Dont be put off by the picture of this hotel which sits above a carpark. Very 70's looking. Its in a wonderful location, right in the middle of everything you could wish for from this super City break. We paid an additional £10 per night for a Cathedral View, book room 102. We had the window open on Sunday morning, reading the papers with the bells a ringing! Superb. Massive bed, largest I have slept in for sure and very comfortable. Good nights sleep despite the usual wedding taking place on the ground floor on a Saturday night. Par for any decent hotel these days. The breakfast was well overpriced at £15 per person, so we found a local cafe for a more reasonable £5 and twice as much.
Book the catthedral view otherwise you get a view of a small carpark or dustbins at the front.
Top pubs, especially the Bishop on the river where you can sit outside and watch the fly fishing for trout, and the black boy. Took some finding, but so well worth it. Food excellent and a nice roaring fire. The wykham arms by the college was a real treat as well, Get there early to park yourself next to the open fire on a cold day.
We took a walking tour of Winchester which was only a few quid and very informative. You can then remember where you saw the restaurants and pubs to investigate later. The walk to the top of the hill overlooking Winchester was well worth the view, and you cant miss the black boy pub on the way back to rest your legs.
One of my better Sunday breaks. Hotel staff very helpful and polite. Good job! Enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4 star hotel with 94 en suite rooms, many with views of the Cathedral. Ideal for visiting Winchester Cathedral, the steam railway and zoological park. Easily accessible via the M3, 15 miles (24 km) from Southampton Airport, 1 mile from Winchester railway station and a 1 minute walk from the coach station. Features five airconditioned conference rooms for up to 100 delegates, Walkers At The Wessex restaurant, Kings Lounge, 24 hour room service, pay parking as well as use of the nearby leisure centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Accor Wessex Winchester
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