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The Clovenfords Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Galashiels
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Basic but OK”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Staff were very pleasant and helpful but single room was too small and had no window. Shower room also small but did have a window and only a small strip light over mirror which was not over the w.h.b. Single wardrobe was very unstable. Bed comfortable and facilities in room generally OK. Evening meal was very well cooked and presented and breakfast was good. Reasonable value for money. Parking is in street adjacent to hotel.

Room Tip: Don't get the single room No.8. Front facing rooms will have great views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed in the twin room overlooking the car park and the green hills across the valley. The room was just a bit dated, though clean and reasonably comfortable, but had all the amenities one might expect. The shower was good, but we had a little trouble with the lights in the bath. Dinner was fine, price reasonable. Breakfast was good. Staff was pleasant.

The inn is located on the roundabout in Clovenfords, about four miles down the road from Galashiels, in the opposite direction from Melrose.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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England
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The beds are firm but very comfortable. The shower is piping hot and of monsoon like proportions.The breakfast was a well cooked scrumptious feast. The staff are friendly, helpful and always cheerful. There is good parking but not a cash machine for miles. It is a little shabby in places and the front bedrooms are a little noisy during dinner service but I may just being a bit picky. We have every intention of staying here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fettercairn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We returned here to stay as we enjoyed it 3 years ago. Ross and his team made our stay so enjoyable that we just did not wish to leave. Jackie and Rhona (breakfast host) were so polite, helpful, friendly and genuinely looked after their guests. A party of 7 of us had our evening meal on the Saturday evening and we had no complaints, service and food (1st Class) even although there was a Private Birthday Party taking place within the glass conservatory. They are in the process of refurbishing the bedrooms so please be kind to them and remember that you are staying in a very old coaching inn and not a Flashy Hotel so keep that in mind.
Thank you all once again for such a lovely stay and already looking forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Yorkshire, UK
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This hotel is probably best described as being 'a little tired' as it is in great need of smartening up. That said, the room (No.3) was comfortable with firm beds permitting a really good sleep. Excellent breakfasts and wonderfully friendly staff. But oh, those damned jackdaws!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scotland
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Had Saturday evening dinner here recently. Haddock and chips were excellent with imaginative presentation and garden peas cooked to perfection. Delicious sorbet. Excellent value for money. Young staff polite and efficient. Well done.
We look forward to returning with friends soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have both eaten and stayed here and I can't complain about either. As I was on business I was on my own however not only did the management and staff make me feel welcome but so also did the locals in the bar! I brought an iPad with me but completely unnecessary - everyone was extremely friendly!
The room had everything I needed - en suite, tea/coffee making facilities, free wifi and sky TV - I'm not sure what else people could ask for.
I have eaten here for 2 nights and both nights the food was fresh, homemade and really enjoyable!

I am back and forward on business and will definitely choose to stay here again.

My recommendation is to come and try the food for yourself and if you're looking for a cosy country inn within the Borders then look no further when booking a trip!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Clovenfords Hotel

Property: The Clovenfords Hotel
Address: 1 Vine Street | Clovenfords, Galashiels TD1 3LU, Scotland (Formerly The Clovenfords Country Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Galashiels
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Galashiels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Clovenfords Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clovenfords Hotel is situated in the village of Clovenfords in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It is only 3 miles from the busy Borders town of Galashiels. Edinburgh and other Scottish Borders towns including Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Peebles are all easily accessible. In the immediate area activities such as fishing (on the River Tweed), mountain biking (Glentress), golfing, shooting and off road driving are all readily available to hotel guests.The Clovenfords Hotel has all the character, warmth and friendly charm you would expect from an 18th century coaching inn. We look forward to extending to you a very warm welcome. ... more   less 
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