We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Middlesbrough hotels

Thistle Middlesbrough

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fry Street, Middlesbrough TS1 1JH, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Thistle Middlesbrough to your Saves list
Thistle Middlesbrough
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
81%
Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Middlesbrough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Andrew M Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (288)
  • Photos (53)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (47)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

288 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    106
    123
    43
    10
    6
See reviews for
27
55
25
132
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (47)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I haver used this hotel for conferences, awards events and promotional days and I have never been disappointed since 1998!! I have stayed on many occasions and its always a great nights stay and breakfast. often you get views of the home of European football, The Riverside Stadium. Easy access to the town centre, town hall and university so all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback regarding the hotel and our conference service. I am delighted that you use the hotel on a regular basis allowing us the opportunity to look after your clients. The hotel offers extensive conference facilities with 17 meeting rooms, including rooms to accommodate smaller meetings and interviews... More

Dunblane, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
37 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Middlesborough does not have any decent four star or five star hotels and this is the best of the lot. The Thistle is very central, 5 mins walk from the station and 10 minutes from the University. It is located in an ugly old tower block accessed via a multi storey car park. The Reception is dated, cluttered and tired.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear renniealdo, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, your feedback relating to the quality of food in the restaurant, our fast free Internet access and the service offered by our team is very valuable to us and I am very pleased that you found these to be excellent in each department of the hotel. I am... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The loaction of the hotel works well for a business traveller. The rooms are clean and of good standard. The breakfast is well spread out and has an assortment of options. The gym is well equipped and open all day. The rooms with the view of the Teeside port are great, request for one if possible, the lovel girl (Sarah... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear rajeevlewis, Thank you very much for providing me with feedback following your recent visit. I was delighted that you found the receptionist helpful, friendly and efficient and your bedroom was clean and of a good standard. The hotel is very well located in the town centre which enables our guests to easily access Middlesbrough Train Station, shopping and entertainment... More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had anticipated spending a weekend in Middlesbrough at a DOCTOR WHO convention at this very spick and span hotel tucked away off Middlesbrough's Corporation Street - sadly on my arrival from London I found the event cancelled. Notwithstanding this the friendly staff booked me in for an overnight stay before my long drive home. A very good room, quiet,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear WINETEACHER32, thank you for taking the time to add your review, I am sorry that the event you were attending was cancelled at very short notice by the organisers. I know my team were looking forward to meeting some of the actors and crew who have been involved in the Doctor Who series over the years. I am pleased... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good hotel with great friendly staff. Very easy to find and a good location if you need to travel. located smack bang in the city centre but without the noise. Rooms are clean and of a good standard. Only had breakfast each day but that was very nice!

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear Andy D, thank you for taking the time to add a review to this site, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Thistle Middlesbrough and were well looked after by our friendly team. I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest Regards Damon Roberts General Manager More

Cheshire
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed out stay and the staff were lovely. I called the night before and asked for a quiet room and air conditioning. The lady on the phone was very accommodating. I would lightly recommend this hotel. A gold star for this hotel. We had a fabulous view of the Teesside port

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear we-love-holidays2012, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent visit. I am pleased that the reception team were lovely and they were able to allocate a quiet room for you. The deluxe rooms offer air conditioning in addition to our normal bedroom standards, which include iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, safe... More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is convenient for most places in central MIddlesbrough. Staff - from those at reception to the ones in the bar and restaurant - were all very friendly and helpful. Only minor down side was that the rooms were quite small but they weren't tiny. Overall a decent, good value hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear Dougie G, thank you very much for providing feedback following your recent visit. I was delighted that you found that our team were very friendly and helpful. As you point out Thistle Middlesbrough is a great base to explore, the town centre is right on our doorstep and the central location puts all of the North East within easy... More

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Checked in early evening. Very friendly and helpful reception staff and a very efficient check in. The room was average, nothing overly brilliant but clean and tidy. My only beef was that there was no air conditioning. It was red hot and made it an uncomfortable night sleeping wise. Although I can't blame the hotel for the weather, although I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear buzz1981, Thank you for adding your review to Trip Advisor, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and found our team to be friendly and helpful throughout your stay with us. I am sorry that you were uncomfortable due to the high temperatures, air conditioning is available in our deluxe rooms adn public areas and our housekeeping team have... More

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic hotel. Great value for money. Friendly staff. Perfectly clean and superb food. Ten out of ten. Would definately return. Central location. Did not try spa and gym but looked lovely. Very pleasant stay

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear becsy83, Thank you very much for providing feedback following your return visit to the hotel. I am pleased that you found the hotel clean, our team friendly and that the food was superb. There are some excellent weekend offers on our web site at the moment so I hope we will see you again soon. Thank you for the... More

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit I was a little downhearted when our taxi pulled up outside this hotel - from the outside it looks pretty dreary, however...... The staff are some of the friendliest and most helpful I have expereienced and the breakfast was awesome! The rooms were ok - a little small and a bit dusty but generally pretty comfortable.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DR0b1, General Manager at Thistle Middlesbrough, responded to this review

Dear snownoo. Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle Middlesbrough. I am delighted that you found our team to be friendly and helpful and enjoyed the quality and variety of the breakfast. I appreciate that the outside of our building does not reflect the modern interior and quality of furnishings which are to... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Thistle Middlesbrough, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Thistle Middlesbrough? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thistle Middlesbrough

Address: Fry Street, Middlesbrough TS1 1JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Middlesbrough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Middlesbrough 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Agoda, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Otel, HotelsClick and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Thistle Middlesbrough reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Thistle Middlesbrough Hotel Middlesbrough
Thistle Hotel Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Thistle Hotel

53 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (28)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Middlesbrough with
any amenities

Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thistle Middlesbrough is the region’s largest and best hotel, with Newcastle, Harrogate and York all within an hour’s drive. But it's also a great base from which you can discover the Tees Valley, the North York Moors and the spectacular East Coast. One million pounds has recently been spent on the refurbishment of the hotel, including 3 floors of Deluxe and Executive bedrooms, the Otium Health & Leisure Club and the spectacular Cleveland Suite. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
140

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Thistle Middlesbrough and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question
8 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Thistle Middlesbrough staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer