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“An unforgettable wedding anniversary”
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7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Melrose, Borders, Scotland

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Leo V
1 review
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“An unforgettable wedding anniversary”
Reviewed June 2, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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All our guests enjoyed the most beautiful accommodation ever, in the most romantic setting ever. We all had the 'time of our lives'. The helpful willingness of manager Carole was more than exemplary ...
Better does not exist!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was great meeting everybody and I am so pleased that your Wedding Anniversary was such a success. I have a lovely video of you standing outside in the walled gardens, eating canapes, whilst the piper is playing , just before you were all piped into your celebration dinner. However we really look forward to seeing the photographs you took whilst you were here and and to welcome you back to the Wing in the future.
Many thanks
Carole
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Geoff B
1 review
“Simply better than anticipated”
Reviewed May 2, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I booked this venue for my wife's 50th birthday celebration and it was magical in every regard. The staff are just so lovely and helpful. The facilities second to none and the location breathtaking.
I would recommend this to anyone and intend to return one day

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure meeting with you and all your family and friends and I am so pleased that Lynn had a lovely birthday. It was good to see the hot tub in use and you had such lovely weather to appreciate being outside in the courtyard at the Wing. I hope that you will be able to come back and visit us soon.
Many thanks
Carole
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mmrustad
Borders, United Kingdom
1 review
“My best birthday ever!”
Reviewed April 29, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Our Norwegian visitors were amazed and almost speechless over the quality, comfort and beauty of the Hope Scott Wing (and they have high expectations!). We all loved the kitchen/dining area, which was so conducive to happy meals and general relaxation. The bedrooms also were highly praised for being so delightfully appointed. Abbotsford is well-placed for experiencing the Scottish Borders, and three car-loads of Norwegians headed for cashmere-buying in Hawick, as well as sightseeing elsewhere. The Bechstein in the drawing-room was a joy to play. It was undoubtedly, for the hostess, her best birthday experience ever, and we all left with very happy memories. The staff were so helpful and positive, and no detail had been overlooked in ensuring that high standards were maintained throughout.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fearless6...
1 review
“Feel and Touch the History”
Reviewed February 22, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We had booked a 2 night stay.
If you love being immersed in history and luxury surroundings then staying at this accommodation will not disappoint.
Being the recent private home of Sir Walter Scott's family you get to experience their lifestyle.
We had a most beautiful period bedroom with a luxurious large private bathroom that you could have had a waltz in !
The superb plentiful breakfast is served in a gorgeous large period dining room (only thing missing was the butler !)
On top of this we had access to a large sitting room,library,snooker room and the large gardens as well as Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford House !!
All this is perfectly complimented by the lovely welcome and excellent service provided by the House Manager Carole.(she even gave us a tour of the whole Hope Scott Wing before settling in)
The lovely town of Melrose and it's historical abbey are only a 10 minute drive away providing shops and restaurants.
The many other famous border towns and abbeys are all within easy drive.
Not only do you get to discover the history and beauty of the borders within the radius of this property but you get to come back and live in it as well !

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Mar 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. You are so right when you say that you can experience the family's lifestyle in this unique house. It was a pleasure meeting you both and I hope that you manage to come back and stay with us again soon.
Carole
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keithw533
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best Big House Ever”
Reviewed November 11, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We have been lucky to stay with groups in a few big houses in Scotland in what is a growing market.
Four families went with fourteen of us all told for an upmarket weekend away.
This is far and away the best ever.

Worth going through our "ideal check-list":
Friendly helpful welcome. Big Tick,
Modern plumbing and heating. Big Tick.
Bedrooms of a reasonably consistent size (no arguments). Big Tick
Great Scenery. Big Tick
Well equipped kitchen. Big Tick
Separate Dining Room. Big Tick
Plenty of public space. ie not greedy on bedrooms. Big Tick
Lots of Bathrooms (mainly on-suite). Big Tick
Entertainment (piano, games, snooker room, speakers, tvs, hundreds of books). Big Tick.
Good location (Easy access and lots to do). Big Tick.
Roaring fire. Big Tick
Comfortable Beds. Big Ticks
Outstanding Value. Huge Tick
Wow Factor. Huge Tick

A stunning blend of period features, and modern appliances with great design, access to the main house and gardens. Whoever did the design fit-out deserves an award. Faultless.
5* plus or even 6*!
Our own Downton Abbey
Will be back.

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Liked best: Blend of old and new. Top finishes. Lots of space
Liked least: Nothing at all
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
13 Nov 2016
Thank you so much, Keith, for this honest - and glowing! - review. An incredible amount of hard work has gone into the Wing over the past five or six years - and it's worth it all when we hear how house parties like yours have had such a memorable stay. We'll do all we can to keep offering the same service and experience - all part of the legacy of Sir Walter and his most hospitable descendants... All the best, Marianne
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James F
1 review
“Historic luxury with a modern designer twist and all the trappings”
Reviewed October 11, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Fantastic well appointed accommodation unrivalled in terms of location resting on the banks of the River Tweed with lashings of history and culture.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
31 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for the rating - and great description of what guests can enjoy and experience here at Abbotsford...! Haste ye back, Marianne
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DSBAA
Charleston, SC
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Trip of a lifetime at Abbotsford's Hope Scott Wing”
Reviewed August 5, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

A friend had her 60th birthday with a house party in Scotland, and what a magical place to stay. The Hope Scott Wing of Abbotsford House is sheer perfection. First, it is gorgeous, beautifully appointed, and you want for nothing...nothing. When we arrived, we were given a tour of the "wing"...every bedroom is spectacular, and the bathrooms look like they were just renovated with the most beautiful top-of-the line fixtures. The beds were so comfortable with warm down duvets. The property is impeccable, and the attention to detail is outstanding. Many of us own vacation rentals and are in awe of the condition and comfort and beauty of the Hope Scott Wing.

We were a party of 12 and we easily fit around the table in the kitchen. Since we didn't have "staff," we usually ate in the kitchen but we often sat at the dining table for drinks before dinner. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are every baking dish you would ever need. Sometimes we would gather in the parlor for cocktails or an after dinner drink, and the parlor, with its gorgeous views of the gardens, easily accommodated our group.

After hours, we had access to the Abbottsford gardens that are truly spectacular.

The location for exploring the Borders area of Scotland is ideal. We took a long hike into the town of Melrose and to the Melrose Abbey. Another day we toured Stirling Castle. Another day we drove to St. Abbs and hiked the trail overlooking the North Sea. A week isn't long enough to explore the area.

Bottom line...the Hope Scott Wing of Abbotsford is a gem that sets a standard for future vacations. I suspect none of us will ever stay at such an elegant beautiful place ever again. Life in a castle is truly magical.

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Liked best: The ambiance of living in castle for a week.
Liked least: Nothing...it was to perfection.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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