9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Fantastic Pre Christmas Break
"We have stayed at The Kings Arms many times and always have a brilliant time. We stayed in one of the superior rooms which have been refurbished since our last stay at the beginning of the year. Room is beautiful, really fresh ,and the flat screen TV kept the kids happy. Ate in The Loose Box Pizza place this time which was delicious. Weather could have been better, but overall a memorable stay once again. Looking forward to returning in Easter!! Thank you to all the staff"
- Travel date: 13th December 2006
"We stayed at the Kings Arms for 2 nights for the Beer Festival in June. We thought it was a bit pricey at Â£90 a night but found out that this was actually very good value (for the Lake District!) compared to others in the area, and it was a very good quality hotel. You can't get more central for all the shops, pubs, walks etc. It overlooks the Moot Hall and market square, and has its own restaurants and bars. We didnt use the restaurants, only for breakfast (which was wonderful) but heard good things about them, they recommend booking in advance in peak season. The room was very nice and comfortable, good shower too! The only complaint we had was the noise from the street outside. It was a very warm weekend and the beer festival probably had something to do with it (!) but it was very noisy with the window open. With the window shut it was fine. The only other thing to warn you about is they set up the market stalls at about 5am on saturday mornings which is also very noisy! Take some ear plugs or shut the window and you will be ok. Keswick was a bit too touristy for our liking but the pubs were great. Too many walking shops! Of course its a great base for walks, we did Cat Bells well worth the climb! Its ok for inexperienced walkers if you take your time and have some decent walking shoes on. The beer festival was great, the weather really helped as you could just sit outside and chill, but the tent was huge with a great selection and a Robbie Williams tribute act! All in all a very enjoyable stay, would definately stay at the Kings Arms again if we were to go back to Keswick."
- Travel date: 2nd August 2006
holiday when the children went back
"a couple of our friends recommended the kings arms.we found the phone number and a selection of special deals so we rang up.the receptionist was very polite and she took our reservation.very easy place to find and a car park permit is provided for you in a car park behind the hotel.hotel seemed a happy place with staff very friendly.we were staying on a dinner bed and breakfast for 4 nights and pay for three at a reduced rate aswell!!the room was excellent, nice bed and very clean. the meals in the restaurant were very good and they have a great variety.try the lamb henry i was told it was a pound in weight and i struggled to eat it! beautiful pub and other guests very easy to talk to. we will definitely be returning.brilliant!!"
- Travel date: 7th November 2005
We love the Kings Arms
"I have stayed at The Kings Arms about 3 times in all and have always had a wonderful visit. So much so that I cant wait to return again. It has a lovely location right on the main street in Keswick. The hotel itself is a real old Inn atmosphere without feeling grubby or smoky as I sometimes find with those old country pubs. There is a real fire in the bar which is lovely in winter. There is a restaurant in the hotel itself and a wonderful Italian in the Courtyard to the rear of the hotel. There is also a sports bar and a little night club in the courtyard. We never experienced any problems or noise as a result of this during any of our stays. The staff are lovely. The rooms are spotless and decor is nice. Last time we stayed we were upgraded to a suite as there were no standard rooms left and it was brilliant. Very spacious room, large bathroom and a great shower!! So if you can, an upgrade is a really good idea. There is also free parking on the car park to the rear of the hotel (but need to obtain a parking disk from reception). Keswick is a lovely place and the Kings Arms really does it justice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anybody visiting the lakes."
- Travel date: 12th October 2004
"Having been walking/climbing in the lake district for many many years and stayed in various hotels, guest houses I have to say that the Kings Arms is one of the best. The staff are pleasant the breakfasts are wholesome and the rooms, whilst granted some are on the small side, ie room 7. the rooms are clean and pefectly acceptable value for money. So much so that I have just booked another stay with them for early August 04."
- Travel date: 19th July 2004
Very Enjoyable Stay
"I have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at The Kings Arms Hotel where I found the staff to be very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms were actually quite spacious, and very clean contrary to what I have just read from other peoples reviews! The food in The Courtayrd Restaurant was beautiful, and I for one will definately be returning to The Kings Arms Hotel in the future."
- Travel date: 31st March 2004
"Has to be the worst place we have ever stayed. We had booked for 3 nights checked out after the first.Small cramped rooms Kept awake by disco, shouting along corridors. We sat for an hour for breakfast, got fed up and left. No appology and best is that they keep on mailing us to go again! Do not go you have been warned."
- Travel date: 11th March 2004
Looks The Country Inn: But Don't Go In!!
"Stayed for a festive break Dec 2003. What a shambles. The place is dire need of a makeover. The rooms are small the food pretends to be something it is not. Many nicer places to stay in the Lakes. Owners totally ignored complaints andare only interested in your money."
- Travel date: 3rd February 2004
Kings Arms Hotel, disco drove me nuts.
"Room not particularly large, bar shut dead on 11, no residents after hours drinking, food was reasonable but restaurant was understaffed. Worst problem was the Loft disco which was outside our bedroom window. Loud voices, arguments, fighting, each and every night we stayed until about 2 every morning. Would definitly not stay here again."
- Travel date: 24th August 2003