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Melville Castle

4.0 of 5 Castle   |   Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
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San Diego, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had our wedding at Melville Castle - everything there was superlative ! All the wooded surroundings are very beautiful, green, and joyfully colourful, especially in the early summer. The castle itself, as well as each room is a work of art, and very stylish. You feel like a king or a queen, a duke or duchess. Even a short... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place. Food was lovely. Was in a classic/basic room. I think if u want something special definitely upgrade. Our bed was a bit hard for our liking both woke up was sore backs. Apart from that, the grounds are beautiful. We had a very sunny day. We are attending a wedding in September so looking forward to it now... More

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Hong Kong, China
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20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic venue for our 30th wedding anniversary. The castle is beautiful grounds wow staff are loverly but a few let downs. 1- house keeping leaves a lot to be desired our room was dirty, towels where not changed, and bed quilt was absolutely filthy. 2- We booked the bistro for a meal which was loverly except the food was... More

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really felt relaxed and comfortable in our stay at Melville castle. The room was nice and clean, and beds very comfortable. The staff was very, very friendly, and the atmosphere in the bar area was fantastic. We couldn`t be more pleased and it was a pity that we only could stay for one night.

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Glasgow
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I have recently returned from a 1 night overnight stay with dinner at this hotel. We arrived on Wednesday 9th July and left on Thursday 10th July 2014. The reason I am writing this review is convey out disappointment with our stay and to recommend anyone to avoid it. I had received a voucher for your hotel... More

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Tayport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an overnight stay as a birthday treat. The hotel and surroundings are marvellous. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. We had dinner and buffet breakfast which was delicious and the staff throughout the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Will definately be back.

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

Stayed over night on d,b&b on itson voucher, check in was fine and so was the room clean and comfortable. John the barman was very friendly and service her was good. Dinner is served in the basement a bit dark and dingy but believe there a plans to move the dinning room upstairs, food was good but service could be... More

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all had a lovely time the meal was extremely nice even although the portion sizes are very small especially for the men. They could maybe up date their drinks list as there were no cocktails or shots available which was disappointing. Saying this it wouldn't stop us revisiting and hopefully we will do soon.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely stay ...lovely afternoon tea served by Gabriella .....and a great check in from David (i think thats the gents name ..young & fab at his job ) food amazing at night ...overall great time had by the 2 couples . Thank you to all the Staff ;-)

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

Lovely room, friendly helpful staff. Good food in the cellar restaurant though portion size a bit on the small size. Weren't really any 'walks' around the castle (I didn't venture into the woods). Didn't see the ghost!

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Address: Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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