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, serves 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
(545 Member Ratings)
"The staff who were very welcoming and friendly"
Oct 11, 2018
Crowthorne, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

There are 10 parking spaces at the hotel, and public parking is available for £10 per night if they are full. 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 said to be 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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(545 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Winchester Royal Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff who were very welcoming and friendly
Other Comments
We had a lovely time, the restaurant service both at breakfast and in the evening was very good, the staff were friendly and accommodating. The hotel was clean. The only thing we would say was that the decor in the bedrooms (wing) and general area was a little tired and dated.
Keiran Oct 11, 2018 Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience
derek Oct 10, 2018 Dartford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was select but not to the point of being uncomfortable.
Other Comments
The staff were great, always happy and helpful.
Jane Oct 09, 2018 Gosport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant gardens, although very central it was peacefull within the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff
jenny Oct 06, 2018 Liskeard, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Our room overlooked the garden which was a lovely place to sit away from the bustle of town enjoying our cream tea.
Other Comments
All was lovely for a short break. Thank you
Carol Oct 07, 2018 Lewes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The cheerful young staff, and the lovely ambience of the hotel, which I remember from 64 years ago when I worked there as a young general assistant !!!!
Other Comments
Like most of the alterations, but would love you to review your policy with regard to dogs, I feel sure one or two garden rooms could easily be adapted!
Patrick Oct 10, 2018 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was excellent, most enjoyable.
Other Comments
Lovely friendly, pleasant staff made our visit extra special.
Jan Oct 05, 2018 Oswestry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ian Oct 04, 2018 Brighton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room was lovely, spacious and comfortable. Kingsized bed. Bathroom excellent with lots of fluffy towels. Good sized tv instead of peering at a tiny screen. All meals were delicious and waiting staff delightful.
Other Comments
Would like to see labels on the cheese on the cheese board as some were new to us.
Janet Sep 28, 2018 Okehampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All the staff, without exception were really friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
The Travelzoo deal was excellent making the stay very good value in a very relaxing environment. Thank you!
Trefor Oct 01, 2018 HarrogateHarrogate, United Kingdom

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