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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland
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Ranked #50 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just returned from a 6 night stay at this great find, on a nice quiet street. From the moment we walked in, we were amazed by the old time and beautiful stairwell going up to the rooms. There is no lift here, so potential guests who have trouble with stairs may want to look elsewhere. There is extensive and... More

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Las Palmas de GC
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quiet but central place, close to a train station and several buses and tram stop, clean well furnished and wide rooms, great and very helpful staff, The wee bar and the breakfast area was cute and quaint as well. Definitively a very good choice for visit Edimburgh. High suggested and I personally will be back soon.

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a comfortable and nice little hotel, with big rooms and a friendly atmosphere. The staff do their best to make your stay a good one, always helpful. However, the prices were too high for what is basically an upgraded B&B.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were great- really accommodating and helpful, couldn't have been handier to princes street and the hotel rooms were super clean and comfy. The wee bar was very cute & quaint too. Would defo stay again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked this lovely hotel so that we could go to the closing ceremony of the commonwealth games and as I had an exam at uni the next day , was the perfect solution. We were greeted by name even though we had never been before by neil , and was shown to our lovely room by... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time we have stayed at The Thistle Hotel and each time has been fabulous. The staff are very helpful, friendly and informative. The rooms are lovely, very clean and well stocked with everything you would need for your stay. It is in a great location too, only 5 minutes walk to Princes Street. We will definitely... More

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the family room for two nights during the Edinburgh Festival. The staff were friendly and the bedroom large and spotlessly clean. The hotel is in a quiet area but within walking distance of the city. The only slight negative was that the family room consisted of two double beds rather than the usual double and twins -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stay at the thistle hotel before and this hotel gets better, each time i stay. I was upgraded to there new executive double a large spacious room very well laid out and nice bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful and very welcoming. Breakfast was a different format from last time in the sense it was a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as one of my first reviews, I was very lucky to stay at such a great place. nice central location, so much to do nearby. receptionist was great and helpful, she even gave us a little map of the golden mile. We had a unfortunately poor stay the night before at another location and staying here may up for it.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Arrived a bit late and was locked out no staff,nobody to call. Had to book into another hotel. Spoke to the manager next day but he was not interested. So we had to pay double for one night. The toilet smells damp and shower handle is rusty. Very dated and expensive. Will cross this one of my Edinburgh list. Had... More

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Address: 59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Thistle Hotel 3*
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The Edinburgh Thistle Hotel is located in the prestigious, quiet and residential west end area of Edinburgh New Town.The hotel is central and near to Edinburgh Castle, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and of course the renowned Princes Street with its vast array of stylish shops and stores. Established in 1924, the hotel has retained most of its original period features, having once been a Georgian Town House. ... more   less 
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