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Kings Head Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Wimborne
Reading, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“weekend break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Our third old English inn break but the first at the kings head did not disappoint.
We were given room number 1 which was nice and clean however
The room was very hot and on opening the window found it a bit noisy as it seems to be over the kitchen. The food as always was excellent
As usual and the staff are friendly and do everything to making sure the stay is
Enjoyable. Very good value. Shame the model town was closed
But we found enough to do to occupy ourselves for the weekend.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jacksonthree
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Lovely old coaching Inn right on the town square, free parking at rear. Staff were all very friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble. Lift to room which was traditionally decorated, good size very clean,huge comfy bed,small sofa at bottom, desk &chair, good size bathroom with bath and shower,lots of clean towels each day, tea making facilities, iron &ironing board, room service if required. The choice at breakfast was amazing, (hot & cold).We had dinner on two evenings,food very good lots of choice, a very reasonably priced one two or three course menu or al la carte. The second evening we took a friend with us, the reason for our stay was her husbands funeral next day, she became poorly at dinner and passed out the staff were so kind and helpful attending to her and helping us get her to the car, next day when we returned they asked how the funeral went and how she was, we can't thank them enough and can't wait to visit again, in happier times.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pauline S
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

I couldn't fault the hotel at all. The location is excellent, the staff were friendly and helpful and the room was comfortable and clean. We did not eat in the restaurant in the evening, but the breakfast was very good.

One thing I would say is that the free car park is not that easy to find if you aren't familiar with the one way system in Wimborne, so it's worth having a quick look on google maps before you go.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank biscuitchief
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leeds
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Stayed here one night, great value for money, lovely rooms, great breakfast very nice and helpful staff. Overall excellent and would highly recommend, female staying alone and felt very safe. Did not eat dinner at the hotel but it looked very good

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 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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Thank julia m
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

I dont get this place it has the best location, a beautiful building and in the heart of Wimborne,. But the worst staff, i have ever seen. I went here today to have a meal. The staff were arguing, and unprofessional and not fit for a hotel in the centre of Wimborne. Who ever employed them, needs a talking to.There is no excuse for the behaviour of the staff, i was embarrassed and left totally disgusted.This is not the first time i have witnessed such poor standards at the hotel. Somebody needs to get a grip on this issue. Whilst i cant understand it, i go to the fox and hounds another greene king pub locally and it is quite the opposite. The staff are attentive, working as a team and a credit to the company.I doubt nothing will be done about the situation as the place has a sense of nobody caring.

Room Tip: Avoid This place, if you can . Cant think of anything positive
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank adriandebbie
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Cullompton
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91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed here for just one night as we were visiting the local town theatre. The staff were very efficient on arrival and we were showed to our room and advised to order dinner by 6pm to give us time to get to the theatre. The room was a little "shabby" but this may be down to the fact that the hotel was under refurbishment. We had large damp patches on the ceiling and in the bathroom along with other fixings missing and holes in the walls when they should have been. As we arrived around 5pm we didn't make any comment at the time as we wanted to ensure we got to the theatre on time. Unfortunately I think everyman and his dog decided to eat in the "restaurant" before the show. We had to wait 45 mins for a simple main dish . On the plus side the breakfast was well prepared and had a good variety of choice. We mentioned the problems to the desk on the way out and they gave us the HO details. A swift email with pics attached of the problems resulted in a letter of apology and £40 of Greene King Vouchers. The setting is good and we hope to return to see if the "refurb" has been succesful.

Room Tip: Some rooms over look the town square which is very noisy at night .. Ask for a room not overlooking...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Furryflaps
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I had always wanted to stay at the Kings Head, but the old reviews did put me off. Now refurbishment has taken place, decided to try it. Have to say really delighted by what we found. The receptionist gave us a great welcome, and the room (superior type) was great. So much space, lovely décor, but most of all, absolutely immaculate. Side street view of the Abbey. Breakfasts were good, however, due to the Christmas parties of the weekend, service was a little slow, and indeed made up our own table on the Sunday as tables were not being cleared. Cannot blame the waiting staff, they were so friendly and were trying their best, but more the lack of leadership/management, and no systems in place. This said, a complimentary bottle of wine with our meal on the Sunday evening did go some way to making up for the breakfast failings. The meal and the dining area were first class, and although busy with Christmas parties, our service was spot on. Would definitely stay again. Lovely situation in a splendid little town with a good range of individual shops.

Room Tip: The superior type room does offer plenty of space with a sofa seating area if staying for more than...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Glenda T
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Property: Kings Head Hotel
Address: The Square, Wimborne BH21 1JG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wimborne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Wimborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Head Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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