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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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new jersey
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After we were driven up the long tree lined path, we were thrilled at the sight of the castle. It's tucked away and has beautiful gardens, horses and fountains. The entrance was welcoming, as was the staff. We took the elevator up to our very spacious room and unpacked. Then headed to the Library bar for a drink. We had... More 

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

We had our wedding here on the 9th August. Well what can I say.... Fantastic from start to finish! Thanks to Abbi the events co-ordinator :-D Food was lovely however bar in marquee was promised to be serving but unfortunately guests had to go into castle to order drinks before the evening reception started but certainly didn't spoil any part... More 

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely, relaxing venue for afternoon tea. The staff were very friendly and helpful - actually printed off my friend's boarding pass for her flight the next day when she downloaded from her phone. The pastries and sandwiches were very nice, with the exception that I didn't think the bread was a bit drab. However, we had a... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night for a wedding that was held at the castle. We were told that we could have a discounted price of £140 per night if the bride and groom could guarantee a total of 20 rooms booked. yes £140!!! Discounted I think not :( We went for a pre wedding dinner on the Friday night with fellow... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know what to expect from this hotel after reading some very mixed reviews, but we needed somewhere to stay close to Edinburgh as we were going to the Tattoo, and the city centre hotels were horrendously overpriced - as the Melville was charging less than a nearby Premier Inn I though it was a no-brainer! The approach... More 

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

Really lovely stay in this lovely Castle, nice grounds to walk around, staff really friendly and courteous, the only 1 negative is the bath was in the bedroom and not in the ensuite, otherwise an enjoyable stay

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

I looked forward to taking my Mum formSunday lunch to the hotel where I held my wedding reception a few years ago, however it turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. The brasserie restaurant is in the basement and used to have a nice cosy atmosphere but this time round I found it cold and unappealling. Mum is... More 

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Kelty
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent stay. Room very nice and comfortable bed. Would rather have shower screen than curtain as bath very narrow & curtain stick to you. Tiling a bit tired but overall very nice stay. Beautiful grounds.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wedding at that castle. Their staff made an error of mixing our drinking glasses together with theirs. They refused to give them back. We had a terrible experiance with them being tossed up and down and eventually told us that they would not give them back. Dont waste your money and day with them I strongly recomend... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a wedding which was just beautiful as was the food. My husband was best man and we stayed for 2 nights. We were put in an attic room which was sparsly furnished and well below the standard I would have expected. The shower was situated under a Combe ceiling so my husband couldn't stand upright to shower !... More 

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