We did not enjoy our stay at this hotel. We paid too much for the room. It was very overpriced.
We stayed in a basic room (£248 for 2 nights) so we did not have a view of the cathedral, we looked out onto a row of Biffa bins. If we had paid £60 a night, we would have been happy. The room was so dated and worn out, everything felt very tired. We were told that the hotel charged London prices because of the location. It is right in the centre of town. However, Winchester is a very small town, it is very easy to walk from one side to the other, I would not pay extra for a central location again.
We felt that the service was poor, we felt a bit like second class citizens because we were staying in the cheaper rooms. I have never experienced this in a hotel before. Our mini bar was empty, but this was quite handy as we could keep our food refrigerated. The breakfast was lovely and the man in charge of the car park was very friendly and helpful. Although, again I felt that to add on money for parking when the hotel is already expensive seemed a bit greedy. I have stayed in other Mecure hotels and really loved them, but this one just did not match the quality of the other Mecure hotels that I have stayed in.
I have never left a bad hotel review before, so I am a bit sad. I would not recommend this hotel at all unless you get a very good price.
- 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:
- Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel Winchester
- Accor Wessex Winchester
- Mercure Winchester