The former De Vere hotel had £400,000 spent on the transformation to the 4-star Mercure Eddleston Barony Castle Hotel and Spa by Prestige Hotel Management. With new bedroom suites and additional leisure facilities, the hotel now boasts an indoor pool, gym, spa, sauna and five-a-side football pitch and rope course.
The redevelopment has furthered the 78-bed hotel‘s reputation as a great wedding venue, and the idyllic Scottish landscapes meet outdoor enthusiasts’ needs with archery, quad biking, laser pigeon shoot and mountain biking all available nearby.
John Shevlin, operations director for Prestige Hotel Management at Barony Castle explains that the redevelopment has brought with it exciting times, saying: “We have worked hard to refurbish the hotel, keeping its traditional Scottish Baronial features but incorporating a modern, contemporary design and additional facilities.
“We are really excited about the new look for the hotel. I have previously managed a Mercure hotel in Aberdeen so I know the brand extremely well and we are looking forward to being part of the Mercure network,” he added.
Last month, the hotel was awarded B-listed status by Historic Scotland, and is located only 17 miles south of Edinburgh, in 25 acres of gardens and mature woodland, complete with an original 16th century stone altar.
Jonathan Sheard, managing director of operations, at MGallery and Mercure Hotels for UK and Ireland, said: “The castle has kept its traditional feel while the refurbishment brings it up to date with all the modern facilities guests need. We are very pleased to add this hotel to our fast growing network of midscale hotels.
“We believe that Barony Castle Hotel and Spa has the quality and ethos to thrive as part of the Mercure brand. All the people involved are passionate about the hotel and the local area,” he commented.