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The King's Head Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Ross-on-Wye
Certificate of Excellence
London
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122 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is a fantastic old coaching inn, and has been modernised without spoiling its origins, so it was a real treat to stay in! Our room was huge, and with a modern small shower-room en-suite (but not carved out of the original room). And clever double-glazing in the original windows, so it was warm! As we were overlooking the road, and it was a Friday night, there was quite a lot of late (after midnight) noise (cars and people), but the bed was so comfortable it didn't keep us awake for long (and probably my fault for liking to sleep with an open window!). We didn't arrive in time for dinner, but breakfast was superb (we didn't need lunch!).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Caerdydd
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

A really nice hotel in the centre of Ross. Good atmosphere and staff who are always helpful without making a fuss. Nice rooms, and the best ploughman's lunch in the world - lots of local cheeses! Vegetarian cooked breakfast available, which makes a nice change from lots of places. Big car park at the back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We enjoyed a one night stay at the King's Head recently and I would agree with what most of the other reviewers have said about the ambience and comfort etc.Dinner and breakfast were good, without being amazing. We were on the top floor and although the bedroom was lovely, the bathroom was a bit tired (despite the lovely bottles of showergel etc). They even had a notice on the wall explaining that getting the shower to work might be a problem - it wasn't, but it wasn't a very good one either! A member of staff told us that the owner has plans to extend the bedrooms, using what is now a huge garage. I hope when he does that he refurbishes the current rooms too and incorporates a lift in his plans. Ross on Wye was delightful and we're glad that we visited.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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lautrecs99, Owner at The King's Head Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at the King’s Head. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the comfort and ambience of the hotel including your bedroom. Over the past five years, all of our bedrooms and the public areas of the hotel have been refurbished to a high standard, in keeping with an ancient Inn. Of the hotels fifteen bedrooms, over half of them have had their en-suites refurbished in the past four years. All our superior rooms and our four poster room have refurbished en-suites, some with travertine wet rooms and monsoon showers. These rooms are a little more expensive than our standard rooms, but do offer a bit extra in comfort. Our standard rooms, which haven’t had their en-suite refurbished, have a more traditional shower over bath configuration. Whilst the showers are perfectly adequate, the pressure would not be as high certainly as a powered shower. On vary rare occasions in the past a guest has tried operating the shower by using the bath taps. We are glad you read our little notice and managed successfully to use the shower. We are constantly striving to make every guest stay as enjoyable as possible and so refurbishment of the hotel is continuous. You will be pleased to know that our family rooms bathroom is scheduled for a refit in October and further refurbishment of other bathrooms will take place next year. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and dinner. We aim to serve fresh local produce, cooked to order in a friendly informal atmosphere at a reasonable price.
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Beaconsfield, Bucks
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Car Park right next to the hotel with a path through the patio area to the main hotel.
Great welcome at reception, our room was no 10 at the front of the hotel overlooking the High Street. Really beautifully decorated and designed, modern with strategically placed antique bits. The bathroom was lovely with large bottles of good quality shampoo/conditioner shower gel etc, a welcome change from the usual disposable and 'nickable' type!
Got a drink in the bar, local beer and well chilled white wine and we sat in the lounge area with the Sunday papers in comfy chairs.
We weren't sure how many people would be in the quite large dining room on a Sunday evening, but the restaurant was very busy so there was a good atmosphere. Our room rate included dinner and a bottle of house wine, we chose the delicious Tempranillo which wasn't the cheapest and expected to pay a supplement.
Food was absolutely delicious, really really tasty. Great very friendly service with a bit of banter.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, both courses excellent. Home baked bread.
Very comfy bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. Room slightly noisy from traffic from about 7.30am.
Breakfast again very good with local produce and a good choice from a menu, not a buffet.
Again, very friendly check out with no extra charge for the slightly more expensive wine as it was on the list of house wines.
Really good experience, would thoroughly recommend.
Not a great deal to see and do in Ross on Wye itself, but really close to the river to watch or take part in canoeing. Excellent independent bookshop right next door which is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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lautrecs99, Owner at The King's Head Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your review and generous kind comments. I have passed them on to the staff who will greatly appreciate your possitive feedback for all their hard work and effort. We are really pleased you enjoyed your Sunday night stay with us and hope to see you again in the near future
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

The hotel description is accurate and helpful with a sensible warning about stairs. The character of the place was great. The restaurant was excellent including for children and the staff very good indeed. We would certainly stay there again when in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Cheshire
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a great hotel. Very central position, with own parking. Lovely rooms with very comfy beds, and nice touches of a good choice of teas and biscuits. Large bathroom, and lots of character to the room. Staff friendly and attentive. Evening meal good value and excellent food.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

From the moment we arrived the hotel had a very welcomng feel. The staff were attentive and interested. We ate in the resturaunt on our first night which I understand is normally very busy however we found ourselves to be the only diners. The food was excellent, good value and staff were attentive without be overbearing, a difficult balance when we were the only ones there.Breakfast was just as good as our meal the night before, cooked to order which was lovely and a wide choice.
We stayed in room 11 overlooking the High Street, it was a lovely room with lots of character and a very comfortable bed. Everything was clean and homely. Beams and wobbly floors create real charm.
The location was excellent, close enough for everything but not noisy at all. We did lots of walking and sitting in the Hotels bar area chatting to the locals when it rained.
It is hard to capture one thing that made this hotel so good as it was all the important elements-friendliness, cleanliness, excellent food, character together, that make this so easy to write a positive review.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The King's Head Hotel
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 13 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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