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 deepest regret that we announce that we have chosen to close our hotel for a minimum of four weeks from Saturday 21st March 2020, following the Government's advice on 20th March.
This has been a tough, and somewhat regretful decision, but we naturally are guided to prioritise the health and wellbeing of our guests, staff and our wider community.
We sincerely hope that this closure will be short-lived, and that we will all ultimately benefit from making smart and appropriate decisions in the here and now.
Should you need to contact us during this period, the best way is through email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are sending you and your families our very best wishes for your health and well-being, and look forward to seeing you again soon.
With best wishes,
Management and all the staff at The Cross Keys Hotel