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BEST WESTERN Kings Arms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 High East St, Dorchester DT1 1HF, England
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Ranked #6 of 9 hotels in Dorchester
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hundon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed there for one night on business. I was annoyed to have to shower and shave in stone cold water in the morning. The organge juice at breakfast was off and had gone fizzy as they top up the jug day after day without emptying it. When I checked out, another customer was complaining that he didn't have hot... More

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East Devon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As mentioned by other reviewers this hotel in central Dorchester is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area and beyond. The nearby resorts of Weymouth and Swanage for example are within easy reach as well as many other tourist sites - e.g National Trust Properties, including Corfe Castle. Public Transport in and out of Dorchester is good with bus or... More

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Devon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a short break at the Kings Arms in Dorchester. The hotel is a Best Western chain hotel but it has kept its roots as an old coaching inn. The room I had was a double but small, and the bathroom was tiny. You get all the usual tea and coffee facilities and fee bottled water but as its... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very short notice business trip to Portland , and a lack of available rooms in Weymouth on one night of my visit saw me end up staying in Dorchester . The one night stay was ok , but the room was in need of updating. However it was very clean , soft towels and plenty of tea coffee and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the Best Western Kings Arms Hotel in Dorchester is pleasant enough and clean, there are a few drawbacks to a stay there. The first is the layout. The building is old (c.1720) and suffers from having a lot of stairs, even after one has used the lift. Quite often, there may be 15 or more stairs to negotiate between... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd heard that the hotel had a million pound upgrade. Since a visit 3 years ago, some redecoration had been done, and our room (106) was spacious and clean. It also had the best bedside reading lights I have ever come across - really bright, on a flexible arm. However, the room key cards kept malfunctioning: only on the second... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival the two Receptionists, who were having a conversation, totally ignored us - not a good start. My best Western Rewards Card yet again failed to get me the promised room upgrade. Although we are both well into our seventies my wife and I were not offered help with our cases and our room was on the second floor.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Kings Arms couldn't do enough for 14 cyclists arriving late for dinner and accommodation. Great food (I'd recommend the pie!), extremely personable staff, wonderful accommodation (with a bed and doggie biscuits for my hound) and great breakfast. Would stay again

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Address: 30 High East St, Dorchester DT1 1HF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Kings Arms Hotel 3*
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