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“food like you have never tasted”
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21212
Ranked #51 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“food like you have never tasted”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

what can i say...wow! 21212 is not just a meal, it is an experience from the moment you walk in the door. The staff are so attentive and will cater to your every need, a relaxing environment without the stuffiness that tends to go with award winning restaurants. The food and main topic of this review was outstanding, the homemade bread itself could sell this place. not to mention the extensive wine list and to die for millennium port. The restaurant adds to its quirkiness with all the finishing touches such as the cow milk jugs and the use of paper cups for coffee...(apparently it makes the coffee taste better..who'd have thought?)
if you are looking for something with character and surprises then this is your place, Don't miss out!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I rarely write reviews but wished to share the experience, last night was my first time at this wonderful boutique hotel and was just delighted with everything. I went there with a client after the restaurant had been recommended - the service and standard of food was terrific with very lovely staff. The surprising additional find was the hotel, the rooms are a high standard, lovely views, comfortable, relaxed and perfectly reasonably priced. I will certainly recommend to clients coming to Edinburgh but also to family and friends, it’s in a top location in the city.

Room Tip: My room was one up at the top of the Town House over looking the gardens, just lovely.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This small 4 bedroom hotel on Royal Terrace is a real find. We have been struggling to find something like this in Edinburgh for some time. Large rooms, large beds, wonderful bathrooms, intimate, friendly staff. Good value as well.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back. Quieter (cobble road at front) and beautiful view of the Gardens and Car...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

returned this weekend for another stay at 21212
last year's visit was superb but his year's was the icing on the cake
magnificent rooms with every conceivable luxury
massive bed tasteful fittings in the room
huge freestanding bath and beautiful shower room with monsoon shower
elemis toiletries!
our room was at the back of the house overlooking calton hill
we awoke to the sound of birdsong in the city!
on a quiet georgian terrace but only 5 minutes on foot from the buzzing city centre
the owners are totally hands on and enthusiastic
the staff are super friendly and helpful nothing is too much trouble
the food has hit another level
on our night it was 31313
there were increased choices at starter/mains/dessert and intermediate soup and cheese courses
the food is well cooked intalligent and focussed
these are modern classics that haven't been given a name yet
we had the benefit of ovelooking the open plan kitchen the chefs were h ardworking and dilligent quietly going about their tasks
a super experience at the highest level
can't wait to revisit

Room Tip: all as good as each other
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was our first visit to 21212 on Sat 30th March, which was a birthday gift from my wonderful other half, and we were not disappointed with the quality of the food or the service. We had an excellent table, located directly across from the kitchen which allowed us to view the hard working team behind the glass. The aptly names restaurant which allows a choice of 2 starters, 1 soup, 2 mains, 1 cheese and 2 sweets, has had a slight change and you can now have a choice of 3 instead of the 2! This is not a criticism, far from it, although does make it slightly more difficult to choose as all three are described so beautifully on the menu and you want to taste them all. Finally thank you for such a wonderful, entertaining evening and really tasty food, this was a great night out and well worth the cost, which we felt was fair and reasonable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed at 21212 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time! Our room was beautiful and very comfortable (and big), the staff were all very friendly and helpful. You can have tea or coffee (with homemade shortbread) brought up to your room instead of having tea-making facilities in the room, which is a lovely touch! The location is very close to the centre of Edinburgh but not right in the chaos of the Royal Mile (its about a 20 min walk). Breakfast is lovely, although you do have to share a table with other guests which some people might find a bit awkward. We also had lunch in the restaurant which was out of this world! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Samut Prakan, Thailand
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Only four bedrooms and all are luxurious. They are spacious and very comfortable and have modern bathrooms -not all of them have a bath - with traditional and rainforest showers.

The location is perfect for Princes St., George St., Waverley St. station and The Royal Mile is about 15 mins. walk.

The lounge is excellent for meeting friends and colleagues because, unlike most Edinburgh hotel lounges, it is quiet and has adequate seating. It is beautifuly appointed and the staff are very helpful.

There is now a more comprehensive breakfast menu and room price has been reduced since my first visit. I have stayed here several times.

The restaurant is the best I have ever eaten in with a unique menu that never fails to surprise me. A mixture of flavours that I have never experienced elsewhere. The Michelin chef is Paul Kitching, whom I met. A charming man who is meticulous and obviously dedicated to cuisine.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear are quieter. There is some noise from cars driving on the cobbles on Royal Terrac...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: 21212
Address: 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — 21212 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
21212 is a Michelin Starred Restaurant with Rooms. 4 lovely bedrooms in a Grade A listed building in the New Town of Edinburgh. Only 5 minutes form Waverley train station at the foot of Calton Hill. a stunning location and property ... more   less 
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