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Overview of The Elphinstone Hotel

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

The Elphinstone Hotel

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMoat Park Heritage Centre3 min walk
    Popular LocationBiggar Gasworks7 min walk
    Popular LocationLittle Sparta12 min drive
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)49 min drive

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Family Room, Ensuite

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed OR 1 Double Sofa Bed

Double Room, Ensuite (Small)

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Ensuite

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Double Room, Ensuite

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area


Located in Biggar, The Elphinstone Hotel is in the city center. Local points of interest include New Lanark and Five Sisters Zoo.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Moat Park Heritage Centre - 3 min walk
  • Biggar Gasworks - 7 min walk
  • Little Sparta - 12 min drive
  • Dawyck Botanic Garden - 14 min drive
  • Falls of the Clyde - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Carstairs Station - 21 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 48 min drive


  • The Barony — 4 min walk
  • Cross Keys — 6 min walk
  • The Oriental — 6 min walk
  • The Mill Inn — 5 min drive
  • Laurel Bank — 6 min drive

About this property

The Elphinstone Hotel

3-star hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and a lobby fireplace are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hair dryers. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find coffee makers and showers.
The Elphinstone Hotel offers 11 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include showers. This Biggar hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Hair dryer
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed
Dogs and cats only

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

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 credit cards and cash; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Elphinstone Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Elphinstone Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Elphinstone Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Elphinstone Hotel?
As of Apr 19, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Elphinstone Hotel on Apr 26, 2021 start from $104, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Elphinstone Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, cats and dogs are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Elphinstone Hotel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Elphinstone Hotel?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The Elphinstone Hotel?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
Where is The Elphinstone Hotel located?
Located in the heart of Biggar, this hotel is 13.6 mi (21.9 km) from New Lanark and within 25 mi (40 km) of Five Sisters Zoo and Pentland Hills Regional Park. Livingston Designer Outlet and Rosslyn Chapel (Collegiate Chapel of St. Matthew) are also within 25 mi (40 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 74 out of 199 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 84 out of 199 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 199 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 199 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 199 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Staff fantastic but room allocated badly needs refurbished.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely little place we had evening meal which was gorgeous lovely and clean
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very good hotel for a stay
Very pleasant hotel in a very nice location with free parking. Staff were very polite at all times and very helpful and hard working. Our room was very clean but could do with a redecoration but the bed was very comfortable. Noise from adjoining room was heard as sound proofing probably difficult to achieve as an old building with plenty of character. Didn’t affect our stay but some may not like. My other family members stayed in room 9 outstanding room as was very large family room well decorated and comfortable. Food in hotel was top quality and I would recommend this hotel to anybody visiting Biggar it surrounding area. Thanks to the staff for a very pleasant stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

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