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Melville Castle

4.0 of 5 Castle   |   Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not easy to find, but once had it was stunning to look at. our room (9) looked recently refurbished and had everything we needed. Staff very helpful. Breakfast just right. I think the whole hotel has recently been refurbished which was good to see.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a long week traveling in the UK, I spent my last night in this beautiful Castle. I was greeted by the lovely staff who went above and beyond to make my stay extra special. I dined in the on site restaurant, where the food was excellent and the staff was extremely attentive to all my needs. It was a... More

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Manager M, General Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Dear GCTUK, it was a pleasure meeting you too on your Scottish tour. We are all glad you have enjoyed it and that Melville Castle will be one of your last memories of your trip. We hope to see you again on your next visit. More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here with a friend on 4th aug. It was an itison deal for £99 which included afternoon tea and breakfast. The castle itself is stunning however not as big as it looked but still gorgeous. The afternoon tea was fine but I like it when the scones are warm and they seem more fresh. We were meant to... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in Scotland, staying at a castle is a must if one has the time and means. Melville Castle is just south of Edinburgh but is on sufficient size grounds and secluded enough that when staying here it seems impossible that one is just fifteen minutes or so from downtown. As well it is just off a major interstate so... More

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

We stayed at Melville Castle for one night on 4th August.We had a lovely room with a mezzanine bedroom. We found the staff to be really helpful, one member of staff even stopped his car to ask if he could give us a lift as we walked down the driveway. We enjoyed lunch and breakfast and we have already recommended... More

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

The room was very comfortable and spacious. it was great to have our own fridge. The bathroom was very clean and spacious too. Whatever time we left our room to go sightseeing its was cleaned and beds made when we returned. They staff are friendly and efficient. Whatever questions we had and whatever we requested wasn't any trouble at all.... More

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Manager M, General Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Dear Isobel, We are all very happy you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you have chosen to share it on this public board. Thank you. For the benefit of future potential visitors, Isobel is correct and some sat navs do not make life easy when trying to locate the Castle. We are aware of the problem and... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our luxurious stay at the Melville, and it was made even more comfortable by the caring attitude of the very competent and hard working staff. Aware that my health is not behaving at the moment, the manager and his team went out of their way to help. A real 5 star service.

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Manager M, General Manager at Melville Castle, responded to this review

Dear Nigel P, We are all very happy you have enjoyed your stay at Melville Castle, and I am glad we were able to accommodate you. It would have been a shame for you to have missed the opportunity. I thank you for sharing your feelings on this public board and rest assured that we would do the same again... More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for one night. We were given room 14 which was a really nice room but is positioned halfway between the first and second floors and so has the top half of two of the windows which are quite low. There was a disabled bathroom as well as a shower room in the turret. The... More

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter had her most important day her, her wedding. The venue is outstanding, the staff are willing, the wedding planner excellent. The arrangements all went as planned, any minor problems dealt with quietly and quickly Having seen the hotel previously, they are obviously engaged in improving the facilities and the operation, (there were 3 weddings that weekend), showing how... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night. The drive up to the hotel from the road was really good, lots ot trees and river by the road. We checked in at reception but we're not shown to our room only pointed in the direction of the lift. We were on the 2nd floor, as the doors of the lift opened we... 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*
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Melville Castle, once home to the influential Dundas family, is set within a 50 acre estate of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river North Esk. Located just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh’s city center this luxurious castle offers the tranquility of a country setting on the doorstep of this thriving city.The 32 classically styled bedrooms offer all the luxury & comfort you deserve and our friendly team will take pleasure in catering to all your requirements during your stay. The Castle provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation and there are a number of award winning and highly recommended restaurants within 5 minutes drive.At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle was commissioned by the first Viscount Melville in 1791 for entertaining, which it continues to do to this day.We have ample free parking and a frequent 24 hour bus service to Edinburgh from the bus stop at the Castle Gates. Complimentary city maps and bus timetable are available at reception.Whether lounging with a drink next to a crackling fire in our library bar, or relaxing over a game of croquet on the lawn, we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us! ... more   less 
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