Melville Castle

Gilmerton Road, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Scotland EH18 1AP, United Kingdom
#34 of 534 hotels in Edinburgh
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 4, 2008

This is another imposing castle hotel that is a must for the Scottish Experience. The entrance is impressive and the rooms elegant and spacious. If you have time look at the website to see the rooms and facilities.

There is room on the lawn to land your helicopter.

They have a huge marquee in the garden for receptions and weddings.

Unique Quality: Set in beautiful grounds, the long drive goes through mature woodland full of birds and animals. It's very quiet here.

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STATELY SPLENDOUR

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 30, 2005

If you would like to stay in a magnificent country house then this is certainly worth considering, there are only 30 bedrooms, but they are splendid, and the food served in the vaulted brasserie is superb

Unique Quality: the castle was built for Viscount Melville in 1786 on the site of an original medieval castle, its very un-hotel like, its more like being a guest at a large country house

of course its expensive, but its magnificent

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LUXURY

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 29, 2004

If money is no obect , then why dont you try a bit of luxury and stay at the venue of the wedding we attended. Prices start at £115 a night!!!! Way out of my league!!!

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SYHA Eglington - My First Choice - Reliably Good

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 27, 2004

This is the main, year round, best bet for budget accommodation in Edinburgh - run by the Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA). It is part of the HI network, so membership is required - this can be sorted on arrival and is a technicality, which adds a pound or so to a nights stay. Membership is valid world wide, and is for a year, and is purchased in one go or over the first 6 nightsstay in any HI hostel, easing the cost, allowing you to try a hostel and not commit.

Independent Backpackers may be cheaper but there is a reason - with SYHA Hostels, you are getting safety and security and professional staff / management rarely found in Backpacker Hostels. this may not be what you are wanting. They can be criticised for being too institutional, and unfriendly.

Eglington goes a long way to bridging this gap - being both good, safe, well run and friendly - trying to be funky, laid back and copies the independents. It does it well I think.

Unique Quality: It is similar to Bruntsfield SYHA but is preferred because it has smaller rooms and was, better managed (that can change).

Located a bit out of town, near the Haymarket area - so if pre-booked, get off train / coach at Haymarket to avoid a tiresome walk with luggage. Its a nice part of town - the Newtown, as opposed to up by the castle in Old Town. This means its quieter at night - doesn't attract the same rowdy drinking backpackers - and the staff are better at dealing with trouble than in the laid back hostels.

So if you want a bit more security, safety, a little more privacy or solitude, within a communal atmosphere - ie if you want to choose - choose Eglington.

Directions: Haymarket Area - near Belford Hostel, and others.

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HI HOSTEL

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 8, 2002

Clean comfortable hostel near Haymarket. good kitchen facilities, near main bus routes and friendly staff. I'd stay there again for sure

Directions: about 5 mins walk from Haymarket station & 10 mins by bus from Princes Street

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Amenities at Melville Castle

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Beverage Selection
  • Free Parking
  • Continental Breakfast
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  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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