We stayed here for 2 nights in October. We chose this hotel based on Tripadvisor comments and its location in Salisbury. We found it very easy to find but we did print off a Google detailed town map first! Turn right out of the car park, straight over the large roundabout and you are on the road direct to Stonehenge - easy peasy. Turn left out of the car park and the town centre is straight ahead. You cannot miss the cathedral spire!
Nice welcome at reception and along the corridors to the back of the hotel to a large spacious room with the obligatory teddy bear. Unpacking we found there were no drawers to place clothes - extraordinary given the size of the room. Good sized bathroom, pity about the last occupant's hairs on the floor. Oh, and why are all the mirrors positioned for Hobbit sized people? Over 5' 10" and you need to stoop to see yourself!
The front building is pretty, an old house but that is not the main hotel. The rooms are very plain and simple. Walking past the conference rooms we detected a smell reminiscent of school dinners or hospital food and our room was a bit musty too.
As the weather was bad we ate in the dining room both nights. The service was pleasant and efficient and the food was good value except the salad with the sea bass never arrived, a minor point as I probably would not have eaten it anyway. Expecting 2 small fillets I was pleasantly surprised to see a whole fish on the plate.
The bar is situated in what would have been the old house downstairs rooms so a more luxurious feel. Unfortunately it was very quiet both nights so no atmosphere.
Breakfast in the dining room was good and you could have almost anything you wanted. The self-service toaster either warmed the bread or cremated it. However, any hotel that terminates breakfast at 9am needs to re-evaluate this ridiculous policy particularly as all the guests we saw were on holiday and not business types.
Check out was very nicely handled with a smile and overall the staff were very good here including the cleaners who all smiled and said hello as they passed.
We have just one gripe which spoiled our stay a little. While reversing out of the parking space, a silver Range Rover came hurtling into the car park (far too fast) and parked directly behind us in front of the path to the main doors. The driver was clearly aware he was making it difficult for us to reverse out - he stared at us - but simply sat there. After a couple of manoeuvres we had to drive the opposite way right into the car park to turn around. He walked off into the hotel and we strongly suspect he may well be the owner.
The staff are good, the food is good value but the hotel itself is very, very average indeed. We paid £98 per night for bed and breakfast.
We would not return here.
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- Also Known As:
- Milford Hall Salisbury
- Hotel Milford Hall