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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at Melville Castle in October 2016 and had a great experience. The grounds were gorgeous and well kept, as was the downstairs interior. The rooms were basic but provided everything we needed. Staff was pleasant and helpful. We loved the downstairs bar/lounge, fit for grabbing a nightcap with friends or (as we did) reading in a cozy nook...

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Holywell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the venue. Staffed mostly by Eastern Europeans didn't reduce the service at all but did reduce the Scottish feeling I hoped to show my guest. Very enjoyable and I would stay again. Beware GPS users, my sat nav (quite an old one) took me into a golf course and we had to fid our way in brail from...

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Goa, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this wonderful property for New Years. It's a massive property and the hotel is away from any city noises assuring you of a calm and peaceful sleep. The staff are very friendly and helpful specially the front desk. The hotel is well maintained and very clean. The beds were comfortable to sleep on. There is a massive area...

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had our wedding here on the 29th December. Stunning venue, excellent staff, food and service and a fantastic day! The price was very reasonable. Melville castle offer some great winter and weekday package deals. Throughout the planning the wedding planners were fantastic with all the meetings and answering queries. On the day and night prior to the wedding the team...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

General:- My fiance and I booked a 'classic double room with breakfast' via Laterooms.com, costing £169 for one night tonight (Saturday 31 December). My partner was unable to pay via his card when he booked the room so the Receptionist advised via email that we were able to pay upon checking out. We are a quiet couple who had the...

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6Thank Emma P
london
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

from the minute we arrived i knew we were in a lovely place the reception staff were friendly efficient and always helpful the rooms were very inviting and kept spotless the atmosphere in the hotel is excellent lovely bar area and the food in the dungeon resturant is fantatstic we had christmas dinner there and it was excellent great value...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

" Amazing!" That's the best way to describe our family Christmas Day meal here ! Arrived at 2.15pm for arrival drinks and canapés, served by wonderful staff that made us very welcome, We were then taken into such a stunning room and shown our table, The room had a good buzz , with all the other family's obviously enjoying themselves,...

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Manager M, General Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to writing such a great review. I am so pleased that all your family enjoyed their Christmas Lunch. We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon. Happy New Year to all the family. Ian

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Melville Castle was the perfect picturesque place to stay slightly outside of Edinburgh for a castle experience. There were just enough modern touches to make people feel at ease, and just enough authentic castle qualities to make it feel almost authentic. WiFi was provided, so it was easy to stay in touch with people and plan activities in the city...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good friend of ours bought us two nights here for my partners birthday last year. We came with mid range expectations, with Castle in the name, we thought it may go either way. Safe to say though, we were impressed upon driving up to the main entrance. Set in a spacious area, border lined with trees and an almost...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Melville castle. Yes it's pretty but the facilities are poor and it's very tired. We were staying here to attend a wedding on Saturday, on arrival the staff were good, the room looked okay. We did later discover a plug full of hair, a dirty sink (black splash marks all over it), no loo roll and a broken bed. (2...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Melville Castle, once home to the influential Dundas family, is set within a 50 acre estate of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river North Esk. Located just 20 minute drive from Edinburgh’s city center this luxurious castle offers the tranquility of a country setting on the doorstep of this thriving city. The 32 classically styled bedrooms offer all the luxury & comfort you deserve and our friendly team will take pleasure in catering to all your requirements during your stay. The Castle provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation and there are a number of award winning and highly recommended restaurants within 5 minutes drive. At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle was commissioned by the first Viscount Melville in 1791 for entertaining, which it continues to do to this day. We have ample free parking and a frequent 24 hour bus service to Edinburgh from the bus stop at the Castle Gates. Complimentary city maps and bus timetable are available at reception. Whether lounging with a drink next to a crackling fire in our library bar, or relaxing over a game of croquet on the lawn, we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us! ... more   less 

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Address: Gilmerton Road, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
Price Range: $94 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melville Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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“It is worth paying extra for a room overlooking the front gardens. the back rooms look over the car park”
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