Ratings based on 246 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Wonderful stay at a gorgeous castle.

Posted 29-Sep-2016
Dalhousie Castle is the ideal place if you're looking to stay in a castle in the Edinburgh area. It's about a 20 minute taxi ride from the city center which is just far enough to be out in the peaceful Scottish countryside. The castle itself is absolutely beautiful, and sits on grounds that are equally so, with archery, falconry, and several great walking paths. The staff at the hotel were extremely nice and accommodating - we were even greeted by a nice gentleman in full Scottish garb who gave us a brief history of the castle. The castle and grounds are very quiet and peaceful - fantastic for relaxing with a good book. The food was absolutely spectacular, from the home-baked pastries that came with breakfast to the truly magnificent three course meal you can get through the Dungeon Restaurant, which I highly recommend. Overall an amazing experience with my only regret being that we did not stay longer.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from Houston, Tx

Beautiful landscape, minimal room, expensive food

Posted 22-Sep-2016
We were disappointed that the castle hotel offered no activities. All activities including the tour of the castle required hiring a tour company. Any food (room service or resteraunt) was a minimum of 24€. No one answered phone most of the time.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Wonderful castle experience - service not so much

Posted 11-Sep-2016
Cons: Check-in and check-out service level was poor. Lunch/Dinner service in the Orangery was very poor.
My wife and I spent (1) night here during our Ireland trip. The castle and grounds were wonderful. The falconry and owls were beautiful and we really enjoyed walking the grounds and trails and taking many pictures. We stayed in the Castle Rocks Suite and although a tight squeeze to get our car over the bridge, it was well worth it to have the largess of this suite all to ourselves. We did not eat in the Dungeon Restaurant but did eat lunch and dinner in the Orangery Restaurant. We enjoyed the spa for the jacuzzi.
1out of 5
by A verified traveller from SOUTH CAROLINA

Castle no Castle

Posted 10-Sep-2016
Pros: Great Hotel and location stayed there before.
Cons: I did try to verify, could not reach the Castle.
Location: TATTOO
I booked the Castle as a 10th anniversary surprise for my wife and I, only to find out that I was not in the Castle but in a third floor unit "no elevator" on the property. I stayed in the Castle ounce before that is why I requested the property. I'm asking for a credit to be used at another time and a customer profile to avoid this kind of mixup. I cannot even try to move my wife up any length of stairs.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Missouri

Loved the castle stay.

Posted 22-Aug-2016
Pros: All the character (antiques).
Cons: The food.
Loved staying in the castle the first night. The second night was in the cottage but would have preferred the castle. Would not recommend the food in the Dungeon. The Dungeon room was cool but the food was awful & too expensive.
5out of 5
by dennis from San Diego

Dalhousie Castle

Posted 02-Jul-2016 on Hotels
A great getaway for couples. There is actually another building besides the castle. We were lucky to get an upgrade and stayed in the castle (many stairs and steps). The breakfast was top notch and the service excellent. If your tired of English breakfasts, you might be able to talk them into an made to order omelet! Take in the falconry lessons next door if you have time. Great staff and beautiful grounds!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Secluded country estate

Posted 25-Jun-2016
Wonderful two night stay. We walked to town to take the bus. Easy to find place
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from italy

Edinburgh visit

Posted 25-Jun-2016
This was our first visit to scotland and the hotel was impressive whisky the room was great it was not in the castle but some walk away in another building It was raining when we were there and this was unpleasant as we hit very wet waking back and forth to the hotel We were a little disappointed as we did not understand that the room was not in the old part of the hotel However the room was large and comfy and the staff great
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 12-May-2016
Wonderful relaxing stay in gorgeous historic surroundings...
5out of 5
by Michael from Farnborough, Hampshire

Beutiful Castle / Friendly Staff

Posted 10-May-2016 on Hotels
We spent a weekend here for my wife's 40th birthday. I recommend staying in the castle itself if you can. Friendly staff and great food at both their restaurants.