Ratings based on 161 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Northumberland

Nice hotel near Edinburgh

Posted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: Great staff. Beautiful surroundings.lovely building. Classy.
Cons: Should be free wi- fi like other top class hotels
Location: Beautiful setting. Great golf course. Near to Edinburgh and shuttle bus.
Nice room, great staff, near to Edinburgh,great facilities. Not happy at £15 charge per day for wi-fi. A rip- off in this day and age!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from London

Impressive building in a lovely setting

Posted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: Impressive building in beautiful countryside. Breakfast was substantial and set us up for our return journey.
Cons: We returned at 1.15am from Edinburgh. The reception staff did not seem impressed when I asked if they had any sandwiches.
Location: It is a country club but within 30/40 minute drive from Edinburgh City centre. You really need a car to get the most from this hotel.
Overnight stay following a night at the Edinburgh tattoo. Check in prior to event was faultless but room had faulty lighting. Hotel offered us another room but we had unpacked and were about to go out we declined offer. Bar/coffee lounge facilities were very nice and the day staff were friendly & sociable. The fitness and pool facilities looked excellent and it is obviously a golfers delight.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely location easy access to Edinburgh

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: Location is excellent and excellent facilities
Location: Edinburgh Military tattoo was on
Great access to Edinburgh very near the park and ride, staff very pleasant and helpful
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from essex

Great

Posted Aug 16, 2014
Very good great hotel
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ontario, Canada

Sunday night special

Posted Aug 11, 2014
Cons: Duvets tend to be too hot to sleep under. I would suggest asking guests if they would prefer sheets and blankets.
We took advantage of the Sunday night special, which included dinner. We could also have had breakfast but we had to leave the hotel at 6.00am on Monday morning to get to the airport in time. Overall we had an excellent experience. The staff were most friendly and cooperative, going out of their way at times to ensure that we were looked after. The room was fully equipped with everything we would need and the bed was excellent. Dinner was first class with excellent service. This has to be the one of the best hotels we have stayed in. I would recommend it to anyone. It is a little out of the way in terms of location but the quality of the service and facilities more than made up for that.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Mauchline, Ayrshire

Very nice hotel close to Edinburgh.

Posted Aug 5, 2014
My wife and I booked a one night, dinner, bed and breakfast deal through Itison at short notice. Hotel is situated in a lovely countryside setting a short distance from Edinburgh City centre. Plenty of car parking spaces were available. Check in was quick and professional with very friendly staff. Bedroom was a good size, clean and tidy and the bed turned out to be one of the most comfortable I have slept in, in a hotel. The dinner was very tasty, well cooked and presented. The only criticism would be ithe portion sizes which were small and if I had been paying the normal price I would probably feel differently. Breakfast was buffet type with plenty of choice of cooked and cold food. All staff we encountered were helpful and friendly. My main criticism would be the excessive charges for Wi fi. In this day and computer age, for a large hotel not to provide free Wi fi is ludicrous and smacks of penny pinching or profiteering. Please get into the 21st century.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Location

Posted Aug 3, 2014
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Do not let tour buses park in an area they clearly have designated a no parking area.
This was our first visit to this hotel.It was a trip to celebrate my wifes birthday. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. However the room we were allocated 208,was in the new part of the hotel and despite a turning area outside our window with double yellow lines,tour buses parked there overnight and we were woken early morning to the continual sound of running engines from the buses. It was disappointing and spoiled the occasion for us.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 6, 2014 by Craig, Hotel Management
Many thanks for your comments and thank you for choosing Dalmahoy to celebrate your wife's birthday. We are aware of the issue regarding the coaches running their engine close to the bedrooms and have since been in touch with the coach company to request that drivers now park elsewhere in order not to disturb other guests. We do apologise for the inconvenience on this occasion.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Harborough

Excellent country club hotel

Posted Aug 2, 2014
Pros: Hotel setting, cleanliness of rooms, room comfort and the breakfast.
Cons: The cost of Internet was high. The food in the zest restaurant was average and the atmosphereas more 'beafeater' than Marriott.
Everything that you would expect from a Marriott hotel. Good sized modern rooms that are very comfortable and clean. It is a busy hotel with business people, wedding parties, coach trips and golfers but the service was always good. Great breakfast with an omelette chef and a wide range of cooked breakfast items. We stayed here and travelled to Glasgow for the commonwealth games, a forty five minute journey. Our only issue during our stay was the night we returned late, after midnight, and wanted something to eat. We were told that the 24 hour room service had 'run out' and could only be offered toast. One of the staff did offer to take us to a 24 hour McDonalds when his shift finished which was very kind but after a 16 hour day at the Games we just wanted to go to bed. Internet is charged at £15 a day which in this day and age is expensive when for many other hotels it is free.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Aberdeen

Excellent hotel for golfers

Posted Jul 11, 2014
This hotel sits in beautiful grounds which include two excellent golf courses. If I still played golf I might have rated it as 5 overall ! The hotel is a graceful old country house with a modern bedroom block and leisure club attached. We were there for only one night and did not use most of the facilities. Our only meal was breakfast in a well appointed dining room from which you could see the 18th hole of one of the golf courses. You could eat (or drink) on a patio next to the 18th green. In atmosphere it was one of the most relaxing hotels we have been in. There were plenty of staff and all were unfailingly courteous and could not have been more helpful. There was absolutely none of the faint disdain and disapproval which one can sometimes encounter in top class hotels of this nature. The hotel is North West of Edinburgh near to the huge Gyle shopping mall, park and ride and tram depot. However, staff encouraged us to leave our car in the hotel car park whilst we went to Edinburgh for the day. A taxi to and from Edinburgh was £12-15 depending on the time of day. Overall, this was much more relaxing than staying in a city centre hotel, almost like having two holidays in one!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Margaret from Shropshire

At Dalmahoy for family wedding

Posted Jun 7, 2014
Pros: see paragraph above
Cons: see first paragraph
Location: wonderful gardens, trees, walks, sense of being private, not in the middle of a city, even though central Edinburgh is not far.
Excellent service from helpful and charming staff, bathrooms in rooms for disabled are a bit institutional - could they be a bit more elegant? Place to put makeup near sink? A chair? pity that wheelchairs left in hallways were moved - we finally caught on and kept wheelchair in room. Long way to walk for someone who is pushing a wheelchair or for someone who can walk, but has difficulties. Needed to be as close as possible to function rooms. Excellent dinner at reception, good breakfasts, nice walks, great bar, inviting public spaces, nice views, gardens, just a lot of hallways and spaces to navigate when somewhat disabled. Everyone very helpful though.... very warm welcome from gentleman at the front door - not fussy, "over service", which was nice.