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“Food Lovely - restaurant”
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Kings Arms Hotel
Ranked #5 of 13 Castle Douglas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stranraer
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Food Lovely - restaurant”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Dropped in on Tuesday 17th June for a bite. Had the loveliest fish and chips. Fish came in the crispest batter, and those chips. Big fat, crisp to bite fluffy inside. Portion size, good left nothing but didn't look for more either. Service was quick, and was topped off with good manners! Must find an excuse to go again! Soon!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Had a lovely week-end staying at the Kings while visiting my brother in Castle Douglas. The room was excellent..clean and comfortable. Very relaxing! The breakfast was enjoyable served by friendly and efficient staff. Unfortunately, we never got to sample a meal in the restaurant which was always pretty busy...a good sign! Looking forward to a return visit...would recommend this hotel for a great stay.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 6 which was airy and spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

last week i was in home town in castle douglas when i decided on a lunch totally spur of the moment soi opted for the kings arms on st andrews street as usual very warm welcolm and some excellent specials on the menu i opted for 2 courses as had not managed breckfast the starter was home made soup with warm roll like all the soups they are made on the premises from scratch i followed on with the steak pie with veg with my extra of mayonaise once again perfect meal with first class staff and service pity i coudnt manage a desert

Room Tip: due to locality from home i have never stayed in the hotel but i woud expect the rooms to be perfect...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Spent a Saturday night here whilst exploring the beautiful coastal scenery. We were greeted by the very helpful and efficient owner who showed us to our rooms and gave some great advice about the local area. The rooms were clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the tea, coffee and Scottish shortbread provided in the rooms.

At dinner we were shown to our table in the bar by the friendly staff. The Moroccan Lamb was delicious and I highly recommend it. The bar was quite busy as it seems to be popular with locals but this just added to the "buzzing" atmosphere. The "Kings Breakfast" the next morning was equally enjoyable and kept us going for most of the day.

All in all this was a very enjoyable stay and we look forward to returning to the hotel in the near future.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Largs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stayed at this hotel once before in 2009 and was not disappointed on my second visit. A few friends and I decided to take a weekend break and enjoy the beautiful coastal villages nearby and return to the kings arms for the best food in town. The ambience is delightfully relaxed and the staff attentive and very helpful. the rooms are crisp and clean and we slept like tops on the comfortable beds. breakfasts are generous and tasty but the best came later.
After a bracing coastal walk from kippford to rockcliffe we tucked into the locally sourced produce on the menu for lunch. the seafood pasta was delicious and the Moroccan lamb tender and scrumptious. The hotel was busy at lunch time always a good sign for me.Castle Douglas is known as the food town and it did not disappoint us. this hotel is not pretentious and that is what made it so enjoyable

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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West Yorkshire
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Previously I'd only visited for evening meals/ beer which inspired us to stay over this time. The usual warm welcome from everyone, good food and beer, happy days! We were mountain biking so the bike store was a blessing (thanks to the weather we didn't use the drying room). Two twin rooms worked a treat for us. I've seen a moan about noise from the bar - we were in bed for 9.30 both nights and didn't hear a thing. I think the only other thing is the breakfast - we all had different options which set us up marvellously for the day. We'll be back for the same again later this year.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Scotland
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This used to be the best bar food in Castle Douglas but now is so disappointing. Many main menu items seem like 'boil in the bag', some from 'specials' are sold out. The Kings Arms Special Burger is an overcooked, tasteless mini burger on a bun filled with salad and topped with battered onion rings on a plate over-filled with salad - totally horrible and not even worth half the price! Avoid this place!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Kings Arms Hotel
Address: 31-33 St. Andrew Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1EL, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Castle Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Castle Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kings Arms Hotel Castle Douglas, Scotland

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