Stayed here Sunday with my husband and was so impressed with our room.... beautiful.
Dinner was average with salmon starter rather bland. Main salmon potatoes and broccoli all cooked lovely but very dry and could have benefited with a suitable sauce .We were served by the owners nephew who told us all bad reviews were filtered....I did not know you could do this on trip advisor.
Breakfast a total disaster. We had to wait for a table to be cleared (5 mins)
No glasses for juice had to wait (8 mins)
No milk on table had to get some from another diner despite waiting for (10 mins) for the waiter to bring me some.
Two waiters running...literally like headless chickens and a manager avoiding all eye contact. Cold toast put on table and if it was flashed in a toaster for 10 secs would have been browner. Asked for fresh toast to be told we have run out of white bread ???????????????
A hotel running out of bread....first experience of this.
Went to buffet and there were 8 uncovered dishes with congealed beans, a dish with 10 tiny mushrooms, a dish with half a tomato and a poor selection in the other 5 dishes. cereal was sparse with 2 bowls and a few cereal boxes. All pastries eaten and we came to breakfast one hour before the restaurant closed!!!!!!
You have to arrange your buffet better as it is situated at the end of the restaurant where the waiters are not able to see what needs replenished.
I asked for a cheese and onion omelette as I don't eat meat and 20 mins later it finally arrive albeit a bit greasy and overcooked. I have give a rating of very good for the location, the room, the receptionists and the lovely waiter who I tipped for his lovely smile and service. I did not get his name unfortunately. would I go back. Yes if the above issues are addressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melville Castle, once home to the influential Dundas family, is set within a 50 acre estate of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river North Esk. Located just 20 minute drive from Edinburgh’s city center this luxurious castle offers the tranquility of a country setting on the doorstep of this thriving city. The 32 classically styled bedrooms offer all the luxury & comfort you deserve and our friendly team will take pleasure in catering to all your requirements during your stay. The Castle provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation and there are a number of award winning and highly recommended restaurants within 5 minutes drive. At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle was commissioned by the first Viscount Melville in 1791 for entertaining, which it continues to do to this day. We have ample free parking and a frequent 24 hour bus service to Edinburgh from the bus stop at the Castle Gates. Complimentary city maps and bus timetable are available at reception. Whether lounging with a drink next to a crackling fire in our library bar, or relaxing over a game of croquet on the lawn, we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melville Castle Dalkeith, Scotland