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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel

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Surrounded by glorious Scottish Borders countryside, with the world-famous River Tweed flowing through the hotel's 200-acre grounds, Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa is the perfect spot for lovers of the great outdoors. Our luxurious hotel in Peebles is ideal for a leisure stay, golf trip, corporate event or a wedding. With 99 comfortable and spacious bedrooms, plus top-notch golf, spa and leisure facilities, the hotel's spectacular natural surroundings are the icing on the cake.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Hiking
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Archery offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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LJ21 wrote a review 14 Apr
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Lovely 2 night stay at this hotel with a friend for my birthday. Lovely receptionists Gabs and Tamzin. Rooms were spotless thank you to Carol, Amy and Scott. Never slept so well in a bed - perfect to recharge. Breakfast on both days was lovely and plenty choice - we opted for cooked breakfast and could not fault it thank you Orleans, Angus and Salome. We dined at the hotel for our evening meal on our first night, plenty of choice on the menu, little to no waiting time and we were served by Max who was very polite and professional Glowing review for all the staff members at this hotel who made us have a fabulous stay!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear LJ21 Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review on here. I was very glad to red that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. I shall pass on your kind comments to all the team here. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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LosClarks wrote a review 14 Apr
Edinburgh, United Kingdom45 contributions27 helpful votes
Stayed in January, just after New Year when we knew it would be quieter and got a good deal. Arrived and managed to secure one of the EV charging points in the car park. There was only 4 and one didn't appear to be working, but it was free to use and got a full charge out of it (it's a slower 7kw charger). Checked in and went to our room to find that the TV didn't work, and upon inspection, the TV aerial was snapped in the socket and the cable broken. Spoke to reception who were very apologetic and moved us to the golf course side of hotel and a larger room. Went for a swim / sauna and the hotel was fairly quiet. Not much happening in the bar or restaurant, but we had already eaten at Coltmans so were happy just to have some drinks in the bar. Went for a walk in the morning on a crisp winters morning and the views and scenery were all great. Hotel is showing its age now and could do with a refurb, but for a cost effective night away, it did its job.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear LosClarks Thank you for taking the time to post a review on here, i was glad to read that you found the hotel to be value for money. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future.
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iain wrote a review 11 Apr
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a fantastic/relaxing break, booked this getaway as part of my 40th birthday celebrations . Firstly the staff are brilliant check in a breeze , barman amazing good craic and the restuarant staff very high standard.Special mention to the manager Mark the wife said she told him it was my birthday and there was a nice welcome plate of treats and a bottle of fizz when we came back from the pool, a real personal touch. The room was amazing huge king-size room overlooking the golf course, very clean and bed comfy plus the WiFi was excellent couldn't ask anymore TBH. Had a lovely evening meal at Renwicks restuarant onsite steak cooked to perfection and the wife had the catch of the day she was very impressed. Breakfast was included in the price and this had everything you could think off and cooked to a high standard.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Iain Thank you very much for your lovely review, i was glad to read that you and your wife enjoyed her birthday with us. I shall pass on your kind comments to everyone involved here. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Juliette Tabb wrote a review 11 Apr
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Just spent two days at the Cardrona to celebrate my daughters 21st and 18th Birthdays. On arrival we ordered drinks / coffees at the bar as the room wasnt ready. Everything arrived after quite some time but none of it arrived together. £13 for a glass of wine is excessive. The receptionist and bar staff were really friendly and helpful. The spa situation was disappointing. The lovely fluffy bathrobes that should be in your room dont exist. When we asked for them at the spa we were told we couldnt have them as they were only for if you have a treatment. We told them the website advertises that they are in the room. So they did eventually conceed and give us them. I had also asked before we booked if the pool was only for the spa customers and was told it was however when we were there it was like a public swimming pool full of screaming kids. 😱 so not the relaxing spa atmosphere we were looking for at all. There is also only small pool. Sauna and steam room so not a full spa but you get what you pay for I spose. It also felt like hotel residence are treated like second class citizens not given access to enter the pool area or the gym without having to find someone to buzz you in. On the plus side my daughter had a wonderful facial in the spa. Food - we had room service the first night and all was really lovely. 2 nd night we had a birthday meal in the restaurant. I had given the manager table decorations to display. He did a lovely job and the table looked beautiful. The meal was absolutely delicious we had a lovely evening celebrating and all the staff gathered round to bring out the girls birthday cake. All the restaurant staff were super friendly and helpful and couldnt do enough for us. All in all we had an amazing couple of days.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Juliette Thank you for taking the time to post much valued feedback on your stay, this is much appreciated. I would like to apologise for the mix up with the robes and slippers. I was, however, very happy to read that your enjoyed the birthday meal and in general had a great stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future - maybe another birthday!
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Allan S wrote a review 9 Apr
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom5 contributions
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We stayed at the McDonold Cardrona for 2 nights with our children. On arrival the room was not ready at check in but the hotel sorted us out with a round of free drinks from the bar. The room was in a shabby state with the corridors, lift and stairwell also in need of some attention. As you can see from our photos the bathroom was pretty disgusting and the large water stain on the ceiling did nothing for the drab ambience. The Spa and Health Club are in a similar state of disrepair with tiles missing in the steam room, black mould thriving on every surface and a pool that certainly needs some attention. We ate in Peebles so can't comment on the food but a single cup of coffee was £4. On the plus side house keeping managed to find us a USB charger which was very kind of them.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: The hotel is in a beautiful spot but the building itself and the facilities are in desperate need...
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Dear Allan S Thank you for taking the time to post a review on here. I would like to aplogise that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Your feedback has been taken on board and discussed with the team so that this does not happen again. The cleanliness is certainly not acceptable and this has been addressed with housekeeping. I hope that this does not deter you from staying again.
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Bobbi-Lea S wrote a review 9 Apr
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Myself and my partner stayed 16th January for one night, we booked via spabreaks.com The room was great, very clean with a lovely view. The spa experience was nice. We did get forgotten about from the reception staff, but these things happen! Dinner and Breakfast were both average, nothing to complain about! My main issue is the customer service. We had left a firestick in our room and only noticed when we got home. I called up as soon as I realised and I was told they would alert house keeping and they would contact if they found it. 2 weeks went by and had no contact from the hotel so I called again. I was informed the firestick had been found and I could collect it. I live 2 hours away so this was not possible and asked if they could send in the post. The girl on the phone agreed and took my name and address to post out. 3 weeks after the last phone call, no post arrived. I called again and was told they THINK it had been sent out and then told me it had definitely been sent out. My partner became frustrated with waiting so he decided to call - mid March to see what was going on. The woman on the phone stated she had put a note on the system for the manager to see in the morning. It has been 4 weeks since this call and NOTHING. It is absolutely shocking that this has been drawn out for so long. Either the hotel have not found the item or they have not bothered to send it out. I’m just glad this is not an extremely expensive or sentimental item.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Bobbi-Lea S Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I would like to apologise for the experience which you have had, this is certainly not in keeping with our usual high standards. If you would like to contact me please do so and i can speak with you directly general.cardrona@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
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Carole L wrote a review 8 Apr
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We had a lovely weekend at the hotel for my husband’s birthday, beautiful room looking over the golf course (unfortunately closed due to the weather). We both had a massage at the spa (first time for Robert😀), both thoroughly enjoyed it, many thanks to the lovely Olla and Caitlin. Did not eat at the hotel, apart from breakfast which was great. All the staff very great and helped make it a great experience.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Carole L Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review on here, i was very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the massages. I shall pass on your kind comments to Olha and Caitlin. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Mark C wrote a review 5 Apr
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Arrived and waited almost 2 hours for our room in reception/bar. Lack of communication. Seemed to not have any cleaners. Check in was 4pm, so was late anyway. Not sure what we were paying for to have so little time in room. Lack of communication from staff was appalling
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Marc C Thank you for taking the time to post your review, i would like to apologise that you never got into the room on time, unfortunately we had some sickness's that day. I understand that you were given some drinks whilst you waited, and our front office manager spoke to you on departure with regards to compensation. I shall respond to your reviews on the other platforms also. I hope this has not deterred you from returning.
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Charlotte G wrote a review Mar 2024
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We received a lovely friendly welcome to the Cardrona, from Tamzin, also Nicki. The room we stayed in over looked the golf course and hills and was clean and tidy, so a big thankyou to Olia, Gabz and Carol. The spa treatments we received from Emma and Sarita were SO lovely and restorative.. thankyou! The use of the steam room, sauma and pool was wonderful. The vegan breakfasts were delicious and I'd like to thank Roxanne, Olena, Angus and Salim for their attentiveness to our needs. My friend and I had had a upsetting experience at an Airport and Beatrix and Fiona on reception showed such kindness and upgraded our room for us. Would definitely come back for a visit. Many thanks 😊
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Charlotte G Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on here, it is very much appreciated. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular found the team here to be very helpful. I shall pass on your kind comments to everyone here. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Kerry301711 wrote a review Mar 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom34 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely hotel and spotlessly clean, lovely staff starting with the lady at reception who was very welcoming. Good leisure facilities with us using pool and steam room. Dinner was excellent with good service again with same experience at buffet breakfast. Room was lovely and spacious with great view of golf course, large walk in shower and separate bath, very comfortable bed too and again immaculately clean. Overall great visit and good value for money
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Kerry301711 Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review on here, i was very happy to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and found the food and service to be excellent. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future.
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£76 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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macdonald cardrona hotel, golf hotel cardrona, macdonald cardrona hotel, golf and spa, macdonald cardrona hotel country, macdonald cardrona resort country
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United KingdomScotlandScottish BordersPeeblesCardrona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
99
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Which popular attractions are close to Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Nearby attractions include 7stanes - Glentress (0.7 miles), Traquair House & Brewery (2.7 miles), and Robert Smail's Printing Works (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saffron Restaurant - Innerleithen, The Crown Hotel Restaurant, and Cocoa Black Chocolate Shop & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Macdonald Cardrona Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Cardrona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Macdonald Cardrona Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.