We stayed for a couple of nights. The hotel is in a very old building that must date back from the 18th century so it has all the charm of such a place and also all the problems which previous reviewers have mentioned; uneven floors and thin walls where you are at the mercy of your neighbours. There was music coming from the restaurant but this finished at about 11:30pm on the nights we stayed and was not too intrusive. The room we stayed in was lovely; quirkily decorated with a free bottle of wine and a nespresso coffee maker. Comfortable bed too. The staff are not always at reception but by wondering into the bar we could always find someone to help and they were always friendly and helpful. On the second day there were no more nespresso pods in our room. When I went down to request some, they apologized that a delivery had not come in and arranged for two coffees to be delivered to the room for free. Good food (quality and quantity) and service in the restaurant which was moderately expensive but we thought it was still good value and returned the second night. Even on a Wednesday and Thursday the place was full of locals which is always a good sign.
What else to say? The place is across the road from the cathedral grounds and you can park at the Mercure hotel (The White Heart) next door for £10 per night (they seemed quite happy with this when I went in to pay). Great place to stay but probably not for you if you are very sound sensitive or want to go to bed at 10pm; but if you want somewhere quirky and memorable, highly recommended.
Overall one of the highlights of our short trip south and we would definitely return if we went that way again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of historic Salisbury, The Chapter House comprises a cosy steakhouse restaurant, friendly pub and 17 comfortable letting rooms. It lies within easy reach of some of Southern England's most important landmarks. The stone for the Salisbury Cathedral, a mere five minute walk away, was cut in what is now the restaurant, making the hotel's initial construction almost 800 years old. Some of the original stone and ironwork is still left exposed inside the property. The 17 boutique en-suite rooms are all unique and quirky, some with original panelling and fireplaces and all with fluffy goose down duvets, Egyptian cotton linen, luxurious H2K toiletries and flatscreen TVs. The Chapter House boasts a bustling restaurant and grillhouse where flame grilled steaks, a la carte dining and hearty pub food are served in an ambient environment. The perfect base when visiting Wiltshire's historic sites, The Chapter House is also an ideal stop over en route to the coast or as a home-from-home option when on a business trip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lazy Cow Hotel Salisbury