Disappointed sums it up, expensive for what it actually is and this is NOT a hotel, the suites are apartments, which are feasts for the eyes but, maybe taking ye olde world to the extreme, torn upholstery, chairs that fall apart if you sit on them, bits falling off, bed was not very comfortable and was furnished with a blanket, I only hope that the blankets are washed between each guest and the noise from the suite above was disturbing. The reception is not in the same building as all of the rooms, and the girls working at reception have an air of superiority about them, not overly warm and welcoming. Gaining access to take luggage via taxi was a tad challenging as the castle staff clearly did not want to give access.
The suite itself comes with 5 separate areas, a seating area, dining, bathroom, kitchen and the bedroom, all means of entertainment is in the bedroom, it would have been good to have had either the bose system or a tv in the sitting area, to allow more use. The kitchen area was a waste in our opinion and was certainly not the cleanest, our fridge door didn't close properly. The bathroom was beautifully dressed with fired earth suite, room in the shower/over bath was limited, rain shower head could have been doing to be set back a touch closer to the wall, I personally hate shower curtains as they harbour bacteria/mould etc. Your breakfast (continental only) can be delivered to your room each morning, a nice touch, if you want something more exotic to eat then you have to make your way to the restaurant. There is NO room service, NO area to sit and relax outwith your suite to have a cocktail or people watch which is such a shame as the restaurant with rooms is at the foot of the castle esplanade.
Very traditional but it's all a bit fake, definitely does not deserve five stars or the price tag, if you are looking for a serviced apartment (which the Witchery is) then try the Fraser Suites further down the Royal Mile.
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- Witchery Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Witchery
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- The Witchery By The Castle Edinburgh, Scotland