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A Traveler's Guide to the Best Hotels in Melrose, Scotland




Have you been thinking about visiting Melrose in the Scottish Borders? It's a hidden gem that often flies under the radar in Scotland, especially since Edinburgh takes most of the attention in the media.


There are so many things to do in this beautiful area of Scotland such as visiting the Melrose Abbey or Abbotsford House. The questions is where to stay, when you book your trip?


Here is our choice of the best hotels in Melrose, Scotland.




Boutique Bed and Breakfast: Bowden House B&B


The award-winning Bowden House in Melrose is the perfect place to spend a night when you plan a trip to Melrose in the Scottish Borders.


It is located directly on St. Cuthbert's Way in the small village of Bowden, just a short drive from the town of Melrose.


The country house dates back to the early 19th century and is full of charm. A beautiful garden and stunning views over the Borders' countryside complete the old-worldly uniqueness of the interior of antique furniture and lovely artwork.


The boutique hotel has three individually designed bedrooms to choose from with a 2-night minimum stay (even though you'll want to stay much longer than that):

  • The French Deluxe Room

  • The Rococo Room

  • The Mahogany Twin Room

Each has spectacular view of the countryside and garden with free Wifi access throughout the house.​ There is a big gated courtyard for private parking on the property.


For the Adventurer


If you are an avid adventurer, you'll be sure to love our place as one of the best rated hotels in Melrose, Scotland.


We provide secure storage for all sports equipment whether you are into golf, cycling, walking or fishing. There is even a drying area if you should get soaked in the Scottish weather whilst cycling, walking or fishing!

To ensure that you can enjoy your days outdoors, Bowden House Boutique B&B offers packed lunches and dinners upon request.


Prices and Offers for Bowden House Boutique B&B


When you want to visit Bowden House and make a booking, all you have to do is contact us with your desired dates and stating what room you would like to stay in. However, make sure you do this in plenty of time before arrival to avoid disappointment.

Booking a room at our award winning guest house is perfect for a romantic getaway for couples! We offer vouchers for any occasion and discounts for stays at various periods of the year. We are happy to arrange a special something you may wish to have in your room upon arrival, such us bubbly, flowers or cake - perfect for any special occasion you want to celebrate.


Stay in one of the Best Hotels in Melrose, Scotland


Being one of the highest rated hotels in Melrose on TripAdvisor and voted best Boutique Bed & Breakfast in the Scottish Borders 2022, we are proud to provide truly personal service for our guests. We are happy to assist you with dinner and taxi bookings, arrange tickets for attractions and advise you where to walk, cycle and golf. A large selection of walking and cycling guides is available at our premises.


If you need any advise concerning your stay in Melrose, please contact us to book a room for your stay! We can't wait to welcome you.

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