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Kingsknowes Hotel

Selkirk Rd, Galashiels TD1 3HY Scotland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Galashiels
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Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Galashiels does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Kingsknowes Hotel, a nice option for travelers like you.

Close to Waverley Line Artwork (1.3 mi), a popular Galashiels landmark, Kingsknowes Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and a desk, and Kingsknowes Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service and baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Galashiels, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Kingsknowes Hotel, including Herges on the Loch (0.6 mi), Zaika Tandoori (1.2 mi), and The Salmon Inn (1.2 mi).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Old Gala House (1.2 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.

Kingsknowes Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Galashiels.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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scotgirl1976 wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom194 contributions29 helpful votes
We booked here for our wedding anniversary (got married 2 years ago there). Love this hotel so much and was not disappointed friendly staff, lovely room, amazing food and a romantic night away. I cannot fault anything about the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
doc50 wrote a review Sep 2020
Peterborough, United Kingdom342 contributions155 helpful votes
The Kingsknowes is definitely the best place to stay in Galashiels, but its a pity the town doesn't have more to offer! The hotel is in a perfect location on the banks of the Tweed, with decent views towards the Eildon hills. The room was large, warm and comfortable. Wifi excellent. Breakfast was also well presented and good food. All the staff were helpful and friendly. Very strange approach to Covid, all the precautions are appropriate and good, but guests at check in are handed their key in a bag with two small sterile wipes, with a request to "wipe down all hard surfaces touched before checking out". This is a most peculiar request, and I hope the paid cleaners do not expect it to happen, and we are not supposed to expect the room to have been precleaned by the previous inhabitant! However it is a good hotel overall and we would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Doc B wrote a review Sep 2020
London47 contributions10 helpful votes
The staff here are utterly delightful, our room was comfortable with a view across their magnificent glasshouse and with a lovely brand new bathroom with superb shower. The breakfasts are delicious & filling. The meals come from a small menu but were all of an excellent standard, really delicious unfussy food. The wine list needs some work, we understand it’s being addressed! The Louis Latour Pinot Noir is very good. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, even rustling up another chest of drawers for our friends.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Martyn D wrote a review Sep 2020
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excellent hotel. Staff were friendly & efficient, food truly magnificent, rooms lovely. Even the weather was brill; though not sure the hotel can take all the credit for that . Would be very happy to return.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: second floor room had great views
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unseasonedtraveller2 wrote a review Sep 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne UK33 contributions10 helpful votes
We felt welcome from the moment the door was answered. Throughout our stay, the staff were friendly and helpful. This a large old house and it has kept its traditional feel. Our room was clean, quiet and comfortable with everything we needed. Despite Covid, the breakfast was very good. We were asked to book a slot the evening before to enable social distancing. We had dinner in the hotel on both nights. It was pub fare, but well-cooked and served in a lovely dining room. We would happily go back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
US$116 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kingsknowes Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kingsknowes Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Abbotsford House (0.5 km), Melrose Abbey (4.1 km), and The Leaderfoot Viaduct, also known as the Drygrange Viaduct (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kingsknowes Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kingsknowes Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kingsknowes Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kingsknowes Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gala Tandoori, The Hoebridge, and The Fleece Bar & Kitchen.
Are pets allowed at Kingsknowes Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kingsknowes Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kingsknowes Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Kingsknowes Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbotsford House (0.5 km), Melrose Abbey (4.1 km), and The Abbey Mill (4.0 km).