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“Peacocks a Pleasure!”

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The Retreat Castle Rooms
Ranked #1 of 1 Bonnyrigg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
dublin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Peacocks a Pleasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2008

My boyfriend and I had a really great stay in the Retreat Hotel and would really recommend it to anyone who wants to stay a little bit out from Edinburgh CIty Centre. Rooms are lovely and set in two lovely grounds overlookiing a courtyard with a chapel no less! They only have 8 rooms so staff are just so friendly and the service is really personal. Food was great and the breakfast filling to say the least. You can explore Rossyln chapel , vogrie park and dalkeith easily from here. ALso worth seeing is Dalhousie castle. They have a massive beergarden with roaming peacocks too. All in all great!

Stayed June 2008
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2008

My friend and I stayed here for a wedding at Dalhousie Castle in Edinburgh. We stayed in the twin room which was amazing, really big with a huge ensuite bathroom and the room had two double four posters! All the staff were really friendly and very accommodating. The hotel is very clean and has nice grounds and is famous for it's resident peacocks who are very tame! I also have to recommend the food which has generous portion sizes and is delicious, especially the full Scottish breakfast.

The bus stop is almost outside the front door and a bus into Edinburgh centre costs just £1.10. I also have to highly recommend Bee Dee (BD) Taxis 0131-663 8541, the owner of which was extremely accommodating for our regular trips in his 8-seater taxi back and forth to Dalhousie castle and I should add the only local taxi company who seemed free to give lifts to two lost English people where the other taxi companies told us they were fully booked two days in advance!

Overall, a fantastic hotel, we were very pleased and it really made our stay in Bonnyrigg very enjoyable.

  • Liked — Friendliness of staff
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled on business
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Property: The Retreat Castle Rooms
Address: 1 Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg EH19 3HS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Bonnyrigg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bonnyrigg
Price range (per night): $188 - $221
Hotel Class:3 star — The Retreat Castle Rooms 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly family run Fairytale Castle close to Edinburgh City centre. With 5 quality rooms some with four poster and set in tranquil 1.5 acres with playarea and large gardens. Unique guesthouse offering genuine friendly hospitality only 6 miles from Edinburgh with direct bus route. Minutes from the City by-pass and near to Rossyln Chapel. Ideal location if you are going to a function or wedding in nearby Dalhousie, Meville, Oxenfoord, Borthwick or Crighton Castles.Set yourself up for the day with one of our hearty full Scottish breakfasts- all local produce.A warm wecome awaits you at the Retreat Castle Rooms. ... more   less 
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