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Holmhurst Guest House
Ranked #52 of 58 Salisbury B&B and Inns
Carterton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Unless really desperate don't waste your money!!!”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We booked a double room for b&b last minute when our usual hotel was fully booked. Both the room and the tiny ensuite were dirty and unclean. Surface cleaning had been carried out but there was scum, dust and fluff on skirtings, tiles and around taps. The decor was very outdated, peeling woodchip paper and faded duvet cover. It could have been straight from the set from comedy series Rising Damp. The bed was very uncomfortable, a very cheap tread bare antique divan with hard foam pillows. The garage petrol fumes flooded in from the window but the room was so hot we had to keep it open or suffocate.

Downstairs could only be described as complete mess and disarray.. We asked to use an iron and ironing board but the owner couldn't locate one... Dirty cat food trays on the floor where the owner stored the catering milk tea coffee packs...

Breakfast was the only saving grace... Except for the happy shopper yogurt it was home cooked and piping hot.

The shower was a trickle and fluctuated between warm and freezing cold.

The owners need to employ a cleaner and spend some money on the place.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northampton
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Friendly greeting on arrival. Showed to our rooms of which one had a bathroom across the hall, although his sounded daunting it actually was not an issue, the room compensated for this with a sink in the corner. Rooms and bathrooms appeared clean with the odd web and the shower head may have need seeing to, not the most powerful shower I have experienced. Rooms were fine for couple of nights stay with all you would need. The breakfast was good home cooking with the option of cereal if you fancied a lighter start. All in all a good stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

The first time I stayed was fine. However the second time I arrived in the evening and my room had been given to someone else even though I had booked by email and confirmed by phone. Very disappointing. It left me trying to find another b&b at night when I had a busy work day the next day.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Karen made us very welcome from the start - we had just had a terrible experience with another B&B (not in Salisbury) where they had double booked us and didn't have room for us (after travelling 250 miles, we needed to crash!). The family room was clean, comfortable and excellent value for money. The breakfast was exceptional and Karen's attentiveness was 'just right'. Would definately stay here again.... MANY MANY THANKS!

Room Tip: A little noise from the busy road, but didn't disturb us too much...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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london
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Stayed the night, last minute booking, cheapest option in Salisbury. Very comfortable bed, decent sized room, very helpful owner, convenient parking, good road access, breakfast good, Yes i would book again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Stayed here the night before my wedding with my two brothers.
Rooms were a good size and the value was excellent. We had a room on the front of the house but the traffic was not too bad. (We are all heavy sleepers though)
Just read a previous review slating cleanliness, I would have to totally disagree with this as our rooms we spotless. Breakfast was also great quality and just what I needed to start my day. The owners were really nice and so was their lovely little dog!

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2011

My friend and I visited Stonehenge and Salisbury for one day. Since it wasn't a bad price and nearby Salisbury town centre with free parking, we stayed there. We found that it was an average B&B. I felt that it was a bit like a hotel than home from home.

The room was big with a double and a single bed, a small TV and two comfy chairs. The room was facing the main road so it was a bit noisy during the peak hours. The breakfast was average but really liked the fried bread.

Karen, the host, knew the area well and have given us some useful travelling advice.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Holmhurst Guest House
Address: Holmhurst Downton Road, Salisbury SP2 8AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
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Ranked #52 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Salisbury
Number of rooms: 8

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