Because I am a bit disabled I need a room with a walk in shower and the only hotel in town that had one wanted £200 oplus breakfast plus vat. Thanks to Trip Advisor I found Giffard House, and what a find! Room 11 was perfect and not as a previous member said "noisy and too small"
Whilst not palatial it had all you could want - great beds (I am an osteopath so know about these things), a small but perfect bathroom with walk in shower, good toiletries and, joy oh joy, huge, soft towels.
Peter was so helpful as we changed the length of our stay several times and provided a couple of large G & Ts within minutes of our arrival after a long journey from central France. Yvonne supplied sandwiches at odd hours and the friend who did breakfast when Peter was away did a sterling job with a smile and amusing quips. The dog and the pet bird were fun, morning papers in the sitting room aand a real English breakfast cooked to perfection and that was a real treat for an ex-pat.
This well restored and comfortable Victorian house is the place to stay in Winchester, walking distance to the shops and historic buildings and minutes from many bars and restaurants.
We were in Winchester for a wedding and stayed for a few extra days of sightseeing and would not stay anywhere else when we return. All this including free wifi, tea and coffee with biscuits and a table laid in the bar if you want to order a take a way meal: the cost? £115 a night with free, secure parking.
- Also Known As:
- Giffard Hotel Winchester