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“Overnight stay during road trip.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel

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BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Salisbury
N Ireland
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242 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Overnight stay during road trip.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Arriving at the address as per the sat nav the car park was around the rear of the hotel which meant having to trail the cases through road works some 600 hundred metres. An entrance at the rear would have improved first impressions. The booking in and stay was easy being a rewards club member I got an upgrade to a pleasant and clean room. Breakfast was pleasant in the conservatory. The check out was easy and at this stage I was shown how to reduce the baggage trail by going though the small underground car park. Looking on the outside I could see no signs that indicated this was available.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

It's an okay hotel. Feels very classic which is not really my bag... Could do with modernisation.

A few nice touches- some nice mini cakes in the room but the little things like a poorly hung TV in the bedroom ruins it.

Food was pretty meh. Over flavoured for the gnocchi and too dry for the terrine . Cheese cake was great however.

Service and staff are fine bit overall a fussy feel about the place that meant it lacked any ambiance or vibe.

Clean overall.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

No parking, receptionist with no ideas, shower boiling hot trickle or boiling hot trickle, bulb hanging out in bathroom. Need I go on. Haven't even gone to bed yet and might not but for what I've paid for this I need to get something out if it. Will never use best western again. I travel the country with Luton town every season and this is the worst hotel I've ever used

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank didley1968
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Ware, England
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at the Red Lion between 21 and 23 February. It proved to be a real treat. The hotel is reputedly the oldest hotel in England. The staff on reception were all friendly and very helpful. Our room, though lacking a view was most comfortable, spacious and clean. The bar felt less like a hotel bar and more like a comfortable local. The Red Lion is within a few minutes walk from the Cathedral and historic core of Salisbury. Whilst there is little space to park at the hotel, there were car parks within a couple of minutes walk. The Red Lion looked and felt like a hotel in an ancient town should, comfortable, welcoming, a little worn here and there but a welcome and cheerful place to return after a day exploring the city.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fawley, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Had a lovely afternoon tea at the Red Lion. Wonderful characterful place. Thought the lounge area was reminiscent of an old 'Smoking Club' and I also liked the bright interior conservatory area and the dining room. Tea consisted of a selection of sandwiches, scones, brioche and croissants with butter, jam and cream, plus a selection of biscuits, tarts and cakes. To drink, a choice of tea or coffee and mulled wine and Prosecco. Very pleasant and unhurried way to spend a good part of the afternoon.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kimbayley
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed for two nights last weekend and were hugely impressed with the helpfulness of staff, 'sympathetic for the age of the building' room decor, cleanliness of rooms and for allowing us to store our bags there both before check-in and after check-out.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel

Property: BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel
Address: 4 Milford Street, Salisbury SP1 2AN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Salisbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Salisbury
Best Western Salisbury
Salisbury Best Western
Salisbury Red Lion

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