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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Myself and my wife went to the Fiddler's Elbow on a Sunday afternoom with a Groupon voucher for a 3 course meal. To be honest we were really looking forward to it but it was disappointing to say the least. Let me say first of all that I quite liked the quirky decor and all the concert tickets, foreign currency...

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Bolton
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We booked two double rooms at the Fiddlers Elbow, Edinburgh through Hotels.com. We received the booking confirmation and acknowledgement of payment four months prior to our stay. On arrival the hotel informed us they had no record of our booking and had let all their rooms , so leaving us with no accommodation , and no offer of assistance to...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We stayed 2 nights on a Groupon deal in a top floor room which was shabby shabby chic but spotless with a very comfy bed and the added bonus of a little kitchen. Food was ok, staff were very friendly and the location was first class, directly across the road from the Playhouse Theatre. The stairs are a bit of...

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Reviewed 6 December 2012

I just want to start off by saying, I wanted to like this place. We got a great deal through groupon and had read so many negative reviews I wanted to buck the trend and write something positive. It started off so well too. On seeing the location, 10 minutes from Princes Street, it was perfect. Ok the premises was...

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newcastle
Reviewed 6 December 2012

we have just returned from edinburgh after staying in the fiddlers elbow yes it is a strange place but we found everybody who works there very helpful and cheerful. The free meal we recieved with our woucher was nothing special but not bad. The prosecco was nice and cold and of course free with the meal. Our room was right...

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2012

My wife bought a voucher for a three course dinner + a glass of Prosecco which was the saving grace as i would have been appalled to pay the full price for a meal which at best could be described as average. The garlic mushroom starter comprised of two small mushrooms sliced in half with a garlic dip and small...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 27 November 2012

After I booked this hotel, I noticed some recent reviews complaining about double bookings. I got a bit nervous and called the hotel to confirm our booking a month in advance. I also needed to arrange an early check in because we were going to a wedding at 2pm the day we arrived. They said the room would be ready...

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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Booked a wowcher deal for a 2 night stay including 2 course dinner and bottle of fizz! Having just read the other reviews surprise surprise we experienced the same....no scampi and other options on a somewhat limited menu, no fizz-just a glass each, dirty shower, oh and a small issue of the club in the basement (not mentioned on any...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2012

I bought a living social voucher for dinner my partners 30th birthday, I read good reviews about the place, and as the voucher included a bottle of prosecco I thought this would be a nice place to celebrate. Unfortunately on arrival we were told there was no prosecco left, even though I'd already paid for it via the voucher! They...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2012

We visited the Fiddlers Elbow for my father's birthday meal. The waitress 'serving' us repeatedly forgot our requests. We had to seek her out and ask twice to make an initial drinks order and waited excessively long periods for each of our three courses. Several menu options were 'sold out' despite this being a quiet Tuesday evening. There was only...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Also Known As:
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.”
154MichaelK154, 28 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Book elsewhere.”
PaulT934, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
“ask for the top floor very steep stairs but worth it for the view over edinburgh”
susanj770, 5 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Did not stay”
jemmameeko, 22 Nov 2012 | Read review
“try to get rooms on the first floor”
davyboy9, 19 Nov 2012 | Read review
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