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“ANOTHER GOOD BIRTHDAY WEEKEND” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Salisbury
Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“ANOTHER GOOD BIRTHDAY WEEKEND”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

Spent a birthday weekend here for the second time and everything was great again. Six of us stayed and the rooms were all good and quiet at night. We had dinner in the restaurant and the food was lovely although a few vegetables would have made it even better. The hotel is well placed to look around the shops and bars and there is a market close by on saturday. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. We picked up a good deal on line and were all happy with the value for money. We will return.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

A hotel with history and a great location in the centre of Salisbury. The rooms are varied as you can see from the website- we upgraded to a superior with Elizabethan style brocaded furnishings and decent space.The breakfasts were freshly cooked to order, and good quality produce. Friendly service and good value.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

I was visiting Salisbury on business at the beginning of March. What I liked about the hotel was its charm. It is a quirky grouping of buildings that date back to somewhere around the 13th century. This is not your cookie cutter, modern hotel. The lady who checked us in was very nice, however the bar and cafe staff seemed less than pleased whenever my group of colleagues and I met in the public areas (there were 7-10 of us, and I guess we could get a little noisy). I liked the coffee/tea facilities in the room. I hate hotels that think that warming water through a coffee machine is adequate for making tea. Here at the Red Lion, they provided a kettle and both a tea pot and a french press, so that you didn't have tea flavoured coffee or vice versa. What didn't I like? I had a twin room, and the mattresses on both beds were old and sad, they sagged and left me with a sore back. The water pressure for the shower head was almost non-existant. It was bearly enough to wash the soap from my hair.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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N Ireland
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242 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Ware, England
Level Contributor
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
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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