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southg shields
Reviewed 20 November 2012

the rooms were great although they were attics and right at the top of the builing. the breakfasts were ok nothing to write home about and the drinks in the bar VERY EXPENSIVE. But it did'nt spoil our weekend

Thank davyboy9
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2012

I purchased this booking as a Groupon deal. Twice in the week of our arrival i phoned the hotel to check that everything was alright with our booking - they said yes. We arrived around 2000hrs on the day, only to be told (after a 3 hour drive) that we had been double-booked and someone else got our room. Long...

1Thank Buki O
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2012

The room was quite big, it had a separate area for a small kitchen as well, I would say it is more shabby than shabby-chic as its description states.. We got a wowcher deal for 2 nights stay for 2 with a two course dinner with a bottle of prosecco in one night, when we got there we received a...

Thank Ruxandra B
arbroath scotland
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Where do i start cold food dinner and breakfast. service the worst ever excluding the young blond barmaid who tried her best rooms were ok but you need breathing apparatus if your in room 3or 4 90 steps up it was like nobody knew what other one was doing . few locals in never seen one pay for drink. if...

1Thank culloden1745
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Used a voucher I had purchased for a three course meal and glass of prosecco. What a disappointment. When we arrived there was no record of my booking so were put at the end of someone elses table. After an hour our starters still hadn't arrived. We were now running short of time as we were going to a show,...

1Thank kristashanks
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Stayed two nights with Groupon deal.Comfortable clean bed in a very large room unfortunately up on the 4th floor which wasn't a problem except we probably wouldn't have survived a fire up there with only one exit down the stairs.The shabby-chic description of the place meant that the junky items in the room were very dusty. No TV remote (it...

Thank rokers19
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Me and my hubby used a Wowcher voucher to stay here which was £119 for two nights bed and breakfast and a meal with wine. Very good value for acommodations that is easy walking distance to most of Edinbugh's attractions. On arrival we really liked the quirky decor, it was different and unusual and I really liked this kind of...

Thank jacbosworth
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

We had a three course meal using a Groupon voucher. The meal was excellent, nicely cooked and presented. Service was friendly, slow and a bit haphazard, however this didn't spoil our evening. Drinks were normal city centre prices. We'd return for another informal meal.

Thank HiYaHun
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Recently used a Groupon deal to dine here and was worried after reading several reviews. However, staff were lovely and food was good pub food. Cooked well and tasty. The only downside was that it was very busy because of the Groupon deal and more staff would have been good. We were on a time constraint and had to leave...

1Thank Madaboutravel
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Far exceeded expectations. Good basic food served well. Lovely atmosphere, excellent location for pre-theatre, lots of original features and quirky additions. Cannot understand how anyone could be disappointed with Groupon for this one, Will certainly re-visit.

1Thank louise h

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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Additional Information about Fiddlers Elbow

Address: 4 Picardy Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Hotel Class:3 star — Fiddlers Elbow 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Fiddlers Elbow Hotel Edinburgh
Fiddlers Elbow Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Room number 1 faces the main street. Watch the world go by! It is effectively on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 154MichaelK154, 28 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Book elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulT934, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
“ask for the top floor very steep stairs but worth it for the view over edinburgh”
 of 5 bubbles susanj770, 5 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Did not stay”
 of 5 bubbles jemmameeko, 22 Nov 2012 | Read review
“try to get rooms on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles davyboy9, 19 Nov 2012 | Read review
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