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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 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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Dorset, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty worn and tired decor, only luke warm water out my bathroom tap, shower head was leaking and spraying all over the shop. Internet was out which I can't think of anything worse. The lounge had a whopping big tv but I was told I couldn't watch the England game because the local Rotary Club were having a meeting over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometime ago, after New Years, we wondered to Dorchester without a reservation, not sure where we would stop. We happened to be on their main street and spotted this hotel so we stopped in to see price & availability. We spent a while trying to find their parking (off street) but it was close. The front desk were nice &... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is a bit scruffy on the outside but has been nicely refurbished inside. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are very comfortable with all mod cons but best avoid a street facing room - the occasional heavy truck or loud sound system would pause for a few moments at the lights and rumble on, although we... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Hotel with character, friendly and helpful staff and fabulous breakfast. Huge bedroom and bathroom. Only complaint was proximity to building next door from window, but as it is a town center hotel this is to be expected.

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