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Kingsknowes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Galashiels
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 6 nights while doing a course locally. A bit of a hike from the town centre but lovely classic manor house style hotel. Staff extremely welcoming and helpful. Food was lovely. Room 14 was spacious and very comfortable. highly recommend.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I stay at many hotels whilst travelling through work but some, in particular one stands out for it's sheer customer satisfaction. I have already written a review for this hotel but due to my absolute admiration for all the staff i thought it was only right to praise them for their natural kindness, warmth and friendly attitude at all times. Some people are this way because their job dictates that that is the way they have to be but not here, it's natural and honest. In fact i have to say that even though i make these comments i hear the staff talking to other customers and the same welcoming warmth is felt, it's what makes the hotel such a friendly and relaxed place to be. Some people say at the end of review "keep up the good work" but you don't need to say that here because it comes naturally. A highly recommended hotel and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We ate at the Kingsknowes for the first time on Saturday night whilst passing through Galashiels and the food was amazing; fabulously generous portions, beautifully cooked, extremely tasty and service was excellent. It really was delicious and was value for money. The waitresses were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful.

The cheap looking wooden flower on the table, tatty menu and lack of quality table settings (maybe table mats and coasters) sadly didn't match the quality of the food and service. It feels like the place needs a bit of a re-style; some quality table settings, menus and branding could make this a superb place to dine and get everyone talking about it. It's the little things that don't even cost the earth that could make such a difference

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Angela L
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

A gem of a hotel. Staff were a happy, friendly bunch. Lovely views with the river Tweed close by. The cook was excellent with both breakfast and evening meals- superb, dieting needed now! The room was spacious and very clean. Liked the window opener... An unpretentious block of wood! Highly recommended.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We arrived here via another B&B that was booked out. Tracy, who booked us in, could not have been any more helpful. She even got another staff member to carry our (heavy) bag which was totally unexpected. Her friendliness and sense of humor as really nice to experience.

The room we had was 26 which was on the top floor. Quite small but completely acceptable with a decent sized bathroom and a large window.

Wifi was free which is excellent and other major chains need to take note of.

The bar and food was very good. I had the beef and ale pie which was tasty and tender although somewhat worrying wasn't in a bowl or pastry case. No matter, the taste made up for it. My wife got through a chicken dish which was a special and reports it was pretty darn good.

Breakfast next morning was most pleasant; in a room with huge windows, sun streaming in and plenty of great views. Very attentive young girl was a pleasure in the morning and was a great ambassador for the hotel.

I have to say all the girls serving were fantastic and really made our stay enjoyable.

The only down side was that the bed was actually 2 singles joined together with the resulting seam down the middle and it was somewhat lumpy. The curtains were not wide enough to cover the hole window and as it is a pub, we had spotlights on the building all night. Fix these two issues and I give it 5 dots.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Booked into this hotel as the usual B&B we stay in was fully booked. We were very pleasantly surprised with the size of the rooms, decor and quality of service at this hotel. The rooms and public spaces were spotlessly clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious with a good selection on offer.
The only thing that could be improved is the WiFi coverage throughout the hotel, the signal is clear on the ground floor but patchy on the first. However, this would not put us off staying again!
An added bonus is ample parking and beautiful gardens with outside seating and a children's play area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

First of all I have to congratulate all the staff who worked indefatigably throughout my son's wedding reception, Nothing was left unattended, As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the staff who genuinely had our interests at heart, this was overall feeling by all the guests.
The food throughout the day and night was simply wonderful, served most efficiently by the most courteous staff.
Due to the nature of this baronial style building, the presence of well being is everywhere, simply put this hotel does what I normally expect from some 5 star hotels but a a fraction of the price.
The bedrooms were unbelievable, large, wonderful views over the rolling fields, also extremely clean and full of appliances you would appreciate in a 5 star hotel.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone wishing to have their reception there, or even simply to have a relaxing weekend away, well done all once again.

Room Tip: Having been in most of the rooms, they are all excellent, only some larger than others, however none...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kingsknowes Hotel

Address: Selkirk Rd, Galashiels TD1 3HY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Galashiels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Galashiels
Price Range: £122 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kingsknowes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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