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“Perfect Location”
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Review of Bow Cottage

The front of Bow Cottage in Abbey Street, Melrose
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Very good
28 reviews
The front of Bow Cottage in Abbey Street, Melrose
Bow Cottage
Living room & dining area
Spacious and bright living room
Well equipped and bright kitchen
Bathroom with walk-in shower
Front Door
Welcome tray
Bedroom One
Bedroom Two
Melrose Abbey
The Eildon Hills as seen from Scott's View viewpoint
The River Tweed
View across to Melrose and the Eildon Hills from Gattonside
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

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Very good - based on 28 reviews
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Gary S
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Nice little cottage in a perfect Location in Melrose, Handy for all the shops and restaurants,
Welcome pack in the kitchen on arrival , Nice touch a home made cake,
One or two small issues that we have let the owner know directly.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 22, 2017
Gary and Julie, many thanks for the lovely review and for letting me know about the issues, which rest assured have been dealt with and your feedback was much appreciated , I hope I will see you back at Bow Cottage sometime soon.
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 10, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Chris & Rob, thank you so much for the lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed your 3 nights, please come back again next year and bring that fantastic weather with you again! I hope you didn't get sunburnt . Louise xx
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 29, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

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Liked best: There was nothing missed to make the stay comfortable
Liked least: not a thing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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GEORGE B
Cupar, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great cottage in a great location!”
Reviewed October 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We found the cottage to be perfectly suited for our needs; it was comfortable, cosy, pleasing to the eye and well equipped for a relaxing break. Louise, the owner was very thoughtful in leaving a generous welcome tray and other items - all greatly appreciated. Bow Cottage is perfectly situated in the town centre with easy access to all amenities. Although no immediate parking at the property, this was not a problem as close-by free on street parking was readily available. Melrose is itself an attractive town and an ideal centre for visiting all the Border places of interest. We are already contemplating a return visit next year. Sincere thanks!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
George, thank you so much for the lovely review I'm glad you were warm and comfortable. Hope to see you next year
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roynettle...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“First class hospitality and excellent cottage.”
Reviewed October 16, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Excellent accommodation, perfect quiet location, with all amenities close at hand in a very pleasant town.

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Liked best: Location and quality of accommodation.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2016
Thank you Roy, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay
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Mary T
1 review
“Great location”
Reviewed September 10, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Great location, ideal for us close to town centre and buses.
Had lovely break, was nice to visit Melrose.
Felt cottage is needing to get new sofas as very uncomfortable due to seating very soft.
Disappointed in towels that left out on beds had seen better days, how ever did find a couple in cupboard.
The shipinn pub was great for meals

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2016
Thank you Mary for your review, however the sofas are only two years old, and perfectly comfortable to myself as I stay in the cottage periodically to check everything is in working order all other guests have had a very comfortable stay. The sofa was ripped by a guest the first week they were in the cottage as they had put there feet up in the sofa with their boots on, so what can you do? The towels are in the process of being changed after your comments, however I am sure you can appreciate that the amount of towels that are required for two bedrooms plus change over is a lot of towels, however I have replaced them alll. Regards Louise
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FionnaH_1...
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed August 7, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Loved this wee cottage, situated in the heart of Melrose. Lovely quality furnishings and touches such as the homemade cake. Nice kitchen and lounge- recommended!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Slightly small second bedroom and bathroom
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2016
Thank you!
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