Kingsknowes Hotel (Galashiels, United Kingdom)


Kingsknowes Hotel (Galashiels, United Kingdom)

About Kingsknowes Hotel

Guests staying at Kingsknowes Hotel Hotel, Galashiels, Scotland, can enjoy afternoon tea on the hotel’s lawn or take a leisurely stroll across the extensive private grounds. The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, desks, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, telephones, irons and ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Upgraded rooms include seating areas and iPod docks. Kingsknowes Hotel boasts 12 en-suite rooms, two restaurants, a bar/lounge as well as private gardens, conference facilities and free on-site parking. The Courtyard Bar offers a wide range of popular Scottish dishes as well as afternoon teas and freshly prepared breakfasts. Guests can enjoy light snacks and an extensive variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the on-site bar. Abbotsford House, Melrose Abbey, Scott’s View, Smailholm Tower, Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom, Halliwell’s House Museum and Mellerstain House are all in close proximity to the hotel. Torwoodlee Golf Course and Galashiels Golf Club are also close by.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Selkirk Road, TD1 3HY, Galashiels, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.5 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.2 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  9.0 / 10

Positive Reviews


Tranquil and picturesque setting.

You won't find any noisy pubs or bars in the vicinity of this hotel so if you are looking for a relaxing countryside experience then you certainly won't be disappointed. The hotel is surrounded by its own private gardens which proved very popular with man


Spacious and well-presented rooms.

Although the rooms vary in size they have all been described as spacious and comfortable with large beds and plenty of places for storage. Guests complimented the decor which was said to be traditional and perfectly appropriate for the age of the building


Impressive on-site dining.

The food served at both the Conservatory Restaurant and  the  less formal Courtyard Bar was said to be of high quality and prepared using fresh local produce. The menus were said to be extensive and those who had dietary requirements were able t

Negative Reviews


Tiring climb to the rooms.

Guests whose rooms were located on the upper floors said that they found it quite tiring climbing several flights of stairs on a daily basis as there is no lift on the premises. If you have any mobility issues it's advisable to ask for a room on the lower


Internet connection issues.

The Wi-Fi signal was said to be rather weak in some of the rooms due to the thickness of the walls which meant that guests had to take their devices closer to the bar area where the signal was said to be stronger.


Communal areas in need of modernisation.

According to some of the guests, the communal room, most notably the dining room, would benefit from refurbishments as guests objected to the rather dated and tired looking decor.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Parking
Room amenities
  1. Ironing board
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Electric kettle
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Golf course
  3. Horse riding
  4. Hiking trail
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Selkirk Road , TD1 3HY , Galashiels , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1896)758375 | Fax: +44(1896)750377 | 

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