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18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT England
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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
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Sandjgardner wrote a review 21 May
Reading, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely location just off Christchurch high street Great Hotel Staff very friendly and welcoming Great Decor well kept bar area Rooms spacious and very clean Good food with plenty of choice Have stayed here many times Best hotel I have ever stayed in
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Thank you very much for chosing The Kings Arms Hotel for your stay. We could not be happier to read how much you enjoyed staying with us and we hope you wil be returning soon again. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Neil Robinson wrote a review 17 May
London, United Kingdom13 contributions29 helpful votes
The service was fantastic - every member of staff was welcoming / friendly and helpful - couldn't fault it at all, especially as you had a wedding going on at the same time as well. The room was a brilliant size, good storage and the bathroom was great - my wife liked the layout for getting ready more than our recent stay in a 'posh' Dubai hotel as well. Really clean / couldn't fault it. Breakfast was great as well - loads of choice and top quality ingredients all fresh.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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What a lovely review! We are very grateful for you finding time to write it and share with others how much you have enjoyed your stay. We hope you will be visiting us soon again. Tomas Klima General Manager
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max753 wrote a review 16 May
london31 contributions12 helpful votes
Lovely Hotel, very large clean rooms, great staff especially Matt who couldn't do enough for us. evening meal was excellent and the staff were friendly. great location as its right in the middle of the town.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: 103 is a great room although its at the front so it can be noisy if you like the windows open.
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Matt will definitely be very excited to see his name in your review. It is so nice to see that you have enjoyed what the team does and your stay. We hope you will come back soon. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Frances W wrote a review 15 May
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We had a wonderful overnight stay here. The room was cosy as described but it had all you needed and a lovely big bed. The staff were excellent. Friendly, welcoming and made great cocktails! The reception, restaurant and bar and of a high standard of decor. The location is super. We had a lovely sunny wander down to the Quay which is minutes away. Overall I was very impressed as we've not stayed in a Harbour hotel before. Will definitely seek them out in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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We are so happy to see that you have enjoyed your first stay at a Harbour Hotel and that it was The Kings Arms Hotel. Thank you for writing your review and sharing with others. We hope you will be visiting us soon again when in the area. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Travelling_31427 wrote a review 5 May
United Kingdom183 contributions54 helpful votes
Noisy! Room next door, road noise with revellers chatting loudly in the late evening, Rubbish and recycling collections at 4 and 5 AM. Breakfast was great, but could be a challenge if you were in a hurry. I enjoyed my leisurely breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Room away from street side
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Thank you very much for writing your review with constructive feedback. I was sorry to read about your "loud neighbours" and also the early collections. I have addressed this with the waste company. I would be more than happy to discuss this in more detail with you. Please contact me directly on: Tomas.klima@harbourhotels.co.uk Tomas Klima General Manager
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Valerie H wrote a review 5 May
Bournemouth, United Kingdom9 contributions
We have lunch regularly at the Kings. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent, served properly with waiter/ress service. Today's offer was excellent value. Nice ambience. bar available and accommodation if needed. Central position in Christchurch. At present there is a cocktail hour offer too.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you very much for your kind words and generous rating. It is so nice to see a review from someone who is visiting us on a regular basis. We shall see you soon again. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Becky wrote a review 4 May
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Had a lovely stay at the Kings arms, the room was spotless and spacious and overlooked a very pretty courtyard. The bed was comfy and huge. Best of all were the staff who couldn't do enough really. Not sure the name of the person who looked after us on the evening of the 3/4/22 but he is a treasure. Overall a great stay and look forward to returning for another.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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The team is always happy to read a review which mentions them as the most positive point. They do put a lot of hard work into making our guests enjoy The Kings Arms Hotel and we are very pleased that it was like that in your case also. We hope to see you soon again. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Miki N wrote a review 4 May
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We recently had our wedding here and had to postpone twice due to the pandemic. Throughout the rescheduling process the kings were helpful and always tried to put our minds at ease. On the lead up to the final date we were invited to come in and meet with Kathryn which help settle a lot of our concerns and made sure our day went smoothly. We were lucky enough to have the day before the wedding to set up and decorate, as I had made a lot of the decorations and stationary myself. The staff were very helpful and were on hand if needed. On the day everything went perfectly, we didn’t expect it to go so well! The staff were great, food was insanely good (we’ve had so many guests contact us since just to rave about how good the duck was!). Our drinks were always topped up and food was brought out on time. The evening reception was great, and all of the food for the evening guests was prepared on time and everyone enjoyed it! The only cons I would have would be: * It would have been great if there were microphones for the speeches as we had quite a few guests that couldn’t hear at all. We understand that this could have been something that we could provide ourselves but speeches are a pretty integral part of a wedding breakfast so it would make sense to have it as standard. * We were offered bubbly throughout our stay however we were never made aware of being charged for it, and the way that it was worded made it seem like it was complimentary. We had no problem paying this but all of the bridal party were a bit confused after finding out that it was being charged to the room as we all had the same opinion on the wording. * The pricing for the bars changed throughout the day and this would have been nice to know beforehand so that we could’ve notified guests as some of them came to us quite confused. Overall it was a brilliant day and couldn’t have wished for anything better! We were very concerned during the lead up to the wedding and there was a lot of stress but it was worth it in the end. Thank you again to Kathryn and The Kings.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Thank you very much for choosing The Kings Arms as the venue for your special day. We do really appreciate that you have found time to write your thorough review with your feedback. The team here puts a lot of effort into every wedding individually and I am certain that Kathryn will be very happy to see her name mentioned in your review. We hope we will welcome you back for your first anniversary if not before. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Christine M wrote a review 3 May
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There is nothing more to say than how wonderful The Kings have been regarding Grace and Shaun's wedding. Postponed twice because of the pandemic all prices and room rates were honoured. Three times the work but you would never have known! The wedding ceremony (The Bowling Green Pavilion) was charming and fun, photos with the castle and grounds as a backdrop and then the magically dressed reception venue could not be faulted. We - and they - had the most wonderful day and all their guests agreed. Couldn't recommend this more. WELL DONE KINGS!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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From everyone here at The Kings Arms a huge thank you for your kind words and geerous rating. We could not be happier to read how much you have enjoyed the wedding day. We hope to be welcoming you back at The Kings Arms soon again. Tomas Klima General Manager
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Lewis Hubbard wrote a review 3 May
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The quote in the title came from so many of of our family and friends that I had to start there, and I'm certain they were being assuredly honest. As a Groom who constantly felt like he'd burst, I was frequently met with smiles and reassurance from the most attentive and professional staff. This made all the difference. Every detail was seamless, the building and interior was beautiful and the atmosphere was cosy, yet you got the distinct impression of high-end presentation. I'll admit we had perfect weather, but the views were STUNNING. This was what initially sold it for me, and if you haven't visited yet, I would highly recommend a drink or a meal there. I felt like a king with my bride and I waving down to friends from the balcony of the bridal suite. From planning to execution, I couldn't possibly have asked for more. Big thanks to Collette, Leszek and team, it was worth every penny!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Thank you very much for finding the time to write your review. The team could not be happier to see that all the hard work they have put into making your Special day really special paid off. We hope you are having a nice honeymoon and perhaps see you soon again at The kings Arms Hotel. Tomas Klima General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$166 - $227 (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, Nusara, and The Priory Fryer.
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.