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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

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#87 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights with my fiance we had a groupon voucher for one night stay with continental breakfast but we decided to add on 2 extra days and we are so glad we did . On arrival Neil the manager checked us in and informed us we have been moved to a deluxe room and moved down...

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Isabel M, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased that you enjoyed your groupon getaway and that we were able to upgrade you to a executive room. I am glad to hear that you found our barman to be great company and cheery. On behalf...

Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

My partner bought me a night away in Edinburgh off the kids for xmas as we had been wanting to go for a while.... We are fans of going to guests houses and b and bs as we find them much nicer service and this lovely little gem was great for that although a lot bigger than a B and...

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Becky W Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you enjoyed your night away with us and found your room clean and warm with quirky details. It is always a pleasure to hear that the staff were lovely and very helpful On behalf of myself...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Loved our stay at the Thistle Hotel, it's a beautifully decorated and cosy hotel. Staff where very friendly, Happy and accommodating. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. Very handy location to the city centre a 5 min walk.

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Melissa B Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you had a lovely stay with us and found the staff friendly, happy and accommodating. On behalf of myself and the team i look forward to welcoming you back in the future Regards Neil & the...

Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This hotel is in a quiet side street but only 10 minutes walk from Princes Street where there are plenty bars and restaurants. Our room was at the front and was clean with very comfortable bed, en suite shower room and tea making facilities which are very useful after a days shopping. I had the continental breakfast served buffet style...

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DMCC2014, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased You found the location was within easy walking distance to princes street. i am glad you found your room clean with a very comfortable bed with breakfast offering plenty of options. On behalf of myself and the...

Falkirk District, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Stayed in town for a meal and an evening event and found the Edinburgh Thistle quite convenient, being close to the railway station and local transport. The building is a nice Georgian town house with some elegant features however our executive room needed an urgent makeover.The sofa was grubby, the dressing table had no drawer handles, the heated towel rail...

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MGBman Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased to hear you found the staff polite and helpful and that the breakfast offered an excellent choice. All of our executive double and quad rooms have now been refurbished and i hope when you stay again you...

County Meath, Ireland
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The hotel is about 20 mins from the main shopping area on the city. It is in a nice, quiet street. We stayed there for business and too over every room in the building. Some of the guests were happy with their room, but there were a few problems. Rooms vary in size and the smallest of them are tiny....

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PeterLoftus1971 Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased to hear you had no issues with your room while it was very large and had a comfortable double bed. We do offer different room types so some of these rooms are single up to family quad...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Stayed 13-14 of January. The hotel is 20 minute walk from Waverly station . Good service from very helpful staff. Stayed in room 20 which is at the front of the building. It was clean & tidy with a decent shower room & a comfortable bed. Enjoyed the continental breakfast. Overall a very pleasant stay.

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris1001945, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay and you found the service provided by the staff helpful and good. On behalf of myself and the team i look forward to welcoming you back in the future...

Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Advertised on Groupon as Friday to Sunday stay for £149 or Sunday to Thursday for £129, both booking were advertised to come with a bottle of wine, i booked for the Friday to Sunday one as it said it was available, received an email saying that fri to Sunday wasn't available and i asked for the closest date around 15th...

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aaron S, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased your parents had a nice stay and liked our hotel. I do apologise for the heating issue and the failure to give them the bottle of wine included in the deal. If they had mentioned this...

Peterlee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The rooms were clean, well layer out. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is about 20 mins walk from the main shopping area Princes Street. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. I would also stay there again. There are no lifts only stairs.

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Davrob54, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. It is a pleasure to hear that your rooms were clean and well laid out and that you found our staff helpful and friendly. On behalf of myself and the team i look forward to welcoming you back in the...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This was quite a small hotel. Had some lovely old features like the stairway and ceilings and ornate cornices. the room was a good size with a large double bed and a large sofa bed. The room was at a nice ambient temperature not too hot as some hotels can be but definitely not cold, very comfortable. the other thing...

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Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ksb14, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you hear that you found the building to have some lovely old features and that you had a good sized room. i am pleased to hear that you could not find fault with breakfast and that you...

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West End
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.
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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 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

Address: 59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $142 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Thistle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Thistle Edinburgh
Edinburgh Thistle Hotel Scotland
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Rooms on a lower level because there is no lift but the sound level (esp. phone ringing) is higher”
stephaniebM3883LA, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“ask for a low floor unless your very fit.”
685hazelg, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Top floor has bested views but more stairs to climb”
gabrum26, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had the Manor Suite every comfortable and clean. Basement room but felt spacious”
francena2015, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We upgraded day before , well worth it for larger room and cooked breakfast ..”
janbram66, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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