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Hillcrest Guest House

4 out of 5 from 1 review
Coldingham Road,Eyemouth,Scottish Borders TD14 5AN

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7 years 1 month ago
Located just outside the centre of Eyemouth in the Scottish borders, it is only a short walk to the actual harbour and the shops.

We found this place on an internet search as we were unable to stay in our usual B & B. What a lucky find is all I can say.

The bungalow is the last one on the left hand side on Coldingham Road, smack opposite the police station and next door to the cemetery. It is very clean and we were welcomed by Anne, one of the 2 ladies who run the place.

It is tastefully decorated in whites/creams and pale colours with all rooms being en suite. It is small and friendly and there are only 4 rooms available. We had the king size room at the front of the house.
Oh..the bed..massive..and we were so tired when we got there after being up since 4.30am to drive to Scotland, then scuba diving (it is located only a few miles from St. Abbs) that the temptation was to shower and then fall into the bed....

The room has an en suite shower room, tiled like a wet room with a toilet and small sink and is also tasteful decorated..oh and a nice heated towel rail. There are also bottles of water and tea and coffee facilities as well as a welcoming pack of biscuits each to dunk in your drink. I am told there is a wifi connection there for those who need to take a lap top etc. There is a TV with a free view digichannel thing.

We were staying B & B, which is usually served between 8 and 8.30am, however they do have quite a few divers stay with them and diving is always dictated by the tide times and what time the skipper says, so if you ask, they will serve you breakfast at whatever time you request it.

The Kitchen is open with the tables located in there and a final table located in a small conservatory at the end..again, all done out in white and breakfast was cooked in front of you. Ann was very accommodating, offering juice, fresh tea/coffee, cereal and fruit and the full Scottish breakfast..even asking if you wanted extra eggs and extra toast. This is not a complaint as such, but the breakfast needed something like beans served with it just to provide some sort of moisture as bacon/sausage/black pudding/haggis, grilled tomato and tattie scone is quite dry, even with a fried egg. It was enjoyable though and in plentiful supply. I have never seen my breakfast cooked in front of me before.

Each guest was supplied with a key to the room and also a front door key. The location was ok..only a small walk into town but there was a lack of parking..just a small space on the road outside the house. We had loads of dive gear and we never like just leaving it on the street....but since it is smack opposite a police station and there is a cemetery on the other side..I think things will be ok. The only worry was that we might have nicked someone else’s space so we left a note in the car telling anyone where we were if we needed to move it.

Obviously there was no entertainment at night, but there are pubs in town and there is a brilliant chippy and ice cream parlour called McKays where you can get something to eat at a reasonable price. There are also chinese/indian restaurants and pubs about..but the town itself is very quiet.

Cost is £30 per person for B & B (so for me and Rob it was £60) and they do do a room with 4 beds in it, again for divers if necessary..they just swap all the beds round etc. Well worth the money I think.

Now we have found this hotel, I would definitely recommend it to anyone and will definitely be using it again.


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