Winchester Royal Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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
(392 Member Ratings)
"Peaceful and very quiet but located right in the centre of the city."
Jan 05, 2018
Poole, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Winchester railway station is a 10-minute walk away and has services to destinations including Southampton and London Waterloo. Parking is £10 per car, per day, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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


  • 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 Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(392 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
Peaceful and very quiet but located right in the centre of the city.
Ross Jan 05, 2018 Poole, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Lovely staff and service. Great deal and perfect location to enjoy the Christmas markets.
Amelia Dec 24, 2017 Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
This hotel is right in the centre of Winchester so in a great location to visit the town and only a few minutes walk from shops, bars and the cathedral.
Other Comments
Although the hotel is a historic building our room was in the new(ist) extension. The room was fine with all the facilities you'd expect but lacked any character. Car parking is limited and charged at £10 a day, we arrived just after 14:00 and there were only 2 spaces left. We didn't have a evening meal in the restaurant as the menu was a little old fashioned but breakfast was very good.
Chris Dec 24, 2017 Liskeard, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Centre of Winchester and ideal for our venue, we left car there until midday while we had a little look around the wonderful streets
Sheila Dec 20, 2017 Hampshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, staff, comforts.
Jennifer Dec 17, 2017 South Croydon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quality hotel. Helpful and friendly staff.
Jennifer Dec 17, 2017 South Croydon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location, very friendly staff and lovely room
Hayley Dec 16, 2017 Aylesford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast team were helpful and efficient and the buffet was well stocked.
Other Comments
The young lady who checked us in was clearly not pleased to see us or was at very least having a bad day. We were also surprised / disappointed to have to pay for parking on top of the room rate. We have stayed at the Royal before and this is an unwelcome change. It’s also been a long time since I’ve stayed in a hotel that didn’t have facecloths. Other than the grump who checked us in the staff seemed welcoming but spread very thin with a lot of jobs to do at the expense of the clients. All this said the hotel is clean and well maintained and in a perfect location especially for Christmas shopping. The beds are very comfortable and the shower powerful and hot.
Erica Dec 15, 2017 hampshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, nice being in centre of town.
Other Comments
Very comfortable. Good breakfast. Friendly staff.
Lillian Dec 15, 2017 Sherborne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet room and super, varied breakfast overlooking very attractive garden
Gail Dec 14, 2017 New Milton, United Kingdom

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