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The Selkirk Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kirkcudbright
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Thanks for the lovely welcome”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have a young pup who we didn't want to leave in our holiday cottage when we went out got dinner, the Selkirk arms staff welcomed us and our wee dog into the sports bar for our dinner- we got brilliant food (fish &chips were fab & massive!) and she got a bowl of water, treats and lots of attention. Thanks very much for a lovely dinner and hospitality

  • Stayed January 2013
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Jackson, Michigan
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This hotel was wonderful. They let us check in early plus upgraded to the best room. Make sure you get the garden room. Also, has a restraunt on site with award winning chef. Dinner and breakfasts were superb. We liked so we booked for another night. Very helpful staff with
any questions. Loved the charming town and will return for sure.

Room Tip: book the large garden view room on 2nd floor. great view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2012

The exterior of the hotel understates the welcomes that have greeted us on many visits to dine here. Messrs. McDavid and Walker leave nothing to be desired by the guest. And their team display confidence and friendliness that many other hotels could do well to study. Whether it's a simple bar snack or a full blown meal, the quality, the flavours, the service have always been memorable. Superlative beef (and so it should be in this area that prides itself on stock rearing) on my plate today, while my guests enjoyed excellent halibut fillet, all preceded by one of the most delightful pheasant consommés, delicately flavoured. And a chocolate brownie, so light it might also float, and fortified with kirsch anglaise brought the meal to a magnificent conclusion. The wine list is not one of those rambling affairs - it cuts to the chase with some interesting offers, and it is not outrageously priced either. Excellent value for money all round.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank bonnieisle
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glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed here for three nights -- very comfortable surroundings------- lovely breakfasts with good choice of food. Dinner very good --menu had a good choice of dishes most with local produce. my favourite were the Kirckudbright scallops --deliciious. . The saff were all very pleasant and attentive. The room was fine , the only negative was that the bed was not that comfortable but other than that a very pleasat stay. excellent at the price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Wow! it’s about time I wrote a review about our delicious Sunday lunch! Me and the parents decided to have a Sunday lunch at the Selkirk after numerous good words about the food! it was certainly worth going!

We were greeted warmly by the staff and promptly shown our table, the best table with a view of the garden! The staff ware incredibly professional! really couldn’t fault it, the Selkirk puts 5* London hotels to shame I’m sure! After starters the waitress appeared with a silver implement on a silver server, she then promptly removed the crumbs from the table before the mains arrived; we felt like royals it was great! When i asked for cream (cheekily) instead of milk for my coffee I was not disappointed! i got a good serving, once again on a smaller silver platter i thought i could get used to this!

Would definitely recommend! if you want a reasonably priced Sunday lunch with the family the Selkirk arms ( with off street private parking!) is a Gem

( it was late summer when we went, not sure of the date! we have a holiday home in the area)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Friends were getting married in Kirkcudbright and having their reception here and I am so glad that we decided to book in for 2 nights. From the moment we arrived on the Friday evening until booking out on the Sunday the service we received was faultless.

There was a crowd of us for dinner on Friday night and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and the staff, whose teamwork ensured a superior level of customer service, could not have been more welcoming.

Our room was lovely and warm, which was much appreciated as it was absolutely freezing outside! Housekeeping are to be complimented on the high standard of cleanliness and attention to detail that was evident.

The choice at breakfast was comprehensive and I can highly recommend the french toast, bacon and maple syrup, absolutely delicious!

The restaurant was beautifully presented for the wedding dinner which set the scene for the meal that was to follow, every course a delight. It was difficult to choose as everything sounded wonderful but I am glad I chose the sticky toffee pudding as it was sublime!

All in all a perfect weekend. Douglas and Chris make perfect hosts and I would highly recommend their hotel to anyone visiting this area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank EdinburghMas
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Edinburgh
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The service you get at this small independant hotel is far superior to many 5* chains! Nothing is too much trouble for the friendly team who were always polite and attentive. We even got a call from the Duty Manager just 10 minutes after checking-out on Sunday to say that my husband had left his phone charger in the room, so we were able to swiftly pop back and collect it - much appreciated!
We were part of a large wedding party. The ceremony was held in the beautifully decorated room at Broughton House (former home of the artist, E.A. Hornel) and a short walk from the Selkirk Arms although they did also provide transport. The dinner and entertainment provided by the staff at the hotel was excellent! Superb food followed by a very personalised formula of dancing, quiz, games and disco dancing that kept the party going until 1am. Everything seemed to run like clockwork and great fun was had by all. Thanks to Douglas, Chris and the team for your hard work....it could not have been better and the bride and groom will most certainly have many special memories to treasure.
The twin beds in our first floor room were very comfortable too!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Selkirk Arms Hotel
Address: High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Kirkcudbright
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kirkcudbright
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Selkirk Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17 Bedroom town house hotel. Privately owned and operated. 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and cosy lounges. Free Wi Fi throughout, all rooms en suite, all rooms now fully refurbished.Ideal base to discover SW Scotland. Walking, fishing, cycling, golf or just relaxing and enjoying our award winning cuisine using the best of local produce. ... more   less 
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