I have never been driven to write a review whilst still staying in a hotel. However I have been driven to pen this at midnight whilst still here because it is impossible to sleep.
I will firstly acknowledge that the quality of the accommodation is excellent. Our Room (3) was recently decorated and very comfortable. But it was impossible to enjoy because of the noise.
We returned to our room at 11:00am on a Saturday evening. The bar was busy and noisy. Our room upstairs was no less noisy. The volume of the music coming through the floor to our room was louder than I would play music at home! I went downstairs to complain and ask how long the music would last. The barman immediately referred me to the manager - it was clearly a common conversation! The manager apologised but said that there was nothing he could do and that they made every effort to warn customers about the noise on all booking sites. I have checked the exact wording on booking.com. Whilst there is reference to live music / DJ until 1:00am the words 'noise' or 'warning' do not appear.
Ultimately this establishment must decide whether it wants to be a hotel (or more accurately restaurant with rooms) or a nightclub. It is currently trying to be both and inevitably fails with disastrous results for overnight guests.
Such a shame........................
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Less than 500 metres from Winchester’s historic city centre, No 5 Bridge Street offers free Wi-Fi access throughout. Locally sourced, fresh ingredients are used to create the classic British dishes that are served in the restaurant.Winchester Rail Station can be reached after 15 minutes’ walk. The Great Hall, the last remaining part of Winchester Castle, is also within a 15-minute walk of No 5 Bridge Street. The M3 motorway is less than 5 minutes’ drive away and Southampton is 20 minutes’ drive away.Each spacious, en suite room has a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and contemporary furnishings. A large walk-in shower and free toiletries feature in each bathroom. ... more less
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