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Allan Ramsay Hotel

A 702 Edinburgh Road, Carlops EH26 9NF, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walked in from Balerno and it was a bit wet outside but we where not really made to feel very welcome appreciate that hillwalkers can be a bit more messy and have wet clothing etc. We where looking forward to some home made warming Scottish fare only too be told that at lunch times they only serve a tapas menu!... More 

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AllanRamsay, Manager at Allan Ramsay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jerome Thanks for posting your review. I'm glad you pointed out that you had just walked over the Pentland Hills and were soaking wet - it was probably one of the worst days weather we have had for a while in July!! I agree that on a day such as that a hearty meal would have been more appropriate.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I have been visiting the Allan Ramsay regularly over the past 35 years, and have witnessed its character being gradually chipped away over the years as proprietors came and went. Now largely open plan, with the ever flashing lights of the fruit machine visible throughout the pub, the old coaching inn character is only hanging on by a thread. One... More 

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AllanRamsay, Owner at Allan Ramsay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. They are really useful. I'm pleased to say we have a new exciting menu underway from 12th June keeping traditional pub fayre but adding new dishes as well. The hotel is undergoing a steady transformation to bring it back to its unrivalled position as a coaching inn of great repute. This takes time. Bearing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stayed at the Allan Ramsay for one night as part of a hiking trip. I got a friendly greeting from Anna, who kindly looked after me for meals as well- many thanks. Room one is a bright, functional single room with a good bathroom. The inside of the pub itself is fabulous, and all the better for an open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went on the spur of the moment, and had an excellent experience, the food was great staff could not do enough to make us very welcome. Word of warning make sure you have a hearty appetite the portions are large

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was travelling around the UK with my girlfriend when we decided to make a stop in our journey to rest a little. We were already near Edinburgh, but the small village of Carlops, and its only hotel, the Allan Ramsay Hotel, were our option for the night. And that was a good call! The room wasn't anything special, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on the way up to Edinburgh for the rugby with my wife. Arrived with a great welcome from Elaine who check us in and made dinner reservations for us. Kenny behind the bar was equally friendly as we had a few drinks. The room was large and comfortable. Food was nice and the stay was a good memory... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stopped for a night after the Scotland rugby game and found it a great wee place to stay, food was good and the atmosphere was even better. The bedrooms have been refurbished and are comfy and clean Thank you

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I recently stayed here for a few nights a week as I was working in nearby Penicuik. As other reviews have stated, this little hotel was recently refurbished. There are only four rooms but each one is modestly appointed and more than satisfactory. Below, there is a decent pub with a roaring open fire, good food, and pleasant atmosphere. The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Allan Ramsay Hotel - Newly Refubished!!. Visited 27th July 2014. Lovely, warm welcome. Nice rooms and comforting food. Thank you for looking after us at a 'difficult time'. The Martin Family, Norwich, Norfolk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I stayed here recently as I was working nearby. Reviews were a bit mixed, but I gave it a go anyway. Very pleased overall. Rooms were decent and clean, but overall a few minor niggles need addressed. Bar and staff were pleasant. Food was good if a little pricey. I will definitely be back when working in the area again.... More 

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