Best hotels in the Scottish Borders from the Good Hotel Guide

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Hotels in Scottish Borders

  • Chirnside Hall, CHIRNSIDE, Scottish Borders

    Built as a holiday retreat by an Edinburgh businessman, this late Georgian mansion in the Borders is run as a small hotel by the hands-on owners, Tessa and Christian Korsten. A 'natural

  • Burt's, MELROSE, Scottish Borders

    In a listed 18th-century building, the Henderson family's 'excellent' small hotel is in a pretty market town on the banks of the River Tweed. It attracts anglers and other outdoorsy guests keen on the

  • Skirling House, SKIRLING, Scottish Borders

    In a 'superb setting' by a tranquil village green, this 'fascinating' house was built in the Arts and Crafts style as a summer retreat for the art collector Sir Thomas Gibson-Carmichael. It has

  • The Wheatsheaf, SWINTON, Scottish Borders

    Opposite the village green, Chris and Jan Winson’s cosy, stone-built country roadside inn has cottage-style bedrooms and a popular restaurant serving ‘really good’ food. John

  • Windlestraw Lodge, WALKERBURN, Scottish Borders

    'A beautiful house and very welcoming hosts.' Praise this year for Alan and Julie Reid's small hotel, an Edwardian mansion in the Tweed Valley forest park. They have restored the original features of

  • The Townhouse, MELROSE, Scottish Borders

    The stylish little sister to Burt's (see entry, above), this modern hotel stands across the town square from its older sibling. It is owned by the Henderson family, who run it with 'extremely pleasant

  • The Cross Keys, KELSO, Scottish Borders

    'Highly recommended.' On a picturesque square in a historic Borders town, the 'delightful' Becattelli family still run this hotel after more than 30 years. Bedrooms in the 18th-century coaching inn

  • Edenwater House, EDNAM, Scottish Borders

    With lovely views over the pretty garden to the Eden Water, this old stone manse in a hamlet near Kelso is run as a rural retreat by the owners, Jacqui and Jeff Kelly. 'It is like staying with friends

  • Caddon View, INNERLEITHEN, Scottish Borders

    Set in mature grounds, this handsome Victorian house is run as a guest house and licensed restaurant by Stephen and Lisa Davies. There is a country house atmosphere: the cosy drawing room has a log

  • Horseshoe Inn, PEEBLES, Scottish Borders

    Just outside a market town in the Tweed valley, this restaurant-with-rooms occupies a former village inn where Princess Margaret is rumoured to have danced on the tables. Mark Slaney is the manager.