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Edinburgh Thistle Guest House

10 E. Hermitage Pl., Edinburgh EH6 8AA, Scotland
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After driving 8 and a half hours to Scotland, after being stuck in all of the bank holiday traffic, we expected something...more. We had the code for the little box by the front door so we could let ourselves in with the key inside, and rather than being greeted by an a person, we were greeted by an envelope with... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a mid-week stay during the Fringe Festival and didn't fancy the high cost of a central hotel. There's free on road parking which was a bonus. We arrived a little bit early and the man cleaning gave us the room keys. The room was fine, comfy bed and a view overlooking the park opposite. The only downside... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Similar to other reviews, there don't appear to be any staff around. The room is small although clean and very quiet. Close to town (easy access to a few different bus routes). Could not do a late checkout as they were fully booked (fair enough), however they offered to hold our baggage for an extra 5 pound, and as you... More 

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Keighley, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used as a base to visit Edinburgh, it was just a 10 minute bus ride to Princes street. Nice location opposite a park. There was nobody there to welcome us - just an envelope with keys in. However a sign said payment on arrival. How? The accommodation was very clean, and together with the low cost saved this from getting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing through Edinburgh and so, just needed a bed for the night. The Guest House was a 20min walk from the main centre and it was very comfortable and clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Very good value for money if you are just looking for a bed for the night. Definitely recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

room is small and clean with all amenities of the first world, except for a shared toilet and shower upstairs. My window opens for nice fresh air. You can really tell the manager works hard at keeping the place clean and welcoming. There is a women's beauty spa downstairs, apparently. Rad.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Checked in and paid for the room at check-in stage. We thought we were getting bed and breakfast but it looks like we only booked bed. We were in room 2, which faces away from the beautiful Leith Links, a wide open grassy park, and over a quiet back street. The room was clean and airy with a high ceiling,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great place stayed 4 nights enjoyed it ..The man on reception was helpful ..clean room ..clean towels ..tea n coffee in the room .. worth the money ..nothing rly to complain about ..The bus stop is 40 sec walk from the hotel then a 10 min ride in to the city .. £4 for a day rider well worth it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This must be the most un-welcoming place I have ever stayed. Yes this place is cheap, but it is cheap for a reason. No staff appear to work in the place. The day before we were due to arrive we received an email telling us how to get into the guest house. This involved security codes for a box on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was after a base for the week whilst I looked for permanent accommodation in the area and this place suited the bill nicely in terms of location, free onscreen parking, and WiFi. I hadn't noticed that breakfasts were extra and given the number of cafés in the vicinity there was no way I was going to fork out any... More 

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