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4.2 out of 5

"Property was absolutely beautiful and inviting. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the castles history. Now.....there is a big b ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 16 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

4-star luxury hotel near Royal Infirmary

Lasswade retreat

You'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of Dalkeith Country Park and 6 miles (10 km) of University of Edinburgh with a stay here. Princes Street and Grassmarket are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Dining options, 2 bars/lounges

This luxury hotel features 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. A coffee shop, a garden, and express check-out are also on offer.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 32 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include coffee/tea makers and free bottled water.

Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Melville Castle ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Melville Castle

Couples (2) Family (1) Other (1)
4 out of 5
Property was absolutely beautiful and inviting. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the castles history. Now.....there is a big but. If you are driving your own car to the castle then this won’t apply to you. Access to the actual castle is a headache. You could catch the number 3 bus and it will drop you at the entrance.......then you’ll have to walk 15 minutes at a fast pace. Not fun when it’s dark and raining. NO shuttle or staff to pick you up. You could take the X95 bus...but no one has ever heard of it apparently. Uber does not serve the area, as stated by the castle check in desk at the castle.’ll have to take a taxi from the castle to Waverly bridge and visa versa for £20 each way (£40 round trip to town). Well, that really bites..... But overall, the place is fantastic, the staff are lovely, and the breakfast is awesome. It’s just the commute sucks.

Posted by , from Holly, Michigan on Oct 16, 2019

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5 out of 5
Melville Castle makes a statement when you drive up the meandering driveway to its entrance. My wife and I stayed to nights of our honeymoon at Melville and it was great. Check-in was easy, the room was clean and we took advantage of the on-site restaurant was good as well. Overall we would stay again.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019

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5 out of 5
Who could complain about sleeping in a castle? We loved our time at Melville beginning to end.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

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2 out of 5

Nice place, poor upkeep.

Cons: The entire staff
We were deeply disappointed by the way this nice castle was maintained. In our "Castle Suite" the carpet was stained, walls were far from clean, mattress and blankets of poor quality, etc. This hotel has become a wedding machine. Just after we left (we stayed 2 days out the 4+ we had planned) there were 3 weddings over 3 days.

Posted by , from Texas on Jun 29, 2016

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5 out of 5

Had the best time at this lovely castle

Husband and I had our first alone vacation in 24 yrs. This was a special treat. Didn't tell him we were staying in an 18th century caste - just let him have a moment when we arrived to soak it all in. We are staying in a castle! Do not take the bus from the airport. There is a long walk from the main road to the castle. Only take a taxi. It will cost around $* but is worth the $. We walked down the gravel road, about 1/2 a mile, carrying all our luggage and arrived at the castle looking like the Clampets I'm sure. Lesson learned. Rooms were clean and hotel staff was wonderful. Property is beautiful. No pool or activities but that really was not a problem as you are in Edinburgh and there is plenty to do there. Had a nice restaurant on site. Will definitely stay at this castle again! Loved it.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2007

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from August 1 2020 to February 28 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 7801 square feet (725 square meters). The luxury Melville Castle also features tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and 24-hour room service. This 4-star Lasswade hotel is smoke free.

  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 7801 sq ft of conference space
  • 725 sq m of conference space
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Edinburgh Airport (EDI) (22.1 km / 13.7 mi)
  • Train station: Eskbank Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Melville Castle offers 32 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs with deep soaking bathtubs, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

The Brasserie - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Melville Castle
  • Melville Castle Hotel Lasswade
  • Melville Castle Lasswade
  • Melville Castle Hotel
  • Melville Castle Hotel
  • Melville Castle Lasswade
  • Melville Castle Hotel Lasswade
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.