Monday, 19 June 2017

The Tinto Hotel - Biggar - Review

On our recent trip to the Scottish Borders one of the hotels we stayed at was the Tinto Hotel. Set in 5 acres of gardens and surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside it is a perfect place to take a break and enjoy the peace and serenity of the area. The hotel also has dog friendly rooms so perfect if you want to take your four legged friend and ramble along one of the many walks which are recommended by staff.


One of the first things to hit you when you walk through the door is the magnificent architecture and stunning staircase, all overlooked by a large stained glass window.


The Grandfather clock immediately caught my eye, elegantly tall and slim with its large pendulum, they always remind me of the Secret Garden.


The room we stayed in at the Tinto Hotel was individually decorated to a high standard, clean and very comfortable. I loved the colour scheme it reminded me of heather on the moors.


Each room has a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee making facilities and a direct dial telephone.


My favourite item in the room was the luxurious velvet chair and footstool, I was so contented sat there with my cup of coffee it was hard not to dose off.


The bathroom was large and spacious with floor to ceiling tiles with a overhead shower in the bath. Sea Kelp toiletries were provided and once I had showered and dried myself on the fluffy white towels, I felt rejuvenated and ready to go for dinner.


As a starter we both chose the soup of the day which was tomato and vegetable. Full of chunky vegetables and the richness of tomato with added herbs and spices accompanied by freshly baked bread.  It was delicious but quite filling and a meal in its self.


My main course was haddock cooked in light and crispy beer batter served with mushy peas and lemon and tartare sauce. The batter on the fish was the best I have ever tasted and I did not think I would have room to finish the plate off but I did.


Hubbie being a steak addict opted for the sirloin steak which was cooked just the way he had asked. His words were "it melted in my mouth" so it must have been good. To round the meal off he has a sticky toffee pudding and custard and I had coffee.  I could not have ate another mouthful.


The next morning we enjoyed a full English breakfast with my favourite tatti scone, accompanied by toast, orange juice and fresh coffee.  There was also pastries, cereal, yoghurt and fresh fruit available.


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tinto Hotel and we will definitely be back to stay again if in the area, with such marvellous views it was perfect.  I would just like to thank all the staff for their help and ensuring our stay was perfect, they worked really hard to please everyone but also spent the time passing the time of day with useful information about the area.

Our visit was complimentary but all opinions are our own.

13 comments:

  1. What a lovely hotel with some amazing character features!. That grand clock in the photos reminds me of the one my Grandparents used to have that you could hear all over the house lol

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  2. This looks like such a lovely hotel and just the sort of place we love to stay with. So atmospheric and what wonderful views!

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  3. I need to get my ass down to the Borders. Love the views here.

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  4. What a beautiful hotel. I like their range of food and range of furnishings, it looks lovely x

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  5. I've never been to the Scottish Borders (I will do one day!), but this hotel looks so traditional and quaint x

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  6. What a beautiful hotel. I do love ones that have a personal touch and this looks like a real home from home

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  7. The food look very tasty and the bedroom cosy. Nice place to spend a weekend.

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  8. I am planning a visit to the Scottish borders soon so this is a nice review and a great idea for me to consider and check the Tinto Hotel out. Love the size of the room

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  9. I love these older hotels they have so much character and I think they have extra space than more modern options now! looks like a great choice!

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  10. Ooh that fish and chips looks lovely!! It looks like a gorgeous hotel!

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  11. Love the traditional decor with that beautiful staircase and the grandfather clock. Food sounds fab!

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  12. The traditional decor is beautiful. The food looks tasty too.

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  13. What a lovely hotel, I love visiting the Boarders. Your meals look really tasty too xx

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