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18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT England
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 11 hotels in Christchurch
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Telephone
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Iron
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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nic0le3236 wrote a review Jul 2021
Sunderland, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a perfect night stay with my daughter! Hotel very clean, food exceptional, staff very attentive! Beautiful settings, perfect view from hotel window.will definitely be back again, would definitely recommend this hotel!😄
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tomas Klima, General Manager at The Kings Arms Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for finding time to write your "awesome" review :-) We are all very pleased to see that you have liked The Kings Arms Hotel. We hope we will see you soon again. Tomas Klima General Manager
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BettySwallocks wrote a review Feb 2020
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom18 contributions7 helpful votes
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Mr Swallocks and I were married here in 2015 (a fantastic an memorable day) and returned here for a celebratory Valentine's lunch. The food was absolutely excellent. Haddock risotto with poached eggs was delicious and the steak was done to perfection. The little Swallocks were well-catered for, with a wide range of smaller dishes. The décor seems to be refreshed every two or three years and as a result the establishment retains a clean and fresh appearance that complements the welcome form the staff. I can't recommend this place enough.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Tomas Klima, General Manager at The Kings Arms Hotel
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for this kind review. The whole team here is very happy to see that you have enjoyed a nice family meal in our restaurant. Perhaps you can make it a yearly tradition... We hope see you soon again. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Jeffers wrote a review Jul 2021
Stamford, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
This was absolutely the perfect week and this hotel made it complete, firstly the Staff where unbelievably helpful and there’s wasn’t anything they would not do to make our stay perfect, the manager was a star and made sure we where made to feel special! The room was first class with a lovely outlook , breakfast was plenty and varied ,, 10/10
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your kind review and generous rating. We are pleased to see that you have enjoyed your stay at The Kings Arms Hotel so much and hope we will be welcoming you back again in the future. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Charlotte D wrote a review Jul 2021
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Had our wedding here. All I can see that this was top notch service from start to finish. The staff were kind and catering towards us the entire time, they helped us out alot in the set up and the actual day itself. Service and Food was excellent through out the day and the staff ensured that the day ran smoothly as well. Very much recommend anyone thinking of a wedding to come here as the setting and scenery is amazing.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Thank you very much for the kind review, rating and also recommending The Kings Arms further. Everyone enjoyed reading about how much you have enjoyed your special day with us. We cannot wait to welcome you back for your first Anniversary if not sooner. Tomas Klima General Manager
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redltcdr wrote a review Jul 2021
Saltash, United Kingdom71 contributions64 helpful votes
Visited for dinner. Had a very well prepared meal which was superb. Great atmosphere which was very relaxed and enjoyable. Good value for money. Brilliant choice of food and drinks. Staff were the best. Thanks for making an eventful evening even more special.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant for your meal. We could not be happier to read about your experience and how much you have enjoyed your visit. We hope we will be welcoming you back soon for another meal like this. Tomas Klima General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$100 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kings hotel christchurch
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Kings
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDorsetChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kings Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Christchurch Priory Church (0.2 km), Christchurch Quay (0.3 km), and Regent Centre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cuckoos Coffee Bar, The Priory Fryer, and Splinters.
Does The Kings Arms Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (7.0 km), Christchurch Priory Church (0.2 km), and Red House Museum & Gardens (0.2 km).
Is The Kings Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.