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Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Rose & Crown was a very quaint hotel situated quite close to the Cathedral and centre. The bedrooms were comfortable and offered great views over the River Avon towards the Cathedral. The continental breakfast was adequate and the option of full English, taken of the first day was slightly disappointing. Not keen on hot food being served on cold plates. Very impressed with the Cathedral and a special mention for one of the official guides, Tony Markham, who was a font of knowledge.

Property does seem to be in need or modernisation in some areas although being such an old property I can see how keeping the style consistent could be of concern. modernisation has taken place in some areas. Staff friendly enough

Stayed in a room in the old part of the inn with a great river view. Lots of character and good size room and bathroom. Did struggle a little with getting hot water through to the bath and shower but then it is a very old building. Great location 15 min walk from Salisbury centre. Staff all very helpful and food in the restaurant very good too.

I'm not sure which Rose & Crown the previous reviewer visited but it doesn't sound like the one my wife and I have just left! The hotel was picturesque, spotlessly clean, rooms were light and airy and the views across the river to the cathedral were delightful. There was some landscaping work going on in order to tidy up the terrace and link it in to the new orangery but we were not disturbed in any way. I imagine that when the work is completed over the next few weeks it will create a delightful place to sit on the riverbank on a Summer day. Staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. We had a very pleasant drink in the bar overlooking the river served by a charming young waitress. Didn't try the restaurant but I'm sure we will on a future visit. Location, just five minutes walk from the cathedral grounds, is ideal

I found it really difficult selecting a hotel in Salisbury on Trip Advisor and eventually chose the Rose and Crown because of its location (next to the river) and looks - Grade 1 Tudor. What a mistake! The place is desperately in need of investment - and a complete refurbishment. The common rooms - restaurant and lounge - look as if they were last kitted out post-War. Cheap old furniture, lighting that might have graced the Presidential Palace in Bucharest in 1956, hideously designed carpets. The staff are fine - just such a shame that they have to try to deliver customer service in such a neglected establishment. This is certainly not a 4 star hotel. Two star would be generous. The money that is being spent seems to be focused on making it more of a wedding venue, with a new 'orangery' and outside patio facing the river. The whole place needs a complete makeover.

This review is overdue. For Christmas 3 of us decided that we would eat out for both Christmas Day and Boxing Day lunches. We reviewed a number of restaurants and hotels and finally selected the Rose and Crown. And what a great choice it turned out to be, great food, great service, great days! On Christmas Day there was some small admin issue, quickly sorted by the manager (and a free bottle of wine for us!) In summary, great food and service equals a great Christmas. Thanks to you all!

Room allocated was neither in the original building nor the extension, but somewhere in between facing the car park. Bathroom hot taps took several minutes to go from cold to lukewarm to hot. Room was spacious, nothing spectacular, but far enough away from the noise of the riverside building works. TV was small. Wifi erratic. Continental breakfast was adequate but charging extra for cooked breakfast seemed a bit rich. Evening meals were very good with no delays, though restaurant was sparsely populated. Very good location, being a shortish walk away from the cathedral.

I have stayed in many hotels and found this one almost at the top of the list. They have in my opinion the friendliest staff and the most helpful staff I have come across. The rooms were clean and of a reasonable size. The food was very nice and a good choice. The other thing in its favour is a large car park. The only thing that let it down slightly was the Wi-Fi which was not the fastest and you had to keep logging in. To be fair the staff had no control over this but everything they had control over was carried out to more than my expectations. The view from the dining area is magical with the swans on the river.

Really quirky hotel with lots of original features still apparent, and new add-ons. Bedroom was very comfortable and spacious. Very friendly and efficient staff. Good food, so overall the hotel offered very good value.

The room we stayed in was in bad need of renovation, the bathroom especially, which looks like it has been tiled by a 4 year old and then never cleaned. Black mould is evident in many places including the grout lines of the tiles and around the window which has clearly been left open to hide the strong smell of damp, most likely caused by the omission of an extractor fan. The cold water from the basin tap runs warm for about a minute before going cold and is cloudy in the glass when you want to drink it. There is a sign warning of the water pressure when you turn the tap on, however this is a simple adjustment for even the novice plumber. The carpets in the hallway leading to the rooms are in desperate need of a clean. The lining paper on the bedroom ceiling has come away at the seams. The skirting boards have finger-thick dust along the tops. The beds are too narrow. Although the view of the cathedral is very pleasant, the overall quality of this room leaves much to be desired.

Harnham Road Salisbury England

Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum and Salisbury Cathedral. This 34-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Also close to this Harnham hotel are Bishop's Palace and College of Matrons.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


The 34 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and express check-out. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, a garden, and wedding services.

Room options

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 835 reviews