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Boreland Lodge Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really should have read the reviews before I booked but we were struggling for a place to stay for the royal highland show. The room was filthy carpets had not seen a hoover in days. Stains on sheets, wood work around windows were dirty and paint falling off. Bar closed at 9 on the Saturday night. Would never ever stay here again

Well... where do I start. The rooms were reminiscent of prison cells. They were so small, you could sit on the toilet, put your feet up on the bed, brush your teeth over the sink and put the kettle on at the same time. The furniture was falling apart and had obviously not been replaced since World War 1. There was no communal iron when we arrived, so the landlady had to call her friend to bring one over. Saying that, she politely offered to iron my shirt. The continental breakfast was limited. Cereal, Croissants or toast were your only options so we walked to the nearest Gregg's to get something that was flavoursome. The mini bar was OK. Simon the barman, who was also the receptionist, the chef and the doorman is a great guy. He was extremely helpful, delivered a quality service and is customer obsessed. My advice to him is to work somewhere worthy of his services. In a nutshell, OK if you need somewhere to get your head down. Don't take the missus here for a romantic weekend unless you want a divorce.

i stay there one night very friendly staff nice continental breakfast the hotel is well located close to the train station to go to Edinburgh and also very close to the airport and wich is was very nice there is parking there

Just returned from a Scottish trip, we stayed at three great hotels. Boreland Lodge was not one of them, it was the most expensive and had the least facilities, the place is in a state of significant decline. When we booked breakfast was included, when we arrived it was not. It is the kind of place where you do not look down at the carpets.

This hotel is basically no better than a hostel, almost worse in fact as a hostel would have more facilities. This hotel is in a good location close to inverkeithing train station making it cheap and easy to get into Edinburgh without paying city centre prices. The neighbourhood is nice too, quiet, however lots of guests with noisy dogs while we stayed there. Location is good, bed was decent, shower was decent. Towels were poor quality, tv was tiny about 14 inches with cables dangling down and not enough plug sockets for more than just tv and kettle. Staff were nice when they were around. No staff after 9pm, no service after 9pm and when staff were called on the number left at reception they were not helpful. I have stayed in private rooms in hostels that were better than this hotel with more facilities more of the time and paid a similar price or less. The hotel did the job of being a base to explore Edinburgh but I will be looking to stay somewhere else next time.

Booked through company, but will be contacting the booking company to get this place removed from our system. Phoned ahead to say that we would be late arriving to be told that we would find our keys left on reception because it closes at 9pm. Got there to be greeted by a gentleman for whom everything was too much trouble, although did manage to get a beer after some persuasion. Rooms accord with the other reviews here, stained towels (I used the brown one so that I couldn't see the stains), dirty bed linen, duvet with hole in, damp room, damp patches on ceiling in corridor, the "refurbished" shower room had grout missing from the floor tiles... Breakfast? No thanks. I've stayed in hotels all round the country on business for the past few years and this is the worst one I've been in for a long time.

I stay two nights and i dont see any worker in that hotel. When i arrive my keys was on the desk inside a envelope whit my name and i let the key there on check out. No cleaning, some bugs in my room. Dont go there.

I stayed here on an overnight visit before doing a course in Edinburgh & found it to be ideal for what I needed & the cheapest I could find by a long chalk but well worth the money ! I arrived late but there was a young lad to welcome me & my room was clean , warm & spacious , with coffee & tea making facilities , the shower & bathroom were again clean with plenty of towels , maybe a brighter light would have been better but nothing much else I could put a negative on , it's also in a very quiet location with no night time noise ! In the morning I met the relatively new owner who was lovely & helpful , giving me directions on where I was to go to get to my destination. I left this hotel with a smile on my face & would definitely use it again 😄

For £85 a night, you get given NO breakfast, literally beds, no floor space, stained toilet seats, stained bath towels, grey pillow cases (which clearly used to be white). Booked a room for 3 and got given 2 cups, 2 towels. The place is gloomy, no atmosphere, grudged paying for this place. None of the staff asked how was your stay? None of the staff even conversed, despite attempting conversation with them, they just looked petrified of you. I've stayed in much better hostels/hotels for less. I would advise travellers to do your research. Unfortunately, this was a last minute booking for me, I should have read the reviews. I was so disappointed with this place, by far the worse place I've stayed in, taken into consideration the price. The owners clearly rely on workmen staying, money is clearly not used in upkeep of the property.

We have stayed here twice and the rooms have always been nice. Staff are friendly and helpful when we've checked in or out. You get what you pay for and the rooms tend to be on the small side, that being said the rooms have always been clean and they're fine for a night or two. We refused one room because it was too small but were promptly shown to another room. We didn't eat here or use the bar so I cannot comment.

31-33 Boreland Road Dunfermline Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Inverkeithing, Boreland Lodge Hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Deep Sea World and within a 10-minute drive of Forth Road Bridge. This 3-star hotel has 30 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's near the airport and also close to Forth Rail Bridge.


Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 30 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and digital TV.

Property features

Guests staying at Boreland Lodge Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. This smoke-free hotel also has a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Single Room, Ensuite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Ensuite (Small)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room, Ensuite

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, Ensuite (6)

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 286 reviews