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Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel 4 stars

Customer review rating 3.8/5 5,494 reviews

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Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel
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Hotel extras

  • Five fully-equipped meeting rooms for up to 200 guests

  • Wedding facilities capable of accommodating 200 guests

  • Nearby attractions include Winchester Cathedral

  • Enjoy traditional British cuisine at the Wessex restaurant

  • Pet friendly hotel

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00


Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking Paying
  • Reduced mobility facilities
  • Pets allowed Paying
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-out Paying
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing Paying
  • Breakfast Paying
  • 1 Restaurant(s)
  • 1 Bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 5 Meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available

Hotel location

Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel

Paternoster Row
SO23 9LQ winchester
united kingdom

Tel: +441962861611

Fax: (+44)1962/849617

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • By plane

    BOURNEMOUTH INTERNAT At 59.4km / 36.91 miles

  • By plane

    LONDON HEATHROW At 86.7km / 53.88 miles

  • By plane

    SOUTHAMPTON At 19km / 11.81 miles

  • By train

    WINCHESTER At 1.6km / 0.99 miles

GPS :51.06123, -1.311941


  • ARQUIVA 12.71 km / 7.9 mi
  • BARCADI 4.51 km / 2.8 mi
  • IBM 9.17 km / 5.7 mi
  • TWINNINGS 26.23 km / 16.3 mi

Your meetings and events

Choose from five meeting rooms, all benefiting from natural daylight and with a maximum capacity of 80 guests theatre-style. Flexible delegate packages are available to suit all requirements.

Room descriptions and layouts

meeting rooms

From 1 to 200 


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  • Convert different units of measurement and make organising your events easier.

  • Flipchart

  • Indoor and Outdoor facilities

  • Day light

  • WIFI access

  • Airconditioned meeting room

  • Slide projector

When organizing your meeting, the hotel will be happy to discuss the availability of its facilities and services with you.

Our accommodation(s)

The hotel offers executive and classic bedrooms, some available with an interconnecting option. All rooms are non-smoking, have WiFi access and 24-hour room service. All bedrooms are equipped with a hair dryer, ironing facilities, flatscreen TV with international channels, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities.

Compact Double Room

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 10 / 108 sq ft
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Business Desk
  • Bathroom products
  • Direct dial telephone

Our restaurants and bars


Type of cuisine: Bistro

The Wessex Restaurant is closed at the moment


Limited opening times for foreseeable future

Non contractual photo

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Our guest reviews for
Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel

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ALL Rating 3.8/5

5,494 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 3.5/5

2,036 reviews

It's fine - some good things, some improvements needed

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Cj Business - 23/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is in a good location. The staff were really good. My room was as expected - definitely nothing fancy! Improvements - the fire alarm (false alarm) going off at 6.10am! I was awake, but it was a shock to the system! Breakfast needs to be served earlier than 7.30am. There was a queue of people waiting to go in. Other hotels will be serving from 6.30/7am.

Good position

Customer review rating 2.5/5

D. Couples - 23/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Not good as I had to book two stays separately as the site would not allow me to add another day. I wrote to the hotel and had no response.

Superb location

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

davidchrissythai 23/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

As a value type hotel, this is top draw. Great location, by the cathedral, in the city centre. Rick Stein’s Restuarant five minute walk. The hotel is a little tired but represents good value for money.

“Well located” is all that can be said.

Customer review rating 1.0/5

Anonymous Couples - 22/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is very tired. The carpeting in both the common areas and the room have seen better days which are long ago. The chairs in the room appeared to have sourced from a second hand shop. The windows were dirty and double glazing units blown. The bathroom is old fashioned and the bathroom door needed a jolly good clean. When we checked in we were told about the parking charge and believed we paid it along with the bill for the room. When we checked out we had to pay a further £10. The receptionist was dour and not particularly helpful. A complete refurbishment throughout is required. As things stand at the moment we would not stay in this hotel on our next trip to Winchester. It does not live up to our previous experiences with Mercure hotels which have been good and is more disappointing because of that.

Good position good parking good breakfast

Customer review rating 5.0/5

R. F. Couples - 22/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very pleasant and friendly staff


Customer review rating 1.0/5

T W. Couples - 22/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Ghastly outdated hotel, threadbare carpets, chipped old style furniture, tired bathroom with black stains. Don’t blame the charming staff, it’s the people running the group who should be ashamed at the lack of investment in this excuse for a hotel!


Customer review rating 2.5/5

Anonymous Couples - 21/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel was very tired and in desperate need of a refurbishment.

Well located

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Peter S. Couples - 20/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very pleasant and helpful staff. Breakfast was ok. Lovely view from our bedroom but bed was a bit lumpy.

Well located- in desperate need of renovation

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Anonymous Couples - 19/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Location is very good but rooms are so old, carpets smell, facilities are underwhelming. £200+ pounds for very poor value for money. Will not go back.

Needs love

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Gill J. Couples - 18/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

While our stay was pleasant, we were disappointed in the decor of the room and corridors. The staff were great though and nothing was too much trouble. The room was clean but in much need of tlc. The carpets were worn, the voiles were torn and there were cracked tiles in the bathroom

Great location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Barbara Friends - 17/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is in a lovely location. It is not the most attractive building from the outside but inside provides spacious, comfortable rooms, if a little dated. It was good value and gave us a great base for our few days in Winchester. Some staff customer service training would be an advantage - however most of the staff were helpful and welcoming.

Well located

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Diana Solo - 17/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Well located location. I paid extra money for the room, a privilege room but i was disappointed to find that there were marks on glass on the table, hair in the bathtube… so i really think you have to work a bit more.

Great location, could do with some cosmetic works

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Adam T. Couples - 16/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff were lovely, the ability to add extras online was easy -though would have been nice if the total bill wasn't read out in front of my wife when we checked in-, great location in the centre of Winchester and could see the cathedral out of our window! Rooms were dated and needed a refresh -paint peeling off ceiling being biggest cosmetic issue. Clean room and bathroom, fridge was old and I wouldn't have put food in it. Bath robes and slippers provided was a nice touch. Overall a pleasant experience, I'd say a little over priced but I think everywhere is to some degree at the moment.

Well located

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Jean B. Business - 16/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent location for our flower work in the Cathedral have stayed with you before because of situ however the hotel is looking a bit tired now

Nice Break

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Steve H. Couples - 16/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Loads of positives, location, access, room size, airy breakfast area, staff service, Builds, paid for parking, no room, staff said as paid for online ‘no refund’ available , so tainted visit, breakfast eggs need to be runny , no bananas, threadbare carpet in room, interior needs some white gloss paint , leave more toilet roll in rooms, for a £230 a night stay , I am accustomed to a higher standard

Not to Accor standard

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

FlyingSeagull 16/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

Complete indifference from the young man at reception upon arrival. Breakfast room staff left a lot to be desired. The man responsible for our room on the second floor and numerous others was really hardworking and helpful. Corridor carpet had some absolutely disgusting stains - I shudder to think what they were. Room furnishings have seen better days. The bed was comfortable.

No privilege - overpriced!

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Reviewer Friends - 14/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Rooms were misdescribed and very tired. There was no promised (and charged for) view of the cathedral. The bin hadn't been emptied etc. Be prepared for basic!

Excellent position

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Victoria P. Friends - 14/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel perfectly placed staff lovely but working under pressure with insufficient staff. Only had breakfast but it was lovely the afternoon we wanted to use it the bar was closed ! Our TV didn’t work via the remote and we were promised a replacement every day but we never got it! The car parking was a nightmare i sufficient spaces and not told about charge on booking ! Hotel very tired but staff trying hard snd we understand it’s been a difficult time for hotel trade !

An enjoyable few days in a fantastic location.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

C. W. Solo - 13/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I stayed four nights at the Wessex while I explored Winchester and the surrounding countryside by bike. The staff were helpfully able to store it overnight. Unlike some reviewers, I found that my room and the common parts were maintained in good order. The hotel is in a brilliant location in the cathedral precinct. As well as being very convenient, the breakfast room enjoys a spectacular view of the cathedral. Despite being in the city centre, there is no traffic noise.


TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Mjohnhall 02/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

Hi my partner and myself stayed at the Wessex Hotel and found it very comfortable the location superb the criticism could breakfast wasn't very hot on the first morning but absolutely excellent on the second morning. Will be staying again thanks

I’m so glad that you had an enjoyable time during your stay at The Mercure Hotel Winchester Wessex. We hope we can welcome you back to the property soon.

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