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The Original Rosslyn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Roslin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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“A comfortable hotel”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The Original Rosslyn Hotel is located in the small village of Roslin some eight miles from Edinburgh. It is a privately owned family run two story hotel with a history dating back more than a century. It was first situated near the Rosslyn Chapel and during this time Robbie Burns and William Wordsworth amongst others were reportedly guests at the hotel. The hotel in the mid-19th century relocated in the centre of this sleepy village now noted mainly for the mystery which surrounds Rosslyn Chapel and for “Dolly” the sheep.
It is within a short walking distance of the famous Rosslyn Chapel, the ruins of Rosslyn Castle and numerous other village attractions. The hotel is also a short drive from a recently established large shopping complex. The hotel has an off street car parking area for those arriving by car.
Across the road from the hotel is a bus stop where buses provide a service every hour during weekdays and every thirty minutes at weekends to Edinburgh.
The check in was provided efficiently by the sole staff member on duty. Although we arrived before check in time the gentleman checked if our room was ready and as it was permitted us to move into the room.
Although the current building in which the hotel is housed dates back over a century – the current owners were celebrating 40 years of management of the hotel this year – the room was well decorated with a feature wall of wallpaper matching the curtains. Even though our room tended to be on the small side with a double bed it was comfortable and clean. The ensuite was functional having a shower but no bathtub. It was well stocked with amenities. The room had free tea and coffee making facilities. Interestingly the room had no mini bar or telephone but did provide guests with free Wi-Fi and there was a trouser press attached to the wall. Room service was provided but with no phone to place an order a visit to the reception or bar was necessary. Not really an imposition.
During our stay two bars were in operation; the village bar and the Lounge Bar. Both were friendly places in which to relax but we felt the lounge bar had a much more enjoyable atmosphere. Meals could be ordered in this bar at a reasonable price and were quite tasty. For example a hamburger, chips and salad cost around the £10 level, a pint of lager around £3.75.
Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 9.00am but a tray service is provided for guests requiring an earlier start. Cereals, fruit, juice and bakery items were available as a buffet style service in the dining room and an extensive menu was available for the main course which was freshly cooked after being ordered. The portions were unstinting and mouth watering.
Guests staying at the hotel will no doubt judge whether the rate of £95 per night per double including breakfast is a fair one but there is no denying that the Original Rosslyn Hotel is a comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We stayed 1 night at The Original for a party in Roslin, which was very convenient for us. Our room had been booked online and when we arrived we had been upgraded to what can only be described as "the bridal suite", 4 poster bed, black carpet and cream & black decor throughout, which made my Husband laugh constantly. As this is a local pub it is a bit noisy, the outside could be tidied up and the language in the pub is colourful, but if you dont mind that you will enjoy it. We stayed a Friday night and the pub music was very loud which travelled up to the room, this went on until around midnight. We didnt eat in the restaurant in the evening but had breakfast the following morning. The choice is unbelievable. My Husband had Scotland the Brave which you need to be, a full cooked breakfast with additional haggis, black budding and lorne sausage, I didnt think he would get through it but he did....which set us up for the journey to our next 2 night stopover in Norrth Yorkshire.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

First impression on checking in was "hmm...looks a bit grim and tired..." but the room could not have been a more pleasant surprise. Worth paying extra for the 'black and white' themed 4 poster room. Superb. Very spacious, beautifully done. The 'view from the loo' would be interesting (perhaps for the neighbours over the road!) if you don't close the bathroom blinds!

Restaurant was good, food also good. Don't expect Michelin Star, but better than average pub grub. Bar area is great if you like a traditional local pub filled with traditional locals. Lovely people, great location.

Parking might be an issue...we didn't spot one for the hotel, so simply parked on the main road right outside. Didn't seem to be a problem.

Super-convenient for the historic Rosslyn Chapel and Castle. About 400 yards walk away. There's nothing else in the village though. Even the only other pub/hotel across the road was closed for refurbishment, so not much choice for anything else to do.

So, don't be put off by checking in...and pay extra for the themed rooms. Well worth it.

Room Tip: Book a 4 poster (the black and white one is I believe the best...)
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Sorry to be a bit morbid but the truth is, sadly my mother passed away. As per usual one looks for a nice place to have the after ''drinks and food''. I had phoned a few local places and to be honest they just did not seem to want the business. The Original hotel however was simply so helpful, and understanding at the time of booking. The manager simply could not have been more helpful with various suggestions. The food was exceptional, and the sandwiches very fresh with substantial fillings of a varied nature. The staff could not have been nicer. Overall delighted. It simply could not have been any better.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Goole
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Very good food in comfortable hotel bar. Will visit again. Did not stay at the hotel so cannot comment on the rooms. The hotel is close to Rosslyn Chapel and a lovely Caravan Club certificated location.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

I loved my four day visit at the Original Roslin Hotlel in December just before holidays. Friendly, attentive service, great food, (the best mac and cheese ever!), also loved the fish and chips, but all the dishes were delicious, excellent location, comfortable beds, pleasant rooms. Enjoyed evenings at pub and restaurant. Nice, friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend this B&B for its charming small village atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

From start to finish our stay at this hotel has been first class. The staff could not have been any more attentive and helpful the food is excellent and good value for money. We have stayed in many 5 star hotels and cruise ships and this is easily on a par with these. I am writing this review whilst sitting in the hotel using their free wi- fi which is available.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Original Rosslyn Hotel
Address: Main Street, Roslin EH25 9LE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Roslin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Roslin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Original Rosslyn Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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