The Witchery by the Castle

The Royal Mile, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2NF, United Kingdom
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Once in a lifetime

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 14, 2006

You enter a tiny, almost claustrophobic Jollie's Close, you go up the stairways and enter a breathtaking suite. You feel like you are stepping into a completly different world - filled with drama, gothic feel and beauty. Very private Armoury Suite wraps you with intense reds and purples, gold and black, woodwork and antiques, welcomes you with a bottle of a chilled champagne. There are beauty and decadent romance hiding in every corner. Spacious suite overwhelms you with the intensity and decadence. Bite into it and leave a real world outside the suite; let it be bleak, distant and not important - for at least one day.

Unique Quality: The stay in this Hotel was a highlight of our honeymoon, and it was, indeed, one of the most amazing experiences in Scotland. The facilities and accommodations are above and beyond. Please understand, you cannot compare this hotel to any other hotel in the area or maybe even on the world. If you set The Witchery as your standard, every other hotel will be bleak and unsatisfying.

Directions: Left side of the Royal Mile just before the Castle Esplanade

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Inimitable and unique experience

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 18, 2005

One of those experiences that you just know words cannot convey to whosoever has not shared it, photographs do not do it justice either. A total of seven suites, The Inner Sanctum and Old Rectory are joined by five others across the road on Castlehill. TV & DVD players that appear from upholstery in the floor, four poster beds, bathrooms like nothing you can imagine, champagne on ice included in the price, Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta honeymooned here, sharing a guestbook with entries like a who's who of celebrity, including Matt Groening and Jack Nicholoson.

Unique Quality: Very gothic surround in 17th century building belies level of comfort and service. Variety across the seven rooms which all have a unique character - although the Semphill Suite room has now become the blue print for Prestonfields House

Directions: Stone's throw from the Castle foc'sle

The ultimate romantic setting

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 23, 2004

I have been lucky enough to spend two nights here and it is one of the most magical places I have ever been. It's pricey, yes, but it really feels like a once in a lifetime experience.

Unique Quality: Chilled champagne will be waiting in your suite, along with biscuits, truffles, and tablet. The service and facilities are flawless as onbe would expect, but the main reason for coming here is the general ambience, which is, simply, singular. If you get the chance, stay here. You will remember it forever.

Directions: On the lefthand side of the Royal Mile just before you reach the Castle Esplanade

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The Witchery (V)

by written on January 2, 2003

The Bedroom was large and dominated by a huge 4 poster bed. This was so high, it had steps to climb onto it! At the end of the bed was an "entertainment centre" which was an ottoman containing a DVD and widescreen TV, which raised and lowered at the press of a button. Very swish.

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The Witchery (IV)

by written on January 2, 2003

The bathroom was nice, with a big, deep pot bath, stood on legs and below a huge "watering can" shower rose. The room was also filled with candles. Susan took great care not to set off the smoke alarms with these candles... ;-)

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The Witchery (III)

by written on January 2, 2003

This is the living room - it had a very strange "sofa" or "chair" - dunno what it was. It seated 4 but they all face away from each other, facing out from the centre of the room. Unusual and elegant, but hardly "romantic" lol. We didn't spend much time in this room, mainly just the bedroom and bathroom (hey, it was an anniversary weekend!).

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The Witchery (II)

by written on January 2, 2003

The "rooms" are actually all suites. You get a reception room, a living room, a bathroom and a huge bedroom. All of the furniture, decorations and hangings are "period pieces" and quite luxurious. There was champage waiting for us in the reception room when we arrived...

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The Witchery By The Castle

by written on August 24, 2002

£200 per night.

Unique Quality: A very select location - only 6 suites in the entire building, all richly decorated and highly featured, and with an award winning restaurant.

Famous people such as Ewan Macgregor, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jack Nicholson, Dannii Minogue & Jaques Villeneuve have all stayed here.

Directions: At the top of The Royal Mile, on the left just before Edinburgh Castle

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Address: The Royal Mile, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2NF, United Kingdom

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