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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland (West End)   |  
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Ranked #55 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Craigavon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“maria craigavon ni lovely hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Hotel Thistle lovely hotel to stay in.I had my two teenage children with me and we had triple room.the beds were really comfortable.All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Although we had paid for breakfast we never made it as couldnt get the kids to get up,so i cannot comment on that.We had about 10 to 15 minutes walk to princes st and shopping area.Overall excellent stay.This was my first visit to Edinburgh,i wll definately return.Lovely city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We were recomended The Thistle by some friends and were very impressed. Lovely clean room, comfy beds and in a great, quiet location. Lovely helpful staff, on reception, in the bar and at breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble and they even took care of Winston, the teddy bear - always the sign of a classy establishment! We had come to Edinburgh to see the pandas at the Zoo, so the hotel was in a great location for both the airport bus and the buses going to the zoo - and also to Murrayfield! Not far to walk into the centre of the city, and in a great little village location with some brilliant places to eat and drink very close and some great recommendations from the hotel staff too.
If you want somewhere that's not a chain, is a bit quirky and a bit local then this is your place. We would not hesitate to come back - hopefully if the panda produces a cub we will come back next year, and have recommended it to some American friends too as I know they will love it. Lots of tarten too!! What's not to like? Bar prices are good and the breakfast choice is great with individual waitress service.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are very quiet. If mobility is an issue be aware there is no lift, but a very impr...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Hotel Thistle is the best hotel in Edinburgh regarding hospitality, all the employee of the hotel are warm-hearted person and they treat me as friends & family. I got reservation thistle hotel by mistake because there is another thistle hotel in Kings James Edingburgh but i found out I'm lucky to know this thistle hotel in manor place, cozy and good price as well. The building was more than 200 years old, have no elevator but you can feel like home and the room at top floor make you feel refresh when you wake up in the morning. I really thanks to all the staff of the thistle hotel from deep in my heart making me happy and I really missed them all.I stayed around 1 month and I will be back. Thanks.

Room Tip: The Suite room in downstairs is the best Top floor room have nice sunshine and fresh air
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic stay here! The rooms were perfectly sized and were spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. The continental breakfast was substantial and very filling and was served by a nice young girl emma she was very attentive and could'nt do more to help. The bar was very quite but i think that could be changed by the managers holding some entertainment in the bar the female who tended to us was also doing reception and was always on the move, even though she was busy she was always chatty and had a great character about her and always smiling, i think her name was uma. Overall i had a fantastic stay and i would definatly return in the very near future! I would like to thank the manager who was a nice chap for his great hotel and to emma and una for there Amazing hospitality.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 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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London UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed on the midweek break deal (for 4 nights). The room was a clean, pleasant and sizeable twin, each a double-bed. The broadband charge was a reasonable £10 for the stay, and it worked well. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Continental breakfast was included. Only suggestion on that front is that they include a non-sugary muesli (other than Alpen), and plain yoghurt. Overall, very good value stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed one night in the Thistle on a recent business trip to Edinburgh. Arrived at the hotel early in the day and was allowed access to my room - this was extremely useful to me as I had work to do and use of the room for the whole day was very beneficial. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. There is a homely atmosphere about this hotel. The hotel is well located in a good area and an easy walk to Princes Street, the Castle and other sights in Edinburgh. There is an airport bus stop about a 10min walk from the hotel. Breakfast was adequate served in a pleasant dining room on the 1st floor. Recommend the hotel for its standard of service and convenient location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Absolutely loved this hotel, clean rooms and great staff, my husband and I got given a weekend stay here for Christmas and we would recommend it to anyone, The location good and food was well presented.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

Address: 59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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
#43 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Thistle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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:
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