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Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel

4-star4 stars
Paternoster Row, Winchester, England, SO23 9LQ, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Winchester Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
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  • Stayed for one night, excellent location, bedroom was large although a little jaded,…Nov 21, 2019
  • I liked the proximity to the Cathedral. The staff were friendly and efficient and the…Mar 10, 2019

Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel

from €63
  • Classic Twin Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Executive Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Privilege, Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Small Double Room, Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

What’s around Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel


  • Heart of Winchester
  • Winchester Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • University of Winchester - 15 min walk
  • Winchester Guildhall - 3 min walk
  • City Museum - 3 min walk
  • Winchester City Mill - 5 min walk
  • Westgate Museum - 7 min walk
  • Winnall Moors Nature Reserve - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) - 20 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Winchester Station - 13 min walk
  • Winchester Shawford Station - 7 min drive
  • Eastleigh Station - 11 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 94 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking* on site (limited)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2193
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1964
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Wessex Restaurant - This brasserie specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Kings Lounge - This café serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open daily.

Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: GBP 10 per day

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 12.00 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel

  • Does Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs GBP 12.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of GBP 10 per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Monde (3-min walk), Bengal Sage (3-min walk), and Forte Kitchen (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 477 reviews

Good 6.0
We found the receptionists very unprofessional and awkward. The room was quite satisfactory. There was a mix up with our breakfast on the second day but it was efficiently dealt with eventually. Brilliant location.
gb2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Not good!
The reception staff were very friendly but the room left a lot to be desired. We did book the basic double so didn't expect a 4 poster bed but what we got was a smaller than a standard double bed. The room was tired and tiny and carpets were threadbare. Bathroom was clean and shower was good but there was so much noise outside from lorries and also people banging doors and being loud. Definitely the worst Mecure hotel we've stayed in.
Lisa, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Scruffy hotel, lovely staff.
The Mercure Wessex Hotel has super friendly staff who go out of their way to help. We asked for a late check out and it was no problem. The condition of the hotel is at best tired and at worst scruffy. The shower leaks badly onto the bathroom floor and the seal is badly in need of replacement with a lot of mould in it. The common areas are in bad need of a refurb. The hotel is not 4-star. The view of the cathedral would be superb if they cut the trees back.
Darren, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
High hopes
The reception staff did their best. Online communication was poor it was not made clear that we had to pay for parking so £24 for two days was disappointing. Beds were not made, cups were not cleaned and bins were no emptied. Quite disappointed
Trudi, gb2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Jenni, gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Room decor was showing its age, but the location more than made it for it - perfect for cathedral, restaurants and shops. £15 for 24 hour parking in the hotel carpark was a bit steep.
gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Dirty and broken
The conditiin of the rooms are poor. I don't expect in a 4 star hotel for there to be broken floor tiles in the bathroom, a cracked bath panel, mould around shower screen, dirty shower screen, paint falling of the ceiling, built in dirt on the chair, very dirty looking net curtain and a worn out carpet. I sent the hotel a message on the app, complaining about the condition and after 3 days they have still not replied. Very very poor. I wish I had taken photos to add this review.
Mr Ian, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Could do better.
Dated hotel, I know we stayed during a difficult time (covid), but when we checked in it should have been explained to us that there was no room service for fresh towels or bedding etc... staying in a 4 star hotel tou dont expect to have to ask for towels and loo roll! Great location and friendly staff.
Daniel, gb3 night trip
Good 6.0
Staff are the hotel asset otherwise tired & dated
Staff are very helpful Rooms tired & dated & need complete revamp.. towels very old and need replacing!
Nichola, gb2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Wessex Winchester Hits An All Time Low
This 2 night stay was meant to be a welcome break for my mother, for a rest and ease of being in the City center. The experience for her went from bad to worse, not looking to be pampered and waited on hand and foot, I would have thought the staff watching an 83 year old woman struggling with a case would have offered to have helped her to her room, but, no! No porter or even a kind word, staff just watching. There was no buffet breakfast as advertised and paid for, just a pathetic pastry, yogurt and a piece of fruit, just left outside her door. The room was not clean and my mother asked for some water which never arrived? Her room was the nosiest with late night revelers smashing bottles outside, there was no offer to put her on the cathedral side. The lift was broken which is essential - all in all I would say this once excellent hotel of the City has lost it's way and needs to close again, to retrain it's staff on basic hospitality and be deep cleaned. Stay well clear and use the new Premier Inn.
Shaun, gb2 night trip

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