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The Witchery by the Castle

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   The Royal Mile | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland (Castle/Royal Mile/High St)
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Ranked #110 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay - the place is expensive, but the location is exceptional and must have cost a fortune to buy - let alone convert. We stayed in the Guardroom suite - 5 distinct rooms, bedroom, bathroom, lounge, reception room and a hidden kitchen. The suite was quiet and quirky, and pretty comfortable. The buffet breakfast was very good and it was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Old Rectory suite at the Witchery for one night as a birthday celebration. The room itself was magnificent. The decorations were incredible and the atmosphere breathtaking. This particular room was chosen because of the 2 person bath and it was well worth it. I would definitely recommend this for a romantic getaway (maybe not as a... More

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Basildon, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Witchery for a couple of nights for my wife's birthday treat, and stayed in 'The Armoury' suite. Firstly, a couple of small adverse comments - a) some of the wooden wall panelling was coming away, and needs a little bit of TLC, and b) the shower unit above the old fashioned bath just did not do the job.... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, good food and best service you could wish for but it's very expensive and not sure if the food lives up to the price tag, obviously paying for the name an experience, fantastic building and location.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in The Turret recently and we just loved it. The suite was amazing, gothic and romantic! The continental breakfast served in our room was very tasty. We would highly recommend it and certainly hope to visit again.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last 3 visits to Edinburgh have not been without a trip to the lovely Witchery, even if it means dining at 5pm. We prefer to dine in the dining room rather than the secret garden as it's much more intimate and has a better atmosphere. If you are visiting Edinburgh you have to experience the fine dining of the... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location by the castle. Meals over priced for small size portions. My husband had the 3 way pork with chips - small portion - we ended up going to pizza express immediately after, Paid £84 for Main course only - seafood platter, pork with chips, 2 glasses house wine and 1 coke. Staff nice and attentive, but portion sizes... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superbly romantic and magical setting with fab food and exceptional service. We ate in the Garden Room and although the stairs were tricky with heels the decor and ambiance was mesmerising. Although pricey its well worth the money as the experience is truely memorable.

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Dundee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the second you step into the passageway leading off the royal mile you will be transported to the most magical place in Edinburgh. I have stayed at a few top class hotels around the world but this one tops them all. If you remember the Hammer films of the seventies you cannot help but feel like you are in... More

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Widnes
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The one night stay in the Turret Suite and meal in The Witchery was a Christmas present from my wife and I feel well and truly spoilt. The Turret Suite is up a steep winding spiral staircase which only adds to the expectation and when you see the room it is definitely a Wow Factor. A fantastic bedroom and dining... More

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Additional Information about The Witchery by the Castle

Address: The Royal Mile | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Castle/Royal Mile/High St , Old Town
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Ranked #110 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Witchery by the Castle 5*
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