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“Great for youngsters” 3 of 5 stars
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King's Head Inn
1 Bridge Street, Salisbury SP1 2ND, England   |  
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Ranked #34 of 51 Salisbury B&B and Inns
Swansea Wales
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“Great for youngsters”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

Stayed for one night (Sat) but despite asking for a quiet room when booking, ended up overlooking the main street which is noisy 'till all hours and then woken up by the road sweeper at 7.15 This hotel has no double glazing and when I enquired on arrival with the recepionist if they had a quiet room was told "we don't have any quiet rooms in this hotel" Location is great and drinks are cheap in the bar below for teenagers with passports and driving licenses being shown at the bar

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

Salisbury - what a lovely place! Just got back from a weekend away to see Salisbury and visit Longleat. The King's Head is great value and in the best location right in the town centre on the river. We had a room for three at the top of the hotel overlooking the river, very pretty. The beds were very comfortable and we had everything we needed. There was no shower because of the shape of the bathroom in the eves but it didn't really matter as there was masses of hot water for baths. The staff were very helpful and friendly, it was all very easy. The food is fantastic value and delicious. Yes, it can be noisy at night - it is a pub in the city centre, after all - but it didn't keep us awake. if you want complete quiet, don't stay in a pub! Next time we go away we'll be looking for other Wetherspoon hotels for unbeatable value.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

Arrived at the hotel to find 2 teenage girls no older than 20 checking us in, which was fine. But when we got to our room it was a double room rather than the twin which we had booked. We phoned reception and explained that we were 2 lads and were not that way enclined. We were then told very abruptly that all the twin rooms were taken and there was nothing they could do.
After pleading, then threatening to book another room online we was then told a spare Z bed was available and we could move to a bigger room with that in it. We came down to reception to wait for the room and noticed the news paper on the table which I began to read. The receptions we had spoken to about the room then walked past reception and noticed me reading the newspaper. She Said " have you paid for that newspaper. If not then put it back ''. As we couldn't read the newspapers without paying we started talking to the other slightly nicer receptionist. She told us that they couldn't wait to finish as they were goin on a big night out in the town. This I suspect is why it was to much trouble to move us in the first place, as they wanted to get ready.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

On arrival we were warned that you can sometimes have a little noise from the pub or street but we didn't experience any. The staff were friendly and informal but efficient and checking in and out were straight forward.

The room was large with lovely high ceilings and everything you'd expect from a hotel. It was clean and the bed very comfy, we had a great night's sleep. The en suite shower was incredibly powerful and the bathroom was also clean and well stocked.

The location is great; Salisbury is a brilliant spring get away as there is a preponderance of ducklings and signets in the River which runs right past the front of the pub and next to the hotel. There are some fantastic old English pubs too! This hotel represents a great value for money way to see a lovely town.

The only negative is that the hotel has no parking facilities. The main town car park is free over night though, which keeps costs to a minimum. It can be found just behind the Sainsbury’s and the Play House (near the station).

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

My teenaged daughter had never been to Europe so when we got to the UK (after touring France and Spain) I wanted her first night to be somewhere truly English. We arrived late-ish after a flight from Marseilles into Gatwick. Driving on the "wrong" side of the road, not having sprung for GPS and being tired I got lost 2 or 3 times and was grumpy when we arrived. The young girl and lad who helped us get our things to our room (up very narrow stairs) were truly warm & welcoming. In fact, the cheerful lad was one of the best things about our stay here! Loved that we could go downstairs to the pub right on the water for a pint. Rooms weren't great but not bad. And we were in a true "Inn." Next day we set off for Stonehenge: a quick drive from this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

After reading some of the reviews I was getting concerned that I had made a big mistake, I need not have worried the Hotel is in the heart of the city, room was large and clean and I got a good night sleep as I did not experience any noise....this hotel is excellent value and I will be using it again in the future.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2009

Stayed here one Saturday night while visiting the town for a weekend meeting.

First of all, reception is on first floor (2nd floor for Americans :-) and you have to take a lift to get to it. Friendly receptionist explained everything clearly and promptly. Room was at the front along a couple of corridors. Room was split in two - bed/desk/wardrobe in one half, bathroom in the other. The bathroom was modern and spacious with a nice strong shower over the bath. The main room was more cramped but clean and serviceable. TV only had the 5 main channels (no Freeview or satellite channels).

I'd read reviews about the noise and was prepared for it, but it was every bit as noisy as everyone says. Although the room wasn't directly over the Lloyds entrance, the poorly fitting single-glazed sash windows might as well not been there for all the effect they had. The curtains likewise. The drunken shouting in the street died down about 02:30 but at 7am the street sweeper and then the delivery lorries mean there was no chance for any quality sleep.

Breakfast in Lloyds next door was good value - about a fiver for a huge cooked breakfast and a large latte. Free wifi too but you need to ask or read up for the code to use it. It didn't seem to reach as far as the hotel.

The hotel's location is excellent - right in the heart of the nightlife, but the bar is a real Jeckyl & Hyde - a good place to eat, drink and talk to friends until about 8:30, but then the music is pumped up and it becomes impossible to hear the person next to you. Despite the attractive views on offer it was time to leave. :-)

I guess it gets quite rowdy in there because by the time I returned there was a police car outside the Lodge, the customers had spilled out onto the street and someone in handcuffs was blocking the entrance.

So a mixed bag really. If you like lively nightlife and somewhere close by to crash then it's great for that. If you want a decent sleep, some peace and quiet, or plan to spend much time in the room, probably not.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about King's Head Inn

Address: 1 Bridge Street, Salisbury SP1 2ND, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Salisbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The site of this Wetherspoon pub has been occupied by an inn since the 15th century. By c1520, it was known as the King's Head, and it retained that name until it was rebuilt in the 1880s. The County Hotel was, itself, a change of name some time during the 1880s or 1890s. Before then, it was the Kings Head and Brewery. We have 33 individual bedrooms. All of our rooms are en suite and include tea- and coffee-making facilities, a hair dryer and TV. Free Wi-Fi is available in the bar area.Please be aware that we are a Lloyds No 1 bar so we will be playing music in the pub from Thursday to Saturday nights. Limited quiet rooms are available so please telephone in advance to request one. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
King`s Head Hotel Salisbury
Kings Head Hotel
Kings Head Salisbury

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