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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 #107 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Seville, Spain
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Luxurious, decadent, quaint, elegant room. We had the Vestry Suite for our honeymoon and everything was simply fabulous: champagne everyday, very friendly, prepared, efficient and discrete staff (we had the pleasure of meeting 4 different staff members attending our room during our 2 nights stay and each one of them was great). Relaxing music, gorgeous deep tub set in a... More

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Haubstadt
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a special treat if you want something unique. There are only 8 rooms in this 'find' by the Castle. I chose the Library Suite. It is lavishly decorated in velvet and brocade. Of course there are many books--some real and some carved into doors. The kitchenette is comfortable and functional. I thought I had no bathroom until I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Witchery is one of the prettiest restaurants in Edinburgh, slap bang in the middle of Tourist Central. It is expensive and the food doesn't really merit it, but the place is packed full of rich, returning to Scotland Americans who don't notice. The best part is spending the night there. They don't have many rooms but they are quite... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a 2 night stay in the Armoury Suite which was made up of several rooms each of which was full of character with historical charm. Wood panelled walls & atmospheric lighting, sumptuous furnishings all made it feel very splendid. The service was faultless, friendly and professional. We had breakfast in our dining area which was a real treat,... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The venue is great and different from standard restaurants, the decor was amazing and made the visit, however the service was slow, the food was nice but a little disappointing for the price I expected better. I have wanted to go to the witchery for sometime, glad I paid a visit.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 2 nights in the Armoury Suite and have to say it was amazing. Like stepping back a couple of centuries, but with all mod cons, including GHD straighteners (for the wife). The suite was luxurious and fantastic, and has to be seen to appreciate the adulation. Staff were fantastic. - amiable, professional and discreet. Ate breakfast in the suite... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow. This really is an amazing place to stay. From first arriving and being welcomed by Roxy - who is obviously a star - to every little detail throughout our stay, it was an amazing experience and we felt truly happy luxuriating in such theatrical splendour. We stayed in the Inner Sanctum - wonderful! Breakfast in the living area was... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Witchery's Inner Sanctum Suite for two nights. The entrance of the hotel (actually no, it is not a hotel, it is a restaurant with rooms) already makes you feel good. The staff was very friendly and took care of our luggage. The Suite is simply amazing. It certainly is not everbodies style, but we liked being... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful restaurant in an old merchant house. Stunning surrounding, brilliant service and somewhere you have to go purely from a tourist point of view, and to say you've been. However, for the cost, I felt the food was slightly lacking and you're in essence paying for dining in such a beautiful surrounding. I must say though the... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed twice at this lovely hotel once in the Guardroom suite and more recently in the Sempill suite. I have to say that it was a great experience enhanced by the attention to detail by the staff. We were greeted on both occasions by Roxy who went out of his way to make us comfortable and feel welcome... More

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