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50 Bog Rd, Penicuik EH26 9BZ Scotland
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#2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Penicuik
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a hotel located in the heart of Penicuik A very warm welcome to you from the Craigie Hotel, a beautiful and totally refurbished hotel in the heart of Penicuik, just 20 minutes from Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. With 16 elegant bedrooms, a first-class restaurant, a friendly bar, lovely grounds, and superb facilities for weddings and other occasions, the Craigie is the ideal choice – and our dedicated staff’s commitment to customer happiness ensures that your time here will be memorable. The Craigie’s History Our impressive Craigie house was built in 1885, designed by George Washington Browne for the eminent zoologist James Cossar Ewart. Ewart was born in Penicuik and went on to become Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh University. He is remembered for his pioneering genetic work with zebras, hence the appearance of that animal on our branding. Following Ewart’s death in 1933, the house was converted into a hotel. It remained as such for many decades, until the current own
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50 Bog Rd, Penicuik EH26 9BZ Scotland
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Russ_Nat_13 wrote a review 12 Sep
Sheffield, United Kingdom42 contributions34 helpful votes
Had an overnight stay here to break up our long journey back south. from Scotland.. First impressions were very good and the location is great for either Edinburgh or the Pentland hills. The Hotel, rooms and public areas are all fresh and clean with great interior design, modern and comfortable. We were lucky enough to have great weather and took advantage of the large beer garden in the sunshine. On our visit the hotel had staff shortages due to Covid so some restrictions were in place. The 'skeleton staff' on the dinner service worked their socks off to ensure that we were all catered for, their great organisation shone through and the Chef, ALONE , managed to serve up dishes of the higghest quality for the 20-30 guests in the dining room. The staff were all under great pressure and they all deserve a medal for the great service provided under the circumstances.. Breakfast was also very good, and enough to keep you going all day. Thank You to them all.
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Date of stay: September 2021
dawnb123 wrote a review 5 Sep
Manchester, United Kingdom47 contributions53 helpful votes
Lovely hotel, lots of parking, staff were all great. Ate in the hotel for the evening and for breakfast, both were excellent. Room was spotless, if a little small. Room equipped with tv, coffee machine, bottles of water etc. Bathroom was fab
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Alison F wrote a review Aug 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom86 contributions62 helpful votes
.....the breakfast selection (for me personally) was awful. Call me old fashioned, but I'm a cereal or porridge kinda gal, orange juice, cafetiere of coffee and the option of fresh fruit, and if you can't get a bowl of Scots porridge oats in Scotland, where on earth can you? Everything, bar the yogurt and berry compote, was cooked, and despite the outdated idea that everyone loves a fry up when they're away, I struggled to find anything suitable. If I'd been staying longer than the two nights, I would have gone and bought a porridge pot at the local Tesco and had that in the bedroom instead. The first morning I opted for the (wait for it) ENGLISH cream tea from the "bakery" section and the second morning I chose the pancakes. Big mistake - these were either bought in and reheated or if not, then the chef should be hanging his head in shame. They had no taste whatsoever, and I couldn't finish them. Very disappointing. I know we're in the middle of a pandemic, and table service is still in evidence in Scotland, but cereal/porridge/milk/fresh fruit and juices could all be easily handled, with no double-dipping from the guests. However, after we'd finished our breakfast (sans juice), a waitress then appeared with a glass for another table, after what we assume had been a "request/enquiry" by another guest. This matters to me, as it took the edge off what was otherwise a lovely hotel. No complaints about the room, cleanliness, comfort or staff friendliness, so this left a bad taste in my mouth (excuse the pun).
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Date of stay: August 2021
Nick A wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a 10.15 breakfast booking and was still waiting at 10.45 to be served, hadn't even taken my drinks order, I asked for the manager Clara, 3 times was told she was busy in the kitchen she appeared several times each time going back into the kitchen eventually she came to see me and another lady who was waiting 45 minutes to make her order, I was told that it’s very busy, and she is dealing with other customers to eventually receive an half lit apology, I have a busy schedule and my time is important to me so I left. Completely mismanaged staffing, customer service was nonexistent and the response was a long winded bad excuse, very dissatisfied and disappointed, will say the young guy making coffee was polite no reflection on him but the manger hopeless and the waitress didn’t have a clue not any guidance for her manager shocking service
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
AyrshireGal wrote a review Aug 2021
Scotland, United Kingdom6 contributions
Excellent hotel. Fantastic food and very attentive and friendly staff. We stayed one night and had dinner in the restaurant and had the best lamb ever. In the morning at breakfast, I asked for fresh fruit salad and although not on the menu, the staff presented a lovely fresh dish of sliced fruit. Definitely would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Craigie Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Craigie Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Krazy Kidz (0.4 miles), The Cuiken Inn (0.6 miles), and Penicuik South Church (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Craigie Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Craigie Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Craigie Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Craigie Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Giovanni's Bistro, The Royal Hotel, and Navaar House Hotel, Bar & Bistro.
Is The Craigie Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Penicuik.
Does The Craigie Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Craigie Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Craigie Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Penicuik House & Café (1.1 miles), Roslin Gunpowder Factory (2.5 miles), and Dryden Tower (2.3 miles).
Is The Craigie Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.