We stayed at The Lazy Cow for one night this Thursday. After reading some of the trip advisor reviews we were hesitant about staying, but I am so glad we decided to go there! The hotel is full of character and charm, inside an incredible old 14th century building the rooms are extremely quirky and fun, not to mention the wibbly-wobbly stairs to get to them. We stayed in the black and gold room which was fabulous, the room was clean and full of goodies, a whole range of teas, a nespresso machine, lovely toiletries, towels and sweets. We have stayed in a lot of hotels and were impressed by the attention to detail that the lazy cow provided.
Our room was huge, there was room for a king size bed a desk a wonderful flat screen tv and side tables, wardrobes built into the eaves. The bathroom was enormous, the power shower was exactly what we needed after a long journey along with the enormous tub which is wonderful to relax in.
The hotel is very old and is full of charm and character with wooden beams and wonky flooring, if you are looking for aircon look elsewhere but pause to think if going for a mainstream airconditioned room is really going to give you the real experience of staying in Salisbury because the lazy cow certainly will.
We had a breakfast in the morning down in the restaurant, the restaurant is kitted out perfectly for its steakhouse theme and looks extremely smart. The breakfast was fantastic, my partner is vegetarian and asked for them to provide a vegetarian meal which they did gladly, it was really well laid out. The continental side of the breakfast was charming with small milk bottles instead of jugs, jars for honey, peanut butter, Nutella and marmite made it more exciting that your normal mainstream breakfast.
A lot of the reviews have complained about the noise however we were right on the front road in room 14 and I could hear no noise, it was very quiet and very warm with adequate heating rough out the room. Some reviews have moaned about pigeons, yes I could hear pigeons again I think this adds to the charm of staying somewhere old. I'm not sure a hotel should be rated on pigeon noise anyway!!
Overall this hotel was a fantastic experience, I loved every minute and I am very glad that we did not opt for a plain and mainstream hotel with aircon and no pigeons! I would recommend this hotel to everyone, the service is brilliant, the rooms are fun and the overall experience will leave you with memories.
Many thanks to the lazy cow team!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The family-run Chapter House is situated in the heart of picturesque Salisbury. This 16th century boutique hotel boasts 17 en-suite rooms, with the executive range of rooms featuring unique standalone charms, from wooden wall-panelling to original stone fireplaces to freestanding baths. All rooms offer fluffy down duvets, Egyptian cotton linen, designer toiletries and flat screen TVs. The bustling gastro pub is renowned for its outstanding grills, serving a range of real ales and lagers on tap, as well as a quality international wines and spirits. Traditional roasts are served on Sundays. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout The Chapter House. The perfect base when visiting Wiltshire's historic sites, The Chapter House is also an ideal stop over en route to the coast or as a home-from-home option when on a business trip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lazy Cow Hotel Salisbury