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70 Harnham Road , Salisbury, SP2 8JN
Conveniently situated on the A3094 within a short walk to Salisbury Cathedral, offering Wi-Fi access and ample parking. The Hotel is nestled amidst 1.5 acres of idyllic gardens by the banks of the rivers Avon and Nadder, this superb Victorian House provides effortless accessibility with an atmosphere of comfort and splendour. Boasting stunning Cathedral views, a stylish on-site restaurant, luxury accommodation, dedicated function provision, it is the perfect place from which to explore the delights of Salisbury and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside.

Each of the 38 en-suite rooms are stylishly furnished and decorated, reflecting the traditional charm of the building’s Victorian heritage. They all come fully equipped with all the modern comforts and conveniences one would expect from a hotel of this calibre, including Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, hairdryer, trouser press and hospitality tray. There are room types to suit all kinds of traveller, from luxury four-poster beds to three-bedroom family apartments.
With award-winning vistas over Grasmere’s gardens down to the rivers and across the water meadows to Salisbury Cathedral, the stylish Conservatory Restaurant is the perfect place for indulging one’s culinary palette. Specialising in classic British cuisine with eclectic international influences, dishes are freshly prepared using locally sourced produce wherever possible. Daily and Market Day specials feature along with themed evenings that are popular with hotel residents and regular guests from the locality. The Nadder Bar provides a great spot to unwind with a quaint Wiltshire Afternoon Tea or perhaps a glass of wine (or two) in the evening.

Originally built in 1896, this charming red-brick building has been lovingly converted and extended into a private hotel. Great care has been taken to ensure that it still retains the features and atmosphere of a traditional Victorian family home. The hotel is surrounded by 1.5 acres of mature gardens that slope down to the banks of the river. The towering beech trees and small woodland fir copse create the perfect backdrop to a peaceful and relaxing stay for both holidaymakers and business travellers alike.

Grasmere House Hotel is also a fantastic venue for corporate events and functions. The main conference suite can accommodate up to 110 delegates, whilst the River Rooms are ideally suited for board meetings, presentations and other smaller gatherings. It is not all business though; they also cater for a wide range of different events and special occasions. The hotel is licensed to host weddings and civil ceremonies and can provide a memorable indoor or outdoor setting for that most special of days. From lavish celebrations to smaller, more intimate affairs the hotel has the flexibility and the know-how to ensure that every detail runs as smoothly as possible.

The Grasmere House Hotel is located on the A3094 Harnham Road, on the south side of the City, just a few minute’s walk from the centre of Salisbury. Salisbury railway station is on the main London Waterloo line and is 20 minutes walk or a 7 minute taxi ride away. For those flying in, it’s a 90 minute drive from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and half an hour from Southampton and Bournemouth Airports.

There is never a shortage of things to do in Salisbury or the wider area of Wiltshire. The welcoming team at the Grasmere House Hotel will be happy to offer suggestions of places to visit or to assist in arranging day trips. Affectionately known as ‘The city in the countryside’, the majestic medieval city of Salisbury is one of the UK’s finest tourist destinations. Walking down its’ historic streets and alleyways, taking in the splendid half-timbered buildings and traditional English eating houses, it almost feels as if the past has come to life. Nowhere is this more evident than Salisbury Cathedral, towering as it does over the surrounding landscape. Over 750 years old, it features the tallest spire in Britain, Europe’s oldest working clock and the world’s best-preserved Magna Carta. This wonder of medieval architecture stands in the tranquil Cathedral Close, home to the award-winning Salisbury and south Wiltshire Museum, The Rifles military museum, Edward Heath’s Arundells, and the National Trust’s Mompesson House. What makes Salisbury truly unique is how effortlessly the old world combines with the new. Ever since the 13th Century Salisbury has been a thriving centre of commerce, from the vibrant Charter Market and Famers Market to the best in high-street names at Old George Mall. There is also a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, ranging from cosmopolitan pavement cafes and stylish eateries to welcoming inns and traditional country alehouses.

Outside of the city, the hills and valleys of South Wiltshire offer a variety of charming country towns and villages as well as many heritage sites. Standing proudly on Salisbury Plain is the iconic Stonehenge, a mysterious pre-historic monument of significant cultural importance. Wiltshire is also the home of some of the grandest stately homes and gardens in the UK, including the magnificent Wilton House, Longleat Safari and Adventure Park and the splendid Broadlands Estates. All of which are easily accessible from Grasmere House Hotel.
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80% recommended this accommodation to a friend 82% would stay again
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Beautiful plum tart with a stunning view to match.
The memory of eating a beautiful plum tart in great friendly staff and guest company, overlooking the gardens and pastoral cathedral scene, remains an experience that stands out of all the hotels I visited over different countries during the summer period. Miss it!

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Fiona G

From UK
Who stayed in July 2013

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GRASMERE HOTEL
Excellent accomodation, helpful staff , nice evening meal, cooked breakfast, loads of it, would have preferred cook to order , as buffet style was a little bit dry

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alan caine

From caistor, UK
Who stayed in July 2013

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midweek Stay
Hotel within walking distance of Salisbury Cathedral and the city centre. Set within lovely grounds overlooking the river and the cathedral meadows. Ample car parking space. The building is a bit tired and in need of upgrading in order to attract guests. Some areas are underused, particularly the conservatory which opens out onto a lovely terrace and is partly used as a breakfast room. This area could be utilised more fully as a restaurant with a view to attracting more local trade.
We had a very nice room overlooking the cathedral. Furniture a little dated but a modern bathroom with a good shower. Breakfast buffet was good and the dishes replenished when necessary. Didn't dine at the hotel so can't comment on the quality of the food.
Staff pleasant and helpful.

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Janet W

From Kidderminster, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

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Calm, quiet and wonderful space in the garden
A pile of dirty dishes was found on the floor of the stairs on my arrival (3 pm). I mentioned it to receptionist at 5 pm. Same pile at 11.30 pm when I came back from my business. Otherwise above my expectation.

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J Juhasz

From UK
Who stayed in June 2013

Travelling alone

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Comfortable
This is a very friendly comfortable hotel especially for someone with a disability. The situation is perfect. Wonderful views of the cathedral, river and fields. The bathrooms and bedrooms are all very large and comfortable. We return regularly. I would say that the one meal we had here was ok but average. The breakfast is quite good but I sadly didn't see any fresh fruit or couisants. I didn't wish to have the cooked breakfast so the alternatives were quite limited.

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Michael H

From Maidenhead, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

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Relaxing Visit in beautiful surroundings
When we arrived we found we had been upgraded to a room with a four poster bed and a lovely view across the lawn to the cathedral! Our room was very comfortable. We enjoyed the substantial breakfast the next morning in the conservatory.. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Our only complaint was that the weather could have been better for late May!

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Sharon E

From UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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The Grasmere - the hotel with a priceless view!
Book here and try to get a rear facing room. It will be worth every penny. Wonderful views across the river, sheep and lambs in the fields and then the spire of Salisbury cathedral. Superb! The room
itself was spacious, comfy beds, shower/bath, TV etc etc. It's a beautiful 10 minute walk to the cathedral, ideal to remove the excesses of a fresh cooked breakfast. Evening meal is not cheap but the quality and choice is really excellent. The service is first class and the staff all very friendly and helpful. This is the ideal hotel for Salisbuiry and the surrounding area. Plenty of on site free parking too! Patio and lawns overlooking the river and cathedral - perfect for an early evening drink.

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Tim M

From Ipswich, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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Had a relaxing time with my partner. staff freindly and helpfull,,room was clean.food amazing as well as beautiful views.
over all would say here again and recommend to friends.

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mark scott

From South Ockendon, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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Ideally situated for a walk into Salisbury; surrounded by lush gardens; very clean and friendly
Although the room was quite old-fashioned with its very dark wooden furniture, it was elegantly furnished with chinzy bedding and curtains and crisp clean sheets. The bathroom was very modern and well-equipped with lush towels, constant hot water and toiletries provided. There was need for a bit of redecorating even though our visit was at the beginning of the new holiday season. Only 11 mins walk to centre of Salisbury, surrounded by lush gardens and river running at the bottom of the garden.

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Debbie Gristwood

From Oxford, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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exquisit bedroom view
Gorgeous setting, plenty of parking, walking distance to the cathedral.

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Michael Oliver

From Cambridge, UK
Who stayed in April 2013

Couple

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