Very pleasant and helpful staff. The hotel is set in a traditional terrace of stone mansions, with high ceilings, ornate cornices and a grand stair-well. It's in a quiet area a few minutes walk from Haymarket, and close enough to access the city centre on foot (handy as nearby Haymarket is in the throes of tramway construction and traffic snarl-ups.)
The room was clean, well furnished and warm, with tea & coffee supplies replenished daily. Breakfast was very good. Wi-fi connection was mostly good - though interupted by a server problem at one point.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Thistle Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Thistle Hotel Scotland