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.
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On plus side location was beautiful,we had a warm welcome by Javier and staff were v pleasant across the board. Hotel public areas were v pleasant and food and drink were of v high standard. A couple of niggles - we were upgraded to hotel room from cottage. Thankfully it was v quiet and v nice. However, radiator didn't work and we had to use portable heater and none of this was mentioned on arrival. Also, plugging in kettle and hairdryer was a feat given lack and inaccessibility of plugs and short flex in all. I thought some of the room access areas needed decoration. We decided to eat from a la carte one night and my lamb was so underdone (medium rare) it was chewy and did not even taste like lamb. I should have asked for medium at outset but equally could have been given choice. On second morning poached eggs (Benedict) were hard. On both occasions this was mentioned to staff but I was offered no alternative or remedy albeit an apology. I would return but forearmed etc.
Once owned by the Horlick family (yes, inventors of the malted milk drink) this is a traditional hotel with lovely public rooms. Some interesting,for me,golfing photos in a rear corridor - and the gents!
Here for a 2 night break, my wife and I were greeted warmly,shown around the hotel facilities and then to our room. This was situated at the end of the drive to the hotel in the Gate House. I was able to park right outside its door, which was very handy. The room was large, had traditional decor and was spotlessly clean. The large bathroom had double sinks,a free-standing bath and large walk-in shower. It was also quiet.
I knew Muirfield Golf club was in the area, but didn't know exactly where. It's bang next door to this hotel. When being shown the hotel we went outside into a garden with stunning views across the golf course and the Firth of Forth. The 18th hole is about an 8 iron away - well, for me anyway! Breakfast is a buffet of cereals, fruit and juices, together with a menu of freshly cooked items. The dinner menu was a fixed seasonal menu with sufficient choices for the length our stay. All the food was very good, but sometimes service was very slow in-between courses. All staff were friendly and helpful. We will return.
The rooms are a bit worn and very 70s. In itself this could be charming if presented better but very creaky floorboards in front of the room door, a noisy corridor fire door and a room door with nearly an inch gap at the foot letting in light and corridor noise: this is not what you expect in a classic hotel.
The gardens are superb, the staff attentive, the communal areas relaxing and exuding a complete tranquility and comfort that you could never find in any of the best and most modern hotels in the world.
The food was okay, not extraordinary, which considering M Roux’s other hotels was a let down but nevertheless adequate.
I first stayed here over 25 years ago and nothing has changed, which is a pity, as to stay the same you need to make discrete improvements not just live off the efforts and investments of the previous owner a few decades before, otherwise you are in a slow decline: which to my view is the case of Greywalls today sadly.
My husband and I took my Mum to Greywalls for mother’s day dinner this evening. We were very warmly welcomed by the front of house staff and were served delicious canapés (especially the cheese fondue) upon arrival at our comfy seat by the cosy fire. The duck dish was cooked to perfection - it melted in the mouth, and the scallops were the best I have ever had. Lovely selection of cheese complemented by a perfect port recommended by our waiter. Every time I come to Greywalls I say it can’t get any better but it just does. Thanks to all the team.
A quiet haven. Stayed for one night and had dinner and breakfast. Very peaceful and tranquil. Food was very good. The staff go above and beyond expectations.We sat in one of the lovely lounges and had a bottle of wine which was excellent. On 2 separate occassions we were asked if we wanted the real coal fire lit. The staff were exceptional.