The enjoyment of your stay can very much depend on the quality of your room. On our previous stay we had a spacious well laid out room, this time our room (No. 002) was very disappointing to be polite. It was small, crammed, the sitting area consisted of 2 chairs squeezed into a corner, no table apart from an old fashioned desk/ dressing table (reminded me a bit of a Premier Inn). The tea/coffee making facility was a narrow, fold out shelf on the wall and the kettle difficult to operate (with short fixed lead attached) unless you happen to be left handed. TV was the old fashioned type, the whole room looked dreary and drab and the bathroom in urgent need of upgrading. The outlook was on a grassy overgrown embankment, no attempt had been made to mow the grass or improve the view by putting some flower pots or similar outside. This room reflects badly on the rating and reputation of the hotel and should not be offered to guests unless completely refurbished. What a great pity!
Stunning location by the river Tweed and Dryburgh Abbey, extensive scenic walks right from the hotel doorstep. Friendly service, relaxed, cosy atmosphere and bistro serving food throughout the day though some dishes are very ordinary others are a delight. Comfortable king size bed. Good cooked breakfast though the addition of a fresh fruit salad would have been nice.