Fodor's Expert Review Ednam House Hotel

Bridge St., Kelso, The Scottish Borders, TD5 7HT, Scotland Fodor's Choice

This rather grand building on the banks of the River Tweed is close to Kelso's great abbey and sprawling market square. The main hall is part of the original 1761 home and welcomes you with deep-seated armchairs, lovely paintings, and an open fire. Just beyond is the spacious and luxurious lounge. Bedrooms range from smaller attic rooms with fine views to the very grand rooms on the ground floor. The restaurant's three windowed walls overlook the garden and river, and its Scottish fare includes Borders beef, Highlands venison, and traditional puddings. Despite the rather aristocratic air, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the staff is friendly and attentive.

PROS

  • great outdoor activities
  • atmospheric lobby
  • impressive restaurant

CONS

  • some rooms need a makeover
  • popular for weddings and other events, so can be crowded
  • rooms with a river view cost more

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01573-224168

HOTEL DETAILS

32 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Dec.–early Jan., Free breakfast

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