The Folly

1 Station Hill,North Berwick,United Kingdom

  • Experience World-class Service at The Folly

    On the East Lothian coast of North Berwick, The Folly situated opposite the West Links Golf Course. Dating back to the 1900s, this former fire station offers a bar for guests and a coffee shop. Within 5 minutes’ walk of the town centre and a 45-minute drive from Edinburgh, it provides free Wi-Fi. Each room a flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock and tea and coffee facilities. All have an en suite shower. Breakfast is included in the room rate. The Folly coffee shop serves a range of hot drinks, sandwiches, snacks and desserts and there is also a residents-only bar. North Berwick has a variety of restaurants, including Italian, Indian, Scottish, Thai and Chinese, within a 10-minute walk. This licensed bed and breakfast is a 12-minute walk from the Scottish Seabird Centre and 20 minutes from Glen Golf Club, with several other golf courses along this stretch of coast. The National Museum of Flight and the East Links Family Park are among the region’s other attractions within 15-25 minutes’ drive. Free parking is available opposite the property. The B&B provides a convenient stopover on the John Muir trail.


    • Fitness Facility
    • Internet
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Laundry Services
    • Television
    • Non Smoking
    • Bar
    • Breakfast
  • reviews

    • Not exactly a 195 per night hotel

      Reviewed 29 July 2019

      we booked this hotel for a night to play golf in North Berwick, the location is spot on, right next to North Berwick Links Course and also in the town, we arrived at about 2.30pm only to find the place locked up,, notice on door saying check in at 3pm - 10pm, not a great problem but inconvenient, check in was fine, staff no problem and courteous, but as a previous poster has said it is one huge DIY gone wrong affair,, it is simply out of context for the building and the Room rate 195 per night :-( we were shown to our room (2) which is built into the roof space, and being 6 feet tall it is a challenge to say the least, the rooms are tackily decorated with cheap channel lining all over the place. you also need to crouch down to get into the bath room and shower, they do supply shower gel etc, there is also a coffee maker in the room, we couldn't find many electric sockets to charge our phones etc, there is a small bar type reception, oh I don't know what it is but the prices are not a kings ransom so we had a couple of beers before going out for the night. breakfast in the morning was a bit all over the place,, no full English,, just a choice of bits and pieces of a full English,, I had bacon and eggs with a slice of toast,, it was fine no problems and tea was nice. overall I do not think the rate they charge is in line with the standard of accommodation they provide, but North Berwick is a busy busy place so its a captive audience. would I stay here again? unfortunately NO Sorry :-(

    • Worse than abysmal

      Reviewed 16 April 2019

      This place has been very poorly converted to accommodation from an old fire station. If you want to see how not to do DIY, this is the place for you. Arrived at 3:00pm, and were shown up to room 4. A room too small for a double bed, so had been placed at 45degrees to fit it in, and a low dormer ceiling so that you had to crouch to get to the kettle. A 5 light chandelier, in the room, with only 2 lights working. Asked to be moved into another room, but was told that it was fully booked. Eventually was allowed to move to room 5, which was marginally bigger. Wires and mirrors everywhere, cheap unfitted carpet, BBC1 completely pixelated. Breakfast served by 2 Spanish blokes who had never heard of poached eggs , put the icy on the cake of this Scottish Fawlty Towers. 95 for something that was worth less than half that. My advice, spend another 30 and stay at The Nether Abbey Hotel. Worst place that I have had the misfortune to stay in outside of Nigeria.

    • Nice place and does exactly what it says on the tin

      Reviewed 23 February 2019

      Stayed here on a Fri night and had a really nice stay. Decent accommodation, although fairly noisy with creaking floorboards and people walking by in the night, but the hosts were nice and would do anything to make your stay enjoyable. Breakfast was really good too.

    • Great wee quirky place

      Reviewed 27 January 2019

      Stayed for 2 nights, staff friendly, welcoming and helpful. Room small but nice and clean, comfy bed. Good range of coffee/tea pods in the room. Bedding smelled lovely and fresh. Nice surprise to see shampoo, shower gels etc. Great location just a few minutes walk from shops etc and a very short stroll to the beach. Parking just across the road. Good breakfast choices and flexibility. We will definitely be back. Thank you :-)

    • Two nights

      Reviewed 02 December 2018

      Had a weekend,in north Berwick ,stayed here before and enjoyed Nice room,clean and neutral decor Breakfast was very good Nice staff will stay there again; Sitting near the sea and golf course means its handy for all Room was a nice temperature tea and coffee machine.what more do you need.

      Kenneth H

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