on 26 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel, great surroundings and good breakfast We spent some time at the zoo nearby which was lots of fun. I also played golf at a nearby course so overall, good destination.

Posted by , from London on 23 Oct 2018

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2 out of 5
Very tired and desperately in need of a revamp. Toilets didn't work properly and shower was terrible. This hotel has not got the basics right and the whole place suffers from it. Not recommended.

Posted by , from Staffordshire on 24 Sep 2018

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2 out of 5
Very dated and worn looking- Stains on carpets and walls, creaking floor boards. Spa area was cold and the jacuzzi and sauna were out of order. I wouldn’t stay here again. Very disappointing.

Posted by , from uk on 27 Aug 2018

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4 out of 5

Good value hotel for visiting Winchester

Pros: Breakfast
Cons: The bedroom was overly heated. Even with the heating switched off and the window open it took a couple of hours to cool down and that was in December
Location: Good for Winchester
We wanted to visit Winchester between Christmas and New year and found that staying at Marwell was a lot cheaper than any of the city centre Winchester hotels and that because the Winchester hotels all charged for parking which was often in public car parks there wasn't really much difference apart from a 10 minute drive. The rooms are spacious and well equipped although a little tired in places. The on-site spa is a nice touch if you can pick your time to get it to yourself although it is a little small if you have to share with more than one other group. Breakfast was excellent if you like the full English. Proper full rashers of back bacon, large flat field mushrooms, nice beans, probably the best I have ever had in a hotel in this price range. The continental breakfast is maybe a little sparse but you will definitely find something you like.

Posted by , from Brighton on 5 Jan 2018

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3 out of 5

Nice hotel close to zoo and other attractions

The hotel staff were very welcoming and the hotel was nice, however we were a little disappointed as one of our reasons for booking the hotel was that the overview advised outdoor park on site for children, this was a main reason for booking the hotel as we were travelling a long way and knew the kids would like to play on the park once we arrived, when we asked where the park was we were advised this was closed and had been all year. I feel this should be advised in their write up. however we were given passes to go to a play barn which wasn't to bad. Overall our stay was comfy and nice for what we required

Posted by on 25 Aug 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice quirky hotel

Great hotel enjoyed the stay,staff extremely pleasant and nice cooked breakfast

Posted by , from cf398dy on 31 Jul 2017

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4 out of 5

Lovely staff, comfy room

Lovely setting and welcoming staff on reception. Great base for all the area has to offer. Evening Restaurant staff and service were fantastic and food was impeccable - absolute delight. Room comfy and very roomy for a family of four. Pool was pleasant enough, basic and in need of some TLC. Only downside - wedding party with an extension to play intrusive music until 1am..... Quick calm to reception at midnight and the Noise Level did drop a bit, but still travelled to the far end of the hotel.

Posted by on 24 Jul 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Marwell Hotel, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. There are 7 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly Marwell Hotel also features tour or ticket assistance, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Winchester hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 68 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Southampton (SOU) (10.8 km / 6.7 mi)
  • Train station: Winchester Shawford Station (6.9 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Marwell Hotel offers 68 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy English breakfast for a fee.

Dining Room – This restaurant specialises in Modern European cuisine and only serves dinner.

Lounge and Bar – This bar serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests arriving outside of check-in hours must contact the property, using the contact information provided on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 15.50 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Marwell Hotel Winchester
  • Marwell Hotel
  • Marwell Winchester
  • Marwell Hotel Southampton

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.