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BEST WESTERN Kings Arms Hotel

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30 High East St, Dorchester DT1 1HF, England
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Dorchester
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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Abergele, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was just as advertised, an old coaching inn. The features and rooms enjoy sloping floors (not too sloping) creaky floorboards and period character while having all you should expect from a modern up market hotel. Our room was very big with a large bed, a sofa and adequate period furniture plus large screen TV and radio CD player.... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here today, and had a great welcome from the bar/waiter in the bistro. We had our little dog with us and he was welcome too, the bar/waiter bringing him a water bowl and a little dish of chopped ham, most appreciated. We started with a pleasant pint and glass of very good Pinot. Our starters were soup of... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our visit to the hotel. All the conveniences of a Best Western with all the quirks of an older hotel. Centrally located with ample parking. Food excellent; pork loin dinner was my favourite. Service from Selina and Norman went above and beyond. Roamed around Dorchester; Dorset Museum a must, excursions to Moreton, Tolpuddle, Swanage, Poole and Lyme Regis... More 

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Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights 1st-3rd May 2015. Check-in: We arrived just after lunch and although our room wasn't ready for occupation the receptionist checked us in, advised us of our room number, said we could leave the car in the car-park and wander off into town, and could get into the room after 2.00pm... More 

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UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday lunchtime is very quiet, there were three other customers while we were there. Haddock in beer batter was very good, not frozen chips, mandolin cut and fried twice. Scampi was frozen (I expected nothing less). Homemade tartare with both - yummy. Fondant chocolate with cream was lovely, too much cocoa powder garnish. Ice cream sundae dessert was very nice,... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and son visited The King's Arms recently for Sunday Lunch. Aged 89 and having lived near Dorchester all her life, my mother choose to have lunch there a few weeks ago having enjoyed meals in The Kings Arms when she was young. They were the only people in the dinning room, not surprising as they could not eat... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 1 night on business. It's an old coaching inn in the middle of Dorchester. My room was very small and so therefore the double bed took up most of the space and so if 2 people were sharing it could be a bit cramped. Bed was comfortable and would be okay for a couple of nights. Shower okay... More 

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Llanelli
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On of the most itred hotels we have stayed at. the staff are very helpful and friendly. If you have mobility problems don't lok here. No facility in bathrooms, i.e. grab handles or alarms. forget wheelchair access to rooms, either have steps or narrow corridors.

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Dorset, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here a few times and had different experiences. Overall a lovely old hotel, with a great chef. The room was ok, clean however dated. The only letdown was the bat taps had to run for approx 6 minutes before clear water ran. When I telephoned reception they advised me it was 'old creaky pipes' and the brown... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lovely old hotel, good service, good food, nice spacious rooms, car park, all round a most enjoyable stay. Hotel well placed for town amenities and for main road leading to other local places of interest.

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