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The Central Guesthouse

51 The Square, Kelso TD5 7HF Scotland
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#4 of 5 Specialty lodging in Kelso
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Beverley S wrote a review Sep 2019
Haddington, United Kingdom22 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked this and thought we had a mega deal for the money, we thought we booked a room with a kitchenette area which we could eat in but it wasn't to be. Firstly can I say the room was spotless and the bedclothes and towels were so clean that they looked brand new. The bathroom was clean and spacious enough and there were plenty coat hangers in the wardrobe space. The downsides were that we had room 5 which is at the attic of the house and the spiral staircase is steep and does not have good lights. The bed seemed comfortable enough but unfortunately is placed right under the window and the blinds do not work so we would have been awake since 6.30 when the sun came up. We were however awake from 5.30am because the water tank is in a cupboard in this room so every time someone has a shower or flushes their toilet the noise is horrendous. I was the 'lucky one" that slept right next to it! We didn't end up eating a takeaway in the room because it would have meant sitting on the bed eating and having to wash our dishes in the bathroom sink. The kitchenette has a microwave, toaster and kettle, as well as a fridge which is good if you are just looking for somewhere to lay your head for a night and have some snacks in the room. I dislike nasty trip advisor reviews and although I probably wouldn't stay here again it's ok for an overnight stay, although they could fix the blind. Would be great for people to rest their head after a hard days cycling for example. Great location too and Gregg's over the road for breakfast is fantastic. Also ate in the Cobbles over the road and that was out of this world. Can't be any more central than this (hence the name probably!) I wonder if our review would be different had we not had room 5 but we will never know!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mountain man wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in room 2 which was very shabby to say the least. Good points bed comfortable and the linens clean towels the same,great location. But this room should not be let until a major reverb is completed. Didn't see any of the other rooms so can't comment,advice ask NOT TO stay in room. 2 at time of booking.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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CoochTetty wrote a review Apr 2019
Northumberland, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent central location. Self check-in process easy and convenient. Rooms and bathrooms a bit dated but for us not a problem. Clean and warm. Beds and pillows very comfortable. Would definitely use again.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
tedbaker2018 wrote a review Nov 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
The Central Guesthouse is in a fabulous location on Kelso's Market Square. The room we booked only had a bath and no shower and I didn't feel that was made clear at the time of booking. Arrangements to pick up keys etc were a little clunky and the rooms at the very top of the building required several staircases to be climbed with suitcases etc as there is no lift. If you are looking for a clean and comfortable premises in a central location with no frills then this would fit the bill.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
haggisbasher48 wrote a review Sep 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom521 contributions39 helpful votes
Stayed in Room 2. Clean room, comfy beds, clean/good bathroom & shower, tv, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, free parking outside and FREE WI-FI. Not very keen on making small talk at breakfast so having just a room was fine with us. Yes, as previous posters have said, the guest house is a little dated but the new owners, Jamie & Mandy, have great things in mind for the property. Having seen two rooms they have recently refurbished I am sure future residents will not be disappointed - baby steps! Kelso is a bustling little town with lovely shops and eateries and great views of Floors Castle and the Tweed from one of the bridges. Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$77 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish BordersKelso
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Central Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Central Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Rutherfords Micropub (now under new ownership) (0.03 miles), Kelso Abbey (0.1 miles), and Kelso War Memorial (0.06 miles).
Which room amenities are available at The Central Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
Is parking available at The Central Guesthouse?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Central Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cream Chimneys, The Cobbles - Freehouse & Dining, and The Contented Vine.
Is The Central Guesthouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Kelso.
Are there any historical sites close to The Central Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Floors Castle & Gardens (1.1 miles), Hume Castle (4.8 miles), and Roxburgh Castle (0.5 miles).