The Witchery by the Castle

Edinburgh , , Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh (Show on Map)

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Info The hotel "Witchery by the Castle" is located at the top of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. It has developed a world-wide reputation for its excellent dining experience, showcasing the best of Scotland's produce in the most charming of settings.
Summary of reviewsThe Witchery by the Castle is a hotel with exceptional staff who provide excellent service to guests. The team is friendly, welcoming, professional and passionate about their jobs. Many guests praised the attentive and helpful nature of the staff with particular mention for one outstanding waiter named Blare. Although a few negative reviews mentioned unprofessional staff and booking issues, the overwhelmingly positive feedback is a testament to the exceptional service provided by staff at The Witchery by the Castle.
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Boutique-style Hotel
The Witchery by the Castle is as whimsical and magical as its own name suggests. Nestled amidst the historic streets of Edinburgh's Old Town, the hotel features 9 unique and theatrical suites, each one distinctively decorated and appointed with the most lavish antique furniture. From lush velvet materials to opulent and romantic interiors, this boutique hotel will make your stay as unique and memorable as possible.

Former Castle Hotel
The Witchery by the Castle was established by James Thomson, one of the most famous restaurant owners in Scotland, at a historic building at the gates of Edinburgh Castle. It takes its name from the hundreds of women burned at the stake as witches on Castlehill during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Witchery occupies a substantial 16th century building, Boswell’s Court, named after a former resident, James Boswell. With its antique-filled suites secreted within dreamy 16th-century building, guests are swept into an opulent, Gothic fantasy.

Hotel for Honeymoon,
A luxurious life starts with a luxurious honeymoon. Treat yourself and your partner by dining at one of the finest restaurants in Scotland, in a private setting that will make you feel unique and royal. The Witchery also has nine gorgeously decorated suites, designed to make your honeymoon richer and more glamorous.

Romantic Hotel
Featuring lavishly furnished suites with gothic touches, velvet-lined walls and large oak beds and 4-posters, this hotel is one of the most romantic hotels in the world.

Hotel near Nightlife Spots
The rooftop Tower Restaurant (300m)

Hotel for Adults Only,
The Witchery by the Castle embodies the pinnacle of luxury and elegance, providing an unparalleled lodging experience with its individually designed suites. Each suite showcases a lavish Gothic aesthetic and sumptuous furnishings, catering exclusively to adult guests, as the accommodations are not suited for children.

5-Star Hotel
Now, in its fourth decade, the 5 star hotel is a Scottish fine-dining landmark, cherished by loyal locals, many visitors and celebrity fans.

Luxury Hotel

Historic Hotel

Hotel Taking Steps Towards Sustainability

Small Hotel

Room Types
Deluxe Suite - Old Rectory Each deluxe suite is individual. Some have views to the historic Royal Mile, others have a kitchenette and lounge and some have four-poster beds. Please note that specific features are not guaranteed.

Deluxe Suite - Inner Sanctum Situated on the first floor, this spacious suite features a lacquered red bathroom with an antique Victorian bath, a tartan-lined study and a lavishly draped four-poster bed.

Deluxe Suite - Sempill A velvet-draped four-poster bed is featured in this elegant large suite with separate sitting room and panelled dining hall.

Deluxe Suite - Turret This elegant suite features a romantic king-sized four-poster bed with vintage red silk velvet drapes. Two windows offer exceptional views to Princes Street and beyond. The bedroom also has a TV and a breakfast table.

Deluxe Suite - Heriot This suite features a romantic four-poster bed with gold-embroidered velvets, a sitting room, a walk-in dressing room, and a hidden Gothic chapel bathroom.

Deluxe Suite - Library Situated on the first floor, this Gothic library-styled suite boasts a book-filled bathroom with its hidden secret door and heavily draped bed, views of the Royal Mile, walls upholstered in Paisley fabrics, and a seating area with Victorian sofas from Taymouth Castle.

Deluxe Suite - Vestry Situated on the second floor, this suite overlooks the Royal Mile and it boasts a draped bed, French gilded furniture, ecclesiastical vestments, and a marbled-floored bathroom with a large roll-top bath and shower.

Deluxe Suite - Guardroom With views across Old Town rooftops, this romantic four-poster bedroom boasts a separate sitting room, a dining hall and an oak-panelled bathroom with roll-top bath.

Deluxe Suite - Armoury A dining hall, a romantic four-poster bedroom, a separate sitting room, and an oak-panelled bathroom with a roll-top bath are featured in this elegant suite.

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Guest Reviews
If you're looking for a hotel with a prime location in Edinburgh, look no further than The Witchery by the Castle. Guests rave about the centrally located historical building, next to the famous castle. The hotel is right at the top of Royal Mile, making it a perfect starting point to explore Edinburgh's main attractions. The location cannot be beaten with guests describing it as fabulous and outstanding. Even better, the hotel is walking distance from the city centre, putting you in the heart of all the action. The Witchery by the Castle is a stunning hotel in the best location imaginable.

The Witchery by the Castle is a travel destination that boasts a beautiful historical building in an unbeatable location. Guests have raved about the exquisitely decorated rooms with many describing them as totally unique, expansive and private. The Library room was a standout, featuring stunning facilities and a wonderfully decadent ambience. Although there were some minor setbacks such as the lack of a bar to relax in before a meal, overall, the historical elements of the hotel far surpassed those of other hotels in Edinburgh. The experience of staying at The Witchery by the Castle was described as out of this world with a theatrical and unusual setting that was unforgettable. Despite some minor service issues like a long wait for dinner and screwed in shower amenities, guests left feeling dazed by the stunning interior and hope to return to try a different room. The suite in the heart of Edinburgh was deemed a unique and historical experience not to be missed.

The Witchery by the Castle boasts an exceptional team of staff that truly go above and beyond the call of duty. The friendly and welcoming nature of the staff is particularly noteworthy with many guests commenting on how nothing was too much trouble for them. Alongside being incredible attentive and professional, the staff are proud of their hotel and their passion for their jobs shone through in each interaction. One member of staff in particular, Blare, stood out as an amazing waiter who left a lasting impression on guests. However, a small number of negative reviews mentioned unprofessional staff and issues with bookings, but these were few and far between compared to the overwhelmingly positive feedback. Overall, the staff at The Witchery by the Castle are exceptional and provide excellent service to guests.

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

No, a spa isn't available at The Witchery by the Castle.

No, The Witchery by the Castle doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at The Witchery by the Castle.

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