Everything about this castle was spectacular, especially the staff! They were all amazing.
The castle is not wheelchair friendly, I was disappointed. The dining room is down a flight of stairs, and no access with a chair - difficult to watch my elderly dad manage them.
A Little Off Road But What an amazing surprise”
Well I arrived at the property after sundown. I turn into a gate and onto a DARK diveway with no site of the Castle. I am spooked along with wife and daughter. After a 30-40 second drive lo and behold the castle almost like a hollywood thriller. Great place beautiful ambience. You are reminded of life in the medieval times but with all the modern amenities. Staff is excellent and courteous. We only had the breakfast which was wholesome and nice with good variety and choices. Loved it. Will go back for sure
A night at the castle”
The estate is BEAUTIFUL! like a real castle. The restaurant is divine.!
Good value bargain night.”
Grand castle in extensive grounds. Excellent staff. Pleasant spacious room. Excellent food and service in the Brasserie for dinner. Very good breakfast. Rural but convenient for Edinburgh
Excellent stay ”
We stayed at the castle suite and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was great with a full spread of Scottish breakfast food such as haggis and black pudding. The staff at Melville Castle were very sincere and helpful. The four poster bed was excellent and is a must try for everyone who stays at Melville Castle. Service was impeccable and along with its majestic environment, it made our stay magical. We will definitely be back again.
Staff john,Angus and Sam where very helpful and friendly
The Castle, the grounds and the location in relation to surrounding amenities is very good.
The major downfall is the lack of staff, there is just not enough to cover the required areas, the bar, kitchen, reception.
On the Saturday we visited there was a wedding with lots of guests staying in the Castle, the main area for the wedding was a marque in the grounds, it seem most of the staff, drink and drinks glasses went out into the tent. We were sat in the bar within the Castle along with the senior members of the wedding, we continuously had to look for staff in order to get a drink, the bar was empty of bottles of spirits, the staff, when we did find one had to run outside in the rain to the marque to get a drink which they brought back in a glass, eventually after complaining, bottles were brought back into the castle, unfortunately we then ran out of glasses to put it in.,... time for bed
There are other minor faults with the place, limited menu for main meals, key cards not working and TV stand broken in our room to mention but a few.
This is a real shame, the staff who were present ran there socks off to look after us, we felt that one more person would have solved the staffing shortfall and made the experience a much more pleasant one for both guests and staff alike
Relaxing getaway ”
Comfortable bed, beautiful grounds and castle, friendly staff
We had a very relaxing time and enjoyed the beautiful property....
Australian's in a castle?”
Very different. Enjoyed being out of the city very pretty area.