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King's Arms Hotel

Melrose, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Melrose
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The welcome here was very friendly as were all of the staff that I came into contact with. The staircase and landing carpets look tired but my bedroom, room 2, was fine and the bathroom was very modern but basic. I really loved the fact that there were no advertising items, signs, can and can't do notes anywhere in the... More 

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Edinburgh
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights for a walking weekend in the Borders. This hotel was perfect as it was 'cheap and cheerful', and as others have said, clean, comfy, and warm. We had no real problems at all, but if worried about possible noise from bar and function suite, I'd advise the top floor rooms (if you can manage... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very friendly hotel on the main street in Melrose. Very handy for shops & restaurants. Rooms comfortable & very clean - loads of hot water for a quick bath (or 2 ) every day. Great breakfasts ( although no fresh tea - only hot water flasks). Sadly no residents' sitting room which meant we had to sit in a... More 

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London
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Kings Arms is a clean basic hotel in a great location for Melrose Abbey and starting St Cuthberts Way. The beds were comfortable and a mix up over twins v double was soon resolved by the friendly and helpful staff. Food was good, really good cooked breakfast served by cheerful chef. The rooms are a bit tired but clean... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We decided to stay overnight in Melrose on the return from Edinburgh. After enquiring at other hotels this was the most economical for an overnighter. The receptionist was very welcoming and friendly and showed us our room on the 3rd floor. The room was dated but clean and the beds very comfortable. Although the radiator was on, the room stayed... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stopped in this hotel for lunch before visiting Melrose Abbey. The fireplace warmed us up nicely. The food was very tasty, if basic, just the sandwiches were pretty dry. Also the waitress was not really present when we wanted to pay or order more drinks. But very friendly!

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed here overnight while my husband was at a reunion party elsewhere in Melrose. We had the 4 person family room. The room was spacious, warm and the beds declared as super comfy by our daughters. One downside is the fact that the room is right beside the WC's for the bar/restaurant so we heard the hand drier quite... More 

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a fantastic local hotel for excellent food. It has a really nice warm & friendly feel making it a welcoming place to visit. We've been a few times & for special celebrations, never disappointed, sticky toffee pudding is a must have!

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had a really pleasant Saturday lunchtime this Valentine's Day after walking from Earlston to Melrose and fancied a drink and some lunch. We then happened to stumble across the King's Arms and were treated to a lovely homemade soup and would definitely visit again for something more substantial. Great local pub.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

At almost 3 am for about an hour a neighbor was thumping on his door because he came back late and his wife would not let him in. He argues with another guest. In the end he broke into his room. Reception was not manned at night and no phoned in room to complain bearing in mind it could have... More 

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