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The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 16 Kelso B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
ayrshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Another great stay”
Reviewed 19 February 2008

We've just returned home from another wonderful 3 day break in the Scottish Borders. Once again we were fortunate enough to get booked into the Old Priory (our second stay this year), and we were made feel VERY much at home. Yet again the owners went out of their way to make sure our stay was a good one, offering way above the average service you would expect from a B&B. On top of which we were surrounded by beautiful antique furniture, had access to off street parking and enjoyed breakfasts that set us up for the day!

  • Liked — lovely room and free internet access
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled on business
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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2008

I stayed here on a snowy January evening having booked ahead.
Arrived later than expected due to the weather and was directed to two restaurants for a late dinner. Chose the nearest and was not dissapointed ( local Knowledge counts for a lot). Room was very comfortable, immpecably clean and with sumptious furnishings. Breakfast was extensive and beautifully presented. Conversation with Robin and other guests was easy and relaxed. overall a very pleasant experience.

  • Liked — Freindly welcome and very comfortable bed
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled on business
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Reading
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2007

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.

  • Liked — Comfy beds and fantastic breakfast
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled on business
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Thank Just71
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Edinburgh
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2007

Having stayed in some pretty dreadful places over the last year my faith in Scottish hospitality was at a real low point...until I discovered The Old Priory. What a wonderful place. We stayed there for just one night and despite our time being short this place has certainly made its mark. The property is beautiful and the room was comfortable and charming but what makes this place truely delightful is how welcoming, helpful and friendly the owners were to us. They deserve every success...and the breakfast is delicious. Great value for money. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sausage9575
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Brighton, Sussex
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2007

We stayed at the Old Priory in October for a short family break to Scotland.
What a gem we found!
The Old Priory is a fantastic family run Bed and Breakfast, by far the best that we have ever stayed in. The owners are very friendly, and nothing was too much trouble for them.
The quality of the furnishings and bedlinen were more like a luxury hotel, and we have never had such thick fluffy towels any where before!
We travelled with our two children (aged 2 and 8), and were given the family room. This is in fact a suite, with two huge rooms and a bathrom. We felt like royalty!
The breakfasts were to die for, with so much choice, you could stay for a week and not have the same thing twice.
We would thouroughly recommend this place, and will definitely return again one day.

  • Liked — The luxury bedding, towels and breakfast!
  • Disliked — Nothing!!
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Thank willandali
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North East England
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2007

I stayed in The Old Priory in October. The property is stunning, tastefully decorated and full of history. The room I was given (the family suite) was AMAZING. The bed was so comfy and clean I could have stayed in there for a month. Where this B&B differs is the level of service provided by the owners from making your room cosy for you to return to on an evening to the friendly breakfast service in the morning (which by the way was delicious). All I need now is an excuse to go back to Kelso!!!

  • Liked — The big bed with the gorgeous linen!!!
  • Disliked — Going outside in the cold to smoke....but that can't be helped!!!
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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Thank Bex181
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Glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2007

One of the best B&Bs I've ever been to. Could not ask for more: central location, delightful owners, beautiful bedroom, perfect cooked breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank stru
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KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 18 September 2007
Many thanks for this review it was a real surprise.

Glad that you enjoyed your stay and the wedding.

Best wishes to you both

Robin and Sue
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Additional Information about The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast
Address: The Old Priory 33/35 Woodmarket, Kelso TD5 7AT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Kelso
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Kelso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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