The Kings Arms

A charismatic and cosy 20-room Georgian boutique hotel, close to Christchurch town centre, and home to foodie-favourite The Kings Arms Restaurant. The perfect Dorset coastal getaway.

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Described by The Mail on Sunday as a “jewel on the Dorset coastline”, The Kings Arms boutique hotel offers a relaxed, gourmet stay in the heart of historic Christchurch, on the spectacular Dorset coast.

Blending traditional character with contemporary design, and restored to its original Georgian style with period features, the hotel has 20 luxury rooms, many with views out over the bowling green, Stour River and the Norman-era ruins towards the 18th Century priory.


So quiet, so cosy, so needed

Snuggle down in uber-soft sheets. Wake up to tea & coffee and slippers. Freshen-up with White Company toiletries. Standard in all rooms.

Eat & drink

Dine out... & miss out

Unlike other hotels, Harbour Hotels pride themselves on having award-winning restaurants and hip bars in-house. The Kings Arms Restaurant serves dishes inspired by locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, showcasing the region’s finest flavours. Why wouldn’t you dine in?

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Offers & Events

What to see & do


Best walks in Christchurch & The New Forest

  • Opposite hotel +
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A whizz on the water (or to the Isle of Wight)

  • 5 mins drive
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Best cycle rides in Christchurch & The New Forest

  • 30 mins drive
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Don't just stay, make it an experience

We want you to get the most from your stay with us. There are some great things to see and do in and around the hotel, so we asked our staff to recommend the best activities, attractions and events in the area.

We've also listed some exclusive Harbour Hotels 'experiences' you won't find anywhere else.

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Your perfect wedding, our perfect venue

A stunning venue, inspirational themes, and a dedicated, experienced wedding coordinator: we promise to make your special day the one you always hoped for. Your wedding, your way.

Meetings & events

More than just a meeting ...

Aside from 3 great event spaces and a specialist team on hand to help you organise, we offer a charismatic, historic venue, first-class facilities, and specially created menus, from platter-style banquets to tasty finger food.

How to find us

Bournemouth Airport 15 mins by car
Southampton Airport 35 mins by car
Christchurch train station 5 mins by car
London [Waterloo] 2 hours by train