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Kings Head Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Square, Wimborne Minster BH21 1JG, England   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“AndrewV”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great couple of days in Wimborne. Hotel was a really pleasant surprise. Whilst the facilities need some upgrade (a few creaks & groans from the stairs) the experience was terrific. Room was clean & fresh and surprisingly airy given the age of the establishment. Meals were consistently of a high standard (tasty & piping hot). Loved the breakfast in the traditional dining room. Front bar was relaxed yet formal enough to not encourage riff raff.
Thoroughly recommend for anyone wanting to experience the traditional with creature comforts.
Will definitely stay again when in the South.

Room Tip: Rooms on the upper floor generally quieter for 'the early to beds'. Otherwise did not hear a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to
welcoming you back.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Looking past the slightly shabby appearance of the hallways and stairways, the Kingshead was better than expected, helpfull pleasent staff, a clean comfortable room and pritty good food. What more do you need. We stayed overnight and would quite happily return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
thank you for your very constructive feedback we hope
to welcome you back sometime soon.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you are looking for five-star, forget it. If you are looking for an hotel with very friendly and attentive staff, a comfortable bed, excellent breakfast, good value menu, in a pleasant location, we would thoroughly recommend the Kings Head.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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OldEnglishInns, Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the very
positive feedback
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Lymington, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed just for one night to go to the Tivoli theatre which is literally about 200 m away. Fantastic location in the centre of Wimborne which is a lovely town with lots of interesting shops, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel takes you back in time to an era that wasn't so rushed. The inside is very clean as are the facilities but the stairs carpet is a bit threadbare and the floors creak. This however does nothing to detract from the wonderful feel of the place which is quiet, comfortable and relaxing. The room we had was on the top floor at the end of various corridors. It was very clean and the bed was exceptionally comfortable. The bathroom was by no means state of the art but was just right for the type of hotel with one of the most powerful showers I've ever used.The room had tea and coffee making facilities with nice biscuits, hair dryer, flat screen TV and even an iron and ironing board (no idea how to use that!). The breakfast was wonderful with fresh fruit salad, cereals, various fruit juices, apples, bananas, croissants,danish pastries, muffins, a range of different cooked breakfasts including eggs benedict and the usual tea, coffee and toast. We waddled out! Add to this free WiFi throughout, free on site parking and a bargain room rate of £49 for a double - what is there not to like?

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for your very positive feedback we hope to see you again
sometime in 2013.
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Devon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Just back from a two day stay at the King's Head. This is an old coaching inn and the amazing value for money deal with Old English Inns - £10 per night bed and breakfast, plus two main courses for another £10 makes for a cheap but good short break. Comfortable bedroom, good bathroom with shower, excellent breakfast and very good value evening meals. Excellent Greene King beer served in the bar.

Room Tip: An old inn, so lots of stairs- but there is a lift.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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OldEnglishInns, Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Many thanks for you positive comments we looking forward
to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Spent a couple of nights here during a trip around the UK. Very comfortable and was delighted with the staff who were able to provide excellent customer service without being too intrusive. Our room was very comfortable and clean and provided all the amenities one would expect from a hotel. Breakfast was excellent, infact I can't fault the food at all. One of the few places we stayed while touring through England that truly provided great service - all credit to the staff for making our stay very pleasant. The location was fabulous - Wimborne is beautiful - would love to come back one day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Very happy you enjoyed you visit to Wimborne and the Kings
Head Hotel we look forward to seeing you again soon
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Excellent location in the main square. Visited a couple of times on a Monday. It was quiet. The staff were both pleasant and helpful. The food was standard pub fare and there is a deal of two dishes from a limited selection for £9.95. It was served promptly, hot and was well presented. They checked it was all ok each time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Adam and his team are pleased that you enjoyed
your experience at the Kings Head and look forward to
welcoming you back soon
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Additional Information about Kings Head Hotel

Address: The Square, Wimborne Minster BH21 1JG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wimborne Minster
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Wimborne Minster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kings Head Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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Kings Head Wimborne
Kings Head Hotel Wimborne Minster, Dorset

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