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What We Love

  • A traditional country house in the Borders, including breakfast and a bottle of wineItalianate plastered ceilings are an unusual but interesting feature in this decidedly Scottish retreat
  • The wealth of activities on offer, from fishing to shooting and walking to an excursion into Edinburgh
  • Delicious cuisine made from homegrown produce
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A family-run, riverside hotel in the Scottish Borders, with breakfast, a bottle of wine and a dinner option

The Lowdown

Built in 1761, Ednam House has been run as a hotel since 1928. The House is strewn with charming features, retained from an original spec that spared no expense. Throughout your stay you will find yourself beneath ornate Italianate plastered ceilings, opening intricately carved wooden doors and marveling at crafted stone work fireplaces.
Located on the banks of the River Tweed, the old fashioned Scottish tradition of salmon fishing is prevalent throughout the hotel, not least with the construction of its own smoking house by the river. Needless to say, fishing is top of the list for activities in the area, if you’re not too busy conquering castles or exploring the market town of Kelso itself.
If you don’t manage to catch any of your own fish, the hotel’s restaurant serves up its own smoked salmon, along with a variety of other dishes attentively reared or grown on their land.

How to Get There

Ednam House
Bridge Street
Kelso, United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 685 Reviews
Easter weekend
Reviewed 11 hours ago

We have stayed at the Ednam many times and always enjoyed our stay, The location beside the river is beautiful and on a nice sunny day, you need go no further then the garden.
Unfortunately on this occasion it did not meet the standards we have been used to.
The family room we were in had recently been upgraded to a decent standard. there was a small fold away bed for the child which was basic, the room was clean and tidy.
The water pressure in the bathroom was such that in order to get a shower you could only have the shower on low.
The noise coming from a extractor unit below the bedroom window was terrible, needless to say we had a poor nights sleep.
We were informed before our stay that there was going to be a wedding on one of the days we were staying and there would be music playing in the vicinity of our room.The music was directly below our room and was so loud we could not get to sleep until the wedding finished at midnight. We feel the room should not have been let, or a discount in the rate as we payed full price.

dull room 7
Reviewed 1 day ago

very big room and could have been better set out and more homely and relaxing,carpet and curtains very yellow and outdated, rest of the amenities i.e. dinning room, lounge, bar all very good and staff very nice and food outstanding.

a great start to the wekend
Reviewed 1 day ago

very friendly and welcoming. a mansion house in the heart of Kelso with a lovely setting overlooking the river. good food, characterful rooms, great staff made for a very relaxing and pleasant start to the weekend

I did not use tripadvisor
Reviewed 1 day ago

Having stayed there in the days before tripadvisor I did not require any advice from tripadvisor and booked directly.
Obviously I like the hotel which is ideally convenient for my requirements and accepts dogs.
Much of what is on offer far exceeds its 3* status.

Outstanding Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

Stopped here for one night on Good Friday on a Secret Escapes Deal. Stayed in Room 48, which is furthest away from Reception, but that seems to be the norm at all hotels when using secret escapes. Wasn't offered an upgrade option, but to be fair the room was excellent. Clean and tidy with all the amenities you could wish for. Extremely comfortable and you don't stay in a room for the view. Very reasonable bar prices. Dinner and breakfast were exceptional with superb service. A pleasure to stay at this hotel, and will definitely return.