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“Convenient, cozy, and comfortable”
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Alabare House
Ranked #33 of 57 Salisbury B&B and Inns
Virginia
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“Convenient, cozy, and comfortable”
Reviewed 26 July 2009

The Alabare house is a good alternative for those looking to get a wee bit off the usual US-traveler experience. About twenty-five mins from the rail station by foot, the house is located near the ring road but is still quite secluded. Neighbors from down the street had never heard of it - but it is real. Up the road from an intersection, it's entrance is more of a hidden driveway. The rooms are clean and the breakfast was better than the usual UK fare. We walked to town - about 5 mins I several times. There are convenient pubs and numerous restaurants close by. All facilities were working, the minimal staff was pleasant and attentive, and overall great for a base camp.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 30 July 2008

Alabare House is a Christian retreat center in Salisbury that also offers bed and breakfast rooms. Our room was a family room and it was large and pleasant with a view of the cathedral from th window. Breakfast was good. This was an excellent location for walking into town from . . . we enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2007

I found this property by searching some B&B website, then went to the hotel's own site for more info. When I discovered it was a retreat house that rented rooms out when not hosting retreats, I was sold. This wouldn't be a good choice for party animals, but if you're Catholic, it's a must-do.

We stayed in Wessex Room, a double with en-suite bathroom. It was huge by English standards, good-sized by American standards.

While the hotel looks a bit out-of-the-way, the maps don't show the pedestrian undercrossing that makes a good shortcut to the train station. We took a cab ride there for under six pounds because it was raining hard, but walked around town and back to the train station.

Stayed February 2007
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Denver, CO
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Reviewed 13 October 2006

We booked this guest house via the tourist information office at the train station in Salisbury. We were told it was a Christian facility, but had no conference going on right now. Being heathens, we were a little hesitant but in a hurry to find a room. The price was reasonable, but not cheap. When we checked in we learned that we would be charged 5% extra for using a credit card. Our room was huge, comfortable, and very clean. The bathroom contained a bottle of liquid hand soap. That was the sum total of amenities provided--not even a bar of soap! Location was actually quite handy to Salisbury sights, bus and train stations. With luggage it was best to take a taxi from the train station. We found the owner who checked us in to be a bit distant, but he did warm up at breakfast time next day. Breakfast was full English and quite good. Generally, it was very quiet, being set back off the street. Our room was on the second floor not far from the entryway and facing the driveway. Except for latecomers who talked outside the entry and cars on the crushed stone, it really was quiet.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alabare House
Address: 15 Tollgate Road, Salisbury SP1 2JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Salisbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Alabare House 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a warm and friendly Christian home. All rooms have TV and tea/coffee making facilities.Wi-Fi internet access available for guests with their own laptops.Set well back from the road and within easy walking distance of the Cathedral and City Centre. Cyclists welcome. Private parking. ... more   less 
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