Best hotels and hostels in Borders Region

  • Lodging in Peebles

    Cringletie House

    Luxury without snobbery is this hotel's hallmark, and more power to it. To call this a house is being coy: it's an elegant baronial mansion, 2 miles north of Peebles, set in lush, wooded grounds. Rooms are plush and feature genteel elegance and linen so soft you could wrap a newborn in it. There's an excellent restaurant on site.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Melrose

    Old Bank House

    Right in the centre, this is a superb B&B in a charming old building. The owner's artistic touch is evident throughout, from walls covered with paintings, some his own, to a house full of curios and tasteful art nouveau features, and a sumptuous breakfast room. Rooms are spacious with comfortable furniture and modern bathrooms; they're complemented by a generous can-do attitude.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Melrose

    Townhouse

    The classy Townhouse exudes warmth and professionalism, and has some of the best rooms in town, tastefully furnished with attention to detail. The superior rooms are enormous with lavish furnishings and excellent en suites. Standard rooms are a fair bit smaller but they're refurbished and very comfortable. It's well worth the price.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kelso

    Edenbank House

    A half-mile down the Stichill road, this grand Victorian house sits in spacious grounds where only bleating lambs in the fields and birds in the garden break the silence. It's a fabulous place, with huge opulent rooms, lovely views over the fields and incredibly warm hospitality. Breakfast features homemade produce, and a laissez-faire attitude makes for an utterly relaxing stay.

  • Lodging in Town Yetholm & Kirk Yetholm

    Border Hotel

    The heart of the village is this convivial pub and hotel, with a pleasant back garden and good rooms (there are only five, and it soon fills with walkers, so book well ahead). The sizeable, luminous Pennine room is a double with sofa bed so can fit a group of four or a family; it has a view both ways.

  • Lodging in Jedburgh

    Maplebank

    It's pleasing to come across places where it feels like you're staying in someone's home. Here, that someone is like your favourite aunt: friendly, chaotic and generous. There's lots of clutter and it's very informal. Rooms are comfortable and large, sharing a good bathroom. Breakfast (including fruit, yoghurts and homemade jams) is brilliant – much better than at most posher places.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kelso

    Old Priory

    Fantastic rooms here are allied with numerous personal details – the operators turn down the beds at night and make you feel very welcome. Doubles are top-notch and the family room really excellent. The huge windows flood the rooms with natural light. The wonderful library room (£120) is huge and luxurious, with a super bathroom. Top-class B&B.

  • Lodging in Peebles

    Lindores Guest House

    Run by an interesting, kind couple, this rather striking house offers commodious, flowery rooms. Both en-suite and shared bathrooms are available and showers are great. Breakfast features really delicious home-baked bread among other goodies. There's secure parking for bikes and motorbikes.

  • Lodging in Hawick

    Bank Guest House

    This posh boutique B&B in the centre of Hawick brings out the best in this solid 19th-century building with modish wallpapers and designer furniture and fabrics. Modern comforts as well as numerous thoughtful extras make this a great place to stay.

  • Lodging in Selkirk

    Philipburn House Hotel

    On the edge of town, this former dower house has a jazzy 21st-century look that hasn't ruined its historic features, as well as appealing renovated rooms and a snug bar and restaurant. The luxury rooms are particularly good – some have a jacuzzi, while another is a split-level affair with a double balcony. Room-only rates are available, and tariffs range widely.

  • Lodging in Melrose

    Burts Hotel

    Set in an early-18th-century house, Burts is a famously reliable central hotel that retains much of its period charm. Rooms vary – the renovated ones with modern plaid fabrics are very smart, and the superiors are extra spacious. There are plenty of singles too. The air of friendly formality makes it a favourite with older visitors. Appealing food is also on hand.

  • Lodging in Peebles

    Tontine Hotel

    Right in the heart of things, this is a bastion of Borders hospitality. Refurbished rooms have high comfort levels, modish colours and top-notch bathrooms, while service couldn't be more helpful. There's a small supplement for rooms with four-poster beds and/or river views. Good restaurant and bar, too.

  • Lodging in Eyemouth

    Bantry

    Above a restaurant on the main drag, this B&B has acceptable modern rooms (some with shared bathroom) with muted tones. It is positioned right on the waterfront; try to get room No 3 for sea views. There's a fabulous deck, with loungers and a summer hot tub, overlooking the lapping waves. No-breakfast rates available too.

  • Lodging in Coldingham & St Abbs

    Rock House

    Right by St Abbs' harbour, this is run by a friendly dive skipper and family; you can almost roll out of bed onto the boat. The bunkhouse (usually booked up by groups at the weekend) sleeps a total of 10. There's also a pretty B&B room and a cute cottage with a little deck overlooking the heart of the village.

  • Lodging in Selkirk

    County Hotel

    Located in the centre of town, this is a former coaching inn. It has the odd Norwegian touch and comfortable, modernised rooms that vary in size. Executive rooms are superspacious and handsome. It has a stylish restaurant and lounge with original art. Room-only rates are also available for £7.50 less per person.

  • Lodging in Kelso

    Central Guest House

    A reasonable cheaper option in sometimes pricey Kelso and just on the cent­ral square. The owners live off site, so call ahead first. The rooms are fine: spacious, with firm beds, carpets and good bathrooms. Rates are room-only, but you get a fridge, toaster and microwave, so you can create your own breakfast.

  • Lodging in Jedburgh

    Glenbank House Hotel

    This lovely old building has modernised, comfortable rooms – some of which are rather compact – shiny contemporary bathrooms, and nice views over the town and hills. It's a likeable place, with very welcoming people running it. There's no restaurant service but you're in the centre of town.

  • Lodging in Kelso

    Inglestone House

    The Northumbrian owners here are welcoming and very cordial but also leave you space for yourself, giving this spot behind the main street an appealing blend of hotel and guesthouse. Rooms are a good size with firm mattresses and – unusually for the Borders – the wi-fi is fast.

  • Lodging in Melrose

    Dunfermline House

    Very close to Melrose Abbey, this place offers a genuinely warm welcome and comfortable, flowery rooms in classic B&B style. It's very walker- and cyclist-friendly and breakfast is well above average, with plenty of fruit on hand.

  • Lodging in Peebles

    Rosetta Holiday Park

    This campsite, about 800m north of the town centre, has an appealing green setting with lots of trees and grass. There are plenty of amusements for the kids, such as a bowling green and a games room. It also has static caravans of various grades for weeklong stays.