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Our selected hotels in East Lothian and Edinburgh:
Marine Hotel North Berwick - Marriott Dalmahoy - Guesthouses

Marine Hotel North Berwick****

Overlooking the fine golf course of North Berwick, MacDonalds Marine Hotel is perfectly placed for golfers visiting this part of the golfing world.  It is also a very comfortable hotel that has had a lot of money spent on it over the last few years bringing it up to modern standards yet retaining pride in its tradition and that of this renowned golfing town.

The bedrooms are a good size and many look out across the 16th Fairway to the sea (please request a sea-view room when booking, for which there is a small supplement).

The reception, bar and restaurant have all been decorated in muted colours that gives the Marine Hotel a very Golf Club like feel about the place.  The restaurant is excellent and serves traditional Scottish fare - all of which is sourced as locally as possible.

For additional relaxation (or exercise) there is a medium-sized indoor pool plus a salt-water hydro pool, gymnasium and a full range of spa treatments available in addition to the various saunas and steam rooms.

Should you wish to venture out of an evening, the town is only a ten-minute stroll away or the Concierge will gladly hail you a cab.













Greywalls**** - Muirfield

Tucked away beside the Muirfield Clubhouse is the cosy little Greywalls hotel.  Much more of a country house than a hotel in truth, Greywalls' intimate charm will wrap you in a cloak of Scottish hospitality and personal service from the moment you cross the threshold.

The bedrooms are traditionally furnished, each one different from the next in both shape and design.  There are some dedicated Single rooms too, which are great value for single-sex parties (or snorers!).

The tiny bar is the ideal spot for a drink before dinner in the Chez Roux restaurant (one of the best in East Lothian) or you may sit and sup in one of Greywalls' sitting rooms or library: like any country mansion worth its salt, there are plenty of softly-furnished withdrawing rooms to choose between.

Residents at Greywalls do have enhanced access to golf at Muirfield (notoriously difficult) with a few extra Tee-times reserved for the hotel.

A real 'home from home' for golfers in this part of Scotland - especially those that have fallen under Muirfield's spell.



Bellhaven Guesthouse

Backing onto the North Berwick Clubhouse is the cosy Bellhaven Hotel.  More of a guesthouse than a hotel as you will be looked after by the owners Eve and Dave Gerald in the comfort of one of their nine rooms.  Eve is an architect by profession, so the house has some nice artistic touches to its interior design and furnishings.  If you like a view (and don't mind low ceilings), then ask us to reserve the top room for you.

A good Scottish breakfast will be served to you each morning and for dining the variety of restaurants and pubs that North Berwick has to offer is on your doorstep.

 

Other Hotels and Guesthouses

There are also a number of other small B&B's and Guesthouses in North Berwick if you prefer that style of accommodation?  Just let us know and we can make a few suggestions for you.

Bellhaven Hotel - North Berwick
Bellhaven Hotel - North Berwick

The Open Arms - Dirleton
The Open Arms - Dirleton
The Open Arms - Dirleton
open Arms**** - Dirleton

Dirleton is a delightfully peaceful village that is wedged between North Berwick and Muirfield.  Overlooking the green in the centre of the village and opposite the caste ruins is the Open Arma - a charming boutique hotel with just 20 rooms.

Although not an old hotel by any means, its carefully styled interior is reminiscent of older, grander hotels - without the pitfalls of aged accommodation!

Bedrooms are not huge but large enough for Double rooms and bathrooms have recently been refurbished.

The Open Arms prides itself on its cuisine and is well known amongst the locals of Gullane and North Berwick.  So you are assured of a good dinner in the main library-style restaurant, out in the conservatory or for small parties of a dozen perhaps the private dining room?

The Open Arms - Dirleton
The Castle Inn - Dirleton

If all you need is simple en-suite accommodation with a good bar and restaurant downstairs then the Castle Inn in Dirleton fits the bill to a tee.

Just six straightforward rooms over the pub, the Castle Inn is a cosy place with real ales (unusual in Scotland) and great food.  There is always a good selection of fish on the menu, along with steaks and traditional homemade steak and kidney pies, fish and chips, et cetera.


Marriott Dalmahoy
Marriott Dalmahoy
Marriott Dalmahoy
Marriott Dalmahoy
Marriott Dalmahoy
Marriott Dalmahoy****- Edinburgh

If you would like to stay closer to Edinburgh, the Marriott Dalmahoy is over on the west side of town: so a little further from the golf courses strung out towards North Berwick. 

Marriott Dalmahoy

However, with two good courses of its own, full leisure facilities, it's a convenient place to stay.  Close to the airport and city centre too.

Marriott Dalmahoy
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Guest Comments

"As captain of the Horticultural Golfing Society I was absolutely delighted with our week at the Marine Hotel and all of the North Berwick golf courses.
Thank you ever so much for all your help with organising our event - never easy with 40 farmers to contend with!"
Mr. M. Dewhurst - Suffolk

"A brilliant trip overall.  Thank you very much for all your help - particularly in dealing with the multiple changes to the numbers attending!"
Mr. R. Morley-Jacob - London

 

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