Greywalls Hotel and Chez Roux
What We Love
- Having the run of a splendid country house, complete with wood-paneled Atonement-style library
- The historic atmosphere, from old family portraits in the hall to memorabilia from golfing greats
- Classic guestrooms that get the country house feel just right, with antiques, chintz and toile tastefully mixed together
- Rooms overlooking the 18th hole of the Muirfield golf course and the Firth of Forth beyond
- The beautiful exterior, with Lutyens-designed curved stone front
What To Know
- Although it’s just 45 minutes from Edinburgh, Greywalls is very much in the country; you’ll need a car to get around
- It’s not a party place – best suited to sophisticated travelers who fancy rounds of golf, romantic strolls around the garden and a whiskey by the fire
- The property is near several of the world’s greatest fairways, making it the ideal base for a golfing break
- Greywalls has many lovely period details that will delight traditionalists more than modern design buffs
- Meals at the hotel can be expensive, and it’s a 15-minute drive to other restaurants
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Greywalls Hotel and Chez Roux in Gullane (East Lothian), you’ll be minutes from Muirfield Golf Course and close to Gullane Beach. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Gullane Golf Course and Luffness New Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 23 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and a turndown service, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor tennis court or take in the view from a garden. Additional amenities at this Edwardian hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a garden view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We have just returned home after a wonderful stay for ourselves and a group of friends in beautiful “ Graywalls”. From our arrival and warm greeting from Surajit who had arranged everything for us to the last detail to the courtesy and professionalism of all the staff, there is absolutely nothing we could fault. Having stayed there a number of years ago we were apprehensive about finding that our expectations would be too high but this time our experience even surpassed our expectations. From the charm and comfort of the library and other public areas to the delicious meal and delightful staff to our walk round the “ Walled Garden” the whole experience was outstanding , so much so that we hope it will not be too long for a recharging of our bratteries again in the not too distant future. A big “Thank You “ you again to Surajit and the rest of the staff for your courtesy and accommodating all our requests in such a gracious and welcoming manner. Exceptional all round!
We found Greywalls to be quite special. Its coastal location in East Lothian is special enough but our room (in a ground floor wing) was right beside the edge of Muirfield Golf Course with a view to the firth beyond. Patio doors allowed direct access to the hotel grounds. The gardens are well maintained and beautiful. Parking is slightly unusual being parallel style either side of the hotel drive which is not particularly wide but it seems to work.
All staff are excellent with good attention to detail - especially if you like your bed turned down and the classical music station playing on your room radio when you return at night! We ate in the hotel twice although we had their 'bar menu' each time. The food was very good although eating from coffee table height in the lounge was less than ideal. The dining room itself is very comfortable.
The only unfortunate aspect was while settling up before leaving and receiving a bill for a £63 bottle of wine which we had never had. The mistake was immediately rectified but it was an odd error for a hotel of such quality - especially when our offer to sign for our evening meal was politely declined because they had a record of everything!
At over £100 per person per night for B&B, this was obviously not cheap but it is a superb venue for a relaxing break.
Lovely ambiance, great food, beautiful souffle starter. The stuffed courgette flowers wasn’t in the same league as the souffle (magnifique!) and some of us suffered serious souffle envy! The venison (or deer as it was on the menu) was a great success but the pork dish was over cooked and rather disappointing. We were closest the dining room door and all the dirty plates were scrapped and stacked by noisy staff just beside us which was not at all fitting for a restaurant and hotel of this standard. Wonderful though to be back there, first time in nearly 50 years. I must try again soon!