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Marwell Hotel
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Winchester
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed here at the end of January. Booked this through Groupon with Marwell Zoo tickets included. The tickets for the zoo were waiting for us upon arrival - zoo tickets valid for a year by the way, in case bad waether stops you visiting. Excellent value and the staff are very helpfull. Breakfast was very good indeed.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Reception and check in process pretty standard
Corridors to the rooms have a funny, musty smell and are cold.
The standard room I had booked was awful- although the bedding was clean the walls were bashed, the bathroom tiles were cracked, the bath and sink a strange blue colour with a shower attachment that fitted onto the bath taps!! The whole room was in dire need of an overhaul.
Contacted reception and asked to be upgraded to an executive room - this room was much better - although the double bed was two singles of different height! The room was modern and clean and room service was good. The bathroom was much more modern but the shower was pitifully weak.
I don't think I will be staying here again - the cold musty corridors and standard of the first room have definitely put me off a return visit.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Stayed here for one night on 31st jan for my sons 5th birthday treat and we loved every minute. Check in was easy and our room was amazing, really clean, very modern and the kids loved the bunk beds not to mention the pantry (little cupboard outside our room with biscuits, fresh fruit and milk). We used the pool twice and both times had it to ourselves, the pool itself is very clean however the changing rooms a little smelly and very cold. In the evening we ate in the bar area the meal was really lovely... I travelled on my own with my 3 children and did not feel uncomfortable at all. On the Saturday we visited marwell zoo again another great day. This is now going to become a yearly treat for us.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

I took my boyfriend as a Christmas present in January and we really enjoyed it. The staff were so friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food in the restaurant was amazing, we were so pleased with the menu and the waitress in the restaurant was so friendly. We had tickets to the zoo included and they were waiting for us at reception. Very organised My overall stay was excellent and I would definitely recommend staying there for a break. Sarah & Danny

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Nice clean hotel although walkways were very cold, breakfast, staff, etc very nice. I think a lot of people had bigged this place up to me & I was expecting more. It's certainly a lot better than many places I've stayed in. Menu looked overpriced and restricted but never ate there so can't comment on the food other than the breakfast which was lovely.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Archie522
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We visited the Marwell Hotel earlier this month as we were given a Groupon voucher for Afternoon Tea for Two there as a Christmas present, but we were very disappointed. The decor where we were situated was very shabby with paint peeling off the staircase bannister and a chunk of wood missing from the corner of our table. The food was of an average standard and the selection of cakes very poor. All in all we felt it was not worth the money that had been paid for the Groupon deal and we would not go back there.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

First of all any travellers coming here in January and February be aware if roadworks going on, what would have been a 20 minute journey turned into an hour and half journey but that wasn't a fault with the hotel just a warning :)
Me and my partner got a deal on Groupon for £80 for a nights stay with zoo tickets and we were pleased with what we got for our money!
The hotel reception is lovely inside and check in was quick with polite reception staff. The hotel is set around connecting glass corridors which can be very cold if you don't have a coat.
The room was spacious with a tv, hairdryer, shower gels and a nice selection of hot drinks. It was really warm too as we were worried we'd need extra layers staying in the winter.
We had dinner at the lounge bar (the area in reception) and it was amazing, the pie especially was delicious. We noticed the lounge bar upstairs area was a lot nicer than the actual restaurant which reminded us of a cheap all inclusive resort restaurant.
We ordered our breakfast to be delivered to the room by filling out the cards left on the doors which are collected during the night, and we weren't disappointed, a massive tray was delivered on time with lovely fresh juices and fruits, more than we could both manage!
Overall for the price we paid we couldn't have been happier, would definitely return!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: £68 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Marwell Hotel Southampton

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