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4.1 out of 5

"Pleasant one night stay but hotel a little tired and rooms relatively small. Some idiot playing music in their room after midnight didn’t help. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 19 May 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the free breakfast at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Dryburgh Abbey. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus an indoor pool. Built in 1845, this 3-star hotel has 38 rooms over 3 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a TV in each room.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, TVs and premium bedding
  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy garden views while dining at Tweed Restaurant
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, a business centre and meeting rooms
  • On-site recreation includes a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the size of the guestrooms and the local sightseeing
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Dryburgh Abbey and 10 minutes by car from Smailholm Tower
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£139* Per night/room 3 Jun - 4 Jun

Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Rear Facing, Limited View)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Abbey Double/Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed, River View

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel ratings based on 8 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (2)
4 out of 5
Pleasant one night stay but hotel a little tired and rooms relatively small. Some idiot playing music in their room after midnight didn’t help.

Posted by on 19 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Beautiful peaceful setting. Decent sized room, good shower. Plenty of areas in the hotel to sit and relax with lovely views. Friendly and welcoming staff. Main courses at dinner were a little disappointing but breakfast was lovely! We had a very pleasant overnight stay and thought the hotel was very good value for money.

Posted by on 27 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Not sure if we had an upgrade or if the room was just even better than we had expected. Food was delicious, husband raved about the game casserole. Would definitely go back.

Posted by on 10 Mar 2019

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4 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay, but it was a pity on my wife’s birthday that she had to send back her main course in the Tweed Restaurant. To be fair the hotel did deduct it from our bill, but nevertheless it did have a negative impact as the dinner was intended to be the highlight of our stay.

Posted by , from NE65 9NB on 10 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Sep 2018 by CraigM

Dear NormanL Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. I am saddened to hear that main course was up to our usual standards I have passed on your feedback to our Head chef and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel

5 out of 5
Secluded, quiet location, close to Dryburgh Abbey remains within a picturesque wooded loop of the River Tweed. Friendly, comfortable, and well run hotel.

Posted by on 7 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Sep 2018 by CraigM

Thank you for your kind words regarding our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future

4 out of 5

Lovely stay

Had a great overnight stay at the hotel. Extremely welcoming staff polite and professional who helped with taxis to and from Kelso Races. Dinner and breakfast excellent.

Posted by , from Edinburgh on 30 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

Lovely setting but out of the way and hard to find

Food good but same menu with limited range of dishes Room comfortable but very small TV and chairs too far away across the room. Shower in Bath and toilet seat wobbly. Very busy with tour groups

Posted by , from NW England on 18 Sep 2017

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4 out of 5

Convenient for borders.

Pros: Location
Cons: Room decor
Location: D abbey next door. Near Scott's View and his house. Melrose a pleasant town.
One night stop. Very pleasant. Good location beside the river. Decent dinner and breakfast.. Handy for abbey which was worth a visit

Posted by , from Middlesbrough on 6 Sep 2017

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Property Features

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. A terrace, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. Self parking is free. This Edwardian Melrose hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 150 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1845
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (74.7 km / 46.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel offers 38 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. This Melrose hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and at the weekend from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Tweed Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Abbey Bistro – Overlooking the garden, this bistro serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Online Penalty Collection


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 0 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Abbey Dryburgh
  • Dryburgh
  • Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
  • Dryburgh Abbey Hotel Melrose
  • Dryburgh Abbey Melrose
  • Dryburgh Hotel
  • Dryburgh Abbey
  • Dryburgh Abbey Hotel Hotel
  • Dryburgh Abbey Hotel Melrose
  • Dryburgh Abbey Hotel Hotel Melrose

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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