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Melville Castle Hotel

Gilmerton Road, Dalkeith EH18 1AP Scotland
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#2 of 2 hotels in Dalkeith
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Melville Castle, once home to the influential Dundas family, is set within a 54 acre estate of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river North Esk. Located just 20 minute drive from Edinburgh’s city center this luxurious castle offers the tranquillity of a country setting on the doorstep of this thriving city. The 33 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.
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Nancy S wrote a review Sep 2020
Hockessin15 contributions6 helpful votes
I would like to thank Melville for issuing our group a refund even though our booking was non-refundable. We were coming from the US and with Covid, our trip was cancelled. Other hotels were not as understanding . . .
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Date of stay: August 2020
Scenic27844202066 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Had a wedding booked here. Unfortunately the property has now closed. We managed to source another equally good place called Shieldhill Castle. They are just about to open and have an open book for 2021. I strongly recommend that you contact them if you have been let down. They could not do enough to accommodate the booking and were extremely helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Dr_sam3 wrote a review Apr 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
We had our wedding at Melville castle in October 2019. Fiona, our coordinator, was amazing. She was frequently in contact in the run up to the wedding and my morning getting ready was completely stress free. The day ran very smoothly and all our guests seemed to have a great day!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thomas Byatt wrote a review Mar 2020
Doncaster, United Kingdom113 contributions8 helpful votes
Stopped at the beautiful Melville castle hotel as a last minute get away, we was due to fly to Gran Canaria but with the current situation we couldn’t!! And I must say the hotel is gorgeous, the setting is gorgeous and the food is to die for!! Lovely comfortable beds and nice big rooms!! Highly recommended!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
keith s wrote a review Mar 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
The entrance had that Wow factor with lots of character which was lovely. All staff were very smartly dressed and polite and helpful albeit we did have to wait on a few occasions before being served at the bar, there was a bell to grab the teams attention but that was the only downfall. Not a complaint just an observation. We upgraded to a Superior double which was lovely, bed extremely comfortable and we had 2 pillows both different grades of firmness which was good. The bathroom was rather basic for a superior room albeit it was spotlessly clean so again just an observation. We had dinner in the restaurant which was lovely and piping hot. Service was good and our waitress was superb, attention to detail was perfect thankyou. All in all we had a lovely stay, very relaxing just what we wanted. We would come back again
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melville Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Melville Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Arthur's Seat (4.4 miles), Locked in Edinburgh (4.7 miles), and Great Away Days (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Melville Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Melville Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Melville Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melville Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Condita, Pataka, and Voujon.
Is Melville Castle Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Dalkeith.
Does Melville Castle Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Melville Castle Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gilmerton Cove (1.8 miles), Craigmillar Castle (3.2 miles), and St Anthony's Chapel (4.5 miles).
Does Melville Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Melville Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.