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My wife treated me to a short, 2 night, break in Edinburgh to celebrate my birthday. It included a performance of Miss Saigon at the Festival Theatre. The Thistle is a small hotel slightly outside the original part of the New Town whose Western "border"...More
Very comfortable room, eight hours of undisturbed sleep, friendly staff, congenial surrounds. If you are looking for a quiet comfortable place to stay in Edinburgh devoid of corporate mantra that is conveniently located for both the City Centre and New Town (the National Gallery of...More
This is a great hotel located a few mins walk from the busy streets of the city centre but was just the relaxing quiet getaway we wanted!! We really enjoyed our stay after finding the hotel through a deal on groupon which included a glass...More
Location brilliant, nearer to Haymarket station but a pleasant walk in with gorgeous shops & bars before reaching the inner city. In truth though the hotel had no atmosphere, & the very young staff , even though helpful when asked anything just seemed completely lacking...More
We wanted somewhere safe and comfortable for a relaxing break to recharge our batteries after Christmas and New Year. The Thistle proved to be an excellent choice. Tucked away in a quiet residential street yet within reach of all Edinburgh’s sights.
The staff were friendly...More
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods 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 theatres 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.