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The Salisbury Hotel

43-45 Salisbury Road Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5AA Scotland
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#60 of 164 hotels in Edinburgh
Salisbury Hotel is a restored Georgian Townhouse quietly located amidst walled gardens yet central for all main tourist attractions & the main bus route; 18 luxuriously appointed rooms, with i-pod docks, wi-fi, plasma tv, and en suite power-showers. Single, ground-floor, 4-poster, family and garden facing rooms available. The New Spencer’s Bistro provides excellent quality Scottish- French cuisine and the lounge area offers a selection of wines, beers and whiskies in relaxed surroundings. Expect contemporary style, period surroundings and great service. Private parking.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
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Bottled water
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Hen1 wrote a review Dec 2021
North East England, United Kingdom3 contributions
On a cold winters evening The Salisbury has a warm cosy atmosphere, and very welcoming. This place offers a fabulous menu at reasonable prices. The staff give a very friendly service, nothing is too much trouble. Would highly recommend for any occasion, certainly made our birthday celebrations complete.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Book in advance to avoid disappointment. I have had a couple of visits here now and both times...
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Response from nicky auld, General Manager at The Salisbury Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and it made your birthday trip special. Please come back again soon, it was a pleasure to have you.
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lamio01 wrote a review Nov 2021
London42 contributions93 helpful votes
I arrived about 20.00 after jumping a bus from Princes Street which pretty much stops 2 mins from the door of the hotel. Reception staff are very lovely and pointed me in the direction of my room up the sweeping staircase. I had a single room, single bed and bathroom. Clean and tidy with tea and coffee facilities and bathroom accessories. Bed was foam mattress and good quality pillows. Just what I needed for a 1 night stay. Had I have been picky I could have been annoyed that the blind was too small for the window so people across from me could watch me undress, the sash window was broken so had to jam the window open with a shoe, the floorboards squeaked so much when I walked I felt embarrassed incase someone was below me and the sink tap came off in my hand. None of the above effected my sleep, except at 8am the clatter of glasses/bottles from the hallway below woke me up. The breakfast was continental and £16 so I didn't entertain that, for that price I would expect a very good cooked meal. Lastly attached to the hotel, with access from inside is a lovely Lebanese restaurant where I had a very decent evening meal which was only a few pounds more than the advertised breakfast in the hotel..All in all I was not dissapointed as the niggles didn't ruin my stay by far. Good off street parking and plenty shops and restaurants in a few mins walk. So if I needed another over night stay I would definitely go back.. but with earplugs for the morning.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from nicky auld, General Manager at The Salisbury Hotel
Responded Nov 29, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. The windows have hooks placed on the side panels which have to be opened out to keep the window open, these can be hard to spot, but they are there so the windows stay open without the assistance of other items. Due to the historic nature of the building the windows can be a bit difficult, but any member of staff would be happy to assist with them. Also the blind does fully cover the window it just needs to be levered down with the chain on the side. Please accept our apologies regarding the sound of glass bottles at 8am, we expect this would be from a nearby neighbour as the restaurant is closed at this time. Our continental breakfast on offer is £8 per person per morning, we're not sure where you have seen it advertised as £16, if you could let us know so we can get this fixed, that would be great. Nonetheless, we are delighted to hear you did enjoy your stay with us, despite these things. It was lovely to have you, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Abbyjvbrown wrote a review Nov 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
Room was fairly clean, reception staff were friendly. Curtain was hanging off the wall, bathroom was very small and has a frosted sliding door which may not be ideal for couples. Location isn’t ideal if it was raining like it was when we stayed, on the outskirts about 25 min walk from the centre. Didn’t have breakfast so couldn’t comment on this.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from nicky auld, General Manager at The Salisbury Hotel
Responded Nov 29, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and provide us with some feedback. We are glad you found the room to be clean and our staff to be friendly, we always go above and beyond to give all of our guests the best service. Our small double rooms have smaller bathrooms with sliding doors to help accommodate the space of those rooms, but once the doors are slid close they do offer full privacy. Our superior rooms have more space, and larger bathrooms which can be more accommodating for couples. We are located about a 25 min walk from the city centre, but there are plenty of bus routes linking you into the city, and taxi rides are relatively cheap ranging from £5-£10 to get you into the city. We hope these things did not negatively impact your stay too much, and hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Robert S wrote a review Oct 2021
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We came up for 1 night mid September. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and the bathrooms quite nice, hence 2 stars. Otherwise this hotel would not command 1 star. The rest was awful. The room we stayed in had a lumpy uncomfortable bed and stained carpets. BUT the worst part of our stay was breakfast. Acontinental breakfast! Fruit consisted of a few pieces of very sad looking pinapple, no orange juice and the coffee looked a smelled like dish water. As for pastries, I saw the waitress taking them out of a packet. All this for well over £100. We decided to go out for breakfast finding a fabulous cafe 10 minutes away. Would never stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: stay somewhre else
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Response from nicky auld, General Manager at The Salisbury Hotel
Responded Nov 29, 2021
We are saddened to hear this feedback, please accept our apologies you were not satisfied with your stay. We replace our mattresses regularly, we will look into the room you stayed in and see if the replacement needs to brought forward, however, most of our guests compliment the mattresses, getting a very good nights sleep. At the moment we are only offering a continental style breakfast, comprising of croissants, toast, cereals, fruits, cold meats, cheeses, yoghurts and tea and coffee. This breakfast is £8 per person, per morning. All of the produce is locally sourced and of high quality, and majority of our guest give us really great feedback on your breakfast. Please accept our apologies you were unsatisfied with this. We wish we had known of your issues at the time, to try and rectify them and make your stay as pleasant as possible.
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Charlie C wrote a review Jun 2021
16 contributions15 helpful votes
We have just returned from a three day stay at the Salisbury hotel. The last two days we were the only people staying in the hotel, but that didn’t alter the service we received, we even had room service for breakfast rather than going down to the restaurant which was perfect. It is situated on a quiet road, so no noise on an evening coupled with a nice comfortable bed made for a really good nights sleep 😴 It is an easy walk into the city centre or easy to catch one of the many busses. Thanks very much for making our stay very comfortable and special.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Great little curry house round the corner
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Response from Info The Salisbury Hotel, Owner at The Salisbury Hotel
Responded Jul 9, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we will see you again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Salisbury Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Salisbury Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Locked in Edinburgh (0.2 miles), Black Axe Throwing Co. (0.2 miles), and Edinburgh Combat Challenge (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Salisbury Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Salisbury Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Salisbury Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Salisbury Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pataka, Voujon, and Ristorante Isola.
Are there any historical sites close to The Salisbury Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.1 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (1.0 miles), and Edinburgh Vaults (0.9 miles).