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Melville Castle

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Interior entrance
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

Overview of Melville Castle

Melville Castle

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Room service
Gilmerton Road, Lasswade, Scotland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationButterfly and Insect World7 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)21 min drive
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Zoo24 min drive
  • Popular LocationRoyal Yacht Britannia29 min drive

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About this area


Located in Lasswade, Melville Castle is in a rural area. Real Mary King's Close and Grassmarket are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Royal Botanic Garden. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Musselburgh Racecourse or Murrayfield Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Butterfly and Insect World - 7 min walk
  • Dalkeith Country Park - 5 min drive
  • Royal Infirmary - 11 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 24 min drive
  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Eskbank Station - 3 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 21 min drive


  • The Brasserie — 1 min walk
  • Elginhaugh Farm Carvery - 8 min walk
  • Justinlees - 13 min walk
  • Sheriffhall Cafe - 15 min walk
  • Bombay Spice - 3 min drive

About this property

Melville Castle

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants and bars/lounges
Timezone: Europe/London Located in Lasswade, Melville Castle is in a rural location, within a 10-minute drive of Royal Infirmary and Dalkeith Country Park. This 4-star hotel is 5.6 mi (9 km) from University of Edinburgh and 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Princes Street. Stay in one of 32 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks. Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Additional features at this hotel include wedding services, tour/ticket assistance, and a banquet hall. Enjoy regional cuisine at The Brasserie, one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available daily for a fee. Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Planning an event in Lasswade? This hotel features 7801 square feet (725 square meters) of event facilities.
Melville Castle offers 32 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a bath with a deep soaking bath, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee daily
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space (7801 square feet)


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathtub
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per day.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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 on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

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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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 277 out of 543 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 167 out of 543 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 70 out of 543 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 22 out of 543 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 543 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disappointing stay at Melville Castle
I booked a room at the Melville Castle thinking that it would be a neat experience, I was sorely disappointed. When we arrived we were given a room on the main floor, when we opened the room door we were astounded to see that the beds were not made up and all bedding was piled up on the dresser. We immediately went back to the reception and received a cursory apology and assigned another room on the second floor. After climbing 2 flights of stairs with our luggage we entered a 2 twin bed room. We later went down to the restaurant and was assigned a table for two by a waiter.. The table legs were uneven and the table rocked quite badly. We mentioned this to the waiter as requested another table but no other table was apparently available although we saw at least 4 tables empty. With a promise to fix the table the waiter left while we looked at the menu (which was very limited). After 20 minutes with no service we decided to leave and look for a restaurant elsewhere. We passed the waiter on the way out as he was standing at the top of the stairs apparently doing nothing. Next morning while trying to shower we realized that as the room was at the top of the building the roof was very sloped, the bath was against the side of the bathroom with the roof sloping across the bath. I am 5"7 and needed to bend my head to shower, my son is 6"1 and he was nearly bent in half in order to shower. The shower curtain was so long we needed to stand on it to shower, very dangerous.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unique because duh! It’s a castle. The grounds are beautiful, the room we had was amazing, I love how there is no limit on how much you can explore the castle, the staff was amazing and very helpful guiding us on the best way into the city, the dinner and breakfast were delicious, this was definitely a great experience for my wife and I, magical if you will, room was spacious and the bathroom as well, idk what else to say other than what are you waiting for? Book this Stay already!!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020