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“Relaxing Stay”
Review of The Kings Arms

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The Kings Arms
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I used the hotel for business, the hotel is ideally situated for exploring the local area. The room was very clean, Servce was outstanding, Lauren on Reception is extremely helpful and accomodating. Ive tried different hotels in this area but will keep returning to this one. Very good value for money.

Room Tip: Beautiful view of the priory from the front bedrooms. Kings rooms courtyard view have air con.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Lukasz-Dwornik, General Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

We kindly thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of our hotel, we strive to ensure every guest has an enjoyable and memorable stay therefore we are very pleased with your review. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

I've been to the Kings Arms quite a few times now and have eaten both Sunday lunch and evening meals there with friends and family. To this day I have not been disappointed and would recommend it to anyone.

My wife and I recently tried the 15 Mile Menu and as expected it was very good. The cream of butternut squash soup was tasty and the slow braised short beef ribs were delicious, succulent and tender with the parsnip and apple mash a perfect accompaniment.

The staff have always been welcoming and professional - as you'd expect - and the dining experience is relaxing and informal.

Good food and service, with the price being an added bonus.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lukasz-Dwornik, General Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review of our hotel and restaurant. I have passed on your praises to the team and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

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Lukasz Dwornik

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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Revisited the kings , went back with my mother who is currently in a wheel chair . Had a great stay all staff very helpful, with everything . Ate in restaurant at night,food excellent , every course every night... Can't thank them all enough.. Would recommend this hotel to anyone who want a special memorable break. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Lukasz-Dwornik, General Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review the hotel, I have passed on the praise to the restaurant and kitchen team, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and food from the hotel and look forward to seeing you again sometime in the near future.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Thankyou to the team at the Kings Arms for a great evening. The well stocked bar serves an extensive range of cocktails served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. The addition of a seasonal menu makes Kings an excellent choice for a quality evening out.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Lukasz-Dwornik, General Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are very pleased with the review you gave us and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. I have passed on your praise to each member of staff.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed here for a 2 night dinner,B&B deal. The check in was quick and easy. The staff were only too keen to help with parking details and our questions about what to do and where to go locally. Although parking is limited we had no problems at all throughout our stay. Our room was nicely decorated in a very modern style with a very comfy bed. The food was excellent for both dinner and breakfast and served by pleasant and attentive staff that are a credit to the hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lukasz-Dwornik, General Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and rooms from our hotel. We strive to ensure all our guests are happy and have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Kings is a fabulous Hotel we had a King room over looking the Cathedral the room was big and airy and very well furnished It was great to open the blinds and windows and over look the Pavillion. We ate in the restaurant the food was delicious and the the sevice very good the steak was sheer perfection. The Hotel location is very central and handy for the local attractions.

Room Tip: get a King room ours was superb
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lukasz-Dwornik, General Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are deeply greatful for your high reviews of our hotel. We hope to see you again the near future.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The Kings provided the perfect setting for our wedding on 16th August. What started out as a miserable, rainy day turned into brilliant sunshine! Our ceremony was in the pavilion which is absolutely beautiful and the surrounds made for some fabulous pictures. The food at our wedding breakfast was outstanding, being vegetarian I sometimes find it hard to get a meal I enjoy but I loved every bite of my three course meal as did the majority of our guests (meat eaters and veggies alike). The room we were given to stay in was great and so spacious with a lounge area and gorgeous shutters over the sash windows. We were at the front of the building and I can honestly say the sound of traffic outside was not a problem for us. We will be returning for a meal and drink and cannot rate the hotel and staff highly enough.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Lukasz-Dwornik, General Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful day and we hope to see you again in the near future. All the best for the future.

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Additional Information about The Kings Arms

Address: 18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England (Formerly The Kings)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#2 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#2 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#4 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: $97 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kings Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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

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