Hotel Melville Castle

Melville Gate Gilmerton RoadEdinburghEH18 1APUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel Melville Castle

Located on the banks of the River North Esk and surrounded by Scottish woodland, Hotel Melville Castle boasts 32 en-suite rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars as well as conference facilities and free on-site parking.

The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, refrigerators and free Wi-Fi.

Guests staying at Hotel Melville Castle can try their hand at archery or even clay pigeon shooting and for those looking for something less exerting a glass of bubbly in the comfort of the hotel’s lounge can be the perfect way to unwind.

The Ballroom Restaurant offers traditional and modern dishes as well as freshly cooked Scottish breakfasts. Lighter meals are available at the Brasserie Restaurant whilst cream teas and an extensive drinks list are on offer at the hotel’s bar.

Dalkeith Country Park and Gilmerton Cove are 3 miles away. Edinburgh city centre is a 20-minute drive away.


Melville Gate Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH18 1AP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)6540088 | Fax: +44 (131)6544666 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby Crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Peaceful and scenic setting.

The hotel is surrounded by acres of private grounds with a horse-paddock and chickens that roam freely. There is a lovely water feature at the back of the Castle and the surrounding woodland provide a relaxing and picturesque backdrop. This rural idyll suited many guests who appreciated to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Charming and elegant communal areas.

The library bar with its comfy leather sofas and open fire places together with the equally elegant dining rooms were praised by many guests who appreciated the old-world charm of these communal rooms.

Spacious and comfortable rooms.

The majority of the guest rooms have been described as spacious with places to sit and watch TV or just relax. Many guests appreciated the large windows which provided great views of the surrounding grounds. There was ample storage space in the rooms and the bathrooms were also said to be spacious and modern.

Negative Reviews

Slow service at the bar.

Guests complained about having to wait for a long time in order to get served at the bar. Many objected having to go in search of the bar-men as the bar was often unmanned during various times of the day and evening.

Noisy weddings.

The hotel grounds are often used as a venue for wedding receptions with large marquees placed on the lawn, underneath the windows of many of the guest rooms. Loud music and unruly behaviour of the wedding party guests prevented many from getting a good night’s sleep.

Remote location.

The hotel is quite a way away from the nearest shops and cafes whilst the bus stop is a 15-minute walk away. Guests who wanted to dine out were disappointed to find that they had to drive or hire a taxi.

Rating Overview

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8.2 out of 10 based on 329 reviews