Ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Leesburg, VA

Posted Mar 1, 2015
Exceeded my expectations; great location; exceptional service and very nice breakfast.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dorset

a looks nice from the outside hotel, in city.

Posted Dec 16, 2014
Pros: location
Cons: a major refurb
Location: city centre
£102 for a room for 1 night, nothing else, a tad over the top as room was luke warm, bathroom very small, and decoration pretty shoddy. Many doors and narrow stairs to lug your baggage through. We stayed on one of the first cold nights of this winter and interesting to note that the room, and corridor, heating was off in the morning probably coinciding with the extra demand for hot water. When I queried this with the receptionist on leaving I received a blank look. One good thing is the public car park around the corner is free over night, charging from 8am, so you can buy a ticket the night before which starts at 8am the next day, giving time for a lie in to get warm.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Southern England

Charming period hotel in the heart of Salisbury

Posted Nov 12, 2014
Pros: Nice cosy hotel with period charm and full of character. Lovely staff, helpful and cheerful.
Cons: Low water pressure. Probably typical for an historic city centre, a friend at a neighbouring hotel found the same; just allow longer for a shower.
Location: The hotel is in the heart of the historic city, adjacent to the main market square and a short walk to the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral.
The Red Lion is a charming hotel with period features, old beams, sloping walls and squeaky floorboards. The staff are friendly and welcoming. My room was very comfortable with all the facilities you would expect. The hotel has a fantastic position in the centre of Salisbury, leave the hotel and you are straight into the shopping centre and surrounded by history.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from london

Excellent location, but needs some tlc

Posted Aug 31, 2014
A beautiful period building in the centre of Salisbury, which we were able to settle into after a struggle to find a car park. Room a good size and beds comfy but in need of sprucing up and a new lick of paint.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Bath UK

Could be great,,,

Posted Aug 26, 2014
Pros: very little
Cons: Total revamp, new management.
Location: Salisbury interesting historical city.
Well the staff were terse,, apart from one. Didnt feel very welcomed at all,, he nice one was there in the morning. The main problem was the quite ridiculous price,,, Ive stayed in better Premier Inn's for less than a quarter of the cost. It does have a little old world charm, but not enough to justify the cost. The Four poster bed was stuffed into a tiny room,,, the decoration was woeful, my partner described it as something your Granny would have done!! The Bathroom wasnt cleaned properly,,, the bath was mucky,, the tiles unwashed. The glasses not clean. The plastic floor looked like something out of a mortuary..... The hotel is old for sure but the amount of noise and creaky floors from other rooms is simply a nightmare! a coach and horses couldnt drag me back!! Rip off.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Vancouver

Pleasant hotel with a good central location.

Posted Aug 4, 2014
Pros: The hotel date back several hundred years although of course it has been updated a number of times. It has "character".
Location: Many pubs, restaurants, and stores within walking distance. The cathedral housing The Magna Carta is also nearby
We enjoyed our stay. The staff were great and the service at restaurant and bar was very good. The location is central and parking is nearby and inexpensive.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by santosh, hira k

Good value room & excellent bar menu

Posted Apr 28, 2014
Pros: Bar staff, bar menu, quality of food, good value room rate
Cons: Decor furniture and fittings in bar and rooms
Location: City centre but good quiet location
Hotel decor etc is very dated but we only stayed one night and the bedroom was large and comfy and good value for the rate paid through Expedia. We had dinner in the bar and there was a very good selection and the quality of the meal we ordered was also very good. The Spanish lady serving in the bar was very friendly and efficient, and despite being overworked as she seemed to be doing everything without support, was really the ultimate professional. We would definitely stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Helen from Somerset

Wonderful hotel in the centre of the city.

Posted Apr 27, 2014
Pros: It's style overall.
Cons: Shower facilities.
Location: Close to everything you need, public transport all at hand if needed and a car park behind hotel, theirs is very limited and costly.
Love the hotel, old fashioned in style, but that is how it should be with the beams and sloping floors. Just how I remember it as a child 25years ago. Very clean and fresh, only issue was the shower, not particularly powerful. Staff very friendly and helpful. Wish we were staying longer.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Perfect Location for me

Posted Apr 2, 2014
Cons: Internet access was not working.
Location: Salisbury Cathedral, tour bus pickup for Stonehenge and Old Sarum
Red Lion was in walking distance to great restaurants and local attractions. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable of area.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Emmanuel Cazeau from Montreal

Hotel de charme !

Posted Dec 6, 2013
Pros: Son charme ancien, son synaptique jardin intérieur.
Location: Visiter la ville, l'hotel est situé en plein centre.
Magnifique hotel, immeuble ancien, bien entretenu, vraiment très charmant. idéal pour séjourner dans cette ville. Bien localisé, personnel courtois.