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The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 16 Kelso B&B and Inns
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I stayed here with my daughter in mid October. We loved everything. The room, the breakfast, the friendly host (Robin), the location and the 'homely feeling' were all wonderful. I visit Kelso quite often and hope to stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
We would love to have you back.

Thank you for your review, hopefully you survived the worst of the winter weather and are starting to come out of hibernation.

Look us up in the future and many thanks again

Robin and Sue
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We have stayed at The Old Priory about ten times over the last three years or so, and it is a model of consistent quality in every respect - from the easy on-site parking and warm welcome from Robin to the superbly cooked breakfast. Every detail is spot on; right down to providing wine glasses for that bottle of wine many of us like to enjoy in the evening. The well appointed, en suite rooms are a good size, elegantly furnished and well equipped. The beds are large and supremely comfortable. Indeed, it has become something of a home from home for us as we visit about every three or four months. The breakfast choice is excellent too. I usually opt for some fresh fruit and cereal followed by the full Scottish or the beautifully prepared and presented scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, then toast and preserves. All in all The Old Priory offers a standard of hospitality, accommodation and food which would embarrass many a top hotel and, therefore, I've given it my very rare five star rating.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Dear David and Pauline

Thank you for your new review, it makes a huge difference. Hopefully we will see you on your next visit.

We really appreciated the comments about the food and the general standards, it is a difficult job to please everyone and our upgrading is most welcome.

Robin
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

The Old Priory is a beautiful old building full of character, gorgeous period features, elegant furniture and all right in the middle of a town that retains individuality and uniqueness. Don't expect the scope but blandness of a typical town but do go and enjoy boutique shopping, good restaurants (we enjoyed Oscars & The Contented Vine), cobbled streets and countryside on the doorstep.
Robin is a convivial host, very willing to offer suggestions of places to visit and things to do. He is also a good cook and we enjoyed two very good breakfasts! Robin & Sue have gone to a lot of effort to provide the extras - luxurious towels, quality bedding, a well stocked hospitality tray, a lounge with a huge array of dvds and an exceptional choice and quality of breakfast options.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for your review, we enjoyed your visit too!

It is always nice when someone takes the trouble to write something and especially good when it is 5*. Kelso is a lovely town and we are so glad that you enjoyed so many aspects of it.

Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Robin and Sue
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

I recently had the pleasure of spending a night in the stunning Turret Room(s), of The Old Priory B&B. My journey there had been long and when I arrived, in a rather chilly Kelso, I was pleased to discover that I could park my car on Woodmarket ... just opposite the B&B! On arrival, I received a very warm welcome from Robin, who proceeded to take my suitcase to my room and then showed me around the tastefully decorated and furnished accommodation, accessible to guests; a cosy and comfortable ambience .. a real sense of 'home from home'. Robin had been in the process of making dinner for other guests, and kindly invited me to partake ... goodness ... and this was only the start of my stay; which I thoroughly enjoyed - the comfortable bed, with fresh & soft sheets, topped with a silk duvet; the generously-sized bathroom with powerful shower & fluffy towels; a delicious fresh breakfast; select choice of teas with jug of fresh milk, for use in my room; free Wi-Fi; well thought out visitors pack; I could go on - I will definitely be back!! .... a little exploring to do, yet - Kelso is seeped in history .. I'd like to explore.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Dear Stella

How thoughtful of you to review us, we knew that you like the house but how!

All we can say is thank you, you saw everything that we have done to make people feel comfortable and the house did its magic.

After a very long season and a few grumblers I can have my holiday knowing that we are still on the right track. Now we get the house to ourselves for a few weeks and boy will I enjoy that.

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and hopefully we will see you in the New Year.

Best wishes

Robin and Sue
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Three of us stayed at the old priory for six nights as a base for salmon fishing and golf. .
Very warm welcome at this bed and breakfast with a very homely feel.Good central location.Free parking. Very attentive service/super breakfast choice and outstanding rooms.
Some hotels do not provide the standards and facilitys on offer at the old priory.
Very highly recommended
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Lorne, thank you so much for your review, you kept the Trust House Forte bit quiet when you were here!
Glad to have been of service to you , we enjoyed your stay as well and you are welcome back anytime, you will see a link on our Trip Advisor page to the Tour of the Borders which is useful for exploring the area and can be downloaded in pdf form.

We look forward to seeing you again

Robin and Sue
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

A nice B&B in a good location in centre of town with free parking. We stayed one night and went to visit Floors Castle which was worth seeing. Overall a comfortable stay for a short visit or stop over in Kelso.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Oh dear.

Something upset you.

Interestingly the review below yours also titled "Comfortable B&B" is from guests who stayed on the same night, see the world of difference.

You must have missed the extras or mistaken us for a hotel as you don't mention the silk duvets,hand made bedspreads and curtains, soft towels, free WI-FI, free toiletries, free hospitality tray, two sitting rooms ( a B&B has no communal areas in Visit Scotland rules), 7 choices of breakfast . More than a hotel would give and at B&B price.

B&B is as much about the customer as the place, it is their ability to choose wisely and enter into the ambience of the home understanding that a family home cannot and chooses not to be the sterile enviroment of some Travel Lodge type situations. A home from 1796 cannot be all glittery bathrooms and clean lines, it is a house that was built before bathrooms were thought of, before bikes were invented and has history attached. We feel that we have not spolt the integrity of the house by pandering to modern fads and the house will stand with its original features long after we are dead. Nevertheless we do have all the amenities that you would expect such as great water pressure, warm rooms and antique furniture.

If that is not what you wanted, sorry but as the other review shows different stokes for different folks, pity that you couldn't have spoken to me. Perhaps your expectation was too high?

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed here in August 2013 for one night along our route. This B&B is situated in a quaint little town with cobblestone streets. We enjoyed a very friendly welcome and the room and attention we received was excellent. Breakfast was delicious and served in a friendly atmosphere whilst we enjoyed interaction with the other guests. In all, a lovely place to stay in this part of the country and we would stay there again if in the area. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you for your review we enjoyed your company, it is refreshing to have people who understand B&B rather than the hotel scenario, see the review above also titled "Comfortable B&B"

Highly recomended says it all. You are welcome anytime.

Best wishes

Robin and Sue
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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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