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High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 133 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Best Western Kings Arms Hotel.
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Free! Internet via modem is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, Shoeshine, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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The food; the standard and condition of decoration; food presentation.
The vehicle entrance to the car park from East High Street is very narrow and needs to be negotiated with care. I wouldn't want to attempt it in a Range Rover or similar.
Location, Staff, Bar, Food, room-size, parking
Mattress a bit cheap & bouncy, TV reception, Drainage of water in bath/shower very slow.
Excellent position, clean, tidy hotel.
Would have been nice to have had breakfast included in the price.
Very good all round
Stairs a bit unusual up and down. Rooms a little noisy
The room was located overlooking the main street and thus my sleep was disturbed with traffic noise. I thought that £8 was too high a price for Pate & Toast so I never ate in the hotel. £1 spent on an overhaul meant the rooms and bathrooms were excellent, but every floorboard squeaked in the room, corridors and stairs which gave the hotel an overall cheap and shoddy atmosphere.
Very central and clean
Helpful, friendly, polite staff at all levels. Easy parking a big plus too. Breakfast excellent
1. Expensive for facilities. 2 .Room although in many ways good size and well equipped had no drawers for storing clothes 3. The door into bathroom had a horrible sqeek which must have been obvious. We fixed it in pono time with some medical ointment but should not have been necessary 4 on arrival two 90 year old guests not offered help with bags.
Easy to book
The traffic in the road outside
Breakfast Size of room
Creaky unlevel floors Noisy road outside Noisy residents TV not working Large bathroom but no shower
Location was good, staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was large and clean with lovely bathroom. Service was excellent.
Didn't have our booking, even though we had confirmation email from Hotel (made main booking through Booking.com which they had but then added 2 extra single rooms direct which they didn't have). Had no hot water from evening through to following morning but gave us 10% discount from our bill (we had to ask for it though!).
Meal portions very generous. Local beer on tap.
Bathroom very small in our room.
friendly and helpfull staff
This hotel is well situated and provides a comfortable place to stay in Dorchester. The room we had was clean and well appointed . The staff are helpful and attentive. The breakfast was good but we would not recommend the bistro. The food was mundane and as there was an event on we had a long wait. Apart from this a good choice of hotel. The Italian restaurant on trinity street was very good value and the fish excellent.
As we mentioned the bistro. Breakfast very good but evening meal poor. Staff there are very attentive however.
It was very friendly and the facilities were good.
Locatie, bar & breakfast. The back of the hotel is quiet, especially compared to the front of the hotel
Moldy and smelling bathroom
Easy hotel parking. Good breakfast.
Tea was cold at breakfast
Breakfast was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive.
Position of Hotel was very convenient. Our room 112 was spacious and clean. We have re-booked with you for a break in June, but unfortunately this room was unavailable.
Decent comfy beds. Complimentary bottle of water and having tea and coffee machine. Great cooked breakfast
Window rattled when you walked
Friendly welcome Good food
Map of town at reception would be useful for directing people
Location ROOM QUITE GOOD
EXPENSIVE BAR VERY BUSY PUBLIC AREAS
The staff were very helpful
The mattress felt like a block of concrete
Staff really helpful and couldn't fault the service. They even set us up a table for two in a quiet area as there was a wedding party in the bar that night!
Most of it
This was our third time staying her and we were not disappointed with the facilities, location or service. although I must say that the reception staff did seem a bit disinterested upon our arrival. the hotel is great for getting into town, a well as traveling to other places of interest. There was live entertainment on Friday night which provided a really good atmosphere. The bar staff and breakfast staff could not have been more helpful, and we will gladly come back again.
noisy fan in bathroom which can be turned off, and the room did seem a bit cramped.
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