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By a verified traveller on Mon 15 Jul 2019

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Executive Double Room

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Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double or Twin Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

The comfortable rooms at Winchester Royal Hotel get high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Winchester Cathedral. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a bar are available. This 4-star hotel has 81 rooms. All rooms offer deep-soaking bathtubs and flat-screen TVs.

  • All rooms offer deep-soaking bathtubs, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at Conservatory Restaurant
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Amenities include newspapers, a front-desk safe and 7 meeting rooms
  • Guests really like the accommodation for the comfy beds and overall comfort
  • Just a 5-minute walk from Winchester Cathedral and 15 minutes on foot from University of Winchester

Winchester Royal Hotel ratings based on 20 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Winchester Royal Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (9) Business (4)
4 out of 5
The hotel is a period building in a nice, quiet location. The garden is beautifully manicured and an ideal setting for drinks or just enjoying oneself. The foyer is currently being renovated, so will look better in future.

Posted by on 15 Jul 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jul 2019 by Victoria - Front office Manager

Thank you for the feedback, we do run a continual maintenance programme to keep the property in great condition especially for its age and historical significance. we really appreciate your comments and we too think the garden is perfect for evening drinks or afternoon tea! we hope you come again and visit us.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Nov 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Nov 2018 by Victoria - Front office Manager

Thank you for your 4 star Review! We really appreciate your feedback

5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to shops.

Hotel in good position in quiet street in centre of town . Very helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Ely on 28 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jan 2018 by Chris DM

Thanks you for your feedback,

5 out of 5

Lovely

The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre but in a quiet side street. Characterful 16th Century building, lovely quiet, comfortable room with excellent facilities.

Posted by , from Frome,Somerset on 31 Dec 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jan 2018 by Chris DM

Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5

Anniversary midweek break

My wife and I stayed here for one night to celebrate our 15th anniversary. The hotel foyer and reception are a little dated and there is a mouldy smell that you find in older buildings. There however the bad news ends. The room was nicely furnished and very clean. The staff were very accommodating and the hotel is perfectly situated in the centre of town. The historic high st is literally a minutes walk from the front door and the Cathedral only a minute or two further . Would definitely stay here again!

Posted by , from Fareham on 5 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Catering

Pros: Reception, the room were fine and the breakfast was fairly good.
Cons: The restaurant.
Two bottles of white wine in the evening - neither seemed adequately chilled. Dinner : main courses fine, desserts - only a choice of three out of five. We asked for the cheese selection - couldn't have the choices on the menu as " we've runout as the hotel only has cheese delivered once a month!" Eventually had a platter with some slices of Brie, Cheddar and another cheese. All in all hardly a 4 star performance.t

Posted by on 20 Sep 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice room. Shame about the breakfast.

Pros: The room
Cons: The breakfast
Location: Good central position. The parking fee is substantial but not unreasonable, given the location.
Admirably comfortable and well-appointed room. Breakfast was a let-down. In hotels of a similar class in which I have stayed recently an English breakfast is cooked to order. Lukewarm eggs congealing on heated trays are no substitute. The coffee was frightful, too—so bad as to taste almost like instant. Otherwise a good hotel that I'd happily use again.

Posted by , from Islington on 14 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5

One night stay

Pros: Convenient position. Helpful staff. Breakfast good and good value. Parking available at reasonable rate.
Overnight stay. In city centre but generally quiet and relaxing.

Posted by , from UK on 29 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

A good base for exploring Winchester.

Location: The Royal is very central, just a few minutes walk from the shops, Cathedral, eateries/bars and the station. The museum is well worth a visit.
This was the third time I'd stayed at the Royal. I noticed particularly how friendly the staff are, always greet you with a 'good morning' etc. and it sounds sincere, not just because they're told to. I can't comment on the dinner menu but the buffet style breakfast was good with a range of full English fare or Continental. The only minus is that if you want other than fried eggs you have to ask and it can be a bit of a scrum at busy times. My room was quiet and located in the newer wing this time rather than the older part of the hotel. This is quite extensive on three levels and a fair walk to Reception/Lounge/Bar etc. and involving stairs. This was not a problem for me but might be for less abled guests; I didn't notice a lift although there might be one somewhere. The room was a good size and comfortable, the bathroom was well equipped and kept very clean during my stay. If I was to be a bit picky I would add that the shower head fixing rail was a bit loose, the basin waste did not seal fully, the bedroom windows did not seem able to be opened on a limited night vent setting, there were a few cobwebs and tea stain splashes on the wall near the waste bin, the sheets were not fully straightened and tucked in each day, and there was a dead spider and other small bits that were not hovered up. Despite saying this I didn't feel strongly enough to complain but if I had I'm sure the response would have been positive. Overall a pleasant stay.

Posted by , from West Sussex on 9 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Great

Had a great time here , got a free upgrade as well not sure why but definitely not complaining, car park is small but we still got parked OK

Posted by on 1 Dec 2015

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 15 September 2020 to 25 September 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 7 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly Winchester Royal Hotel also features a terrace, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Winchester hotel is smoke free.

  • 81 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Southampton (SOU) (19.9 km / 12.4 mi)
  • Train station: Winchester Station (2.2 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Winchester Royal Hotel offers 81 forms of accommodation with espresso makers and designer toiletries. 24-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Deep-soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Conservatory Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 12 children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds

Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

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 may be 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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds. For guests' safety, the property includes carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-out is available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 12
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 17.50 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Premier Collection Winchester Royal Hotel
  • Winchester Royal
  • Winchester Royal Hotel Hotel
  • Winchester Royal Hotel Winchester
  • Winchester Royal Hotel Hotel Winchester

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.
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