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Thistle Middlesbrough

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Fry Street, Middlesbrough TS1 1JH, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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scarborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just come back from a wonderful stay at the Thistle hotel- definitely the best hotel in Middlesbrough...as it was a special occasion they upgraded our room to and Executive Suit which was gorgeous-... can't fault anything with this hotel.... breakfast in morning is really nice as you are greeted by the friendliest man ever- as he was so... More 

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DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear naa31, thank you for taking the time to post your positive review following your stay. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit from the service provided by our team to the quality of your Executive bedroom and food in the restaurant at breakfast. I really appreciate your comments and share all reviews from this site with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have stayed here loads of times as visit often to meet up with friends. Perfectly situated if you're having a night out in town. We stayed in Executive King room which are lovely. Staff on reception are great. Breakfast is ok, perhaps we got there after a mad rush as there wasn't a lot left. I saw that The Holiday... More 

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DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear JFarr1, Thank you for taking time to post a review following your return visit to Thistle Middlesbrough, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found your Executive room to be clean and comfortable and I appreciate your comments regarding the friendliness of our reception team as the level of customer service is key to our guests enjoying... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this hotel is about to debrand as a Thistle. So may not be called this in a few weeks. Easy walk from the train station. From the main road turn right and at HSBC turn left and then after a few ships there is a small road and the hotel is down there. Quick check in. Really comfy bed and... More 

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DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear GlamNik7, thank you for posting your comments and your recommendation for others to stay with us, I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit and had two comfortable nights sleep. As you rightly point out the train station is a very short walk and the town centre is right on our doorstep with some shopping and entertainment. There are... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are just returning from an overnight stay at the Thistle Middlesbrough, this is one of a chain of Hotels. This is the second time we have stayed here and I have to say both times were very enjoyable. The room was spotless and fresh. The Bathroom small but with Very Big, Very Fluffy Towels brilliant. The Breakfast was well... More 

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DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear jean w, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your stay. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and that our reception and restaurant teams looked after you well. I appreciate your kind comments regarding the quality of our food, I will ensure that the Chef and his team receive a copy... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this hotel for a business trip for a week in July. The hotel was easy to find and car park was clearly signposted. I had been told that it can be difficult to find a space, but on Monday evening there were plenty of spaces. I did notice throughout the week that the car park had no spaces... More 

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DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear Lucy C, Thank you taking time to post your comments, I was very disappointed to read that you had not entirely enjoyed your stay with us but appreciate the comprehensive feedback you have provided and that you would stay with us again when you next visit Middlesbrough. I apologise that there has been an issue with one of the... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Business stay for. 4 nights . All the staff were great food was very pleasant a lot better than I have had in others. One issue the lift was very troublesome and the stair well not carpeted to the top floors. Rooms clean and great housekeeping service . Soft pillows not so soft and quite thick need to consider some... More 

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Dear megster2013, Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments following your stay at the Hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed your business trip with us and that you found your room to be clean and fresh and our team to be helpful and friendly. I appreciate your comments regarding the hair dryers and pillows, we do have... More 

Cork, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually stay at the Thistle about half a dozen times a year. For business travel it ticks all the boxes for location, parking, wifi, service room etc. The breakfast can be a bit hit and miss. The bar food is pretty standard stuff, ideal if you want a quick bite at the end of a long day. Seems to... More 

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DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear Tom8219. Thank you for providing me with your comments following your visit to Thistle Middlesbrough. I am delighted that you have chosen to use the hotel when you visit the town and that you have enjoyed the quality of service and facilities. Our team work very hard to ensure the hotel is well presented for all of our guests,... More 

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent reception, the staff are ALL friendly and for me being disabled they were particularly aware of my needs especially in the restaurant. The room was very comfortable with a good flat screen TV and Tea and Coffee avaiable. The Hotel is very central to the centre and within easy walking distant to many eateries of which there are many... More 

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Dear Tony P, Thank you for adding your comments to Trip Advisor, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the team offered good service and the restaurant catered to your individual needs. Thistle Middlesbrough is a great base to explore the north east offering easy access to the Tees Valley, Middlesbrough football ground, Durham and Whitby and North... More 

England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not sleep at this hotel as we went for a meeting only. The hotel is ideally positioned we walked straight from the train station and a 6 min walk perfect. Walked into the hotel, met by two friendly receptionists (young ladies) and they directed us to the 9th floor, the view was fabulous from the meeting room and... More 

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Dear Angelina, thank you for posting your review to TripAdvisor following the conference you attended in the hotel, I am disappointed to read that you felt let down by the selection at lunch. The type of food prepared varies according to the requirements of the conference booker, financial budgets and dietary requirements. The majority of conference lunches taken in the... More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed for one night on business in this failry standard business chain hotel. Decor and facilities as you would expect but staff made all the difference from reception through to the dining room. Had dinner and breakfast and the food was generous and very nicely presented. Room OK although I never did find the controls for the A/C. Nice spa... More 

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DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear Stuart_Away_Again, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent time with us. I am really pleased to read that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the quality of food and service you received throughout the hotel. The team appreciate your feedback and we hope to welcome you back on a future occasion. Kind... More 

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