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Black Swan Hotel

7 Horsemarket, Kelso TD5 7HE Scotland
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#13 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Kelso

Black Swan Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Kelso, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at Black Swan Hotel, visitors can check out Roxburgh Castle (0.5 mi), which is a popular Kelso attraction.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and Black Swan Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy a lounge during their visit.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Lemon and Thyme Restaurant, one of the seafood restaurants that can be found in Kelso, which is a short distance from Black Swan Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Floors Castle (1.1 mi), Springwood Park Show Ground (0.5 mi), and Kelso Abbey (0.1 mi), which are some popular Kelso attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the small hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Kelso!

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Shared lounge / TV area
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Additional bathroom
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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johnhouston2 wrote a review Aug 2020
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3900 contributions1694 helpful votes
On our first visit to Kelso the bar in the Black Swan really hit the spot. I suppose it was because it was a quiet night, pre-Covid, and the close banter in the bar was lovely. On this occasion, the pub was busier and, because you have to stay at tables, the close contact between punters was missing. The Black Swan is still a perfectly fine, ordinary boozer and the service was very good. I would suggest however that they need to get better glasses for half pints of lager. My pints were fine, but my wife’s half-pints were consistently dead.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
JulieG wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Wanted somewhere in Kelso to stay overnight after attending the races. Booked B&B directly at an excellent price and paid £10pp deposit. Central location with parking directly outside or in parking area just across the road. (1) Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Above the pub, with separate entrance once you've booked in, if required. The (2) front bar is old style with sports tv, happy staff and welcoming customers. Going through to the (3) bar in the back is like going into another pub, but still the same applies to staff and customers. Music is from the free jukebox so everyone can choose their favourite from the massive selection. A very good pint and drinks selection available from both bars. The atmosphere was really great. Very busy being a Saturday night, a proper mix of young, old, locals and visitors all having a good craic, no problem getting a seat and bar service was fast. We had the best time! A good night's sleep and a lovely big breakfast was enjoyed by all of us. Thank you for your lovely hospitality and look forward to seeing you all again next year - if not before!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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david h wrote a review Aug 2019
Hexham, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Very good value,and clean and lovely bar with local people. In the centre of Kelsi. I wasn't impressed the available restaurants around, neither the Indian or the Chinese were open. We eventually had chips in the square. On the second night we had Chinese takeaway in the square.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
fellman987 wrote a review May 2019
Keswick, United Kingdom30 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed with friends and was very disappointed by the Black Swan. The rooms have single glazing and face a busy cobbled street so avoid if you’re looking for a quiet place to sleep. The room I had was very dated and not clean, see the photos. The place smells of damp, the shower in my room only produced cold water and the bath drain was blocked. The bathroom decor was very old fashioned and in need of a revamp. There are many other places to stay in Kelso better than this.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Stay at a different hotel
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Trevor Johnston wrote a review Feb 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
Called here with friends and stayed a good while. Serves a good pint of Guinness and the played some pool. The staff were friendly and helpful.We didnt eat but the food looked good. A fine selection of crisps though. A proper pub as well as a hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
$67 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Swan Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Black Swan Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rutherfords Micropub (now under new ownership) (0.05 miles), Kelso Abbey (0.08 miles), and Kelso War Memorial (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Swan Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Black Swan Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Swan Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Swan Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cream Chimneys, The Cobbles - Freehouse & Dining, and The Contented Vine.
Does Black Swan Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Black Swan Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Black Swan Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Kelso.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Swan Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Floors Castle & Gardens (1.1 miles), Hume Castle (4.9 miles), and Roxburgh Castle (0.5 miles).
Does Black Swan Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.