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“VERY GOOD”
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Kings Arms Hotel
Ranked #5 of 13 Castle Douglas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“VERY GOOD”
Reviewed September 30, 2011

Castle Douglas has a certain old fashioned charm, just like the Kings Arms Hotel.

The well-managed King's Arms has had two stars from the RAC but we will give it 4 because of its friendliness and because it seems like the sort of place that would have been loved by John Buchan, author of Huntingtower and Thirty Nine Steps.

The Kings Arms is probably the best in town.

When Prince Charles came to Castle Douglas, it was to the King's Arms that he came.

The rooms in the King's Arms are what you would expect of a comfortable RAC two star hotel.

The restaurant is good but not AA rosette standard.

Service is efficient and friendly.

The King's Arms is popular with locals, partly because, unlike some of its rivals, it has been run by the same family for many years.

The Kings Arms is popular with golfers and cyclists.

Castle Douglas, and the King's Arms, have the potential to be as brilliant as anything in Brittany or Normandy in France.

The 'food town' of Castle Douglas should have its own mayor, and its hotels and restaurants should try to earn Michelin stars.

Castle Douglas is in the most beautiful part of the UK and makes a good centre for visits to places such as Kirkcudbright and Rockcliffe.

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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sheffield
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

Just returned from a 3 night golf break, staying at the Kings Arms. If you are looking for a good hotel that provides decent evening meals, a good breakfast selection and has an owner who cares- try this hotel. Been going to Castle Douglas for the golf for around 10 years and make a point of staying here. David is very helpful and can offer good advice about which courses to play. Staff in the restaurant and behind the bar are excellent and friendly. David can also offer advice about other activities in the area from mountain biking to general sightseeing.
As the title suggests - I will be back next year.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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cranwell
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2010

David at the Kings Arms will suggest and book your golf for your trip. 3 fantastic courses played, the hotel is a superb base, the food is great, 14 golfers over 4 nights and not a single complaint about the rooms, food or the golf. The staff at the hotel cant do enough for you, very helpful and the locals are so friendly.. We will be back again in 2012 for another stay.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Stamford, Linconshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2009

Stayed here for 4 nights with a friend, used the hotel as a base to ride the 7staines mountain bike trails.

The hotel is perfect , felt like we were staying at my local ,Each day we were treated to a full choice at breakfast, the haggis was so good.

After a hard days biking it was great to come back to a friendly warm atmosphere and great home made cooking severed in the bar or restaurant.

The rooms are warm, spacious and clean.
The en suite bathroom was replenished with towels and toiletries daily and the beds were always remade whilst we were out.

The hotel is located in a quite area of Castle Douglas so we had a good nights sleep without any disturbance.

We've stayed in many hotels in the UK, this is the first hotel that i have written a review for . i will be staying again and i would recommend it for its location, price and a perfect place to stay .

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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leeds
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Reviewed May 7, 2007

Great comfortable hotel, right in the heart of a great golfing region. This is the second time we've stayed here. Comfy rooms, Great food and drink and more importantly a good post-golf craic! Central to Castle Douglas. David the owner, knows his stuff and can book tee times. Also try the Imperial Hotel up the road. Great goldf nearby includes Southerness, Powfoot, Stranraer among countless others. A real golfing break! Top Drawer!

Simon- Leeds

  • Liked — comfy, good food, golfing theme
  • Disliked — last orders!!
  • Stayed March 2005, traveled with friends
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Property: Kings Arms Hotel
Address: 31-33 St. Andrew Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1EL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Castle Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Castle Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kings Arms Hotel Castle Douglas, Scotland

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