We stayed for three nights in July and enjoyed the experience very much, as far as the courtyard, the uniquely decorated rooms, and the general atmosphere and ambiance. Sure, it's a creaky old building that's not the most soundproof in the world but I'm not sure what else someone would expect when booking a stay in a historic English hotel that's close to 1,000 years old.
Staff were very friendly and it's just a short walk from the bus station and close enough to Salisbury Cathedral and shopping.
Our only major complaint was the food, as breakfast was pretty abysmal and very overpriced given the mouse-size portions. Greengages Cafe is just around the corner and a far better choice for both breakfast and dinner.
We'd definitely stay here again and don't be put off by some of the more negative reviews; if you're expecting a "modern" Best Western you might be disappointed but if you're looking for a bed and breakfast style experience you'll likely be very happy staying here.
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Salisbury
- Best Western Salisbury
- Salisbury Red Lion
- Salisbury Best Western