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Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a beautiful hotel. As you arrive driving up the driveway it is amazing. Plenty of parking. We arrived with a dog so thought we might get second best but not at all. We were made very welcome from the start. We stayed in a dog friendly room which was very clean and we had a lovely view of the front of the hotel not the bins! The grounds are peaceful and enjoyable to walk round - we learnt some history in the process! We ate in the conservatory as we had a dog but to be quite honest it was the best place to sit and eat. The evening meal and the breakfast were delicious. We will definitely be back.

Excellent location, castle with swimming pool and gym. Edimburgh is not so far and you can travel inside the beautiful landscape of rural Scotland. I travel with the family and we found the castle a peaceful resort.

Beautiful surrounds, the staff were great. Genuinely a beautiful place, the area isn't full of shops and tourism but 5/10 miles any direction is everything you could need, Edinburgh is up the road. The food was of a higher standard than I expected but was very nice. 100% recommended

The reception was quite cold and unfriendly. Our room was above the dustbins where staff tend to gather for a break and blether. Noisey when the dustbin lorry loaded the bottles in the morning and not a nice view! Although the food seemed very palatable and enticing, (although quite pricey) I wish I hadn't eaten the chicken as I was suspicious that something wasn't quite right and went down with stomach cramps for the next few days. I'm afraid it didn't live up to my previous visits there.

Hotel is being refurbished so some not done yet but the way the hotel ha been done so far it will be lovely food was beautiful from breakfast to dinner staff very friendly and welcoming pool was small but no issue as clean grounds were lovely only issue is maybe put information up outside i.e. What is the alter outside for is it old what is the history of the gazebo would definitely go back

My family and I stayed here in early August. The building itself and the location were both lovely, however the welcome was not the warmest as the receptionist was quite surly and came across as only doing her job begrudgingly. Our room was a good size and the beds were comfortable, however housekeeping was not the greatest as there were lots of foil "21" shapes still on the carpet from a previous occupant. The pool and sauna etc were nice and we also had a bar meal in the evening which was nice. Though the next day my wife and daughter had sandwiches at lunch from the bar which they had to send back as the bread was hard. Overall it was a nice hotel just let down by a few simple things which could be easily rectified.

What a fabulous place, reception staff where very welcoming and friendly and made check in very easy. The rooms where great although a little bit dated but they seem to be getting upgraded at the moment. The food well that was just amazing and would highly recommend the afternoon tea, and the meal in the blue dug restaurant was fab. The bar staff where great and the waiting staff could not do enough for us, they where great. Also the spa and swimming pool was very clean and again the staff where great. The staff is what makes this place a great place to stay a credit to barony castle, thank you so much we will definitely be back

Booked a last minute weekend with my husband for a relaxing few days, didn't quite achieve that unfortunately! I'll start with a couple of positives - the grounds are stunning (I recommend you go up the stairs at the side of the car park and up the Ice House path, gorgeous!) and a field of alpacas to coo over. A real positive was that the staff were absolutely lovely. However... Rock hard beds and pillows meant a rubbish sleep. My side was numb and my neck was aching when I woke up. The place is a bit tatty with worn carpets and marked walls as well. But the food, oh my, it really wasn't great. I had mac n cheese in the bar the first night and it was really runny, it tasted ok but was a bit of a new experience (and disappointment) for a die hard mac fan! My husband had the chilli and said it tasted like mince and tatties with jalapeños, ok but again a bit disappointing. We booked for the restaurant on the second night thinking it'd be better, but alas no. I had the spring roll and (look away now if you're squeamish!) it was swimming in oil, in fact it was so greasy it reappeared shortly afterwards (sorry, I did warn you!). My husband had the crab salad which he said was nice enough but overpriced for what it was (around £16). The steak on a stone gimmick meant the whole restaurant was full of beefy smoke, not the best when you're trying to eat your dessert! The sticky toffee pudding was a saving grace for me, but hubby got the tiramisu, which was just coffee mousse with sponge on top, not the rich and boozy deliciousness you'd expect from tiramisu. £70 for 2 mains, 2 desserts and a bottle of wine (£19.50 on its own) and I feel a bit swindled, if I'm honest. The bar area is a bit bland and soulless, being in a castle you'd expect some personality - maybe a log fire and a cosy ambience. Nice selection of whisky and wine. The Murray room looked lovely on the website, but we couldn't access it at any point because the weddings on both days had used it for a drinks reception and it hadn't been turned over for use afterwards. Breakfast was ok for me, but at £12.50 each again felt a bit of a rip off, and hubby said you could've bounced the sausages off the floor. All in all, we spent about £400 on two nights of rubbish food and terrible sleep. Think we'll just go camping next time...

We stayed for 2 nights DBB, the food was great. We ate off the bar menu rather than the a la carte restaurant menu, as I'm a fussy eater, having the choice of the bar menu was great. The beds were comfortable and the staff all very pleasant and helpful.

Booked this hotel for my daughters 21st birthday it wasn't an offer or anything £85 for the 50 mins massage & afternoon tea ! Spa - we arrived and in plenty felt a bit like unorganised the girls at the spa were a bit dry and they asked me about 3 times if we could change our spa times which meant me only had 30-40 mins to hve afternoon tea so we said no 3 times once our original times were agreed things got better the massages themselves lovely !! Girls seemed more friendly by then and were chatting to us , the treatment rooms were cold and not very modern the beds old fashioned unlike the macdonald thistle hotels . Pool ect very nice and clean but water itself not warm some kids didn't want to swim in it . Afternoon tea FAB!! cake stand online you think is to share however you get one each and there's loads we had it for lunch then later in the day we had the remaining cakes . We had this in the bar area , stand out member of staff the full weekend TONY !! He run after us ! Was so friendly couldn't do enough , he knew it was my daughters 21st and he kept us table at nite in the bar. evening meals were ok , however for the money they charge could be better ! I.e. , fish was soggy batter and pasta swimming in cream !. At night we were going to room asked for an ice bucket £2.50 service charge , for ice in a bucket I said to the staff I am carrying this to my room myself and you charge £2.50 is this a joke ? The receptionist ( lady short hair & glasses older ) told me this was correct and a lot of hotels are imposing this as she's been in lots of hotels I informed her I hve stayed in plenty hotels all over the world and never been charge this I was so angry I informed the duty manager it's was just the principal !! And of course I paid it ! Bedrooms old fashioned even to be in keeping with the Scottish castle theme could be designed a lot better looks tired , however I had a gd sleep and I think they are doing a refurb at present ! Breakfast in the morning lovely surrounding clean and friendly staff ! Breakfast itself choice is ok as you would expect but hot buffet was poor eggs lying to long rubbery, mushrooms cold !! , bacon hard and square sausage white on the underside as left in either water or juice from the meat I don't know ! Anyway poor! Total cost for spa , rooms & dinner for 5 of us £885 . Overall we had a gd time but things could be better and some staff should take a leaf from the bar managers book Tony who was the most customer friendly !! Excellent job 👍 I would hve maybe said more when I was there however when it's an event and you are with family & friends you don't want to waste the memory !

Eddleston Peebles Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Eddleston, Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Neidpath Castle and Haylodge Park. This 72-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Rosslyn Chapel is also within a 30-minute drive.


In addition to a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 72 air-conditioned accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, Multiple Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1553 reviews