Melville Castle Hotel

14 reviews

Gilmerton Road, EH18 1AP

Dalkeith, Scotland

Offers available at Melville Castle Hotel

From£89 save up to 44%


  • Luxury country house hotel

  • Classic double or twin room

  • Includes late check-out

  • Close to Edinburgh

From£109 save up to 44%


  • Luxury country house hotel

  • Classic double or twin room

  • Includes late check-out

  • Main course dinner each

  • Close to Edinburgh

About Melville Castle Hotel

Melville Castle, nestled within 50 acres of beautiful woodland estate, is only 20 minutes from Edinburgh city centre and airport.

A one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle was commissioned by the first Viscount Melville and designed by the renowned Scottish architect William Playfair in 1791. It remained the seat of the powerful Dundas family until after the Second World War.

Now Melville Castle acts as a stunning hotel, with four poster beds, roaring fireplaces and a restaurant in the candlelit cellar.

Castle Hotel near Edinburgh

Melville Castle is home to 32 bedrooms and suites, ranging from classic doubles to grand four poster suites.

Classically furnished and individually decorated, the rooms feature complimentary Internet access, crisp linen sheets; fluffy white towels; enchanting views of the surrounding woodland and decadent Gilchrist and Soames toiletries.

Dining in a castle cellar

Melville Castle’s Brasserie Restaurant is located in the cozy vaulted cellars of the castle.

Burgundy walls, a crackling fire, low lighting and candle lit tables offer a cosy atmosphere to dine or simply enjoy a casual drink at the bar.

The restaurant serves a contemporary gastro style menu. All herbs in the dishes are grown within the castle grounds.

To compliment the meal, Melville Castle’s wine cellar offers an eclectic choice of wines from around the globe.

The hotel’s breakfast menu includes a buffet of cereals, fruit juices, seasonal fruit, mini croissants and toast. Guests can also enjoy a full Scottish breakfast with haggis, tatty scones, bacon and sausages. A vegetarian Scottish breakfast is also available.

Luxurious bar

The Library Bar, or one of its anterooms, in Melville Castle offers luxurious surroundings in which to enjoy a drink.

Top Facilities

    Separate bar
    Function room
    Wheelchair accessible
    Disabled toilet
    Outdoor smoking area
    On site car park

Important Information

48 hour cancellation notice period. Cancellations outwith this period will be non-refundable.

Rooms sleep a max of 2 people – you must upgrade to a suite for a supplement of £60 per room, per night to accommodate children or make an additional purchase.

Max 3 children per suite.

Guests may bring a baby cot for a supplement of £15.

All upgrades and supplements to be discussed with hotel and paid directly to hotel.

Check-in from 3pm, late check-out to 11am.

Sorry, no pets.

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