Winchester Royal Hotel

Kate Harden-England
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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, and is praised by The Daily Telegraph for its "largely homemade and absolutely delicious" food
  • Winchester Cathedral and the local shops are within a 5-minute walk
  • Jane Austen's House Museum is a 25-minute drive away

"We had to amend our booking and this was handled very efficiently and pleasantly."
6 Jan, 2020 - Sutton, 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 has views of the walled garden and terrace, serves modern European dishes and has a large collection of local cheeses. The Daily Telegraph praises its "largely homemade and absolutely delicious" food.

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 high street 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.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • 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


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • 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.
Cot not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: Car park fee: £10 per night.
Limited space available, first come-first served basis.
When booking the "Travelzoo Deal" , Travelzoo members are eligible for: complimentary parking.

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.

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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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(371 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 had to amend our booking and this was handled very efficiently and pleasantly.
Other Comments
The staff were good and friendly and the restaurant coped even though they had several Christmas dinner groups
Anne 06 Jan, 2020 Sutton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent value for money. Perfectly situated for centre of town. All the food we had was fabulous (breakfast, cream tea and two course dinner). Staff were all friendly and helpful. Large clean modern room. We really enjoyed our two day stay.
tina 01 Jan, 2020 Stourport-on-Severn, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great central location within easy walking distance of the High Street and Cathedral, friendly staff and lovely food. Historical building but with good modern facilities.
Jayne 01 Jan, 2020 Mansfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good location. Very comfortable room. Food quite good although dinner service was slow despite there being only six guests eating whilst we were there.
Mr Anthony 31 Dec, 2019 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great and most enjoyable break and food
Other Comments
Would prefer a mirror at the dressing table as well as the large flat screen TV - appreciate this may not be possible but perhaps hair-dryer could be inside bathroom - only minor preferences not criticisms
Jim 26 Dec, 2019 LITTLEHAMPTON, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable stay. Location superb. Attentive staff especially on reception. Good breakfast.
Janet 22 Dec, 2019 Pulborough, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant break in a lovely traditional hotel. The city centre location was perfect for visiting the shops and the cathedral and their secure car park gave peace of mind too. The only problem encountered was the non availability of skimmed milk for our room and at breakfast. They had said it was available but they meant semi-skimmed unfortunately. We bought our own in the end!
Ian 21 Dec, 2019 Steyning, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel great location for shopping and the cathedral. Food great and plenty of choice at breakfast.
KAREN 21 Dec, 2019 Bognor Regis, UK
Enjoyed Most
Everything was excellent.
Maureen 20 Dec, 2019 Worthing, UK
Enjoyed Most
Welcoming. Staff very efficient and friendly
James 20 Dec, 2019 Ely, UK

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