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Fiddlers Elbow

4 Picardy Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JT, Scotland
Fiddlers Elbow
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

My daughter entered a competition on Facebook for a Mothers Day overnight stay at The Fiddlers Elbow in Picardy Place, Edinburgh. On our arrival we were made very welcome by the staff and shown to our room which was on the top floor with stunning views towards the Forth. We then headed to the bar and all drinks £2.50. For... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Just back from an overnight stay in this wee hotel,which was a Mothers day competition my daughter won for me,which was a free gratis stay, We had a room on the top overlooking the forth,the views were spectacular Our meal was gorgeous,with a nice surprise of champagne,flowers chocolates on our table with regards from the manager James,.We had the carrot... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We got this hotel through a voucher deal. When we arrived we were met by the staff and shown to our room which was due to be at the top of the hotel. When my wife said she had arthritis, we got shown to Room number 1 to make it easier. It was really clean and faced onto the main... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

My niece, who's 3, could have made a better meal. Only about 3 drinks on tap & even the first pint was off. Toilets not much nicer either. Terrible. Avoid like the plague. Shame as it used to be nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Myself and my partner stayed here on the 9th of December after booking a deal through wowcher for an over nigh stay with bed and breakfast. After reading reviews we began to worry but were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Staff were friendly but very laid back, no welcome as such. we were shown to room number four which was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Partner booked this through a groupon deal for two nights inc dinner and breakfast. Having stayed in some of the best hotels in Edinburgh, was a bit nervous after reading the comments left on here. However, we had a great stay. The rooms were very clean and quirky. Yes there is a climb to the rooms, yes its very noisy... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

my husband and i purchased a wowcher deal for a 3 coarse meal for two with wine for fiddlers elbow it was booked for 5.30pm we were a bit late because we couldnt find it we were seated at 5.40pm it was a good 15-20 mins before we got our starter the service was very slow it was like they... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Arrived in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, having booked a two night stay at this hotel a few months before. We were extremely disappointed, not to mention angry, having driven over 300 miles, to learn that the hotel did not have our booking. Apparently, the hotel was under new management, the previous owner had gone bust and the current owners were... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Booked a table for two for 6 p.m. last Thursday courtesy of a Groupon voucher. When my friend and I arrived the pub was extremely busy and very noisy. OK, it was Thursday late night shopping - but the clientele were not all shoppers and were primarily young drinkers. To get us a table, a member of staff had to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Came here for a three course meal and wasnt impressed at all. The rather large teleision was on and there was no music or ambience. The starters came with soggy salad which was very off putting and the goujons were prettly tatstless. My main of macaroni had no flavour either but did enjoy my dessert. The service was good but... More 

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