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The King's Head Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 High Street | Herefordshire, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Ross-on-Wye
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Booked online and even with good reviews places can be a gamble but room, staff and evening meal all excellent! Also slap bang in the middle of Ross so easy to go and walk off the excesses afterwards!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Friendly, efficient staff together with excellent food, and all at a very reasonable price. The hotel itself has awkward stairs but comfortable bar and lounge and brilliantly designed and decorated dining room. Beds very comfortable and more or less everything worked. Only minor criticisms are tasteless olive oil, and some vandal puts sugar in the porridge.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Maryland
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23 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I stopped here on our way to wiltshire and in fact found the hotel on line by sitting in a mcdonalds in Wales.
It is a lovely inn with lots of character, the staff were very helpful and the rooms were very well presented. We stayed in a room on the second floor with a wet room, new one on me. It was amazing how they had incorporated a shower, toilet and wash basin in such a small space.
The food was good and the service excellent, particularly the lady who was running reception that evening and as it seems everything else.
Well done we would stay again!

Room Tip: Although this hotel is in the town it has it's own parking, right behind the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kilmaurs, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Spent 1 night here after a long day on the road. Everything about the hotel is great, such a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere topped of with some good food, excellent rooms and friendly staff.
Loved it.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Superb hotel, welcoming and the winning quality for me was the staff . Obviously a winning management policy . The food was of a high standard using local produce. It is what it is ....a very old coaching inn so be prepared for steep stairs and uneven floors . A delightful building plus the comfort of the beds, quality of bedding , and shower room, was of a high standard. Will return and enjoy the delights of Ross-on-Wye again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We spent 2 nights on a DB&B offer at the end of May.
When arriving please note there is a very narrow tight turn into the car park, but this was of course built for horses not cars.
From the car park you enter the hotel from the back and perhaps do not get a very good first impression, there are some scruffy houses and the outside seating area with smokers and you get to reception past the loos.
Once inside it is a different story, the staff are friendly and helpfull.
We had a room on the first floor, the stairs are narrow and steep but that is part of the charm of an old building, The room was very nice, with a blocked of fireplace with flowers in and a big modern bathroom with normal size toiletries not fiddly little packets. As the room was at the front we wondered about noise but the secondery double glazing worked well.
Dinner in the restaurant was very good, again the staff were lovely, I managed to lose an earring but it was waiting for me at breakfast. All the food was excellent.
The bar is a proper old pub are and my husband says the beer was very good there was also a good choise of wines.
There was a spolight out in the bathroom and one side of the illuminated mirror was out. I mention this at reception in the morning the spotlight was replaced but they could not mend the mirror as they could not get the part. The manager again apologised when we checked out (nice touch)
In all we had a very enjoyable stay. Ross is very nice and I would recomend the riverside walk.
It was nice to stay somewhere with character, as so many hotels are bland and the same, I would just say that if you have mobility issues this may not be the place for you.

Room Tip: We had a superior room which was vey good.I cannot comment on the standard rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a well-run pub/restaurant/hotel. We stayed 2 nights recently. The bar and restaurant are of a high standard - local beer, local food produce are a stand-out feature. Fish dishes are particularly good - even for breakfast!

Given the age and location of the building don't expect an entirely logical layout of the facilities. Bedrooms are comfy, though the windows being fairly ancient are not the easiest to open, and on a Friday or Saturday night don't expect an entirely quiet night as you're right in the centre of town.

Staff are generally friendly though when I said our TV picture had suddenly deteriorated there was an air of disbelief - our TVs always work properly! - another staff member later said "Oh it happens all the time here - the picture goes suddenly". If arriving by car - beware the very tight turning in to the small car park and take note of the Ross one-way system to get to the hotel. A less stressful way to get there is to take the bus to Ross as hotel quite near various bus stops.

If wanting dinner in the restaurant make sure you book a table well in advance as these get booked up quickly. And on a lighter note the covered over section of the car park has a mechanical bird-scarer that emits some interesting sounds!

Room Tip: Superior rooms are worth paying a little bit extra for.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lautrecs99, Owner at The King's Head Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time at the hotel, the comfort of your room, our friendly staff and the effort we put into serving locally produced food cooked to order.
The hotel’s car park can be accessed directly by turning right off High Street, which is a tight turn for larger vehicles. The alternative route is to drive up past the Royal Hotel on Palace Pound so that the entrance to our car park is straight ahead. This is the route we recommend for larger vehicles and which our suppliers use. Guests booking to stay at the hotel are sent a confirmation email with a map and directions.
We are sorry you initially had difficulty in receiving ITV 1 on the afternoon of your arrival. When you came down to reception and told me your TV was faulty I was a little surprised as the TV in your room is new with no other reported incidents of malfunction. The hotel has a reliable, modern amplified digital aerial system with all the standard Freeview channels. Fortunately, I was able to find that the cause in the poor signal on one channel on your TV was the aerial plug behind the TV being slightly loose, this was soon remedied.
Thank you again for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Address: 8 High Street | Herefordshire, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Ross-on-Wye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Ross-on-Wye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The King's Head Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic hotel in the centre of the market town of Ross on Wye. Ideal location for Cardiff, Cheltenham or visiting the Wye Valley, Excellent restaurant using market fresh ingredients, local real ales, friendly popular bar. Free wi-fi, and free car park to residents. All rooms on first and second floor, a listed building with old oak beams and stone fireplaces. There is no elevator. ... more   less 
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