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
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
Room was asked to be paid soon as we arrived as we were leaving to go to Races ! Attic rooms are not up to expectations. Last year we paid a lot less and stayed in a good Classic Room. When my friend complained the Duty Manager and the receptionist were unhelpful and rude. The breakfast was delicious but we had to wait almost an hour to serve 4 people. Chef had a lot of checks on that morning !! Waitress can’t help I only take tea orders !! Not the same atmosphere as last year
Overall not bad hotel is a little tired but in a great location. First impression not great with cigarette ends in planters at entrance. There were cups on a table outside that were there during our stay and were never collected. Hotel is in a great location and offers a great breakfast, dinner was fine.
We had an issue with our bill that was very simple but took ages to sort on checkout and no one offered an apology which sadly means we won’t stay here again.
We stayed here for the races. The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of Kelso. The river is to the rear of the hotel.
The staff are polite and friendly.
The room we stayed in was in the 'attic' and it was accessed up flights of stairs. There is no lift and so if it was given to elderly people they would struggle. The room was also small.
The hotel itself could do with a bit of TLC it's looking tired.
The breakfast was plentiful due to the buffet however the cooked meal could do with a bit more substance. Perhaps two rashers of bacon and two sausages.
The bar was quiet and a lot more expensive than the hotel bar across the road.
We were going to book for next year until we found it was £50 more expensive than this year. Although we would have stayed if it was the same price or fractionally more it's definitely not worth that much.