Welcome to Open Arms Hotel

The hotel is directly opposite 13th century Dirleton Castle with an open outlook to the village green.

After a long day on the golf course or a walk on the sea shore you can return to the relaxing atmosphere of our comfortable lounges with, in Winter, real log fires. In Summer you may choose to sit in the courtyard and listen to the birds. Whatever your choice, you may thoroughly enjoy an afternoon tea or drink whilst sitting back with a newspaper or book and allowing the strains of everyday life to ooze away. There are many places of interest in the area from some fascinating little shops to the Seabird Centre, the Museum of Flight, Dirleton Castle (of course!), Tantallon Castle and Edinburgh, which is only a thirty minute journey by a good train service or by car. The many golf courses offer play for most standards and there are delightful walks along the sea shores in Gullane, Yellowcraigs and North Berwick. Most of our twelve bedrooms are front-facing overlooking the Castle. We do, however, have four garden rooms, which are popular with those less fond of stairs and four-legged visitors, who are always welcome when well-behaved. All rooms have free wi-fi access. Our chefs take great pleasure in offering delicious dishes prepared with the best of local ingredients where possible and the busy restaurants are a testament of their skill. After dinner take time to relax with a liqueur or coffee in one of the many comfortable chairs or sofas in the lounges and think of nothing but a cosy bed and an excellent breakfast. We shall do our utmost to provide you with a relaxing visit so that, on departure, you leave much refreshed. We hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to our family owned hotel. Chris and Lyn Hansen                                                                                   Owners



JANUARY 18 – 31 FROM £62.50 (MIDWEEK)

 FEBUARY  4 -14 FROM £65,00 (MIDWEEK)

The above rate is per person, per night for dinner, bed and breakfast .

The above rate  is  based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room for two nights. Dinner is three course with coffee from our a la carte menu (supplements apply to our Prime Selection dishes only). Supplement for single occupancy from £25.00 Please view our sample menus.  Offer applies to new bookings only.


The Hotel will be closed from after lunch on 2 January 2019 until 6.00 p.m. on Friday 18 January 2019 for our  annual close-down for maintenance and deep cleaning.

If you wish to make a booking please either call or e mail as we will be answering calls and e mails.

Once re-open we will be fully operating as normal seven days/week and we look forward to welcoming you in 2019..

GIFT VOUCHERS – we are pleased to offer these for sale for gifts.  Please either call into the Hotel or telephone us and we will post out the vouchers.


ARE MOST WELCOME.  A charge of £10.00 is levied for a stay whether it be for one night or seven. It is very important that you advise us PRIOR to arrival that you are bringing a dog as we try to allocate an appropriate room.  Dogs are allowed in all of our lounges, but NOT in any of the restaurants or the Marquee Room if a function is taking place.  Obviously, Guide Dogs are exempt for these rules.   Owners are expected to ensure that dogs are on their best behaviour at all times whilst in the public areas and do not disturb other guests. A drinking bowl and small bag of treats await the arrival of your four-legged friend.


Click on the Party Menu button at the top of the page to view the menu, which changes each quarter and offers delicious seasonal dishes.   Great choice for an event.