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Grasmere House Hotel
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Salisbury
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Excellent restaurant for functions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

I recently organised a dinner for 27 people at the Grasmere House Hotel. It was an enormous success, thanks in no small part to the excellent food and service. I have had loads of compliments on the quality of the food, and am happy to pass them on.

The Grasmere does not pretend to be glitzy or flash, but it does have Salisbury Soul and a warm heart. Highly recommended.

I can't comment on the rooms, as we only ate there.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here on business for a week - the house itself is large and has an old English country feel/style inside the foyer and lounge. The rooms are more modern, with TV, tea/coffee, hairdryer, ironing board etc. The hotel has all the facilities you would need - my room had a great view looking out over the River Avon and Salisbury Cathedral. For breakfast they offer a buffet with fruit, cereal and full cooked English (with extras cooked upon request). Room service was also well priced and good food. Plenty of car parking, close proximity to the city centre & free wifi. The best part of my stay were the staff - everyone on reception, the cleaners and the manager were all very friendly and made us feel welcome - they remembered who we were and asked us how our jobs were going on a daily basis. Nothing was too much for them and because of this I would definitely consider staying here again when I return to Salisbury.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have stayed here twice now. the first time was for leisure, this time was for business. The Hotel is in a very good spot that is quiet, with a great view of the Salisbury Cathedral. The staff is first rate, and the room was very spacious, with very good WIFI speed.

I had to make a change, and the front desk explained to me how to change it through Booking.com, and to have them call the front desk if needed. The change was remarkably painless, and without any fees.

Excellent location for a couples retreat, and for those who like to walk, and see the sights.

Room Tip: If a view is important to you, mention it. Not all rooms have a view of the Cathedral.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed only one night and were given a large comfortable room with a view over the garden across the river to the cathedral. This was during the severe weather and the river had crept over the bank into the garden where ducks were swimming. Breakfast was ok, but as it was a buffet service the hot food was just warm. I prefer my bacon and eggs piping hot. Overall though good value and good location for the city sights

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bude, Cornwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

I travel a lot for business and normally get booked into one of the usual corporate chains for my overnight stays, but for whatever reason tonight I ended up at an independent the "Grasmere House Hotel" in Salisbury. With the corporate chains, you kind of know what you are going to get, but with an independent hotel it's always a bit of a lottery so I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of what this hotel has to offer.

The hotel has a superb location and as per the other reviews, you could describe some areas of the hotels as "Tired" but only if you walk around studying the carpets. For me, I don't give a monkeys if the carpets are patterned rather than being a solid colour that accents the curtains..... at the end of the day this doesn't make any difference to my quality of stay. What is important to me is the feeling you get staying in a hotel, and this is where this hotel scores big. The location is second to none with views over the river to Salisbury Cathedral.

The food is also fantastic and this was helped by the attentive but not intrusive nature of the staff who seem to appear out of nowhere once you have finished a course to remove your plate and shortly replace it with your next course.

I am not sure how the management of this hotel recruit their staff, but I would love to know the secret. Every single person I dealt with from reception, restaurant and the bar were fantastic and I had a great time in chatting to them.

From a business point of view, the WiFi (and also hardwired) internet is free and runs at about 8mb, there is full DVB TV recep and rooms also have irons and ironing boards in them.

In short, I would recommend this hotel to anyone who rates service, amenities and a warm welcome over the aesthetics of modern interior design. Will def be booking back in again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

You can be confident of a happy time here. The staff went out of their way to make every aspect of our stay as happy as possible. The room was lovely - a superior room, huge bed (bit soft) and great view of the cathedral. The restaurant food was extremely good. If you want negatives the only thing I could say is that the decor could do with a little freshening up here and there.

Room Tip: a superior room was genuinely superior!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Thank you all so much for heling to make it a wonderful festive time of the year.
The staff and management were excellant, food excellant, accodation excellant and the area excellant as its so close to the Cathedral.
I would recomend any one to take a visit as i'm sure they would say the same. Our dogs were more than welcome here with plenty of space but not a teenage place for partying xxxx

Room Tip: large rooms and beds. doudle sinked bathrooms. lovely veiws of the cathedral and river avon. staff...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Grasmere House Hotel
Address: 70 Harnham Road, Salisbury SP2 8JN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Salisbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grasmere House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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