Has anyone stayed in the Winchester Hotel near Victoria Station (London) within the last year? Several months ago, we booked a family room in this hotel for June on the recommendation of on of Rick Steves' travel guides. In reviewing the graffiti wall recently, I note several very negative posts for the hotel - no hot water; dirty; rude manager; hotel may have changed owners; etc. Feedback from a recent stay, particularly in family/qaud room, would be apprecieated. Thank you.

Posted by Tami
Boulder, CO, USA
780 posts

Next time you want to book a hotel, its always a good idea to google the hotels name and the word Reviews, and the Tripadvisor reviews will come up first usually.
I found it for you, doesnt look too horrible, just not glowing:

Always remember that some people may just give a bad review because the breakfast was cold or that the bellhop didnt bring their bags upstairs or there is no lift. For me, I care about cleanliness, price, location and quiet.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
12694 posts

Sorry to read that. We have always recommended the Winchester BUT it has been two summer since we were there.

Posted by Richard
Hilliard, OH
18 posts

We haven't been for a couple of years, but enjoyed the Winchester when we were there in 2007. We have a family room booked there in late June, so I hope that it hasn't gone down hill.

Posted by Colin
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 posts

The Winchester Hotel (17 Belgrave Rd, SW1V 1RB, London) is now under new management. Sorry to disappoint you all! I worked there in 2004 when it was owned by Jimmy, but it was sold to a new owner in 2008.