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Thistle House

1 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 5BZ, Scotland
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Ranked #226 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a goof choice while staying in Edinburgh. Very nice house, very good bedrooms. The breakfast was simple, but very good as well. The staff was friendly. The bus to city centre comes every 5 minutes and takes you something like 10 minutes to get there. Very good relation between quality and price. Free wifi costs £1 - not... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used booking to find this hotel. It was a very good price at £33. Had booked a single but was put in a double. The staff were friendly. The room was what I was expecting for the price. Breakfast was no frills but fine. If this price can be booked again, definitely choose this. Was about 7 quid into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Would have stay at this beautiful and cosy place during my whole stay at Edinburgh, but had a prior booking which was non-refundable. Walked in and asked for the rate for one night since we had arrived a day earlier, and she asked how much we wanted to pay. really? I did give her an honest rate compared to where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Stayed here for a week. Found our stay very comfortable, The breakfast was fairly simple but all you need to start off your day. Would stay here again and have no problem recommending it on to others.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stayed here on 29th nov with my sister fir 1 night. Was charged £80 b&b which we thought was reasonable given time of year. Twin room was very small, very dated. No room in small cubicle of a bathroom & no hot water!! Bathroom needed a good clean!! Breakfast was toast & bland scrambled eggs (everything else, sausages, bacon etc... More 

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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This b and b is just outside the city center with bus stops just around the corner. We got a warm and friendly welcome. The room was warm, cosey and spotlessly clean as was the small ensuite bathroom. There was plenty of tea and coffee, but no biscuits so take a packet if you like a sweet treat. There was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

stayed 2 nights in November. Had been warned by reviews here to make very sure that my credit card details had been properly received to guarantee the room, and had no trouble with regard to that. On arrival, had to wait for staff to come back, but only a few minutes (was surprised notice on door did not give a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Welcome was great. Rooms ok apart from 1had a bag of rubbish ,1had a hard bed and no hairdryer in 1of rooms. Breakfast was awful offered eggs which we thought would come with cooked breakfast but no just eggs, details stated we offerer sumptious breakfast. Awful. Tried to speak to owner on departure but were told In broken english he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Myself and my parents who were on a short trip had booked Thistle house for a night before we embarked on a 3 day Scotland Tour. We arrived late on the day of the check in and the owner had made arrangements for ourselves to check in. Was quite helpful of him. The rooms were very neat and well maintained.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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