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The Kings Arms Hotel
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We chose room 11 on the top floor and had a wonderful view of the town square. They warned us that the stairs are steep and they weren't wrong. The final climb is almost vertical. So glad we only had carry-on luggage because our large suitcase would've been quite a challenge. The room was very comfortable and large. The floors are extremely uneven which makes you feel as if you're drunk when walking across the room. We had two double windows for plenty of light. The beams on the ceiling and stone wall gave it lots of character. Quite often the bathrooms in a place this old can be dreadful but that's certainly not the case here. The bathroom was modern with a large shower. There was plenty of shelving to store toiletries and such. The breakfast was delicious and quick so we could get on with our day. The only negative was the very slow shower drain which caused the water to pool at our feet but you can simply turn off the water for a minute or two to allow it to catch up. We loved the central location with many shops and restaurants within one or two blocks' walk.

Room Tip: Room 11 is very spacious and has a great view overlooking the town square.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

On a recent break to the Cotswolds we chose to eat here after a long day of sightseeing. We entered the bar which was very busy and were greeted by two very friendly barmaids. We looked at the menu and went upstairs to the restaurant where we were ignored by a young waiter who was setting a table. At 6.00pm and with only 2 diners in we were told to come back much later. On our way out a barmaid asked us to wait while she got us a table. We were then sent straight back upstairs to be ignored again. This guy cleary didnt want us here. We were seated and told that we would have to make our selection very quickly as a party of 16 were due in later. We should have left but we're tired and hungry. The food was good and portions very generous but after our main course we were ignored again. We gave up on coffee and desserts. I understand a party of 16 is quite a task in a restaurant but the young girl from the bar did most of the work. We really felt in the way. I would award the food 3 stars but service none.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We selected Kings Arms in part because of Rick Steves review, and also their website. No regrets. We did pick an upper floor room (11) that challenged our stair climbing skills ! But we were well aware from their website. Had great views of the town center and a great location to stroll around the town. The floors were very uneven to say the least in this very old building. Excellent location for touring the Cotswolds. We tremendously enjoyed our stay !

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

For such an old and charming building, the rooms and amenities were great! Our room was spacious with a sitting area and lots of storage space for our luggage and such. The bathroom was modern with a nice shower. Breakfasts were pleasant and the one dinner we had there was delicious. Service was attentive. We travel a lot and I rarely write reviews but felt this place deserved some praise!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Lucinda H, Manager at The Kings Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We really appreciate you taking the time to write your review, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope we can welcome you again should you make a return visit to Stow on the Wold

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Stopped by for a late bite to eat and had the risotto and the pot pie -- the risotto was perfectly good but the pot pie was just about as delicious as they come. Really wonderful pork, salty and delicious, gorgeous flaky crust. The veg sides were really good as well, good broccoli and carrots.

Staff were extremely friendly and its very cute inside, nice atmosphere! :)

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Stow-on-the-Wold
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Stow-on-the-Wold
Price Range: $160 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kings Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kings Arms is a quirky raditional Country Inn offering a warm welcome with traditional English food, real ales and wines available both in the ground floor pub and 1st floor restaurant with views of the Market Square, whilst our cosy bedrooms and cottage rooms offer the perfect place to base yourself when exploring the beautiful countryside and local Cotswold attractions. ... more   less 
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