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The Kings Arms Hotel, 20 Market Place,, Melksham, SN12 6EX
At the Kings Arms Hotel, a warm welcome is expected from this enchanting staging post where in the early 18th century stagecoaches refreshed on their way between London and Bristol. The Kings Arms offers bed and breakfast accommodation with a superb menu for lunchtime and evening dining. Top to toe refurbishment. We now offer upgraded contemporary bedrooms and a transformed traditional bar. Stay, drink and eat in new surroundings. Couple that with the ability for social functions and conferencing, it makes a perfect venue for weddings, conferences, and a base from which to explore the wonders of Wiltshire.

Relax and unwind, watch the world go by. Enjoy a quiet drink or catch up with friends for a special night out. Our surroundings lend themselves to all your moods. The lounge bar is open plan on a split-level offering you the opportunity of dining if you wish or to just enjoy a drink. Wadworth traditional ales 6X I.P.A. J.C.B. and Henry's Smooth are all brewed locally in Devizes.

Just eight miles from the main East/West M4 motorway and 20 minutes from the famous Roman City of Bath. Melksham is surrounded by a wealth of historical sites and is perfectly situated for access to Cornwall and the South West, the South Coast, the Midlands and London.

We operate a total non-smoking policy throughout the hotel, the music is mellow, with a relaxing atmosphere and a service that is efficient and friendly. We are just the place to be amongst friends.

PLEASE NOTE - We are in a small town and at weekends our bar can be quite noisy. We also hold regular large functions and this may also result in some noise from the function room and bar area. Please contact us if you wish to check details of any functions we may have booked.
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Guest Reviews Based on 72 reviews
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68% recommended this accommodation to a friend 74% would stay again
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A noisy hotel
Due to the very close proximity to the local town's nightlife, the early hours of the morning are fillled with drunken revellers and clip-clopping of heels looking for taxis and shouting for their mates further down the road when they a have found one. This place is quiant and has "unique" features but it is cheap. We stayed on a Saturday night and had to put up with the appalling noise until about 3 in the morning. The windows are double-glazed, but the rooms are warm, so trying to find a happy compromise between warmth and noise was impossible. The flooring was uneven in the rooms, the uppermost rooms couldn't get hot water in the shower and we in the lower room had a shower that changed temperature depending on who was using what in the rest of the hotel. Our friends in the upper rooms felt they were falling out of bed due to the uneven nature of the flooring. Struggled to manually set up the TV in the room as there was no remote control at first - putting us at risk of missing an early Sunday Morning GP, but we managed it!
To summarise, it's an adequate place to stay, the breakfast was good, in fact the pub that the rooms are based around has a great atmosphere and ambience. The staff are great and responded to our gripes very well. Generally the maxim "you get what you pay for" is quite true in the hotel world, but some chains would be cheaper. This place has character and parking, but for a peaceful night's sleep, you need to make sure the nightclub next door is shut - the rest of the gripes would be bearable then.

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Richard C

From Ivybridge, UK
Who stayed in April 2013

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And good beer.

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A Gleave

From Hastings, England
Who stayed in April 2013

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KINGS ARMS REVIEW
NICE OLD COACHING INN WITH GOOD FOOD

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D GRUNDY

From UK
Who stayed in March 2013

With colleagues

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Friendly local Hotel - excellent value
I enjoyed my one night stay, booked the day before and didn't have to pay a premium unlike some branded chains. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the service was good. Although an older property with a lick of paint required in some of the corridors, the room was clean, bed very comfortable, shower powerful and hot, the food was good for the price and the local beer was very nice. For B&B it was excellent value for money.

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clive j

From UK
Who stayed in March 2013

Travelling alone

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Great food room a little tired
The food in the evening was of very high standard although the room itself was a little tired. The bedroom was tidy and had all was needed for an overnight stay

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H Watson

From UK
Who stayed in February 2013

Travelling alone

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100% pleased
Everything was fantastic, we all enjoyed our stay

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Brian Agg

From Evesham, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

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Shame that there was no communication between LateRooms and the Hotel as although I had received e-mail confirmation of the room, the Hotel had not. Hence there was no room!
The Hotel was VERY helpful and found me alternative accomodation which was cheaper.
I have no problem with the Hotel - Just the mess that LateRooms left me in.

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R Purdy

From Woking, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

Family with young children

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Vey cold
The room needed decoration and the tap in the bathroom sink was loose and didnt work. My room door handle came off in my hand when trying to get into my room. The room was dirty and not well maintained

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Ken C

From Aberdeen, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

Family

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Happy Couple
Hotel far exceeded my expectations with beautiful rooms of a good size with a comfortable bed. The inclusive full English breakfast the next morning was the perfect end!

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Tom B

From Gloucester, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

Couple

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great place to stay
warm friendly welcome, clean warm rooms, excellent freshly cooked food, a plesent hotel, will definatly be using again

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J Davies

From Warrington, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

Travelling alone

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