The baronial mansion on the Dalmahoy estate was built in 1725, as a grand country residence for a Scottish lord. Today, as a four-star hotel and country club, it retains that grandeur and luxury, providing the perfect setting for a wide range of relaxing breaks.
The building’s history is reflected not only in its stunning architecture, but throughout the interiors too, with period detailing and traditional décor combining to create the quintessential Scottish country house hotel. With 1000 acres of beautiful rolling grounds, the estate offers real tranquillity, yet the hotel is also well connected – close to the M8 and the airport, and just a few miles from Edinburgh city centre.
The hotel is ideal for golf breaks in Scotland, as it is home to two excellent 18-hole courses – providing challenges for players of every level of ability. If those two aren’t enough, you’ll find many more in the area around Edinburgh and West Edinburgh, all within easy reach.
If you’re more interested in retail therapy, it’s also an ideal base for shopping breaks. The country’s largest designer outlet centre is just a few miles away, while Edinburgh city centre is packed full of choices – from the big high street names to upmarket designer boutiques.
Of course, there’s much more to Edinburgh than shops. One of Europe’s most popular destinations for city breaks, the city’s rich history, cultural heritage and vibrant nightlife offers a wealth of options for things to see and do. Edinburgh may be famous for its festivals, which bring countless shows, performances and exhibitions to the city, but it’s well worth a visit the whole year round – with a range of museums, art galleries, bars and restaurants.
Once you’re finished playing golf, hitting the shops or seeing the sights, the hotel’s spa facilities provide the perfect way to unwind with some luxury pampering treatments. If you’d prefer something a little more active, you could always take a couple of laps of the pool, have a work out in the gym, or even play tennis. At the end of it all, the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and bar offer a sophisticated and sumptuous setting to enjoy the very best of Scottish food and drink.
Where is the Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club?
Kirknewton, Edinburgh EH27 8EB
Dalmahoy Hotel is on the A71, just three miles from the Edinburgh city bypass (A720). The nearest railway station is in Curriehill, around three miles away, although Edinburgh Haymarket in the west end of Edinburgh is only a few miles further. Edinburgh airport is close by, less than a 15-minute drive.
What’s worth visiting in Edinburgh?
- Edinburgh Festivals: August – Festival season in Edinburgh includes several different programmes of events, with the Fringe the biggest and perhaps most famous. Others throughout the summer include the film (June), jazz (July), science (April), book (August) and children’s (May) festivals.
- Holyrood Palace – In the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, the palace is the official Royal residence in Edinburgh and has been since the days of Mary Queen of Scots.
- 5 Sisters Zoo – More hands-on than some zoos, this attraction is home to more than 100 different species with regular handling and feeding sessions. You can even become a zoo keeper for the day.
- British Piping Championships: 30 May 2015 – Held in conjunction with the annual West Lothian Highland Games, this is set to be one of the world’s biggest events for pipe band fans.
What is there to do at the hotel?
With two excellent 18-hole courses, golf is the real highlight at the Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club. The West Course provides a championship-standard challenge, stretching to a 7475 yards for par of 72, while the East Course is a little shorter (though no less challenging) at 5168 yards for a par of 68. If you want to work on your swing before you get to grips with either course, the hotel also boasts a driving range and practice greens – as well as a well-stocked pro shop.
If golf isn't your game, you can still get active in the great outdoors – whether playing tennis on the on-site courts, or using the trail for a cross-country jog or a brisk walk. For those that prefer to work out indoors, there’s an extensive gym offering the latest equipment for cardio and weights training, as well as a range of fitness classes. And if you like to start your day with a dip, then there’s a good-sized swimming pool, together with sauna and whirlpool.
For the ultimate in relaxation, the hotel’s beauty salon offers a good range of treatments and therapies, from simple nail treatments to full pampering packages.
Where is there to eat & drink at the hotel?
The Pentland Restaurant is the hotel’s main dining option, offering an AA Rosette standard of cuisine in a classic fine dining environment. Both the décor within the dining room and the options on the menu are traditional Scottish, while there are stunning views out across the golf courses to enjoy while you eat. Zest offers a more casual, bistro-style dining experience, with a light, airy dining room where you can enjoy some comforting classics and fresh flavours from around the world.
Similarly, the hotel features two different bars. The James Braid Bar offers a quiet and refined atmosphere ideal for an afternoon coffee, sophisticated cocktail or a dram of whisky. Meanwhile, the Sports Bar is an informal space, ideal if you’ve just come off the golf course or you want to watch some sports on the big screen.
Breakfast: 6.30am – 11am (from 7am Saturday & Sunday)
Bistro-style menu:12noon – 10.30pm
Dinner: 7pm – 9.45pm
Features at a glance
- Four-star luxury country house hotel
- Set in 1,000-acre estate
- Historic baronial country mansion
- 203 tastefully appointed rooms and suites
- Traditional Scottish style throughout
- Two 18-hole golf courses on site
- Excellent setting for golf breaks in Scotland
- Just 7 miles from central Edinburgh
- Ideal for luxury shopping breaks
- AA Rosette rated fine dining Pentland Restaurant
- Bistro style Zest casual restaurant
- Elegant James Braid Bar
- Relaxed Sports Bar
- Swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool
- Large well-equipped gym
- On site beauty salon for spa breaks
- Free Wi-Fi in public areas
- Extensive guest parking.
What else do I need to know?
- Check in after 3pm, check out by 12noon.
- The hotel offers accessible rooms for disabled guests – contact us to check details and availability.
- For family rooms, please get in touch with our booking team directly.
- Pets are not permitted at the hotel.
- To contact easy-breaks.com call 08430 55 44 33 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“With two excellent courses, golf may be the star of the show at Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club, but it’s also a great destination for luxury spa breaks and a great base for shopping breaks and Edinburgh city breaks too. It offers a stunning, tranquil location that’s only a few miles from the city centre, offering the best of both worlds – play the course one day, then see the sights (and shops) of Scotland’s capital the next day.”