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“It wouldn't be my first choice...” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Kings Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 14 Melksham B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“It wouldn't be my first choice...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Stayed here for a wedding...room was average- dated décor and really old mattress- we rolled into each other all night long! Wasn't completely clean upon checking in- the toilet hadn't been cleaned, the shower hadn't been cleaned, there were nail clippings on the carpet and I was inspired to check the sheets- which, thankfully, looked fresh.

I advised the front desk but by then I'd already sorted most things out- requested a hoover and a wipe down in the bathroom in any case- the shared ironing board was so disgusting my partner attended the wedding with a wrinkled shirt.

It was close to the wedding venue- so it was convenient and most of the guests were staying here- but I wouldn't recommend it.

The price (over £100 for one night) was way over the top and the cooked breakfast was average.

Room Tip: We had 6 of the 10 rooms booked for our party and all were the same- tired, in need of some paint an...
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

i called a few weeks back to confirm our booking and that we could check in early as we had a wedding up the road and needed to get changed, this was all fine and booked in and the price of £75 was confirmed.
i called up the night before we arrived to check our room had a bath and again, checked the price as i booked over the phone and didnt get an email confirmation.
we arrived, the guy on reception was friendly and when i asked to use an iron, housekeeping instead ironed it for me! brilliant.
bed was comfortable, nice plump pillows and a fair size television.
cold tap on the bathroom sink didnt turn on and the room was a little shabby, needs a lick of paint and the cracks filled in.
breakfast was lovely and the resturant was nicely decorated.
came to check out and was told that the room was £90!
when i bought up that i had been twice told it would be £75, the receptionist told me that has happened a few times!!! i was too tired to argue and had to leave to be on time for our next destination.
my advice would be to get an email/postal confirmation of the price.
the room was in no way worth £90.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2010

I stayed in this quaint hotel while in the area on work. On my entrance I was greeted by a very polite young man who helped me to my room.
The room was a bit shabby, the light flicked on and off and it didnt look overly clean. The evenng meal however was beautiful! wonderful menu and the service from the bar and resturant staff was second to none. However I did feel the owners of the hotel were very miserable and didn't seem to speak to there staff very well!
I would come here again for a meal but definatley not too stay. It was way over priced!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Kings Arms Hotel
Address: 20 Market Place, Melksham SN12 6EX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Melksham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Melksham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kings Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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