Dalhousie Castle Hotel

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Info Dalhousie Castle Hotel, located just eight miles from Edinburgh, is a historic fortress offering a relaxing escape from city life in a serene, private parkland and wooded valley setting. Guests can enjoy Scottish hospitality while participating in noble sports like falconry and archery, relaxing in the oak-paneled library with a glass of whisky or exploring the castle estate. The hotel features 29 unique en-suite guest bedrooms, adorned with Scottish fabrics and period furniture, along with modern amenities like Egyptian cotton bed linen, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities. The Aqueous Spa offers rejuvenating treatments with Ytsara products, and the castle provides five impressive function and conference suites for business meetings and events.
Summary of reviewsDalhousie Castle Hotel is a unique and historic castle hotel located near Edinburgh, surrounded by stunning scenery and beautiful grounds. While some guests found the location slightly far out from the city, the view from the hotel was lovely and the castle grounds were gorgeous. The breakfast and dinner received mixed reviews with some guests finding the food exceptional and others disappointed with the limited choice and poor organization. The themed rooms were a highlight for many guests, although some found certain areas lacking in detail and cleanliness. The staff received rave reviews for their exceptional service, although some guests encountered inexperienced or unhelpful staff members. The spa facilities were generally well-received, although some guests found them cramped or disappointing. Despite mixed feedback, the hotel is recommended for those who want to experience staying in a real-life castle with a magical atmosphere and authentic feel. It is a perfect choice for a romantic getaway, birthday, anniversary or just to spoil yourself and your loved ones.
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Former Castle Hotel
Located just minutes outside Edinburgh, Dalhousie Castle was built in the 13th century and belonged to the Ramsay clan for centuries. After a rather turbulent past and many renovations, the castle was turned into the award-winning hotel that it is today, providing guests with excellent service and a magical atmosphere that will make them feel like they have travelled through time.

Hotel for Honeymoon
Indulge yourself and your significant other by spending your honeymoon in this historic castle-hotel's Castle Suite, an utterly romantic room which will make the both of you feel like true royalty.

Hotel with Spa
Experience rejuvenation and relaxation at the Aqueous Spa at Dalhousie Castle Hotel. The spa offers a variety of therapeutic and beauty treatments using products from the holistic, vegan brand Ytsara. Indulge in a Relaxation Spa Day, which includes a 30-minute spa treatment, use of spa facilities for two hours, and Afternoon Tea in the Orangery Restaurant. Guests can also purchase a Spa Day Pass for use of the facilities for up to 2 hours. Those staying in the castle have complimentary access to the spa.

The Hydro Pool features multi-massage jets for a revitalizing experience. The Laconium, a Roman-style dry sweating room, promotes relaxation and well-being. The Relaxation Room, with comfortable seating and stunning views, is the perfect spot to unwind. The Rain & Fog Shower offers a tropical rain shower with lighting effects, while the Cold Fog replaces the traditional plunge pool to cool down the body. Finally, the Foot Baths, designed with hot and cold taps and pebbles for massaging the feet, are the perfect way to end a relaxing spa day.

Romantic Hotel
This fascinating, romantic castle hotel offers luxurious accommodation, spa and leisure facilities and award-winning fine dining.

Haunted Hotel
Dalhousie Castle does not only boast a centuries-long history but also a rather spooky past. The property is said to be inhabited by many different ghosts, the most well-known one being that of Sir Alexander Ramsay. According to the story, in 1342, he was starved to death and he is left wandering around ever since. Another famous ghost is that of Lady Catherine or the Grey Lady, who haunts the castle's dungeon.

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Room Types
Superior Double Room Individually styled and decorated, this elegant en suite rooms is historically themed with unique character and charm. With free Wi-Fi, it includes a TV, hairdryer, and a welcoming hospitality tray. Please request double or twin when booking.

Themed Double Room with Four Poster Bed This luxurious and elegant room is decorated with a historic theme and features unique character and charm. With free Wi-Fi, the en suite room includes a TV, radio, hairdryer, and a welcoming hospitality tray.

Classic Double Room This en suite room offers free Wi-Fi. It also includes a TV, hairdryer, and a welcoming hospitality tray. Please request double or twin when booking.

Lodge Suite These rooms are located 60 metres from the hotel building. Featuring a charming Scottish country house feel, just across the River Esk, in secluded woodland offset to the castles quarry. Suites are gently themed with local influence, offering generous living space, sumptuous beds, chandeliers, flat-screen TV, free WiFi, fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Bathrooms have walk-in showers, roll top bath or spa bath, ceramic and marble paneling. With access to a semi-private patio gardens.

Lodge Double Featuring a charming Scottish country house feel, just across the River Esk, in a secluded woodland offset to the castles quarry. Bedrooms are gently themed with local influence, they feature sumptuous beds, chandeliers, flat-screen TV, free WiFi, fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Bathrooms have walk-in showers, ceramic and marble paneling. Please note that these rooms are 60 metres from the main building.

Double or Twin Room Please note that these rooms are 60 metres from the main building.

About Dalhousie Castle HotelDalhousie Castle Hotel, nestled just eight miles from Edinburgh, offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This ancient fortress, set within eleven acres of private parkland and wooded valleys, is a place where guests can create memories while enjoying Scottish hospitality. The hotel provides an opportunity for guests to participate in noble sports like falconry and archery, take a leisurely stroll through the castle estate or unwind with a glass of whisky in the oak-paneled library.

The castle houses 29 unique en-suite guest bedrooms, each adorned with rich Scottish fabrics and period furniture, perfect for a royal visitor. Despite the historic surroundings, the rooms cater to the discerning modern guest, featuring soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and robes, slippers and Temple Spa toiletries. In addition to these amenities, all rooms have an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen digital TV, direct-dial telephone, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities. Please note that due to the property's 13th-century origins, navigating the castle can be challenging for those with mobility issues.

The Aqueous Spa at Dalhousie Castle Hotel offers a range of relaxing and therapeutic treatments designed to invigorate and rejuvenate the body and mind, using products from the holistic, vegan spa brand Ytsara. Use of the hydro pool and spa facilities is by appointment only, with pre-booked time slots to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests. Guests under the age of 16 are not permitted to use the spa. For business meetings and events, the castle offers five impressive function and conference suites, with experienced event planners on hand to ensure a smooth and memorable experience.
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Location
Dalhousie Castle Hotel is an exceptional destination located near Edinburgh. The hotel is situated in lovely grounds surrounded by rivers, forests, hills and mountains, making it a magical location for a Scottish castle experience. However, some guests did find the location slightly far out from the city and not really accessible. Moreover, some visitors did have trouble finding their way to the hotel as the signs need improvement. Nevertheless, the view from the hotel was lovely and the scenery was stunning. Being in a castle with the beautiful setting was an amazing place to see for some guests. The castle grounds were gorgeous and there were long woodland walks for visitors to enjoy. Although there wasn't a restaurant around, the hotel had a great location for guests' needs in a secluded area. The parking provided was also convenient for guests with cars.

Breakfast
Guests at Dalhousie Castle Hotel had mixed experiences with the breakfast. Some found the food to be great, amazing, exceptional and of very good quality. Others, unfortunately, were disappointed with the limited choice, overcooked or dried-out options served from a Bain Marie, cold buffet dishes and poor organization. Some guests had to wait for food to be brought out, for plates to be replenished or for tables to be cleaned due to understaffing. Some also had issues with the spa facilities and a lack of vegetarian options. However, a few guests enjoyed the breakfast in the light Orangerie with great views across the pasture and woods. In summary, while some guests had a great breakfast experience, there were also those that found it to be mediocre, poor or a joke.

Dinner
The dinner at Dalhousie Castle Hotel received mixed reviews from guests. Some described it as the highlight of their stay, while others found it disappointing. The dungeon restaurant was a unique setting for dining and created a great atmosphere. The service was fantastic for some guests, while others found it slow and lacking initiative. The limited variety on the menus was a downside for some guests and the room service menu was described as being more suited to a child's taste. Several guests experienced mix-ups with their orders with one steak being full of fat and gristle. Despite the issues, the food was generally well received and some guests called it amazing with an excellent quality of dining experience. However, the dinner scheduled for 8 pm left some diners waiting until nearly an hour past their reservation time. Overall, while it was not up to standard for some guests, others had a great experience dining in the castle's dungeon restaurant.

Rooms
The Dalhousie Castle Hotel is a unique and historic castle hotel with beautiful surroundings that have been well-maintained. Guests can wander around the great property and admire the old books in the library which is a great place to relax during the day. The themed rooms were the best part of the castle and very clean and comfortable. However, some of the rooms were lacking in detail with things like pictures missing on the walls and some furniture being old and tired. Some guests even reported ant infestations and broken items like kettles and fans. While some of the lodges were lovely, other guests were disappointed not to be staying in the main castle itself. Despite these issues, the castle is stunning and full of history and many rooms were spacious and comfortable. Guests who had breakfast in bed said it was delicious and the staff couldn't have been more helpful with every request. Overall, the Dalhousie Castle Hotel is a great option for those who want to experience staying in a real-life castle.

Beds
Guests of the Dalhousie Castle Hotel have shared mixed reviews about the beds in the rooms. While some guests have found the beds to be comfortable with divine bedding, others have described them as horrid, terribly uncomfortable and old with mattresses that had holes. One guest also reported a bed that was too hard and made loud noises with movement. However, despite the varied opinions on the bed comfort, some guests noted the poorly located outlets for personal electronics.

Cleanliness
Visitors to Dalhousie Castle Hotel had mixed reviews regarding the cleanliness of the property. Some guests found the accommodations to be beautiful, comfortable and well-maintained with clean and comfortable rooms and well-kept common areas. However, others mentioned that certain areas needed attention, such as cracked tiles in the bathroom, broken fan and tired decor in the breakfast room. Some guests also noted that the property feels old and has mold on the walls in places. Some complained about dirty cutlery or rooms that weren't cleaned despite signs, while others experienced an ant infestation or found hair in their shower. On the other hand, most guests expressed satisfaction with the cleanliness of the rooms, although some noted the need for more thorough cleaning or repairs. Despite some mixed feedback, the hotel aims to keep the property clean and tidy for guests.

Staff
The staff at Dalhousie Castle Hotel have received rave reviews from guests. Many guests commented on the exceptional service and how staff went above and beyond, making them feel welcome from the moment they stepped in. However, there were a few instances where guests encountered inexperienced or unhelpful staff members. Despite this, the majority of the reviews were overwhelmingly positive with guests highlighting how staff provided a warm and friendly service from reception to the restaurant and spa. Some guests even went as far as to praise named staff members who had made their stay extra special. Overall, the staff at Dalhousie Castle Hotel were described as accommodating, professional and friendly, creating an unforgettable experience for guests.

Wi-Fi
While the historic Dalhousie Castle Hotel boasts beautiful grounds and luxurious amenities, the WiFi provided to guests may leave something to be desired. Several guests reported a lack of connection or patchy service with some even stating that the WiFi was not accessible in the small cottages or lodges. There were also reports of poor internet overall with some guests expressing frustration with the inconsistent service. However, one guest did commend the staff for their diligence in resolving WiFi problems. If dependable internet access is a priority for your stay, it may be worth considering alternative options.

Spa
The Dalhousie Castle Hotel offers a luxurious accommodation experience that includes exquisite food and faultless service. Guests can enjoy an excellent combination of a historical building and spa service with the small but good range of offers. The spa facilities are excellent with guests able to enjoy additional spa services such as foot baths, whirlpools, salt scrubs, steam rooms and cool showers. The lovely atrium room off of the spa provided relaxation and comfort. However, some guests found the spa to be a bit intetsigende, cramped or disappointing due to the absence of certain amenities like a sauna or cool showers. Despite this, most enjoyed the spa and its well-run facilities and organized staff and saw it as a perfect place to escape and relax. The only downside was the robe provided which wasn’t very soft and lacked a waist tie. Spa treatments were fabulous, superb or wonderful, however, water pool was out of order leaving an overall feeling of disappointment. Regardless, the free access to the spa was a nice touch and some guests found that the spa was a comfortable added value.

4 Star
Dalhousie Castle Hotel is a beautiful castle filled with charm and character, located in picturesque surroundings that are well worth the money. The hotel has a pleasant atmosphere and although some aspects of it could be improved, it is still rated as a very good hotel. Guests have mixed thoughts on whether the hotel deserves its 4-star rating, but all agree that the castle is lovely and exceptional. Some guests had issues with the price of the hotel or the spa facilities, but overall, it is deemed as an empfehlenswert (recommended) place to stay. It is a perfect choice for those who appreciate historical buildings and want to experience staying in a castle for themselves.

Historic
If you want to experience the thrill of sleeping in a real, ancient castle, Dalhousie Castle Hotel is the perfect destination for you. This Scottish castle, which is more than 850 years old, has been meticulously converted into a hotel that doesn't lose its unique qualities. Staying here means indulging in the castle's authenticity, historic details and beautiful, old-style furnishings. The castle is steeped in history and the interiors are authentically beautiful. You can feel the weight of history on every creaky stair and in every rambling corridor. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate about their castle's history and they ensure that guests have a great experience every time. The hotel offers great amenities such as a wonderful spa and brilliant breakfast. The whole property is simply gorgeous with a magical atmosphere that will transport you back in time. This is an unbeatable place for a romantic getaway, birthday, anniversary or just to spoil yourself and your loved ones.

Romantic
Dalhousie Castle Hotel is a stunning location that provides a magical experience of staying in a castle that is steeped in history and maintains its original charm. The individual rooms have an atmospheric and relaxed non-stuffy atmosphere making it a perfect honeymoon paradise. The Schloss Hotel is beautifully idyllically located and maintains a stylish ambiance and is only a short distance from Edinburgh, which makes it a perfect choice for that romantic getaway. The castle provides a real authentic feel and everything from the rooms to the views is amazing. Visitors can expect quality ingredients for breakfast and dinner and a spa on site makes it a perfect place to unwind and disconnect for the weekend. Although getting a table at the dungeon restaurant can be challenging, the dinner inside the castle is definitely worth the wait. Dalhousie Castle Hotel is a brilliant place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or spoil a friend or partner.


No, Dalhousie Castle Hotel doesn't have any pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Dalhousie Castle Hotel.

No, Dalhousie Castle Hotel doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Dalhousie Castle Hotel.

No, Dalhousie Castle Hotel doesn't have a gym.

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