I loved the room at the Park Hotel. It was roomy and super clean and seemed like it had been recently updated. The toiletries were generous. Very comfortable beds. Good Desk Area. Nice sheets and fresh white duvets. Bed was nice and firm. Super Quiet.
My room looked out at the hills & trees and it's very pretty (and park-like) looking out the back from the dining room or the reading room as well. You can follow the River Tweed and it's just gorgeous after a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel. The little town is a 2-minute walk...cute enough.
The breakfast was good, not great. Dinner, however, was amazing! The 4-course meal is just unreal. Fresh, modern, delicious food. I don't know whether they're open to non-guests, but it is worth a stop just for dinner. (picture does not do it justice.) Innovative things-- like a half-avacado filled with spicy-sweet cous-cous. Delicious desserts that seemed freshly prepared-- not from the freezer/fridge. Great wait-staff.
That's all the good. The bad?? There is NOBODY around to help with any questions or needs. Ever. (I stayed 3 nights.) The person behind the desk will be on their own cell phone-- or tell you they are not really on staff right now and can't help... or.... and all of this with no sort of smile or apology. I can't blame a hotel for one bad apple-- but over 3 nights' stay, I never got a helpful or particularly friendly face at the desk. For this reason, I can only give the hotel 3 stars.
Still-- if you are in the area, it's a great place to sleep for the night -- and get a long, lingering 4-course meal that rivals many fine restaurants I've been to. I would stay again just for that.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Peebles
- The Park Peebles, Scotland