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Winchester Royal Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This 16th-century hotel has a walled garden & is in the heart of Winchester
  • The Garden Restaurant, housed in a conservatory, boasts a wide selection of local cheeses
  • Winchester Cathedral & the local shops are within a 5-minute walk
  • Jane Austen's House Museum is a 25-minute drive away

100% (252 Member Ratings)

"Faultless staff working to the highest standards and the food was amazing!"
May 05, 2017
Wool, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Winchester railway station is a 10-minute walk away and has services to destinations including Southampton and London Waterloo. Park at the hotel for £10 per car, per day

Rooms & Rates

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With its medieval architecture, magnificent cathedral and the countryside of the South Downs within easy reach, Winchester is a great destination for a mini break. The Winchester Royal Hotel is in the centre of town and is the only hotel in the city that has a walled garden -- nicknamed the "secret garden" by locals.

Originally a private house, the property then became a bishop's residence and later a convent, and has been a hotel for the past 150 years.

The Garden Restaurant, which overlooks the walled garden and terrace, serves modern European dishes.

From the hotel, The Great Hall, an atmospheric 13th-century hall featuring a medieval round table linked to King Arthur, is less than 10 minutes' walk away.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium is a 15-minute drive away.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Car parking is limited, subject to availability and charged at £10 per night.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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100% Positive
(252 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Winchester Royal Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Faultless staff working to the highest standards and the food was amazing!
Kate May 05, 2017 Wool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
good location and helpful friendly attitude
Other Comments
we enjoyed our stay. The hotel location is great - we travelled by train and it was only 5-10 mins walk the station and very close to all the city centre attractions. Being an old building the hotel had a lot of character (creaky floorboards etc) that you expect from an old hotelm however didn't have the tatty-ness that sometimes comes with that. Dinner was included in our stayand was very nice. Our only complaint was that the bedroom was very hot, even after we turned own the radiators.
Jonathan May 01, 2017 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff relaxed atmosphere good quality food
Other Comments
Very nice room. Food amazing. Lovely gardens. Would definitely book again.
rachel May 01, 2017 reading, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent central position, lovely hotel, friendly and helpful staff, great food.
Kirsten May 01, 2017 West Berkshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location, late check out and a very nice room
Other Comments
Car park is tiny
Cara May 01, 2017 Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location was excellent for exploring the city. The food was excellent.
Gillian Apr 30, 2017 Theydon Bois, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location & courtesy of staff
Other Comments
I am disabled and found that the stairs to get up to Room 152 posed quite a problem for me. Informed Reception but they told me tht all t he rooms on the Ground Floor were already booked. When I first booked a room at the hotel a couple of months ago I had told them that me and my partner were both disabled so I think it would have been bettefr had they listened to my request. We also found that having to step up and over into the bath to get a shower proved difficult and somewhat unnerving. I would advise that it would probably be beneficial to have another stair lift going up to rooms on the first floor. You have already got one from outside into the main building and then another from the entrance to the Ground Floor, so, as suggestion, it would be easy enough to just continue that to the First floor
Claudia Apr 30, 2017 Orpington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely clean, comfortable room, wonderful food and friendly and helpful staff. Cannot fault my stay.
Carole Apr 29, 2017 Brentwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the fact that we were in the city centre
Other Comments
My evening meal was bland and tasteless. This was mentioned but not acted on.
anne Apr 28, 2017 Twickenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely, well maintained hotel, in a very historic city, great cathedral, excellent hotel staff and food. Fred.
Other Comments
So much to see, need another day to get around more .
Frederick and Ferne Apr 28, 2017 Near sandy, United Kingdom

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