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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
Ranked #108 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 25, 2013

It was a really nice place. Good location, not in the middle of the touristic places, but easy to walk. The bedroom is very good, big and cosy at the same time. Great breakfast and the people are very friendly. I recommend for people that want a calm place to stay. There's no lift, so its better try a bedroom on the first floor.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

we are please you enjoyed your recent stay with us and your trip to Edinburgh

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights only, during a weekend with my boyfriend. Our room was small, but nice, very clean and there was also a big flat screen TV. The only "problem" was that it was on the top floor (5th floor) and without lift, but it was not such a big issue, we are a young couple!! We had continental breakfast included in the price, and I was expecting a buffet, but there wasn't. However, on the first morning, the lady showed us the menu, and we could choose whatever we wanted: she was really helpful and nice, always asking if we needed something else. The position was perfect for us, it's only 10 mins walking from the city centre.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Chiara C
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

I am please that you felt the location was ideal for the city centre and that the staff were really helpful, may I take this opportunity to welcome you back in the near future

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I booked a twin room in this hotel via Booking.com mostly due to its location with only 20 minutes walk to city centre.The hotel does look nice on photos, but actually is quite dated and requires extensive refurbishment throughout. The room itself was clean, but quite cold with no heating in late Oct, old furniture, flashing lights and broken toilet flush. On arrival the reception staff was very polite and helpful. Breakfast is served either 7.30 or 8.30am and you have to pre arrange. Continental breakfast was included in a room price and was quite good with porridge, cereals, croissants, toasts, fruit salad, ham and cheese, tea and coffee all included. Full English breakfast could also be ordered at extra charge of approx £9. The restaurant staff went a long way to ensure we've got everything we needed. So, all in all I'd give 3 stars for the service and location, but only 1 star for the room itself.

Room Tip: Not suitable for people having trouble using staircase without a lift
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank HalyC
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Booked the hotel via Booking.com. The room was described as a junior suite, but was actually one room, albeit very large with huge windows. The location was great, literally minutes from Princes Street; Edinburgh Castle etc. The guy on reception when we arrived was particularly helpful, carrying a case up, serving drinks, and he recommended a very good place to eat that night, we went back the following night it was so good. All in all a really good weekend break.

Room Tip: Perhaps just book a room which would be more than adequate
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Sue L
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Jane thank you for your feedback we welcome this from all guests, we are pleased to know you would stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back in the furture

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Recently stayed 2 nights here was given a large room in the basement, too big for 1 though I didnt mind!! Beautiful large bathroom complete with a large bath, which I thouroughly enjoyed using.
TV wasnt working but that didnt bother me, I did mention to front desk and they said it sometimes happens due to weather
Breakfast was fantastic with staff very attentive (it wasnt self service). Breakfast was hot and plentiful and set me up for the day ahead.
It is well located and easy walking distance to city centre.
I would use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Jane C
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

thank you for your recent feedback we are please you had a good visit to Edinburgh and that our staff left a "Fantastic" impression on you

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We booked this hotel last minute after my daughter was hospitalized and I wanted to surprise her with a trip to see the Lion King. I have to say we got a very good deal and the hotel and staff were excellent, hotel location was perfect for this trip. The room was clean and had all the amenities. Only criticism is that the breakfast although plentiful the hot plate items could have been a little hotter. Good value and good trip.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

thank you for your feed back we are glad that you had a memorable trip and that you found our staff helpful

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed here with a group of friends for a weekend. Well located with friendly & helpful staff. Walking distance to the city centre. Very comfy bed and spacious room in a lovely character building though overall the interior could do with a little TLC and modernising.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Jonny, Thank you for your recent feedback, we do appreciate your views and opinions and we are in the progress of making some of these changes at present

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Additional Information about Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

Address: 59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $80 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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