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“Not convinced”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of 21212

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21212
Ranked #48 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not convinced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I read all of the lovely reviews on here and was expecting a very special trip to 21212. I loved the feel of the hotel but the service we received was not on par with what has been described on here. I thought the hotel was lovely, meal was inventive and an enjoyable but I found the whole experience rather flat. The rooms are expensive and I was expecting something more special to be honest. The rooms are nice, you wont find fault with the meal or its service, but nothing more to it than any other over night stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Cosmo84Glasgow
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21212P, Manager at 21212, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Cosmo84Glasgow,

We are pleased you loved the feel of 21212 and had an enjoyable meal, we are proud of the fact we are the only Michelin star restaurant with rooms in Edinburgh.

At 21212 we are always striving to improve our service and have regular discount offers on our 5 star room rates. If you would like to discuss your stay with a member of staff please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Regards

Katie
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were looking for a special place for our first weekend away without the kids and in 21212 we found just such a place. From the moment we arrived at the hotel after a short walk across Calton Hill from the train station everything was perfect. Friendly staff, a very nice large room and an amazing dinner the first night. The restaurant has a Michelin star and the meal really was an experience. It's worth noting though that the restaurant is closed on Sunday nights and it really would be a shame to stay here without trying it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Many of the Michelin * restaurants that we know are sadly surrounded by arrogance and egocentrism!! It's all about the Chef!!! ..... NOT at 21212. The family dinner we had there was spectacular. The service was friendly, relaxed, but very professional. The balance of the food, (quality, quantity and presentation) was very well done.
We had the luck to also stay over. The restaurant is accompanied by 4 very beautiful rooms that are very well equipped and, for both my wife and I, made us feel really pampered.

Thanks for a great weekend. Rarely we repeat, because we want to find somewhere better. However, we will be back!!! It's now in my Top 10 (around the world)!!!!!!

Room Tip: Maybe there was a pillow menu, but we didn't see it.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 #48 of 444 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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