Ratings based on 262 Verified Reviews

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
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Worldwide

Pleasant historical suburbs castle hotel.

Posted 22-Dec-2016
Overall very good. Very reasonable hotel price and an truly excellent all inclusive breakfast. The staff check in and room were all very good. Had dinner in the dungeon restaurant. Very good setting, some ornamental knights in armor et cetera. Again, I liked the staff simply for.how they are. However, the restaurant is very expensive, the food is good, but not £50 per person plus £30 wine good. Overall with the room price being so low, the overall stay was priced correctly, it just irked a little with the restaurant.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Milton Keynes

Great atmosphere

Posted 05-Dec-2016
Great hotel but health spa opens too late in the morning
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

magical castle

Posted 13-Oct-2016 on Hotels
magical
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from indianapolis

Wonderful place, horrible experience with Allison

Posted 10-Oct-2016 on Orbitz
Location: Location is in a beautiful area
Was looking so forward to staying here and it was a lovely place. Allison treated us so rudely when we were checking in that it made staying there stressful. Orbitz booked us a room that apparently had already been booked long ago, instead of Allison explaining that nicely or with any sympathy she was rude explaining to us that we couldn't have our room that we paid extra for and basically was like oh well you will need to deal with Orbitz to get any kind of refund. I understand that Orbitz messed up but there is a kind and friendly way Allison to explain that to someone not make it worse by being cold, rude and unsympathetic!!!!!!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from USA

Honeymoon Hideaway

Posted 30-Sep-2016 on Hotels
Our stay was wonderfully relaxing! The only small little thing was the inconsistency of the WiFi. But when you want to relax, who cares! If you can, do the falconry and archery experience. AMAZING!
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
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.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Fantastic hotel

Posted 21-Sep-2016 on Hotels
We spent two nights at the castle to celebrate a 40th birthday. The castle itself is impressive and the rooms are comfortable and well appointed. There are lots of walking trails around the castle and the maintenance guy told us how to get to an old gravesite and church ruins where the original owners of castle are buried. The traditional breakfast served in the Orangery restaurant was delicious - we even asked for extra haggis on day 2. Gabriela and Amber are two of the amazing ladies working in the restaurant and made our morning visits to the restaurant memorable and fun. We reserved a table in the Dungeon restaurant for 3 of us to celebrate the birthday and the service was quite poor. The lady serving us was not only unfriendly, she was unprofessional. When we said "thank you" she didn't respond. She brought food to the table and dropped it off without speaking. The wine we ordered showed up after our appetizers. At £50 per person the service was so disappointing. We mentioned it to mgmt and they were very apologetic and offered after dinner drinks on the house (thanks Edwin!) but it still ruined a once-in-a-lifetime 40th birthday dinner in a castle experience. Other than the bad experience in the Dungeon restaurant this place is fantastic!
4out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
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.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from GA

Great Castle! Definitely recommend.

Posted 11-Sep-2016 on Hotels
Great service and staff. Both restaurants on site were nice. We chose the Orangery to eat and the food and service were great. The dungeon restaurant looks amazing. The library is also nice for quiet drinks before bed. Watched the deer grazing while eating dinner. Beautiful castle. If available, book the castle themed room. There's only one, so book early or it'll be gone. We stayed in 5 castles while on our trip and this room was the closest by far to having the true castle feel than all of them. Definitely recommend. 5 minute drive to Rosslyn Chapel. 15 minutes to Edinburgh Castle.