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“Lovely hotel in a central location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
Ranked #91 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel in a central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We decided on the spur of the moment to visit Edinburgh for the night, and struck lucky when they had availability as we wanted two double rooms, Neil was really helpful and friendly and made us welcome as soon as we came through the door. Our rooms on the first floor were very spacious and clean although the mattress was a bit too firm for us. We had the continental breakfast which was plentiful and the lady who served us in the morning was lovely nothing was too much trouble. Can't wait to come back and stay longer.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Angela M
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, and glad that you enjoyed your stay
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

group of 14 stayed end of november for my 50th ,we had an amazing stay at this hotel staff were so friendly and helpful special thanks to the manager Neil who is by far the most pleasent and thoughtlful manager i have had the pleasure to meet.Breakfast was 1st class rooms spotless and the little touch of leaving a box of chocolates on my bed for my b/day was really sweet Thankyou for a most enjoyable stay

Room Tip: all rooms lovely
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donna R
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Donna, we glad that you had a excellent birthday and that you had a pleasant stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed here last weekend for 4 days while christmas shopping and 2 theatre trips, close to the main shopping areas with out the noise of the city. Friendly staff who work well and went out of there way to make us feel at home, A big thank you. Room was spacious and airy on the first floor. Modern deco and very clean. Would highly recommend and we will be staying again soon.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Theatrefan82
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
we are pleased that you visit was a special one and look forward to seeing you again in 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights at this hotel and I have to say that the staff and in particular Neil on reception made this a very enjoyable experience. The room we stayed in was at the very top of the hotel with a very basic bathroom and not very comfortable bed, I felt every spring in the mattress. However the helpfulness of the staff went a long way to make up for this. Good location and nice breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank maisie161
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Masie, we have addressed you issue with regards to the bed springs and sorry you didn't sleep well, we value our guest feedback and I helps us to make the improves we feel necessary.
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Belo Horizonte
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laura M
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
we are please you enjoyed your recent stay with us and your trip to Edinburgh
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Oxford
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92 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chiara C
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thistlehot, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HalyC
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Additional Information about Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

Property: 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:
#20 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 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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