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The Retreat Castle Rooms
Ranked #1 of 1 Bonnyrigg B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 September 2008

My fiance and I stayed here for a friend's wedding, which was held in nearby Dalhousie Castle. The hotel is designed like a fairytale castle, complete with free range peacocks. If you're visiting Edinburgh for a weekend away then this place is probably a bit out of the way; you would certainly need a car to get into Edinburgh and the Bypass traffic can be heavy during peak times. Also, Edinburgh isn't very car friendly. Back to the hotel...the presentation of the rooms and comunal areas is of a high standard. The bedroom was very comfortable. The en suite bathroom was large and spacious. The room was a four poster double, but was more like a small suite. The views from our room (which was the one above the turrets at the front of the hotel) wasn't anything special but the peacocks on the balcony were a treat! Breakfast service was painfully slow but worth the wait for freshly cooked food and a range of continental choices also. There is a small children's play area so this is probably a good choice for families. Ample car parking (free). I don't recall the exact price we paid for one night's bed and breakfast but I travel extensively as part of my job and I remember this was definitely good value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2008

My boyfriend and I had a really great stay in the Retreat Hotel and would really recommend it to anyone who wants to stay a little bit out from Edinburgh CIty Centre. Rooms are lovely and set in two lovely grounds overlookiing a courtyard with a chapel no less! They only have 8 rooms so staff are just so friendly and the service is really personal. Food was great and the breakfast filling to say the least. You can explore Rossyln chapel , vogrie park and dalkeith easily from here. ALso worth seeing is Dalhousie castle. They have a massive beergarden with roaming peacocks too. All in all great!

Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed 22 April 2008

My friend and I stayed here for a wedding at Dalhousie Castle in Edinburgh. We stayed in the twin room which was amazing, really big with a huge ensuite bathroom and the room had two double four posters! All the staff were really friendly and very accommodating. The hotel is very clean and has nice grounds and is famous for it's resident peacocks who are very tame! I also have to recommend the food which has generous portion sizes and is delicious, especially the full Scottish breakfast.

The bus stop is almost outside the front door and a bus into Edinburgh centre costs just £1.10. I also have to highly recommend Bee Dee (BD) Taxis 0131-663 8541, the owner of which was extremely accommodating for our regular trips in his 8-seater taxi back and forth to Dalhousie castle and I should add the only local taxi company who seemed free to give lifts to two lost English people where the other taxi companies told us they were fully booked two days in advance!

Overall, a fantastic hotel, we were very pleased and it really made our stay in Bonnyrigg very enjoyable.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 October 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2016
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Room Tip: Estuvimos en la habitación de la torre, enorme confortable y con un cuarto de baño delicioso
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2015
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Room Tip: Wir hatten ein großes Doppelbett mit Aufbettung (1,40 x 2,00) fürs Kind.
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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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: £111 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Retreat Castle Rooms 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Retreat Castle guesthouse is family run and close to Edinburgh City centre. All our rooms are ensuite and have been tastefully decorated offering hospitality trays, hairdryer, ironing facilities, toiletries and free wifi. Unique guesthouse offering genuine friendly hospitality only 6 miles from Edinburgh with direct bus and train routes. 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. We pride ourselves on our freshly cooked to order Scottish breakfasts- all from local produce.A warm wecome awaits you at the Retreat Castle Rooms. ... more   less 
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