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The Craigie Hotel

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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Brenda F wrote a review Feb 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom209 contributions46 helpful votes
4 friends attended the Michael Jackson tribute night with the fantastic David Boakes and dancers. It was a fantastic venue, great service, great performers. Bar service was quick, table service was offered as well. We didn't have any food but it was on offer. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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anne m wrote a review Feb 2024
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Was gifted an overnight stay in the Craigie hotel. Our room was spacious and modern. Lovely comfortable bed. Large ensuite toilet with spacious walk in shower. Fluffy big towels. Scottish fine soap products is an added bonus. Can honestly say this hotel was one of the best we have ever stayed in. Lovely helpful staff. Nothing to much trouble. Great food and was plentiful. Could go on and on but all said before in previous reviews. You would not be disappointed if you stayed here.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yvonne S wrote a review Feb 2024
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Just had a lovely lunch here with friends. The hotel has been beautifully refurbished since our last visit. The bar has a lovely welcoming feeling with comfortable seating. We ate in the restaurant which is really nice again with comfortable seating. The food was spot on, very nicely presented and tasty. We all had main course and dessert, everyone cleared their plates! The staff were very polite and accommodating. One member of out group had to wait a little longer for their vegan dessert. When they brought it they apologised and said it would be deducted from our bill (only a few extra minutes wait) very thoughtful. We only had one complaint and that was the restaurant was cold! Some of us not taking out outerwear off as we felt it so cold. This was such a shame as it would have been perfect if the restaurant had beenwarm. We heard other diners say the same. (Bar area was warmer) We were glad to get back to the car and get the heating on. This wouldn't put us off returning again but hope the heating might be turned up a few notches.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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lucy h wrote a review Dec 2023
Kenilworth, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
Paul and his team provided exceptional service which matched the 5* quality of the food and the surroundings. The hotel is a fine example of Edwardian build quality and taste. We’ve already booked to return next year.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monika K wrote a review Nov 2023
United Kingdom1 contribution
My family and I stayed at The Craigie Hotel for a longer time than most guests do. It was the most welcoming and charming place we had ever been too. We all felt almost like at home but with added luxury and bliss. At one point we stayed in The Bridal suite. Wow! What and Royal experience! There was a sense of glorious past with a comfort of modern amenities.  All rooms we were staying were very spacious, elegant and airy and spotless. Restaurant served delicious meals, we used room service for some of them too. All to the highest standard with attention to the details. The bar area is a pet friendly and we had enjoyed some good music and tasty drinks and children loved to see other customers dogs:). Even dogs can feel welcomed - with a bowl of a fresh water - what a thoughtful gesture! There is a charming fireplace with cozy booth next to it and cushions. And you can wander around reading about interesting history of the building accompanied with photographs from the past.  We loved it so much that we also decided to ask The Craigie to host two of our special family events. The team went above and beyond exceeding our expectations. They are professional, talented and fun at the same time we could really see they love what they do. Those who know, know! :) My children received a very caring treatment - they felt welcomed and noticed and even chatted and joked freely with the team. And we couldn't have chosen a better place both to stay and to celebrate. The Tribute nights that we also experienced were one of a kind! I can't recommend enough- I wasn't a fun of them before The Craigie. It is truly a hidden Gem surrounded by Pentland hills and parks but in the heart of a quiet yet living town of Penicuik:)   Thank you for everything you have done for us! My husband is usually very critical and he was impressed! We will be back!!!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Burns03 wrote a review Nov 2023
Aberdeen21 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent in every department. Our room was spacious and newly-renovated. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel. The quality of both was first-class. All staff were very friendly and helpful. This is a real alternative to over-priced Edinburgh hotels.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Thomas M wrote a review Nov 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent food and service . and beautiful quiet room with very comfy bed . Nicely refurbished also with pleasant ambience in the bar and nice garden for the summer drinks outside. Definitely will be back .
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Mr B wrote a review Nov 2023
25 contributions46 helpful votes
Well what can I say lovely building, but really £5.75 a lager in Penicuik it’s a rip off. That is George Street prices , in Penicuik!! . Young staff are ok once they notice we want served, chatting in the restaurant bar . Anyway that’s my thoughts if you go be prepared for a heavy bill … enjoy
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jo D wrote a review Sept 2023
Swadlincote, United Kingdom30 contributions19 helpful votes
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This wonderful little hidden gem of a hotel deserves far more than the 5 out of 5 I can give it. Service - superb, friendly, warm and welcoming from ALL staff. Food - WOW! Absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. Best pork ever, melted in the mouth. Hubby had the best pie-scrummy Room - lovely, comfy, well decorated with the best bathroom we’ve had in any hotel. Thank you to all involved, can’t wait for my brekkie tomorrow, not sure I’ll have room after tonight’s meal, but I will give it a good go!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Frizzante wrote a review Sept 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom94 contributions72 helpful votes
Stayed overnight to attend a wedding. Lovely friendly welcome. We were allowed to use the room even though we were early so that we could get changed. Very comfortable, clean room. Nice toiletries. Well equipped with a safe, fridge, iron. Quiet. Absolutely lovely breakfast. The outdoor bar area is also really lovely. Would really recommend
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip 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 Koshi, The Royal Hotel, and Giovanni's 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 (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.