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Winchester Royal Hotel

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Why We Love It

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

Enjoyed This
(502 Member Ratings)
"All the staff we interacted with were great and the food was delicious"
Jun 10, 2018
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Winchester railway station is a 10-minute walk away and has services to destinations including Southampton and London Waterloo.

Rooms & Rates

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With its medieval architecture, magnificent cathedral and nearby South Downs countryside, 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 and has a large collection of local cheeses.

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


  • 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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

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 - 6pm GMT + 8.

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

Enjoyed This
(502 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Winchester Royal Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
All the staff we interacted with were great and the food was delicious
Sarah Jun 10, 2018 Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really friendly staff. Very helpful. Lovely hotel. Lovely garden. Lovely location.
Linda May 30, 2018 Surrey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were exceptional helpful,pleasant,and polite. The food was tasty varied the breakfast superb. The garden a delightful place to sit and enjoy a drink or three.
Richard May 25, 2018 Chichester, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The whole experience was perfect.
Noreen May 25, 2018 High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Upgraded room, excellent view,
Other Comments
Staff helpful and friendly, food excellent and very good location
alan May 25, 2018 Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendliness of all the staff we met
Other Comments
We booked a garden room and it was an oasis of tranquillity right in the centre of the city
david May 25, 2018 Coleford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very friendly and helpful . The Hotel was lovely especially the gardens . All in all an exceptional stay .
Tracy May 23, 2018 Truro, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
centre of town,good food and good deals
Chris May 24, 2018 bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Central location, with very pretty and peaceful walled garden, perfect for our cream tea.
Other Comments
Parking is limited, which can be a problem if they have a wedding on
Ruth May 23, 2018 Crawley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Freedom and relaxation.
Other Comments
This package represented excellent value for money and we would definitely make another visit.
Kathleem May 24, 2018 Ashford, United Kingdom

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