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The Witchery by the Castle

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Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“the secret garden”(273 reviews)
“old rectory”(109 reviews)
“inner sanctum”(105 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
Concierge
Free Parking
Pool
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
Fitness centre
5 Star Hotel
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Location and contact
The Royal Mile 352 Castlehill | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
6.4 miles to Edinburgh Airport
168 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
0.2 miles from Edinburgh Castle
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here for dinner and it seems as though it can be a mixed bag. For some people it is lovely and for others it was a disappointment. We very much enjoyed our dinner here. The setting is lovely and we found the food...More

Thank VernonCT
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to the Witchery many years ago for my sons graduation, and decided to go back on 3rd July this year for my father-in-law's birthday, we ordered rib eye steaks and they were the worst most disgusting steaks you could imagine,it was a...More

Thank 839dave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven of us stayed here for a couple of days to celebrate my partner's 60th Birthday. We had four rooms - The Turret, The Armoury, The Library and the Vestry and all claimed to have been given the best one! Two of our rooms had...More

1  Thank monicadrew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I just stayed this week and were in The Inner Sanctum. The decor is just unbelievable and exquisite. We didn’t notice the noise mentioned by others and had our windows open all night. We also dinned in the restaurant, had the lamb...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late lunch with very high hopes due to recommendations. The restaurant is very pretty in the garden room. However the service was quite slow and the food was very disappointing. Warm water and white wine. Cold and slightly congealed starters. Very...More

1  Thank Hannah M
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Breakfast included
Concierge
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
US$419 - US$739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$419 - US$739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (1093)
Room & Suite (602)
Dining (132)
Pool & Beach (1)
Nearby
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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mr_los_angeles
26 June 2018|
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Response from wleaton | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the Sempil across the street from the restaurant. No view to speak of. I wanted to stay in the Rectory or Heriot
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Marta L
28 December 2017|
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Response from Deminx3750 |
3pm check in, Noon check out
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Jemma M
12 September 2017|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest smart casual as a minimum.
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Room Tips
"The Turret offers a lovely view of the Firth. The Vestry offers aircon."
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"We stayed in the Old Rectory"
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"All suites are different, so check out each before choosing. The Old Rectory is on the 2nd floor (so less..."
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"all suites unique. check website description"
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