Melville Castle Hotel

Melville Castle HotelMelville Castle has been restored and refurbished to provide a luxury 4 star Hotel only 6 miles (9.6 km) from Edinburgh city. The castle is set in a secluded situation on the bank of the North Esk River within a fifty acre (20 hectare) wooded estate. Built in 1786 on the site of the old medieval castle for the first Viscount Melville, it is described as of important historical and architectural significance. The Hotel welcomes the discerning guest and also specialises in Wedding Receptions, Conferences and Corporate Events. We are pleased to offer exclusive use of the hotel and grounds for special occasions. It is bounded by two golf courses and the attractive grounds are home to a variety of wild life. Designed by James Playfair principally for entertaining on a grand scale, the spacious entrance hall allows access to the elegant inner hall, staircase and attractive reception rooms. Each of the Castle's 30 comfortably furnished bedrooms is unique. The passenger lift gives access to the dining and boardroom and three levels of bedrooms including luxury four-poster rooms, 6 Gallery and 2 Spa bedrooms. Other rooms are also suitable for family occupation.


Hotel details

The hotel is a completely non-smoking throughout.

General information

Rating : 4 stars
Size : 33 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Luggage Storage
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Internet Services
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN


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Food & Beverages

The Cellar Bar and Brasserie is situated in the vaulted cellars of the Castle offering a relaxed environment to sit back and enjoy some of our award winning chef's culinary delights.


Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs GBP 5.00 per hour.  Wireless internet is available in public areas and costs GBP 5.00 per 24 hours. 


Free private parking is possible on site. 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


Melville Gate, Gilmerton Road
EH18 1AP Lasswade Edinburgh

Travel information

Melville Castle is situated south east of Edinburgh just beyond the city boundary. From Edinburgh City Centre Head towards the city bypass then follow the instructions below. From the West (Edinburgh Airport) follow the city bypass eastbound. Exit at Gilmerton Junction and follow the road signs for Eskbank. The gates to Melville Castle will appear on your right hand side about 1km from the bypass slip road. From the East follow the city bypass westbound. At the Sheriff Hall Roundabout take the A68 then take the first turning on the right onto Melville Drive. The gates to Melville Castle are opposite the end of Melville Drive.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

VAT is included.  Service charge is included.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 4 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  All older children or adults are charged GBP 40.00 per night and person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy