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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Residential Neighbourhood
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
726Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
192Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Neighbourhood
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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All reviews continental breakfast no lift manor suite west end top floor friendly hotel small hotel quiet location city centre original features haymarket station princes street bit dated very pleasant stay minute walk full scottish breakfast first floor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just spent a couple of days here and was very pleased with the warm and comfortable hotel.Although an older type hotel it was very clean and the staff were lovely and helpful.Great value for money,will use this hotel again.

1  Thank Harry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a typical Edinburgh building with high ceilings and lots of character. The hotel is well situated within 15 minutes walk of the centre, Stockbridge etc. The staff are young and extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast is pretty basic. There is no lift in...More

1  Thank Melinda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself has flair, but is also getting very old, not to say ailing, everything you touch is loose, doorknobs, toilet roll holder, toilet seat. Plaster and wallpaper crumble everywhere. Doors close very badly, stay stuck. Breakfast is ok for 2 days, but far...More

Thank Daydream34892351368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here before and have to say I am always met by lovely friendly staff. The rooms are clean and warm. The hotel is not too far from the centre and not too busy to be noisy. There is a bar and a...More

1  Thank feelingGOO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, very outdated and not well kept room decoration and furniture. Staff was rude and unwelcoming. Didn’t accommodate for dairy allergies. Had to pay an extra £20 a night for parking in a terrible, hard to access side street with no lighting at all....More

Thank Diana L
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Karima A
September 25, 2018|
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Response from MartyM56 | Reviewed this property |
There is no lift. Not sure about ground floor rooms but if you email them, they answer right away!!
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Bridge J
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Y2748VCemmam | Reviewed this property |
not sure about before as we didn’t require it but we were allowed to leave our two suitcases at the hotel after we checked out due to our train home not being till later on that day!!
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paulcarol40
October 11, 2017|
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Response from gabrum26 | Reviewed this property |
We went by train for our break as it worked out cheaper than taking a car as it's £20 got parking it's o the hotels website it's a nice walk in to town also
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Room Tips
"Personally I prefer the lower floor."
feelingGOO
2 weeks ago
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"Ask when booking for a low floor etc..staff very accommodating."
susangarner19
4 weeks ago
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"Don't book single rooms here"
984elainew
Sep. 28, 2018
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"Ask for the Manor room!"
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Aug. 28, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$75 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
thistle edinburghedinburgh thistle
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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