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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

"Enjoyed everything at the hotel except for the dinner which I was disappointed with"
13 Mar, 2020 - Newton Abbot, 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.

Enjoyed This
(311 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Winchester Royal Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
richard 14 Mar, 2020 Rustington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed everything at the hotel except for the dinner which I was disappointed with
David 13 Mar, 2020 Newton Abbot, UK
Other Comments
Pleasant hotel, friendly & helpful staff and good food
Denise 12 Mar, 2020 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is right in the middle of Winchester with parking at the hotel. No need to drive anywhere . The Cathedral and other historical venues are very close by. The breakfasts were excellent and the evening meal was very good. The room was quite small with views over the rear car park . Had we paid extra, we could have had a room overlooking the garden. The hotel was very clean and the staff were very helpful.
Rossalyn 06 Mar, 2020 Torquay, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel, ideally placed. Walking distance to Cathedral, Great Hall and shops. Room comfortable , clean and warm. Bath and separate shower. Great breakfast and evening meal. Staff very helpful and efficient.
Other Comments
Would certainly recommend
Susan 04 Mar, 2020 Beckenham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant staff, excellent breakfasts in the Garden Restaurant. Although the dinner was excellent the dining room had no other diners so lacked a little atmosphere. Our room had a very large comfortable bed with tea/coffee facilities & very effective black-out curtains. The bathroom had a powerful shower &deep bath-tub. The hotel has an excellent location right in the heart of Winchester.
Dave 01 Mar, 2020 Wickford, UK
Enjoyed Most
very good
David 26 Feb, 2020 Chard, UK
Enjoyed Most
Perfect location in centre of town, with car parking. Rooms comfortable and quiet.
Therese 26 Feb, 2020 Canterbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
Nice room with good food and expensive bar. Will be back and drink elsewhere.
Fred 25 Feb, 2020 Poole, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room. The only downside was the breakfast. Lots of items over cooked but other than that was ok.
Muriel 23 Feb, 2020 Eastleigh, UK

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