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The Kings Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 14 Melksham B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We went in a group and several of our party travelled from kent and stayed here. they had some issues with the water in the sink in one of the rooms and they are decorated quite poorly for the price you pay.

they were pretty fussy people though and i found it to be acceptable.

the food and beer was good and so was the service, if you want pub grub and a beer this is as good as any in melksham.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

First the good points. Pleasant pub in a pleasant village. Good food and beer(Wadworth House)
Polite, Friendly and efficient staff. Good Car Parking facilities. Excellent Bar with lots of atmosphere. Good sized Room, well furnished with proper furniture in a traditional style.First class full English Breakfast (or variations of it) served.

Secondly, the not so good points. The small bathroom en-suite was dirty with black mould growing on the tile grouting in several places. The room had an unpleasant drain smell and was in serious need of some TLC. The paint was chipped and peeling on the walls, the ceiling was dingy and yellow and the white woodwork was showing its age. All this could have been forgiven as after all we only booked in for one night, but for the fact that there was no hot water for a shower in the morning. We left after breakfast, unshaven and dirty. The bill was reduced in view of this, but that really wasn't the point.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

The pub itself is nice; tastefully decorated with a good atmosphere, and the food being served to the rest of our party when we arrived last Saturday afternoon looked, and by all accounts tasted, good. The bedrooms however are terrible; unclean, smelling of smoke, peeling paint, mouldy grouting in the bathrooms etc etc. They looked like they hadn't been decorated or received any TLC for several decades. The real shame is that the rooms have potential to be nice given a lick of paint and a bit of care, but due to lack of funds or laziness - they aren't and as such are on a spiral of decline. The breakfast served the next morning though was very nice however. B&B rate for our room based on a couple sharing was £60 - which for the quality of the accomodation was a bad joke.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

More of a pub than a Hotel.
Recently stayed 2 nights Thursday and friday.Room 1
Squeeking air vent, mould and damp patches and cover missing off the light in the shower room.
The room itself was comfortable, bed was comfy but had to put 2 cushions between the loose headboard to stop it banging against the wall each time you turn over. very noisey above room1
sounded like someone moving furniture at midnight.
To be fair this is an old building deffinately not 4* quality, the manager says he has only been there 1 year and assures me he knows of the problems and it is going to be revamped in the near future, this can be a very nice place if it was given lots of tlc.
All the staff members were fantastic specially rob, he checked us in and seemed to be there all day he was very friendly i got my extra pillow but unfortunately they did not have any Decaf Tea.
Perhaps the manager can think about this one as lots of people these days drink decaf Tea not just decaf coffee, also consider semi skimmed milk, some people can't have full cream milk. Breakfast was good, my husband said shame we didn't get a choice of grilled rather than fried, i skipped the full breakfast but had to provide my own drink as i was allergic to orange juice and no decaf tea supplied.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Glad we were only staying one night. Floor was not hoovered, there were holes in the wall, bin was not emptied. Cup and tea facilities were dirty. Breakfast was good and pub is great but would not stay here again

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is more of a pub than a hotel. We stayed on a staurday night and had to contend with yobbish singing until well after midnight. We had room 1. The room itself was comfortable enough, though rather dated. The shower room however, smelled very musty. There was mould on some of the filler and the toilet was badly stained and in need of bleach/toilet cleaner. The one member of staff (who had to do everything) was pleasant and the breakfast was OK.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

While we had a good night sleep on a comfortable bed,the over all appearance of the room could have been better, The towels were lovely and a decent size but the bathroom looked like it could have done with a really good clean. The staff were cheerful and the breakfast very nice but I don't think we would stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: $81 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kings Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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