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Kings Arms and Royal Hotel

22-25 High Street, Godalming GU7 1EB England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 4 hotels in Godalming
The Kings Arms and Royal Hotel is an imposing and historic building situated in the heart of Godalming, a pretty market town with an array of independent shops as well as more familiar brands; our hotel rooms are diverse and befitting of our age and history; our pub was refurbished in June 2019 and serves some marvellous local real ales as well as a wide and premium range of wines, spirits and soft drinks; our menu is based on British classics. We have a small outside patio and enclosed beer garden. Families very welcome. Free but very limited parking at the rear (there are several pay and display car parks within minutes of the hotel).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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tagan wrote a review Jun 22
7 contributions
on arrival I was given room 4 , a nice room , but overlooks the ventilation shafts for kitchen and cellar . therefore noisy . I was moved to room 11 at the front . it overlooks the street but there is less traffic through there at night as one way . room was clean , but had a problem opening the windows as they are very old
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Date of stay: June 2021
Robert Brownsill wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
I visited the hotel and found it closed at 4.00, the bar and restaurant were also closed Monday until Wednesday due to COVID. The manager let me in and was very friendly, however I was surprised how shabby the hotel was and the rooms could do with a good lick of paint and a clean, When I left no one asked me how was my stay, the place needs a good refurbish, such a shame.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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stubief wrote a review Mar 2020
surrey12 contributions6 helpful votes
Cheap enough but I am sure people would prefer to pay a little more if it meant some money could be spent on a refurb. The carpeting is ancient, my room was shabby, holes in the walls, a filthy window, dated furniture and an old mattress. Bed linen clean and shower worked well and bathroom clean. Depends what you want I guess. These days I expect more
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TonyandRosalie wrote a review Mar 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
We were told on arrival that we had the best room in the place, so were really looking forward to seeing it. The room on first sight looked nice, huge king size bed, sofa and a couple of chairs, beautiful bathroom with walk-in shower and roll top bath. However, one bed size light had no bulb in it, the other one had been smashed and badly repaired, so creating a hazard. One shower bulb wasn't working, same with the hairdryer.....Despite signs downstairs saying the place had been re-furnished in 2019, this had clearly not included room 1! It should have been so luxurious, but was tired and shabby. Also the room was at the front of the building, overlooking the road, so plenty of traffic noise, and bin men at 6am!!! We didn't stick around to sample the breakfasts. On handing in our key, we weren't asked if everything had been ok, which speaks volumes. Good job we'd got the room for a bargain price, as I'd have been very disappointed paying full price!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Don't have a room overlooking the road!
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E H wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice characterful hotel (quirky arrangement of stairs between floors). Good quiet location in town centre. Staff were friendly and helpful. Bed was comfortable. However, radiator in our room wasn’t working and member of staff had no idea why. We eventually worked out ourselves that previous guests had turned the radiator off (control knob hidden by curtain/furniture). Staff should have checked that. Also, light above washbasin didn’t work. When we queried this we were simply told “it’s broken”. No attempt was made to change the light tube. Food was OK, but on both mornings the dining room floor was being mopped while everyone was eating breakfast and the strong smell of disinfectant was overpowering.
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Date of stay: February 2020
$68 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kings Arms and Royal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kings Arms and Royal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Godalming Museum (0.2 miles), Godalming Food Company (0.2 miles), and Phillips Memorial Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kings Arms and Royal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kings Arms and Royal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kings Arms and Royal Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kings Arms and Royal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Acorn Restaurant, Piazza Firenze, and BADA Tapas.
Is Kings Arms and Royal Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Godalming.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kings Arms and Royal Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Kings Arms and Royal Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Guildford Castle (3.8 miles), Loseley Park (2.1 miles), and Tunsgate Arch (3.8 miles).