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Cross Keys Hotel

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

Visited this hotel for the weekend with some friends and their wives for a weekend to attend the racing , was shocked at how small the room was and the state of the decor , peeling paint in the bathroom , cracked tiles , this was a hotel that costs a lot more than your bog standard travelodge or premier...

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Staff excellent, breakfast excellent. We stayed here after the races. A couple of minor problems which staff sorted immediately Spacious room, maybe slightly dated however clean and very comfortable. Recommend to anyone visiting the area

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Kelso, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back home from a superb evening at Cross Keys Hotel. Attended a 'Rat Pack' tribute dinner and dance evening at the hotel tonight with a few of my friends. We had dinner before the two x 45 minute set performance by Jim McMail who was amazing. Best night i've had in over 10 years. Hotel staff were so friendly...

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was awful and over-priced. My fish and chips were so so oily I had to pat my fish with 3 napkins, the chicken was like a Birds eye chargrill you shove in the oven and the scampi was actually monkfish. (My dads a fish farmer and knew straight away!!) They use an alternative to Heinz tomato sauce and...

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CKHKelso, General Manager at Cross Keys Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackycaz I'm sorry that we obviously failed to meet your expectations as per your comments expressed in your review. However, aside from the fact that you were disappointed - which is by far and away the most concerning thing for us. I can assure you that the scampi we serve is by no means monkfish. Neither do we use...

Ormiston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were at an organised lunch at the Cross Keys and decided to stay overnight (we came prepared on the off chance). The lunch itself was excellent and served by pleasant staff. Our room was small with no outlook as the window pane had opaque glass. I hasten to add that my husband asked for a room...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly Staff . Great hotel lovely big rooms . Pity about bed being 2 singles put together. Spotless hotel . Fantastic breakfast . Easy located and good parking . Ideal night away . Ideal central location

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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Lovely hotel in a great location. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food in the restaurant is lovely and very reasonably priced, with great choices. The bar area is very relaxing and homely. We have seen the same members of staff for a few years now, so this tells you that the hotel is a friendly place to work as...

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Scotland
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Could almost write two separate reviews, the public areas and staff are excellent as is the food. The bedrooms, or certainly the one we were in ain't as good. Tired looking best description to give. To have a note stuck on the wall saying that because water pressure was low the shower was only suitable for 'light rinsing" ..........in 2017...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here while auditing a potential supplier in Kelso. It was very comfortable and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Rooms were reasonable, however a bit of neighbour noise disturbed me in the morning as I could hear their TV from 6am. Walls are obviously rather thin. Dinner was excellent and reasonably priced. Breakfast was a rather limited buffet...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We visit Kelso fairly often when visiting family in the area. Cross Keys for lunch or an evening meal is very good value with the food being well presented and above all edible!! I cannot say enough about the helpful staff who work at the hotel. One of our group, in a wheelchair , who suffers from the cold was...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cross Keys Hotel
Cross Keys Hotel
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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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 

Additional Information about Cross Keys Hotel

Address: 36-37 The Square, Kelso TD5 7HL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Kelso
Price Range: $83 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cross Keys Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Cross Keys Hotel Kelso, Scotland
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“Avoid room 302 as it doesn't have an outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles ropebeach, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“A view over the Town Square would be good”
 of 5 bubbles FORRES33, Dec 15, 2016 | Read review
“Request one of the upgraded rooms”
 of 5 bubbles LosClarks, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“As this is a town House there are no 'great views' but rooms at the front overlook the historic Town Square. Attractive but possibly noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 180carolinen, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms seem to be directly above where they have music so it's worth checking when you book.”
 of 5 bubbles 564MaryR, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
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