Ratings based on 288 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from N Ireland

Beautiful peaceful setting

Posted 25-Apr-2017
Beautiful wee Scottish castle hotel, with wonderful food, staff and spa. Friendly and helpful staff and wonderful to have the freedom to wander around the hotel's nooks and crannies. Be aware, there are lots of steps to restaurant in the orangery and spa.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Alabama

Great hotel and Incredible Experience!

Posted 13-Apr-2017
Location: Beautiful grounds. We took a long walk and the countryside is just beautiful.
My sister, children and I stayed at Dalhousie Castle on Spring Break. We had an incredible time! The castle itself is beautiful with so much history and the grounds were just as beautiful. The kids loved eating in the dungeon (delicious!) and all of the secret passages in the hotel. The rooms were very well appointed and the beds were comfortable. The staff went above an beyond to accommodate any need we had. We also took part in a falconry lesson while we were there and it was awesome! Overall, this is a must do if you are in Edinburgh. We only stayed one night but really wished we had booked more. Great experience!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

amazing building!

Posted 06-Apr-2017
Little disappointed to have to look for staff to book in. Then not having a Scottish voice to welcome you did spoil the experience of being in a Scottish castle! ! But I have to say I did feel very honoured to have the privilege of staying in this amazing hotel. Did not use the spa so cannot comment . Staff were very friendly. Food in the dungeon and breakfast in the Orangey was top Quality . Afternoon tea was very nice but the sandwiches were a bit tasteless and a little stale . But would definitely go back. 😀
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Canada

Pleasant stay in interesting spot

Posted 31-Mar-2017
We stayed in Castle Rocks side building - modern well serviced good size rooms but a bit of a walk around castle and down over bridge (dark at night) if weather is poor. Nice otherwise. Dinner was good with drinks and appies in library then excellent 3 course meal. Breakfast in Orangerie was cheerful and plentiful. Downside: cot broke in middle due to lack of slats (they deducted cost but daughter slept on floor), no hairdrier in room. Warning -make early reservations separatelyy for spa, dinner, tea, lunch. Falconry was lots of fun but expensive. Roslyn chapel is 20 min / £10 by taxi. Rail stn Estbank best fm Edinbugh. Ask for local taxi # fm Castle reservations. 10 min £5-6 fm stn.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Great Castle but needs attention

Posted 27-Mar-2017
Very grand and wonderful location. I booked the castle rock suite which is away from the castle. Was told there was parking available but there was no way my car would fit through the very narrow roman bridge. Very poorly lit grounds I fell over on my walk back to my room and grazed my knee. 2 Loose concrete steps near the orangery restaurant....very dangerous. The Dungeon Restaurant is extortionate - 2 courses for nearly £43 and very basic ingredients. I would stay again but wouldn't eat there. Quite disappointing.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from dublin

Princess for a day.!

Posted 13-Mar-2017
Pros: Loved the view from bedroom window.!
Cons: We had two beds in our room and they were a little bit small.
Location: There is a falconry as you drive in to the castle but unfortunately it was closed by the time I could visit. Grounds are beautiful, very peaceful.
Myself and my sister stayed at the Dalhousie Castle hotel while in Edinburgh for a family funeral. We were very happy with our visit, the castle amazing. The room was quite large and well equipt. Coffee making facilities were supplied plus lovely shortbread biscuits. The castle was exactly as you would imagine a castle to be, big library with lots of sofas , plus lots of thrones around the halls. Food was delicious, lots of choice for breakfast, all served by friendly staff.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 11-Mar-2017
Thought I was booking a room in the castle...turns out they have an off-site building that they tried to put us in...after discussing my disappointment...we were moved to the castle. Falconry personnel were exceptional and had an excellent experience with them.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great history and great hotel

Posted 08-Mar-2017
The hotel was great! I loved the location and the staff was great and welcoming! Best place we have ever stayed
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from alnwick

Disappointed

Posted 08-Mar-2017
We were led to believe that we were staying in a castle room as the pictures on your advert. We were in fact booked into an out building not accessible for me disabled. Had to pay extra to stay in basement of castle. On the positive side food in the castle was first class.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Castle break

Posted 07-Mar-2017
Beautiful building, great service, excellant food. Our only let down was the room, we booked a themed four posted room but it didnt live up to the rooms we had viewed online. Relatively small, no obvious theme and very cramped en-suite. Overall we probably would go again but certainly not room number 3.