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“Better than average but more good than very good!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Cross Keys Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 New Galloway B&B and Inns
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Better than average but more good than very good!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

The double room was small but very clean and fresh. The en-suite was a decent size and again very clean. Plenty of tea/coffee biscuits supplied but disappointed that there were no toiletries except soap. Host and staff very friendly and the bar was cosy and a nice place to be in the evenings. Food was ok but overpriced and breakfast uninspiring-no frills. There is no-where else to eat in this town. Paid £88 for room per night which was a bit too much taking everything into consideration.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

We booked in here reluctantly as our normal B&B budget was £30-£40 and one room was £62 , but other hotels were booked out with contractors. Very much a luxury B&B, which could not be faulted for comfort or welcome with a good atmosphere in the bar presided over by the owner and a hearty pub menu.
From the point of view of bikers , it was a bit too luxury and expensive for our tastes , but I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a very comfortable and pleasant place to stay and prepared to pay a bit extra.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

We stayed in a twin room that is not really suitable as a room for two (certainly for the price charged) because it is in the eaves and the roof slopes on both sides in the bedroom AND the bathroom. Consequently, both me and my friend frequently bumped our heads.

In the bathroom the shower was broken so the only way you could wash was by holding the shower head in your hand.

Breakfast was distinctly average, the sausages were particularly poor (and very cheap tasting).

On the upside, the bed was very comfortable and it was a very clean place.

However, there is a curious system of leaving keys at the desk (in case of a fire apparently). But you lock your room, and then leave your key on the unattended reception desk when you go out. Why bother having a key for the room then? Admitadly only guests have the code to get into the reception, but still, any of your fellow guests in the hotel could pick up your key and help themselves to the contents of your room.

Just very average with poor aspects.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

A warm welcome was received, all the staff are very friendly and helpful. The accomodation is of an excellent standard - very clean and comfortable. The food is amazing, the only fault was that I couldn't finish the large portion. We had a lovely stay here and will definately be returning.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruth F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011


Absolutely brilliant from the moment we arrived tillthe moment we left. lovely atmosphere excellent service and amazing staff. would recommend highly. spotlessly clean rooms and food not to be missed

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kippoton
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Property: The Cross Keys Hotel
Address: High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > New Galloway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in New Galloway
Price range (per night): $98 - $142
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cross Keys Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17C former coaching in is at the top of Loch Ken and on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. It is set in the centre of the smallest and most picturesque Royal Burgh in Scotland. We have 10 cosy en-suite bedrooms with TV/DVD/Radio and tea and coffee making facilities, a traditional bar with a good selection of Malts and a welcoming log fire and an excellent restaurant specialising in fresh local produce. Wi-fi access throughout Hotel. This is the perfect base to unwind and explore the outstanding natural beauty of South West Scotland. You can enjoy walking, cycling, shooting or stalking, fishing, golf, birdwatching, photography and painting, watersports.........Or just totally relax and do nothing....We welcome well behaved and "dog friendly" dogs. TRADITIONAL HOSPITALITY AT ITS VERY BEST. ... more   less 
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