We spent a very pleasant 3 nights here at the beginning of June to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. This is a very well run Hotel with extremely helpful and pleasant staff, especially Josie and Chris - thank you both for your help (we did think that the Duty Manager should have been a little more informed on the local transport, instead of directing us to the Tourist Information Office though and some of the young European female staff could do with a little extra training.)
When originally booking we asked for a front Queen room overlooking The Priory but were quite relieved to find that we had been allocated a room overlooking the Courtyard which was so much quieter, well furnished with a smart bathroom although having a hip problem I did have difficulty climbing into the bath, which was very high sided!!
We would certainly return to this Hotel but would chose bed and breakfast in future, as there are many good restaurants nearby. We were looking forward to dining in the Hotel as we had heard many good reports, but were disappointed - the a la Carte menu gave a choice of Boiled Beef and Carrots, Fish and Chips etc. (there were some steaks but nothing out of the ordinary) and there was nothing on the l5 mile menu that I really wanted to eat, e.g. Mackerel, Liver, Hand of Pork or Vegetable Risotto - hardly the kind of food I would have expected at a Hotel of this calibre and there were only 3 other people in the restaurant when we dined, so perhaps we aren't being over critical. I have to say though that everything was presented beautifully and the puddings were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts.
- 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