I've never felt the need to write a review before but I must say that this hotel is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. My sister and I shared a twin silver room in April with a special mid week rate which included breakfasts each morning and £25 towards the three course dinner the first night.
From the warm welcome we received, to the enormous but inviting bedroom and bathroom, through to the chocolates on the bed and all the other finishing touches, we just had a great time. It was a great base for Christchurch and the surrounding areas, with the bowling green directly across the road and pubs and restaurants just five minutes walk away.
Good bus links to Bournemouth and further afield and we did many long coastal walks, visited Mudeford Quay, ate in nice restaurants, and also visited Highcliffe Castle and Tea Rooms.
Overall a fantastic experience and the staff went above and beyond with giving us local information.
I recommended it to a work colleague who stayed several weeks later and used the facilities of the spa in the Christchurch Harbour hotel. We ran out of time to do the spa but I would definitely return to do so.
The location was terrific, the silver room we were in was at the back of the hotel so very quiet. My only slight disappointment was that the windows had slats on them instead of curtains/blinds so the light came in very early but to be honest it got me up early ready to do thing so I can't really complain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kings Arms in Christchurch, is a stunning Georgian building in the heart of Dorset - combining a traditional yet stylish Restaurant with luxurious bedrooms carefully restored in true Georgian style, whilst Alex Aitken remains chef patron at The Jetty he is also spending time with the chefs and team at The Kings Arms, Alex has headed up the team re-styling the restaurant menus and cooking philosophy. The Kings Restaurant has a delicious menu using the best local ingredients and is proud to have been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status for three consecutive years. The Kings Arms has everything you need for a Dorset short break, situated in the historic town of Christchurch, Dorset, a popular yachting town, overlooking the Avon River, Christchurch Castle and The Kings Arms Bowling Green, The Kings is marvelously picturesque. A short distance from the Dorset Jurassic Coast, The Kings Arms combines coastal beauty, historical town discoveries and stunning scenery, all with a comfortable place to relax after a day's adventures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Hotel Christchurch
- The Kings Arms Christchurch, Dorset