Last week on my trip to the Highlands, I checked into the Mercure Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston, near Peebles, for a couple of nights R+R after two days car camping and climbing mountains and whatnot. Peebles is in the Scottish borders between England and Scotland (far, far away from the Highlands) and we stayed here on our way back down to England.
To be honest, for the price I paid through Booking.com, I wasn’t expecting an awful lot. What blew me away was, despite a lot of disruption, the staff showed excellent customer service and professionalism. Everything about our stay just worked. And that doesn’t always happen.
The hotel is currently undergoing renovation so there were ambient builders and buildy noises, but they were mostly unobtrusive. Someone had planned which rooms to leave unoccupied during the renovation so guests were impacted as little as possible. There was also a gorgeous spa that I didn’t take pictures of because obviously phones and water don’t mix. But seriously, you have to see the grounds.
I could throw some hackneyed phrases around in a flailure to describe the place, but why TELL you about it when I could just SHOW you? The Mercure Barony Castle Hotel was very photogenic, and it was pretty damn awesome to stay in a real castle! Highly recommended place to stay!
I hope you liked this castle hotel as much as we did. I can’t stress how amazing the pool, hot tub, jacuzzi and experience showers were as well. For a very long time I have been petrified of indoor pools (last one we went to, I clung like a limpet to the side, panicking, all my muscles contracted and I couldn’t even swim a single width), but I actually managed to do some swimming here (ok, not the first time we went down, but the second, third and fourth times? I was doing lengths). The breakfast in the restaurant was also outstanding, I think you could find a satisfying breakfast at their ample buffet, whether you are a carnivore, herbivore, fruitarian or simply a cereal fan; they even had soya milk for my tea!! I can’t wait to stay at the Mercure Barony Castle Hotel again, and there will definitely be an again, this place was incredible. I wanted to live there and was genuinely sad to leave.
If you would like to stay there too, I recommend that you use Booking.com to get fantastic rates.
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