I was pleasantly surprised by the room when I arrived, and throughout my stay the staff were polite and friendly, with good service (including when I was so tired from a long journey the previous night that I was barely able to string a lucid conversation!).
The only downside are points outside their control. Parking is very limited, but I understand this is due to the council carrying out a compulsory purchase on the hotel's parking area, so it is now council owned and limited to a 3 hour stay.There is another car park a few minutes away which I didn't use myself. It did mean having to think about parking charges when all I wanted to do was get to my room.
Also, there is a thriving nightlife in Salisbury, but this unfortunately does include people shouting and screaming at 3am at the weekend and "boy racers" making the most of the empty roads. If you're used to the noise of a busy town at night, this is no worse, and it is outside the hotels control, but unfortunately it did keep me awake over the Friday and Saturday nights. The hotel do provide ear plugs, which shows willing on their part. It's a shame the local council etc. are letting a great hotel like this, with such history, be dragged down by these two points.
So, thank you to the staff for doing all you could to make it a good stay. Sorry that the points you can't control my review..
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