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Marwell Hotel
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Winchester
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Much better than previous reviews”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Have just returned from 3 nights at the hotel and after reading some reviews we nearly cancelled but am so glad we didn't. Room was lovely (101) and large and totally suited us as travellers with a young child. Pictures on this website of the bathroom totally didn't match up with what we had so please ignore them. Staff were very friendly and pool was lovely. Our only gripe would be that the hotel seems to cater more for weddings then hotel guests, there was wedding on two nights and although we were not affected by the noise of music, there were a few noisy guests outside our room, our main point would be that on returning to the hotel on one evening the wedding party had overspilled to the front of the hotel, with guests all on the entrance stairs making it intimidating for our little girl to walk through, then on entering the hotel we felt like we were gate crashing the wedding and didn't get a drink at the bar as this was full of wedding guests even though they have a bar in the function room...maybe management need to ensure wedding guests don't take over the public bar. Breakfast on all 3 days was great with plenty of choice. We stayed here as a base for Peppa pig world and is ideal distance, as for travelling distance to the zoo....2 minutes walk and you're there. Definitely worth a vist.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Winslow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

May 3rd we had a family wedding at the Marwell Hotel and it was wonderful. With unusual themed surroundings this hotel is tasteful and unique. It has an exotic feel to it which is not over done. The long glass corridors take you to the wooded chalet type rooms, all spacious and with a balcony and doors to the natural surroundings outside. Huge beds, clean bathrooms and plenty of space.

The staff were all friendly and helpful, from the room staff, to waiters and wedding staff.
The food was very nice although some portions were actually so small it made us laugh.
I would certainly stay here again, some of the décor is a little tired but its so friendly I would forgive it that!
No red tape of 'jobs-worths' here, just helpful REAL people.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Romsey Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2012

My family and I went to a wedding reception at this hotel and stayed overnight,the hotel was beautiful very freindly staff and the food was delicious.
unfortunatly we did not get time to visit the zoo but was very good that the hotel was right next door.
the hotel had a pool and was very nice the children enjoyed it thouroually.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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southampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012 via mobile

We had a really wonderful wedding reception at Marwell. The food was good quality, served efficiently so it was hot! The staff were there to help but were unobtrusive so we felt able to relax. Facilities were good and we liked the fact we could use the reception area for photos (it was raining). Our bedrooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was a good selection of hot and cold. We ate a hearty breakfast and there was no pressure to vacate the restaurant even though we were taking a long time talking! Would definitely recommend Marwell Hotel for a wedding or overnight stay.

Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 May 2012 via mobile

Just got back from a wonderful 2 days here for a wedding. The hotel is so unique, I loved it. The individual units joined by glass walkways mean you are not surrounded by other rooms, so it is quiet - rooms are also separated from the bar and meeting rooms. OK the walkways are cold, but you are not sitting in them!
The food was really good, plus the 15% voucher made it good value (at full price it may have been a bit much for a 3 star hotel)
I had a small problem with my shower but it was fixed within only15 minutes.
If you want a glitz and glamour hotel this is not for you. If you want a unique venue with lots of character, friendly staff, comfortable rooms, good food and the 'outdoors ' feel - book a room now.
This is one wedding I will not forget, for all the right reasons, Thanks Marwell.

Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

Thankyou marwell for the terrible service, the rain that came through the roof during my wedding breakfast and Mr Bastien for not responding to my complaint. Staff unable to cope with 100 guests. Building unable to cope with the weather...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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OliBastian, Owner at Marwell Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Dear Mrs Murphy,

Please can you contact me urgently? I have tried to call and left numerous voicemails; I have emailed you and sent a letter in the post for you. I have now sent a private message via Tripadvisor too.

I do hope to speak with you soon.

Oli Bastian
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

as a Business traveller staying alone, liking to stay somehwere more 'compfortable' than the usual 'Travelodge' type place. i was really happy yo finf the hotel in a unique countryside setting, with a great reception area, cosy bar, and elevated dining area. Pool and Sauna etc.. to a good (small scale) standard, perfectly capable of helping me 'work' sleep and relax on my visit in April 2012. good views, coffee, beer and food on offer, usual hotle prices, but a quality offering unlike soem hotels ive stayed at. would reccommend. - rooms are large and accommodating with balcony to woodland outside. 10/10

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Marwell Hotel
Address: Thompsons Lane | Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Marwell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marwell Hotel is based just outside Winchester, opposite Marwell Wildlife. Surrounded by woodlands, it really is a place for relaxation. ... more   less 
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Marwell Hotel Southampton

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