We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Central location, traditional English decor, nice service but noisy and in need of update”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Best Western Red Lion Hotel
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Salisbury
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We stayed in this hotel for one night with my parents and had two rooms booked. They placed us in rooms next to each other, which was nice, but both rooms were facing the street (the hotel is surrounded by busy streets with traffic in and out of the city centre). The hotel provides earplugs though... kind of ironic, as it doesn't improve the sleep quality much. Better sound insulation or rooms away from the street would have been the better option. The rooms have traditional flowery decors, charming for oversea's visitors, I am sure, but it could do with an upgrade. The rooms are mostly clean, but we found some hairs in the bathtub and there was dirt on the bathroom floor. Some of the wallpaper comes off in the corners. Beds were a bit hard for our liking and we would have preferred proper duvets instead of wollen blankets (that's maybe just personal taste). Breakfast is plentiful and very good: continental breakfast buffet and full English available. The servers forgot my breakfast order though, not a big deal as I just had something from the buffet instead. Service in general was very friendly and helpful! If you arrive by car, beware that there is no parking. On weekends, there is free parking overnight in a car park around the corner from the hotel, but you have to pay from 10 a.m. Overall, this hotel was great for one night based on the fact that it was in the middle of Salisbury city centre with all sights and plenty of restaurants close by.

Room Tip: ask for a room facing the inner courtyard away from the streets - it gets really noisy at night
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank dulin38
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,048)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

835 - 841 of 1,048 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2012

One of the best cream teas I have had. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Kev M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This place has a tonne of history to it. It dates back a long long time and has seen a lot of different eras in time. The setting was very quaint and inviting, the inner courtyard was quite pretty. Our room was pretty dated, the bedspread and drapes could have been from the 19th century. Our room felt like it had a special 'presence' to it, and I didn't sleep much more than a wink! The ear plugs awaiting us on the bedside table told us that the rooms could be quite loud. We realized that on weekends this was most likely the case as it seemed like a party town by the locals on the weekends. Thankfully we spent a Sunday night. Breakfast was decent, parking was behind the building and quite awkward as you had to pay for it at a machine, a few hours at a time. The surrounding area was fine, you could easily walk to many fine places to eat, and about a 10 minute stroll from the Salisbury Cathedral.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Stacey H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Think hard before you stay here.

Parking is expensive and a short walk away. £2.40 per hour although its free between 6pm and 8am. And you can only put in a maximum of 3 hours.

I'd asked for a quiet room and got room 43. Things didn't bode well when I saw ear plugs on the bed side cabinet. It was spacious but oposite a safety door which made a lot of noise every time someone put in the code, the electrics whirred and clicked, it was opened and then closed. At 2:30am the local youth emptied out of a club near by and shouted, sang, fought, drove cars up and the road until 4:20am. I feel so tired today.

The bathroom was big with a corner bath (designed to be small but take up a lot of space). The sink had a shelf in front so you couldn't bend down to rinse your face. The water was too soft so you continually felt soapy. The toilet seat wouldn't stay up, you had to hold it up. Only one set of towels and shampoo. Little things I know, but how long have people been designing bathrooms and they still can't get it right.

The bed covers were old style bed spread and blanket. Too few blankets and I was cold in the night.

Breakfast was just above average, but to be honest, I felt like cr@p after such a poor night trying to get to sleep.

Room Tip: Pick a different hotel if you want to sleep.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
8  Thank GlyderFawr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 2012

I loved our room, it was so atmospheric, but they need to get new blankets and spreads and mattresses, ours looked about 100 years old.
BUT I did love the place itself,,,,but the parking, oh my. What a pain.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank JUdyrem
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Used to go regularly to the Red Lion around 10 years ago... it hasn't really changed in character. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food in the restaurant is good... it has to compete with a wide variety of pubs and restaurants in Salisbury. The room decor seems a bit old (my colleague commented that the bed cover was the same as his grandmothers!) but then parts of the hotel are very old and quirky.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank HunkyMonkey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Since retiring, we have enjoyed many short breaks, in the UK, seeing places that we have not visited before. We wanted to spend some time in Salisbury, and my husband chose Best Western's Red Lion Hotel forour one night stay.
The hotel is clean and comfortable, with adequate facilities for a short stay. The rooms are well decorated, clean and comfortable and ours was of a good size.
Breakfast was fairly basic which suited us fine. We both haad what we enjoyed. Evening dinner though was an amazing experience. The chef must be applauded for his clever combinations of foods, a varied menu, with food beautifully cooked aand prepared. That combined with well trained restaurant staff, made this meal one to remember.
The staff in reception are friendly and ensure that guests are well looked after.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable couple of days.

Room Tip: There are standard and de-luxe rooms. Ours was standard and we did not know this when we booked. ASk...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Diane v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Salisbury hotels
0.1 mi away
Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel
0.6 mi away
Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel
Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel
#8 of 16 in Salisbury
925 reviews
0.5 mi away
Milford Hall Hotel & Spa
Milford Hall Hotel & Spa
#5 of 16 in Salisbury
809 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
King's Head Inn
King's Head Inn
#3 of 16 in Salisbury
863 reviews
0.7 mi away
The Old Mill Hotel
The Old Mill Hotel
#1 of 1 in Harnham
332 reviews
0 mi away
The Cathedral Hotel
The Cathedral Hotel
#15 of 16 in Salisbury
586 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Best Western Red Lion Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Best Western Red Lion Hotel

Address: 4 Milford Street, Salisbury SP1 2AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Salisbury
Price Range: £62 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Red Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Superbreak UK, Hotels.com, LateRooms, getaroom.com, HotelsClick, HotelQuickly, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Best Western Red Lion Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Red Lion Salisbury
Best Western Salisbury
Salisbury Red Lion
Salisbury Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing