A stunning resort in the Scottish countryside, with spa and golf discounts, breakfast and dinnerDrinking and dining here, from the AA Rosette restaurant to the sophisticated lounge and cocktail bar
The inspirational views of the rolling hills and mountains
Testing out your skills on the 18-hole championship golf course
The location – just 40 minutes from the heart of Edinburgh
What To Know
There's an on-site pool, steam room and sauna
Free WiFi doesn't work very well
Food and drink are good but bar prices are steep
A golf-and-spa resort in the beautiful Scottish Borders region, less than an hour from Edinburgh's city center
With its rolling landscapes and impressive interiors, Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa is gorgeous on the inside and out. Situated in the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside, where England and Scotland meet, the hotel is your gateway to a land that’s rich in history, culture and natural beauty. If you’re looking for a taste of old Scotland, but with the comforts of modern luxury, this is the place for you.
The hotel has plenty to keep you busy – there's a AA Rosette-winning restaurant, two bars, an indoor pool, plus a luxurious spa and leisure club. There are loads of outdoor activities for you to take advantage of, as well; the championship golf course, for starters, is right outside your front door, and you can even rent fishing gear and cast your line in the famous River Tweed. For a change of pace, the captivating city of Edinburgh is less than an hour away – perfect for an urban excursion.
Classic rooms feature warm and inviting décor, offering a relaxing retreat in the heart of the Tweed Valley. These rooms boast luxury en-suite bathrooms and views of the surrounding hills.
The AA Rosette-awarded Renwicks Restaurant uses only the finest locally sourced ingredients to create a magical fine-dining experience. The setting is elegant yet casual and boasts magnificent views of the golf course and Border Hills. The Lounge and Cocktail Bar serves a variety of refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and you can also enjoy laid-back drinks in the Cardrona Spikes golf bar.
The spa at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel is a wonderful place to unwind, complete with steam rooms, a 60-foot swimming pool, a Technogym and a sumptuous treatment menu. Here, you can indulge in a pampering spa treatment while looking out across 200 acres of private grounds. We recommend booking your spa treatments in advance.
Designed by former Ryder Club player Dave Thomas, the Par 72 parkland and woodland courses feature undulating USGA greens and a distance of over 7,000 yards from the medal tees. This championship course follows the shape of the landscape and boasts immaculate and dramatic fairways.
Even if you don’t plan on leaving the hotel’s grounds, you’ll find lots of things to do at this relaxing getaway. The surrounding landscape offers plenty of activities for outdoorsy types, including nature walks, mountain biking and fishing in the tranquil River Tweed. The hotel is just 40 minutes from Edinburgh's city center, where you’ll find an extensive list of things to see and do. Explore Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile or the Royal Yacht Brittania, or simply tour the ancient cobbled streets, and soak up the impressive stone-facade architecture.