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Dalhousie Castle

Loanhead, Midlothian

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M
29 December 2019

Delightfully comfortable stay, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, interesting history, would definitely stay again - highly recommend

R
29 December 2019

We flew up from Sussex to photograph our 900th wedding here yesterday! A fabulous venue and the staff are very friend 3 and attentive

D
28 December 2019

Fantastic place

B
26 December 2019

One of our favorite places in the world. Rooms are comfortable and the staff is friendly and outstanding. We come back as often as we can!

T
24 December 2019

If you want something really out of the ordinary visit Dalhousie castle! Celebrating my 50th birthday me and my husband booked a weekend at the castle not knowing more than what the webb page showed and hoped for the best. And we had one of the best weekends ever. The magical settings, a perfect room, the generosity and freedom to use the whole castle and common areas, like the library, the spa, the orangeri - just amazing. Afternoon tea and dinner were outstanding! If you visit...do not miss out on the chance taking a long and adventurous walk in the surroundings following the river, the nature is breathtaking. More...

T
24 December 2019

Amazing castle building in mature grounds, steeped in Scottish history and very much worth a brief tour inside and outside the castle, which you can do on your own. The Dungeon restaurant is highly recommended for food, service and ambiance More...

T
24 December 2019

What an amazing place! By far the most beautiful place we`ve ever stayed in and we`ve stayed in quite a few over the years. As soon as you see the castle it brings a smile to your face.Lovely grounds to walk around,The Staff were very friendly and helpful.Castle was beautiful inside and our room was gorgeous especially the four poster bed! More...

T
24 December 2019

A gorgeous castle we have decided to get married in. Staff friendly and knowledgable and not too far away from city centre. A must if you’re visiting Edinburgh in the near future. Especially around Christmas time! More...

H
24 December 2019

An amazing venue with great staff. We had a short stay over the weekend to attend a wedding at a nearby castle. We certainly felt we had chosen the better castle to stay in. Staff were so friendly and went out of their way to accommodate us - looking for us to tell us our room was ready when we arrived early for check-in, and helping us make the best use of the spa facilities. On our departure day, we took the opportunity to relax in the library and were pleasantly surprised when a false bookcase opened up to reveal a treasure trove of fine Scotch whiskey together with a knowledgeable barman! We would love to return for a longer stay to explore the castle more. More...

T
17 December 2019

The castle grounds are stunning and the castle itself is very welcoming. We stayed in the turret room (no 4) and it was fantastic. Bed was extremely comfortable and the breakfast was lovely. Would definitely stay again. More...

R
17 December 2019

Lovely place, food fantastic reasonably priced. Would definitely go back

R
17 December 2019

A fantastic place to visit. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The wife used the spa facilities and felt refreshed and revitalised. We had dinner in the restaurant and drinks in the library. The service was amazing throughout as you would expect in such a venue. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the room clean and tidy. Breakfast was also great, full Scottish is the way to go! Thanks for a fabulous night to all at Dalhousie! More...

T
17 December 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A delightful pre-Xmas December break that was unaffected by the weather, whether good or bad, site seeing in Edinburgh, local walks, or a day relaxing using the castle facility's if wet. The train service into Edinburgh from Newton Grange is also a bonus as simplifies travel time and cost into the city. More...

T
17 December 2019

This is the third time I’ve been back to Dalhousie and it was the best yet!||Every single thing about this trip was flawless. It was the nicest room I’ve ever stayed in (number 4) the spa and the treatment was so relaxing and the fine dining at the dungeon was exquisite. More...

T
17 December 2019

Wonderful family stay for my daughters 50th birthday. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast specially good. Spa treatments excellent and falconry fascinating. ||Good location for visiting Edinburgh and also Roslyn Chapel. More...

T
17 December 2019

Amazing food and great setting. Fantastic to watch falconry from your bedroom! The castle is in lovely condition and the grounds are brilliant for walking! The bedrooms are well kept. Truly brilliant place to stay. More...

T
17 December 2019

An authentic Scottish castle experience close to Edinburgh. Very comfortable rooms and the library in particular gives you a sense of being back in time with its many books over 100 years old waiting to be perused over a glass of whisky. Many thanks.

T
17 December 2019

A top stay in a castle ,food very good, wine ,beer,whisky selection good as well, but above all||a delight to have helpful ,friendly smiling staff! ! they were really good oh and yes the castle is warm . More...

E
16 December 2019

esta super genial, excelente servicio, la comida muy rica, la habitacion es muy espaciosa ademas del hambiente que hay, definitivamente regresaria y lo recomendaria

T
10 December 2019

Beautiful place to visit. Everyone is friendly and willing to help in any way. Walking the grounds or inside the castle, there’s so much to see and history to learn. Highly recommend and plan to visit again More...

G
10 December 2019

One word to describe it : "gorgeous "

T
10 December 2019

Nice place nice front of house staff food for me and my taste let it down but I’m sure others would really enjoy it. Loved the afternoon tea but felt staff could be more attentive. I felt that getting food served to me took too long in all instances from afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast. The dungeon decor was spot on I really enjoyed it. More...

T
10 December 2019

My boyfriend loved it so much, he wants to make it a yearly tradition to come back. Breakfast was amazing and there were many little hidden passages to explore. The room was just darling and the decorations were perfect for any photo. More...

T
10 December 2019

What an amazing castle with fantastic staff let down by a couple, I wasn’t disappointed with our venue along with our 14 guest including me all there to celebrate my 60th birthday. ||First night we dined in the dungeon but unfortunately the menu was reduced as there was more than 10 of us not sure why but a great time had and a loverly meal although there wasn’t a starter on the restricted menu I liked so I went without.||Breakfast on the morning of my birthday.||The waitress who appeared to be in charge a Spanish sounding lady in the orangey was not accommodating, I wished to sit at a table for 4 to sit with my sister who I haven’t seen her for a while but because she wasn’t at breakfast yet we were ushered to a table for two, when my sister arrived she insisted sitting with us at breakfast to the annoyance of the said staff member. Others from our party arrived at breakfast with cards and presents, I opened the cards and approach the lady who appeared to be in charge and asked if there was a bin I could put the envelopes in, she looked at me with a rye smile then looked at her bin and replied “bin to small” and shrugged her shoulders, how accommodating I should have just left them on the table but I didn’t. ||That day we had a 16 seaters taxi provided and driven by Steven Pickering who took us into Edinburgh dropping us off at the castle and picking up at the station. Christmas market was on well worth a visit, a very good taxi service to use and at a fantastic price too, S&M Pickering.||That evening we dined in the orangey, again the menu was reduced and the main menu was still on display showing a larger menu than what we were offered, again I found that a bit bizarre.||Third day we drove to Rosslyn Chapel well worth it, The Da Vinci Code has ties with lots of interesting facts and about the place. ||That night we did go into Bonnyrigg to eat, local taxi there and back not to expensive, got back to the castle for a nightcap around 9 o’clock on the 29th November, 6 of us walked into the library and sat down, the waiter saw us and walked out I assumed he was serving someone else as two couples were in there too. He came and went another two times eventually I walked into the bar area not wanting to disturb him to much as there was a lot of cluttering only to discover he was loading the dish washer that obviously had more of a priority than us. ||Meanwhile another couple who came in after us left after 20 minutes without being served, we eventually had a drink in front of us 40 minutes in and he wasn’t serving anyone else at the time, very poor indeed. More...

K
10 December 2019

Is a piece of heaven. Awesome place, clean, tidy supercozy. Our lodge is amazing. You can breathe fresh air you can chill there. Best choice ever.

T
10 December 2019

Stunning place. Like going back in time and having your own castle! Decor, service and dining first class. Sitting in the old library with a wee dram just heaven. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. More...

T
10 December 2019

We've stayed at Dalhousie a few times now and always enjoy coming back. The place looks stunning as you approach and the interior is just as beautiful. Dining in the Dungeon restaurant is always a special experience with exemplary service. On this visit the highlight was an hour at the Falconry, flying a hawk and an eagle owl and learning about these beautiful birds. More...

A
10 December 2019

This place has a very special place in our hearts as we were married here 15yrs ago. Been back several times since.... definitely due another visit...

P
9 December 2019

this is my 3rd year going amazing place lovely staff well worth a visit

T
3 December 2019

Everything was pleasing to the eye everywhere I looked. The beds were decent though they could use some mattress toppers. Shower water went wildly from hot to cold with the knobs doing next to nothing to control it . Lunch and dinner are spectacular, breakfast could use some improvement such as a potato option. Also if you are going to French press coffee you need a larger coffee ground, you cannot just press preground drip coffee or else you get all the sludge I saw in my cup. Falconry was amazing, staff were super attentive and always helpful. I would recommend this place for a nice weekend visit. More...

T
3 December 2019

Our son was married last week at the beautiful castle. The food is superb, the views stunning, and the atmosphere all you could hope for. The staff works very hard to make the stay memorable. A talk with the castle steward is a must. More...

T
3 December 2019

Had a wonderful overnight stay here, the castle itself is amazing, so quirky and full of art work and tapestry’s etc, if you are looking for a boutique hotel then it’s not for you however if you are looking for history and charm set in beautiful surroundings then look no further it’s got it all. ||The food at dinner was fabulous couldn’t fault it and exceeded our expectations totally, our room was great and had a wonderful view over the gardens, it was quiet and peaceful and quaint, bed very comfy too.||Breakfast was also very good quality can’t wait to visit again More...

J
3 December 2019

Myself and my husband were married here 17 years ago and it was truly an unreal experience. We’ve always wanted to come back and stay but we have a son now so it’s always been hard work trying to get. So last weekend we were off to Edinburgh xmas markets, we checked availability and the honeymoon suite was available (apparently there are 2 now though) So after requesting the dungeon one, got a lovely email saying we had been allocated that particular room. We arrived at 3:00pm to check in, very friendly staff and they welcomed us back after reading the emails attached to our reservation. Once in our room there was a knock on the door and we were handed a lovely hand written card and some hand made chocolates, such a thoughtful touch. We had a few drinks in the comfortable library bar, wasn’t particularly busy so it was relaxing. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The castle is a little dated in parts but that adds to the quirky character and the fact that it’s a 13th century building (I think) all in all we recommend to anyone. Thanks again! Hopefully we’ll return soon. Jo & Lee More...

S
2 December 2019

most magical and amazing time spending my birthday at and with the staff of Dalhousie Castle!

T
30 November 2019

This was an amazing experience. One that should be done at least once in a lifetime. The rooms and the whole venue are a part of living history. You can really put you self into any part of the castles history and still be amazed. The staff was very friendly and the whole experience is something I would very much like to do again. The Dungeon Restaurants was a bit pricey for the portion sizes. The food presentation was clever and artistic and very astatically pleasing. Some of the menu Item did seem a bit rich. But the overall experience is one that I will recommend to everyone I know. . More...

T
30 November 2019

The Dalhousie Castle Hotel is set in an excellent location for a visit to Edinburgh and offers a splendid historic castle setting with excellent staff and cleanliness together with ample parking and delightful surroundings.

T
30 November 2019

accommodation was very comfortable, we slept fantastically after eating an amazing meal and enjoying good wine and fantastic service. The history and feel of the castle is second to none and we felt very strongly that we would like to make this a regular treat in the future to come. More...

T
30 November 2019

Dalhousie Castle is a spectacular place to stay, from the moment you see the castle your experience begins. The reception lady was very welcoming, very knowledgable of the history of the castle. The entrance hall with the dual staircase and the fantastic ceiling, take your breath away. The library bar was so comfortable, staff were amazing with their service, friendliness and knowledge of the castle. The fine dinning within the Dungeon dinning area, fabulous as were the staff.||The grounds were really good as we were able to walk our two dogs through the woods.||Our room no. 40, was lovely and warm, comfortable four poster bed, spacious room, bathroom again spacious, shower brilliant. More...

T
30 November 2019

Anniversary stay was amazing , such lovely friendly staff warm welcoming, cooked brekkie was really delicious and the stay was so comfortable a great location not far from the city Edinburgh about 20 min drive.

T
30 November 2019

Beautiful castle in a lovely area, staff were all so friendly and the food was amazing. Needed a break from work and this was the perfect remedy. Located in a very historic and interesting area with Roslyn Chapel nearby. More...

T
30 November 2019

Schönes Schloß, gute Lage, Luxus pur, Preis- Leistung sehr gut, leider das Spa nicht genutzt, Frühstück frisch und reichhaltig, Dinner im Verlies erstklassig, Ausblick in Park, Edinburgh mit Zug oder Taxi gut zu erreichen

T
30 November 2019

We had a fantastic stay, the hotel grounds are amazing, the staff we’re professional to be honest we thought the room was very cheap and value for money compared to other hotels we have stayed at, we will definitely be visiting again.

T
30 November 2019

Was looking for a castle vacation in Scotland, and this place was perfect!||Pros:|- Very service minded staff|- Perfect food if you’re looking for food experience. |- Castle feeling big time|- Great rooms|- Great lobby|- Spa facilities|- ||Cons:|- Poor wifi (But it’s a castle)|- Poor air condition after a night sleep(But again, it’s a castle)||Overall it was a perfect place to take the vacation! Worth every penny! More...

T
30 November 2019

We had a wonderful time. The castle was beautiful & the the staff were excellent, welcoming & helpful in planning out trip & making it memorable. The grounds were beautiful & we’d definitely return again More...

T
30 November 2019

You are paying a bit for the experience versus quality. Food and service are excellent. Don't skip the Falconry - definitely a highlight. Do skip the spa - it needs some TLC and maintenance. Staff is helpful if you talk to the right person. More...

C
26 November 2019

Beautiful place for a wedding

S
24 November 2019

Beautiful lighting of castle at night and scenic walks during the day

A
24 November 2019

Brilliant massage and facial with Nikki, then a couple of hours in the spa followed by lunch in the orangery. Fantastic food. Fabulous castle!

T
21 November 2019

beautiful setting, gorgeous rooms, wonderful food, fabulous Spa and a great stay. was given a voucher as a gift by parents but instead of booking on line, we called and got a much better package deal including wine in the room upon arrival and Dinner and for a bit extra we had a suite

T
21 November 2019

Very large and atmospheric room with a lovely view to the gardens. Clean and modern bathroom. Breakfast was great with an amazing view to the river Esk. Staff was always very attentive and friendly, and the spa was relaxing and comfortable.||Beautiful surrounding areas, in particular the visit to the falconry just 1 min walk away, with a large number of birds of prey. ||Diner at the dungeon restaurant, service was superb and the food was good but the portions were really small for the price. More...

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