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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Another pleasant stay at Sarum College. It's rather like a University hall of residence but it's cheap, clean, unbeatable location for the city centre, and great views of the cathedral from some of the rooms. Granted parts of it are shabby, a bit of re-decoration and some new carpets would certainly not go amiss, and you'll have to manage without...

Thank Michael K
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Its really fab they are very friendly and its right in the middle of Salisbury and the Cathedral with parking to which is a mega bonus. I've been lots of times (used to go to Salisbury when I was little to visit my Aunty so its very dear to me) It's a gorgeous place and the views of the cathedral...

Thank casey7862016
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here when working in the area to save a trip home. Excellent warm welcome, friendly service and just the job for a overnight stop. Value for money at the price, and although my room was basic (no en suite shower or tv) it was spotlessly clean and ideal for my needs, with the added bonus of a wifi connection....

Thank Paul C
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

An amazing place to stay. Wonderful building. We had a room on 4th floor which gave stunning views of cathedral.Breakfast excellent.Location means you are right in centre of Salisbury to start your day. We were allowed to leave our car so free parking a bonus. nb this is not guaranteed but we were there on a Friday before Bank Holiday...

Thank Colin E
Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Superb place just across the road from Salisbury Cathedral. Free parking in the middle of town was definitely a bonus. Very friendly welcome and service throughout. Yes, the interiors of the rooms are a little undated in places, but everything was clean. Breakfast was good with plenty of options. Very good value stay!

Thank dannyflags
CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am pleased to say that we are about to start working on our guest rooms in the Baker Wing to redecorate and improve their bath & shower facilities. I encourage those who wish to stay at Sarum to contact us directly (hospitality@sarum.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1722 424800) so that we can offer you the...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

The location could not be better. Right within the close, in front of the cathedral. I stayed in a single room with shared bathroom which was perfectly adequate. The room, bathroom and toilets were very clean and well equiped. Breakfast was a bit basic in what is a communal room but to be honest, it was no issue. The staff...

Thank Fredouilleuk
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for quite a while, some of the cheaper rooms might feel a bit dated but everything was sparkling clean and any reservations i might have had were more than made up for by the helpful and friendly staff.

1Thank Halldór H
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 November 2015

I already knew this place was a hall of residence so was prepared for some austerity. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that the room was large and comfortable with a separate sitting area and writing table. There was no TV so please bring a book. The bathroom was a little dated but everything was clean and tidy. Free...

2Thank dogzer
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Walked through the door, looked nice. Got worse by the second. No towels, shared (tiny and stinking) bathrooms, uncomfortable bed, no tv. The list goes on. Would not recommend to anyone. Difficult to properly find. Not really a hotel, more like a hostel. Might sleep in my car tonight instead....

Thank GoOnSteve
CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

We are sorry you are unhappy with your decision to book one of our budget rooms. We try to make it as clear as possible that these rooms are for those who are attracted to the privilege of staying in the Cathedral Close and more concerned about price than the quality of the room. The following is the online description...

Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Fantastic looking place for the outside, but the further from the front door the worst it gets, think student digs from about 1970, no TV in the rooms, 70's carpets, very lumpy mattress, old collage desk in the room and the bathroom down the hall. Breakfast is served in the canteen with self service and self service table clearance. If...

Thank jamie r
CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College, responded to this review

We are sorry you were not pleased with your choice to stay in one of our budget rooms which indeed date from the 1970s and are not refurbished. The following description is stated on Sarum College's online booking page: "Very basic standard room for those on a budget. These rooms have not been refurbished and there are no televisions in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in historic buildings within the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral Close. Sarum has 40 en-suite rooms, some with stunning views of the Salisbury Cathedral and the rooftops of the Close. Rooms not used by students and conference guests are let for bed and breakfast. There are also a small number of very modest rooms with shared facilities for those on a tight budget. Sarum's central location is a five-minute walk from High Street shops, cafes and the charter market. Excellent cultural venues within the Close include Salisbury Museum and Mompesson House, while Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and dozens of restaurants and pubs lie just beyond its medieval walls. Return to the Close with your own gate key, knowing you are among the privileged few to stay in what Bill Bryson described as England's 'most beautiful space'. The train station is about a 15-minute walk away (5 minutes by taxi). Direct trains to London are about an hour and 20 minutes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sarum College

Address: 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Price Range: $72 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sarum College 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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“I would recommend Room 309 - lovely view.”
Myndon, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“4th floor rooms have the best view of the cathedral”
Htcc01, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in room 132 - away from the WC and Shower so slightly quieter....”
Graham_C_Young, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms in the 120s and 130s seem to have a good cathedral view”
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michaelkK9059OT, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“At least on the 2nd floor near the (front side?) for the views but ask at reception and I'm sure they'll help.”
casey7862016, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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