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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

#87 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
04/02/2017 04/03/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a great stay here while visiting Edinburgh with a group of friends. Hotel feels personal and full of character and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Lovely staircase and details in the rooms, such as the large windows and very comfy beds all add to its charm!

1Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a prime location and very easy to get to. A ten minute walk from Haymarket train station. We stayed there on Saturday and upon check-in we were advised that it was going to get busy in the bar with people coming in from the rugby and to watch the next match. We dumped our bags and...

1Thank Samantha M
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old fashioned hotel . The Cornicing in the rooms were beautiful , took you back in time . Very clean and comfortable . Staff very friendly and full of useful information if needed . We upgraded our room and breakfast , definitely worth the little bit extra . Room was massive , lovely big windows .breakfast freshly cooked as...

1Thank janbram66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from one receptionist who was helpful and pleasant at check-in the rest of the employees wouldn't know customer service if they tripped over it. At breakfast and more generally they ignored the customers, didn't provide any level of service and did not have a pleasant disposition. We were booked in for breakfast and on leaving were charged with them...

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 4 nights. We came for a few nights to explore the city, romantic break and to have a few nights out. The hotel is in walking distance to the city about 15 mins, however after a few drinks on a night we got a taxi back to the hotel which was always around...

1Thank nicolejansen1991
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great hotel. Fantastic staff, really helpful and polite at all times. The continental buffet in the morning was great! Fresh toast, pastries and cereals. The rooms were fab, nice and quiet. We didn't hear any other guests in our stay. The decor was a little dated but not horrible in the slightest, gave it a nice feel. It...

1Thank lady0fleeds
Glossop, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location for Princess Street (5/10 minutes' walk) and main points of interest in Edinburgh. Upgraded to an executive suite, without asking, and at no extra cost ... large, clean, comfortable room, good bathroom facilities, and very quiet. Decent enough continental breakfast. Very friendly, polite, courteous staff. Only real niggle was the location of the hotel's parking facility ... a...

Thank TonyM808
yarm, north east england
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just spent two nights here and they were the best two nights sleep we've had in a long time! Hotel is beautiful. Love all the Georgian features and couldn't quite believe size of the windows! Gorgeous! The rooms are large, clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The big king sized bed was so, so comfy! Staff were all very friendly...

1Thank charlotte_gladders
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great boutique hotel, off the main attractions. It was a great area and was very pleasant. The entire staff was exceptional. I've never experienced such professional yet genuinely fantastic people, EVER, during a hotel stay. They were so helpful, informative, and kind. The made us feel so comfortable! The staircase was really cool because it spiraled against the...

1Thank Emma S
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived early 4th March good welcome,room not ready,not a problem left cases off and went into Edinburgh arrived back at 4pm room was in basement room 1 , bath had tide mark round it, toilet flush was intermittent sometimes worked,reported to reception only to be told that it had previously been reported but they would look at it!!! Never sorted...

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brain, Thank you for taking time out of your day to share your comments with us. I am saddened to hear your overall stay was not the best. As stated on you confirmations, check in time is 2pm, and we always have rooms available for guests from this time. I am sorry to hear that your room was not...

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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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 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

Address: 59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $92 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Thistle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Thistle Edinburgh
Edinburgh Thistle Hotel Scotland
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“We upgraded day before , well worth it for larger room and cooked breakfast ..”
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“No lif;t not all rooms have a bath”
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“very quiet, great nights sleep”
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“All the hotel is nice and quiet”
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