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Crieff Hydro v Peebles Hydro

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SauvignonPlonker Fri 08-Jan-16 17:58:55

I'd like to take DP & kids away for the weekend at the end of the month.

Ideally, it would be Crieff Hydro, but on checking prices it would be £230 per night confused

I noticed that Peebles Hydro has been bought over by the same owners as Crieff. Plus they have a sale on so it's way cheaper.

Has anyone been to both & could help me decide if the extra money for Crieff is worth it? Or what Peebles is like? Cheers!

MuchasSmoochas Fri 08-Jan-16 18:03:32

Peebles is very down at heel whereas Crieff is swish. Have they done any of Peebles up yet? We were at both last year. Actually had a better time at Peebles as it was quiet, went to Crieff in the summer hols last year and queues everywhere, really slow service. Is it a big difference in price?

MuchasSmoochas Fri 08-Jan-16 18:10:55

Just looked at Peebles website, their signature rooms look like the general ones at Crieff. Yes it's a lot isn't it. Remember to factor in the six hours free childcare a day which adds up. Plus Crieff has more activities and free cinema. Both are great fun, kids will love it.

SauvignonPlonker Fri 08-Jan-16 19:11:50

Thanks for the fast responses!

Crieff Hydro would be £230, Peebles would be £164. So quite a difference.
We've been to Crieff about 10 times & love it, especially the free childcare!!

It's just for 1 night, so could survive without the childcare.

myotherusernameisbetter Sat 09-Jan-16 00:02:17

If you've done Crieff a lot then peebles might be a nice change? Never stayed in the Hydro but have stayed in the Macdonald hotel nearby. My DH is from the area so we know it well.

myotherusernameisbetter Sat 09-Jan-16 00:03:50

The food at the Crieff Hydro usually puts me off as it's pretty shit tbh. Have you thought about/looked at the Hilton Coylumbridge OP?

SauvignonPlonker Sat 09-Jan-16 07:49:18

We're in Edinburgh & it's only for 1 night, so Coylumbridge is a bit far. Had thought about Auchrannie but decided against for same reason.

There seem to be a lot of good deals on just now so hopefully something will come up.

Redglitter Sat 09-Jan-16 07:52:03

Crieff Hydro keeps advertising sale prices on fb have you checked then? I was at Crieff in November loved it but have never been to Peebles to compare it

SauvignonPlonker Sat 09-Jan-16 08:20:34

Unfortunately the sale prices are best during the week, and it's the weekend we need to go (DS is at school so no cheap mid-week deals for us).

I keep checking the website & hoping the prices will come down nearer the time. But I don't think they discount, or if they do it's literally the last minute.

myotherusernameisbetter Sat 09-Jan-16 09:18:31

Have you checked the MacDonald at cardrona? If it's just one night then they have a pool and you are handy for a wander round pebbles and right across the road from the mountain bike place and there are nice walks up there or take a wee trip down to innerleithen fir ice cream and some touristy stuff.

LizzieMacQueen Mon 11-Jan-16 17:53:15

Here's another one to try, Duchally which is very near Gleneagles so probably about 1h 15min from Edinburgh. There's a small pool, sauna, hot tub etc.

AmandaTanen Wed 20-Jan-16 20:02:24

You could always try the Murraypark Hotel in Crieff, it's owned by the hydro and you get full use of the facilities. I love the food there and it's quieter at nights so you get a better sleep.

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