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Monorene Guest House
Ranked #4 of 11 Galashiels B&B and Inns
Busselton, Australia
1 review
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 16 September 2011

The owners were so friendly and helpful with any questions we had about the local area and scotland in general. The rooms were clean and tidy, no complaints. Breakfast was amazing really top job.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

I have stayed at the Monorene Guest House on two occasions now and have booked up for a further stay in August.

Once arriving I was greeted by the friendly owners Malcolm and Joan. They really couldn't do more to help, advising on places to eat and drink.

I took the single room as I was travelling alone. It was very clean and comfy with tea and coffee making facilities and Freeview TV. No problem at all sleeping in the bed. It was not en-suite however (which I knew before I travelled) and it was not an issue at all as the shared bathroom was just a few steps away. The bathroom was very clean and well maintained.

The breakfast is delicious with ample portions, together with cereal and toast I was positively full for the day. The Dining Room is in line with the rest of the Guest House, very clean, tidy and tastefully decorated.

Yes, it may be noisy in the daytime as there is a busy road nearby, together with the bus station. But, the Monorene is centre of Galashiels so I would not expect anything else. But, with any busy road it gets a lot quieter at night so it really is not an issue. The location of the Monerene is idea.

In summary, I cannot fault the Monorene at all, that's why I keep going back. Be sure you don't miss out too!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Amble, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

We have stayed at this guesthouse on numerous occasions and are returning next weekend. Its location is great, right in the center of Galashiels, next to the shops, bars & restaurants. Although the area it is in is not noisy.The Monorene has its own private parking area & the rooms are very clean.
Malcolm & Joan make their guests very welcome & you get a good hearty breakfast in the morning, plus a good banter with Malcolm about the Village pub he used to own. He has many stories to tell! We are looking forward to returning & would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

We just stayed the 1 night as we were heading back home to Yorkshire.
We were given a very warm and friendly welcome. The bedroom had all that we required. t.v etc and the beds were very comfortable.
There was off road parking at the back, and we could not fault the breakfast in any way.
If we were ever in Galashiels again, we would certainly come back again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Monorene, it was just a 1 night stop over but the location was great, some lovely restaurants, bars and shops close by which made it very convenient. The owners were v frindly and made us feel welcome and i got the impression they couldnt do enough for us.
The brekkie in the morning was brill, good start to a long day.
Would stay here again...

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

Stayed for 2 nights, arrived late which was no problem for the owners Malcom and Joan, warm friendly welcome and helped up to our room, which was spacious , clean, warm , and comfy, tv reception was great as last time we stayed in a neighboring hotel we had only 1 very hazy channel as the owners were to mean to properly upgrade the tv's, will definately be returning with the family in the summer. as well as the warm welcome we were told places to eat and places to go for a drink and sunday night pub quiz. Off street parking so near to the shops and town centre an added bonus, would have no problem at all recommending the Monorene as a Galashiels stop over!

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

My family and I stayed for a 1 night on the way to glasgow. I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the owners and the fact they couldnt do enough to make our stay more enjoyable. We were expecting to pay for overnight parking but that wasnt the case as it was included in the very valuable price.
Breakfast was very good and the place was extremely clean. I will definetely stay again when were going up to glasgow to visit my sister again!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Monorene Guest House

Property: Monorene Guest House
Address: 23 Stirling Street, Galashiels TD1 1BY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Galashiels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Galashiels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Monorene Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Monorene is a traditional Guest House set in the heart of Galashiels, just a stones throw from the train station where you can jump on a train and be in Edinburgh within an hour. The guest house features 6 rooms, with a mix of singles, twin and family rooms. All the rooms are well appointed, clean and tidy, and have all the facilities you would expect. Guests will receive a warm welcome and have use of free parking, free wifi, a home cooked breakfast and much more. Galshiels is a small quiet town located perfectly for day trips to Edinburgh, without having to pay the high prices of city accommodation, but close enough to make travel to the city a breeze. Train tickets to Edinburgh are just £10. The owners pride themselves on the cleanliness and warmth of the accommodation, making sure each and every guest enjoys their stay. Your day will get off to a fantastic start with a delicious home cooked breakfast. The Borders is full of historic places to visit: Ancient Abbeys, Stately homes, Museums, Roman Ruins and most of all the most beautiful scenery that can be found in Scotland. The Scottish Borders is also home to Freedom of the Fairways where you can visit up to 21 of the friendliest Golf Courses in Scotland with Golf passports from £75 for 3 days and £110 for 5 days. (Passports are valid from 1st April to 31st October) Whatever your interests, you'll find something in the Borders, and at the comfortable Monorene Guesthouse, your bed and breakfast stay will be an enjoyable, relaxing experience. Please note - there are no card facilities on site, if you wish to pay by card contact us in advance and it can be arranged. We do not accept pets. ... more   less 
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