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Peebles Hydro
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Peebles
Stevenage
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“Shabby chic”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

The location of this hotel is breathtaking. It has an air of grandeur, and it is easy to imagine when it would have been at it's impressive peak.However today there are areas which need to be looked at in the decor, but to make up for this there is a team of staff who are very hard working and very visible.
The room service is a bit slow and the breakfast delivered did not include all the items required.The shower was very not very strong but the room was adequate and the stunning views more than made up for this.The ballroom is fabulous and the bar prices are reasonable.
I would return again if there are good deals available.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

didn't have lifts to the back floor's half landings off every floor windows very hard to open some didn't open at all a number of guest's moved rooms during my stay. ( coach trip's from all over the U K most couldnt manage the stairs with luggage ) the hotel was once a grand hotel but no longer waiting staff could not manage the numbers in the dinning room.Bistro lunch menu was ok but the food was not very hot . Grounds are wonderful good location for the town of Peebles.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Had lunch in the bistro on Saturday 24 August . Not impressed . The Hydro is in need of a makeover and is very run down . Light bulbs missing everywhere and broken toilet seats! The food in the bistro was okay but the place is awful . The pictures on he walls would give you a headache and he place was freezing . I had a glass of wine with my lunch and I have never tasted worse . The bistro appears to be an afterthought as it is hidden in the basement , after my experience I now know why !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Probably the hydro's glory is little faded these days but we had a great time. Our girls loved the pool, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was superb. Well placed as being close to Glentress bike park and a go ape if you are that way inclined. Within an hour of Edinburgh so all good. We are already planning to go back next year.

Room Tip: The rooms at the front have the best views.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is our 4th visit to the Hydro. The staff are alway really friendly & helpful. Our 8yr old daughter gets so excited every time we go, there is so much for her to do in beautiful safe surroundings. Once again we had a lovely relaxing time. The hotel is a short walk from the town, with lovely shops to brows round and lots of different walks along the river Tweed.
The best bit of the stay for me is getting dressed up to eat the delicious 4 course dinner in the beautiful dining room looking out at the amazing views.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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glasgow lanarkshire
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We spent one night here, including dinner. Our room was spacious, clean and had a lovely view of the Peebleshire countryside. All members of staff were friendly and efficient.
Dinner was excellent, with a good choice and well presented. Recommended wine - first class.

I have to say I was a bit apprehensive about the standard of the place because we had stayed many times before it was taken over by McMillan Hotels and it had always been first class. Having visited during the last few years for coffee or lunch I was not at all impressed. (Sticky finger marks on tables etc. and staff just not able to cope) However, the staff and management seem to have pulled the standard back up and I can see a big improvement.

We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

The last time we were here was for our honeymoon 8 years ago, we decided to come back for a few days with our 2 children and I have to say its as good now as it was then. It's a traditional hotel with such a family feel, some say it needs updating but it's part of the hotel, it has its own character.
The service was impeccable, the food was delicious (catered for all) and had a extensive wine menu. We had a good size room which was very clean and tidy, it had everything we needed with a fantastic view to finish it off.
There is plenty for kids to do - they have a kids club which is full of day to day activities which we found was excellent.
I remember when my parents brought me here 30 years ago and have been back several times which says something!!!!!!
A fantastic place to stay for all.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Peebles Hydro
Address: Innerleithen Road, Peebles EH45 8LX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Peebles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Peebles
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Hotel Class:4 star — Peebles Hydro 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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