Winchester, United Kingdom

Winchester Royal Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This 16th-century hotel has a walled garden & is in the heart of Winchester
  • Winchester Cathedral & the local shops are a 7-minute walk away
  • Jane Austen's House Museum is a 25-minute drive away

96% (211 Member Ratings)

"A fantastically convient location, plenty of parking, excellent evening meal and breakfast."
May 04, 2016
Braintree, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Winchester train station is a 10-minute walk away and the city's main shopping area is close by. Winchester is around a 25-minute drive from Southampton and less than 90 minutes by car or rail from London. There is a car park at the hotel -- it costs £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. We like the sound of the caramelised red onion tart, beer-battered haddock with chips and minted pea purée, and the chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream.

The hotel has undergone a multimillion-pound refurbishment and has 81 bedrooms, each designed in a country-house style and featuring a cosy seating area.



  • 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: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed are not 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: Parking is limited and a charge of £10 per car, per night applies.

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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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211 Member Reviews
(96% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: A fantastically convient location, plenty of parking, excellent evening meal and breakfast.
Alan May 04, 2016 Braintree, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Comfortable bed and room overlooking garden
Alison May 03, 2016 Wymondham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The booking was for my parents. They like the hotel, food and helpful ataff.
Other Comments: All round service was excellent!
Paul May 02, 2016 Overton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The central location, dinner in the restaurant was very good.
Lorraine May 01, 2016 Codsall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: food excellent
stephen May 01, 2016 hertford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Value for money
Andrew Apr 26, 2016 Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: It was good value, placed very close to the city centre and yet very quiet.
Other Comments: The hotel is very very old but the accommodation is in a newish extension which does not give you any feeling of the history of the place. Shame really.
Laurence Apr 25, 2016 Welling, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: All good
veronica Apr 21, 2016 Amersham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff
Other Comments: Poor service in the bar. Couldn't find any crisps or the bottle of Rioja I wanted.
Neil Apr 19, 2016 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: staff were very helpful and attentive. The hotel was warm and clean and the location was perfect for visiting the town of Winchester. we thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal and breakfast the following morning.
Other Comments: the downside to this hotel is having to pay to park.
Monica Apr 18, 2016 Suffolk, United Kingdom

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