Have stayed here twice in the past four years, the latest a full week's stay for the 2013 Open at Muirfield just up the street, and enjoyed the place immensely. The negative and more critical comments by some in their reviews on this site seem excessive and unfair. The Mallard is clearly not a certain kind of overdone 21st-century hotel with endless luxuries (and I greatly appreciate it for that). It is a place with a long history in the area and a smaller owner-operated family-run hotel of a certain British style that has character and plenty of comfort. The hotel sits right on the edge of the 54-hole Gullane Golf Club with beautiful views to Gullane Hill and is an easy walk to everything really, the center of the village, the numerous golf courses, the many inland and coastal walking paths. For a golfing group, this would be a fantastic base; so many great golf courses, including Gullane right out the front door. Also would be great for anyone interested in exploring East Lothian in general. The Mallard has a cozy pub with reasonable prices and the dinners are good too, especially the local smoked salmon and trout and other fish. Would also recommend the pate starter and the cajun chicken and braised beef entrees. There are several other nice places and spaces within and on the hotel property too, including a small patio-type area near the front door with great views. For the price and location and comfort, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better all-around value in any kind of serious golf or tourist mecca (and Gullane and East Lothian are both). Thanks to Susan and Cameron and staff for making us feel so welcome.
Barry and Anne
Portland, Maine, USA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only pitch and a putt from the first tee, the Mallard offers a warm relaxing atmosphere to golfer and non-golfer alike! Whether you want to stay in our comfortable rooms, hold a party or wedding reception or just pop in for a meal you can be sure of a warm welcome from Cameron, Susan Law or a member of their friendly staff. Of course our main clientele come to enjoy the huge choice of golf courses in the area but there is so much more to Gullane, East Lothian and of course Edinburgh is a short train ride away. In such great walking countryside The Mallard welcomes dogs free of charge except in the rooms where food is served. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mallard Hotel Gullane, Scotland