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Winchester Royal Hotel

21-22 St. Peter Street, Winchester SO23 8BS England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 12 hotels in Winchester
Travellers' Choice
You know you are somewhere special as soon as you step through the front door of the Winchester Royal Hotel, as you are greeted with an impressive entrance and sweeping staircase. This charming 16th Century Hotel is a hidden gem within the heart of the city, with a historical aura and many stories to tell. local businesses can also enjoy the meeting facilities, our events rooms for weddings will impress all soon to be newlyweds and the fresh look of the dining areas are perfect for those looking for an evening meal or lunch time snack. All of the bedrooms have also been redecorated creating a calm and tranquil atmosphere with a range of facilities. Choose between a suite and a garden facing room, suiting a range of styles and requirements. Close to the M3, A31 and A34, plus easy access to the Midlands and South Coast the Winchester Royal hotel is perfect for casual business meetings or a catch up with friends. Relax and enjoy the hotel with no interruptions.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
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ROGGIE wrote a review 16 Oct
Hampshire208 contributions42 helpful votes
This was our fourth visit to the hotel with friends using a Travelzoo voucher. Bedroom spotlessly clean (garden room) and very quiet. We had dinner on both nights of our stay - a little disappointed that the 'special main course' on the first evening was not available for a 7 p.m dinner but only a minor inconvenience.Breakfast choice was very good. The staff were particularly pleasant and helpful on this visit and it was a delight to engage in conversation with them. We look forward to our next Travelzoo trip to the hotel (which incidentally is extremely good value).
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Date of stay: October 2021
Alastair642 wrote a review 15 Oct
London, United Kingdom45 contributions22 helpful votes
The plus points first: it's close to the centre, has parking, and the bed was comfortable. There is plenty of hot water - indeed, there are stickers everywhere pointing out that it is VERY hot, and warning you of the risks of scalding. The service is woeful: it took ages to check in, and also to check out. We ate once in the "restaurant" - hard to believe that anything was freshly cooked, the food was how I imagine meals on wheels from the 70s. To turn it into a decent hotel, the building needs more than refurbishment, it needs re-development: and the staff need complete re-training. Nobody could blame you for looking elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2021
marieY8015EF wrote a review 13 Oct
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
The good - Excellent location and lovely and quiet. The not so good - Extremely small car park which was submerged in water so very pleased we hadn’t paid to park there! Chap on reception was disinterested, couldn’t find our booking initially but no apology or communication whilst looking for it. Then didn’t actually mention that our two booked rooms were on separate floors despite the numbers being close numerically. He gave the impression that he couldn’t be bothered. Rooms were just ok, mattress protectors didn’t fit beds. Shower flow insipid and tiles loose next to bath. A little tired in areas.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
lperre683673 wrote a review 10 Oct
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom1 contribution
The hotel is in a narrow poorly lit back street, limited parking, internal decor is dated, the room we had was grim, dirty, smelled of damp and urine, staff are poorly trained, we were put in a room for the disabled and it replicated a 1950's care home, (we are not disabled!) it was cold and had not been sanitized
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
ianjfree wrote a review 7 Oct
Bristol, United Kingdom98 contributions58 helpful votes
Had a wonderful stay in this hotel which is right in the heart of Winchester. Very easy to get to all the local attractions, and the road not too busy. Managed to get a place in the car park which was £10 a night. The only drawback was a lot of stairs to get to our room. I believe the garden room are quieter and more accessible, but ours was OK with a nice big bath.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
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US$100 - US$612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Winchester Royal Hotel, Best Western Premier Collection
United KingdomEnglandHampshireWinchester
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Frequently Asked Questions about Winchester Royal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Winchester Royal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include ClueCapers Limited (0.5 km), Incognito (0.4 km), and The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Winchester Royal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Winchester Royal Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Winchester Royal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Winchester Royal Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Winchester Royal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shoal, Bangkok Bistro, and Kyoto Kitchen.
Is Winchester Royal Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Winchester.
Are any cleaning services offered at Winchester Royal Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Winchester Royal Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Winchester Royal Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Winchester Royal Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hospital of St Cross (1.8 km), Winchester Cathedral (0.3 km), and Winchester City Mill (0.5 km).