The Tontine hotel in Peebles was built way back in 1806 by French prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars.
Now an award-winning hotel, the Borders venue is more popular with those looking for a relaxing time than those doing hard time.
Give yourself some me time with today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay with a sparkling cream tea for two at The Tontine.
An imposing building on Peeble’s High Street, The Tontine has been awarded the Scottish Town Hotel Award at the Scottish hotel Awards three times, including at this year’s awards.
A friendly, family-run business, it is ideally located for a walking break; a visit to the Glentress mountain biking centre or fishing on the Tweed.
The offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
Included in this fantastic Big Deal is a glorious cream tea for two with a glass of fizz each.
This Big Deal is available seven days a week. Friday nights will be charged a supplement of £15 per room; Saturday nights £20 per room.
Equipped for great outdoors
The hotel has 36 comfortably appointed en-suite bedrooms, some with views of the river and Tweed Green.
All bedrooms are fitted with colour television, free WiFi, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and a welcoming tea and coffee hospitality tray. There is ample, on-site car parking which is free to residents.
The Tontine is very well equipped for guests who enjoy the great outdoors. The spacious garages ensure secure, overnight parking for mountain bikes, road bikes and motor bikes while the drying room is great for sorting out soaking gear.
Fantastic dining options
The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast and a sparkling cream tea for two in the Callants Lounge between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.
Guest who choose to take other meals in The Tontine will be spoiled for choice. As well as the hotel’s elegant Adam Room Restaurant, there is relaxed, informal dining in the contemporary setting of the Bistro.
Wherever possible, menus are inspired by the wealth of fresh, quality produce available locally throughout the Scottish Borders.
Smiling, happy guests
The Tontine has made lots of TripAdvisor reviewers very happy:
‘Great stay… Excellent comfortable rooms, overlooking the river. The food, both at evening meal and breakfast was excellent, big portions and well presented. What really made that bit special was the hardworking, friendly and helpful staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a great family-run hotel in the centre of Peebles.’
Christmas gift idea
With vouchers valid until the end of February 2015, this Big Deal with The Tontine could be used as a pre-Christmas stress-buster or as a welcome Christmas gift.
A little mountain biking expedition to Glentress would be the perfect way to blow away any festive cobwebs…