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Cross Keys Hotel

Traveller (43)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (1)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Cross Keys provides a warm and friendly welcome to its guests and excellent service from attentive, friendly staff. The hotel is an ideal centre for business or pleasure situated in a peaceful corner of Scotland, yet still within easy reach of Edinburgh and Newcastle. The hotel is in the heart of Kelso’s picturesque French-styled cobbled square. The present hotel was built in 1769, but in other forms, a Cross Keys Hotel has occupied the site since the earliest days of Scottish Coaching Inns. Today, the hotel provides a comfortable and convenient base to explore all that Kelso and the Scottish Borders has to offer. So, whether it's a relaxing break or an action-packed holiday that you are looking for, the Cross Keys can be enjoyed by all.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Historic Hotel


Full view
75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
82Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
we found the staff were very welcoming & polite. The rooms were very clean. Especially for the age of the building. A lift for those that have a good amount of luggage. A basic but good buffet breakfast, plenty for those with a good appetite!!! I found the town to be tidy. A
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we booked here for a 3 night weekend break. The room was clean & had the basics that you need. A settee near the TV looked like a great asset but we discovered it was a bit old and lumpy. A buffet breakfast on Saturday & Sunday mornings was ok & on the Monday morning we
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we were given room 301 on the 3rd floor. although clean, and according to the fire escape notice, the biggest room on that floor ! we were surprised that due to the obvious lack of customers, and it being a thursday night, that we weren't given something a bit more "wow" this
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The 2nd year my car club have met at the Cross Keys hotel,everyone enjoyed the food last year,so i booked it again for this year,and once again everyone was pleased with the lovely food and lovely friendly staff,if back in Kelso again next year then i will defo book the Cross
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We booked a 2 night stay to coincide with a race meeting. The room rate was reasonable and the room (101) overlooking the square was light, clean & airy with lots of space. The décor would benefit from update but on the whole the room was good. The first night my partner & I
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Photo provided by managementCross Keys Hotel
The Square at Daybreak from the Room at the Cross Key
Looking over the town square
Photo provided by managementCross Keys Hotel
"3rd floor at the back is quiet."
"Only had lunch"
"Views from the rooms facing the town square are excellent"
"We did not stay in the hotel only visited for Sunday lunch"
"Rooms quieter at the rear."
US$81 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
cross keys kelso
United KingdomScotlandKelso
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