Rich in history and character, the Tontine hotel in Peebles is over two centuries old, having been built by French prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars. Merci, copains.
The award-winning Borders hotel is now a popular destination for visitors exploring the rolling hills and historic sights of the region.
Today’s Big Deal offers a relaxing overnight stay in this elegant Peebles landmark, with a bottle of wine included.
A distinctive and imposing building on Peebles High Street, The Tontine has picked up the Scottish Town Hotel Award at the Scottish hotel Awards on three occasions, testament to the friendly, family-run establishment’s flair for traditional Borders hospitality.
Available seven days, the Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay with a full Scottish breakfast. A welcoming bottle of wine is included in the offer.
There is a £20 supplement per room for Friday night stays and £25 for Saturday night stays. You can also choose to upgrade to a classic room for £15.
The hotel has 36 comfortably appointed en-suite bedrooms, some with views of the river and Tweed Green. All bedrooms have colour TV, 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.
A supplement of £10 per night is payable for stays during the months of November and March.
The offer includes full Scottish breakfast. Guests choosing to dine in The Tontine can choose from the elegant Adam Room Restaurant or the informal, contemporary setting of the Bistro.
Varied menus are inspired by the wealth of fresh, quality produce available locally throughout the Scottish Borders. Meats come from Lauder and St Boswells; fish from Newhaven and Eyemouth; vegetables from East Lothian and soft fruits from Perthshire.
Out & about
The Tontine is the ideal base for exploring the Borders. The historic towns of Melrose and Jedburgh are within easy reach and outdoors activities abound. The Glentress Forest mountain bike centre is close by, offering a variety of challenging trails.
With notice, the hotel can arrange golf, bike hire, fishing tuition and many other sporting activities.
The Tontine has earned plenty of enthusiastic recommendations on TripAdvisor, including the following:
‘Absolutely fantastic for facilities, food and, most importantly, for guest support by all staff. Highly recommended.’
‘It was every bit as lovely as we hoped it would be. The staff are welcoming without being over the top and everything is run and maintained efficiently.’
‘We had a lovely river view. Nice en-suite bathroom which was also very clean. Breakfast was yummy with plenty of variety. Very good vegetarian cooked breakfast option and fresh croissants.’
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2019, this Big Deal with The Tontine would be a welcome Christmas gift.
Or treat yourself and look forward to a break for the Borders and maybe a little hiking or mountain biking as an antidote to festive excess.