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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We have just returned from an overnight stay at the Fiddlers Elbow.It has all the rustic charm you could want.The rooms are very comfortable and clean, the term Quirky has been used in previous reviews is an accurate description. The staff are all very friendly and the Manager Rory a young Irish guy was fantastic. I agree not too everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Check in was quick and prompt and up 2 flights of stairs to room 1. Hidden away inside the entrance was a tiny kitchen, microwave and fridge. A few tea bags, sugar sachets and coffee. Would have been nice for some milk. Into the large room. Quirky is the only way to describe it. A hollow wooden tailors dummy, massive... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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46 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Firstly....The Fiddlers Elbow is not an hotel but a pub with rooms. In my other reviews I've used the term "Quirky"..... well The Elbow beats the lot. The Elbow will not be to everyones taste but we had a real fun time in this uniquely run lodgings. The room (room 2) was warm quirky and with a comfortable and clean... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Went here for a meal before going to a show at the playhouse. The first thing that struck me was how friendly everyone was. It had been closed for a few weeks due to the ceiling coming down and was just recently reopened. We both had the fish and chips which were great. Will go back when in the town... More 

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Uddingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We booked this hotel with vouchers from Today's Great Deal for friends and ourselves for a weekend away in Edinburgh. I have to agree with the other reviews this is a great hotel with loads of character. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Our rooms were great with everything you needed, even a small kitchen. The deal we... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

We ended up staying here by accident as our Hotel had messed up our booking (grrr Jury's). Stopped in here to eat in the noodle bar ( food excellent). Got talking to Rory the Barman who showed us their rooms which were well kitted out and v.comfy also a lot cheaper than Jury's. Live music beer and great food brilliant... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

WOW, fabulous place to stay, friendly and attentive staff, fantstic food, excellent accommodation and outstanding entertainment. Will definately be back and would recommend this "Shabby Chic and Unique Hotel". Central to all amenities and only 10minute walk from Waverly Station. Thank you to Rory, Lisa and Simon for making us so welcome and look forward to seeing you's again real... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We had purchased a Todays Great deal for this hotel and booked months in advance as a birthday treat. The price was £69 for Dinner bed and breakfast and a bottle of Prosecco. I phoned a week before to confirm my booking. On arrival at the hotel we were met with closed signs and a hand written note saying to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

we stumbled across this bar after a meal on our way to the stand. what a place, quirk, cool with amazing staff. We didnt make it anywhere else that night! i ve worked in bars for almost ten years and to say the staff here were excellent is an understatement. keep up the good work, thank you, and we will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

we are just back from this "shabby chic" hotel which we bought with a voucher. we received a call the day before our stay to say they had workmen in and did we want to cancel but this was not an option for us as we'd already paid for rail tickets and would never get booked elsewhere so gave us... More 

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