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New Westminster, BC, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My request was for a simple single dorm, and breakfast. Check in very efficient, and all my questions were answered. I even received a passcode for the front door! I received exactly as I requested at a reasonable rate. Shared bathroom. And that's quite fine as the doors have locks! Room was clean and the bed comfortable. Had a sink,... More 

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London
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This was lovely - welcoming people, comfortable room and a superb view of the Cathedral from the window. Excellent buffet breakfast, with a good choice. They were happy to look after my luggage the next day, too. Only real down side was a lot of noise from the pipes, both when I flushed my loo and when someone else used... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I had stayed once before when on a course at the college, but this time came for B&B for one night only. The location is superb, being in the Close, right opposite the Cathedral. It is a stunning spot, very beautiful, and also right in the centre of Salisbury with its picturesque streets, shops, restaurants, cafes etc. As I remembered... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this accom due to taking a party south to Southampton. My boss booked this on my behalf. He booked a single room for me. When I got there I was very disappointed with this. So requested a room that had the basic requirements. Ie: a sink, shower, and toilet in the room. This cost an extra £26 which... More 

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CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. Room choice is a question of priorities so it is always best to phone or email us directly to discuss your preferences. Most of our rooms are ensuite, singles are priced at £69 bed & breakfast, which is freshly cooked on-site. However as you noted, we also offer a... More 

Whitby
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016

I stayed at Sarum College whilst taking part in the RSCM Residentiary Choir singing week, the rooms were basic but functional & I found the beds comfy, good shower plenty of hot water & you could request more top ups for your complimentary hot drinks, food excellent & plentiful, the lift to each floor was very useful especially if you... More 

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CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

Thanks for writing and pleased you have highlighted the beds, shower and food. We agree these are key elements for a comfortable stay. More 

Sammamish, Washington
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

Our family of 4 stayed at the Sarum College while in Salisbury. This was a great place to stay and I would definitely recommend it. The location is unbelievable, right across from the cathederal. The facilities are good but are not a luxury hotel. It was a clean, comfortable room, with a good breakfast with the rest of the college... More 

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CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - so pleased your family enjoyed your stay with us and being steps away from the cathedral. It is quite a privilege to be in this setting! More 

Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I was in a good size double room on the top floor at the front of the building so my view out of the window was of Salisbury Cathedral. I could never get tired of that view. The staff are extremely helpful and the food plentiful. All meals are on a self service basis with a choice of cooked breakfast,... More 

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CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your week with us. Thank you for such an accurate and detailed description of the experience. You've highlighted many of the features we do. Hope to see you again! best wishes, Christine More 

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254 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The College is located within the Salisbury Cathedral Close precinct. This area includes a number of special houses and museums. The grounds are simply gorgeous with a calm serenity in the rain and the sunshine. The College has a stunning view of the Cathedral spire from the front door. The staff were warm and welcoming on arrival and the on-site... More 

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CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the review. More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I booked this 'hotel' as I needed a base in Salisbury to visit family. The location, right next to the Cathedral is excellent. Free parking meant that I could leave my car safely and explore the city on foot. The rooms are rather like typical 'student halls' accommodation. My room had a single bed, desk and wardrobe and the en-suite... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night whilst attending a concert. Our room was basic but spacious, spotless and comfortable. Breakfast was great with extensive buffet choices. Staff were friendly and helpful. Above all however the location is magnificent within the cathedral close and perfect to explore the city all around. We managed to park our car in... More 

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Thank Colin510
CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. with best wishes, Christine More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in historic buildings within the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral Close. Sarum has 40 en-suite rooms, some with stunning views of the Salisbury Cathedral and the rooftops of the Close. Rooms not used by students and conference guests are let for bed and breakfast. There are also a small number of very modest rooms with shared facilities for those on a tight budget. Sarum's central location is a five-minute walk from High Street shops, cafes and the charter market. Excellent cultural venues within the Close include Salisbury Museum and Mompesson House, while Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and dozens of restaurants and pubs lie just beyond its medieval walls. Return to the Close with your own gate key, knowing you are among the privileged few to stay in what Bill Bryson described as England's 'most beautiful space'. The train station is about a 15-minute walk away (5 minutes by taxi). Direct trains to London are about an hour and 20 minutes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sarum College

Address: 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Price Range: $51 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sarum College 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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“I would recommend Room 309 - lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles Myndon, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“4th floor rooms have the best view of the cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles Htcc01, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in room 132 - away from the WC and Shower so slightly quieter....”
 of 5 bubbles Graham_C_Young, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms in the 120s and 130s seem to have a good cathedral view”
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 of 5 bubbles michaelkK9059OT, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“At least on the 2nd floor near the (front side?) for the views but ask at reception and I'm sure they'll help.”
 of 5 bubbles casey7862016, May 18, 2016 | Read review
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