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2 Kenmure Terrace, Dumfries DG2 7QX , Scotland
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Merlin B&B
Ranked #6 of 53 Dumfries B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Returned again - still superb! Beatrice and Jim are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much for them. Many thanks from Irene and Jean for the best stay of our trip. We had a double room overlooking the river. Classy. See you again very soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful person in a house genuinely welcoming, situated in a scenery really beautiful. The food is excellent and plentiful and the house very clean. Really recommended Small anecdote: For our error we had booked for the following day that we arrived, nevertheless, Beatrice was able also to find accommodation in a large room and friendly...and with a river view!... More

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stayed here on 20.06.14 for one night. The Merlin is very conveniently located & easy to find. My room was immaculate, the bathroom/shower facilities were beautifully maintained. I took a shower in the late evening and broke a small vase by accident. I reported this to the lady, and she was so sweet, and wouldn't let me pay for... More

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West Wales
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Every attention was given to ensure my stay was the best that could be provided. Lots of little touches to show that I mattered - fresh flowers, individual carton of fresh milk, yummy cupcakes and chocolates, fluffy towels and everything spotlessly clean. The only thing that detracted from my comfort was a personal preference for a soft mattress - and... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After a days cycling from CarlisleThe Merlin was a welcome sight. It is excellently located right by the Sustrans cycle route 7. Beatrice and Jim were very welcoming and made sure our bikes were kept safe overnight too. The room was lovely with a view of the river although it wasn't ensuite. We were looked after impeccably and had a... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Having travelled down from Dunnoon, and achieved our first two wishes (to see an eagle and a deer) we were short of a third wish - so "a top class B&B please" for our overnight in Dumfries. We got that and more at the Merlin. Couldnt fault it. Welcoming, elegant, clean, comfortable, (little lemon cakes and chocs on the tea... More

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Ballycastle, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I recently stayed at Dumfries with my wife and mum to visit my sick dad in the Dumfries Royal Infirmary. I visited the trip advisor website to find a good B & B within walking distance of the Hospital and we definately found a gem of a B and B. Firstly the property is in imaculate condition and the rooms... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

we found this little gem of a b+b by accident.we were so pleased with everything,the room,overlooking the river,the décor,the cleanliness and the wonderful breakfast the next morning.we can thoroughly recommend the merlin.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I recently visited Dumfries with my daughter and we booked into The Merlin at the last minute. We were given a beautiful room overlooking the river. We received a very warm welcome and were made to feel at home at all times. Our hosts were magnificent and extremely helpful. The freshly cooked breakfasts were delicious and they even catered for... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great B&B in very central location. Clean, spacious bedrooms and hearty breakfast. We booked two rooms for our family of five, and we were very pleased with the adjoining rooms, no.s 2 & 3. Our three teens in one triple room, (double and single beds), whilst we were next door in comfortable a double room. Thank you Jim & Beatrice... More

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Address: 2 Kenmure Terrace, Dumfries DG2 7QX , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
Also Known As:
Merlin Hotel Dumfries
Merlin Bed And Breakfast
Merlin B&B Dumfries, Scotland

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Situated on the banks of the River Nith, The Merlin Guest Bed & Breakfast enjoys a prime location, minutes away from the town centre, pubs, restaurants and local tourist attractions. With over 30 years experience, this popular and well established family business sees customers returning time after time. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated incorporating a blend of traditional and modern themes. River views are available on 2 of the rooms. ... more   less 
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