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Duncan House

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Chalkheugh Terrace, Kelso TD5 7DX, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We arrived in Kelso on a very busy friday (there was a motor festival) and we were prepared to get whatever room was vacant. We've been super lucky, as Duncan House had one room because of a late cancellation: the place is great, rooms are big and very confortable (ours, on the top floor had also a spectacular view on... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is interesting with lovely old furniture and pictures. The breakfast was plentiful and nicely arranged and the staff were very nice. It's particularly convenient having such close access to the main streets of town. The room we were given was very small which, if you arrived with large suitcases would be a problem. The bathroom was large enough... More 

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Tweedfisher, Manager at Duncan House, responded to this review

Very disappointed to read this. You had booked the smallest (and cheapest) room in the house, one of our rooms is four times the size but only 33% more expensive. You are correct, we stock one size of sheets for all beds. Yours was a standard UK double but we have kingsize beds elsewhere. I apologise most sincerely for your... More 

Steenbergen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In advance of our holiday in Scotland we had a hotel booked in Edinburgh, tot spent our last threedays there. And when we arrived there it turned out te be a disaster. We decided to leave this hotel immediately, i surged on the internet and found Duncan House, made a call and got Jeff on the phone and we were... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

The eggs royale are a recent introduction to the breakfast menu along with eggs benedict. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Headed down to the borders for a few days golfing and booked ourselves into Duncan House, our first stay here. Easy to get to hotel and can self check-in anytime which is great as you can suit yourself, we were golfing on the way down so a later entry was helpful. The rooms were comfortable and clean and had all... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I couldn't have written higher praise for the venue myself. Jeff More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

we were cycling from Newcastle to Edinburgh and stopped at kelso .A booking made by Pedal Power. Very comfortable room with lots of sweets and biscuits on offer in the room.The breakfast room is a large period room and everyone sat at this huge table which I found very nice in that everyone was talkative. 2 ladies were playing golf... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

All the rooms except Ettrick have views of the river and castle More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stayed for one night and had two rooms, but with us being the only people there we had the whole house to ourselves. The house is a mini version of a country house. Furniture and furnishings are all in character and made for a very relaxing evening sat at the large dining table thumbing through old books / maps on... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Apologies about the chickens belonging to the neighbour they are due to move in 2016 More 

Penycae, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great place to stay, comfortable clean with friendly staff. Good food great service great location. Thank you for a great stay will definitely use again and recommend to friends and family. Kelso is a great place to see.

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you Jeff & Kate More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was our forth time staying at Duncan House for the horse racing but this time we stayed a extra night for our Pearl Wedding Anniversary when we got up for our breakfast that morning on the table was a card and a bottle of champagne and 10 white roses from our amazing hosts Jeff and Kate how thoughtful .... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

What can we say but thank you! We are now very much a team here and working hard to raise the bar. New members are Cheryl and Lorenzo. New additions to the breakfast menu are Eggs Benedict and Eggs 'Royale' - poached eggs on smoked salmon topped with hollandaise sauce - try these on your next trip. Best regards Jeff... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed at Duncan House for the races..the owner Jeff lets us book in before the races..around 12.00..great help..we had the Ettrick room..think it's the smallest of the rooms but it's ok..the bed was comfy & the bathroom is a good size..breakfast is round one big table so you meet other people staying there..it was fine by us..great full breakfast..would certainly... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your response is always helpful to us. We strive to earn for good reviews to help us promote the business. Hoping to see you again soon when perhaps we can give you a larger room. Jeff & Kate More 

Krakow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Lovely Georgian house looking over the river tweed very clean homely place,best sleep in a while. very friendly,owner's and staff. amazing breakfast,would highly recommend this place and we hope to be back soon

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for a fabulous review. We all try to please but a review like yours makes every member of the team feel appreciated. More 

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