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Reviews - Grasmere House Hotel

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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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Excellent hotel, lovely location. Sevice and food second to none.

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Michael G

From Milton Keynes, UK
Who stayed in March 2013

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Nice sized room, beautifully decorated with a lovely view of Salisbury Cathedral. Would stay again.
Friendly and helpful staff throughout the hotel. Great place to take our small jack russell as nice walk around the Cathedral grounds. The superior room was a nice size and with doors opening out onto a paved area and grounds down to the river made a good place to take our dog.

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Malcolm S

From Dorchester, UK
Who stayed in March 2013

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bathroom was very poor

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fredrick g

From UK
Who stayed in February 2013

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Grasmere
A reasonable quality hotel in an expensive area. Staffed by foreign staff which did occasionally slow communication down. Nonetheless a comfortable stay.

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D Apps

From UK
Who stayed in February 2013

Travelling alone

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Value for money if you never eat at the hotel
Staff were very nice and helpful. Bar tiny and the draught lager sits in the pipe for days when the bar is not busy. There are some odd smells from the corridor. The evening meals are not bad, but not great either. The English breakfast is shocking, every order was wrong. Sausages are two spicy for breakfast. Pouched egg had raw egg white, scrambled egg had something like a chicken hair in it, everything was covered in a chopped green herb and no matter what I requested I received a full plate of beans. Bacon sandwich was part toasted bread, with greasy oven baked bacon in it. Tried to give them another chance with a second night stay, not sure I can sacrifice food for the price again. The room and internet are quite cheap but not cheap enough to starve

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Wayne M

From UK
Who stayed in January 2013

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Quaint hotel with beautiful views over the river, easy walking distance to town centre and Cathedral, will definately stay here again when in the area, stayed here in Jan would imagine in the summer the terrace would be lovely to enjoy a drink/meal

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Frank C

From Glossop, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

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Weekend break
Good location for the city centre and great free parking. Pleasing room with good facilities.

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brian s

From cricklade, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

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Good clean room and good value for a family room. Breakfast okay but fairly standard.

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I Hill

From Wolverhampton, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

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Good location
This hotel is an ideal location for exploring Salisbury, it's not in the town centre, but easy walking distance from the Cathedral and good views of the river.
The decor etc is a bit dated, but clean and spacious. Buffet breakfast ok, but nothing special.

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Hannah W

From UK
Who stayed in December 2012

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Very nice hotel too stay, helpful staff and good room service, nice and clean would defently reccomend!! Thanks

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charlotte goodger

From Sunbury on Thames, UK
Who stayed in December 2012

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