A convenient location, clean & smart.
But the bed was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on - I could feel each of the inner sprung mattress springs! In the middle of the night I got up & used a spare blanket doubled up over the mattress & under the base sheet which helped. When I explained this the next morning & asked for another room they offered to put a mattress "topper" on - which helped but was still only really thin, more like a mattress protector really & they left the blanket in place.... and did not apologise nor offer any discount.
The owners have tried & succeeded for the most part in upgrading the decor but the fake wood formica/MDF units let it down.
Also I was on the top floor which was fine for me but would be a long haul with a big suitcase or if unfit (no lift and a charge of ten pounds to have someone take your bags up!).
Not terrible but I'd look elsewhere next time.
- 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