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Royal Kings Arms

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Having previously stayed at this hotel we expected ' character ' as we knew it was in need of an update but the room we were allocated was the worst I have seen anywhere. Wallpaper was peeling off the walls, the bathroom was really shabby and I was reluctant to walk with bare feet on the carpet. Admittedly I booked...

Thank Joanne L
Burnley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Friday 28th lunch time, a coach of mixed English and French people in a twinning association had lunch, after a tour of the Lancaster Castle. The service slow the food was served in catering chaffers with tee lights under food was just warm, the hot pot was just lamb carrots peas under cooked potatoes on the top, cottage pie very...

Thank joannwhittaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again had a fantastic time at this hotel When we booked in we were given an anniversary card and 2 bottles of presecco from Damien, Lisa, Rebecca, Steve and all the staff. This was our 5th visit to this hotel and will definitely be back soon 😆

Thank Daisy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a weekend and we're first of all put into a suite room with a sofa. First impressions were that is was rather dated (there was still a trouser press) but it would be fine. After about an hour we started to become aware of noises in the roof above us - scratching noises. We later realised...

1Thank Benson_200
Lisa J, Manager at Royal Kings Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review, we are sorry to hear your stay with us was disappointing too yourselves. Having investigated your claim regarding rodents, we have discovered a tile missing from the roof above your room and believe birds have gained access to the roof space. This is now being dealt with and we apologise for the...

Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building our room was lovely with a castle view, which was also the name of our room!!!! Decor a little tired the bathroom could certainly use a facelift but it was very comfortable and clean. The staff all friendly and helpful

Thank Debi M
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

oh my god nothing like the photos showed, dont be fooled a horrible hotel check in was brilliant by a beautiful young polite lady who is the only good thing about the hotel.... i checked in ... went to my room found it to be absolutley disgusting and left....... i did not even bother to ask for a refund as...

Thank GlennAndrews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with friends for 1 nite lovely building lots of character does need updating . Staff very helpful . Our room small bathroom needed refurb friends had lovely bigger room . Breakfast fine could be better but good choice of items . Hope someone can find lots of money because this is a lovely building could be amazing would...

Thank Angela P
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stayed here for a weekend break. A beautiful hotel, although it does need some work. The current management/staff are clearly trying to turn the place around since my last visit and are doing a great job. Room was lovely and clean, great for the cost. The breakfast was nice and the staff attentive and friendly. Lancaster is a great city...

2Thank Angela123316
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My sister and I stayed for one night a couple of nights ago. Yes the decor is dated but the character of the building and rooms is simply quaint and endearing. Everything needed in the room was there. The water was hot for the shower. The beds were so comfy. We had a street view room and had double glazing...

2Thank JackTheHat2605
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stayed for 2 nights Feb 2017 with a group of family in different rooms - this hotel has some negative and positive factors and has the potential to be very good. Unfortunately, the standard of the room we stayed in was very poor. The decor is very tired and dated with wallpaper peeling and stains on the carpet. The bathroom...

2Thank RebekahDoncaster

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We always offer the best prices to our guests direct through hotel reception so be sure to call us first. Fantastic all round venue in a central location, ideal for weddings and functions, everything under one roof. In the heart of the historic city of Lancaster, with views of its famous castle, stands the Royal Kings Arms Hotel. Originally built in 1625 and later rebuilt in 1879, the hotel was immortalized by Charles Dickens in his tale of "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices". This Grade II listed hotel has 55 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, including the luxury Castle Suite, with its four poster bed and views of the castle, the entrance to which is just 50 yards away. With origins dating back almost 1,000 years Lancaster Castle, a Grade 1 listed building, occupies a city-centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts and has been described by English Heritage as "not only the North-West's most important historic and archaeological monument but also of international importance". Other historic buildings in Lancaster include the Judge's Lodgings and the Doll Museum. The sea plays a big part in Lancaster's history and the Maritime Museum is a fascinating place to visit. Beyond the city, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach, while the seaside resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool are a short drive away. Breakfast is available when checking in at reception, we do have car parking facilities at £5 per car per stay at the rear of the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Kings Arms

Address: 75 Market Street, Lancaster LA1 1JG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Lancaster
Price Range: $77 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Kings Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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Best Western Lancaster
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“Don't give it a miss”
JackTheHat2605, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request one of the renovated rooms.”
RebekahDoncaster, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room overlooking the car park rather than the front of the hotel as it will be less noisy.”
paulmD8411LU, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Toilet flusher in our room wasn't working properly and took several attempts , this wasn't very good as I was sharing . Could do with a bed side lamp as you either have to have the main light on or get out of bed to switch the lamp on the dressing table either on or off ”
sarahaE2168ZC, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Other reviews have offered advice. I just sleep there.”
stephenpJ268NL, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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