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Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just returned from a very nice weekend at this hotel. Staff are very friendly and the food excellent. Sauna was out of action which seems a recurring theme. It would be great if this could be fixed properly as its a bit of a disappointment, especially when the weather is bad outside. The hotel is being refurbished bit by bit, and I could not fault our room and the decoration in the corridors is in the process of being upgraded. We were on a special deal , which was great value, and I would recommend the hotel and the area.

Stayed here with my daughter while visiting friends and family in the area. Its a great hotel set in a beautiful location. Barony Castle is a building full of history and has great public areas. The bedrooms are a little dated yet they are kept clean and tidy. They serve great food in the restaurant and bar and drinks are good value with plenty of choice. All the staff are really friendly especially Steven the manager who made us feel very welcome. We used the pool prior to checking out which was a real treat. We will return!

Spent 1 night on a cheap deal (£54.50 pp dinner bed & breakfast plus large glass of wine & canapes on arrival). Room spotless and very warm. Staff pleasant and helpful and very attentive. With a £28pp allowance towards dinner, the choice was little diminished. The food was of a very high standard. Drinks at the bar a bit pricey. Breakfast was a self service buffet and brilliant. However the effect was spoiled by having to stir the excellent coffee with a wooden stick. The hotel is in a stunning location with lots of lovely waymarked walks all around, much appreciated by our dog who was also made welcome for an extra £15. Little details were annoying with this otherwise brilliant break, such as the sticks and the miserly ration of one cup of coffee per person in the room and no biscuit.

Hotel was lovely n relaxing we went a nice walk to the village great views . Nearest shops etc is about 4 miles to Peebles so take supplies with you !! Breakfast was really nice and had haggis and potato scones amongst the selection !!

Room was not as advertised, dirty towels in the bathroom, holes in the bedding, breakfast was lukewarm and the room was freezing. Overall, although the hotel looked stunning and in a great location, the standards of cleanliness leave nothing to be desired. Will I be stopping there again......NO!

Our return visit was just as good as the last, two years ago. The staff are all friendly, chatty and very helpful, nothing is too much trouble. The reception staff were very professional and welcoming. Our Privilege room, on the top floor, overlooked the grounds and was spacious with a very comfy bed. The bathroom was a good size with a good shower over the bathtub. The room was warm and cosy. We ate in the restaurant one evening and in the bar on the other. The food on both evenings was excellent. The waiters and waitresses were very good and the bar staff were equally as good and helpful. Because the hotel was quiet, breakfast service was a mixture of self-service and table service for hot food. Everything was of very good quality. We did not use the leisure facilities, on this occasion. The staff at this hotel add to the feeling of being extremely well looked after. Several areas have been refurbished to a very high standard since our last visit. We highly recommend this hotel.

My husband and I were attending a wedding and stayed overnight in the hotel. I recently had a very big operation and hoped to gain access to our room before the wedding. I wanted to travel in casual clothes for comfort.My husband phoned the day before the wedding to ask if this would be possible, he was told they couldn't guarantee it. The receptionist said we could arrive early on the off chance the room was ready. Was I supposed to get changed in the toilets if it wasn't? She offered us a room near the lift, which my husband accepted, we didn't get it.The receptionist was brusque and could do with some training in customer service. We previously stayed in a Mercure Hotel in Bratislava and they couldn't do enough for us.The rest of the staff were friendly and helpful. This hotel is shabby and was not worth the money we paid.

We love this hotel, staff are always lovely, food is fab and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The grounds are lovely to walk around a d the facilities are good, the pool area is nice and our son loves it. Would highly recommend.

had a lovely overnight stay in comfortable room with good food, really enjoyed seeing the Great Map of Scotland, this hotel should promote it more in their advertising, this is a dog friendly hotel and has lovely walking trails around it

My wife and I had a fantastic wedding day here in 2012, prior to Mercure taking it over. We decided to take advantage of the Hogmanay package to see in this New Year and this was our first visit since the wedding. While the actual building, location etc are as fantastic as ever, sadly that is about all that met our expectations during this visit. Hogmanay event poor (our Wedding reception had a more Scottish feel), food poor overall, rude staff, and accommodation badly in need of an upgrade (which is in progress in fairness to the hotel). Poor show Mercure, you are letting this stunning building and location (and very likely your staff) down badly. We won't be back and will instead concentrate on our fantastic wedding memories of this magical place.

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 1681 reviews