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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are solid elements to this hotel, but also some serious issues. Depending on your preferences (and plans for the trip), these issues might not be so problematic for you. First, the strong points: The hotel is located two miles from Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles, and the Royal Mile. It's also within walking distance to Arthur's Seat. Breakfast is usually... More 

Thank Randy M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place looked amazing on the pictures and I remember reading good reviews. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing major wrong with this place, but when you read positive reviews that all say that this place is amongst the best in Edinburgh, then there's absolutely no way that you don't get your hopes up - and reality will not... More 

Thank Sofienotsophie
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

On the surface this place seemed OK. Average but ok. Unfortunately there were some big let downs. The major one for us was the bed in our room (room 10). The mattress was thin and lumpy, springs stick up into your back and it's very noisy when the slightest movement is made. It's is also a SMALL double. My partners... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Staff were brilliant! couldn't do enough for us. Happy with the stay. only complaint I would make is that I was slightly too tall for the bed. The location was spot on for us, can be quite of a walk to the city centre.

Thank Jonathan D
Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Friendly hosts and comfy accommodation. Basic but good home cooked breakfast. Privacy of a hotel and warmth and comfort of a home at an affordable price. Parking on the street was freely available (over the wkend). We definitely recommend this place.

Thank tashiem2015
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I like walking, so walking from the centre of the city to here was no problem at all, though there are buses too! On the plus side this place was warm, the bed was comfortable,the breakfast was nice, and the owners friendly. On the minus side the shower in the room was very small, I almost gave up on it... More 

Thank Alan S
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

A small guesthouse close to Arthurs seat, quiet room with plenty of space, no frills or pretties, but adequate. Clean room and bathroom. Simple breakfast, but again adequate for the day. Owners very polite and cheerful. Parking is a nightmare in the area though.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We had to wait 25 minutes even though our room was suppose to be ready well before. Not a big deal but then the room, not fancy but adequate. The bathroom was silly, a shower that you couldn't turn around in and I'm not huge by any means. Horrible lighting. Also in bedroom. We had to use the light on... More 

Thank house007
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I stayed here 2 nights on business. It has a good location 15-20 mins walk to south of city centre just off A7 Dalkeith Rd. I managed to park outside both nights. The single room was small but clean, comfortable and had free WiFi. Only problem was a shared bathroom which meant going out into corridor wrapped in a towel... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Booked a room wih ensuit never happened. Was put in a rooM with no windows except a skylight, don't even know if that is legal. Finally got moved to another wih a sink no ensuit as promised. Staff were not helpful and certainly not inviting. Bathrooms were dirty and no exp,ain't ion how to use shower.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Thistle House is a spacious Victorian building close to Edinburgh's major attractions. Ten rooms, each tastefully decorated to ensure a warm and comfortable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thistle House

Address: 1 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 5BZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $98 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Thistle House Edinburgh, Scotland
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