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The Central Guest House

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Flat-screen TV
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Central Guest House

The Central Guest House

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
51 The Square, Kelso, Scotland, TD5 7HF

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKelso Abbey3 min walk
  • Popular LocationKelso Racecourse3 min drive
  • Popular LocationFloors Castle5 min drive

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About this area


The Central Guest House is located in Kelso. Floors Castle and Smailholm Tower are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Borders Abbeys Way and Kelso Racecourse.

What's nearby

  • Kelso Abbey - 3 min walk
  • Kelso Racecourse - 3 min drive
  • Floors Castle - 5 min drive
  • Mellerstain House - 10 min drive
  • Smailholm Tower - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Tweedbank Station - 19 min drive


  • Queen's Head Hotel - 2 min walk
  • The Contented Vine - 2 min walk
  • Ristorante Italia - 2 min walk
  • Cafe U - 3 min walk
  • The Waggon Inn - 4 min walk

About this property

The Central Guest House

3-star guesthouse in Kelso with free parking
This smoke-free guesthouse features free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas. All 5 rooms provide conveniences such as microwaves and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, ironing boards and desks. Limited housekeeping is available.
The Central Guest House offers 5 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Kelso guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Family friendly

  • Microwave

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express

Property is also known as

Central Guest House Guesthouse Kelso
Central Guest House Kelso
The Central Guest House Kelso
The Central Guest House Guesthouse
The Central Guest House Guesthouse Kelso

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 15%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
If you wantca sleep. Dont go here
The entry to this property is via a spiral staircase. We were on the third floor which was totally inappropriate for us as we are in our 60s. The surroundings were very noisy from adjacent pubs and morning delivery vans. Room was very small and nothing like the pictures shown online. Plenty coffee, etc and a small fridge but all very cramped. Would i stay again. No
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I’ve stayed here several times, it’s a clean, safe and comfortable guest house. I was on the top floor which gives you great views over the cobbled streets but it’s 60 steps so you don’t want to forget anything and have to go back down again. Nice facilities in the room, fridge, microwave, plenty of tea and coffee. I’m already booked for a months time from now.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness
Handy to just pop in, no contact in these pandemicky times
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I’ve stayed here a few times, it’s an unusual set up, you get the front door code texted to you on the day, which all works fine actually. The room is fine, nicely decorated, the shower is ok. The overwhelming feeling I had was that it wasn’t worth £150 for 2 people for 2 nights, in October (out of season...& during a pandemic). Plus no breakfast. Great location for discovering the town.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020