I stayed at The Old Priory for 4 nights on a business trip in October after a bit of internet searching having never been to Kelso. Since then, due to further business, I have visitied Kelso another 6 times (15 nights) and on each occasion I have returned to the Old Priory. Being used to travelling as part of my job I am fairly critical of accommodation, but the reason I keep coming back to The Old Priory is simple...it's excellent.
The best bits for me are the comfy beds and quality linen / towels etc, rooms have all the necessary items (selection of tea/coffee, TV with SKY, etc), nice big living room for guest use with free WIFI (well appreciated!!), the breakfasts are really good with a regular selection of cereals, bread, fresh fruit, etc, and Robin (the owner) is happy to cook up pretty much any hot breakfast you want.
I really can't think of any downsides. If you want an on-site bar and evening restaurant then a hotel would suit better but if you want a great B&B in Kelso I strongly recommend you give the Old Priory a try.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Priory is a gem of a house half in 1796, when it was built, and half in the modern world. We straddle the gap between Woodmarket and the old world of Abbey Row which houses Kelso Abbey. The aim is for us to provide comfort at a reasonable price, atmosphere and charm as befits the age of our home. Our Sitting Room overlooks the Old Parish Church and garden, our Family Suite is two rooms and can be used in a varity of ways. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Priory Bed And Breakfast Kelso, Scotland