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“A Delight, a wonderful house, a luxurious room, excellent service and attention to detail”

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Maplehurst Boutique Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Galashiels B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 30, 2009

We stayed for two nights and did not want to leave. We arrived late on Friday evening after a taxi ride form the airport (which was a discounted traiff due to staying at Maplehurst), we were greated by Derek and Linda who were fanatasic hosts, a warm fire and a night cap (I had a fine quality whiskey and my wife a herbal tea- opposites attract!). The house has a unique feel and its influences from the art and crafts movement are apparent.

The room was probably one of the best we have stayed in (as good as any 5* hotel). Lovely decor, high quality linen, comfy bed, great view of gardens, immaculately clean and tidy. Personal touches like the dressing gown and slippers were a nice touch and everything in the room was of a high standard. The bathroom was also of a high standard and that included the Scottish Purdee's toileteries. The seating area upstairs also has a fridge, which is well stocked with complimenary drinks and confectionary.

The breakfast was absoultely delicious (never had better in any Guest House or Hotel). Linda has a real passion for food, which is demonstrated in the high quality food on offer. This included Dorset cereals, fresh fruit, and a range of home prepared compotes (different ones appeared each morning). The cooked breakfast was a delight and a I would reccomend the french toast with Maple Syrup!

I would strongly reccomend this high quality Guest House to all. We were very well looked after by Linda and Derek who made us feel extremely welcome and they were very helpful and friendly, whilst being respectful of their guests privacy. Their obvious love for what they do and their attention to detail is what sets this apart from the rest, the wedding we attended was in Melrose (3 miles away) but we are so pleased we opted to stay at Maplehurst.

A real treasure to match its beautiful location within the Scottish Borders.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 6, 2009

From the moment you turn into the drive this amazing house you are awe struck by its beauty. The original features, stained glass, fires etc take you back to the 1920's and into the arts and crafts movement. The hosts Linda and Derek are the most friendly, hospitable couple we have ever met. From the tea and biscuits on arrival, booking the restaurant and taxi to the glass of wine waiting for us when we were waiting for the taxi - what more do you want. Then there was breakfast - homemade muffins, homemade fruit compotes - I just want to live there forever. We were taking our daughter to Uni locally and the and the emotional support was also much appreciated - especially the food hamper of muffins Linda packed for my daughter that morning.
I am only frightened that you all go and we can't get booked again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

I stayed at Maplehurst for just one night, during a golfing holiday with my son in the Scottish borders. We were a bit pushed for time, so we were not able to fully enjoy all the facilities that the Maplehurst can offer. However, our room with ensuite bathroom was large and well equipped (and we were told that it was the smallest of the 3 rooms currently available). The breakfast choice was extensive and nicely presented and that was without availing ourselves of the cooked options. Our hosts, Linda & Derek, were attentive at all times and made us feel very much at home.
There is also a large resident lounge and beautiful gardens. Unfortunately we were unable to exploit these through lack of time and wet weather.
The house itself is very large and less than a mile from the town centre. We were easily able to walk into town for dinner.
We would not hesitate to recommend Maplehurst.

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Reviewed August 7, 2009

We arrived to find that the Maplehurst is a beautiful Fin de Siecle house set in extensive gardens. We were visiting the area with another couple, who had arrived before us. The owners greeted us on arrival and gave us a tour of the house before inviting us to enjoy tea and home made florentines on the patio - lovely.

The owners bought the house quite recently and have redecorated to the highest standard. At the nmoment there are three guest rooms, each of which is very large and well-appointed. All rooms are en suite. One bathroom has already been upgraded with the others to follow. Each room has a flat screen TV with built-in DVD player and there are a selection of DVDs to choose from in the library. The rooms also boast robes and slippers as well as tea & coffee making facilities. Here was a nice touch - tucked away in the bookcase is a fridge with fresh milk as well as complimentary snack bars and soft drinks.

The guest area downstairs comprises an beautiful lounge and breakfast room. Breakfast was delicious with a choice of several cooked options, cereals, home made muffins and fresh fruit salad.

Quite honestly, we think this must be a contender for Scotland's best B&B. The owners genuinely could not have done more to make our stay more enjoyable and we will derfinitely visit again. E veritable home from home at a bargain price and we would recommend it as a base for anyone visiting or exploring the Borders. Top marks all round.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2009

I stopped here overnight in May, it was recommended by my daughter who lives nearby. The house itself is worth the visit, a fine example of the arts and crafts movement, as soon as i arrived I was offered tea and cake and sat chatting to the owners for almost an hour in the comfortable reception room. the hotel has been restored by the new owners with impeccable taste and just recently re-opened. I don't think you could expect better in a £400 a night country hotel, a nice touch was a fridge hidden away in the bookcase on the landing with a stock of complimentary snacks and drinks and 'fresh' milk ( beat that, de Vere, Hilton, etc). There was a stock of dvds and novels to hand as well. The breakfast was superb, worthy of a 5 star hotel. One of the best B+B's I have ever stayed in. I took some photos, but deleted them as at the time there was no listing on tripadviser to put them on.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 20, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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Address: 42 Abbotsford Road, Galashiels TD1 3HR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Galashiels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Galashiels
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SLEEP WELL, EAT WELL & RELAX IN LUXURY Welcome to Maplehurst Guest House - our beautiful Arts and Crafts home in the Scottish Borders a hidden gem set in its own quiet, tree-lined grounds, with elegant period interiors, gourmet breakfasts and stylish modern comforts described by many guests as a 5 star boutique hotel. Striking original interior features including beautiful tapestries, rich oak panelling and the stunning stained glass window, A Woman with Fruit, help to create an unforgettable haven for your stay in the romantic Border country. At Maplehurst Boutique Guest House, we like to spoil you with our tailor-made gourmet breakfasts, It's all freshly cooked on the Aga, and served in our lovely oak-panelled Arts and Crafts dining room, for a perfect start to your day. Where possible we use fresh locally sourced ingredients, and cater for every palate, whether you prefer full Scottish/English breakfast, continental, or a taste of something new. Join us at our Maplehurst Cooking Academy or our Maplehurst Fine Dining Club for gourmet hosted dinners, enjoy the fantastic wine cellar. We cater for exclusive small in house events for up to 20 guests or garden events for max 50 guests, we also do outside catering on request. Maplehurst gives you the best of both worlds: only ten minutes' walk from Galashiels town centre, yet well back from the road, and quietly sheltered by tall trees. The house is set in its own generous grounds with sweeping lawns, maple, pine and cherry trees, and magnificent rhododendrons. On warmer days, you're welcome to use the summerhouse and patio, or explore the terraced garden. Our central location makes Maplehurst an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Border country, or hopping on the new Waverley Border train up to Edinburgh (35 miles) to see the city sights. Right here on the doorstep, there's the Southern Upland Way and Sir Walter Scott's magnificent Abbotsford House and within easy reach, you'll find romantic ruined abbeys and imposing castles, busy market towns and pretty villages, gentle lowland hills and a wild, spectacular coastline - all within the catchment of one of Britain's great salmon waters, the River Tweed. ... more   less 
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