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Melville Castle

Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent only 1 night in Melville Castle but it was such a memorable occasion. We couldn't believe the standard was so high true grandeur and we were particularly proud as we had friends from Germany with us. Staff were friendly attentive and helpful and we were truly made to feel welcome. Our rooms or should I say "Suites" were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were excited to stay in a castle and the grandeur was there for the budget. A long graveled driveway led to the imposing castle's front. The entrance hall, bar, dining area and other little areas were quaint and fun to explore with a quiet terrace out back to enjoy a peaceful drink in the manicured garden. However, it was... More 

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

Dear Ashley, Many thanks for firstly choosing to stay with us at Melville Castle and secondly for taking the time to share your experience online. Very pleasing to note that you enjoyed your stay and amongst your highlights you mentioned both the service and food, the team are delighted to receive such compliments. Look forward to welcoming you back on... More 

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

We recently stayed at Melville Castle, and it's not a hotel we would revisit or recommend, because the ground floor room we had was cold dark and the bed was a standard double which was hard and very very creaky, and there was not any storage space for clothes, the view at the back was lovely spoilt by the amount... More 

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

Dear Harry, Thank you for taking the time to highlight the details of your stay, regrettably these points raised do not leave you with the right impression and for this please do accept mt personal apologise. Perhaps you could contact me at the hotel to discuss your feedback in further detail. Kind Regards Simon More 

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

every year we travel to scotland to see our son in the highlands having a hotel break on the way and on our return. scottish hospitality is excellent but we have to say our stay at melville castle was extra special..we booked through secret escapes after a slight disaster last year (spending credit given).The staff,the location, the hotel the room... More 

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

Dear Bruce, Thank you for your 5 star review, very pleasing to read that you have chosen to highlight the food, room, location and also the team! Look forward to welcoming you back to the Castle on your next "escape". Kind Regards Simon and Team More 

Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent building as it emerges into view as you arrive down the driveway. That's where it ended for us I'm afraid. Check-in was awkward as there was a mix up with the rooms! The attic room that we were finally given as an 'alternative' was in need of a desperate update, cheap tacky furniture that wasn't in keeping with the... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Very disappointing to read your review, can I ask that you contact me directly at the Castle to discuss your feedback. Kind Regards Simon (manager@melvillecastle.com) More 

edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wedding on Saturday the 9/7/16 And it was faultless. The staff were excellent and professional. The marque was set out superbly and meal was excellent. Lots of kids did not present a problem and our rooms were excellent. Breakfast was superb. I can honestly recommend this venue and can't praise the staff enough. Thank you

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

Dear Rabby, Delighted to have held your "Wedding Day" here at Melville Castle, will certainly pass on your compliments to the team, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. Kindest Regards Simon and Team More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location and grounds are great. The exterior view is wonderful. Food was decent and the room adequate. However, when you book into a castle hotel you expect a peaceful time. Couldn't sleep the second night of the stay because apparently they don't enforce a maximum sound level or curfew for wedding parties. It would be fine, except for all of... More 

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

Dear Jeremy, Pleasing to read that the location, grounds, food and room where all to your liking, i am however sorry to note that you were kept awake on your second night, in regards to sound disturbance we do have a permanent sound limiter connected to our marquee sound system and this is monitored at each event, we also have... More 

Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is very beautiful. All the common room is rich and feell like royalty. But we choose the cheaper room. Was like an normal hotel 3*. But we saw other rooms more extraordinary. The restaurant is very good, good choice of food and the breakfast buffet was correct.

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

Dear Jessy, Thanks for your feedback, pleasing to read that you found the Castle "awesome" in regards to the bedrooms it pleases me to say that we are in the process of upgrading our standard rooms. It i will let our new Head Chef know that his hard work in terms of the restaurant and breakfast is being well received.... More 

Perth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the exterior of the hotel looked impressive, the rooms were tired and in need of refurbishment. Our friends were given a room with a broken bed, and fortunately were able to change rooms. Not so fortunate, I guess, were the couple who emerged from that room next morning, presumably having slept on the broken bed! Room safes did not... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Melville Castle

Address: Gilmerton Rd, Dalkeith EH18 1AP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
Price Range: $101 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melville Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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