No Booking Fee, Secure Online booking, Price Promise
What's this?

Found the same room at a different price? Tell us, and we'll offer to match it.

Find out more

Reviews - Grasmere House Hotel

3AA Assessed Hotel Ratings explained
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.
Picture of Grasmere House Hotel, Salisbury at LateRooms Rollover image to see larger view. Rollover image to see larger view. Rollover image to see larger view.
Overall score Guest rating scores since October 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 81 reviews
  • Customer service
  • Cleanliness of accommodation
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly
80% recommended this accommodation to a friend 82% would stay again
Filter reviews by guests
  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

Good value stay in a traditional hotel
The hotel is a bit of a throwback to a time when floral carpets and a bit of chintz was the norm. But the bedrooms was spacious, the bed very comfortable, the breakfast good, and the service friendly. Rooms at therea have a lovely view over the water meadows to the cathedral.

Reviewed by
Alan H

From Swindon, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

With colleagues

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

A very nice hotel in a super location.

Reviewed by
Valerie M

From Castel, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

Shame about the service
Great location, very nice room, but, breakfast is chaos, it is served in a very small room, difficult to get out from tables to get your buffet breakfast. Tables usually missing items of cutlery, cups and saucers. The one evening meal we did have was not much better. Food was good but again table items were missing. A jug of water was supplied but no glasses, when asked for glasses the jug of water was taken away and returned with ice in it, still no glasses. A great lack of management presence and guidance to staff who do try their hardest to help. This was the 3rd time we have stayed here but it will be the last.

Reviewed by
Kevin C

From UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Couple

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

no bell hop service, no elevator, young staff, indifferent at the desk.
Had to schlepp heavy luggage up three floors, no one to help, even though the restaurant seemed to be overrun by young strong men who could have pitched in. Hotel seems to be run by stay away owners, young kids, inexperienced.
Wouldn't stay here again.

Reviewed by
l oldham

From New York, USA
Who stayed in August 2014

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

Enjoyable stay
Stayed for one night but was very satisfied. Really enjoyed the evening meal - I had duck on a bed of red cabbage which was delicious. Very comfortable bed and I like the Victorian style furnishings etc.

Reviewed by
C White

From Moretonhampstead, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

Room served its purpose and was clean. Communal areas old, drab, dirty, lots of cleaning staff hanging around on stairwells chatting and on phones. Barman slow and bar area a mess, table dirty. Conservatory in need on a freshen up. Breakfast service could be improved. Unfortunately whilst we had breakfast the fire alarm kept going off. Beautiful building and great potential. Lovely gardens.

Reviewed by
Lesley S

From Petworth, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

Family

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

not to bad but the hotel was tired looking and in need of some decoration.
Certainly wasn't worth the amount we paid and was discounted!! Would have been mortified if we had paid the full amount.

Reviewed by
C geoghegan

From Clacton on Sea, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

Dog friendly, helpful, would stay again
old fashioned style of hotel, which we liked

Reviewed by
A Hicks

From St Ives, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Couple

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

grasmere house June 2014
beautiful location, lovely room (standard twin) great breakfast and dinner, loads of parking.

Reviewed by
Emma T

From Ely, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Group of women

  • Customer service
  • Hotel cleanliness
  • Quality of room
  • Value for money
  • Quality of food
  • Family friendly

Grasmere House Hotel
Comfortable room, staff pleasant.

Reviewed by
Doreen S

From Andover, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

View Older Reviews

Reviews can only be left by customers of LateRooms who have booked and stayed at this property. All reviews are left in accordance with our conditions of posting.

All reviews posted are the opinions of people who have stayed at this accommodation, not of LateRooms.com. These opinions may vary greatly and should be considered alongside all the other information available for this property. If you have more questions regarding our guest reviews read our FAQS.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next