DRYBURGH ABBEY HOTEL

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Melrose TD60RQ United Kingdom (GBR)
4 Star Riverfront Hotel
55.5799194 -2.6477428
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 299 guest reviews

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  • Has an indoor pool!
  • 38 rooms in property
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • Check-in: 3.00PM
  • Check-out: 11.00AM
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.5/10
  • 4 conference rooms in property

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Summary of Verified Reviews

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff are welcoming”

  • Dirty room

    “Stained wallpaper” “Moldy shower”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Dated decor” “Outdated television”

  • Poor beds

    “Thin mattress” “Low pillows”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
204 reviews

Great location and easy parking. Great excursions and sightseeing.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

83/100
296 reviews

Great reception and management with friendly service. Service relatively professional but restaurant service is bad.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Food

72/100
215 reviews

Good food and desserts, but overall a bad dining experience. Restaurant is expensive, and the menu is alright, but side dishes are not great.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Breakfast

71/100
85 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Freshly cooked breakfast” “Breakfast excellent” “Breakfasts Friendly”

Vibe

58/100
110 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel. Pleasant entrance area. Nice for romantic trips.

“Beautiful old building” “Modern facilities” “Old world charm”

Room

50/100
231 reviews

Old, dirty rooms and bathrooms, with bad TV's. Okay-sized rooms with good views. Room maintenance is lacking, as are beds, kitchenettes and furnishings.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Bar

48/100
20 reviews

Bar is not good. Standard wines.

“Drinks expensive” “Very ordinary Pinot” “Pricey wine”

Wellness

36/100
9 reviews

Below average sauna and wellness facilities.

“Sauna wasn't working” “Sauna out of order” “Sauna was not working”

Cleanliness

35/100
36 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

“Stained wallpaper” “Moldy shower”

WiFi

23/100
21 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Complicated access to Wi-Fi” “WiFi didn't work” “Wifi connection was non existent”

Good to know

  • Great view

    “Wonderful views of the river” “Outstanding views”

  • Great reception

    “Nice welcome” “Good background information”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Old world charm fantastic” “Loads of character”

  • Interesting excursions

    “Walks close to the” “Riverside scenic”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
94 reviews

Excellent location with good excursion options.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

82/100
131 reviews

Friendly and somewhat professional staff, great at reception but subpar in the restaurant.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Food

72/100
94 reviews

Good food but an uninteresting menu and overall poor experience.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Breakfast

68/100
34 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Freshly cooked breakfast” “Decent breakfast” “Disappointed with breakfasts”

Comfort

61/100
52 reviews

Adequately sized and comfortable rooms with good noise levels but subpar beds.

“Huge double bed” “Quiet place to stay” “Thin mattress”

Vibe

58/100
50 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel.

“Beautiful old building” “Modern facilities” “Dated decor”

Room

45/100
111 reviews

Unclean, badly-maintained rooms and bathrooms. Outdated room with substandard furniture, beds and TV. Okay-sized rooms with good views.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Bar

42/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“Drinks expensive” “Very ordinary Pinot” “Pricey wine”

Cleanliness

30/100
18 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

“Stained wallpaper” “Moldy shower”

WiFi

21/100
8 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Complicated access to Wi-Fi” “WiFi didn't work” “Wifi connection was non existent”

Good to know

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Dated decor” “Outdated television”

  • Very quiet

    “Quiet place to stay” “Tranquil location”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Freshly cooked breakfast” “Breakfast excellent”

  • Room is all right

    “Thin mattress” “Outdated television”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
20 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

84/100
26 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Breakfast

76/100
10 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Freshly cooked breakfast” “Breakfast excellent” “Breakfasts Friendly”

Food

72/100
14 reviews

Delicious food.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Value

71/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free bicycle hire” “Including swimming pool” “Double room including”

Vibe

55/100
7 reviews

Decent vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Beautiful old building” “Modern facilities” “Dated decor”

Room

53/100
23 reviews

Rooms are alright, but bathrooms are not great.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Good to know

  • Delicious food

    “Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff are welcoming”

  • Fantastic service

    “Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff”

  • Room is all right

    “Thin mattress” “Outdated television”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
15 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

84/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Amenities

77/100
7 reviews

Great amenities.

“Excellent venue” “Beautiful old building” “Wonderful surroundings”

Food

76/100
11 reviews

Delicious food.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Room

53/100
7 reviews

Room is all right.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

80/100
4 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Room

50/100
4 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff are welcoming”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

82/100
10 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Food

75/100
10 reviews

Delicious food.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Amenities

74/100
6 reviews

Great amenities.

“Excellent venue” “Beautiful old building” “Wonderful surroundings”

Vibe

55/100
6 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Beautiful old building” “Modern facilities” “Tired looking decor”

Room

53/100
7 reviews

Room is all right.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff are welcoming”

  • Delicious food

    “Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast”

  • Fantastic service

    “Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff”

  • Great location

    “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

82/100
5 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Food

73/100
6 reviews

Delicious food.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Room

53/100
4 reviews

Room is all right.

“Thin mattress” “Carpet worn” “Stained wallpaper”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff are welcoming”

  • Dirty room

    “Stained wallpaper” “Moldy shower”

  • Poor beds

    “Thin mattress” “Low pillows”

  • Pleasant hotel grounds

    “Lots of walks around” “Wonderful surroundings”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
184 reviews

Great location and easy parking. Great excursions and sightseeing.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

83/100
281 reviews

Friendly and somewhat professional staff, great at reception but subpar in the restaurant.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Food

72/100
202 reviews

Good food and desserts, but overall a bad dining experience. Restaurant is expensive, and the menu is alright, but side dishes are not great.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Breakfast

70/100
80 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Cooked breakfast disappointing” “Breakfast excellent” “Breakfasts Friendly”

Vibe

61/100
99 reviews

Decent vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel. Pleasant entrance area.

“Beautiful old building” “Modern facilities” “Friendly atmosphere”

Room

50/100
214 reviews

Old, dirty rooms and bathrooms, with bad TV's. Okay-sized rooms with good views. Room maintenance is lacking, as are beds, kitchenettes and furnishings.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Bar

45/100
19 reviews

Bar is not good. Standard wines.

“Drinks expensive” “Very ordinary Pinot” “Pricey wine”

Wellness

36/100
9 reviews

Below average sauna and wellness facilities.

“Sauna wasn't working” “Sauna out of order” “Sauna was not working”

Cleanliness

36/100
33 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

“Stained wallpaper” “Moldy shower”

WiFi

20/100
19 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Complicated access to Wi-Fi” “WiFi didn't work” “Wifi connection was non existent”

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Outdated television” “Dated rooms”

  • Bad architecture

    “Tired looking decor” “Dated decor”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Kettle difficult to operate” “Thin mattress”

  • Bar is not good

    “Drinks expensive” “Very ordinary Pinot”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
84 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

82/100
124 reviews

Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Food

72/100
86 reviews

Good food but an uninteresting menu and overall poor experience.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Breakfast

68/100
33 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Cooked breakfast disappointing” “Breakfasts Friendly” “Breakfast was very good”

Comfort

61/100
45 reviews

Adequately sized and comfortable rooms with good noise levels but subpar beds.

“Huge double bed” “Quiet place to stay” “Large double room”

Vibe

60/100
45 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel.

“Lovely old building” “Modern facilities” “LACKING ATMOSHERE”

Room

46/100
101 reviews

Unclean, badly-maintained rooms and bathrooms. Outdated room with substandard furniture, beds and TV. Okay-sized rooms with good views.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Bar

42/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“Drinks expensive” “Very ordinary Pinot” “Pricey wine”

Cleanliness

30/100
16 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

“Stained wallpaper” “Moldy shower”

WiFi

21/100
7 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Complicated access to Wi-Fi” “WiFi didn't work” “Wifi connection was non existent”

Good to know

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Dated decor” “Outdated television”

  • Room is all right

    “Thin mattress” “Outdated television”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff are welcoming”

  • Fantastic service

    “Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
19 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

85/100
24 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Breakfast

76/100
10 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Freshly cooked breakfast” “Breakfast excellent” “Breakfasts Friendly”

Food

72/100
14 reviews

Delicious food.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Value

71/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free bicycle hire” “Including swimming pool” “Double room including”

Vibe

55/100
7 reviews

Decent vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Beautiful old building” “Modern facilities” “Loved the atmosphere and scenery”

Room

52/100
21 reviews

Rooms are alright, but bathrooms are not great.

“Thin mattress” “Outdated television” “Carpet worn”

Good to know

  • Delicious food

    “Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff are welcoming”

  • Fantastic service

    “Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff”

  • Room is all right

    “Thin mattress” “Outdated television”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
14 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

Service

84/100
13 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff People” “Exceptional staff” “Excellent customer service”

Amenities

77/100
6 reviews

Great amenities.

“Excellent venue” “Beautiful old building” “Wonderful surroundings”

Food

76/100
11 reviews

Delicious food.

“Dinner at the restaurant was exceptional” “Excellent dinner and breakfast” “Food was excellent”

Room

52/100
7 reviews

Room is all right.

“Thin mattress” “Carpet worn” “Stained wallpaper”

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“Superb location;” “Superb location” “Fabulous location”

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Property Description

Located within 10 acres of gardens and woodlands Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is a traditional style country house hotel. All rooms are traditionally furnished with either double, twin or king size beds. All rooms have their own en suite facilities with both bath and shower. Many rooms enjoy stunning garden views with some rooms over looking the majestic River Tweed as well as the historic ruins of Dryburgh Abbey. Located just a few miles from the main Edinburgh to Jedburgh trunk road we make the ideal base for visiting the many historic Border Towns and visitor attractions. We can cater for up to 120 for a sit down meal in our large function suite, or make use of one of our smaller function rooms for one to one meetings

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3.00PM
Check Out: 11.00AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2002
Floors: 4
Rooms: 38
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 38
Handicap Rooms: 1
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 4 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 2295 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 120 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 10.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 10am - 11pm
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual reservations require a £50.00 per room per night non-refundable deposit to confirm. Group reservation terms and conditions are tailored to each individual group: As an outline an initial deposit is required to confirm with full payment prior t
Nightly Parking: free
Typical Group Deposit: 25 - 100%
Total Taxes: 20.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
VAT: Value Added Tax: 20.00 VAT % Inclusive
Audio Visual Service Charge: 50.00 Per Item (Data Projector & Screen)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 9.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 10.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 35.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 29.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 2.95 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 5.50 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 4.50 Per Item

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Dogs are welcome within the hotel and hotel grounds with a maximum of two dogs per room. We do make a charge of £7.00 per dog per night.


  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Sauna
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television

Airport & Shuttle Information

Edinburgh Airport located appx 1 hours drive (45 miles) one way fare from £55. Newcastle Airport located 1.5 hours drive (60 miles) from hotel one way fare from £75

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel.

Feel free to use the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Melrose event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Meters)
Size
(sqm.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Garden Room 5 x 5 x 3 25 --/-- -- -- -- 12 12 --/-- 20 -- --
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Garden Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
25 Sq. Meters
Dimensions:
5 x 5 x 3 Meters
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
9
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Flip Chart
Half Day Rental:
£75.00 GBP
Full Day Rental:
£150.00 GBP
Evening Rental:
£75.00 GBP
Abbey Room 10 x 6 x 3 60 40/-- -- -- -- 20 28 --/-- 30 -- --
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Abbey Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
60 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
10 x 6 x 3 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
8
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • Microphone
  • Flip Chart
Half Day Rental:
£200.00 GBP
Full Day Rental:
£400.00 GBP
Evening Rental:
£200.00 GBP
Dryburgh Suite 19 x 8 x 3 152 120/-- -- 80 -- 50 60 --/-- 150 -- --
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Dryburgh Suite

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
152 Sq. Meters
Dimensions:
19 x 8 x 3 Meters
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
10
Windows:
8
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Microphone
  • Flip Chart
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
£300.00 GBP
Full Day Rental:
£600.00 GBP
Evening Rental:
£300.00 GBP

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