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Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in St Boswells
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We loved the ambience and warmth of the hotel. Even though it was the first of May, the central heating was on and a magnificent open (gas) fire blazed in the snug. Despite arriving very late we had a delicious seafood dinner with a lovely bottle of Gewürztraminer. The staff were most pleasant and helpful and the view of the river Tweed at breakfast the next morning was a real treat!

It was such a contrast to our stay in London the night before. I would strongly recommend this hotel to all visitors to this part of Scotland and look forward to a return journey ourselves.

Room Tip: Higher floors have an even better view of the River Tweed.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

A month ago today we had our Wedding at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel and from start to finish we had a wonderful time.
On the Friday night we had an informal Italian night for those staying at the hotel and those who live nearby. The food and service was great. Chris stayed that night in a twin room and he could not fault the room.
On the day of the Wedding, the staff couldn't have been better. Every single member of staff appeared to love their job, they always had a smile on their face and gave the impression they would do anything for you. We received several comments from guests who said that the staff couldn't have been nicer. A special mention goes to Jules, their Wedding coordinator who deserves the number of awards she has won. We felt completely relaxed all day and the food and drink was even better to when we tried it at our food tasting session a few months before.
The bridal suite was the nicest room we have ever stayed in and breakfast the following morning was lovely, enjoyed with some of our guests who had stayed the night.
We look forward to visiting in the future for afternoon tea from time to time.
We recommend the hotel to anyone considering getting married there and if you're looking for a relaxing break, you can't go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were returning north after the London Marathon, and chose to stay because the Restaurant showed Two Rosettes on the Hotel Web site, and the Hotel a great setting.

Admittedly we arrived about 8pm, the room was fine, and we choose to eat in the Tweed Restaurant, a fine room overlooking the River. We got the impression that they were a little short of staff as we had difficulty finding anyone to serve us in the Bar and show us a Menu. Well this was all resolved but sadly the food was a long way off being Two Rosettes - Gammon with Egg and Pineapple & Daube of Beef. I am sorry Mr Dryburgh but this was not Two Rosette food.

When we went to the lounge for coffee it was like Crufts, with at least 6 Large Dogs, with accompanying oder. We love Dogs, but ours stay in our Car, which I feel is the correct place. We did subsequently read that they had a dog friendly award!!!

The Hotel has a lovely setting, but like a lot of old a Baronial Properties require refurbishment.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Wooffey
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This was my second stay at the hotel and I had a great time. The hotel is great for kids, the rooms are clean and it has a nice pool. The riverside location is excellent and close to a great golf course in St Boswells. I will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

From the moment we came up the drive to the minute we left two days later we could not find fault. Tired? Rubbish. Old fashioned? Yes. Friendly, cosy and good food? In abundance.
The setting is to die for. Next to the Tweed and the peaceful setting of the Abbey. The Abbey is a must visit, so much history.
Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Rooms cosy and clean. Food homely and satisfying. Drinks good value.
A good stay? No, a great one.
Planning our return.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank David H
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We are having our wedding reception at the hotel later this year and while doing our wine tasting for the big day we decided to have some lunch.
From an extensive menu, covering main meals to soup and sandwiches, we both chose sandwiches, coronation chicken and roast beef and horseradish, which were excellent - very fresh, well filled, lovely bread and came along with a small pot of homemade coleslaw, some crisps and a small, well dressed side salad.
Tempted by the dessert menu, we then had a banana and toffee tart with creme anglaise and a sticky toffee pudding.
Both were superb and could not be faulted, and the same could be said of the service, despite a busy lunch service.
Overall the bill came to £23.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank donkjnr
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Hotel is dated and tired. Food is overpriced. Hard to understand why it has so many stars. Whilst we were there we had to put up with children running riot throughout the hotel. It is a hotel not a play centre, not everyone wants to be bothered by other people's children while the parents are outside drinking. Although this is not the hotel's fault the staff should remind the parents to be respectful of other guests.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jennifer H
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Additional Information about Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

Address: St. Boswells, St Boswells TD6 0RQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > St Boswells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in St Boswells
Price Range: £74 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dryburgh Abbey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel sits on the banks of the River Tweed in the breathtaking Borders countryside. Next to the historic ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, Sir Walter Scott's last resting place, it offers a fabulous location for fishing, cycling, walking, or simply enjoying a relaxing leisure break. Quality local produce is served in the tranquil setting of the Tweed resataurant by friendly and attentive staff. The proximity of the hotel to the Abbey also makes it an ideal venue for that special wedding day. ... more   less 
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Dryburgh Abbey Melrose
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