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“Brilliant restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dakota Edinburgh

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Dakota Edinburgh
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London, United Kingdom
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660 reviews
138 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,018 helpful votes
“Brilliant restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We dined in the restaurant. The service from begging to end was impeccable, the food was delicious as so the wine, the menu had extensive range of dishes and wines. Beautiful furniture, very clean establishment. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We spent several days here. This hotel is beautiful and classy with its modern design. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable and the food in the lovely restaurant is delicious. And did I mention they have great cocktails? Well they do. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Stayed here for a weekend to attend a friends wedding. Wasn't expecting too much, but the hotel turned out to be a real gem. The whole place feels very well thought out, and is a master class on interior design. It's probably the first hotel I've stayed at, where the bedroom feels like a bedroom you could have at home, but you would never have the creative skill to get it looking this good.
Aside from the interior, the staff were very helpful on advice with the shuttle bus and getting a local train in to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I took my girlfriend there for a meal n stay as i was proposing to her.
The staff couldnt have been any better, as they helped with all my imjury needs n setting up the proposal too.

Wld def recommend staying there...as everything from start to finish was perfect. Thankyou

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dannyh1976
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Dunbar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

As hotels go this is a gem, it is so atmospheric and from the rather factory like exterior you will be amazed at the cool and relaxing interior.

The rooms are spacious and well presented, but above all else this hotel is so quiet it's the perfect way to get a good night sleep.

The restaurant food is nice, apart from a mix up with the cooking of a steak but they quickly brought us a fresh one. Breakfast is cooked to order and fresh.

The service throughout the hotel is friendly and pleasant without being overly intrusive which is great.

Would definitely go back if needed to stay near Edinburgh, much better than an over prices city centre hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a night after a friends wedding. The wedding started at 2pm which is when they normally allow check in but they very kindly let us check in early so we could get ready. The room was very comfortable, tidy and modern. Room service was prompt and delicious. Bathroom very modern and spotlessly clean, shower to die for. Breakfast was freshly cooked not the horrid semi-warm metal dishes that a lot of places have, and delicous. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We are regular visitors to the area, and have tried staying in several hotels, (either side of the Forth bridges), which disappointed us. (Don't let the location of the hotel put you off as it is located in a retail park. At least you can have a choice whether you eat in or out, and can go to Tesco easily).

As the Dakota is a gem and is where we will stay for future visits. The hotel is easy to find, and so convenient just off the M90. Ample parking and easy entry to the hotel, essential if you are disabled. From reporting to reception, to leaving, we found the staff friendly and efficient, service how it should be.
The decor is " boutique hotel" and very comfortable. The lift is amazingly fast, I actually don't like using lifts, but these are a good size and I hadn't time to panic!
The room was- good size, with everything you need. The bathroom special with waterfall shower. The best part was we were able to actually sleep as the bed was so comfortable, and the room had air conditioning, (essential as the weather at the time of our visit was so hot).
There is no sound from the road, or the other hotel users, which also helped us sleep so well.
We dined in the restaurant and the food was excellent. Fresh and cooked to order, they even managed to accommodate my husband who is a vegetarian, with tasty food he actually enjoyed. Not the usual veggie lasagne or macaroni cheese he is usually offered.
Breakfasts are special, buffet with array of cereals, yoghurt, juices etc, but as we dislike hot buffet breakfasts where food is put out on display for ages, we were pleased to be served a cooked breakfast again cooked to order.

Having previously paid much higher tariffs for hotels offering similar facilities, the Dakota ( taking everything into account) is excellent value for money .
We would certainly recommend the hotel.



  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Dakota Edinburgh

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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Also Known As:
Dakota Forth Bridge Edinburgh
Dakota Forth Bridge Hotel Edinburgh

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