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“Fab stay, Great food”
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King's Arms Hotel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Melrose
Edinburgh
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7 reviews
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“Fab stay, Great food”
Reviewed 19 July 2012 via mobile

My wife and I took the opportunity to explore the Borders and chose Melrose as place to stay.
Having looked at a number of B&B and hotels for the town we opted for Kings Arms and glad we did.
As with a number of hotels in the town it is in a great location with the Abbey a short walk away and recommended.
The rooms are clean and even though it overlooked the high street there was very little noise.
The highlight for us was the food.
The menu has something for everyone and very reasonably priced.
Would stay here again if visiting Melrose

  • Stayed July 2012
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Molong, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

We were made very welcome by the staff at the King's Arms Hotel, Melrose. Right in the centre of this charming little borders town. We arrived late in the day and the restaurant seemed quite busy, but the staff were more than happy to hold a table for us later in the evening. The food was beautiful and the bar was full of locals- great for us aussies. The owner (who is the chef as well) and his staff could not have made us feel more welcome. Had one of the most enjoyable nights of our trip here.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

I have stayed at the Kings Arms Hotel 3 times on cycling trips in the Scottish Borders most recently in July 2012 when it was obvious that time and money had been spent upgrading the premises since my last visit. The hotel is in the centre of Melrose, a charming little town. The room was comfortable although the bathroom was a little small - but at least it had a bath with shower. Our evening meal was delicious and breakfast generous and tasty. Bike storage was not a problem.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

what can i say the service we recieved from the staff at the hotel was outstanding we held my daughters surprise 18th birthday party there and the staff could not do enough for us, the food was lovely and i can honestly say the staff are best by far and the most helpful and friendly, i would 100 per cent recommend this hotel to all excellent service

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

We visited this hotel for a quick lunch and were not disappointed. £6.50 for good quality two courses was excellent value for money and we would definitely return if they keep this offer going. Pity about the dull interior but the friendly staff and open fire was very welcoming.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

We didn't stay, but had a lovely meal (seems to be doing a special steak night on a Tuesday -which included a soft drink or glass of wine). The place was packed and rightly so, great food. Pity about the abrupt (almost to the point of rude) blond waitress, but all the other staff were helpful and friendly. Would recommend the great food and be back for another visit.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

I don’t think the hotel governor here believes in websites, great chef but he should wake up, and quickly, updating his photographs and what he offers to his quests, great service and a family friendly atmosphere from brilliant staff.
High street, town centre small hotel in a lovely little town, rooms do vary here, it is a large pub / small hotel, they have some great family rooms some 3 bedroomed suites, tired in some areas but made up by great service and friendly staff. Evening meal was great, packed out for dinner, much much better than expected by looking at the place, asked what time we wanted breakfast, all you can eat and more. If b4 we stayed it we were told the stay would cost £135 (£75 plus meal and all wine & drinks) we would have stayed somewhere else, but we are so happy we didn’t. Would we stay again, if we were in town yes, but we would stay in Country house hotel first or other 2 recommendations in town first, The Townhouse or Burts Hotel, which belong to the same family. But we would be comparing them to the Kings Arms and maybe wishing we were back. Great for a nights stay, we will be back someday.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: King's Arms Hotel
Address: Melrose, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Melrose
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Melrose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — King's Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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