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“An experience.....a very good one though” 4 of 5 stars
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Dakota Hotel Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ferrymuir Retail Park, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9QZ, Scotland   |  
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Bury, United Kingdom
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“An experience.....a very good one though”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Dakota looks like an fancy IT company head quarters as you approach but it couldn't be more different. It's quite a luxurious experience walking through the heavy curtains to enter the reception. Rooms are great as is the location - there is a tesco on the same complex. Breakfast was wonderful - I can recommend the smoked salmon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My husband arranged a night there after I returned from a all girls holiday. The service was fantastic and the food and cocktails were amazing. This is one truly amazing hotel. We were asked (only if we wanted) to leave comments and within 2 days they thanked us. Dinner in the evening was a lovely experience. Cannot fault the food, rooms or service.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed at the Dakota Edinburgh for 2 nights in February '13....We loved our stay and will be back ....Great Hotel...Lovely room...bed comfortable ...breakfast delicious with lots of choice ....staff professional and helpful .....highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We arrived there yesterday, the hotel was fantastic, very clean and the service was great!. The room was spacious and really nicely decorated. My Mrs and I really enjoyed our stay and we will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Been to dakota a few times as a special treat with hubby
It's lovely the rooms are so luxurious the restraunt is outstanding and the whole feel is so romantic
Couldn't fault it and can't wait till August to go back

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Went to the Dakota hotel on Saturday 10th February for one night. Having been there before , we knew that the bedrooms would be comfortableand we were not disappointed. However when we went down for dinner and looked at the menu, we were unpleasantly surprised. Okay if you like fish for starters and mains and steak as second choice. As I headed this review "No choice" for me. The seating arrangements for couples wanting an intimate environment is nil. You could hear everything couples were saying to each other. Although we are a mature couple, we were looking for the experience to be romantic. At breakfast we were left a very long time before they took our order, which was poached eggs on toast. The most tasteless eggs we have ever tasted. As we run our own one bedroom guesthouse, we know what a good breakfast should taste like. Quality is a must.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DakotahotelEdinburgh, General Manager at Dakota Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

I was delighted that you enjoyed your overnight stay at Dakota, but was disappointed that you felt there was no choice in our food offering. We aim to deliver seasonal dishes and will never compromise on quality. Our vibrant and atmospheric Brasserie is well-known for our fish and shellfish and we also offer a selection of fabulous cuts of steak. Whilst seafood and steak dishes are consistently our most popular, other dishes such as pork belly, lamb curry and gnocchi are hot on their heels!

I am sorry that you felt that the breakfast was not of the same quality that you deliver in your one bedroom guesthouse. I share your view that quality is a must and whilst we have gained an excellent reputation for our product and service, your feedback will be used to highlight the importance of maintaining total consistency.

Andrew Ovenstone
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Stayed overnight with my two young children after a visit to the nearby deep sea world. Requested a cot and separate bed for my children. This was provided in a larger disabled room which meant there was plenty of room. Really friendly staff and a lovely hotel at a reasonable cost. Will definitely stay again :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dakota Hotel Edinburgh

Address: Ferrymuir Retail Park, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9QZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Queensferry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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:4 star — Dakota Hotel Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Dakota Forth Bridge Edinburgh
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