We had stayed here before but not when it was summer! Just spent 3 nights there in June during a bit of warm weather. When I asked about the air-conditioning, the response was,"Of course Madame, the fan is in the closet." We were lucky and got by without air-con but if it is truly hot, then it might be a problem.
We were celebrating our anniversary and so got their Executive room with a photoed lovely bathroom! But oh dear, the floor was so slanted that (even without a drop of drink) upon entering I fell immediately crashing into another piece of furniture! They then moved us to an upgraded double with twin beds together. Parking is extra but waved it since we had to move rooms. The floor was okay in the next one but the mattress was not up to my husband's level of comfort nor mine but we had prepaid. There are many different sections to the hotel so it is hard to determine what is meant by their room descriptions.
They put a lot of emphasis on the quaint and historic look as you will also see in the lounges which do have that historic feeling and look as well.
The desk staff tried to be most helpful and friendly. I can imagine how difficult it must be to keep tourists happy in a very old hotel that is in constant need and with many quirks!!
The bar is quaint and the bartender, James, was most delightful and friendly. He really helped to cheer us up and took great care of us as we ate several meals there. The pork chop is very good! THe morning breakfast service was less so.
It has a lovely courtyard for tea or drinks in nice weather. It is a very interesting place for a visit but if you wish for a good night's sleep, have a bad back or neck, then you will want to inquire further.
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Salisbury
- Best Western Salisbury
- Salisbury Red Lion
- Salisbury Best Western