Wonderful, quirky hotel with a fabulous courtyard but the parking..........
Great location in the centre of Salisbury. We stayed midweek (Monday to Thursday) so it was fairly quiet. Breakfast was great, cooked to order and the one evening meal we had here was really good but,... more
Great location in the centre of Salisbury. We stayed midweek (Monday to Thursday) so it was fairly quiet. Breakfast was great, cooked to order and the one evening meal we had here was really good but, even though I notified them well in advance that I have Coeliac's and lactose intolerance, there were no dessert choices available for me. That rather spoiled the first evening as the chef had guaranteed that they would be able to accomodate my dietary needs. So we dined out the other nights. Also the menu choices were quite limited generally but they were having discussions about extending it.
The room was comfortable although the stairs getting to it were rather steep and there were a lot of doors to negotiate (a bit of a problem when you are on crutches). The view out of the window was poor, straight into a tiny yard where the air conditioning unit was located, but we were so tired each evening that the noise from it didn't disturb us.
Staying in such an old building you expect quirks that a modern hotel wouldn't have and we rather enjoy those but the parking.... We prebooked a space for 3 nights and were not warned just how tiny the spaces are. We have a Kia Sportage and the distance between the columns meant that I had to get out before my husband parked and he had to squeeze out of his door to avoid damaging it (neither of us are large people) and then we had issues getting into the boot to get our luggage as he had to reverse in. There are only 7 spaces and only 3 are fairly open ie no columns but those were always taken (some were staff cars). The car park right next to the hotel costs £10 for 24 hrs but seemed quite safe (we noticed motorbikes left overnight that weren't damaged or stolen) so, if you have a larger car or trouble parking then that might be a better option. less
William Weis, General Manager at Best Western Salisbury Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your recent stay. I am pleased to let you know we have since launched our new menu and have increased our gluten free and vegan options for starters, main courses and even our desserts.
I do hope you will be able to come back and visit us again in the future.