This small hotel is an attractive old coaching inn on one of the main roads from Bonnyrigg into Edinburgh, with a good and frequent bus connection (the 31 stops right opposite the inn and takes about ½ hour). There is a pleasant walk into the park area opposite the inn and up round the village. There are also a number of very good attractions a short car ride away (e.g. Vogrie Country Park and the Mining Museum). So the location is better than the actual facilities in my view.
The L&D's rooms are quite small, especially as they now contain en suite facilities. There was a bit of a foul up with our booking and we ended up having to move but were put, 'upgraded', in the family room (itself pretty small) but also offered a discount, which we appreciated as we had not asked for it. While the decor is undeniably a bit 'tired', the beds were comfy, the bedding and other provisions all fine and the shower perfectly acceptable.
The breakfast is less varied than at a larger establishment but there was a decent choice of cereals and yoghurts, as well as cooked - certainly enough food and calories to kick off the day. The cooked breakfast varied a little in quality, even with the same chef (!) but the manageress was really welcoming and helpful on all of our 4 days. We did not try the main meals, which are very reasonably priced and decent (or so I heard from relatives). Sadly, I failed to try the bar, especially when I looked through the whisky selection when paying our bill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Laird and Dog, Lasswade is a popular bar restaurant and inn with accommodation near Edinburgh.Relax and enjoy your stay at the Laird and Dog in one of our 11 comfortable and welcoming first floor bedrooms. You can be assured of a great night’s sleep, excellent hospitality, together with modern styled en-suite accommodation.We have a mix of double, twin, single and family rooms and after a great night’s sleep you are treated to a full Scottish breakfast. If you wish something lighter we have that too! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Laird And Dog Hotel
- Laird & Dog Hotel Lasswade, Midlothian