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The Witchery by the Castle, Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh, Edinburgh -0808 281 2653
Area: Edinburgh Old Town - High Street
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HOTEL RATING: 
WONDERFUL
4.65 out of 5 (158 Ratings)
0.1 miles from Edinburgh centre
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Hotel Description
The Witchery by the Castle offers a range of opulent suites in Edinburgh each one unique with its own special features. Lavishly furnished suites display gothic touches with large oak beds and 4-posters velvet-lined walls and flamboyant red and gold décor indicative of the style. There are separate seating areas and large bathrooms with free-standing silver baths. Each of The Witchery's 9 suites is different but walk-in dressing rooms love seats and tapestries set the tone. Some rooms overlook Edinburgh's Royal Mile looking down towards Princes Street or across to the old town. An indulgent breakfast hamper will be served in the room each morning or guests can choose to have a cooked breakfast served in the restaurant at no extra cost. The Witchery's seductive glamor has caught the attention of The Times The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveler and many celebrity fans have enjoyed its suites. The impressive restaurant also showcases fine Scottish dishes in similarly decadent surroundings.

Check-in time: 15:00   Check-out time: 12:00
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Free Breakfast
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Free Parking
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Swimming Pool
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Fitness Center
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Business Center
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Airport Shuttle
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Non Smoking
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Other Amenities
` Restaurant
` Room Service
` Safety Deposit Box
` 24-Hour Front Desk
` Heating
` Fax/photocopying
` Concierge services
` Designated Smoking Area
` Free Wi-Fi
` Daily Housekeeping
` Non-Smoking Rooms Available
` Smoke alarms
` Fire extinguishers
` Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
` Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
` Process in place to check health of guests
` First aid kit available
` Cashless payment available
` Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
` Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
` Contactless check-in/out
` balcony/terrace
` CCTV security in common areas
` Daily disinfection
` Luggage storage & lockers
` Non-smoking property
` Restaurant (special diets available)
` Physical/social distancing guidelines
` Protective screen or physical barriers in appropriate areas

The Witchery by the Castle Guest Reviews

Overall Average Score: 
Wonderful (4.65 out of 5)

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5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Theresa Thu, 7 October 2021

Fabulous

Liked: All was beyond wonderful
Disliked: Nothing

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Anonymous Thu, 7 October 2021

Eye-watering and exceptional

Liked: An adventure of a lifetime in an enchanting, bewitching place. Stunning antique collection in the Inner Sanctum
Disliked: Nothing at all

3

Pleasant - 3 out of 5

Amanda Thu, 7 October 2021

Disappointed weekend in Edinburgh

Liked: Fabulous location. Dyson hairdryer, comfy bed.
Disliked: There was no bar to sit and relax before a meal. No room service, seemed a lot of money when we could've got all this by paying a lot less. Mainly restaurant with a few rooms. Also, the shower gel, shampoo etc was screwed to the wall and had to keep standing up and down from the bath to reach it, very annoying. Tea facilities were poor too, for this price expect a good range of teas/coffee and biscuits with fresh milk in the room.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Marina Tue, 21 September 2021

Exceptional

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Julian Sat, 18 September 2021

Exceptional

Liked: Staff genuinely wanted to helpful
Disliked: Paying for the taxi from Preston field to witchery

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Michael Tue, 7 September 2021

Exceptional

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Salman Tue, 31 August 2021

Exceptional

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Steven Mon, 16 August 2021

A special Edinburgh experience for...

Liked: Wow, what an experience. The first impression, as you enter the room, is staggering. Certainly, an experience somewhere between (what I imagine) straying in a 17th century gentrified townhouse and a Sherlock Holmes movie set. It was a great experience and one I don't regret, nor am I likely to forget.We enjoyed the restaurant (breakfast and dinner). Our servers we attentive and very professional and the overall dining experience was not nearly as pretentious as I had imagined. The food was of a good standard, and while not spectacular, the ambience and the service more than made up for it.The in-room breakfast option was really good and I would strongly recommend this option.The location of the property cannot be beaten - just bear in mind you are on the Royal Mile, so the hum-drum of the passing tourists adds to the realism of an "early modern cityscape".
Disliked: As much as I enjoyed the stay, there are some reality checks I wish I had been made aware of. Most notably, this is not a hotel - so don't expect any concierge-type service. This is a restaurant with rooms... not a hotel with a restaurant. Our check-in (4 pm) was underwhelming - we did feel like uninvited guests who were mostly a hindrance to the regular restaurant patrons. It seemed that the passing tourists blocking the entrance for a cheeky photo op were more important to the restaurant staff who were checking us, the paying guests, into the room.We were offered help with our luggage, but more as an afterthought. The stone spiral staircase leading up to our room (The Rectory), which is in keeping with the period property, is litigation waiting to happen. I would have thought that the staff (restaurant staff) would have shown more care to the guest's arrival than was shown to us.It's not luxury - it's an experience, so come with that expectation.I really enjoyed this stay, but in retrospect, it was not worth the money. As stated above, I loved the experience, and I don't regret staying here, but the expense cannot be rationally justified in the same way as a bonafide hotel stay. If you are expecting to be treated like a hotel guest, then you will be disappointed.One night would be all you need for the experience; three nights is overkill.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Anne Mon, 9 August 2021

Exceptional

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Jake Sun, 4 July 2021

Exceptional

Liked: Everything was perfect.

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The Witchery by the Castle Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh, Edinburgh