The Kings Arms

18 Castle Street ChristchurchBH23 1DTUnited Kingdom
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About The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms in Christchurch, Dorset, is a charming and intimate boutique hotel located across from the bowling green and the restored pavilion. It is also a popular choice for hosting weddings.

Each of the 20 rooms feature luxurious bedding and complimentary toiletries, tea/coffee makers, multichannel TV, hair dryer and en suite bathroom.

The recently restored Pavilion at The Kings Arms is a charming spot for a wedding, special occasion, private dining or corporate event and can host up to 80 people. The lawns lead up to the castle ruins and then to the river's edge. The Georgian style hotel has a lift to all floors. Parking is available.

The Kings Arms restaurant features food sourced locally and interesting menu concepts such as ’15 Mile Menu’ and the ‘Friday Fizz ‘n’ Chips’. The ‘Gin O’clock’ bar is a great place to unwind with a drink.

The hotel is located in the heart of Christchurch. It is great for a romantic break and ideally located for exploring the Dorset coast.


18 Castle Street , Christchurch, BH23 1DT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1202)588933 | Fax: +44(1202)588128 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Lovely hotel, beautiful setting.

Popular with holiday makers and romantic couples as well as those hosting a wedding or conference, The Kings Arms in Christchurch, Dorset, is a lovely, intimate hotel lovingly restored to an authentic Georgian style. The charming bedrooms, lovely bowling

Great restaurant and facilities.

The Kings Arms is an award winning restaurant that has been bestowed the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand for two consecutive years. The menu features dishes crafted from seasonal, local produce and is headed by Chef Patron, Alex Aitken. The rooms are well f

Excellent staff.

The staff at The Kings Arms is generally well spoken of as being highly professional, attentive and helpful.

Negative Reviews

Car parking, noise an issue.

There isn’t enough space to park all the cars at once, so the management retains the keys of guest cars so they can be moved around if required. This can be more of a problem when there is a wedding on site, when the hotel tends to get very crowded and no

No reception.

Several guest reviews have noted that the hotel has no conventional reception as such, which can make things rather difficult for guests looking to get some assistance.

Small loft rooms.

The loft rooms are very small according to several guest reviews, and getting in and out of bed could mean banging one's head against the sloping roof. Several guests felt that the hotel was expensive for the facilities offered.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 386 reviews across the web
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9 out of 10 based on 386 reviews