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“Evening Bar Meal 14/2/14”
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The Park
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Peebles
Certificate of Excellence
Carluke, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Evening Bar Meal 14/2/14”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I have stayed at this hotel many times over the years but not for some time now. The hotel is situated in a handy location for all that Peebles has to offer. My wife and I had gone to Peebles on the Friday afternoon and got caught in a bit of a snow storm so just after 5 pm we headed to the Park Hotel for a bar meal and allow the bad weather to ease down.

As it was Valentine's Day we were a bit apprehensive as to what to expect so we opted for the bar lounge instead of the much posher restaurant. It would be very easy to post a negative comment about the bar lounge as it is rather dated and old fashioned looking but we like it the way it is.

We were served by a lovely, friendly receptionist who took our order and brought our meal in a matter of minutes. Our soup , main course and sweet were of a very high standard which we both felt was the best bar meal we had had in years.

The lounge bar at the Park Hotel in Peebles won't be to everyone's taste as it is a very quiet and reserved place to eat. However, if you want good food, prepared by a proper chef , and served by an attentive and friendly member of staff, then head to the Park Hotel. It sure beats those High Street pub lunches with frozen this and frozen that stuck in a microwave type meals, served by some disinterested waitress with the jukebox blaring with the end of a pool cue in your face. Yuk.

Gimme the Park any day of the week daddio. We will be going back for a bar lunch before the end of February.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

First the positives. Staff were all excellent and nothing was too much bother for them. Anything we asked for was provided, except for re-location to a double room instead of a twin because there were no superior double rooms available and we didn't want to move down in size.
Restaurant food was very good. Well cooked, well presented and served with a smile. Menu is normally changed daily but, as we were the only resident diners on the first day of our stay, the chef decided to have the same menu for the next day too. This was not a problem as we could have something different for each course on both days. Only minor quibble was that the venison casserole contained apricots and prunes and was therefore a bit sweet for our taste. Good choice of cold and hot options at breakfast and kitchen staff were prepared to serve things which weren't even on the menu, if asked.
The room was 'superior' which others found related to the size rather than the quality. Furniture needs replacing. One chair had a ripped seat. Bath panel had started to warp with dampness. Shower was barely adequate. Black mould had appeared on the tile grout. On the plus side, the beds were comfortable. Lovely view from the window over the garden to the hills beyond.
Lift only goes to first floor so ask for a room on first floor if you have mobility problems. There is plenty of car parking space. Location is on the main road and is therefore ideal for shops and access to Peebles Hydro, a sister hotel with all the facilities.
I understand the hotel is about to change hands and I hope the new owners will upgrade the interior. Staff will hopefully be retained as they are one of the greatest assets of this hotel.
A most enjoyable two-day break despite the tiredness of the room.

Room Tip: Rooms to the south have the best views. Superior rooms have a seating area but are not superior in...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Very comfortable hotel adjacent to the town of Peebles and therefore within walking distance of the whole town. The hotel was warm at all times and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. The breakfast was as much as you would have wanted, and the standard of dinner was truly incredible in quality and quantity. Overall an exceedingly enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend a visit to this hotel as it is more personal and comfortable that its bigger sister the Peebles Hydro which in its own way was enjoyable on an earlier visit.

Willie S

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The Park Hotel is a smaller sister of the much larger Peebles Hydro. It has a location near the town centre, post office and shops.The leisure facilities of The Hydro are available to the residents of The Park Hotel.

The hotel is warm, comfortable and the public areas are well furnished and clean. There is varied adequate menu and food is well cooked and presented. Our room was very adequate, comfortable and well furnished.

The hotel lift does not serve all the rooms on the secomd floor.

Altogether an enjoyable stay. Peebles is only 18 miles from Edinburgh and an easy 45 minute drive

Room Tip: Rear facing rooms have a fine scenic view
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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north yorks
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I cannot praise this hotel enough. From our initial phone enquiry, to our departure, we were treated by all the staff with friendly, but efficient charm. Our room was extremely quiet, large with a wonderful view over the garden to the hills, and was very comfortable, and although the bathroom was a little tired it was clean and had a wonderful shower with plentiful hot water. We stayed half board and breakfast and dinner were excellent during our 3 night stay. the hotel promotes itself as dog friendly and unlike many hotels this proved to be very true; our spaniel Bramble was allowed in the bar and lounge as well as our bedroom, and there is a small fenced off area in the grounds with a dog bin.. a brilliant idea.
Free wifi, and our room had plentiful tea coffee, bottled water and toiletries...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

When I checked in I was told that my room would be ready shortly but it was actually ready after 45 minutes which was disappointing. Apart from that the hotel was excellent. It was very comfy, the food was excellent, the service efficient and the price of the half board package very reasonable. Lovely gardens and the rabbits are really cute!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I read the review of Coco5555 prior to arriving at the Park Hotel Peebles on 26th July 2013. Coco5555 must have been stopping at a different hotel that we have just returned from . The room we had 76 was comfy "clean" and very roomy . The food in the hotel is cooked to order and plenty of choice at dinner "four course" . Breakfast cooked to order . The staff were very attentive to all the guests . Of course some people , if they complain hard enough hope to get a reduction in their bill . Could Coco5555 be one of these people ? !! . I hope the Park charged the full amount to Coco . We are world travellers and have stopped in 5 star in India to 3/4 star in to many numerous countries to mention . Coco5555 does not give a true honest review of the Park Hotel Peebles . Keep up the good standard Park Hotel we will be back . Pity we missed the Leg of Lamb on Monday evening .
World Traveller Leslie .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheMcMillanFamily, Owner at The Park, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Dear Leslie S - Thank you so much for coming to The Park's defence! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, as most Park guests genuinely do. The Park has great staff, and a great chef and your experience was just as we would hope it to be. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and we'll be happy to put leg of lamb on the menu for you next time. Best Wishes, The McMillan Family.
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Property: The Park
Address: Park Hotel Innerleithen Road, Peebles EH45 8BA, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Peebles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Peebles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Park 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the moment you open the door, our quirky welcome is sure to spark your imagination. Discover upcycled bits and bobs from the March Street Mills, character packed spaces to enjoy our new bakery and butcher inspired menus, a vintage double decker bus and a gallery showcasing local artwork. ... more   less 
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