Stayed here for just a night to attend an event being held at the hotel. We walked from the nearest station (Dalmeny) which is about a mile (20 minutes). Our train didn't get in until 9.10pm, and by the time we'd walked to the hotel we were cold!!!
You arrive at the front of the hotel (others have commented about the location, so I'll leave that on my review) to push through the front door floor to ceiling plush velvet curtains and arrive..... in Paradise! At least that was how it felt to me! From the cold dark of the outside, we entered a warm, homely and comforting environment. Fires, candles, warmth - and not just the temperature, the welcome itself is warm.
We were dealt with efficiently by the Reception staff, and made our way up to our bedroom.
I had booked a wheelchair accessible room, and our room was ENORMOUS! Plenty of room for the wheelchair to manoeuvre, and more... The bathroom too was spacious, with a wheel in shower.
The items on the tea tray felt a little more "special" and included some Earl Grey tea bags (my favourite) and luxury cookies. Nice subdued lighting and everything in the hotel room was easy to find. I particularly liked the decor which made the room feel cosy and homely.
Because we'd arrived late, we just had a bar meal - steak sandwich with onion rings. That was £10 which I felt was pretty good for what I was served. It was delicious and beautifully presented.
All in all, a lovely hotel, with a more luxurious feel to it than most "business" hotels. The staff were all extremely helpful, friendly and attentive. Food was excellent and the standard of cleanliness could not be faulted.
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- Also Known As:
- Dakota Forth Bridge Edinburgh
- Dakota Forth Bridge Hotel Edinburgh