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The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The building is beautiful and in a very handy location for walking into the city. The bed was comfortable with ample storage in the room. The street was quiet considering it was in close proximity to the city....More
Thistle is a good hotel. I loved the staff. They are so helpful . They helped me lifting my luggage to every basic requirement.chexk in was smooth. Good room, nice shower, nice breakfasts , great location. Went walking to Edinburgh castle and Edinburgh free walk...More
Nice shower and quiet room. My husband, daughter and I stayed in a room with a queen/full bed and a twin bed. Continental breakfast with a good selection of items was located in a pleasant room with available help/service, as needed. For the price, this...More
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Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting Edinburgh.
Our breakfast room/ breakfast buffet has recently been changes, so it is good to hear comments such as these, to know...More
This is a very nice hotel, situated a block from St. Mary's Cathedral on the West End in a historic townhouse. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the lobby, dining room and stair area are nicely furnished and reflect the historic feel of...More
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Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us while visiting Edinburgh.
I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay with us. I can only apoligise that you found your single room to be slightly on the small side. As...More
Very nice, clean, lovely staff. My only reservation is the that the stately, quiet neighborhood is a bit far from the castle/gradens area. On the other hand, it is fairly convenient to Haymarket and the tram stop. The stairs are a substantial climb because of...More
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Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 4 weeks ago
Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay on your visit to Edinburgh.
Our staff thrive in offering any help where possible and are always happy to assist, with whatever information you...More
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range:US$89 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class: 3 star
Number of rooms: 14
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US$89 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Official star rating provided by VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board.
#20 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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Smoking rooms available
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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.