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“Ok as a base, no more” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Kings Arms Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 East Molesey B&B and Inns
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Ok as a base, no more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

One night stay for a nearby party. Double room was very small, en-suite shower room tiny. Lots of water ingress marks in both our room and the stairs. Small double and uncomfortable pillows. Room very warm, but there was a shower. Ok for £100, but hardly a bargain I would say. Various drunk people who appeared to be in a lock in making comments as we came back and went upstairs at around midnight wasn't impressive either.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Visited for a family meal, they were clearly short staffed. I was told where my table was , not shown.the table was sticky.We were eventually served with drinks,and orders taken.the food was very average, my steak over cooked, part of my brother's was burnt.we were not offered desserts.The meal was expensive, the service poor.
Would never go back there.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Wolverhampton
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed at pub for one night in March booked last minute for a work related course and overall was impressed, good value for money.
The hotels is located near to the gates of Bushey Park and is a large Pub obviously with some tradition and stories behind it.
On arrival went into the pub which seemed like a good mix of families enjoying wholesome food.
Showed to my room (11) all of the rooms. We're named after Kings & Queens mine being Mary I.
Room obviously recently refurbed to a good standard itch nice bedding and quirky furniture. With an ex suite and flat screen tv. It was a bit different to a chain hotel.
My room was at the front of the premises so there was a little road noise but no noise from the pin below, I slept well!
Only gripe there was meant to be wi-fi in the room. The password provided didn't access the only wi-fi that I was picking up. I would suggest that the instructions be amended to include the name of the wi-fi as ell as the password and this be looked into.
Next day breakfast- it was a Saturday so breakfast was at 8, this was a little late for me as I needed to be gone by 8.30, fortunately the kitchen staff arrives at 7.45 and were kind enough to let me start. The breakfast options looked good the only shame was I didn't have the time to mfully participate.
Usually I'd stick to a chain but this was a good little find. Thank you.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Cambridge
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

The Kings Arms Hotel is a lovely old building that backs on to the Hampton Court Maze. The staff were efficent and courteous, and check in was quick. We had the Anne Boleyn room: clean, comfortable and perfect for our needs. The meals were very good, well presented and hot, with a good choice on the menu. Breakfast was excellent, with a fair choice. The ancient bar is well worth a good look and a drink or two. Being so close, we were in the Palace just after 10.00 – there is an entrance to the gardens beside the hotel. Parking could be a challenge, but the railway station is just across the river. For a short break and visiting the area the hotel ticks all the boxes. It is only about 30 minutes drive from Windsor Castle.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rwsCambridge
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Third stay at the Kings Arms - as always efficient booking in process and courteous welcome - stayed in a large room on the first floor- late night access through side door - good for when visiting friends.
Loved the fact that there were kippers on the breakfast menu.
Great setting with half hourly train service to London and the stunning delights of Hampton Court Bushy Park and shopping in Kingston on the doorstep.
Looking forward to our next stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jane P
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

What a great location, and how shocking that both the De Ja Vu restaurant and the Lionsgate Hotel opposite are now empty and boarded up.

Turning to this hotel, the bar area is full of great artefacts and history - each table looks like a medieval work of art. Particularly impressive to me was the stained glass above the bar and an open fire - no "upgraded" same as everywhere else decor here. But we neither drank or ate so cannot comment on service or quality as a pub.

Our room (Turrets) was a deluxe double with four-poster. The bed was wobbly and creaky and one of the struts underneath had fallen off ...so use with care. Other than being a little tired, with a lightbulb missing here and a motionless clock lacking a AA battery there, it was fairly comfortable room and we both slept well. The bathroom was fairly new and clean but the room itself had a slight stale odour of tobacco smoke or from the wood fire downstairs - not too bad though.

Staff friendly and efficient. Price very expensive at £99 though - and that at a price reduction from £210. I would value a night in such a room/hotel at no more than £70 out of season - but then London has silly prices for everything which is why i choose not to live here.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BushyFan
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed one night with my Daughter as we were visiting Hampton Court Palace. What a great find.
It is right next to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens, but what a lovely Hotel and Staff. We were made to feel welcome upon arriving, our room was the twin 'Wolseley Room, spacious and comfy and clean.

The food was lovely, all served by attentive friendly staff, and a good price too.

We will be returning and would recommend to all.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank C-and-T123
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Property: The Kings Arms Hotel
Address: 2 Lion Gate Hampton Court Road, East Molesey KT8 9DD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > East Molesey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in East Molesey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kings Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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