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The Kings Arms Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Lovely weekend get away”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We stayed at the Kings Arms following our trip to Cheltenham Racing at the weekend and we found the place to be very welcoming. Our room was large and spacious, the food, we had breakfast, lunch and dinner - was absolutely lovely and the staff were very friendly. Having stayed in Stow previously and having looked round what else was on offer in the area last weekend, we definately stayed in the best place, the Kings Arms. I would highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lucinda H, Receptionist at The Kings Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Thank you so much for your review, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that the races were good for you as well.
If you are ever in the area again and you want to stay with us, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can see what we can offer you.
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Sunday lunch lots of veg and steaming gravy!! I had booked earlier in week,starters were okay-soup was lacking in seasoning and it wasn't that hot. The main was dreadful- the carrots you could not put a fork in, I like my vegetables crisp but not just shown the water, again the meal was not that hot and for the price I would have liked to see the veg in dishes, but the other veg we're mange tout and French beans and there is plenty of fresh veg around. We did have a small spoonful of cauliflower cheese!!!! In fact it was a slimming meal - however the staff were very nice.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Lucinda H, Receptionist at The Kings Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Thank you for our review, I can only apologise that you did not have a enjoyable time with us. We will be having a word with the kitchen to find out on this and get them to explain why this has happened.
We are pleased that the staff were helpful to you, and I hope that they helped you in every way that they could.
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We booked an overnight stay and an evening meal in the restaurant and found the staff more than helpful and attentive. The 17th Century room was full of character and comfortable but the bathroom, whilst modern, was cold. The uniquely styled restaurant has a quirky appeal and the food was well cooked and good value. All in all a good stay.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lucinda H, Receptionist at The Kings Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Thank you for your review, We are glad that the staff were accommodating and that you enjoyed your stay. We are looking into sorting out the temperature in the bathroom but are just looking at all options.
If you are ever in the area again, please do not hesitate to come in a visit us.
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Southam, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

This was the worst food and had to wait 45 mins the rolls contained scraps of meat which could have been anything.The chips were white with blackspots on them. As far as value for money we paid £8 95 each for this debarcal.. It was embarrassing we had brought family out to Stowe and were looking forward to a pleasant lunch.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

I stayed in this ancient inn with my daughter for two nights. Our room, which was very spacious, had a really old fireplace, uneven floorboards, leaning walls and beautiful old brickwork but also all mod cons and a lovely, newly-fitted bathroom. The hotel is perfectly placed in the centre of Stow and has limited parking. Breakfast was only OK, not helped by having to be brought up 2 floors, but acceptable. All staff that we came into contact with were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: We had the only twin room (Room 5) which was large and comfortable, and very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Cardiff
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

This is a lovely place to stay if you're visiting the area. The pub is over 500 years old and full of quirk and charm, plus the staff are friendly and helpful.

It couldn't be more central to the shops and restaurants in Stow-on-the-Wold and also has a small amount of parking - a tricky thing to come by in Stow.

The staff we spoke to were all Stow residents, so were very helpful recommending restaurants and giving directions to other villages.

We stayed in room 5 in the main building which was large and airy with a beautiful stone fireplace in it. The bathroom was small but modern with a hot and powerful shower. All the floors and walls are wonky (a nice thing, in my mind) and plug sockets are located in odd places but that's only to be expected in a building as old as this.

Whilst the kitchen is on the ground floor for some reason breakfast is served upstairs, so our food was not as hot as it could have been but it was perfectly nice.

If I went back to Stow I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Corona, CA
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stow on the Wold was a delightful surprise. The Cotswold stone is so beautiful and all the buildings are just so impressive. The best part of our visit was our stay at the Kings Arms Hotel, originally a 16th century coaching inn. Low beams, completely uneven floors but totally refurbished. We had a beautiful room upstairs on the second floor room with fireplace which was beautifully furnished and had the most comfortable BIG bed, and modern en-suite bathroom. We had a home cooked evening meal downstairs in the pub that was delicious and the atmosphere was very cozy. In the morning we had breakfast in the second floor dining room, just steps from our room. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I only wish we could have stayed longer. Hope to return.

Room Tip: We had a couple of rooms to choose from. The 2 story cottage in the back that was very charming and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lucinda H, at The Kings Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad that you had a wonderful stay with us even though it wasn't for long. We think that the quirkiness of each room, gives a more individual feel to your stay and each room is different, whether it be uneven floor boards or low ceilings.
Please if you are ever in the area again, stop by and see us and maybe this time a longer stay.
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Property: The Kings Arms Hotel
Address: The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Stow-on-the-Wold
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Stow-on-the-Wold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kings Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kings Arms is a quirky raditional Country Inn offering a warm welcome with traditional English food, real ales and wines available both in the ground floor pub and 1st floor restaurant with views of the Market Square, whilst our cosy bedrooms and cottage rooms offer the perfect place to base yourself when exploring the beautiful countryside and local Cotswold attractions. ... more   less 
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