Peebles, United Kingdom

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

85% (20 Member Ratings)

"Relaxed atmosphere, very comfortable room and excellent food and staff"
Dec 01, 2015
Carlisle, United Kingdom

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


  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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20 Member Reviews
(85% Positive)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Macdonald Cardrona Hotel over the past 15 months.
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Enjoyed Most: Relaxed atmosphere, very comfortable room and excellent food and staff
Martin Dec 01, 2015 Carlisle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: meals
Other Comments: staff friendly
Alan Nov 27, 2015 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room and the view were excellent. Whole experience lovely
Marion Nov 23, 2015 Midloathian, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Company and room upgrade.
Other Comments: Mobile phone coverage is awful/non existent. Breakfast was haphazard, no orange juice, backlog with tea/coffee and toast!!!!!!
sharon Nov 16, 2015 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: food was good,room was fine and staff friendly but wasted by overcrowding.Hotel is not designed for the large number of guests it had on sat night
Other Comments: it was far too busy .No doubt because of travelzoo excellent offer the hotel was overcrowded.No seats in bar .Earliest we could get a table for dinner was 9.30 in evening etc
fraser Oct 30, 2015 Motherwell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Location and rooms.
Other Comments: We booked a DBB break. We were unable to take dinner in the restaurant as it was fully booked until 9:30pm. This appears to be a common problem having how reviewed previous comments on trip advisor. The only option was to eat rather mediocre, over priced bar food in the corridor between the bar and the restaurant. This was not what we reasonably expected. The receptionist told us that it is a very busy restuarant and that we should have rebooked. Not very sympathetic or helpful. Very disappointed. Perhaps travel zoo could add something about prebooking dinner into your travel notes should you offer DBB breaks at this hotel in the future.
James Oct 28, 2015 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Comfy rooms and the little extras on room
Other Comments: All my family enjoyed overnight stay very comfortable 9 year old loved the pool and staff were so good
Rachel Oct 28, 2015 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Food was excellent. Good atmosophere, nice room and lovely views.
Other Comments: Spa appointment could not be booked online with the discount offered, had to phone up but getting the discount was not a problem. Not too keen on the main bar area being in beside reception as space felt a bit cramped as the hotel was very busy but got a seat without a problem and staff were very helpful.
Mara Oct 26, 2015 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely room, food, staff and a very enjoyable experience
Jackie Oct 26, 2015 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The quiet room. However the mattresses require to be renewed.
Other Comments: Did not use it.
Sandra Oct 22, 2015 Glasgow, United Kingdom

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