My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in July. We chose the hotel for the location close to the town centre and the swimming pool and spa. The rooms are a reasonable size and the location is 10 minutes walk to the centre, but this is not a great part of town.
The bar service was excellent and we eat there one night having been out all day. They also have a small bites menu which was very good.
The main restaurant, Hunters, is very dated and at breakfast plays Radio 2 extremely loudly. Breakfast is disappointing with a poor hot and cold buffet. A hotel with a full service restaurant should be able to cook breakfast to order not leave it in the usual trays.
There is some noise from the nearby railway station, particularly at night with freight trains.
The pool is very badly designed with two separate areas, both small and cramped. This not a pool for those that like a good swim.
There is a large car park outside as well as hotel parking. Hotel parking is expensive and unjustified, as other reviewers have mentioned.
An OK hotel but could be a lot better.
- 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