Best Western Red Lion Hotel ★☆☆
Standardized comfort in a 13C hotel in the center of Salisbury
In Europe, Best Western hotels are often like this—not a cookie-cutter property, but a historic building independently owned and operated that merely happens to license the franchise name. It's a great way to guarantee a familiar level of comfort (and standardized amenities) but still stay in a place that is utterly British.
In this case, that means a thirteenth century building in the midst of a shopping street in the heart of Salisbury.
The rooms are contemporary, but with whimsical touches, like mod-Victorian bathtubs, and timbered ceiling in some rooms. They vary greatly in size, some being quite cramped.
In the Victoria Room lounge you can enjoy afternoon tea by a brick fireplace under the heavy oaken beams.
The indoor breakfast room is dull, but when the weather is nice you can dine outside in the plant-bedecked courtyard. (You can skip the uninspired restaurant, though, and the boring bar; plenty of pubs in town.)Book it
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