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Melville Castle

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Pauline F Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Second visit to the Castle and just as good as the first. Comfort and food excellent would recommend if you get the chance to go then do so. The hotel is ideal as a base for touring the area, close to Edinburgh and the coast is 10/15 miles away

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Houston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a delightful setting for a couple of days away early in the New Year. Staff seem to be a bit unsure as to what angle they have to come from - Country House Hotel, Historical Castle or B&B - on Arrival no staff at desk, although you could hear a heated conversation through a door between two staff who... More 

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Thank you for your review, Apologies that the usual warmth & friendliness shown by the staff - for which we are getting an excellent reputation - appeared to be a bit thin on the ground during your stay. I will take your points up with the Front of House Manager and pass on your experience to ensure we... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were given a one night stay as a gift and looked forward to a night away based on the good reviews. We arrived early and were accommodated with a 2 hour early check in. We checked in to our room and were lucky not situated above the restaurant as there was a really strong smell of chip fat. The... More 

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank for for your review. Glad we were able to accommodate your early arrival and that the service & food in the restaurant you thoroughly enjoyed. Our apologies for the wait in the Bar area. On a slower night - when the staff move across various duties - we have a bell placed on the bar, encouraging guests... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is set in lovely grounds with warm, welcoming public rooms, the library bar and entrance hall could do with real fires in the magnificent fireplaces, especially between November & March. Our room (2) was very nice, however the mezzanine level had the comfortable double bed whilst the wardrobe and bathroom were downstairs. Maybe a good idea to switch... More 

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Dear Rene, Thank you for your very colourful & discriptive review. Apart from a few niggling items, glad that overall you did enjoy your stay overall. We do pride ourselves in our reputation for providing & serving a wholesome hearty & hot breakfast, so will take up the points you raised with Kitchen so as to ensure we are consistent... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arranged a valentines weekend for my husband and a group of friends. I found a reasonable deal on the internet. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The view of the castle when you first arrive is magnificent. We were allocated rooms 1,2 and 3. Rooms 1and 3 were superior bedrooms on the ground facing the hotel grounds. The... More 

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Sheila! For such a FAB review what can we say but...... many many thanks!! Glad every 'minute' of your groups stay was enjoyable!!! Service, food and everything really enjoyable!! Tell you friends .....you can all return.... and bring more friends with them next time!!! Cheers More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I drove from Edinburgh for one night with my partner for a romantic evening! For £70.00 my room had stairs leading to double bed on its own floor! An en suite with loads of TV channels view of the beautiful green grounds and forest! The breakfast was warm lots to chose from and more views of the lovely gardens! The... More 

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Hi!!! Many thanks for the wonderful review, so glad you found the Castle, the settings the food & service all to your liking. Just South of Edinburgh does make us a really great alternative choice destination for City dwellers to get a really nice chilled time away in a very unpretentious & friendly hotel! Haste you back..... and keep your... More 

Wigton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived to celebrate Hubby's birthday. Situation is unsurpassed! Communal areas impressed immediately, clean and classically decorated. Room on second floor with 4 poster bed looked amazing...but on closer inspection a few little niggles, none of which alone would be an issue, but together took the edge off that first impression. The heating wasn't on, cold and wet day so looking... More 

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Your review is indeed very much appreciated. We will most certainly look at the 'physical' aspects of the facilities so that these match the expectations set by the grounds and magnificent Castle on arrival. So glad that the service, friendliness & warmth of the staff made your stay with us enjoyable. I will ensure they are all made aware of... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you first arrive at Melville Castle it truly is a sight to behold. A beautiful building set in magnificent grounds, it makes a fantastic first impression. The lobby area is very grand and we found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming. It should be noted however, that this is a hotel without any discernible facilities (spa, pool,... More 

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we appreciate all feedback & comments. Glad that you were impressed with the actual settings and the Castle itself. They are both magnificent, and well worth a trip to see & stay. We do pride ourselves in offering such a peaceful setting so that guests can indeed unwind & relax, maybe the first time in... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here using deal found on the internet. The evening meal was stunning, afternoon tea on arrival was good and came as part of the deal. The room was warm, had to turn heating down and open a window to get room cool enough to sleep. Cannot fault the level of service from all the staff.

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Hi!, Than you very much for the lovely review about the quality of the food, rooms & service! Really glad you enjoyed! Please do recommend us to friends & family....and hopefully we will see you back again .....soon!!! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Melville Castle is a beautiful hotel. Unbelievable surroundings, peaceful and stunning yet only a short trip to the city centre. The castle is superb, very grand but homely and comfortable. Food in the restaurant is fantastic as is breakfast Service is excellent and very friendly. We got engaged and had our honeymoon in this beautiful castle years ago and now... More 

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Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Dear Sian, What can we say.... many many thanks for such glowing compliments about the Castle, the setting, the food & the service! So very grateful that having tied the knot her these 'few' years ago, that you returnded and the magic was still here for you both. Many more anniversaries, birthdays...... and return visits to Melville castle! More 

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Address: Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
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Hotel Class:4 star — Melville Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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