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“Tired hotel with good views”
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Crusoe Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Leven
Reviewed May 26, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for one night only. On arrival staff were really nice and friendly. Room was a good size and had good views over the water but there was so much condensation in between the panes of glass that we had to pull the windows up to enjoy the view.
The room as did much of the hotel needed a makeover but it was clean. The bed was actually two single beds pushed together so was not as comfy as a double.There was ample hot water but the shower had very little pressure.It was a cold day when we stayed but the heating came on in the room about 4pm and was lovely and cosy then.
Breakfast next morning was delicious with a varied menu of hot food, along with cereals, fruit, juices and plenty of freshly made tea and coffee.
Again when we were leaving the staff were very friendly and although the hotel is old and tired we still enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We came across this place by chance and had a bar meal here. It was very good and the service was swift, friendly and efficient.the whole place was buzzing with a pleasant atmosphere. There was a group from Eyemouth having a sing-song in a large upstairs room, turned out it was an annual trip they made. the hotel was large enough that his was not obtrusive. Recommended as a place to eat,wish we'd stayed here.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch today in the crusoe hotel. Had lovely meal, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Highly recommend it. Can't comment on the rooms as only went to lunch. The beef burger was served with a hunky home made chips, delicious.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank Cloudy036
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights last week. The rooms are maybe a bit old fashioned, but you have everything you need. It is nice when you sleep with the window open you can hear the sea at night, it's very relaxing.
The food in the restaurant was excellent, we had no long waits even that our party was 8 people.
The breakfast in the morning was even better than I expected it to be, enormous choice of cooked breakfasts + small buffet.
Even the meals in the bar were good, however I prefer the restaurant, the bar is a bit too noisy for me. Overall, the experience of staying in this hotel was fantastic.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the beach
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Belgy11
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Crusoe Hotel is just a walk along the beach from where we live and it is a place I have visited many times over the years. The setting is lovely - right on the pier and during the summer there is seating on the pier where you can enjoy something to eat and the gorgeous views. It is a very popular place with locals and visitors alike and is one of my favourite pubs. Being local I've never stayed overnight, so can't comment on the accommodation. However, we have eaten there many times and it has always been good and the staff extremely friendly.

We popped along for a bar lunch the other day and booked before-hand. When we arrived the table wasn't ready and they had to move other patrons out of the seats to accommodate us. We waited about 20 minutes for anyone to even give us a menu and then when the waiter came to take our order he was more interested in the football match showing in the bar.

When the food eventually came it was very nice. I won't deny that. However, it's not cheap. £9.95 for a burger is a bit excessive we thought. £6.25 for a prawn cocktail is also a bit on the steep side in our opinion and it didn't look any different to any other prawn cocktail you would and can get elsewhere for half that price.

I appreciate the day we were there it was extremely busy with lots of people watching the football but there didn't seem to be enough staff to cover the amount of people they had.

I'm still going to give the place a very good marking, because it is. It is well worth a visit. However, if they expect the place to be busy, please have more staff because it can put any potential new customers off returning and that would be a real shame.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank GeeGeesFife
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Stayed here 3 nights, 7th March to 10th March. Room 10 overlooking beach, fantastic sight to see waves battering the shore. I should have been out there surfboarding, but not in winter. Delicious food, bowl of Scottish mussels in wine and cream, and proper chips. Fresh poached eggs for breakfast. Staff friendly and the room warm and comfortable. Just the best place to stay

Room Tip: Room 10 overlooks the beach - a super sight in winter, so must be wonderful in Summer
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Had a bar lunch here yesterday, so can't comment on overnight stay aspects, but the lunch was very good. Service was very friendly and contributed to a welcoming and convivial atmosphere. People below have commented on an absence of management, but we felt that management was very much present in the best way, quietly seeing to it that guests were happy.

There were a couple of well kept ales and a decently varied lunch menu. Portions were maybe a bit on the large side, but the two fillets of haddock for fish'n'chips, seems to be a widespread phenomenon. The chips were truly excellent - crisp on the outside and fluffy inside, which as they were thick-cut was even more amazing.

The location is of course wonderful, especially at high water springs.

Definitely a good place for a quality lunch in a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank robarn
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Additional Information about Crusoe Hotel

Address: 2 Main Street | Lower Largo, Leven, Levenmouth KY8 6BT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Levenmouth > Leven
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Leven
Number of rooms: 15
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Crusoe Hotel Leven, Fife, Scotland

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