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Orocco Pier
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nice rooms with ventilation/aircon - which in Scotland is apparently a novel idea. Above the very busy bar restaurant on a busy cobblestone street but still quiet with double pane windows and comfy bed. Good location for quick early morning ride to airport or walk around the old town.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

My partner and I went for a drive and ended up visiting orocco pier, we were both very pleased with the service we received and how lovely the setting was, very romantic! We both had drinks and 2 courses and felt it was definitely value for money. It's a lovely place to visit.. Although the staff were very busy with a wedding goin on, they always came bk to make sure we were ok and if we needed anything.. We will return again soon I hope xxx

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and had around 3 hours sleep. The beds are of a very poor standard very squeeky old matress. I ended up sleeping on the duvet on the floor - not what you expect for £100+ per night in an upgraded room with a view! Then there is the SLAMMING bedroom doors. They are on a lever so from around 7am all you here is slam of every rooms door as people start to go for breakfast and back. The sound proofing is awful. I mentioned this to the girl when checking out who could see I clearly had no sleep and she just thanked me for letting her know!
Its such a shame our trip was ruined by the accommodation as the food in Samphire was lovely. The bar was really busy and lunch took 2 hours for 2 courses from the bar menu. I'd also watch handbags as the lady sitting next to us had hers snached right in front of her table.

The bar food is nice but obviously struggle with covering a busy bar. The staff were all really nice but I think they need more on busy weekends.

Our trip was a treat as we've just had our first child and was a well earned rest - We actually get more sleep at home!
A real shame that they have scrimped on the beds and offered no resolve when mentioned. The doors really need to have some padding around the frame to stop the clatter.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Bridges are better.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Spent a lovely afternoon in Queensferry decided to have something to eat in Orocco Pier. Food was average and overpriced service was awful to say the least. Really slow place was not overly busy so no excuse really. Had to asks for menus to be brought to table waited forever to have our order taken waited even longer for our drinks to come. Food was okay nothing special. When we had finished our meal we waited 15 mins after asking waiter for our bill got so fed up waiting we eventually just went to the bar to pay. Lovely views of the bridge average food service is awful by staff who seemed to be doing anything but serving people. Wouldn't go back!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Stayed here two nights for a wedding. It was exceptionally hot and I mean up to 30 degrees so the bedroom was absolutely boiling but that couldn't be helped. The staff in all areas of the hotel/bar/restaurant were more than efficient and friendly. Excellent food both at the wedding and at breakfast. Very stylish hotel in a beautiful little down where the main street is cobbled and very interesting from a historical view. Brilliant views of the two bridges which really set the scene.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back as the front probably suffers from noise of cars over the cobbles.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

My wife and I got married here on 30th December 2012.
We searched many venues in Edinburgh to get married at however we were completely won over by the romantic setting of Orocco Pier and the friendly and attentive wedding planner and staff. We booked to have our wedding ceremony and meal in the downstairs venue which proved to be a great choice. If we had chosen to have our meal upstairs then we wouldn't have had the privacy we sought as although we would have had part of the restaurant sectioned off, other guests would have been in the vicinity. The view we had at the ceremony was truly amazing. Overlooking the Firth of Forth as well as the road and rail bridges which made it even more special. As the day progressed and the skylight dimmed, the romance increased. With the forth rail bridge lit up, the reflection of the gantry in the window, made the setting even more special. The food that we had was amazing. Pâté and leek and potato soup, braised daub of beef and strawberry shortcake stack. The beef was very tender and broke off with easy while the fresh strawberries on shortcake stack served to make a delicious end to a fantastic serving. The only fault I could have was that some guests were waiting a little longer than others to be served. The honeymoon suite we stayed in was lovely. Great views, bay window and comfy bed to fall asleep in after a long day. We were served a champagne breakfast with French bread, crispy bacon and syrup. Although it did look lovely, I must say I was a little tender to eat it!. Overall, a fantastically well planned and organised day by a great wedding planner (Laura I think was the girls name) which ensured an amazingly romantic wedding.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Came here for food and a drink. There seem to be several different parts to this place which can be a wee bit confusing. This review is for the pub meals area, I guess you would call it. Not sure what the official name is. On the far left as you look at the building from the street. We didn't know there was a restaurant until we were leaving!

Generally this is pretty much exactly what you would expect from any reasonably modern pub that serves food in a city. Usual selection of international type food and slightly posh burgers.

Some particular plusses are a slightly wider range of food and drinks than usual, and the view over the bridges. The staff were friendly and attentive. Busy, and atmosphere was nice.

Disadvantages were that, after a wait, we were given seats that had no view of the bridges and although they were OK, we could have been anywhere really. To be fair this was because the place was busy, and the staff did check if this was alright. More importantly the food was slow coming, and wasn't that great. Partner couldn't finish her noodles which were average at best, and my veggie burger with cheese was OK but nothing more really.

I would come here for food + drink if I lived round the corner, but not worth the trip from Edinburgh.

Importantly it looks like there is a separate restaurant. This might be completely different.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 17 High St., South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Queensferry
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in South Queensferry
Price Range: $105 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orocco Pier 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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