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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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5 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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Durham
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have stayed here twice in the last month on business booked by my company. On check out both occasions reception staff didn't ask or care whether I had a decent stay and this sums up my experience.the rooms are cramped. Road noise is an issue and the showers supply scorching hot or freezing cold water,nothing in between. If you... More

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Dorset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having read some of the reviews, we were prepared for the worst. Totally impressed from the minute we drove into the spacious car park. First impression of the hotel, very smart and well kept. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. I think we were given the wrong room as we paid for a basic but were given the Elizabeth... More

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West Sussex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights bed and breakfast, we had room 209 which was large and very clean, everything we needed. The hospitality from David in the bar who was very polite and accommodating also Selena who we found very good at her job nothing was too much trouble, from the pleasant lady and her staff on... More

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Hundon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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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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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