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“Glossy and sleek but impersonal”
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Dakota Edinburgh
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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“Glossy and sleek but impersonal”
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Stayed here for business last week. Great location by the bridge and handy for where I was working.

Everything very mood lighting, dark corners, no natural light,

Staff mostly female, obviously selected for style but Friendly and helpful.

I wasn't very comfortable here as a lone female business traveller. There was nothing cosy about the place and the restaurant seating was horrid. Lone diners sat in a sad row. Food was great though - do have the lobster if you can. Cooked breakfast pricey - porridge counts as cooked so go for the full works..

On the whole I won't be coming here next time. Too much sleekness and not enough comfort.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 December 2012 via mobile

My wife and myself choose the Dakota after it was recommended to us by friends and we where not disappointed. Outstanding restaurant and rooms, really friendly staff and ideal location just next to the Forth road Bridge. :)

  • Stayed September 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

This is a Quirky Hotel,standing in a Tecso carpark, dressed in a façade of industrial chic. The interiors are dark but dapper, evoking ideas of New York loft accommodation of the early 00’s. My partner and I enjoyed our night’s stay. The rooms are well appointed though bordering on the small side. Dinner in the restaurant, is hard sold ( as are many thing ) at the reception desk on check-in, do not be forced into it. Thought the food is good, it is not exceptional and there are many excellent places to eat in South Queensferry that may prove better.
The Hotel’s staff were all very friendly, professional and present to deal with at all times, adding to the overall experience. If this hotel was to be located in the city centre it would be three times the price thus making it good value for money.
Also if possible on check-in, request a room on the Western side (the rail bridge side) of the hotel this is due to noise from the adjoining motorway, which can be very disruptive at night.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Very lovely hotel with great amenities. A few reviews have complained about the rooms being dark but I quite like the decor of it all. The only complaint I would say is the cheap mattress that they use. I could actually feel the springs every time I moved, so didn't manage to get a good nights sleep.

Breakfast was lovely, you could order hot breakfast on request, they also served continental breakfast buffet.

Had a great stay here and the staff were great, couldn't fault their service at all!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Skye, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Spotless, elegant, ulta-relaxing room, loads of space and very comfy bed. Breakfast is the best I've ever had in a hotel, and the young local serving staff were the best combination of professional and friendly. On checking in, they bent over backwards to accommodate us. The price is a bargain for all of this I'd say... The location is great for the beauties of South Queensferry, but also for its closeness to the motorways.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

Nice hotel. Dinner was excellent. Service was second to none. Decor was a bit dark for my taste but my partner loved it. TV was a 42" and had the usual freeview channels plus Sky Atlantic and 4 sports channels. If they had a few film channels that would have made it complete. Breakfast was good but we may have met the chef on a bad day as the porridge was truly horrible. However the cooked breakfast was very good and the continental was as expected for that class of hotel. Being next door to a restaurant and Tesco's also opened up options instead of using the hotel for meals. Although we had our car the train station is only a 15 minute walk away and at £4.40 return good value into Edinburgh

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

We stayed at the Dakota in South Queensferry for one night. Had a great stay. Turned up without a booking and we were charged the same rate as we would have got from the internet. We booked for dinner and breakfast and the food was excellent. I asked for a steak which was not on the menu and they were able to accommodate. The fillet steak was the best I have had in years, cooked to perfection and extremely tasty. My husband also had a steak and he was extrememly impressed with his also. I was also impressed by the breakfast, I had he scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and again was extremely tasty along with all the other items on offer.

The room was clean and large and I had asked for a large bed which was provided. Slept well and no road noise which given the close proximity to the road was a bonus. Nice fluffy towels and a great shower.

We didn't use, but had a quick look at the gym which is a room on one of the floors. It was ok, there was enough equipment to allow a decent workout and had a weights cable machine.

The staff were all very friendly and nothing was too much. I filled in a comments card in the room and received a very nice reply back. I must admit that this doe not happen too often so was nice to hear that comments had been read.

Thanks Dakota, will deffinately use again for both food and a bed.

If you are looking for somewhere to eat on a trip North, then you will not be disapointed if you stop here.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dakota Edinburgh
Address: Ferrymuir Retail Park, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9QZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Queensferry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in South Queensferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dakota Edinburgh 3.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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