Just returned from a wee break at Castle Venlaw.The public areas of the hotel are great.The decor is in keeping with the age and style of the building and the bar,restaurant and breakfast room are all nice,inviting spaces.Unfortunatley the same cannot be said of the rooms.The decor is a bit tired.I don't really mind that but I was dissapointed with the cleanliness of my room,the bathroom in particular:there was fungus/mold around the bath and the toilet seat was discoloured ( quite off-putting at 1st glance ! )
The Breakfast was great but the restaurant menu is just quite frankly bizarre.All the food is nicely cooked and the portions are good but there are some very strange choices especially for a Scottish country house hotel.Hawaiian burger anyone ? Or how about baked Camembert with chutney and onion rings ? Onion rings ? Really ?
The saving grace of the hotel is the friendlieness,courtesy and professionalism of the staff.They are fantastic and deserve to be recognised for this.
Not much more to say other than I would be happy to stay here again as the fantastic staff compensate for the few downsides.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in approximately 4 acres of woodland grounds, Castle Venlaw Hotel is a small family run hotel, offering peace and tranquillity in a relaxed and informal setting. We offer various types of accommodation, all en-suite and some quirky. In line with the setting and outlay of the building all rooms differ and no two rooms are the same. We currently have a Table D'Hote menu which offers good home cooking - using, where available, local produce. We are ideally located for cycling, walking and are approximately 25 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre, which can be reached by bus or from the nearby Park and Ride in Straiton, which is approximately 20 minutes drive away. Please note that the hotel is suitable for over 16's only and we cannot cater for or accommodate children or infants under this age. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Venlaw Peebles
- Hotel Castle Venlaw
- Castle Venlaw Hotel Peebles, Scotland