We’re not out of the winter woods yet but spring is surely not far away.
Take up today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay with the Mercure Barony Castle Hotel and, no matter what the temperature gauge says, you can enjoy a toasty time in the hotel’s new thermal spa.
16th century tower house
Now a member of the Mercure group, Barony Castle Hotel & Spa was originally a 16th century tower house built by the Murrays of Blackbarony.
Sitting pretty in 25 acres of lush gardens, the grand exterior still looks like a fairytale castle but the Barony has been considerably altered since then. Not least in the introduction of all the modern comforts which you would expect to find in a 21st century hotel.
There is free high speed internet in all of the hotel’s 78 ensuite rooms along with satellite TV and a hot drinks tray.
This Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a one night stay in one of the hotel’s standard double or twin rooms. A full Scottish breakfast is served in the morning and you will also enjoy a delicious cream tea.
Guests will have full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities, including the brand new thermal spa. Here, you’ll find plenty to do with a swimming pool, heated loungers, sauna and spa bath just a few things to keep you occupied!
What’s more, there is a 10% discount off all ESPA treatments booked during your stay.
Mountain biking fans will know the fantastic Glentress woodland trails are a short drive away. The hotel has mountain bikes which are free for guests to use – perfect for exploring the trails in the hotel grounds.
There’s also a games room with a large screen TV, pool table and board games.
The hotel’s Blue Dug Restaurant is a contemporary space which plays with the building’s past history thanks to little touches like the antler light fittings.
If you choose to take dinner in the restaurant (not included) then you will be well looked after. Serving dishes from around the world, the restaurant has just been given a Healthy Living Award.
After eating, guests can enjoy a nightcap in the welcoming bar.
Easy to reach
Just over half an hour from Edinburgh, Mercure Barony Castle Hotel & Spa is not far from the main population centres of the Central Belt but its tranquil Borders setting will feel a very long way away from city hassles.
Previous guests have been very enthusiastic with the hotel staff often receiving special mention for the warmth of their welcome. This is what a recent guest had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Myself and my partner just back from the “castle” where we stayed for three nights in one of the suites. All I can say is that everything was excellent: the staff, the room, the food was to a very high standard in the restaurant. We relaxed in the pool and sauna and “pumped some iron in the gym”... All in all very recommended for a lovely relaxing weekend.’