The Witchery by the Castle
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The Witchery by the Castle

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#1 of Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh
Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF, United Kingdom
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The 5-star The Witchery by the Castle offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Edinburgh. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the property's facilities and services. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at The Witchery by the Castle. Comfortable guestrooms ensure a good night's sleep with some rooms featuring facilities such as carpeting, slippers, closet, heating, telephone. The property offers various recreational opportunities. The Witchery by the Castle combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Edinburgh unforgettable.Show More
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4.5/5Great·Cleanliness: 4.5
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Amenities
Restaurant24-Hour Front DeskWi-Fi in Public AreasFree
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Surroundings
Airport: Edinburgh Airport
(13.7 km)
Train: Edinburgh Waverley Station
(780m)
Train: Haymarket Train Station
(1.6 km)
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Guardroom Suite
4

Guardroom Suite

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
Wardrobe
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Sempill Suite Non smoking
4

Sempill Suite Non smoking

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
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Old Rectory Suite Non smoking
4

Old Rectory Suite Non smoking

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
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Turret Suite Non smoking
5

Turret Suite Non smoking

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
Wardrobe
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Deluxe Suite-Inner Sanctum
5

Deluxe Suite-Inner Sanctum

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
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Heriot Suite Non smoking
6

Heriot Suite Non smoking

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
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Vestry Suite Non smoking
4

Vestry Suite Non smoking

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
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Armoury Suite Non smoking
5

Armoury Suite Non smoking

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
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Library Suite Non smoking
4

Library Suite Non smoking

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bathroom
Private Toilet
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Guest Reviews(41)

4.5/5
Great
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  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Amenities4.5
  • Location4.5
  • Service4.5
RongRongHQ
February 26, 2024
A must stay hotel in Edinburgh! The room is beautiful, and the photos are particularly impressive! Lots of antique-feeling velvet upholstery, but clean. The room is in the building opposite the front desk, and the only way to get to the room is through stairs. However, when checking in, the staff helped deliver the luggage to the room and gave welcome chocolates. We chose to eat breakfast in the room. The variety was relatively simple. The fruits were not sweet and not particularly fresh. It might be better to eat in the restaurant. All in all, I am very satisfied, the price is higher but worth the money! recommend!
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April 19, 2024
I had seen so many pictures of The Witchery, since we couldn’t stay there, I wasn’t prepared to miss out on at least a meal here. Built in 1595, The Witchery provides the most atmospheric meal you could ask for. We didn’t have a reservation just plain luck and entered The Secret Garden for lunch. Our service, quality of food and taste of dishes were beyond expectations (which, let’s face it were high upon arrival) We share molasses cured salmon blinis and charcuterie with watermelon 🍉 followed by deer and kale champ and the Witchery seafood pie 🥧 our wine was divine and I’d love to go back for a dinner in the original dining room 🧙‍♀️🥰😋
Guest User
April 17, 2024
The food here is absolutely outstanding. Staff are attentive and accommodating. I took a family member for a birthday treat and the staff surprised us with a bottle of Prosecco and a chocolate and fruit platter with a sparkler. Oh...and the wine! Beautiful.
Guest User
April 13, 2024
Fabulous dinner, we will definitely return. We had such a lovely evening, food and wine was delicious. The vegan options were lovely, so nice to get different options to other restaurants and an actual dessert rather than just been offered sorbet! Lovely restaurant and our waiter was lovely (Cameron), he made the visit perfect - thank you.
Guest User
April 7, 2024
First time at The Witchery and it won't be the last. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the surroundings. Very good service from the staff. We were early for our table (in the Secret Garden Room) but this was not a problem. We will try the Original Room next time.
Guest User
April 2, 2024
Absolutely amazing atmosphere, ambiance, and location. That alone made this worth it. My wife and stopped in for lunch before touring Edinburgh Castle and I wish we had time to go back for dinner. The hospitality was fantastic and the food was amazing. I had the Haggis and Red Deer Wellington and it was fantastic.
Guest User
March 23, 2024
Excellent service and very high quality food. High end of what we wanted to pay but worth every penny. I had langoustine and my wife the oyster followed by the red deer and haggis Wellington sharer, just perfect. We drank a bottle of house rose and house red both spot on! Atmosphere and surrounding made it all feel very special.
Inspire68459572855
March 11, 2024
I celebrate each passing year here. It takes the sting out of my decline into decrepitude that each birthday marks. Everything is excellent, and everyone should spend at least one night of their lives luxuriating in the experience that is The Witchery.
Guest User
March 7, 2024
Wow - absolutely breath taking. We stayed here for two nights for my 30th birthday and had the most incredible time. We stayed in the Old Rectory and every detail was absolutely perfect. The room was so beautiful with so much going on but absolutely spotlessly clean. It was an amazing experience. We ate breakfast on two days and had dinner on one day and wow, what can I say! The food was incredible and all the members of staff were so lovely and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The location is incredible and really set the bar high for my first trip to Edinburgh!

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: After 14:30
Check-out: Before 11:30

Front desk hours: 24/7

Child Policies
Children cannot stay at this hotel.

Cots and Extra Beds
For all room types, cots and extra beds cannot be added.

Breakfast
TypeContinental, Full English/Irish
AgeFee
Adult
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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Health Protected

Quite Clean
  • 4.5/5
Cleaning & disinfecting
  • Rooms are disinfected between stays

Property Description

  • Opened: 1979
  • Renovated: 2016
  • Number of Rooms: 9
The 5-star The Witchery by the Castle offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Edinburgh. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the property's facilities and services. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at The Witchery by the Castle. Comfortable guestrooms ensure a good night's sleep with some rooms featuring facilities such as carpeting, slippers, closet, heating, telephone. The property offers various recreational opportunities. The Witchery by the Castle combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Edinburgh unforgettable.

Services & Amenities

Restaurant
Restaurant
Restaurant
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at The Witchery by the Castle?

Prices at The Witchery by the Castle are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to The Witchery by the Castle?

The closest airport is Edinburgh Airport. It is 13.7 km from the hotel and approximately a 25minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at The Witchery by the Castle?

The check-in time is after 14:30 and the check-out time is before 11:30.

Does The Witchery by the Castle provide airport transfer services?

No, the The Witchery by the Castle doesn't provide airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does The Witchery by the Castle have?

The Witchery by the Castle has the following amenities and services: Restaurant.

Does The Witchery by the Castle have a swimming pool?

No, The Witchery by the Castle doesn't have a pool.

Does The Witchery by the Castle have fitness amenities?

No, The Witchery by the Castle doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does The Witchery by the Castle provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does The Witchery by the Castle have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, The Witchery by the Castle has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does The Witchery by the Castle provide breakfast?

Yes, The Witchery by the Castle provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportEdinburgh Airport
Distance to Airport13.66KM
Nearest Train StationEdinburgh Waverley Station
Distance to Train Station0.78KM
Average Price FromGBP875
Hotel Star Rating5