Winchester Royal Hotel

Krystina Rees
Deal Expert

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
(503 Member Ratings)
"Helpful and friendly staff, clean rooms"
Apr 23, 2018
Banwell, 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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(503 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
Helpful and friendly staff, clean rooms
Other Comments
A well located hotel did exactly what we wanted for a short break. The breakfast and evening meal in the hotel were very good and the car park meant that we could walk to the places we wanted to visit - Cathedral, walking tour, museums and water mill without the need to pay for additional parking
David Apr 23, 2018 Banwell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Being right in the centre of Winchester
Robert Apr 22, 2018 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ease of visit to the entire city
rodney Apr 22, 2018 Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It's central location, it's parking, walled garden.
Other Comments
Staff are very good, pleasant, attentive & always around to help. We also really enjoyed our late checkout ,12midday,time for a last look around the shops & market.
David Apr 21, 2018 Seaford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent for the evening meal and the waitressing staff were particularly friendly and helpful. All staff were extremely pleasant and we were very impressed.
Other Comments
In a great position in the centre of the city yet there was a delightful garden which was quiet and peaceful. We have every intension of going back sometime.
vivien Apr 22, 2018 Pinner, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ease of visiting Winchester. could leave the car in the car park and walk everywhere. Lovely spacious room, big bed, large TV looking over delightful garden. Excellent evening meal and great breakfast.
Other Comments
Late checkout at 1pm was a bonus. Room didn’t have double glazing or AC, however could open the windows, we were comfortable.
David Apr 21, 2018 Guildford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was in a very convenient position the parking was just about acceptable but l will go back.
Other Comments
There was nothing to complain about all was good:
Raymond Apr 20, 2018 Maidstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Secluded garden....lovely for afternnon tea and generally relaxing.
Other Comments
Friendly efficient staff, always willing to help.
Ann Apr 21, 2018 Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Other Comments
All staff excellent.
Martin Apr 18, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All of the above
Charles Apr 18, 2018 Kent, United Kingdom

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