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Melville Castle

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Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very enjoyable afternoon tea served in elegant surroundings. The food was plentiful and the service excellent. The windows of the Diningroom looked out onto a large expanse of grass with a fountain playing in the middle. Wooden sculptures are at intervals round the borders and horses graze in the field beyond so the grounds provide the ideal place for... More 

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

We were given a groupon voucher for afternoon tea and never having visited the castle before we were looking forward to a special afternoon out. How disappointed we were ! We stood about for 5 mins or so until we were seated at a table that had a stained white tablecloth on. The waitress was pleasant enough and brought the... More 

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Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended a wedding here at the weekend. We were really impressed. Gorgeous venue, staff were excellent and very helpful.Food served at the wedding was delicious. Really enjoyed the day at such a lovely place. Didn't stay overnight so cannot comment on rooms but the service and facilities during the day/evening were very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well after a few teething problems in the beginning, We had a fantastic wedding here. Thanks to Suzy for keeping us to schedule throughout the day. And a very special thanks to Sam and John for keeping the drinks flowing. A personal thanks to Sam for his impeccable attention to detail and for looking after us. David and Lyndsey

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Asked for a dairy free afternoon tea, staff said they didn't know , went to the effort of making me replacement sandwiches consisting of egg mayonnaise and cucumber and salad cream??? The member of staff couldn't understand why I couldn't eat these either and offered to wrap them so I could take them home. Emailed hotel next day took a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from spending 2 nights here. If your not part of a wedding ask for a room at the back of the hotel. Weddings in the marquee play loud music till midnight. The cleaners were all chatting outside our room all afternoon then started hoovering at 9am this morning banging Hoover off door!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Still waiting one year later for an apology for the disaster they made of a wedding meal. Overbearing, unresponsive and inefficient management. Catering staff! - nursery age children could have prepared and cooked the meal better. Emails, phone calls and letters have all been ignored. No acknowledgement of any sort. The running of the hotel was so bad that in... More 

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Scotland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overpriced and overrated. Afternoon tea consisted of a small scone with jam and cream - three finger sandwiches 3 cakes and tea or coffee. Not worth £10 let alone £20 per head. Nice staff and lovely surroundings.

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Clearwater, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here only one night thankfully, but a what a night that was. This castle is in desperate need of renovations, both in the public areas where chipped paint and cement are visible and in the rooms (please see my photos). Our room, 103, had chipped paint, and dinged up, old and dated furniture, upholstered furniture with stains on... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last night as part of an Amazon local deal, the Castle was awesome, the staff were great and the surroundings were idyllic. The dinner was honestly one of the best we have ever been served, the service and cellar restaurant were also ideal. Breakfast was everything we expected and again, the service could not be faulted. The room... More 

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