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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Selkirk Arms for a short three day break. We received a warm welcome from all the staff and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Food excellent, was nice to have a breakfast cooked from scratch. Room very comfortable. Would definitely recommend

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Keswick
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed using a Travelzoo deal and it was fantastic. The hotel is centrally located. It is kept in excellent order. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is really really good from the substantial breakfast to the beautifully cooked and presented evening meals. Highly recommended.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a pleasant surprise The Selkirk Arms was. The attractive exterior of the hotel was being freshly painted when we arrived and looked very smart and well cared for. The frontage belied the interior which was extensive with 16 bedrooms, dining room, lounge and bar. We were made extremely welcome by the reception staff and this was carried through by...

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ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear janetV1257RX, Sincere thanks for your wonderful review: I pop the most recent reviews on the staff board so that everyone is aware of how their efforts make that difference to our guests. You came away for a break and I'm just so pleased the accommodation, food, staff and location exceeded your expectations and you left happy - that is...

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd stayed here before so knew the food would be good, but adding in the opportunity to do some dark skies stargazing with an expert as well was unmissable. Steve Owens (@darkskyman) was our celestial guide and he arranged the evening sessions to take account of the rather wet weather on the first night, swapping the skywatch outing with the...

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ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Neil-Stanley, Thank you so very much : fantastic that you enjoyed the Stargazing weekend and all that went with it. Steve Owens has such complete knowledge and passion that even in the event of cloud cover, our guests still enjoy the talks and information and come away sated and, as you say, you have the daytime to do your...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a small but very comfortable room with well appointed bathroom. Shower was not the fiercest, but gentle and fine for us. Food was very good and service was excellent especially at dinner. Receptionists were also excellent. We enjoyed the small touches of fruit on the stair for guests to help themselves. Pretty garden and setting in the delightful town...

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ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Frances R, Thank you for your kind words and for rating us highly on food, accommodation and service. Our rooms are of varying sizes, (and shapes!), but we are refurbishing them with new Hypnos beds, Soak and Sleep linen and also a quirky new toiletry set - smells lovely. Please do come back and visit us again - there...

lochwinnoch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great overnight stay. Greeted by a warm friendly and professional welcome. Rooms were spacious, well appointed, comfortable and reasonably priced. We relished a fantastic dinner my favourite was the venison. Great breakfast of porridge and kippers washed down with plentiful freshly brewed coffee. Throughout our stay staff excelled in helpfulness and friendliness. Highly recommended. A rare combination of...

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ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear david b, Thank you for this review. Most of the Team have been with us long-term and they do a great job: I'm glad you found this and that they were a friendly bunch! I'm also delighted that you enjoyed your meals and were comfortable in your room. Thank you for this recommendation - we really are grateful for...

Kidderminster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights in February at a brilliantly low price thanks to a TravelZoo offer. I had read the reviews before booking so was expecting a decent standard and friendly staff. What a pleasant surprise that all of the good reviews turned out to be true - the staff could not do enough for you and were always friendly....

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ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jason M, We're working particularly hard at the moment making a few changes so thank you for this review, we're genuinely thrilled that you enjoyed it all. We're currently putting in new Hypnos beds, duvets and linen, refurbishing the ladies loos, re-carpeting throughout and adding the smaller touches like posher new glasses for a nice gin and tonic...... We...

Dollar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really friendly hotel, the staff are wonderful very helpful very friendly. We spent 2 nights here, the room was just right, the Scottish breakfast was delightful with vey big portions. We ate in one night and found the menu to be extensive and well prepared. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hoggan67, Thank you for this wonderful review: I'm delighted that you enjoyed your break in Kirkcudbright and here with us. The breakfasts certainly do set you up for the day. Great comments about the staff and food so a sincere thank you for this and we do hope to welcome you both back in the future. Kind Regards, Joanna...

Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just celebrated my 70th birthday with a dozen friends at the Selkirk and the evening went great. Pre-event, the staff were very accommodating regarding advance menu choices. On the evening itself we had a private lounge before and after dinner, which was taken in the Artistas Restaurant. The food was across the whole range of the menu and...

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ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Millside_Baker, Your review is fantastic to read and I have made all of the Team aware, so thank you. I'm really pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your evening. When we can, we use our Burn Room for parties to gather in for pre-dinner drinks and it's also lovely to return to after dinner for coffees and more...

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and a warm welcome; great double en suite room in separate annex; lovely breakfasts and a great bistro menu. The room was serviced every day; nothing was too much trouble; we will be back....!!

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ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear omipalone, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. Everything you have written is what we strive to provide: hearty food, welcoming and friendly service and comfortable rooms. We do hope to see you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us when we can assist you again. regards, Joanna Scott

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant
The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Scottish
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
17 Bedroom town house hotel. Privately owned and operated. 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and cosy lounges. Free Wi Fi throughout, all rooms en suite, 60% of rooms now fully refurbished.Ideal base to discover SW Scotland. Walking, fishing, cycling, golf or just relaxing and enjoying our award winning cuisine using the best of local produce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Selkirk Arms Hotel

Address: High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Kirkcudbright
Price Range: RM525 - RM613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Selkirk Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Best Western Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright Best Western
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“We were in room 6 which was small but comfortable. It was above the entrance door, no double glazing however the town was very quiet.”
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