We stayed at the Dakota for one night in a double room, approx £80, on a saturday night. The Dakota is on the outskirts of South Queensferry, as the hotel advertises good access to Edinburgh airport but asides from this the only thing you can walk to is Tesco! 15/20 mins to Edinburgh by car. The village of South Queensferry (which is lovely with beautiful views over the Forth) is 5 mins by car. The hotel worked for us as we had our car and were visiting family in Edinburgh and Fife.
The reception hall leading to bar and restaurant is a wonderful space and has a great, smart, even boutique (despite its size) ambiance to it. Other hotel brands could learn a thing or two from Dakota. Check in was very efficient. Our room was to a high standard, excellent style and not the usual bland modern hotel room, still had an edge. Overlooked the bypass but didn't expect any different. The only real major downfall to the room was the bed and the mattress was hard as a brick, actually kept waking up through the night because back was so sore, introduce toppers please!!
We dined in the restaurant and had a wonderful meal, I had the Panzanella salad to start, a great take on the classic mozzarella and tomatoes. My husband had the scallops which he said were good. I then had the Rigatoni which was lovely (these were the only two vegetarian options on the menu but fair enough it is the Dakota grill!) My husband had the Filet Mignon which was on the specials menu and said it was delicious. We then shared a satisfying Creme Brulee. Would definitely recommend dining in the restaurant one night if you are staying.
Breakfast was not included in our room rate but was fine for us as we had to leave very early in the morning. In all this is an excellent hotel and we would definitely consider staying again if around the area - if we could specify a softer bed!
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- Also Known As:
- Dakota Forth Bridge Edinburgh
- Dakota Forth Bridge Hotel Edinburgh