Hotels Winchester Christmas Market
Are you planning to stay in Winchester during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Winchester to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotels close to the Winchester Cathedral – Winchester Christmas Market for the Winter of 2023!
The Winchester Christmas Market known as Winchester Christmas Market @Winchester Cathedral is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Winchester, a few weeks before Christmas.
This year the market runs from 19th November 2023 to 22th December 2023. The Christmas Market is located on Cathedral Square in the city centre of Winchester.
How is the weather in Winchester in December?
The average temperature in Winchester in December is about 7° / -2° (low) and light rain is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket is a must during the winter in Winchester and United Kingdom if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!
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1. Winchester Royal Hotel 4* – Hotels Near Winchester Christmas Market
Winner of Service Excellence in the Winchester BID Awards 2016, the Winchester Royal Hotel is a charming 81-bedroom hotel in the heart of historic Winchester. It offers on-site parking (charges apply), elegant and spacious rooms, and is a 5-minute walk from the cathedral.
Certain parts of the Winchester Royal Hotel date back to the 1600s. The property has been a hotel for the past two centuries. The spacious bedrooms have a cosy seating area, private bathroom and facilities for making tea and coffee.
Overlooking the beautiful walled garden, the award-winning Garden Restaurant serves a modern European menu throughout the day. Full English and continental breakfasts are available each morning.
Dating back to the 16th century, this sophisticated hotel is a 7-minute walk from Winchester Cathedral and a 9-minute walk from Winchester train station.
The classy, traditionally styled rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, and suites have living areas. Minibars are available on request and there’s 24/7 room service.
A full English breakfast buffet is complimentary. Amenities include a classic bar/restaurant offering terrace seating and afternoon tea. There’s also a walled garden and 5 meeting rooms.
This charming 16th Century Hotel is a hidden gem within the heart of the city, with a historical aura and many stories to tell.
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.
We booked this hotel with friends and went to Winchester to enjoy the celebrated Christmas market by the Cathedral. The hotel was perfectly placed for strolling around the City centre and their private car park was ideal for our vehicle – and our peace of mind!
The hotel is an old and quirky building but is comfortable and easy to relax in. Both dinner and breakfast were excellent, with good food and good choices; very important for us as we try to eat low fat meals.
It is right in the City Centre and perfect for the annual Christmas Market and shops. The secure on-site parking is an added bonus even though this is subject to availability.
Lovely hotel, close proximity to shops and cathedral Christmas market. Good service and good food, lovely spacious room.
Very clean and warm, we had a garden room which had a lovely view of the garden.
Once again we stayed at the Winchester Royal Hotel whilst visiting the Christmas Market.
The hotel was lovely with wonderful Christmas decorations. Our meals were excellent and the room was very comfortable. The staff as usual were excellent and provided fabulous service.
Great location. Excellent for visiting the shops and Christmas market. Good sized Room. Pillows too hard but otherwise room very comfortable. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food adequate but perhaps not the hotel’s strongest suit.
The hotel is centrally located in Winchester, and ideally located for shops, Winchester Cathedral and this time of year the Christmas Market.
The hotel is warm well laid out and welcoming with excellent staff where nothing is too much trouble. Check in and out was fast and efficient.
The rooms (we had a ground floor overlooking the garden) were very clean spacious great hot shower, with all the usual amenities, tea coffee, water, ironing board, hair dryer, soaps and shampoos free Wi-Fi etc.
The breakfast (served in the garden Restaurant nice setting) offered a good selection of food and should cater for all, whether you want a light Continental, to a full English.
This was just a one night stay for us so we did not eat in the hotel during the evening, but I am sure the food would be excellent.
There is a nice bar area and lounge to sit relax with a drink and unwind after (in my case) a days shopping.
How much does a room costs at Winchester Royal Hotel?
Prices start 136$/night for Standard Double Room. The Feature Double Room is 186$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Located in the historical Main House, these feature rooms are individually decorated to reflect old world charm. The rooms are equipped with modern facilities.
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2. Esme’s 3* – Hotels Close to Winchester Christmas Market
Offering free WiFi, Esme’s offers accommodation in Winchester, within walking distance from Wolvesey Castle and 550 m from the Winchester Cathedral.
The room comes with a flat-screen TV<,a shower room and a hair dryer.
Numerous cafes, restaurants and pubs can be reached in walking distance.
King Alfred’s statue, The Westgate, Winchester Museum and The Round Table in the Great Hall can all be reached in a short walk.
Highly recommended for charm, comfort, pleasant host, excellent shower, super location, very easy to walk to all of Winchester’s highlights.
Excellent location right in the centre of Winchester. ESME made us feel very welcome. Lots of nice touches and a comfortable bed.
Esme is the most amazing and welcoming host and makes sure you have everything you need in the room. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!
Stayed here overnight for a visit to the Christmas market.
Spotlessly clean, top quality and really comfortable accommodation, great central location, and Esme is lovely and very helpful – let us use the parking permit into the afternoon of our day of departure as the next guests didn’t need it.
The location of the property is ideal for a visit to Winchester. Just a few minutes walk and you are right in the centre of town. We stayed one night to visit the Christmas market and to go for dinner and drinks.
Esme is a fantastic host, welcoming us warmly into her home and showing us around her beautiful guest room. It was comfortable and clean throughout. Will definitely stay again!
How much does a room costs at Esme’s?
Prices start 172$/night for Deluxe Double Room.
This double room has a private entrance and electric kettle.
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3. Hotel du Vin Winchester 4* – Hotels Near Winchester Christmas Market
Located in the historic city of Winchester, Hotel du Vin Winchester offers an a la carte restaurant and free Wi-Fi access for all guests.
Rooms provide a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath and a hairdryer.
At Hotel du Vin Winchester guests will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a bar. Other facilities offered include meeting facilities, luggage storage and a laundry.
The hotel is an 6-minute walk from Winchester Cathedral and 9 minutes’ walk from Winchester Train Station.
Housed in a red-brick building dating back to 1715, this upscale boutique hotel is a 6-minute walk from Winchester Cathedral and a 9-minute walk from Winchester train station.
Sophisticated, individually decorated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Egyptian cotton linens. Some upgraded rooms add terraces. Suites feature in-room roll top baths. Room service is available 24/7.
Parking is complimentary. An elegant bistro serves French and British cuisine. There’s also a cosy bar and a seasonal terrace. Breakfast is available (surcharge).
It was our first stay at a Hotel Du Vin as we wanted to visit Winchester with their Christmas market. We stayed for 3 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast package. The reception staff were excellent and we were shown to our superior double room which was on the top floor.
The room was a very good size however at night the area near the wardrobe was so dark you could not see what clothes you were getting out so we suggested that a light was put into the wardrobe to help guests. The evening service in the restaurant was very good.
I stayed here with a girlfriend for one night as a base to visit the Winchester Christmas Market and it turned out to be an excellent choice.
The hotel is perfectly situated very close to the centre of town and Cathedral.
The room was nicely decorated with ample amenities and thankfully fresh milk in the mini bar and a proper coffee maker.
The bed was crisp and comfy and the bathroom large with a huge shower head over the bath and nice toiletries and bathrobes.
We had a room overlooking the courtyard which had a lovely view and was very quiet.
We went to Winchester to visit their famous Christmas market, rated among the top ten Christmas Markets in Europe, and stayed at the Hotel du Vin. Like all the other H du Vs in which we’ve stayed, this one is in an interesting period building.
Our room, though on the small side, was beautifully furnished and had a smart bathroom. The staff were charming and the food was excellent, the breakfast exceptionally so.
The hotel has its own car park also. It is centrally placed, and convenient for looking around the wonderful medieval city with so many things to see. There are lots of good pubs as well.
How much does a room costs at Hotel du Vin Winchester?
Prices start 287$/night for Classic Double Room. The Signature Suite is 445$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Signature suite with large King size bed, views of hotels garden, large flat screen TV, deep roll top bath at the foot of the bed with a separate walk-in shower room.
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