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“A grand place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #47 of 144 Hotels in Edinburgh
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A grand place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

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.

Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and comment on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.

Glad to know you liked the traditional features of this Georgian Building, we try our best to maintain its original features.

Nice to know you enjoyed our breakfast and the Thistle staff were up to your expectations.

Thank you once again for the nice comments and we will be happy to welcome you on your next visit to Edinburgh.

Kind regards
Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012 via mobile

In a nice, quiet location that is easy walking to the city's centre - this accommodation is terrific value for money. A lovely bar area downstairs with a fine selection of whiskies and ales was an added bonus! The bedroom was spacious and clean and the shower hot. The continental breakfast the next day was adequate. Greg on reception was charming and very helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and comment on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.

We at the Thistle are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and the hotel met all your expectations.

Thank you once again for your nice comments and we will be more then happy to welcome you in the near future.

Kind regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Thistle hotel location was fantastic,and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. If u want to to some scpecific places in EDi no problem - hotel is located near to railway and bus stations. All rooms are very clean and well presented in my opinion :) Breakfast menu was briliant and I have to say that tise place was great value for money!!!

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 7, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time and feedback on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel. Pleased to know that the hotel location, the staff, the rooms , breakfast, price and everything was upto your expectations.

When all our guests are happy we are happy and comments like these give us the motivation to do even better.

Thank you once again for your sincere comments.

We will be more then happy to welcome you in the not too far future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011 via mobile

Everything was nice. Very friendly staff, large and clean rooms.
Near city center.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 7, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time and comment on your stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel. Happy to know that the hotel rooms and the staff were upto your expectations.

We will be more then happy to welcome you once again and extend our hospitality.

Kind regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I spent six nights at the Thistle hotel and was upgraded to a double room on my arrival, which was a pleasant surprise after a particularly long journey. The room was clean, comfortable, stylish and spacious, and the hotel itself is very homely and pleasant; the downstairs lounge bar was always a warm and welcoming place with a mix of guests and locals. It was a great place to stay and very close to the city center, the walk through the historic New Town was a pleasure, with the walk to the Royal mile and Edinburgh Castle taking only taking twenty minutes. Annick and staff were always welcoming, accommodating and friendly and made my stay an absolute pleasure. I will certainly be staying there again on my next visit to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 7, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time and comment on your stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel. Glad to know that the hotel met all your expectations and made you feel at home.

We will be more then happy to welcome you on your next visit to Edinburgh.

Thank you once again for your inspiring comments.

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Strichen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Had a lovely stay in a quad room (25) end of Nov 2011.
Made our booking two weeks before. We also booked breakfast and parking (round the corner from the hotel – 2 min walk). We were made very welcome with Gregory and Annick being the perfect hosts from the moment we arrived. Room was very comfortable although our two teenage (13&15) daughters had to share a bed.
Location was a about a ten minute walk from the East end of Princess Street but there were plenty of restaurants and bars with-in a ten minute walk of the hotel. Nice bar in hotel which was quiet enough to enjoy a nightcap.
We would definitely recommend the Thistle Hotel and will be staying again the next we plan Edinburgh.
Graham & Jenny Smith. Strichen, Aberdeenshire.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and comment on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.

Delighted to know you enjoyed your weekend family break and made use of all the hotel facilities.

Comments like these give us the encouragement to perform even better. I am glad the Thistle hotel and the team met your expectations.

Thank you once again and we will be happy to welcome you again in the near future.

NOTICE: We would like to inform all Customers that there has been a System error on TripAdvisor, and our hotel which has a 3 Star Rating is Down graded to 2 Star because of this error. TripAdvisor has confirmed this but as usual are Not showing willingness to help hotels affected by this Error!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011 via mobile

Had a lovely time. Was a little worried after seeing a few reveiws on google but I was soon reassured when we walked thru the doors. Would Defenatly go again!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and comment on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.

Glad to know that the Thistle hotel met your expectations and the reviews on google proved WRONG.

We will be very happy to welcome you once again and extend our hospitality.

NOTICE: We would like to inform all Customers that there has been a System error on TripAdvisor, and our hotel which has a 3 Star Rating is Down graded to 2 Star because of this error. TripAdvisor has confirmed this but as usual are Not showing willingness to help hotels affected by this Error!!!


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Address: 59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Thistle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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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