Fantastic location in the town centre. We ate at a gorgeous restaurant about 2 mins away (The Chapter House) and were spoiled for choice along the way! It's a short walk from practically everything, and there are several car parks nearby.
The hotel itself is very interesting. We entered a courtyard where a singer was performing. Lovely little area by the bar, cobbles and plants all around, which made me forget I was in a city centre.
The hotel clearly has a lot of history, there was a rustic feel to it, and information about some of the ancient furniture on display (eg the skeleton clock in reception).
Service at reception was friendly, no frills. We were directed to our room and found it easily enough. When we booked, I had requested parking, but was informed that this cost £15 per night! The receptionist advised that the carpark (only a few metres away) was free between 6pm and 8am, so we opted for that.
The room was quite simple, but had a bit of character. An old fireplace, exposed beams, and a stunning bed which looked to be hand-carved a long long time ago. Unfortunately, the mattress didn't fit the bed, and overhung by about 6 inches, which made my boyfriend very uncomfortable as he was worried he'd roll off.
The bathroom was simple but clean, and they'd added a non-slip mat for the shower, which you don't always see.
The room also came with details of the hotel's history, which made for an interesting pre-bedtime read.
Unfortunately, we didn't sleep too well. The room was very warm, the bed creaky, and because of the overhanging mattress, we ended up overcompensating and sleeping as far to the other side as possible. The walls must have been quite thin too, as I could hear the people next door getting into their creaky bed!
We booked this hotel as we were only staying one night, and it was one of the cheapest rooms available in Salisbury. At £80 per night, it wasn't very cheap, but compared to the surrounding area, it wasn't bad either (most rooms were over £100 per night when we booked).
They charge £13 per person for breakfast, which we skipped, as the last time I paid that much for breakfast I was in a London airport.
The parking was extortionate at £15 per night, especially as there the hotel backs onto a free carpark! The only issue there was that we had to get up to move the car before 8am, which would have been a pain if we were staying longer than one night.
Overall, it was a nice hotel, and not bad value. If we were staying for a few nights or a week then we'd probably choose somewhere with thicker walls and better parking. less