Very Good10 Reviews
1.75km from Crabtree Lane SouthWe stayed at the Old Kings Arms because we were visiting the Tutankhamun Exhibition in London and it seemed staying in Hemel Hempstead and going in by train was a good idea; and it was. We stayed for 2 nights and we much preferred staying here to staying in some soulless chain hotel. Check-in was very friendly when we arrived, our room being upstairs above the pub itself (other rooms are at the back). There was no noise from the pub in the evening, but it can be rather noisy from the road outside (traffic, not people). But as we were checking out, there were two chaps that looked like they had come to fit new windows or maybe secondary glazing, so if that’s the case then that should cut the traffic noise down I’m sure. Breakfast was very good, either a full breakfast or eggs Florentine, which my wife has both mornings, and loved. The lady serving breakfast was also great ! We ate both lunch and dinner on the first day; the gammon was very good, so much so I had the small sized one for lunch and then the larger one later on in the evening as well. All the food is cooked to order and its top quality, not industrial microwaved ready meals. Parking is a bit tricky, but we managed okay behind the hotel. There’s no restrictions so you just have to park where you can; we only had a couple of minutes walk to the car. So for our 2 nights it was great, we’d certainly have no trouble staying at the Kings Arms again the next time we visit London.