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Best Western Red Lion Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a birthday present from my wife. We had no worries about the recent nerve agent attack. (Trust the press to blow the whole thing out of proportion!!) The hotel was brilliant. Staff helpful, we had booked a car parking slot at the hotel, we arrived early and could not find any space in the the city carparks, parking was free for the time being as a result of the attack. The receptionist very kindly let us in to the hotel park three hours early. The room was very comfortable and extremely clean. Our night was slightly disturbed by machinery outside our window. Food was superb. Rarely have I had lamb so beautifully cooked and presented.Our waiter was very cheerfull and attentive. Breakfast? Suffice to say it was the only meal of the day. We would certainly recommend The Red Lion to our friends.

We have just spent two nights with friends in Salisbury and booked this hotel. Room 19 is very olde world and comfy. We had a Travelzoo deal and had a three course meal on night one ... lovely food indeed and good service. Breakfast very good - self service, but happy to take an order for something a tad different if required. Will definitely return, as lovely hotel and welcoming city too. Do visit the Cathedral and the surrounding area, it is stunning. We also did Stonehenge on this trip

Stayed there 9th April using the Travelzoo voucher , excellent value for Bed, Breakfast, Evening meal and glass of Prosecco. Nice old hotel large comfee bed with old worldy charm. Very friendly and attentive staff. The meal in the restaurant was excellent, although disappointed that they had run out of the fish starter. Well presented and good quality food and not rushed which is what we like.Breakfast was again good quality and lots of choice. Parking was the only tricky bit but parked at the Culver St car park just a 5 mins walk away which was free due to the current situation in Salisbury. Would have given a 5 rating but some areas of the hotel could do with a little updating.

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Local to Salisbury so know most of the options that are available. The lounge where coffee is served is very comfortable and it is a great place to relax. The ambience is lovely. I am a frequent visitor for coffee for the reasons mentioned earlier but importantly it also tastes very good. Also the food menu has a wide range of choice. It is the team however that really make the difference and are effectively lead by Goldie. Special mention for Claudiu who with his pleasant manner provides excellent customer service and Alex for his friendly approach. Would definitely recommend and like me you will probably become a regular customer when in Salisbury.

Excellent Afternoon Tea. 18th Birthday. Friendly efficient staff.we had our tea in The Dining Room, very spacious. Also full of character.We will return hopefully on my Birthday would recommend for Afternoon tea parties. Good value

Great hotel. Centrally located. Friendly staff. Tremendous character and heritage in the hotel. However, it got very noisy once the bars let out. Try and get a room away from the Main Street if at all possible. We would go back however.

Staff here are excellent with an on fashioned politeness not often seen these days. I had a family room which was huge with very comfortable beds. I don't often sleep well when away from home but I did here. The shower did sound a bit like a helicopter taking off and I was worried I would wake the whole hotel but a colleague in a nearby room didn't hear a thing so thanks to the thick walls! Evening meals in the bar and breakfast were great you can even ignore the cheesy music playing in the background (instrumental versions of classic songs) and put this down to part of the old fashioned charm. Unfortunately the Red Lion was fully booked when I tried to book it for the following 2 weeks stays and I had to stay in a much inferior hotel but I will be returning as soon as I can.

I stayed there for one night with my bf . We came there for Easter weekend . The location is great. Ladies on the reception were really nice and friendly. We’ve got room number 12. But my bf wasn’t happy. He went to speak to reception. At this time I had time to explore the room. Bathroom - one of the most important places ) there were tiny black hair, the wall wasn’t washed properly, and there was dust on the top of the curtains. The room was changed . We moved to the room number 27. It was better. I think the price is a little bit high. But it was that bad to stay there . The bed was comfortable and the bedding was clean.

My wife and me stayed at the Red Lion in early March, booking ahead of the current cause of media interest. This Hotel was built to house the Architects of Salisbury Cathedral, so it's history goes back a bit. indicative of the 1220 Bar. We'd never seen inside the Cathedral which prompted our trip. Spent a lot of time researching the numerous hotels available, the choice in the Red Lion was time well spent. Took advantage of secure parking within the Hotel, probably unnecessary, but handy. The accommodation, a twin bed room at the front of the Hotel was comfortable, clean and warm. We had a B & B deal, lovely buffet breakfast bar, so much choice. We had dinner for three nights in the Restaurant, the service and food quality was superb. I can thoroughly recommend the Red Lion as a base for visiting he area

Milford Street Salisbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Salisbury Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Salisbury Cathedral is a short stroll from Best Western Red Lion Hotel, and other popular attractions like Old Sarum are within a few miles (5 km). This 60-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Salisbury, the hotel is also a short walk from Salisbury Museum and Cathedral Close.


In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a gastropub. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is available for a fee.


The 60 rooms have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, coffee makers, and ironing boards. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Red Lion Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a porter/bellhop. Self parking is available for GBP 15.00 per night. Friendly staff can provide a safe deposit box at the front desk, and also offer advice about sightseeing. This smoke-free hotel also has wedding services.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1077 reviews