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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Leicester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Doncaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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Hincaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was told by my daughter that this hotel was good. I can only guess she wasn't on the 4th floor. The hotel itself is perfectly located in central Lancaster. The dining / breakfast room on level one is perfect but lulls you into a false sense of security... The staff too were pleasant and breakfast was of a good...

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights very recently, will defiantly be returning. Check in was fast and the staff behind the reception were very friendly and nothing was too much for them. Our room was 306 and it was clean and comfortable although could do with some TLC but upon talking to the new manager he stated that the rooms...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right in the centre of Lancaster with its own small car park. Beautiful elegant breakfast room. Good breakfast. Comfortable room. Slightly old fashioned but it was a delight to be in a atmospheric old hotel rather than in a clinical modern one. Good value.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

You have to look past the faded glories and worn carpet. This is a rather lovely comfortable hotel that is really well located and very modestly priced. Close to the railway station and the castle and central town. Our room was a bit worn but perfectly clean and tidy. The staff were really lovely. I would recommend the hotel highly...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review and for your recommendation

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Room was very very hot in late December because they have a very ancient heating system that is basically always on in winter. Thermostatic valves in the rooms did not help because the pipes themselves were causing most of the heat. Opening the window lets in the street noise from party revelers below. We had to ask to be moved...

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

Thank you taking the time to review. We are aware of the problem with the heating system and this is an issue we are currently dealing with during our refurbishment

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We enjoyed our stay and as always staff were very helpful and friendly . It was a shame that the bar was till closed as getting drink from reception didn't feel right, it also made it feel that the hotel wasn't really open

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were looking for a place in the centre of Lancaster which could accommodated at least 80 for a buffet meal after my sons church dedication service. We struggled to find some where but then came across the Royal Kings Arms hotel! It was perfect! Walking distance from our church. It had a lovely grand function room with a balcony...

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

Thank you for your review Claire We had a lovely time hosting your family and guests (and playing with toys!)

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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: €66 - €80 (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
Royal Kings Arms Lancaster, England
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“Don't give it a miss”
 of 5 bubbles JackTheHat2605, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request one of the renovated rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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 ”
 of 5 bubbles sarahaE2168ZC, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles stephenpJ268NL, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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