89.0% Based on 2444 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 4.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Royal Highland Centre

In South Queensferry

You'll find Forth Road Bridge and Forth Rail Bridge within 2 miles (3 km) of this hotel. Deep Sea World and Port Edgar are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Dining, fitness center

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. You'll appreciate the area shuttle, free self parking, and dry cleaning.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

The 132 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and room service. Other amenities include premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers.

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed (Dakota)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$114 per night

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Twin Room (Dakota)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dakota Edinburgh ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dakota Edinburgh

Everyone (3) Business (1) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Perfectly comfortable overnight stay! The staff, accommodations, restaurant and parking all get their boxes checked. I have stayed here before, and will stay here again.

Posted by , from California, USA on 28 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5

Far from airport

Pros: Comfortable and Tesco right next door.
Cons: Be more clear that it really isn't convenient to the airport and that should list what days shuttle is available in bigger type.
I paid in advanced for this room, which I will not do again going international. Asked if I had any special instructions, which I told early check in and airport shuttle for the Saturday morning and sent to the hotel. I didn't get a response so figured that it would be ok. I arrived on a Thursday. I could not get a hold of the hotel. So I used Uber to get to the hotel. $30 one way. When I arrived told me my room not ready and they don't do shuttle on the weekends. Showed me on the paper work in small writing. Shuttle ONLY if advanced notice and approved. I was so angry, as if tried to cancel the reservation, I would have to pay another $30 to get back to airport and find another place. I showed the staff where it asked for special instructions and stated they should have responded but they did not. Finally a supervisor, let me check in early. The staff was nice. They even smiled when it was pouring rain, they could not take me to the train station (5mins away) but if I wanted to go to the airport (20 mins each way) they would take me. Said they would call a taxi. That's about how much they like my type of customer. Even the area around the front desk had signs saying RESERVED. So couldn't even sit to wait for my room. Very unwelcoming hotel. Guess if you have your own car, or your company taking care of it, probably a better experience.

Posted by , from Chattanooga, TN on 6 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

A great stay!

Great hotel with a wonderful atmosphere. The staff was great and the restaurant was lovely!

Posted by , from Port Allen, Louisiana on 16 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5


Pros: I loved the dark, modern feel.
Cons: The heating/cooling controls for the room were not immediately obvious--we had to hunt for the electronic keypad.
Location: We walked from the hotel to the Firth of Forth and admired the bridge. It was a nice walk! Beautiful park on the way.
I picked this hotel because it was relatively close to the airport, and I found a good price on Travelocity. I didn't know what it would be like until we showed up at the impressive black cube and thought, "Woah!" I liked the dark, modern decor. The rooms were also dark, modern and comfy. The restaurant seemed equally impressive but my mother-in-law thought it was too expensive so we ate elsewhere. At 11 p.m. my husband and I woke up sweltering, and couldn't figure out how to turn down the heat. We could have called the front desk for help but just wanted to get back to sleep, so we opened the window and that worked out fine.

Posted by , from Minneapolis on 6 Oct. 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to the airport and the city

Pros: Staff and the first stay accommodations. Stay there on two separate dates.
Cons: Having been given the same accommodations on our second stay just as nice as the room assigned on our first stay!
Location: Had two places to chose from for dining out one store nearby, namely a Tesco.
Stayed at Dakota two different times on this vacation. The first stay, we were accommodated with an excellent room. On our second stay, the room was not like the first room we were given. It was average and not at like the first room we were set up in. Did not care for the reason given for why the room was not like the first stay! Other than that the hotel is quite nice.

Posted by , from Santa Clarita, CA on 30 Sep. 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. The business-friendly Dakota Edinburgh also features a fitness center, concierge services, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star South Queensferry hotel is smoke free.

  • 132 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (9.1 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Train station: South Queensferry Dalmeny Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dakota Edinburgh offers 132 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle is available from 6 AM – 10 PM Monday – Friday. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 14.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dakota Forthbridge Hotel South Queensferry
  • Dakota Forthbridge Hotel
  • Dakota Forthbridge South Queensferry
  • Dakota Forth Bridge Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).