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4.0 out of 5 Very good
48 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationMarks Hall Gardens and Arboretum7 min drive
Popular LocationColchester Zoo19 min drive
Popular LocationLayer Marney Tower24 min drive
AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)27 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Classic Twin Room, Ensuite (With Shower)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsClassic Twin Room, Ensuite (With Shower)

About this area


Kings Arms is located in Colchester. East Anglian Railway Museum and Tymperleys Clock Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Colchester Zoo and Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including birdwatching.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum - 7 min drive
  • Abberton Resevoir Visitor Centre - 18 min drive
  • Colchester Zoo - 19 min drive
  • Layer Marney Tower - 24 min drive
  • Colchester Golf Club - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Colchester Marks Tey Station - 7 min drive
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted) - 27 min drive


  • George and Dragon - 5 min drive
  • Banquet 1408 - 7 min drive
  • Sun Inn - 7 min drive
  • The Dolphin - 7 min drive
  • The Railway Tavern - 7 min drive

About this property

Kings Arms

3-star inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. This inn has 4 rooms.
Kings Arms offers 4 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property



Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

Kings Arms Colchester
Kings Arms Inn Colchester
Kings Arms Inn Colchester
Kings Arms Colchester
Inn Kings Arms Colchester
Colchester Kings Arms Inn
Kings Arms Inn
Inn Kings Arms
Kings Arms Inn
Kings Arms Colchester
Kings Arms Inn Colchester

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kings Arms and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kings Arms offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kings Arms cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Kings Arms pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kings Arms?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-out at Kings Arms?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Kings Arms located?
Situated in Colchester, this inn is within 6 miles (10 km) of Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Colchester Zoo and East Anglian Railway Museum. Blackwater Rail Trail Country Park and Colchester Castle Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Very good
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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When we arrived to check in we were told there was an issue with our double room, so had been moved to a twin room and offered a partial refund. Our room was clean and well stocked with towels, beds were also very comfy. Despite the road noise we both slept quite well. One highlight of the stay had to be the breakfast, very tasty indeed! Thanks again to the staff :)
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
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The pub was nice and the food was lovely. The breakfast was just thing that was needed to set me up for the day. The staff were all helpful and friendly when we interacted. Please remember that this IS on the main A120. You WILL get road noise throughout the night. I was rather amazed how many trucks went past at irregular intervals all night. I'm sure on a longer stay you'd get used to it, but a couple of nights wasn't really enough. I don't know if it was worse because I was outside of the pub itself, but bear this in mind.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Lovely hosts and amazing beer garden. Breakfast was really nice.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

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The Biggest Friendliest Welcome
Stayed here for one night as I was going to a wedding around the corner. I received the warmest welcome with the friendliest of staff who were all family. The room was comfortable and for an old building still had everything I needed. The breakfast was delicious and generous.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

3/5 Okay

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This is a lovely pub run by a lovely couple however the smell of fried food perforated through to our bedroom. A shame really, if they could just sort out that awful fried cafe smell this would be a really good place to stay for weddings
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

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