We'd booked a weeks stay at the hotel tom use as a base for seeing Winchester and the broader area. The stay was enjoyable, the staff very friendly and helpful, the breakfasts and dinners in Huttons restaurants were good.
The room was clean and comfortable with a fridge, coffee, tea and biscuits and a complimentary bottled water. The gym was a good size with a variety of fitness equipment. The pool was small but pleasant to relax around.
In addition to seeing historic Windsor the hotel was a great base for the south coast, we spent a great day at the Portsmouth Historic Naval Dockyard and Stonehenge.
We worshipped at two local churches on Sunday. United Church (Methodist & URC) and Christ Church (Anglican). We were warmly welcomed at both. The United Church Congregation was relatively small and the service traditional, the congregation at Christ Church in the evening was large (several hundred folk ), the service contemporary with all ages present. The music and message were challenging and uplifting. Although we belong to a Methodist community we would choose to worship at Christ Church if visiting Winchester again.
Traveller from Co. Durham, UK
The Winchester Hotel is a 4 star hotel set right in the heart of the historic city of Winchester ideally located for both …More
The service of the staff was excellent. Reception were very helpful, friendly and charming. We had afternoon tea which as excellent and then dined there one evening. The room was clean and beautifully presented and very comfortable.
My only fault that one afternoon we ordered drinks which half an hour later did not arrive, and when we asked for the cheese platter after dinner to be sent to our room, it didn't arrive either. On both occasions we advised reception and they apologised and ensured it did not appear on the bill, but we would have preferred to have had the drinks and cheese!
I booked a double room which had the smallest bed I have ever seen. The bed was pushed against the wall so we didn't get a wink of sleep. The view was over the car park which was noisy until late as the guests from the wedding party returned to their cars. I was told on arrival that we hadn't booked breakfast and it would cost us an extra £20 each. After I unpacked in my room I found the booking form that showed that we had booked and paid for breakfast!
Lovely room. We enjoyed using the well equipped gym, swimming pool, steam room and heated loungers. The hotel was let down by the restaurant and staff. The service was poor due to what appeared to be inexperienced staff and although we had called in advance regarding dietary requirements and checked on arrival this was not catered for. The presentation of special requests of food at breakfast also left a lot to be desired with the eggs plonked on the plate swimming in oil.
Beautiful hotel with most facilities you would wish for. Was let down by dusty furniture, dirty carpet, rusty bathroom and the kids couldnt do much at the pool because there was no designated area. Apart from that, its a beautiful place.
We enjoyed our stay at the Wykeham Arms. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was comfortable although a little warm on the summer evening we stayed. The location was great, very close to the Cathedral, town centre, shops and restaurants and we were served a lovely breakfast. There is no lift, but we were offered help up the stairs with our luggage.
We booked 2 rooms for one night at short notice. We were limited for choice, this hotel was the cheapest in the area. We were therefore pleasantly surprised at how nice the hotel was. The staff were pleasant, the rooms were spotlessly clean, and basic amenities all worked fine.
Traveller from cambridge
8 Miles from Winchester. Winchester Train Station 8 miles. Winchester Cathedral. The Screen at Winchester Theater. Marwell Zoo.More
The ancient capital of England, and once the seat of King Alfred, historic Winchester is famous for its magnificent cathedral begun in 1079, and venerable Winchester College founded in 1382. The picturesque area around the Cathedral Green has changed little over the centuries, and offers good places to eat, drink and shop. A short walk across the water meadows, the 12th-century Hospital of St Cross is England’s most perfectly preserved almshouse.
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