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Reviewed December 27, 2011

Stayed for 2 nights. The welcome was great. Stayed in one of the top floor rooms. The interior decor (room and hotel generally) is superb (classy). The food well I can only say out of this world - they catered for vegetarian diet extremely well. Breakfast room - superb. Both owners (hotel and restaurant) were delightful

So where's the catch......
- If you have heavy bags make sure someone is about to give you a hand! Don't assume there will be someone on hand as this is not a hotel in the traditional sense
- Even in July Edinburgh can have cold nights - the room was cold on both nights. I did flag this issue but it was not addressed
- If you want to stay up and have a drink/relax in the grand drawing room the lights go off automatically at midnight! Even when the head-chef kindly turned them back on they went off again
- Tried my hardest to tip for the superb meal at the restaurant. When I was paying my hotel bill I was told the system can't deal with such overpayments!
- As I left the hotel the receptionist who was dealing with my departure was most stand-offish! This really left a sour impression of the place

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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5  Thank Raj N
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

We stayed in the hotel for four nights in December 2011 and had a fantastic stay.

The hotel is a restaurant with rooms and has four bedrooms. We stayed in room 2 which is on the top floor of the hotel. The room is very luxuriously decorated, perfectly clean and has a really nice wet-room bathroom with a double sink. There is a seating area which backs on to the bed which looks out onto the pretty garden and the rise of Carlton Hill. The room has all you would expect from a hotel of this standard, robes, fluffy towels, wi-fi, tv, bottled water and plenty of wardrobe space. There is also a decanter of sloe gin in the room.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were always asked if we would like drinks when we arrived back to the hotel and pots of tea (with biscuits and in a flask to keep it warm) or other drinks would be brought to the room if requested.

The hotel is in a row of Georgian houses in the New Town. The location was perfect for us and and is an easy walking distance to all the main sights.

There were only a couple of minor negatives. The wi-fi strength wasn't very strong and wouldn't reach the seating area at the end of the room. As it is a small hotel you are asked what time you would like to have breakfast the next morning - this didn't suit us as we aren't the best at getting up for a certain time on holiday! Also, surprisingly the choices for breakfast were quite limited for a restaurant with rooms. Breakfast was home-made muesli, fresh fruit and a yoghurt every day with a choice of a cooked option which was either boiled eggs, fried eggs with salami or smoked salmon with caviar. We would have liked more choice having been there for four nights but everything we did have was delicious. The only parking at the hotel is on-street-parking which is on a meter Monday to Friday until 5.30 pm with maximum stay of 4 hours. We parked in the Onmi centre during the week which was expensive.

This was a wonderful hotel and really helped make our break in Edinburgh perfect. We would definitely come back and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank Gembad
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

I have just returned from a weekend stay at the hotel and had an AMAZING time. We were there for my friends hen weekend in all 4 bedrooms, and I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Every single member of staff we dealt with was friendly and plesant and couldn't have been more helpful. We were made to feel so welcome, was like a regal home from home. It is such an exquisite hotel and perfectly run. Personal touches and amazing service make this place the best hotel i have ever stayed in.
Will most definately be returning, and wouldn't reccommend any other place but here if staying in Edinburgh, you just can't be disappointed with anything, its amazing!

Room Tip: All rooms amazing, 1 and 12 have huge bathrooms and baths, but 2 and 21 make up for that is size and view.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank JIvo86
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

We had a truly fantastic time at 21212 - staying 4 nights. Paul and Katie should be very proud of what they have achieved. Our room was beautiful with a huge free-standing bath and rainfall shower. The staff were really welcoming, and there was a relaxed atmosphere which was lovely. Our every need was taken care of - including my antibiotics!!

Our meal in 21212 was amazing and there was no problem devising alternatives for my vegetarian predilections. It was beautiful, imaginative and the flavours were amazing.
Fully deserving of more than one Michelin star!!

Room Tip: all look great from the website but room 12 has a fantastic bath and lovely garden view
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank audreyhepburnesque
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

We had a wonderful 3 night stay here. The house and public areas are very attractive indeed, the rooms are beautifully decorated and exceedingly comfortable, and the staff (also in the resturant) were just so pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Thank Edwardleek1
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