We visited on the recent Ferry Fair weekend. Admittedly the place was busy but I think we got the smallest and dirtiest room in a very old and run down establishment.
Arriving at 8.30pm we had to fight our way through the busy bar to the "check-in" at the end of the bar - and pay on arrival. With hindsight I suspect this is so that you can't dispute the charge on departure!!!
We were allocated room 9 which was very small - not at all like the photos on the website. The carpet looked like it hadn't been hoovered and the maid obviously doesn't have a duster (or doesn't know how to use it). The shade on the bedside lamp was an absolute disgrace - dusty, stained and (almost) held together with sellotape!
The view from the window WAS beautiful but spoiled by dead flies on the window ledge.
The hotels states that all rooms have en-suite bathrooms - not this room it only had a walk-in shower.
Breakfast was another disappointment - we paid for a full cooked breakfast which included poor quality streaky bacon - not what you would expect in Scotland for the price charged!
There was only one person serving at breakfast and she complained both mornings about being stressed because they were so busy - made us feel that we had come down for breakfast at an inconvenient time for her!
This was an expensive weekend away at £255.80 for 2 nights and certainly not value for money.
In my opinion stunning views over the Forth DON'T compensate for poor quality accommodation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Few hotels in and around Edinburgh can match this lodge for its views or place in literary history. Many of its 14 cosy rooms look out over the iconic Forth Road Bridge and the Firth of the Forth estuary, and it's said that legendary author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote part of his famous novel Kidnapped here - there's even a mention of The Hawes Inn in the book. Just 10 miles from the city centre, the South Queensferry lodge is an ideal base for visiting Scotland's historic capital, where you can explore Edinburgh Castle, the shops of the Royal Mile or the city's many museums and restaurants.Also perfect for golfers, it's within striking distance of Carnoustie and St Andrew's and close to the birthplace of golf at the East Neuk of Fife. The Tudor Gothic Dalmeny House and Georgian Hopetoun House are also well worth a visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hawes Inn Vintage Inn, Innkeeper`s Lodge South Queensferry Hotel Edinburgh