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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
542 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast Available
Room Service


Explore the area

Popular LocationRoyal Infirmary5 min drive
Popular LocationMusselburgh Racecourse7 min drive
Popular LocationArthur's Seat13 min drive
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)24 min drive

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  • Superior Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room
  • Standard Double Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Suite

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite
  • Family Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Single Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed

About this area


Located in Lasswade, Melville Castle is in a rural area. Festival Theatre and National Museum of Scotland are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and Grassmarket. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Musselburgh Racecourse or Murrayfield Stadium.

Visit our Lasswade travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Infirmary - 5 min drive
  • Musselburgh Racecourse - 7 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min drive
  • Arthur's Seat - 13 min drive
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Eskbank Station - 3 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 24 min drive


  • The Brasserie — 1 min walk
  • Elginhaugh Farm Carvery - 8 min walk
  • Justinlees - 13 min walk
  • Sheriffhall Cafe - 15 min walk
  • Cavaliere - 2 min drive

About this property

Melville Castle

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants and bars/lounges
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has 2 bars/lounges and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out. All 32 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find coffee makers and free bottled water.
Melville Castle offers 32 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs with deep soaking bathtubs, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee daily
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space (7801 square feet)


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathtub
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 3 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from August 1 2020 to February 28 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available

Property is also known as

Melville Castle
Melville Castle Hotel Lasswade
Melville Castle Lasswade
Melville Castle Hotel
Melville Castle Hotel
Melville Castle Lasswade
Melville Castle Hotel Lasswade

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Melville Castle and receive a full refund?
Yes, Melville Castle offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Melville Castle cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Melville Castle?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at Melville Castle?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Dalkeith Country Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Edinburgh and Princes Street. Grassmarket and Royal Infirmary are also within 6 mi (10 km). Eskbank Station is 26 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Melville Castle

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disappointing stay at Melville Castle

I booked a room at the Melville Castle thinking that it would be a neat experience, I was sorely disappointed. When we arrived we were given a room on the main floor, when we opened the room door we were astounded to see that the beds were not made up and all bedding was piled up on the dresser. We immediately went back to the reception and received a cursory apology and assigned another room on the second floor. After climbing 2 flights of stairs with our luggage we entered a 2 twin bed room. We later went down to the restaurant and was assigned a table for two by a waiter.. The table legs were uneven and the table rocked quite badly. We mentioned this to the waiter as requested another table but no other table was apparently available although we saw at least 4 tables empty. With a promise to fix the table the waiter left while we looked at the menu (which was very limited). After 20 minutes with no service we decided to leave and look for a restaurant elsewhere. We passed the waiter on the way out as he was standing at the top of the stairs apparently doing nothing. Next morning while trying to shower we realized that as the room was at the top of the building the roof was very sloped, the bath was against the side of the bathroom with the roof sloping across the bath. I am 5"7 and needed to bend my head to shower, my son is 6"1 and he was nearly bent in half in order to shower. The shower curtain was so long we needed to stand on it to shower, very dangerous.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Unique because duh! It’s a castle. The grounds are beautiful, the room we had was amazing, I love how there is no limit on how much you can explore the castle, the staff was amazing and very helpful guiding us on the best way into the city, the dinner and breakfast were delicious, this was definitely a great experience for my wife and I, magical if you will, room was spacious and the bathroom as well, idk what else to say other than what are you waiting for? Book this Stay already!!

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020