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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa

A72, Cardrona, Peebles EH45 8NE Scotland
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in Peebles, offers luxurious contemporary accommodation set in timeless natural surroundings. With the hotel's scenic location on the banks of the River Tweed you'll discover a relaxing haven - just 40 minutes outside Edinburgh and 90 minutes from Glasgow and the North of England - nestled amidst the tranquillity of the Scottish Borders landscape. With an award-winning restaurant, two bars, 99 comfortable and spacious bedrooms and conference and wedding facilities, our hotel in Peebles makes the perfect retreat for a leisure stay and offers a superb backdrop for any special occasion. While you're staying with us, why not try your hand at a round of golf on our 18-hole championship course or enjoy a dip in the pool and a luxurious treatment in our spa and leisure club. Guests can also take advantage of our fishing rights and try to catch some Scottish Salmon along the River Tweed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Highchairs available
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Archery offsite
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Steven L wrote a review Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom84 contributions46 helpful votes
Visited at the end of May. As a regular visitor and experiencing a few minor problems on the past couple of previous visits I can now say that things have much improved as far as we are concerned. Without doubt as we all know, the lockdown caused serious staffing issues to many places and Cardrona was no exception. A difficult couple of years and now in my opinion the staff are back in control. Breakfast was superb , hotel was spotlessly clean ( still obviously needs an update on furniture fittings etc of which they are aware). But overall a great stay and I'm sure we will be back as usual. Thank you for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
David F wrote a review Yesterday
Blackpool, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We just returned from a golf spa break. Don't think I'd book this hotel again. Golf course fairways are good quality but the greens are the worst I've seen. Greens are bare and patchy. Bunkers not raked since the day before, generally poor. The entire course just needs some maintenance. Rooms are very comfortable although our room was in need of a good dusting. Hot water from the shower took time to come through but nice and hot when it did. The restraunt was well staffed and the food was nice. The drinks from the bar were an absolute rip off. £9 for a single gin and lemonade, £7.50 for a pint of beer. Certainly won't be drinking here again. The spa was great, my wife thoroughly enjoyed her massage.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
kenty wrote a review Yesterday
Boston, United Kingdom647 contributions313 helpful votes
Our group of golfers stayed here a 8 months ago and have returned. We found that all aspects had improved, last year was affected by Covid staff shortages, and the staff were great and up to full strength, food was good - making the 1/2board well worth it. I would say the portion size was about right for everyone but you did need all three courses if a big eater. Rooms were gradually being upgraded, some were a little tired but always clean and plenty of towels and fresh linen. The golf course is a great layout but still suffering a bit from poor greens. It had improved from last year but they desperately need some expert help to return them to an acceptable standard.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: upper floors golf course view
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Patricia D wrote a review May 21
Fife6 contributions1 helpful vote
Our first visit was near the end of the Covid restrictions. The staff were subjected to unfair criticisim because of the Covid situation but remained helpful and professional through. Lots of respect for these guys. Have just returned for another golf break. Lovely cheery, friendly and very efficient staff. The rooms were lovely and the hotel very clean. Huge thanks to the Chef and his staff for the amazing meals served throughout our stay. The all made our holiday very special. Already planning next year’s trip. Special mention to some of the staff who went above and beyond: Logan (Spinks Bar); Carol, Cameron, Lucy and Steph (Restaurant); Callum and Chris (Golf Shop). Ther were other members of staff who unfortunately I didn’t get names for. Hopefully I will see you next year.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Room 215 lovely big room overlooking car park and fields. Room 222 another lovely big room...
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Alison P wrote a review May 20
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Just home from 4 day golf break with 11 female golf friends. The hotel was much better than we expected. The staff couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms are very clean and comfortable thanks to the very efficient domestic staff who cleaned and changed towel and restocked our tea coffee and water daily. The only thing we would have liked was 2 keys for room as we were in 6 twin rooms and wasn't easy to key share. Cameron in the hotel ensured our stay had everything we needed and Logan in the Pro shop ensured we had all our golfing needs. All the staff are friendly and go above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our stay. We were staying DBB and the food was delicious thank you for a great break first time away since COVID-19 descended.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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LG15 wrote a review May 17
Yorkshire, United Kingdom347 contributions125 helpful votes
Our room had good views across the golf course. The hotel was clean. The staff were efficient and friendly. There was plenty of car parking and the spa hotel had everything we needed for an enjoyable working base. We ate at the restaurant and enjoyed a good meal. The bar menu wasn’t too comprehensive but the restaurant’s menu was excellent.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Debbie T wrote a review May 17
Edinburgh, United Kingdom25 contributions59 helpful votes
We had our wedding their Cameron and all the staff could not do enough for us first class service from start to finish he was organised well planned would recommend the hotel will be back nice food very nice cocktails nothing was too much for the staff from manager’s reception staff waiting staff cleaners well done Cameron
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Cara Cox wrote a review May 7
Livingston, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed a one night DBB golf package break at the Cardrona. Front of house staff were professional, very pleasant and helpful, particularly Tom at reception. We enjoyed a lovely evening meal in the bar area with beautiful views over the golf course and hills. We had an excellent room which was clean and well maintained. Breakfast had plentiful choice and was very fresh with efficient service. The golf course itself had a good lay out with well placed bunkers etc. The only slight issue was the condition of the greens however this is in hand. Overall an excellent stay and we would thoroughly recommend for a golfing break.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Murray A wrote a review May 3
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What a beautiful place to stay the view on golf side was just amazing.Adam checked us in he was polite and welcoming all staff were great big shout out to Cameron Ben Stef and not forgetting house keeping carol served our breakfast and looked after us in rooms .you should be super proud of all your staff beautiful hotel we will be back .thank you for a great break
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Siann Reid, General Manager at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you so much for your kind feedback following your stay with us over the bank holiday weekend! It's great that my team were on hand to deliver such a memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Jill p wrote a review May 2
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Have just spend w fabulous weekend at the Cardrona. What a beautiful setting and the golf was brilliant. Special shout our to the great staff especially Adam on reception couldn't do enough for us, Carol in housekeeping who was soooo helpful and Ben the lovely barman. all in all a super stay thank you!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Response from Siann Reid, General Manager at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, Thanks for staying with us over the bank holiday weekend. I am delighted that your visit was so enjoyable, and that my team looked after you so well! We hope to see you again very soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Nearby attractions include 7stanes - Glentress (0.8 miles), Traquair House & Brewery (2.6 miles), and Velvet Hall Alpacas (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nashys, Saffron Restaurant - Innerleithen, and The Crown Hotel Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Cardrona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.