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Ferrybridge Hotel
Reviewed 5 July 2011

We had our wedding within the hotel and they delivered a first class event for us, they also helped with both advice and the logistical aspects of the wedding, which meant we also had a wedding planner for free, In addition to providing us with a professional, flawless event, which was magical for us and all who attended
This hotel is unique, as it is a family run business, which means they treat every customers as an individual, who s needs are always paramount.
I will continue to go back as often as i can for both the food, hospitality and warm company that they all provided. Finally I would just like to add that I don't think there is anything that one of the owners Gillian cant do, make or fix, along with her mothers support and extensive knowledge.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2011

The beef dish on a bed of potatoes was delicious. The bed was soft but I slept ok. Rooms need a refurbish, hey, but it's half the price of the North Queensferry hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

A warm and friendly place run by family, the food was exellent and the ambiance was relaxing. Rooms are clean and well kept, we have returned many times even just for a meal with friends.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

My partner, myself and young son stayed here for one night, so we could visit Deep Sea World which was great never been before and we all enjoyed the experience then we wanted to take our son to Edinburgh Zoo the next day as we travelled down from Aberdeen.

On arrival we were concerned by the lack of car parking spaces? small area at the side of the hotel and not much more ? No probs checking in but when we saw the room for a family I was totally shocked by the lay out? no room to move about in and the furniture was too large for the room and totally not suitable.

You couldn't get into the wardrobe to hang up clothes as there were two large side tables at either side of the beds and the single bed touched the dressing table on the other side of the room. The room was cold due to the single bed being hard up against the radiator so I had to pull the bed away to get some heat in the room. The mattresse's on both beds were incredibly soft and to be honest no longer suitable for sleeping on so needless to say my partner and I did not get much sleep? and as for the pillows shocking ! all of them were ready for the bin in my eyes even my 5 year son made a comment about them! The whole decor in the room was terrible and as for the bathroom it was just as bad wallpaper on ceiling looks like it had been stapled to the ceiling! and there was a mouldy bit on the ceiling where there may of been an extractor fan at one time? taps in sink very hard to turn on and off. Towels were also of very poor quality and not suitable for use anymore.

We ate in the restaurant in the evening which was nice, I chose to have the battered fish it came with mushy peas which were tasteless and the batter on the fish was very soggy and the chips were nothing great either. My partner had the steak pie which he said he enjoyed. Breakfast was the best bit it was very good and plenty on our plates.

I feel for the price for the room it was not up to a good standard and wouldn't of been happy staying here another night? they do need to spend abit of cash on this hotel to bring it up to a good standard on the inside as well as the rooms.
The view of the Bridge is an amazing sight and yes you do here the trains but you expect that sleeping so close to it!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

Stayed 2 nights recently and this hotel is very much a mixed bag as suggested by the other reviews, lots of very good points and some not as good - I will be honest and hope the owners will view the latter as constructive critism and use it as feedback to improve the overall experience for their guests.

The Good

Location is in a small quaint village, close to rail station and Deep Sea World - very easy exit/access to the Forth Road Bridge - both ideal for getting into Edinbugh (or airport) and other parts of Scotland.

Its easy to pick up the Fife Coastal Path from here too, so would make a good little stopover.

Exterior looks really nice and fits in well with the village.

From arrival the staff were excellent. Carey was on duty and went out of her way to welcome us, even going the extra mile by moving her car so we could slot into a parking space right outside. Parking is either on the street or a small lay-by (3 cars) at the side - both ways are free and safe.

Gillian (family owner) is a chef and the meals in the restaurant are without doubt the best thing about thing about the hotel. We had planned to try the Wee Restaurant which gets good reviews, and is only a short walk away, but the food in the Hotel is excellent so we decided to eat here both nights and were not dissappointed.

Try the Aberdeen Angus fillet steak - perfection, and huge potions of everything! Again Carey's service was fantastic and Gillian took care to come out and check the meal was good. The owners and staff are lovely people and were very kind.

From what I could see all day food is served too, which is often hard to find especially at this standard.

Very good selection of wines and especially the house wines, good prices too.

In the evening the pub and restaurant take on a nice ambience with lit candles, etc. and a great big gas fire that looks real.

Check-out was a breeze, as was check-in. No problems with the bill, everything itemised and correct.

Room for improvement

The room was small and very dated, although to be fair they had made it as welcoming as possible by switching on lights/heat, etc. The bed was very uncomfortable (poor mattress) and squeaked alot although the sheets were clean, so that was good. The carpet needs a good vacuum especially round skirting boards and corners. A few licks of paint would help in the short-term for cosmetic reasons.

The bathroom - towels were provided, but no soap the first night (basic). The bathroom is dated and the plumbing is terrible, we had to run the shower for at least 5 to 8 minutes before any hot water came out (waste of water, esp. if on a water meter!) and the basin taps we had to turn countless times before any water came out at all.

In general the bathroom looked clean, but the top of the toilet cistern hadn't had a cloth over it in a long time, this leaves you feeling what else hasn't been cleaned right - as a paying guest I expect A+ cleanliness as a given.

The breakfast - was okay. Juice and cereal on offer first, then we were asked if we wanted the full Scottish, which we had (didn't get a choice of anything else though). The breakfast was not cooked by Gillian and was very ordinary, bacon, rather dry black pud, egg cooked with hard yolk and a sausage, and white bread toast (no choice), it was okay and kept us going and I don't want to sound picky (read my other reviews thats not the case) but we were disappointed, as a good cooked breakfast is hard to beat.

With the quality of food that Gillian had cooked we had expected the same standard at breakfast - room for improvement here e.g. better quality sausage and less grease on food, proper coffee.

No Tariff on website that I could see?

Overall Summary - if rooms and bathrooms had a proper makeover, this would be a little gem. Owners, staff and restaurant meals can't be faulted - would def. make a detour in a trip for Gillians food.

Sits underneath the Forth Railway Bridge which makes for great views, but can be noisy from trains, if that bothers you bring earplugs! We didn't mind it.

Carey - thanks for everything, you are a lovely person, but have a lesson before you make your next Liquor Coffee! LOL

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2010

We stayed here because there was no where else near Edinburgh, due to festival. And i am so glad we did. Yes the decor is a little out dated, the bed is very soft, and you hear the train passing. But wow the owners are amazing, run by a family. Nothing is to much trouble, breakfast can be arranged later or earlier. The food at dinner is soo good, just what you need, the kitchen never seemed to be closed, even when it was! It is quaint and unique, me and my partner loved it.
It is right near the station and easy ride to Edinburgh, great costal walks and the town is lovely. We will definatly be going back, and recommend others try it too.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

Found this hotel on Internet, They have a nice website and a video describing the hotel and its services. The Hotel is situated below the mighty Forth Railbridge. We stayed for two nights in one double and one family room. The rooms did not meet the expectations from the videopresentation. The carpet could do with a vacumcleaning, and the bathrooms could do with a general update. The location is however great. It's close to Deep Sea World(200 metres), The railwaystation is 3-400 metres away(steep uphill). The train to Edinburg takes approx. 20 minutes and leaves serveral times pr hour. Traditional Scottish breakfast was OK, and the price was nice(approx 90 USD incl breakfast)

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Address: Main Street, North Queensferry KY11 1JG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > North Queensferry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in North Queensferry
Price Range: £64 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ferrybridge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very warm welcome awaits you at the Ferrybridge Hotel, a family run hotel in the picturesque village of North Queensferry - just 20 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh and around 45 minutes from Glasgow. Ideal for both business and leisure, we are perfectly located for motor racing at Knockhill, rugby at Murrayfield, and, of course, golfing at the many nearby courses. In addition to the awe-inspiring views of the Forth Bridges, we have Deep Sea World - one of the largest public aquariums in the UK - right on our doorstep. A short walk and you are linked to the many tourist attractions in Edinburgh and surrounding area by a regular train & bus service. We offer a cosy lounge bar with an open fire, ideal for a relaxing drink or informal meal, an award winning intimate restaurant - serving locally sourced produce all cooked to order and a range of comfortable en-suite bedrooms. Events are catered for with a passion in our newly refurbished voile tented suite all expertly managed for you by our in - house events team to ensure your perfect day. ... more   less 
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