Best Western Plus Philipburn House Hotel,  Selkirk

4.5/5  - based on 334 guest reviews.
Linglie Road, TD7 5LS, Selkirk, Great Britain - See map
+44 1750 20747 +44 1750 21690



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The Best Western Plus Philipburn House Hotel enjoys a peaceful and tranquil setting within 4 acres of beautiful woodland grounds and gardens. And soon, you could be enjoying it too! On the outskirts of the historic Border town of Selkirk, this centrally located accommodation is ideal for touring places of local (and arguably national) interest including Floors Castle, Dryburgh Abbey, Abbotsford House (home of Sir Walter Scott) and Bowhill House and Country Estate (home of the Buccleuch Family). Featuring 12 individually styled and intimately comfortable rooms, some with mezzanine floors and balconies overlooking the gardens, you'll have plenty of room for doing absolutely nothing, while spa baths offer a fast-track to feeling great! Family accommodation is available in the lodges and studio rooms situated in the grounds of the hotel, and whether it's a table for two or a family feast, our Restaurant features fine dining menus using the best of local produce! Enjoy fishing on the River Tweed or walking, cycling and game shooting in the heart of the Scottish Borders, and be our guest.

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Best Western Plus Philipburn House Hotel,Selkirk
  • 5
    « Amazing »

    This was a gift 2 nights dinner and breakfast. The Hotel is easy to find and we were able to park just outside. The room number 4 was a lot better than we could have expected. Split level gave you a bed area with balacony and wardrobe whilst below you had sitting area and a very large bathroom with a jacuzzi bath as well as shower. This is a deluxe room. Dinner whilst mid range for cost was worth it. Excellent quality extra effort made by the chef with presentation and good portion size. Breakfast was first class good selection from continental to full English as well as kippers, salmon and eggs benedict. Steve had poached eggs on toast which were nice and hot when they arrived whilst I had the full English. Choice of cereal, fruit, yoghurts, cheese, ham etc. Bread and cakes. Would I recommend- yes. Friendly professional staff and lots to do in the Scottish Boarders. Everything well maintained and that includes the grounds. We will return in 2017

    « Returning after many years »

    Had heard good reports so decided to try it for a Friday lunch - lovely setting,excellent gardens and a lot of money has obviously been spent on it by the new owners who arrived in 2007 just before the recession. A good unpretentious lunch freshly cooked with a glass of red followed by coffee but oh oh oh there was only one other table taken - what a terrible waste as this place really deserves more support and then the atmosphere would jump into life. Wish we could support it more - will have to return for an evening meal when it must be busier. A good venue for a wedding.

    « Outstanding service and accommodations »

    We were on a four day hike across the Boarder Lands of Scotland and one of our overnight stays was at this hotel. They welcomed us like family and made us feel special. The accommodation were outstanding.

    « Perfect wedding weekend »

    We booked the Philipburn for our wedding back in March 2015 and from the word go Marie and her team could not have been more helpful. We stayed the Friday and Saturday night with friends and family and everyone raved about how nice the hotel was. The food in the restaurant was excellent as was the breakfast both mornings. As for the wedding day it was more than we could have hoped it would be. The meal was amazing as was the service. We had some guests with dietary requirements and again this was no problem. The bedroom was very spacious and spotless. Can't wait to return. Definitely a hidden gem in the borders.

    « Delightful hotel »

    We stayed at the Philburn for one night in September 2016. We received a very friendly welcome. The food in the restaurant was delicious. The room was decorated to a high spec and extremely comfortable. The next day we were able to appreciate the lovely gardens and peaceful location.We'll definitely be back.

    « Fantastic Hotel »

    We recently undertook a little tour around Scotland and stayed at the Philipburn for a couple of nights. The hotel and its gardens are lovely and the staff superb! We ate in the restaurant both nights and the food was delicious with a great variety of choices available, the portions were also impressive. The hotel is ideally situated for exploring the area, we chose to visit Holy Island for the day, which was only a 45 minute drive but obviously Melrose, Galashiels and Dryburgh Abbey are a lot closer. We would definitely recommend this hotel and will be staying again.

    « great hotel in lovely part of Scotland »

    3rd time here, always a pleasure to come, staff caring and helpful, excellent food too. Weather can be unpredictable but lots of places to visit if it rains. Many good hikes around the area and not too far from Edinburgh if you want to see Scotland's capitol. A car is essential though there are some local bus services around.

    « Lovely It felt like centre parcs! »

    Beautiful little gem hidden in the woodlands! I was honestly so surprised by the room when I arrived for the price included breakfast! Very quiet and peaceful nights sleep. Would come back here again defiantly! I also ate in the restaurant and the food was gorgeous!

    « First Class Hotel »

    Only stayed for one night but from the moment we arrived nothing was a problem. We asked for a room change because of some stairs and were given a garden room which was lovely . We found the restaurant good with a large selection of courses and breakfast was also good . The standard of the hotel is high and all the staff helpful and friendly. Thank you for an enjoyable stay

    « Nice hotel for an overnight in the Borders »

    Staying overnight while attending a friends wedding anniversary. The room was comfortable, well looked after and with a nice view. The hotel is a nice building in countryside on the outskirts of Selkirk. (was some water infrastructure roadworks outside its drive). It is a Best Western. We didn't eat or use the bar as we were going out. A bit of a hoof into town (across the river and up a hill).

  • 2
    « Overpriced »

    Overpriced for the quality of the room, although the room was very big. Breakfast was included in the price of the room, which you'd expect for £150. An extra £6 was added to my room bill for two cappuccinos we had with the breakfast. Pointless additional charges like this are not a great idea. Food was poor also for the price.

    « Annual stay »

    Stay here each year for business use. I have had different rooms during my stays and enjoyed each one. The current room has split level room, bed upstairs, lounge downstairs. Jacuzzi bath is always a treat. Dinner is always a pleasure. Breakfast always welcome.

    « Flovent hotel »

    Stayed here last night and loved it ! The room was beautiful, the bar area very nice - cosy, dim lighting, the food was delicious and the staff friendly & efficient. It was a warm night however, and I think a fan in the cupboard (in the bedroom) to cool down the room would have been great!

    « Lovely comfortable separate chalet »

    Very comfortable and spacious with everything you needed room was like a small chalet Breakfast was nice with a good choice i had full English which was delicious my partner had scrambled egg with smoked salmon which he said was really nice

    « Short visit »

    Recently stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed every moment. This obviously well run hotel is ideally situated for exploring the Border region. Checking in and out was done promptly and efficiently by friendly and helpful receptionists. We had a nice spacious room, clean and well equipped, as was the bathroom. Breakfast has a large selection of freshly cooked items to choose from as well as a self serve choice of cold items. After ordering, the cooked breakfast is served quickly. For dinner we tried various courses over the two evenings, all were cooked to perfection, well presented and generous portions too. Desserts included freshly picked locally grown fruits. All of the waiting staff, morning and evening, were very efficient and attentive. There is plenty of reading material in the comfortable lounge area to browse through while enjoying an after dinner drink. The hotel has a good outdoor area where you can enjoy an afternoon tea and scone, when the weather allows it. In all, a good hotel with efficient and friendly staff, which I will book again for sure the next time I visit the area.

    « a very good experience »

    I booked this and paid using my tesco clubcard vouchers,it was for my birthday weekend. Although we arrived very late on Friday night, it was not a problem,our room was lovely and had a balcony with lovely views over the back garden. The breakfast was good and I liked that it was served until 10.45am, not sure about the lime marmalade with the kippers though! The restaurant food was also very good, staff very helpful, beautiful surroundings, what more can I say?

    « Lunch »

    My husband and I visited the Philipburn on one of the nice warm days of our summer. We decided to sit outside and enjoy the gardens. We had a very enjoyable lunch, two courses for a fixed price. The food and service was very good. Hopefully will return to try an evening meal as the menu and restaurant looked very enticing.

    « Nice Place »

    This was a nice hotel in good condition in Selkirk. The room was good for the three of us and dinner and breakfasts very good. We did however feel like we were being ushered to bed before 11am on a Saturday night and some requests could be dealt with with a bit more of a smile by some of the staff - the service maybe let things down a bit

    « Fantastic overnight stay for tour of the Scottish Borders. »

    Brilliant place, perfect location! We stayed in one of their lodges and it was absolutely beautiful, very modern and spacious. I wished we had been staying for longer, because everything was perfect, the location, the room, the people. I can highly recommend this place!

    « Fabulous room, staff, and local produce. »

    We have just arrived home after a weekend break at this fabulous hotel. The staff were very accomodating throughout, we had booked an evening meal but arrived later than expected and they happily moved our reservation to later allowing us chance to relax. The food was superb and the staff very helpful advising on the dishes when requested. They also have an excellent range of local beers and gins; the rhubarb and ginger gin was recommended and has become a favourite, the staff advising where I could buy a bottle locally! Breakfast was also excellent, a good selection and again local produce. Lots of info on the local area. Would definitely recommend.

  • 3
    « Second stay, book a deluxe room »

    This was our second stay at the hotel and it was OK. The grounds are lovely and the Koi pond was great, especially that you can feed the fish by getting the food from reception. That was very entertaining. The last time we stayed we had booked a deluxe room which was a duplex layout and very spacious. This time we decided to try a classic room and my husband and I banged our heads so many times! The roof slants in the bathroom and when trying to use the toilet or wash your hands and brush your teeth we would always end up banging our heads off the wall as we're not used to such confined and small spaces. The shower was literally a box, my husband could hardly move in there and I knocked my elbows off the walls trying to wash my hair. If you're going to have such a small shower then at least have the curtesy to provide somewhere for people to store their toiletries off the floor. My knees also took a banging every time I tried to get the shampoo or shower gel from the floor and my husband almost fell out the shower - which was quite comical but still... Besides the small pokey room and minuscule shower, the room was nicely decorated and modern. The food was not the best, Egg's Benedict is supposed to have a soft yolk and mine was overcooked on both days despite me requesting a soft egg. Also I would advise they reconsider their ridiculous tray charge of £5 per person to deliver room service. We were going to order some hot chocolates and deserts one evening but there was no way we were paying a tray charge of £10 just for that. Come on now. Other than that it was fine.

    « Amazing staff in a beautiful hotel »

    A group of 18 work colleagues doing a charity cycle relay, we stayed at this hotel on Saturday 2nd July. Right from the first enquiry the staff were fantastic, from sorting out various room and meal options to giving us a very warm welcome when we arrived, despite the fact that we were behind schedule and got there late. We had all pre-ordered a 3 course meal and after 15 hours on the road were really hungry. The food was served quickly, efficiently and by cheerful staff, despite our lateness, and best of all it was absolutely delicious. The hotel itself is lovely, well decorated and my room was a good size. Most importantly, the bed was extremely comfortable and the power shower great. The others in my group all reported how impressed they were with their rooms. To summarise, it's a small hotel, in a quiet location, offering quality accommodation and with a professional,helpful and friendly team who did everything they could to make our one night there enjoyable. I am more than happy to recommend this hotel.

    « Highly recommend »

    Lots to like about this hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff, attentive without being intrusive, which is a tricky balance, but they achieve it. Food in the restaurant is excellent, plenty of choice and quality ingredients well cooked. My room was excellent, in particular, a great shower (which is rare- so many hotels have showers well past their best!) and quality bed linen and towels. The grounds are lovely, plenty of places to sit and relax, and very well maintained.

    « Interesting historical hotel »

    We stayed in the hotel overnight and ordered dinner on arrival. The room we had was very comfortable, the service very friendly and the meal excellent. The hotel had an interesting history and would have provided nearby walks but we had no time or decent weather to enjoy the latter. I would highly recommend this hotel

    « Lovely country house experience »

    Very comfortable suite in a lovely country house setting. French doors from both our lounge and bedroom with views over the gardens. Free wifi and a large tv in our lounge, and a wide selection of books in the guest lounge by the bar, Excellent restaurant. Delicious breakfast, wide range of buffet items and a full Scottish cooked to order! Bar had wide selection of whiskies, and gins! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

    « Amazing New Years »

    My girlfriend and I decided in escaping the city for a new years eve and we stayed at this accommodation. The accommodation was first class and is on par with most of the top 5 star hotels in Scotland. The view from the bedroom was outstanding - we opened the balcony doors and you could see nature at its best. The night was great with a disco playing all the classic songs from the past and even did some Scottish dancing which when I seen the manager and her partner dancing away it encouraged myself and girlfriend to go up! We all sang, danced and had a great time! I'd love to go back here again specially for new years! Thanks to all who made it a new years to remember!

    « Amazing »

    Absolutely loved it. Stayed two nights in room two with my little girl and husband, so much room and lovely view of the pond. The staff bent over backwards to help us, so friendly and informative. We came for the sailing competition at st Mary's loch which is 15 miles away but the views are incredible. Had a fab time would recommend to everybody!

    « We'll be back! »

    My wife and I stayed at the Philpburn for 3 nights with a couple of friends while we investigated some of the historic sites and gardens in the Borders. The hotel was very quiet and we were upgraded to better rooms which was a nice start to our long weekend. With the exception of my wife's pheasant being a little dry, we all enjoyed our meals. Portions were hearty which meant none of us had room for dessert, but we'll make sure we have next time we visit.

    « Surprisingly good for a chain »

    This hotel offered a good sized room, and even though we were in the eaves, it was well designed. The bathroom was nice, with a good shower and was clean. The best thing about the room was the bed-it was enormous and really comfortable! With free WiFi, large tv and extensive library, there are things to keep you occupied. The staff were also very helpful and let us leave the car and use the lounge area after we had checked out.

    « Great Scottish Borders fairly central location. »

    Stayed for a weekend whilst touring, not realizing that we hadn't made arrangements for food. Absolutely no problem to set up B & B and Evening meal if required. Room on 2nd floor and no Elevator/Lift but room was very comfortable and clean, with plenty of local area reading material to help tourists. The menus for the Breakfast and Evening meals were very comprehensive and food presented was of excellent quality. Bar well stocked and again well presentable choices. Car parking not a problem. Hotel just to the edge of town and SatNav might be useful. Charges very reasonable.

  • 5
    « Exquisite! »

    We didn't stay here but we did venture in for dinner one evening and it was a most enjoyable experience from the warm welcome in gorgeous surroundings to the attentiveness and professionalism of our waitress, Emma. The food was delicious and presented so beautifully, all of us tasting each others meals, enjoying every mouthful. The only thing we were the teeniest bit disappointed in was the creme brulee, but everything else was exquisite! Thank you so much for a beautiful evening.

    « Weekend with friends »

    Lovely hotel with a super welcome after a long journey, absolute bargain for one night DBB for the 3 of us visiting Selkirk for an art course. The staff were lovely, very welcoming.The restaurant served nice food for our evening meal and we enjoyed after dinner drinks in the comfortable and traditional guest lounge. Next morning we were served a great breakfast, so much choice and traditional Scottish produce. A highlight of the hotel was the superb Gin menu. Caorunn Gin - my particular favourite!

    « Fantastic hotel .great food ,fantastic rooms , first class staff and management. »

    Had thee most enjoyable two night break in this fantastic hotel.The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was first class, the room was immaculate and each room has its own character. Id advise anyone to use this place for a relaxing and memorable get away . Easily the best Hotel i have stayed in and i have stayed in many !!. Thanks to all the staff and management .

    « Lovely short break »

    Just arrived home having spent two enjoyable nights at this lovely hotel. Standards at the hotel are very high but it still retains a friendly charm. It is in a lovely setting and the grounds are well tended and boast a large pool stocked with carp of various sizes, patterns and colours. The room which we had booked was on split levels and worth every penny of the small supplement that we paid.On the lower floor we had a large lounge area with a comfortable two seat settee as well as another chair,a glass coffee table and a large TV. It was tastefully decorated with quality fittings and soft furnishings. There was also a very large bathroom with soft towels and a good range of toiletries. Upstairs was a good sized bedroom with two comfortable twin beds.There was a set of french doors opening out onto a small balcony that I can imagine being very pleasant in the summer. We ate at the Hotel both nights and all the meals were cooked perfectly and well presented.Each morning we had an excellent breakfast which which we chose from the extensive breakfast menu and buffet selection. The standards set at Phillipburn House are exceptional and a credit to the owners and all who work there.I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation.

    « Short Break »

    Spent a short break in this hotel. Arriving at reception we were made welcome even being shown to our room. The room was modern, clean, with comfortable seating, large screen TV and with tea and coffee tray. The hotel was fitted out with a high standard of furnishings and facilities. The detail the owners went to make this a great hotel was exceptional even all the magazines in the lounge were the current editions. Staff were friendly and professional. The restaurant menu had plenty of choice and meals were well cooked and presented. An ideal base for touring the region.

    « A lovely hotel »

    This hotel was lovely and staff very pleasant. The food was excellent and piping hot. Only downside was Selkirk itself which was not the nicest of places especially with flood barrier works going on. It is a good base for the local area and there are many walks round about.

    « Awful »

    Over the weekend we had an SYP sitting in Galashiels and stayed here for 2 nights. On the Sunday morning we got up and left the hotel to attend the Sitting. However after arriving back to hotel to collect our things and check out, we were only just informed that you had to check out by 11 and were forced to pay money on the spot or we were not allowed to leave. Now, the council had paid for our stay in Selkirk. In fact, I am only 17 and the hotel took a minor's card details and proceeded to take 115 pounds from my account unauthorised. We were essentially held hostage. The woman at the reception had a horrible attitude and was rather intimidating. I found myself being stared down whilst my friend was outside trying to call people to help us pay to be released. The receptionist would not accept that the Falkirk Council was to pay for our extra stay because again we were not told of checking out times. In fact, the receptionist continued to put me on the spot by asking with a sarcastic tone 'What time did you expect check-out time to be?" and "You could have asked us". I am shocked by the service of this hotel and the fact I was held hostage and had my money taken from my account totally unauthorised is disgusting. I am still currently trying to deal with the situation and would not recommend staying here. Especially as a young person because they will take advantage and intimidate you.

    « Lovely weekend in the Borders »

    We have just come back from a weekend break. Beautiful, hotel, attentive staff and a friendly welcome. The food and drink was outstanding. Perfect base for walking and relaxing in the stunning Scottish Borders. Dog friendly hotel where if you take your dog you don't get a grotty room in the basement. Our spacious lodge had stunning views and plenty of room. It was immaculately clean and newly decorated. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing break or walking holiday

    « Beautiful hotel »

    A great hotel in a good location. Bedrooms very comfortable, with great food which can be eaten in the lounge bar or restaurant. Staff excellent. I have stayed here on a few occasions and each time I go back there have been refurbishments which help make a superb hotel excellent.

    « short trip »

    on our arrival at this hotel we parked our car and went to the reception where there was no one waited a while then saw a message that if no one at desk to lift phone and someone would get to us so did this and lady came down to book us in and show us to our room the room itself was a good size with 2 beds pushed together and a nice size shower and toilet off this every thng was nice and clean only thing that was a bit of a problem was the bathroom was cold even with the heating on , on to the room the tv was terrible it kept on freezing up as it must have been freeview . when we went down to the bar there was no one in the place and they did not have a good selection of draft beers think i saw 3 in total. when we sat down for dinner i would not say they had a great selection but was nicely cooked and tasty . the hotel itself was a bit out the way and if you did not have a car then it would have been difficult to get around but all in all it was a good little break but i would not go back to this hotel as there is nothing to do in the hotel it is just a place to sleep

  • 5
    « A Really Nice Place To Stay. »

    My wife & I had to travel to Edinburgh & thought it would be better to stay somewhere overnight, rather than worry about traffic hold ups etc the following day. We decided on Selkirk, as it would be about an hours drive to Edinburgh. Having checked reviews on TripAdvisor, we chose that Philipburn Country House Hotel and have to say we were highly delighted with our choice. The Hotel itself has plenty of character & set in its own private grounds. We stayed in a deluxe, split level double room, which was perfect, spotlessly clean & with everything you need for a comfortable & relaxing stay. We dined in the hotel restaurant for dinner & found the food to be delicious, of a high standard & reasonably priced. The breakfast was substantial & offered a very good choice. The staff were all excellent, efficient, very polite, helpful & appearing to take pride in what they did. We would highly recommend staying at the Philipburn Hotel as a place to stay for business or leisure. Best Western also offer generous deals for their reward points members, so it's beneficial to join the scheme for free.

    « Hogmanay Stay »

    Stayed in a lodge with family for New Year celebrations. On arrival the lodge was lovely and warm. Plenty of space and a small kitchen area for self catering. The lodge we stayed in was dog friendly. The hotel is very dog friendly. All the staff were very attentive to ensure everything was what you wanted/needed. The evening meals were excellent, especially the sticky toffee pudding. We had breakfast in the bar as we had the dog with us. A wide choice for breakfast and once again excellent quality. I would recommend this hotel and will return for another break

    « Heaven on earth! »

    Had an amazing break with my husband in this lovely hotel at the weekend . This was a gift from our son who knows how much I love Selkirk where I was brought up. The hotel is beautifully clean, very homely and relaxed with warm and friendly staff. The rooms are tastefully decorated. The food is amazing, best breakfasts we've had and the dinners were delicious? Nice relaxing lounge and beautiful surroundings. Will be back!!

    « Great weekend »

    An amazing hotel with the friendliest staff ever.The food is totaly delicious. Room spotless and very well furnished. Will I come back. Without a doubt. Great variety of different types of rooms to choose from.

    « Family & friends two days getaway »

    We had a wonderful two days away in Selkirkshire and a wonderful stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Philipburn Country House Hotel. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and provided excellent service. The lodge was very nice, very clean with comfy beds. The breakfast was excellent. All the family and friends enjoyed the beautiful scenery and fantastic walks and we would definitely recommend it.

    « Fantastic stay »

    Recently returned from a 2 night stay in the dog friendly lodge, a log cabin with all the facilities you could ask for with seemingly endless hot water! The lodge was cosy and comfortable, breakfast fantastic. Our waitress was patient and helpful, giving us information and tips. Ian the manager gave us a map of the local area and suggested a variety of walks to tire out the 3 kids and 2 dogs. An ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Would happily return.

    « Wonderful stay at Best Western Philipburn »

    Wonderful stay. Can't recommend the hotel highly enough. We had an absolutely beautiful room (room 3 I think) - big, spacious and very comfortable. Jacuzzi bath! Hotel in beautiful peaceful woodland setting. Lovely, friendly staff. Breakfast was great. Good value. Can't wait to stay here again.

    « Excellent hotel in the borders »

    Just returned from a 2 night stay at the Philipburn Hotel near Selkirk, really nice hotel, meals are excellent, well priced and loaded plates. staff were very helpful, nothing was a problem. Rooms clean and well appointed. Many thanks for a great stay, would recommend this hotel highly,

    « Dog friendly at its best »

    This was an amazing hotel to take your furry friends, the 2 dog friendly apartments to side of hotel are perfect, with patio doors to fabulous garden for dogs to have a fabulous time, we relaxed while they had fun. The hotel bar and restaurant was stunning, and the food was all local and fresh, particularly the breakfast where the variety and attention to detail was second to none. Although this hotel is a bit more expensive, would thoroughly recommend if you want to treat yourself and your dogs ????

    « Weekend getaway »

    We had a weekend away and found the hotel to be very welcoming. The staff were very friendly and provided excellent service. The room was very nice with an enormous comfy bed. The food was all very good and properly cooked. All in all very happy and would definitely recommend

  • 5
    « Food was delicious and perfectly cooked. »

    Really like the meals at the Philiburn, never had a bad meal. There was not a thing on the plates that was not well cooked and tasty, and no scrimping on the vegetables. The service was unobtrusive and even although the evening we were there it was quiet we were not rushed. Would thoroughly recommend the restaurant.

    « Philipburn country house »

    Just heading home from a two night stay that was a Christmas present we recieved. The hotel was of a very high standard and included everything you could possibly need. The food was excellent as was the service that we recieved from all members of staff. Would definitely return here.

    « Friendly staff and good food. »

    We had an enjoyable two night stay at the Philipburn Best Western. The staff were all very friendly and breakfast was excellent. We also ate one night in the restaurant which we also enjoyed. It was an internet deal so was very good value. The building is very old with character and we had a top floor room which was spacious and very adequate for our needs.

    « Great break in the Borders »

    Stayed in the Yair Lodge which has two bedrooms , sitting/dinning area with kitchen that has all the facilities for self catering, free Wi Fi and as a bonus is really dog friendly. Stayed at the Philipburn for 3 night nights at new year with family and black Labrador. The welcome we received when we arrived on a cold wet miserable Wednesday afternoon was really warm and friendly and the receptionist escorted us to our lodge even though we were over an hour early. The lodge was lovely, warm and welcoming and immediately gave a good impression of the hotel and the quality of service we could expect. We ate in the restaurant on two nights and this was one of the highlights of our stay excellent, on the third evening we attend the new year disco where again the food was brilliant and we all had a really nice time. We had three great breakfast's in the bar as the owners explained to us that we could bring along our dog who loved the experience. All of the staff we met were friendly, kind, attentive and hard working and genuinely appeared to enjoy working at the Philipburn (a rare experience in most hotels ). The owners are very friendly, approachable and are always available to chat and offer information on the local area which we found most helpful.They also love dogs very important for dog friendly hotels. We will defiantly stay at the Philipburn when we visit the borders again hopefully during the summer months as the location is ideal for visiting the Borders towns.

    « Scottish hospitality at it's very best! »

    Thank you all at the Philipburn Country House Hotel for making us feel so welcome! Your help when making our hotel reservation by telephone; your friendly smile and cheerful greeting on our arrival; your attentive service throughout our stay and the delicious meals you served to us in your comfortable restaurant made this one of the best UK breaks we have ever had! Keep up the good work and we'll look forward to staying with you again next time we're in Scotland.

    « Fabulous Hotel »

    We were lucky enough to be able to stay two nights in the Honeymoon suite, gorgeous room with massive four poster bed, double shower and jacuzzi bath. There was also a seating area with a huge flat screen TV, the room was absolutely spotless and bed linen crisp and lovely. We ate both nights in the restaurant and the food was delicious with an excellent selection of wine available. Breakfast was also very good with an excellent selection and really good service. The receptionist that booked us in was very chatty and friendly and made us feel very welcome, the owner of the hotel gave us some Wonderful details of local history and places to visit which we really appreciated, the hotel is a 10 minute walk from Selkirk which is a lovely little Town but doesn't have much in it. Hotel is great though and would Love to visit again, maybe in the summer when we could appreciate the lovely gardens surrounding the hotel.

    « Perfect Wedding Reception »

    We held our wedding reception here on 17th October 2015. Both ourselves and our guests thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The food, both the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet, was enjoyed by everyone and we had many guests complimenting the standard of the food throughout, during and following the event. Marie and her team were very professional in the lead up to the big day, and on the day itself. Nothing was too much to ask; they ensured that the day went ahead with no hitches whatsoever and took (most!) of the pressure off of the bride and groom. Our honeymoon suite was also amazing - complete with a four poster bed, jacuzzi bath, his/her sinks and a double shower. Very comfortable. Also, Philipburn has very picturesque grounds for wedding photos and we would highly recommend here for your wedding. The (new) Mr & Mrs Callachan

    « weekend trip »

    We spent a very comfortable weekend in a marvellous bedroom in lovely surroundings.The lounge was very comfortable with plenty of reading matter and brochures of surrounding area. The person who greeted us on arrival gave us lots of information about Abbotsford House. The garden pond was well stocked with a variety of fish. The autumnal colours in the garden were spectacular.

    « Off the beaten track »

    Booked two nights so that we could travel the new train line up to Edinburgh and back. Followed the satnav directions which ended with a "in half a mile turn right off road"! Lovely spacious garden room allocated with a king (two 3/4 beds bolted together) and two twin beds in a separate room. The twin room is small and the beds placed head to head. Bathroom clean and with everything you need for a couple of nights stay. Inclusive breakfast very good. A wide choice of cereals and cold meats/ fish and fruits together with lovely cakes. Freshly cooked breakfasts available, again great choice from the usual bacon, egg etc to smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Good place to explore the area from.

    « A life saver for very tired, stressed travellers »

    After visiting friends in Scotland during a recent break to northern England we attempted to make our way back to our planned accommodation however the weather was making it a rather stressful and tiring journey. Rather than continuing and potentially getting lost in the dark we tried calling a few hotels after finding ourselves in Selkirk at around 9.30pm. A very helpful and friendly lady answered the phone and informed us that there was a dog friendly room available and helped work out where we were and how to find them. Friendly greeting on arrival and was shown to a lovely room, with a very comfortable bed. Lovely and peaceful outside leading to a great nights sleep meaning we could carry on our journey refreshed and happier the following day. Based on the few hours we were there and the wonderful service we received, we have already bookmarked the webpage in case we ever decide to head in that direction again.

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    « Delightful Surprise! »

    Having had recent bad experiences of Scottish hotels we did not have high expectations for this short break. However, we were proved wrong and had a lovely time staying in the Borders last week. The hotel is located on the outskirts of the town. It is small and comfortable. The restaurant has a good selection of dishes to suit all tastes. The venison sausages and Bailey's creme brulee in particular were very good. Although the hotel is not big there was a large choice at breakfast including a super full Scottish which my husband really enjoyed. The hotel could improve breakfast by providing cafetieres or better still having a coffee machine, where guests could choose coffee of their choice. Service was always friendly and efficient. Our room on the second floor was large, clean and had a huge bed where slept very well. A top sheet on the bed would have been welcome and I'm sure would have been provided if we had asked. The bathroom was adequate but was in need of updating. As we discovered Selkirk is a convenient town to explore the Borders from and the Philipburn is an ideal base. We have a very short list of hotels which we would return to and this hotel has just been included!

    « A pleasant stay »

    Stayed a couple of nights in October, while visiting our daughter who lives nearby. Staff were pleasant and helpful, welcoming us to the hotel and showing us to our suite. Very comfortable, clean and nicely furnished. Very comfortable beds which meant a good night's sleep. Friendly but unobtrusive staff; will recommend and may well be back. We didn't eat dinner in the hotel on either night, but enjoyed the buffet breakfast as well as the cooked version (bacon & egg etc.). The pond full of koi carp at the front of the hotel was a lovely feature.

    « Really Pleasant Suprise »

    Booked this super last minute .... And was apprehensive but absolutely no need. Shown to a Garden Room- very recently refurbished and finished to a very high standard superb room. Decor lovely clean and bright, TV on wall large enough to see and able to manoeuvre on wall mount. Staff really friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Food in restaurant good if a little pricey. Would stay here again most definitely

    « Nice staff and location but disappointing room and restaurant »

    The hotel is located in a nice area, though when we were there, there was a lot of road work going on and many detours, making it difficult to find. The restaurant was very disappointing. Food was not tasty and it was a bit overpriced compared to others in the area. The room was adequate. Found the mattress not very comfortable. Nice bathroom.

    « Perfect »

    ".........Just stayed for one night, lovely rooms, beautiful surroundings, delicious food. Will stay again with the family if in the area again. Staff friendly and helpful. Easy to find with all the added extras for a super stay. Dog friendly too. "

    « Wedding venue and accommodation »

    We stayed last weekend after attending a family wedding in the hotel on Saturday. The ceremony took place outside in beautiful sheltered gardens and was followed by a lovely meal and dancing in the function suite. Throughout the day the staff were very attentive, helpful and friendly especially to a disabled family member who was attending the wedding but not a resident. We stayed in one of the garden studios, room 14 and it was fantastic. The only one fault we found was there was no milk in the tea tray in our room. Breakfast was good, we weren't hurried out for them to set up lunch and nothing was too much trouble. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel.

    « Complacent attitudes, take the customers money And run comes to mind. ! Not impressed ! »

    A staying for long weekend, breakfast services slow, staff seemed to not understand our wishes, all family tables unhappy with service and attitudes. , unfortunately some people do not understand that customer is always KING No matter what,that is if we want to stay In business.. High tea, Afternoon tea, means just that not crusted sandwiches on plates, dey !!!! no thought whatsoever! Very disappointed , shudder to think what they would have been like an hour and half later when they should have been served,!!!!!, timetable gone haywire !n!


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The north. Follow A7 signposted Galashiels/Hawick. As you approach Selkirk take the right turn onto Selkirk Riverside. At the T-junction, turn right until reaching the next T-junction. The Best Western Plus Philipburn House Hotel entrance is opposite. ·From: The south. Follow A7 signposted Galashiels. Upon entering Selkirk town centre follow A72/A707 Peebles/Moffatt until reaching the T-junction. The Best Western Plus Philipburn House Hotel entrance is opposite.