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Castle Venlaw Hotel

Edinburgh Road, Peebles EH45 8QG , Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Peebles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
VirgoQualitySeeker47 York, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a building of character and we had a spacious four poster room with a large bath and shower in the bathroom, nicely decorated and in good order. Sadly the rest of our stay did not live up to the quality of the room. The young staff in the bar needed training, we went down for a drink before... More

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of August. A beautiful place. The staff were lovely and the food and service were fantastic. Great value. Our room was really comfortable and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on Saturday night as we had been told that the meals were good and we were not disappointed Interesting and varied menu and good wine list Service was very good also and friendly nice dining room and bar area. The dining room was quite full which is always a good sign Will go back.

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venlawmanager, Owner at Castle Venlaw Hotel, responded to this review

Hi tog3878! Many thanks for your kind review. We are always delighted to hear when guests enjoy their time with us and thank you for taking the time to post your review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, L Curry. More

Cupar, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a place to enjoy a different experience! For the past 2 nights had a massive 4 poster bed in a large, comfortable room with terrific views. Loved the library (also the bar). Staff very friendly and helpful with local information and can't do enough service-wise. Had a superb meal last night - venison with dauphinoise potatoes and crepes suzettes.... More

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venlawmanager, Owner at Castle Venlaw Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Helen T, It's great to hear that our team were helpful - we do try our best! Good to hear that you enjoyed your meal - the venison that we have on our menu is one of our most popular dishes, along with the crepe suzette. Apologies for no fresh fruit - this has now been addressed at breakfast... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in August and were pleasantly surprised at how good value this room was compared to others in the area. We didn't spend too much time at the hotel for our stay and can't comment on the food as we ate out and left too early for breakfast, but did enjoy the old fashioned bar area... More

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venlawmanager, Owner at Castle Venlaw Hotel, responded to this review

Hi grubs77! Thank you for your review. Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Apologies that we don't have a lift, I'm afraid with the age and design of the interior of the building, it won't allow for one. Yes, during stormy weather the top floor can be a tad noisy - apologies for this. We do try to... More

Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in a superior room on a dinner , bed & breakfast basis & we absolutely adored everything about the hotel. The warm, friendly welcome, the size/ cleanliness/ standard of our room, the beautiful ensuite & the fantastic massive hand carved wooden bed. Tea, coffee, biscuits & water provided. The food was lovely & again served... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle Venlaw hotel is very nicely perched above the border town of Peebles and the rooms have great views over the surrounding countryside , we booked for a one night stay with dinner bed and breakfast and were very impressed with the hotel and the staff . We stayed in room number 8 (Glengoyne) and it was lovely , a... More

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a superb two weeks. Relaxing, peaceful, a second home.The turret room was comfortable, warm and very well appointed. Picturesque triple aspect tree-top views,four poster bed was a treat. Bigger space than many hotel suites!!! Lovely to have a full sized bath AND a shower/loo in their own spaces. YES.....the alarms are sensitive to steamy showers, just like the... More

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callander, scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed one night in the Glenkinchie room. This comfortable room had a four poster bed and a well appointed modern bathroom with walk in shower and also a another room with a bath. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere in Castle Venlaw is one of relaxed indulgence. The library bar and dining room... More

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Cdn in Scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our one night stay was thoroughly enjoyable. Older castle-type building has all the comforts of a modern hotel yet maintains beautiful traditional decor. Loved the deep wood panelling in the bar and dining room. Touches of quality like Tiffany lamps. Ultra-quiet sleep from the hillside location away from road noise. Saw a deer grazing down the garden. Room (Glenrothes) was... More

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Address: Edinburgh Road, Peebles EH45 8QG , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Peebles
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Nestling in 4 acres of beautiful woodland grounds overlooking the Royal and Ancient town of Peebles, Castle Venlaw hotel continues the country house tradition, bringing a perfect combination of relaxed informality and the elegance of another age. The hotel comprises of 12 guest bedrooms including four rooms with four poster beds. All rooms have full en-suite facilities. Enjoy a special meal made with fresh local produce in our two AA rosette restaurant. ... more   less 
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