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Marwell Hotel Nr Winchester, South East, Hampshire


Marwell Hotel is set on the fringes of the world-famous Marwell Wildlife Park. Here you’ll wake up to roaring tigers and chattering monkeys,  surrounded by the mature wooded grounds adjoining the Wildlife Park.

The combination of great facilities, friendly service, woodland grounds and nearby attractions makes Marwell a favourite with families, as well as a great venue for business meetings and weddings.

Marwell Hotel offers the warmest of welcomes combined with a convenient location, 15 minutes from Winchester, Southampton and Eastleigh, half an hour from the New Forest and just an hour’s drive from London.

Enjoy Marwell’s facilities including:

  • Heated indoor swimming pool based within a spacious poolside, overlooking our beautiful woodland surroundings
  • A large, relaxing sauna
  • Free parking within the hotel grounds
  • Sister golf centre (including two Championship Courses, 9-hole and driving range) at East Horton

Child Friendly Hotel

Marwell Hotel stands out as one of the most family-friendly hotels around. With specially crafted children’s menus, vast woodland grounds to explore, and the nearby Marwell Zoo, your kids are guaranteed non-stop excitement. When the children are entertained, it means the grown-ups get to enjoy themselves too!

We are delighted to offer:

  • Healthy and appealing children’s menu
  • Indoor heated swimming pool – no restriction on the times that children are welcome
  • Special family rooms equipped with bunk beds
  • A fantastic array of local attractions for children – Marwell Zoo, The Adventure Barn, Paultons Theme Park and Peppa Pig World, The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium and more…

The History of Marwell Hotel

Marwell Hotel was built in 1989, the architect taking inspiration from Treetops in Africa to bring a colonial safari lodge to Hampshire. Being next door to the Wildlife Park the Hotel looked surprisingly at home in its woodland backdrop.

The intention was always for the Hotel to be attractive to both leisure guests visiting the many attractions in the local area and business guests who could make use of the unique conference facilities and pleasant setting.

The Hotel was bought by the Bastian family in 1999 who had already built several other family businesses including farms, fish and chip shops, butchers shops and a large golf complex. The same simple rules of business were applied to Marwell and the Hotel was restored to its opening glory. Over the next 10 years the family employed experienced managers to front the Hotel under the watchful eye of hotel management company Bespoke Hotels. In 2010 it was decided that the family would take a more hands-on involvement in the day to day running of Marwell Hotel.

In July 2010, Oliver Bastian was appointed as the Resident Manager bringing with him an unsurpassed passion and commitment to customer service excellence. Marwell Hotel has since gone from strength to strength, offering a truly unique service that can only be expected from a family-owned and operated hotel.

Bespoke Breaks

Browse our selection of seasonal breaks

Zoofari Family Package

Combine your stay at Marwell Hotel with a visit to the highly-recommended Marwell Wildlife. From tigers to tarantulas, chipmunks to cheetahs, this is your opportunity to get up close to the wonders of our natural world, as well as learning how to save them.

Getaway Break from just £101.00 per person

Enjoy a two night stay with full breakfast each morning and dinner on the first night, for a perfect short break away.


Summer Special

Enjoy 25% off our standard bed and breakfast rates when booking this two night offer for stays in July and August.