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Thistle House

1 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 5BZ, Scotland
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Ranked #236 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Meredith T Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our immediate impression of Thistle House was less than favorable. We arrived tired from a two and a half hour train ride from York, hoping for a short nap before seeing what the city had to offer. Alas, the wall-to-wall carpeting in the hallway and up the stairs was being replaced, remnants were everywhere, and the sound of tacking guns... More

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Comrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Lovely room, very homely and comfy. Very spacious. Couple of sticky marks on bedside table, no big deal. Lovely owners. Free parking. Had a lovely warm feeling about it. First guesthouse we have stayed in as we usually attend hotels and we were very impressed. Thanks again will be returning and recommending.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Free parking on drive or road was a bonus. House was freezing when we arrived so went out for food and was warmish when we returned. Room a fair size and was good value for the price paid. Bus into Edinburgh centre takes about 20 mins from the end of the road.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I had an excellent experience, particularly thanks to the staff working there. I was traveling alone and I stayed one night in a single room. The size of the room was good (en-suite) and very clean. Breakfast was very good as well, and the price makes it one of the best choices in Edinburgh. I highly recommend this B&B if... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights, rooms were good and very clean. Considering the cold weather, the rooms were very warm and comfortable. The staff make you feel at home, breakfast was very good. Very close to the bus stop as well. Should stay next time you visit Edinburgh.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights in room 9. I was impressed, the room was really nice considering what I paid, good value! The room was clean and cozy, really comfortable. The staff were friendly and welcoming. If I visit Edinburgh again I will probably here stay here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here. The chap was very helpful and explained everything to us. The room clean and spacious with a comfy bed. We felt very welcome. I would recommend to friends and family. The guest information book was very helpful.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed here as we had a night out in Edinburgh and we all had a very enjoyable stay. Cheap, cheerful, clean, comfy bed, tv, kettle, plenty tea/coffee etc, hairdryer, good size bathroom with great shower. Staff are very friendly and were very attentive especially at breakfast which included scrambled or fried eggs, cereal, tea or coffee, juices, yogurts and toast.... More

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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

cheap,cheerful and very clean, i couldnt fault it,it had everything you could need for a pleasant stay in Edinburgh, good bed,perfectly working tv, shower, kettle and wifi,its in a quiet area so had a good nights sleep and only a stroll away from bus stops which provides regular buses into the city centre,the staff were very attentive especially at breakfast... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here during the festival. I usually stay at the city hostel in cowgate which is cleaner and cheaper. I will not be staying here again. The website I booked on advertised parking -it's on the road and hard to come by. The room we stayed in downstairs stank of urine. Breakfast was cereal and toast- why bother?

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Address: 1 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 5BZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Thistle House is a spacious Victorian building close to Edinburgh's major attractions. Ten rooms, each tastefully decorated to ensure a warm and comfortable stay. ... more   less 
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