The King'S Arms Dorchester Hotel

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30 High Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1HF  show map
 3 stars
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The King'S Arms Dorchester Hotel

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

King'S Arms Dorchester is a 3-star hotel located in the center of Dorchester. Built in 1720, the traditional hotel was renovated in 2006.

The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

The King'S Arms Dorchester Hotel lies within 45 minutes’ drive to Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

All classic guest rooms including Standard Twin Room and Superior Double Room come with modern facilities.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have a continental breakfast from 07:00 to 09:30. The hotel’s comfortable Lounge bar welcomes guests for refreshing drinks.

Services

24-hour reception, ironing service and wake up service as well as free parking and a safe deposit box are available for guests' use.

Internet

Modem internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   37.

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Facilities

General

  • Internet access
  • Indoor parking
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

30 High Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1HF

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City Center
  • Dorchester
    600 m
Airports
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    37

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Rooms and availability

The King'S Arms Dorchester Standard Double Room
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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
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    The King'S Arms Dorchester Superior Double Room
    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The King'S Arms Dorchester Hotel Dorchester location
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      Hotel Address:

      30 High Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1HF

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Dorchester
        600 m
      Airports
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        37

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedDorchesterThe King'S Arms Dorchester

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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      The King'S Arms Dorchester Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Picturehouse - 1.9km
      • Green Valley Foods (Dorset) Ltd - 6.6km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 500 m

      Places of interest

      • Dorchester Conservative Club - 400 m
      • Curves For Women - 1.0km
      • English Heritage: Maiden Castle - 4.4km

      Amusement

      • Super Jackpots Amusements - 300 m
      • Plaza Cinema - 300 m
      • Dorchester Snooker Club - 800 m
      • Kingston Maurward Animal Park - 2.3km

      Museums

      • Dorset County Museum - 100 m
      • The Tutankhamun Exhibition - 100 m
      • Terracotta Warrior Museum - 200 m
      • World Heritage Ltd - 200 m
      • Keep Military Museum - 500 m
      • Teddy bear museum - 600 m

      Local Attractions

      • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - 10.7km
        Bullers Way, Abbotsbury
      • Monkey World - 14.1km
        Longthorns, Wareham
      • Portland Museum - 19.5km
        217 Wakeham, Portland
      • Abbotsbury Swannery - 13.3km
        New Barn Road, Abbotsbury
      • Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door - 17.1km
        West LulworthEngland
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        37

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedDorchesterThe King'S Arms Dorchester

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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      The King'S Arms Dorchester Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The King'S Arms Dorchester

      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple
        9.6

        we had over night stay on our way to coast, we had a great time , we had the honymoon suit it was fantastic. the staff were brill we would love to think we could go againe.

        food was expences.

      • Single
        7.4

        The Kings Arms Hotel is situated in the heart of Dorchester and liked the size of the bedroom, breakfast was well organised with a prompt service.

        Evening Bar Staff and Restaurant staff appeared a little stressed and need be more relaxed with the hotel residents. The main meal did not come with the side salad or bread as requested and came half way through the meal however the food was to a very good standard. I was reimbersed for the cost of the main meal

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Very handy in central Dorchester. Nice big room. Staff very helpful. Good breakfast.

        Pillows & duvet rather utilitarian

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        The staff from the top down were all first class. We ate in the hotel both nights that we were there and enjoyed the meals and the service. The breakfasts were as good as we have had anywhere.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Convenient location, freindly service, good food.

        Windows did not stay open so it was hot in the room

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        The staff were helpful. The room was clean and the bathroom ok. Breakfast was well cooked and apologies given for the delay in its arrival!

        As it was the warmest night of the year so far a fan (or air conditioning) in the bedroom would have made for a more comfortable night's sleep.

      • Older travelers
        5.4

        the hotel is positioned centraly in Dorchester allowing guests eay access to the shopping and attractions in the town. Car parking can be difficult if the hotel is full.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        the hotel was in a good position in dorchester

        both of our windows would not stay in the up position, the beakfast in the morning i had a fulll english and the forgot to put food on it even after writing it down and the other breakfast was scramble eggs on toast this is a joke for food there was about 3 inches in diameter of scramble egg, 3 mouth fulls and the toast wasd just a big bigger than a 50 pence piece, not recomended.

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        It was a convenient location with a reasonable price (when booked through Booked.net). The breakfast buffet was great and the hotel offered all the basics you would expect in this price range.

        The bath, in which I stood while showering, was slippery. I did slip. A friend, staying in a different room, had the same experience. When I put this to the front desk, on checking out, I was told that: had I read the information provided in the room, I would have known that bath mats were available on request. I should have read the room information, I should have properly assessed the surface of the bath before showering, and - even though I am neither elderly nor frail - I should have gone to reception to request a bath mat because leaving one in the bathroom, next to the slippery bath, is apparently not the more sensible option.

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Good, attentive staff, excellent breakfast and plenty of parking

      • Single
        10.0

        I liked being able to come and go as Ipleased ,the wish of the staff that my stay was comfortable,nothing was too much trouble, avery enjoyable experience

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Room and bathroom were spacious if a little utilitarian. Central location in Dorchester with adequate parking. Access to local restaurants. Staff were generally pleasant and accomodating. Reasonable value at weekend break prices.

        The dining room was very much part of the bar area and more suited to bar meals than a rather pricier reataurant menu. General decor and seating was rather dark.

      • Older travelers
        6.0

        Food good

        Not usual standard smallroom, hard bed and water supply to shower irratic

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        The room was large and extremely comfortable, staff were very friendly, breakfast was good and the decaf coffee was the best I have had in a long time

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Efficient reception if a little 'cool' i.e. a business welcome rather than a warm one.Very helpful in dealing with a situation when the car park was full and very helpful allowing use of car park.

        Disappointed that we could not have scones and tea on arrival.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The King'S Arms Dorchester Hotel Dorchester location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      30 High Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1HF

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Dorchester
        600 m
      Airports
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        37

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedDorchesterThe King'S Arms Dorchester

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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