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The Retreat Castle Rooms
Ranked #1 of 1 Bonnyrigg B&B and Inns
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“A nostalgic and quirky place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Tucked away in a resedential area, The Retreat Castle is a little surprise and a lot of fun. There are bits and bobs everywhere you look; nostalgic, olde-wolde and quirky. The rooms were huge and despite the age of the place, have been kept very well. The hostess, Jude, was incredibly welcoming, helpful, hospitable and very down-to-earth. There was a bus stop about a minute's walk away where the 31 into the heart of Edinburgh stops by a few times every hour. Great little stay.

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Kingaroy, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

We loved our stay at the Retreat, it was by far the best of our B&B's that we stayed at for our Scotland trip. Our room was HUGE, with a lovely 4-poster bed. The value for money was excellent, as was the breakfast :) Jude was lovely, made us feel very welcome and showed a genuine interest in our daily activities. Lovely place, will definitely be there again on our next Scotland trip.
P.S. - loved being greeted everyday by Scruff the Westie!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We recently stayed at the Retreat when attending the Open. The stay could have not been better. Jude was very welcoming and helpful. The room one of the smallest they have was comfortable with a nice bathroom. The Scottish breakfast was good and wholesome. We will stay again when in the area and recommend to our friends.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We went there with my parents and our room was upgraded to a four-poster bed room. We felt a little bit bad because our room was amazing and my parents' room was very small and average. I would definitely suggest going for one of the big ones (I know rooms 6 and 7 are big). Like others said, the hosts and great and the place is really something special. The breakfast was lovely and we had a relaxing time there. We were fairly near to Glenkinchie Distillery and Rosslyn Chapel, which we were visiting that day.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Jude the propriotor was very welcoming and friendly. The building has to be seen and stayed in to be appreciated. The room was first class with wifi and it even had a wet room. Lastly breakfast in the conservatory was one of the best we've had. Well done Jude.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Have just stayed at the Castle Retreat for a night while visiting The Open at Muirfield. Very welcoming, great rooms (each with 4 poster beds) and the breakfast was awesome, really set us up for a day at Muirfield.

Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Hythe, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We cannot say enough about the Castle Retreat! Our hosts, Jude and Peter, were more than accommodating, great to visit with and full of tips and information about the area. Our room was large, homey, spotlessly clean and eclectic. We were served delicious breakfasts in the sunny conservatory. The bus stops just seconds from the door and you are in Edingburgh within the half hour. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Retreat Castle Rooms
Address: 1 Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg EH19 3HS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Bonnyrigg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bonnyrigg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Retreat Castle Rooms 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly family run Fairytale Castle close to Edinburgh City centre. With 5 quality rooms some with four poster and set in tranquil 1.5 acres with playarea and large gardens. Unique guesthouse offering genuine friendly hospitality only 6 miles from Edinburgh with direct bus route. Minutes from the City by-pass and near to Rossyln Chapel. Ideal location if you are going to a function or wedding in nearby Dalhousie, Meville, Oxenfoord, Borthwick or Crighton Castles.Set yourself up for the day with one of our hearty full Scottish breakfasts- all local produce.A warm wecome awaits you at the Retreat Castle Rooms. ... more   less 
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