Winchester Royal Hotel

Daniel Horvath
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"We are always impressed by the the young , attentive and polite staff in all areas. Meals in the restaurant are excellent quality and value for money. Breakfast has a wonderful selection and is replenished regularly."
31 Mar, 2019 - Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
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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, while Winchester Cathedral and the local shops are five minutes' away.

We recommend a stroll alongside the River Itchen from the National Trust-owned Winchester City Mill to College Street, where you can see Winchester College and the house Jane Austen lived in for the last few months of her life.

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: Extra beds are not available.

Infant's cots/cribs 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: Car parking is limited, subject to availability and charged at £10 per night. 

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

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(535 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
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We are always impressed by the the young , attentive and polite staff in all areas. Meals in the restaurant are excellent quality and value for money. Breakfast has a wonderful selection and is replenished regularly.
Other Comments
An excellent hotel in a brilliant location. Winchester is a lovely city.
Christine 31 Mar, 2019 Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful walled garden, delicious food
Teresa 31 Mar, 2019 Gravesend, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food served piping hot and helpful friendly staff
Other Comments
Great location and very welcoming
Shirley 30 Mar, 2019 Colchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food,extensive menu
Other Comments
Very helpful,friendly staff
john 30 Mar, 2019 Clevedon, UK
Enjoyed Most
This was a small reunion of friends,We found nothing to criticise, Food accommodation location and staff attitude wholly to our liking ( even lucky with the parking) We had a great time. Thanks
Eric 30 Mar, 2019 Chard, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food
Other Comments
Lounge decor not too appealing
David 30 Mar, 2019 Cranham, UK
Enjoyed Most
The wonderful garden & peaceful location, despite being a stone’s throw from the city centre, friendly staff and great food!
Philippa 30 Mar, 2019 Horley, UK
Enjoyed Most
All of it. Great location, lovely room,friendly, cheerful and efficient staff and good food.
Wally 29 Mar, 2019 Lechlade, UK
Enjoyed Most
everything from the location, friendly staff, great food. and cleanliness.
Other Comments
The staff always go that extra mile to make your stay special.
david 28 Mar, 2019 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
Characterful well run central hotel, wonderful staff.

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