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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Dryburgh Abbey Hotel for one night as part of a regional fishing trip - cannot fault the location, a stones throw from the river and walking distance to several beats. Unfortunately, the hotel is let down by the staff and service - there's no doubt they're working hard but it's quite evident there either hasn't been enough training or...

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Oundle
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was real soul food for my wife and I and our dog Barney, the Bedlington terrier. A fantastic location on the banks of the Tweed with stunning views across the Scottish Borders. Lovely big room on the ground floor with a king size bed. Dated bathroom and lousy shower but great staff. Also, the hotel is in the process...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely time at Dryburgh Abbey hotel. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Had a nice room. large with pleasant bathroom. Wandered around and saw the swimming pool. Didn't actually get round to using it. Looked lovely. Wandered around outside. Weather was changeable so didn't stay out to long. Later in the year it will be lovely. Had our evening...

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dryburgh Abbey is magnificent building in an idyllic place. It has an understated elegance with a quiet comfortable ambience. We have stayed there many times. The beautiful river Tweed runs past the hotel and magnificent views can be had from the windows. Walking, fishing and other outdoor pursuits are easily accessed from the hotel. It is ideal for exploring the...

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Ken B, General Manager at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us at Dryburgh. We are very lucky that our location makes for some picturesque views, and is the perfect introduction to the Borders countryside. Our staff are more than happy to assist guests throughout their stay, to ensure your stay with...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Dryburg Abbey hotel for 1 night. The room although small was very clean and comfortable. There were tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries and a freeview TV. We made use of the indoor pool and sauna and dined in the bistro. There is a lovely walk down by the river and a huge lawned area...

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Ken B, General Manager at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Naomi, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Dryburgh. We are lucky to have such lovely surroundings, which make for some beautiful walks and views. Your comments will be passed on to the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back to Dryburgh soon. Best Wishes, Kenneth Buchanan

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is 40 years since last visit; a little apprehensive that the place might be crumbling, with guests to match. What a treat this place is; in a fabulous location on the banks of the River Tweed with the romantic ruins of an abbey next door. I get the impression the hotel is a popular wedding venue; was fully booked...

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Ken B, General Manager at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jan, Thank you for your lovely comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your return to Dryburgh after all this time! Our location does make for some beautiful views. Our staff are more than happy to help guests throughout the duration of their stay, to ensure your time with us is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Your...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely large light and airy double room with very comfortable bed. Bathroom was a bit dated but great hot water and strong shower. There are a few nice walks which can take you most of the day at a leisurely pace and also fit in a coffee or beer stop along the way. Breakfast was fab with...

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Ken B, General Manager at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dryburgh. Our stunning location makes for some beautiful country walks. Our team are more than happy to help and assist guests during their stay. All your comments will be passed on to the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an overnight stat on a DB&B basis in March 2017, this was part of an ITISON deal. This is a lovely countryside hotel beautifully situated on the banks of the magnificent River Tweed, ample car parking and an imposing red sandstone building. We were quickly and efficiently welcomed at reception in mid-afternoon and found our double room and en-suite...

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Ken B, General Manager at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you for your lovely review. we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Dryburgh. Our staff are more than happy to help guests at all points during their stay to ensure you have the most comfortable and pleasant a time with us as possible. Your comments will be passed on to the rest...

Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an overnight stay and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the hotel and surroundings. Had a meal in the restaurant which had a good choice on the menu - same at breakfast - both meals well cooked and presented. Loved the lounges - old fashioned but very comfortable and great for sitting in to read. Staff very friendly and...

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Ken B, General Manager at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Dryburgh. Our staff are happy to assist guests with any issues to ensure your stay is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dryburgh soon. Best wishes, Kenneth Buchanan

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time Real good traditional hotel Nice modern room Walked 25 miles around the Tweed Melrose St Boswell Didnt move the car for 3 days Restaurant with a good range of food and prices Nice bar Decent value and really nice staff Highly recommended

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Ken B, General Manager at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time staying with us at Dryburgh. Your comments will be passed on to the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back to Dryburgh in the future. Best Wishes, Kenneth Buchanan

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel sits on the banks of the River Tweed in the breathtaking Borders countryside. Next to the historic ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, Sir Walter Scott's last resting place, it offers a fabulous location for fishing, cycling, walking, or simply enjoying a relaxing leisure break. Quality local produce is served in the tranquil setting of the Tweed resataurant by friendly and attentive staff. The proximity of the hotel to the Abbey also makes it an ideal venue for that special wedding day. ... more   less 

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Address: St. Boswells, St Boswells TD6 0RQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > St Boswells
Price Range: $90 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dryburgh Abbey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Dryburgh Abbey Melrose
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“Ask reception for the room best suited to your needs”
 of 5 bubbles jinty20162017, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“In refurbished rooms are cheaper but ours was well appointed and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles JanWad365, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the river or the Abbey first or second floor are best.”
 of 5 bubbles 883glynd, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with river view. Our friends got the suite at top of hotel, windows not as big as in our room.”
 of 5 bubbles LizC332, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think rooms on the upper floors looking over the grounds to the river would be better .”
 of 5 bubbles NeilD49, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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