Hotel Reviews

Reviewed By John Kean – Chairman of the Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship

The recent Cocker Championship was a real success for us.  We needed an event which could handle an event of this kind, early in January, and you were able to deliver.  Your staff could not have been more helpful, particularly accommodating a 6.30am breakfast both days.  The private estate at Dryburgh provides an excellent environment for exercising dogs.  The championship dinner went very well and as Chairman of the event, I was really happy with the service provided.

Reviewed by Robert

The hotel and grounds are situated in a very scenic location alongside the River Tweed and Dryburgh Abbey. Ideal for those wishing to relax or walk through some beautiful countryside. The hotel is very dog friendly and is ideal for anyone wishing to bring their pooch along with. Our room was number 108 and was large and comfortable and clean. All staff that we met were very friendly. The whole interior of the hotel allows the guest to relax and we certainly hope to return at some future point.

Reviewed by Joan

We had a lovely spacious room with a sofa and a view of the river - Room 216. I can definitely recommend it. Nice spacious bathroom as well. Public areas and lounge are great. It looked as if the lounge had been redecorated recently or else had been very well maintained. We had dinner upstairs in the restaurant. The head waiter was French and brought a great atmosphere to the place. Food was excellent. I had mussels and then monkfish, hubby had prawn cocktail then steak. We live in Edinburgh and we ate in a renowned steak restaurant the week before - food here was much better as was the service. Breakfast was of very good quality. Overall I'd definitely come back perhaps when the weather is a little better.

Reviewed by Jackie

We chose this hotel based on reviews we had already read. I wish we could have stayed longer. This is a beautiful building full of character and history (if had wanted clinical and modern I would have booked a premier inn). The staff were very welcoming and helpful and made me feel relaxed before I even got to our room. It was a very large room with an absolutely huge bed, and it had a beautiful dressing table and furniture. I sat at the dressing table and wondered who had sat there before me. The bathroom was bright and clean and a good range of complimentary toiletries were supplied. Breakfast in the morning was very delicious. There was a large range of fruit juices and bowls of fruit to choose from as well as croissants and loads of varieties of cereals. The menu was more extensive than I had seen at most hotels and my husband and I opted for a bacon omelette and I have to say one of the best I have tasted - light and fluffy with lots of flavour. Coffee and toast were served alongside and finished us off nicely. We left the hotel knowing that we will be back and for longer the next time. It was a pleasure.

Reviewed by Hamish

Having tried several hotels in the area, we tend to prefer the Dryburgh Abbey. Its glorious site overlooking the Tweed and Abbey, with the Eildon hills as a backdrop certainly makes us feel we are truly in the very heart of the Borders and we can easily travel to all the locations that we need to. It is an extremely comfortable hotel with a warm, friendly staff and superb breakfasts. We find it very easy to slip comfortably into its old world, graceful opulence. Many thanks for another pleasant stay.

Reviewed by Fraz

Fantastic service from the owners and staff at this hotel who made the New Year break memorable. Went out of their way to cater for my wife who is allergic to dairy. Good entertainment on both nights and a good set up throughout the whole weekend. Top stuff!!

Reviewed by Stuart

 Secluded location by the River Tweed with lovely walks from the hotel. A very dog friendly hotel with dogs allowed almost everywhere in the hotel including the Bistro but excluding the main restaurant. Great meals, very relaxed atmosphere, staff very friendly and attentive, and all seem to love dogs.

Reviewed by Mark

In August this year my daughter was married at Dryburgh. Well what can I say except absolutely everything was 100% perfect. My beautiful daughter was married at a fantastic venue with amazing food and service was second to none. Ken ensured everything ran to perfection and ALL the staff were friendly and efficient. I am delighted we picked this venue as we could not have chosen a better setting. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Finally to put icing on the cake, the final cost was considerably less than expected even though I added little extras along the way. Well done and thankyou Dryburgh and team. You are a credit to the Scottish borders.