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Melville Castle

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Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed for 2 nights and it was a lovely hotel . With lovely staff and made our weekend all that much better. Very historical hotel and the rooms were large and very comfy , definitely come back , made the win Against Scotland even better ( 6 nations)

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Larbert, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely relaxing stay, food was excellent and John was very friendly and nothing was too much bother for him. Loved the relaxing atmosphere. Great value for money, Will be making a trip back very soon.

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

This was a perfect situation for us at that time . We were celebrating a birthday and started off on the Friday evening with e perfect meal. The hotel was quiet and allowed us to talk comfortably with just enough background music , of a genre which we recognised . The staff were extremely helpful and friendly . Our waiter... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This castle is perfect! It is set up as a wedding castle with a permanent wedding marque on one side. The rooms here are huge and so comfortable! The reception is lovely - and the staff extremely friendly. You walk into the Castle and immediately feel like Royalty - there is a warm fire and a chair to sit by... More 

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Gorebridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely brilliant location with tea taken in one of the comfortable lounges. Service was excellent, as were the sandwiches, scones and cakes. Incredible value for what we were provided with, quality top notch. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for posting a review of your visit to Melville Castle for afternoon tea. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and that you found the service to be excellent. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Already reviewed online .enjoyed the experience hugely especially the staff members who couldn't have been nicer or done more for us. Food was lovely and the room was beautiful. We would definitely come again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Melville Castle for afternoon tea. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and found our staff members to be warm and welcoming. We hope to see you at the castle again soon. More 

Kirkcaldy
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never heard of Melville Castle but had groupon for afternoon tea. Lovely setting,grounds and food ,service as you would expect. Would definitely return and explore in better weather .(quite often you are just as cheap or cheaper going for tea,coffee than café as you get a pot of tea or coffee and better value)

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

Dear Elaine, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Melville Castle for afternoon tea. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your food and that you appreciated the magnificent grounds surrounding the castle. We hope to welcome you back to explore the castle further in the near future. More 

Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely lunch here today. Can recommend chicken and leek pie it was delicious piping hot and the pastry was perfect. Also had plum crumble which was also lovely. The staff were very friendly. I will definitely go back.

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

Dear Linda, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Melville Castle Hotel. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your lunch and hope that we shall have the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel again very soon. More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I took a short break during the coldest, wind and snow blasted January weekend this year ! Having stayed in castles before, we took plenty of warm gear with us. No need! From the log fire in the vestibule through to the toasty bedrooms and every public room, we were as warm as toast. Great lunch dinner and... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to a snowy Melville Castle Hotel! I was delighted to read that you felt welcomed and that you enjoyed the warm atmosphere of the castle. Please be assured that your kind comments will be shared with the team. We hope to see you back at Melville Castle Hotel again very soon. More 

Stirling, Scotland
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a great Burns Night in Melville Castle Excellent evening of haggis and wonderful Scottish cuisine. First time for the whole partybat the Castle - we will definitely make a return trip - spring or summer.

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

Thank you for choosing Melville Castle Hotel to celebrate Burns Night. We are naturally delighted that you had the opportunity to share the evening with us and that you enjoyed the traditional Scottish Fayre. We hope to welcome you back to the castle in the near future. More 

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