I spent three very pleasant days in Kelso which was certainly helped by staying in this very pleasant hotel in the centre of the town. It looks on to the Woodmarket and magnificent town hall/information centre which was built in 1696. The hotel itself was built in 1769 but you would not guess that when you step inside. It has an excellent restaurant and I had a very pleasantly decorated room. I have no complaints at all and hope to return for another brief visit very soon.
My only complaint is about the guests who do not know how to operate lifts or refuse to read the instructions and manually hold the doors open or pile too many people into it - the poor lift then "gives up" and an emergency team has to come and fix it. So please, guests, obey the signs so that we can all have use of the lift!
If you are looking for a pleasant few days in the Scottish Borders then I can recommend Kelso. It also has an excellent hourly bus service from Edinburgh which stops at the Woodmarket a few yards from the hotel. You can visit many other places on the local buses such as Jedburgh, Hawick, Galashiels and Berwick upon Tweed.
- Also Known As:
- Cross Keys Kelso
- Cross Keys Hotel Kelso, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cross Keys Hotel is superbly situated in the heart of Kelso's picturesque French-style cobbled square. The present hotel was built in 1769, but in other forms a Cross Keys hotel has occupied this site since the earliest days of Scottish coaching inns.Modernised throughout to the very highest standard, the Cross Keys today provides a warm and friendly welcome to its guests and excellent service from attentive, friendly staff.The hotel is an ideal centre for business or pleasure - situated in a peaceful corner of Scotland, yet still within easy reach of Edinburgh and Newcastle.The Cross Keys is run by the Becattelli family who provide that personal touch that makes all the difference to their guests. We take pride in welcoming and looking after our guests. ... more less