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Re-Opened in April 2019 following a major renovation and after 15 months closure, the Kings has 10 en-suite bedrooms and a Garden suite. New beds, bathrooms and decor will transform and modernise the facilities at the hotel whilst retaining the character and history of the building. The pub has a great ambiance that along with a selection of wines and beers, some local chat and a fabulous team, you won't want to leave. Our food offer is fresh and informal with daily specials ranging from traditional bar food to gastro pub. A la carte and set menus available.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Breakfast available
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anausa2016 wrote a review Sep 2022
Hamilton, United Kingdom1 contribution
Visited here Sat 3rd September for lunch family of 5.....food was excellet and a vast choice. Staff were the jewel in the crown, everyone so friendly; helpfull and pleasant. Wull definitely visit again next time we are in Merose
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cheryl S wrote a review Aug 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just been in for a meal with my partner, best meal I've had in a very long time n I'm a picky eater had the Saucy French chicken main and garlic cheese bread my partner had the rib eye steak and mackerel pate.. 100% would recomened this hotel for a meal.. Staff very helpful be a shame for them to lose Paula when she leaves tommorow a bright n bubbly caracter that will be hard to replace I'm sure.. Thanks to them all.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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S & W Campbell wrote a review Aug 2022
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We were visiting dear friends last weekend and had lunch here, the food was lovely, service was fast and efficient and the staff were just great! Overall,the bar area was clean,the toilets were to and the outside seating area was so inviting. We Would love to see you again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alan D wrote a review Aug 2022
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Stayed at Kings Arms, Melrose, from Friday 29th July, for three nights. We had 3 problems.... 1. The room was very small. The en-suite was tiny and the shower door could not open fully due to hitting the wall opposite. This room (3) was situated next to the toilets serving the down stair bar/eatery. 2. On the mornings of the 3 days there was no hot water to shower/wash. This was mentioned to the management on the first and second mornings, and promises were made to 'tinker' with the boiler. This made no difference. It was obviously a long term problem. We were up, looking to shower at 8am....still no hot water. This problem was also confirmed by the couple in the room next door. 3. On 2 of the three mornings, it took 35-40mins for the cooked breakfast to arrive at the table, from the time of ordering. I had to ask on several occasions for fresh coffee. The hotel was almost empty on the Sunday night/Monday morning, but this made no difference to the hot water/length of time for breakfast to arrive. For what we were paying (£125/night, including breakfast) we would not return/recommend this establishment to anyone. Finally, on a positive, the cooked breakfast (when it arrived) was very good.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Matthew R wrote a review Jun 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
lone salmon fisherman looking for a pint, have made loads of new friends in no time, with ease, top class beer, friendly helpful engaging staff. definitely will be back in The Autumn. perfect place to relax
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Footsy2 wrote a review Jun 2022
Durham Uk69 contributions74 helpful votes
The breakfast was awful and service slow so we ate elsewhere after first one despite it being included. Security a problem as room left open one day. Staff were friendly and approachable. Bathroom needs shelving.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Vahevala5555 wrote a review Jun 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom8 contributions
We have been many times over the years to the Kings Arms. At our most recent visit, the meal was fine, but when I requested my usual Belhaven, I was told that they don't do Belhaven any more, and the only beer available was John Smiths. As everyone knows, John Smiths is rubbish compared to Belhaven. You will lose a lot of custom including ourselves if you persist in not serving Belhaven. Please take note of this comment and act on it in the hear future.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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568MFF wrote a review Jun 2022
Manchester64 contributions35 helpful votes
Stayed in Melrose for a couple of days last week, and although we didn’t actually stay in the Kings Arms we found it to be very friendly with a great atmosphere serving very good mainly traditional food. The jewel in the crown for us though was Connor the barman who was exceptional at his job in our opinion. Not only does he serve a great pint, he was so friendly and nothing was to much trouble to him including bringing a bowl of water for our black Labrador Monty.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Paul A wrote a review May 2022
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My wife and I called in today and were served by Daniel. He was a very polite, personable and efficient young man. He showed an interest in us and also sorted out a loyalty card for us. We will certainly return
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Ali921 wrote a review May 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1159 contributions548 helpful votes
Stayed here during our trip. Room was clean, comfortable beds and a lovely shower. Food wise it would be described as a gastro pub. There is a separate bar area. Food was good - veggie burger, mac & cheese and salads. No continental breakfast was available but a sufficient selection of cooked to satisfy most people. It's clear that quite a few businesses are struggling to come to terms with Brexit and post covid issues.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$115 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kings arms melrose
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish BordersMelrose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about King's Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to King's Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Melrose Abbey (0.2 km), Trimontium Museum (0.1 km), and St. Cuthberts Way (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at King's Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at King's Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at King's Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to King's Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Provender, The Townhouse, and Burt's Hotel Restaurant.
Is King's Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Melrose.
Are pets allowed at King's Arms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does King's Arms Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to King's Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dryburgh Abbey (5.0 km), Melrose Abbey (0.2 km), and Abbotsford (3.7 km).