Have visited this hotel on several occasions before but have never been asked to pay for parking before.
A new bizarre tiered charging system is in place which although is a reasonable rate overnight suddenly rockets up at 8am. As breakfast doesn't even start until 8am on a Sunday you will get stung whether you opt to remain in their own car park or move to the public one infront of the hotel. Both charge hefty hourly rates. (Ironically the public car park is actually free until 8am)
All in all, it was a farcical situation, guests started leaving and re parking outside the hotel 'before' eating breakfast. There was lots of complaining and disgruntled people around. Not a nice atmosphere at the breakfast table and an unnecessary stress on those who felt they had to move their cars to save money.
We didn't move but were forced to pay up in order to get out of the car park later even though we had paid over £100 for the room. We might have expected a low budget hotel to charge for parking but I am surprised they have stooped so low here.
I'm afraid I won't be going back, the spa isn't even Bannatyne's standard!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Winchester Hotel and Spa is a calming base from which to explore the beautiful historic City of Winchester. The hotel offers attentive, friendly and professional service, coupled with sophisticated interior styling throughout. Ample onsite parking is available (chargeable). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Winchester
- Winchester The Hotel
- Winchester Hotel