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
So this was a lovely hotel, but unfortunately it was marred with some problems. I had booked a room in the main part of the hotel, but upon arrival I was informed that the room was being repaired and I would be moved to one of the cottages. This was fine and Duncan was apologetic (unfortunately this was the last time I was to see Duncan and the remainder of the management staff left a little to be desired). I had very much wanted to stay in the main hotel, but the cottage was certainly fine and spacious. I enjoyed high tea in the library, which was nice as well.
The next day I had a massage booked for 10am (after having played 11 previous rounds it was going to be necessary) and I had opted for this instead of playing another round of golf that day. I ate breakfast in the morning and went back to the room to wait for the masseuse. At 10:05, I received a knock on the door and it was someone from the hotel who informed me that my massage was to be cancelled because the masseuse had car trouble. He was apologetic and offered to 'take care of it'. I indicated that this was obviously very disappointing as now my entire morning was ruined. While this was not specifically the hotel's fault, it is the hotel who was responsible for the booking and vouching for this masseuse. While this could have been remedied very easily, nothing more was ever said about it. They did nothing, offered nothing, they didn't even choose to waive the 8 pounds of dinner up charge on the bill!
The service at dinner at the hotel was very good, but the service at breakfast was non-existent. It took forever to place an order and was fairly disappointing.
The hotel is one of the few ways to play Muirfield and certainly a necessary part of that process. While the hotel itself is lovely, there were several incidents that marred an otherwise enjoyable experience and the hotel did nothing to remedy anything. Sadly that was unnecessarily disappointing for an otherwise lovely property.
My friend and I had a ladies weekend away and our stay here was absolute luxury!
From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty and to say the staff are attentive is an understatement!
It’s not a hotel rather you are in such a beautiful home with lovely family portraits and the gardens are lovely to walk and appreciate the views!
From the drawing room to dining every move was beautifully anticipated by the staff and it was divine!
The food was delicious and beautifully created, dining was an experience on its own!
Thank you to all the staff for such first class attention and I thoroughly recommend this as a true ‘getaway’ venue!
Excellent food, especially soups, definitely try cullen skink - delicious Scottish soup with smoked herring. The are very friendly, the service in general very good. They grow their own vegetables and keep chickens and bees! Highly recommendable place.
When expectations are too high, they are bound to be disappointed. This is one of the very few places in town to stay. It's advantage is that you can get on Muirfield (with the proper handicap, 18 for men, 18 for women). Other than for that reason, I would avoid. The room we stayed in was dark and dank. The bathroom had been redone with a fancy shower system, but minimal water pressure.
The common areas smell of mold and old smoke. They need to be fully gutted and aired out. There are better private gardens to see while walking through North Berwick.
We had dinner one night and that was good. The canapés we were served were uninspiring. Breakfast was mediocre for a place that prides itself on its restaurant. The fresh fruit at breakfast was soggy. Coffee was fine. I could get a comparable breakfast at a Hampton Inn for less money.
Time to wake up and revitalize this fabulous location bordering on one of the most exclusive golf clubs in Scotland..
Having had a good experience when visiting for a meal with family over Christmas we decided to revisit during our golf week with our friends from the USA.
However this second visit was disappointing as I had to return my meal to the chef as it was inedible as was part of the same dish of one of my guests. Another guest had no problem with his version and cleared his plate. Apologies were forthcoming but the offer of not charging for something I and my guest could not eat fell short of expectations and did nothing to encourage revisiting.
Prior to the meal the piano player was far too loud, killing any conversation and only briefly lowered the volume when asked by one of the other patrons who wanted to be heard by his party.
All in all disappointing.