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Melville Castle

Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
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Melville Castle
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The setting is wonderful. The afternoon tea awful. Last week I had the misfortune to have afternoon tea there with a friend. I have had afternoon tea in a good number of places in and around Edinburgh and comparisons are always inevitable. Perhaps it was because there was a deal on that the standard was low, or maybe it always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had our wedding reception at Melville Castle on 19 April 1985 so when we were deciding where to go to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary there wasn't really anywhere else that fitted. Some things are the same as we remember and some are very different. We had all our wedding photos taken in doors as it was a cold... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my fiancée booked this as a romantic weekend away on Saturday 18th April. On arrival the castle does look stunning however after that that's where it goes horribly wrong. Our room couldn't be accessed via the lift so we had to carry our case up 2 flights of stairs, then on entering we were horrified to see 2... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The house is beautiful but the accommodations were disappointing. We paid £149 per night and stayed for 2 nights, visiting from the US. The room was spacious but has the minimum, the bed was uncomfortable and had springs close to the surface, not comfortable, they are in need of new pillows. The electrical set up was strange and out lights... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited on the 27th of March 2015 with my Nanna for afternoon tea, i didn't want to leave a review on here as i emailed management about my concerns and what they needed to change so other customers did not experience the same, however after reading "Dorothy D"'s review of afternoon tea i feel they have not took one... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized room, nice bed, nice facilities in an old house. Food served at dinner was first class and could not be faulted. The dining area in the basement was a bit cold and lacking in atmosphere. The breakfast served in the main dining area was all pre cooked for guests and was a buffet style for service. It was... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is set just far enough outside of Edinburgh so that access to the city is easy either by car or via a park and ride. The quarter mile drive to the hotel down a private roadway completely removes you from the motorway experience and leads you into a what feels like, the country castle estate. As the castle... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from this beautiful very grand hotel and only to be extremely disappointed with the standard. I don't really like making negative comments but really people will not go back if they keep serving up this standard. Albeit it was using an Amazon voucher all we got were a selection of very uninteresting little bite sized sandwiches which were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what can I say...we found an absolute BARGAIN! We paid £109 for a voucher from the wowcher website which entitled us to a nights stay with breakfast and a 2 course meal in the evening. The food was absolutely fantastic in the Brasserie (slow cooked beef and deer were to die for) and the drink prices were not too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is great. Let's get the bad out of the way: the carpets show a little wear in the room. There's satellite TV, but internet is a bit spotty. Now that we've got that out of the way, on with the rest. This place is perfect. A tall gray-haired Scotsman just put together a tray of food from the... More 

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