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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Spa

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Why We Love It

  • The 4-star hotel is in the Scottish Borders countryside near the picturesque town of Peebles
  • The AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant uses locally sourced produce
  • "A swish modern hotel with a championship golf course and luxe spa" -- The AA

Map & Directions

The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel is 40 minutes' drive from Edinburgh Airport and three miles on the A72 from Peebles. The hotel has free parking. Edinburgh Waverley station is a 45-minute drive away, and offers services to destinations throughout the UK.

Rooms & Rates

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The 4-star Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa is nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders countryside on the banks of the River Tweed, an area known for its "stately homes, fortified castles, and medieval abbeys" (Fodor's).

The hotel is set in 200 acres of private grounds and is a 5-minute drive from Peebles, one of the "most handsome of the Border towns", according to Lonely Planet. Glentress Forest, a popular mountain biking spot which also has a variety of hiking trails, is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and Edinburgh is 45 minutes away.

Facilities at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel include a spa an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. The hotel's 18-hole championship golf course was designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas. The hotel also has two bars and an AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant, Renwicks. The restaurant serves dishes inspired by local produce, and has panoramic views across the golf course and border hills.

Rooms at the hotel are traditional in style and most have views of countryside. There is free Wi-Fi throughout.

Other activities available at the Cardrona Hotel include fishing, shooting, canoeing and quad biking.

From the press:

  • "The rolling hills of the Scottish Borders are a stunning backdrop for this modern, purpose-built hotel" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2015



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 5 and under.
Extra bed available on request: £12.50 for children aged 6 to 12. This includes breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

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Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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