• Couldn't have asked for more!!

    February 18, 2019

    From start to finish this hotel went above and beyond! Dawn (new owner) made me and my mum feel very welcome and her warm personality was infectious throughout the hotel and all members of staff. Every person We met in the hotel went that extra mile to make our stay mememorable from telling us about the local area to the chef coming to giving us recommendations for dinner. All staff seemed genuinely interested in talking to us and finding out what brought us to Melrose, as I was going to be working in the local hospital there over the weekend this quality made the prospect far less daunting (so much so I returned from hospital accommodation the following night for a cuppa!!) We stayed in the G&A on Friday night and enjoyed some time in the bar which also has a lovely atmosphere, the layout is perfect as even though the bar area was busy the comfortable nooks at the back still allowed for conversation.

    Now the food!!! Well, the chef certainly knows his stuff. A hearty meal at an amazing price. We both had a starter and a main which were fresh and delicious. The chef himself was clearly very passionate about food and he was a joy to talk to. My only critism is that I would skip lunch next time to leave space for one of his puddings!!

    All in I can't thank Dawn and co enough for their hospitality. I will definitely be back and I will 100% be recommending the G&A to anyone who will listen.

  • Home from home

    February 16, 2019

    Stayed one night with my daughter and can't praise dawn and graham enough for the the atmosphere they are creating and vision they have for this hotel which they have only recently taken over .

    From the moment we arrived dawn made us feel so welcome and relaxed.

    We had dinner in the hotel that was 5 star standard at budget prices. The chef spoke to us about a number of items on the menu and his recommendations were spot on. The food was fresh and very tasty altho the portions were huge so unfort we couldn't manage one of his lovely desserts 😩 We enjoyed a drink in the bar which also had a lovely atmosphere .

    The room we had was very comfortable and cosy so much so we overslept in morning 😂

    My daughter was working the next day and dawn arranged for her to be given a packed lunch to take with her which was over and above anything we expected 👏.

    The room we had was very comfortable and cosy so much so we overslept in morning 😂

    I have no doubt this hotel will go from strength to strength thanks to the commitment and genuine kindness of Dawn and Graham. I can't wait to return and explore more of this part of the country and its lovely walks. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel which is far more than just great value for money.

    Good luck dawn and graham and heart felt thank you 😘

  • A Warm and Welcoming Stay

    10 February 2019

    On our recent trip to Scotland we booked in to the George and Abbotsford in Melrose, on line. The hotel is under new management and was easy to find and local to where we wanted to be

    The rooms in which we were given were very clean,and good size,warm, with good range of teas and coffee, and good en suite facility's. The TV in the room had the capacity to use a pen stick(USB) input which is very useful for bringing your own films to watch.

    We had lunch in the hotel which we had no complaints about (good food). Our breakfast was Fabulous,anything we wanted, it was no trouble to them; Eggs how you wanted them, full Scottish (English), fruit , cereals, a good hearty breakfast to start the day.

    They gave us information on how to get places ,and nothing seemed to much trouble. Good car park to the rear, I am happy to recommend the George and Abbotsford to anyone.

  • Lovely light lunch with our dogs

    January 2019

    We recently visited the George and Abbotsford after being out and about with our two small dogs and noticed dogs were welcome.

    The staff were all lovely and our dogs were given lots of lovely attention along with treats. As dogs are welcome in the bar area we enjoyed a light lunch which was tasty and value for money. The George & Abbotsford is an ideal stop off especially after a walk with your dog(s).

    The staff also make you feel very welcome which is a great asset to the hotel.

    We plan to return as we regularly walk our dogs in and around Melrose and have recommended it to our friends and family.

    Thank you and all the best. :)