Ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by American expat from Plymouth, UK
Too cold in winterPosted Jan 4, 2014
Pros: Staff and room cleanliness.
Cons: Keep guests warmer in the winter.
Great location near central Salisbury. However, room is not heated enough in winter. We were cold all night. Since heating is central, it was not possible to adjust heat. Blanket was not warm enough to compensate. Room was clean. Large bathroom en suite. Good English breakfast in the morning. Staff was charming and helpful.
for Everyoneby Victoria from Cardiff
Weekend visit to see familyPosted Oct 21, 2013
Pros: Simplicity and cleanliness which is comfortable. The price is reasonable for the central location.
Cons: The facilities are fine but not special, it could be more homely.
Location: It is a quick walk to town and the Cathedral from the B&B, with local transport close by for trips to Stonehenge or the new forest.
Considering it is close to town the B & B is very restful and the access although set back was easy to find because the manager did call to ask us when we were arriving for staff to be on hand. Returning late at night was easy too, because the local taxi dropped us at the door which was really helpful in the dark rather than the gates. It is a convenient location and friendly for a place to stay whilst visiting Salisbury.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Alabare is a nice place to stayPosted Sep 19, 2013
Wanting a budget overnight stay in Salisbury, I decided on Alabare Guest House. It was close to the city centre, in fact only 10 minutes walk away. The guest house was easy to find and the (free) parking provided felt safe and secure. I was checked in by a very polite gentleman and shown to my room, which was basic but clean and comfortable. My 'private bathroom' was located just down the corridor, and again was clean and acceptable. I think the house belongs to some kind of religious community (my room was adjacent to a chapel), but there was no 'churchy' feel or anything like that. I felt it was a peaceful and quiet place to stay, miles away from the brash busy and noisy (and expensive) downtown hotels which so often disappoint me. Next morning an excellent cooked breakfast was served by two efficient and friendly young people (? Polish nationals) in a quasi communal dining room. Other guests were ready to share tables and engage in conversation and all in all my impression was that this guest house imparted a friendly relaxed atmosphere for the guests staying there. As a reasonably priced overnight stay, I would thoroughly recommend this guest house. It has a nice feel, and is quiet and peaceful with friendly staff.
for Everyoneby Jo from Australia
Great Location, secure parkingPosted Aug 20, 2013
Pros: Secure parking, friendly staff, walking distance to all Salisbury sites.
Cons: It was hot in our room and a little hard to sleep but then again UK was having a hot summer.
Location: Cathedral stunning. City superb. Plenty of attractions within an easy drive for day or half day trips eg canal boat rides, Stonehenge, castle ruins.
We had left booking till quite late so were very happy with the price this venue offered. We were using a hire car so needed parking which was no problem and it was secured so a bonus being able to leave some of our luggage in the vehicle. Very well located religious retreat used as B&B when no retreats. No complaints other than not being aware of shared bathroom facilities before arrival.
by BlueGoose900 from Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
Ok but not great.......Posted Aug 16, 2013
Pros: Location and security
Cons: Staff 'coldness' and lack of en-suite in our room
Location: only 5 or 10 mins walk from Salisbury central
The Alabare is a funny little place! it is quiet, and well located for central Salisbury - less than 10 minutes walk to the centre. Salisbury has lots of places to eat and plenty of interesting shops - oh and a massive cathedral which is quite stunning. The Alabare is quite secure as it has an electronically controlled access gate. The room was quite small (and fairly hot too!) but the bed was comfortable. I was quite surprised that the room did not have en-suite facilities (maybe this was my fault when I was booking it!) as this is pretty standard these days. The staff were efficient but lacked any kind of warmth - so you did not feel you could easily approach them. The breakfast was adequately 'ok' but nothing special! In a nut-shell - a small, quirky, independent B&B (this is not a hotel!) which could improve with a little investment and better staff attitude. Personally, we would not go again.
Recommendedby Stampe from DK
Posted Aug 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very high quality all over - but noisy trains.
for Familiesby DD from Jericho, VT
Good for a short stay.Posted Jul 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
The owners were quite friendly and helpful, and they served a wonderful breakfast. The Alabare Guest House was a short taxi ride from the train station. The room was warm due to no A/C, and the mattresses were worn making for an uncomfortable night's sleep. This bed and breakfast would be good for a short stay.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from USA
Pleasant respitePosted May 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
I found the hosts to be friendly and helpful and the room was fine--would have liked a desk but not a serious flaw. the hotel is an easy few minutes to the Cathedral close and town and the price is significantly less than most of the other offerings...good value!
Recommendedby gander from Torquay
Very good.Posted May 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby A verified traveler
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