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Overview of The Great Western Hotel

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Desk, iron/ironing board
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The Great Western Hotel

3 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationFestival Place3 min walk
    Popular LocationThe Anvil5 min walk
    Popular LocationWillis Museum10 min walk
    AirportSouthampton (SOU)32 min drive

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Single Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Basingstoke, The Great Western Hotel is near a train station. Basingstoke Golf Club and North Hants Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Festival Place and Viables Crafts Centre. Basingstoke Leisure Park and 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Festival Place - 3 min walk
  • The Anvil - 5 min walk
  • Willis Museum - 10 min walk
  • Basingstoke Leisure Park - 3 min drive
  • Milestones Museum - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Basingstoke Station - 2 min walk
  • Southampton (SOU) - 32 min drive


  • The Queens Arms - 4 min walk
  • Costa - 6 min walk
  • Shakeaway - 6 min walk
  • Starbucks - 6 min walk
  • Giraffe - 7 min walk

About this property

The Great Western Hotel

3-star hotel in Basingstoke with bar/lounge
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hotel has WiFi in public areas and tour/ticket assistance. All 8 rooms offer coffee/tea makers, TVs with cable channels, and showers. Ironing boards and desks are also available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
The Great Western Hotel offers 8 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Cable televisions are provided. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee daily
  • 1 bar

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2 PM - 9 PM


Check-out before 11 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

Great Western Basingstoke
Great Western Hotel Basingstoke
The Great Western Hotel Hotel
The Great Western Hotel Basingstoke
The Great Western Hotel Hotel Basingstoke

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Great Western Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Great Western Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Great Western Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Great Western Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at The Great Western Hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 9 PM.
What time is check-out at The Great Western Hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is The Great Western Hotel located?
Situated in Basingstoke, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Festival Place and The Anvil. Willis Museum and Milestones Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km). Basingstoke Station is only a 2-minute walk.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 73 reviews
5 - Excellent 5%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 73 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 14 out of 73 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 19 out of 73 reviews
2 - Poor 26%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 32 out of 73 reviews
1 - Terrible 44%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel is virtually abandonned. No management.
Arrived in the evening. No hotel reception. You get the key from indian restaurant next door. They are not a part of hotel and very busyso expect a long wait.i was told the hotel is closing soon.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel going downhill
Arrived, problems how to check in and code for door.eventually sorted. Very cold, no heating, brought a blanket with me. Kettle in a disgusting state. So bright drinks from shop. Not impressed with stay, too costly for bad stay. Only area highlight of stay, as in a very convienient location
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Would not stay here again
I'm glad I was only staying here for three nights. Although the bed was comfortable and the sheets were clean, the entire rest of the building felt dirty and tired. The window in my room would not shut fully so it was cold. The shower on the top floor had no power and there were muddy footprints on the shower base. The shower on the floor below only had cold water and the whole bathroom floor was sticky. People in the corridor on my floor were screaming at each other at 2am.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2017

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not value for money
Very poor standard in almost every way. Only good point was the bed sheets were clean.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2017

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
It's Ok, a basic place
Basic but comfortable
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2017

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