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Hamilton House
Ranked #8 of 49 Dumfries B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“night away”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

stayed one night 6th july. we had Room 4, which was nice and very spacious. The breakfast room was lovely and bright and the breakfast was very good. good car park at the rear. 10 minute walk into town centre.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had to make a visit to Dumfries to meet up with old friends, one of whom has not enjoyed the best of health recently, which therefore meant that our booking might have to be deferred at short notice. Derek and Rena were extremely understanding and we did manage to stay for two nights this week. Our bedroom was one of the very best we have ever experienced in a B & B. The breakfasts were superb and the poached eggs especially were perfect. The overall experience was definitely five star and we look forward to returning later in the year. A big thank you to Derek and Rena for their recommendation for our evening meals within walking distance, where we also enjoyed one of our best meals ever!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed three nights at the Hamilton House as part of our trip from the States to the UK for our 35th wedding anniversary. From the greeting at the door by Derek to the special kindness shown by Rena, the owners made our stay a special experience. In an area of many B & Bs, we made an excellent choice with the Hamilton House. The friendliness of the Scottish people is well represented by the owners of the Hamilton House. Thank you for making our visit in the Dumfries area such a happy and memorable one. I am even trying to eat baked beans and mushrooms with my breakfast now.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spalding
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in this conveniently located bed & breakfast. The rooms are very well equipped and spacious. The owners were extremely welcoming and eager to please.
Also the owners gave handy hints on where to eat.
Off road parking is a bonus in this busy town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Bury, Lancashire,
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were travelling to Dumfries for a wedding and had initially booked to stay at the Aston Hotel but after reading reviews and talking to friends who live in Dumfries we decided to cancel and find another place to stay!

Oh boy are we so glad we did!

We were very warmly welcomed by Derek who helped us to our room with our luggage, and the current Mrs Watson never travels lightly even if it is just 2 nights!

The room is large and welcoming with traditional furniture and a large Kingsize bed (Room 1) it has a bay fronted window facing out on to Moffat Road which although can be busy you just don't notice any traffic noise due to the quality of both the Windows and the hearty drawstring curtains!

The bed is so comfortable you just don't want to get out of it in the morning! The bedding is very expensive Egyptian cotton that is crisp and luxurious, the kind of bedding you wish every hotel has!

The En-suite bathroom is the perfect size and very well appointed with a great shower and lovely fluffy white towels! The water gets very hot in the shower so be careful!

In the mornings we had a fantastic breakfast with tasty and local produce (Scotland has the best sausages) another poster commented on the Porridge about it being bland? Well it is Porridge but I always sprinkle Demerara sugar on then mix it and sprinkle white on top..... Hey presto lovely tasty porridge! The rest of the breakfast is what you choose the night before by filling in a menu card and leaving it at the reception before 9pm, no big issues and quite a good idea but this doesn't mean that Rena isn't flexible and will allow any changes!

Overall this is a lovely place to stay, Derek and Rena have a little Gem and anytime we will be returning to Dumfries Hamilton House will be our choice!

Things to do:
There is a restaurant just a few hundred meters from the Hotel called Bruno's, it is reportedly the best in Dumfries and we thought it was fantastic! But a word of caution.... Book it in advance! We manacled to get one of the last tables for Saturday night because Derek told us that you need to book on a weekend! Thanks for the advice Derek!

Dumfries has many attractions and local historic sites to visit most of which are free and the Robert Burns mausoleum is also in the town.

Bad points: None! Plain and simple we had no faults, the only thing I could think of is that it was very hot whilst we were in Dumfries ( we were surprised too) so access to an ice machine or a small fridge in room would be a bonus but its a personal thing and not a criticism!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northamptonshire
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Stayed here for the first time last weekend - having booked it after reading the reviews.
After making the booking.... a review appeared containing comments about restaurants in the area being full and giving the porridge a miss. Restaurants being full tends to indicate the food must be good - so that was a plus! Intrigued by the porridge comment - during my stay I conducted a taste test. The porridge looked like, smelled like and tasted like..... porridge. If you are not a fan of porridge - don't have it. If you like porridge - don't be put off by the comment in the review.
Breakfast is served in a very pleasant room which has a very pleasant view. The food is well cooked and attractively presented and I could not fault it in any way.
The rooms are clean and well appointed, the bed was huge and far too comfortable.
Rena and Derek are a lovely couple who look after their guests without smothering them with attention.
Car park at the rear is a bonus - eliminates driving around looking for a parking space in the street.
Everything was....just right! Good value for money and a thoroughly pleasant place to stay. It was my first visit - it will not be my last.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

One of the most important things for a B&B (for me anyway!) is to have friendly and helpful owners - which Hamilton house has - the people who run it are lovely! The only thing that bothered me is that they recommended a restaurant within walking distance and when we got there they informed us they were fully booked - as were most of the restaurants in town (which were in the opposite direction to the recommended place) - it would have been helpful if we were warned of this and could have called round restaurants beforehand!

Breakfas was generally lovely - the only thing I wouldn't recommend is the porridge, it wasn't all that nice, but everything else was fab.

Overall its a lovely B&B and I would recommend staying here, comfortable clean rooms and parking round the back :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hamilton House
Address: 12 Moffat Road, Dumfries DG1 1NJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Dumfries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hamilton House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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