Winchester Royal Hotel

3 stars
St. Peter Street, Winchester, SO23 8BS
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
9 reviews
Great Town Centre location with classic style

The hotel is ideally located close to the high street. Parking is available at the hotel and in an... See full review

  • Midlands Traveler
  • Nov 12, 2013
Nice hotel in excellent location

We were visiting Winchester for a birthday meal and chose this hotel as it was close to the... See full review

  • SusanW
  • Oct 21, 2013
Its central location makes The Winchester Royal the ideal venue for either staying on business or a relaxing leisure break. Walk out of the front door of the hotel and you can see the main shopping street, enabling you explore this historic and beautiful city. Over the years the hotel has gained a fine reputation offering you comfort and service with a warm friendly smile.

The Winchester Royal has its own private car park, which in the centre of a city, is a major asset for all guests. The hotel has BT Openzone throughout, giving WIFI access in the bedrooms, public areas and conference rooms.

Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen's House and Marwell Zoological Park are all within easy access from the hotel.

Hotel Map

51.0639 -1.3145
Area served
Winchester, Southampton.
Nearby airports
Southampton Airport is 12 miles from the hotel
Area description
Located in the city centre just minutes from the main shopping area and Winchester Cathedral.

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Winchester Royal Hotel Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
Facilties include ensuite, bath/shower, tea/coffee facilities, Freeview TV, direct dial telephones, trouser press, hairdryer.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Dining

Conservatory Restaurant
The award winning restaurant with its views across the beautiful walled garden offers a delicious a la carte menu together with an extensive wine list.
Lounge Bar
With a relaxing atmosphere, the lobby bar in the ideal location for a lighter meal from the bar snacks menu whilst enjoying your favourite tipple.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Six meeting rooms in total with the largest room seating 120 delegates.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for Winchester Royal Hotel

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
2.8

56% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Paulw
Business
Gerrards Cross
Feb 17, 2014

staff need training

We checked in at lunch time, our room was not ready. My credit card was authorised so we should have been able to charge lunch in the hotel, however I was told I would have to pay as I did not have a room number. When we went to our room (105) we discovered that there was no privacy without drawing the curtains. The offices across the street could look straight in to our room. At night there is a continual sound of an extractor fan. Finally when we went to check out, someone else’s dinner and Champagne had been charged to our room account. When this was pointed out instead of just dealing with error and removing the charge the manager wanted to prove that it was not us that had incurred the cost. I doubt that we will be returning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ridiculous Question
Business
Leeds
Feb 7, 2014

Not the same

Very good staff and clean room. Unable to link to wifi.Thought there would be bathroom not just a shower. Only one towel between two people. Last time we stayed free parking, now £10 a night. No hot water in breakfast room. New owners have not maintained standards.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Midlands Traveler
Business
Nottingham
Nov 12, 2013

Great Town Centre location with classic style

The hotel is ideally located close to the high street. Parking is available at the hotel and in an overspill car park behind that is accessed via another street. If you cannot get into the main car park you will need to go around the one way system again to reach the 2nd and the town centre can be very busy. We were able to get into the main car park with ease and there is a £10 charge per night, good value really and it's secure as is the overspill. The hotel is generally older style and classic that suits it's location. There is an extension with more modern rooms however we stayed in the main hotel and the room was clean, cosy and traditional. The staff were very friendly and helpful and you can get afternoon tea etc in the lounge, there is a nice garden in the summer and everything expected. We did not spend too much time in the hotel since Winchester is a town to explore so it was perfect for this need. I stay in many hotels due to my work and I had a great nights sleep here and it was very quiet. Breakfast was good and there is plenty on offer but it's advisable to book for £10 PP otherwise you pay more on the day. You could get breakfast out since it's so close to everything. Overall hotels are expensive in Winchester so don't expect to pay under £100 PN.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SusanW
Business
Hemel Hempstead
Oct 21, 2013

Nice hotel in excellent location

We were visiting Winchester for a birthday meal and chose this hotel as it was close to the restaurant. Our room was pleasant but a little too warm. It would have been nice to have been able to book breakfast on line, but this option was not available to us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Romula
Business
Chichester
Jul 29, 2013

Much improved hotel

The accomodation was very good and the location in central Winchester convenient the hotel has had a much needed upgrade but.... More attention needs to be given to staff training; no coffee/ tea or toast offered with the buffet breakfast and chaos on checkout when the hotel insisted on direct payment in addition to prepayment through the website. Eventually got a refund many phone calls later but in the course discovered that the agent made 20% profit on the room price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hardworking blokes
Business
east anglia
Jul 18, 2013

working in town

Stayed on a Sunday night, staff very welcoming, 2 standard rooms booked one very good with garden views, mine very nice brick wall ! but that was expected at the price paid, I was there to sleep not gaze at the flowers !!. Breakfast plentiful and hot. Location great for visiting town, managed to get free parking on the road outside :) but plenty of parking in hotel carpark Would stay there again if in the area

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Black Rat restaurant, excellent food, little pricey but it has Michelin star, really good huts to sit in outside !

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Review of Winchester Royal Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vilnis Vesma
Business
Newent, Glos, UK
May 13, 2013

Very comfortable and convenient

Good-sized, comfortable room with curtains that kept out the light, free wifi, and a spacious bathroom with an excellent shower. Central location but quiet with a very attractive walled garden

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Winchester Royal Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Verge
Business
W Yorks
Apr 18, 2013

Good location but expensive

Food okay, staff helpful but we were not given the standard of room we booked and had to ask and wait a while, heating did not work in the room we accepted. Staff supplied a fan heater but all in all was expensive for the facilities and service provided

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Winchester Royal Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
John Dundee
Business
London, UK
Mar 25, 2013

A regrettable experience.

I have stayed at a quite a number of hotels around the world, but this one stood out as being particularly poor. Having pre-booked the hotel for £96 (not exactly cheap given that this is not London), my partner and I were expecting an above-average experience. Unfortunately what we got was a bad joke that is still carrying on a week after our departure, since I still have not been refunded the £79 which I was overcharged when the reception manager insisted I needed to pay on my debit card, assuring me that the online transaction was 'just to hold the booking'. We also were given a twin room, even though we had paid for a double. The door in the hall outside our room was broken, so every time someone passed through it slammed. As the walls and the door of the room were made of cheap materials this meant that we were woken up repeatedly in the evening and the morning. The door was in fact so thin that the conversations of other guests could be heard very loudly throughout our stay The television was also out of order, with the receiver box presenting an error message. After a very uncomfortable night's sleep on the gap between the two single beds we returned to London, only to have the nasty surprise of being charged twice for the room. I called to politely explain the situation, and the unhelpful receptionist, rather than apologising and addressing the matter as any reasonable person would do, told me she would call me back later. After not hearing anything I wrote a polite email. This was ignored for the whole day, so my partner called to follow up. Again we were ignored, and they insisted that we provide a bank statement to support our claim. Why they could not do the right thing and check their own records is beyond me, but this is clearly an amateur operation. Having provided the requested screenshot I again received no reply. A day later I was finally emailed, assuring me that my money had been refunded. At the time of writing I am still £79 our of pocket. Avoid like the plague.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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