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Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg, EH19 3JB, United Kingdom – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Sauna, Solarium, Spa, Massage, Hot Tub, Turkish/Steam Bath, Library
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Hair/Beauty Salon, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Chapel/Shrine, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Costcutter (1.5miles) Scottish Co-operatve (2.2miles)
The Dean Tavern (2.2miles) The Sun Inn (1.3miles)
Mama c's (2.2miles) The Wheelhouse Cafe (1.7miles)
From 2:30 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 35 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Score from 52 reviews Wonderful
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Score from 1101 reviews Very good
Overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Waverley Station, the 5-star Scotsman Hotel has a renowned restaurant, a spa, a pool, a gym and Thalgo treatments.
Score from 663 reviews Excellent
This beautiful country house from 1861, set in 28 acres of wonderful gardens, has 4 Red Stars (AA) and 4 Gold Stars (Visit Scotland) for affordable luxury 19 miles (30.5 km) from Edinburgh.
Score from 58 reviews Excellent
The room was very spacious and the food was brilliant breakfast was very good and the staff very helpfull
We were put into room 3 which was a very small room but after chatting with reception they moved us very quickly
My partner and I chose to stay in a castle to mark an end to our road trip around the UK and Ireland. Dalhousie Castle exceeded all expectations and we would love to return again to make use of the health spa which we missed out on this time.
wonderful place to get away from a hectic life.
very spooky at night. shivers though my body. i think i was visited by a spirit in the night.......
Lovely old building in beautiful surroundings. A fantastic "dungeon" restaurant and great service with a good choice of menu.
A very uncomfortable bed. Extremely disappointed with the Children's Menu in the restaurant (everthing with "chips" and frozen fish fingers....REALLY!!). Were told we could have had a smaller portion of the adult meal but were not offered this! Lovely "library" pre-dinner area, quite small and glad it wasn't that busy.
the hotel itself, the location and the staff. Enjoyed dining in the orangery. Liked the falconry too
the spa area was somewhat disappointing. Small in size and with minimal facilities
The Castle is breathtaking ! .... The Spa was quiet which was a good thing as it is quite small but very relaxing and enjoyable especially the heated conservatory with tea and coffee available. .......... The food was nice but could have had more choice on main menu, we dined in the dungeon which was great ! Staff were very pleasant and helpful. ....
Nothing really to dislike about this Hotel tbh......
Nice castle, theme room very nice and comfortable, fantastic dinner in the Dungeon, good breakfast in the Orangeraie, nice setting! 15 minutes walk from bus stop to Edinburgh.
Wi-fii was very slow.
I felt it was quite expensive but well worth it. Loved the hotel. Loved the food. Loved the whole experience.
Little disappointed at breakfast as had to be kept waiting while they chased up out hot food. Saying that the waitress was already aware and came over to apologise.
From the moment we walked into the castle we were met with a warm friendly atmosphere. The whole staff was extremely accommodating. Our room was beautiful. We spent two nights at Dalhousie and had the pleasure to dine in both restaurants, and they were both outstanding in their own way. Breakfast was in a sunroom over looking a creek and meadow. I wanted to stay longer. Great experience.
There is nothing to not like, it was perfect.
Everything, the castle was amazing, the staff were really friendly and helpful, the rooms were decorated perfectly to suit the setting, the spa was beautiful. Everything was really good!
The only tiny thing i have to complain about is that we couldn't get wifi in our room but we were in a corner room of a stone building so its understandable!
Dalhousie Castle was a great stay, however we were there for one night only ..... way too little time to experience all this wonderful place has on offer ... you need 3 days minimum. Peter, the castle concierge, was especially helpful - especially the special tour and explanations of the history, ghosts and secret places within this special place that many do not get an opportunity to explore. Thankyou Dalhousie .... we will return with more time very soon Debbie & Drew Lean
Location Restuarant Helpful Staff
Could be more choice on the Dinner Menu. Lack of Visitor information for what is on in the Area
Nicely situated Castle Hotel in a beautiful surrounding south of Edinburgh. Upon arrival the concierge was very helpful carrying our suitcases up the stairs to the very top of the castle and giving good explanations of the available services. It was also nice to use the spa (consisting of steam bath and a laconium) since it was a rainy day when we arrived.
We had a standard room on the very top of the castle. The room however was somewhat run down and made a very shabby impression. The carpeted floor was bleached out and seamy. The sofa was completely filthy and shabby - I did not want to sit on it. Also the wall papers had some stains. The breakfast was average in terms of quality. Breakfast service was good on the first day but terrible the second day (buffet half empty and not restocked, the ordered Scottish breakfast took about 45 minutes to be served, others who arrived later were served before us). Overall value for money (550 GBP for three nights) was not good enough. You can get better quality in both room and food in B&Bs for half the price. Just the castle as such does not justify the price.
Spa facilities Food Walks around the Castle Library room Comfortable Bed Concierge in full Scottish dress Falconery and Archery Locality to Edinburgh Helpful staff
3 short (false) fire alarms
The castle is small but charming. Great atmosphere. Beautiful, classic, quaint and relaxing. Service was first class. It is well maintained.
The castle was owned the Clan Ramsay until 1977 but there is little evidence of this castles rich history. The head concierge worn the Ramsay tartan but I might have been the only one that knew that. More emphasis should be made on the castle history. The location to Edinburgh might be a problem if sightseeing in Edinburgh is a priority of your visit.
Location, facilities and welcome
Insufficient staff to deal with breakfast
Location near Edinburgh. Views, walks, food- all excellent.
Replace carpet in India room.
Liked the fact that it is a castle that people can stay in and kind of experience what castle living might be like.
The front desk assistant was abrupt and seemed put off by any question we asked while checking in. Questions like breakfast, falconry, wifi etc. Wifi was extremely bad. We were given a room that had a huge yard light right outside that did not have any function other than ambient lighting to make the castle look nice at night. The drapes were coming off the rod and the headboard was attached to the wall with screws that jutted out. We made dinner reservations when we checked in but the wait to be seated and served was the longest we encountered in our 15 day trip through UK. Only one waited seemed to be running between 9 tables so needless to say the wait was long. Same scenario at breakfast though the food service was more effecient and timely.The castle advertises Falconry on their site but it actually is an independent company and we did not find them to be responsive. My husband wanted to book a session but the attendant there could not do so. Asked us to call which we did and left a message with no response. We only had a one night stay there and it would have been nice to be able to incorporate that. And even if they were all booked the courtesy of a reply would have been nice.
location falconry food staff attentiveness cleanliness just felt relaxed
needs a little refresh as some carpets a bit threadbare a little pricey
location, marvellous castle
Upon arrival, the desk operator told us he couldn't find our 1 month previously made booking reference back and that the hotel was full...the children were extremely disappointed by this ...so we had to go in the lodge on the domain (2 min walk...) - it was extremely hot in the rooms, no airco, no wifi... When i checked internet in the lobby I found out that there were 2 themed rooms available even at a lower price than originally booked... at that time we were so fed up with the receptionist's attitude that we decided not to bother...
Lovely grounds to castle. Rooms large and comfortable
Meal in the dungeon was cool!
Overall very good.Bedroom very comfortable.A fine array of raptors.
Dungeon tables too low or insufficient leg room ( knee room ) for male guests. Poor contintal breakfasts for foreign visitors. ( not ourselves )
No air conditioning room was very hot. We also didn't get shown where our room was there for we were lost looking for a room
Peter was an exceptional historian and guide through the castle. The grounds are amazing. The falconry experience quite unique. The wifi was spotty inside the castle but we didn't care because everything else was so "over the top" exceptional.
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