The Cross Keys Hotel is superbly situated in the heart of Kelso's picturesque French-style cobbled square. The present hotel was built in 1769, but in other forms a Cross Keys hotel has occupied this site since the earliest days of Scottish coaching inns. An ideal base to enjoy all that the Scottish Borders has to offer, the hotel is situated in a peaceful corner of Scotland yet still within easy reach of Edinburgh and Newcastle, perfect for business and pleasure.
The Cross Keys Hotel provides a warm and friendly welcome to its guests and excellent service from attentive, friendly staff. The Cross Keys is family-run providing that personal touch that makes all the difference to guests. We take pride in welcoming and looking after our guests, book today.
Junior Suites, Classic & Standard Rooms
As you might expect in a building with such historic roots, and unlike more impersonal larger chain hotels, our hotel bedrooms are different shapes and sizes which adds to their individual character.
Rooms vary in size and outlook but are decorated to the same standard. There is free Wi-Fi access in all our bedrooms and complimentary mineral water. Our Junior Suites are large spacious rooms, many of which are capable of sleeping a family of up to 2 adults and 2 children. We can also offer a 2 bedroom family suite with interconnecting rooms and a shared bathroom.
“Perfect choice for group visit.
The Cross Keys was the ideal choice for my group of 33 gardeners to spend two nights while visiting gardens in the area. Liz Dyet was extremely helpful throughout and all the staff exceptionally pleasant and helpful.
Rooms and surroundings were comfortable, general atmosphere relaxing and food good with all needs catered for. Also perfectly situated for the shopaholic! ”
“High Tea Spectacular.
Our bus trip had high tea here and what a delicious choice it was.. The food was cooked to perfection and the helpings were huge. Breaded juicy Scampi or fish. Ploughman's ham salad, ham hand cut into thick juicy slices.
Or Steak and Ale pie. The freshest warm scones ever, and cakes in a lake of tea or coffee. Smiley, friendly staff who accommodated every whim. If you are planning a trip to Kelso or you are there for the day, make the Cross Keys your place to have a meal.”
Cross Keys is in the very heart of Kelso, being the biggest building on the old town square. The staff are warm and welcoming, the food is delicious and good sized portions, and the hotel is very comfortable.”
“Loved this place.
Stayed for 2 nights and totally felt at home there. Friendly, helpful staff and what a treat to actually get a really good nights sleep in a hotel bed! Decent food and even 'ice cream' at reception!! It gets a big 'thumbs up' from us!!”
It is with great pleasure that we can announce our plans to reopen the hotel and it's facilities from Friday 31st July.
We have spent a huge amount of time reviewing all of the relevant guidelines, and will spend the remaining period of closure putting all relevant changes into practice to ensure the hotel is opened securely, safely and legally.
We will publise an overview of the measures we have taken, but to reassure you from the outset:
As the phones lines are still unmanned, accommodation bookings are able to be made directly either through the website or by emailing email@example.com
Similarly, any restaurant bookings can be made by emailing the hotel through the above email address.
We have massively appreciated everyones support over the last few months, and very much look forward to welcoming our guests back upon reopening.