Again like a previous reviewer, we stayed for 3 nights. It is in a great location, and as we didn't have a car on this visit, parking wasn't a worry for us. We had a room which faced the court year, and I would recommend to any not to have a front facing room, the road is busy. Again the staff are very friendly and helpful, and quick acted on the fire alarm going off in the early hours. Would have been nice to hear sorry for the fault but at least its a safe hotel to stay at.
Room could do with some TLC, cracks, grouting missing, aircon/heater out of order for the whole stay (not that it was needed easy as the weather was perfect - not cold or too hot), some stains could be removed. On the plus-side big sheet towels, working towel rail (there are places that have them fitted but not fused), working iPod stereo/clock, and room was clean.
Breakfast - couldn't fault at all, the staff were quick, attentive, friendly and with some helpful tips about the local area. We both had full English as we had long hikes ahead of us, and they were lovely and good size. Also there were a wide range of other food items if fry-ups aren't your thing. My review for the evening Restaurant is separate as that experience was not very good...
The only gripe would be if they can install door closers which don't slam shut, that would be usual for guest's night sleep - you will hear every door closing in the main building on your floor and above/below. This wasn't every night, the first night (young stayers having a dip in and out of rooms to the early hours) and the third night after the fire alarm was cleared. Its an old building and that's part of its charm, just the closers they use are not for those doors, or cushion the frames.
- 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