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Queens Head Hotel

24 Bridge Street, Kelso TD5 7JD Scotland
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#4 of 4 hotels in Kelso
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The Queenshead is a small family run hotel.We are continualy upgrading and renovating the hotel.we have lots of repeat loyal customers.We have taken out a membership free of charge to our guests, at the local fitness centre to add to our ongoing improvements for your stay.The Queens head is located just off the main town centre and was a former coaching inn,2 minutes walk from the river Tweed and 5 minutes drive to the local golf courses and Kelso race course. we continue to strive to meet your expectations whilst not perfect we try.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun_242 wrote a review Dec 2020
111 contributions66 helpful votes
I had an excellent stay at the Queens Head on my way to England for business and would highly recommend it to others. The hotel is right in the centre of town and so convenient to find. My room was large, clean, quiet and everything was in good working order. The check-in was efficient and friendly, and all the Covid arrangements were properly respected. They very kindly accommodated me with an early breakfast which was very generously sized and very well prepared. I therefore had a flawless stay and definitely look forward to having a chance to go back.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Purple C wrote a review Dec 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom15,931 contributions575 helpful votes
We were warmly welcomed and felt encouraged on seeing covid protocols being strictly observed throughout. Plenty of sanitising! The hotel is close to the centre of town with plenty of free parking just a few steps away behind the Cathedral. Very handy! It's an historic old hotel which as a result is cosy, homely and full of character with a small bar (a bonus) and a wee casual dining room where we ate one of the best plates of fish and chips we've had in a long time! We left happy having been made to feel like valued guests by staff who were very knowledgeable about the area, and happy to recommend local hostelries and restaurants for us to try out. Cracking hearty breakfast though next time I'll ask for the salt to be ommitted from the porridge. I wasn't expecting that! 😂 Good little touring base. Very pleasant stay. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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John C wrote a review Sep 2020
Wallsend, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excellent well located hotel. Newly refurbished comfortable rooms. Lovely staff. Superb Scottish breakfast. Grea bar and restaurant. Historic Kelso Abbey just a few yards away. Will definitely stay again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
johnhouston2 wrote a review Aug 2020
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3,892 contributions1,666 helpful votes
The Queens Head is smart and well decorated and is a really good bar. Having sampled all the others over a couple of visits to the town, I reckon it is probably the best. Clearly they have unusual restrictions in place re Coronavirus, but because they have plastic screens along the whole bar, we were able to sit on a couple of bar stools. Only true pub aficionados can understand how wonderful that felt! Service was efficient and friendly and we enjoyed our visit.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Mark Hay, Owner at Queens Head Hotel
Responded 4 Sep 2020
Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit to Kelso and the Queens
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Eddie E wrote a review Aug 2020
Retford, United Kingdom43 contributions10 helpful votes
Went on golfing break, spend three nights at the Queen's Head. There was ten of us and they couldn't have looked after us better. The breakfast was well organised, with very pleasant service, great portions and delicious. We ate at the hotel every night because of the corvid problem, there was plenty of choice, great service and plenty of beer. The only problem is the lack of a car park, but I managed to find street parking close to the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Mark Hay, Owner at Queens Head Hotel
Responded 4 Sep 2020
Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit to Kelso and the Queens
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US$109 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Queens Head Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Queens Head Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rutherfords Micropub (0.1 km), Kelso Abbey (0.07 km), and Kelso War Memorial (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Queens Head 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 Queens Head Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Queens Head Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Queens Head Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cream Chimneys, The Cobbles - Freehouse & Dining, and The Contented Vine.
Is Queens Head Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Kelso.
Are there any historical sites close to Queens Head Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Floors Castle & Gardens (1.9 km), Hume Castle (7.9 km), and Roxburgh Castle (0.8 km).