Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa
What We Love
- 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
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.
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Just spent a couple of nights at the Cardrona Hotel, Peebles. Lovely hotel with a great location. The staff were very helpful and friendly especially ‘Bob’ on reception. He went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable stay - and we did😎!
We stayed at this great hotel for my wife’s birthday. Had a fantastic weekend, room was very spacious and had a great view over the golf course. Staff were absolutely brilliant. Great facilities, food was amazing. Very reasonable’ and would highly recommend. 10/10 best wishes
Lynn & Willie Stewart
Great staff they go above and beyond to make people feel welcome and relaxed, very good pool and steam room, rooms very comfortable we had a very relaxing wee break would highly recommend this hotel really nice countryside views.
Stayed here on a dinner bed and breakfast with afternoon tea, all in all I am a fan of McDonald hotels, and this hotel delivers on food service and the rooms we had which was the refurbished rooms.
The down side is the entrance reception lounge bar and restaurant is lacking severely in carachter and warmth, such a shame as it probably would not take much to improve this area, creating a warm and comfortable place to sit relax and enjoy a drink and company.
Hopefully this will be addressed and this part of the hotel given a much needed update.
Thank you for a lovely stay.
Came here for a night away . Was a gift for my husbands birthday . B&B with cream tea. Was very disappointing from start to finish. We have stayed here before and enjoyed and recommended Cardrona . We will definitely not be back. Spoke to other people that stayed there the same night who had similar experience. Room was quite tired and needed freshened up. Not impressed with some staffs attitude. And not able to book table for dinner .