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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

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#90 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Booked this through Groupon at an excellent price for accommodation in Edinburgh the week before Christmas. Good convenient location within walking distance of main attractions. Staff very welcoming and informative. Warm mince pies and mulled wine on arrival. Bar prices very reasonable and we noticed folks arriving at 10.30pm were also offered the mince pies and mulled wine!! Continental breakfast...

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

Dear Maureen R, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you enjoyed your Groupon getaway in our beautiful old building and enjoyed all of its character. I am glad the staff were welcoming and that you enjoyed their mince pies and mulled wine. The location is...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Arriving during daylight hours at Haymarket Station, I was pleased to realise that the Thistle Hotel is just a short 5-10 minute walks distance away. The entrance to the hotel is quaintly lovely. A large early 19th Century original Georgian townhouse, this hotel has many original Antique Georgian features which set it well above other hotels of this rating. I...

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

Dear Lelia777, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you found that the standard, quality, care and love given by the staff far outshines any monetary value on your stay and that that you saw everyone working as a team is what makes a hotel function....

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2015

May i first say that the staff were very friendly, even taking time to talk to or 2 little ones. unfortunately i found the accomadation in need of some tlc. Beds were comfortable and clean, but the room could have been cleaner. Also the amount of extension plugs was a little diconserting. The bathroom was grubby and tiles were coming...

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Relatively convient location.Just a short bus or tram ride into Princes Street.Hotel staff pleasant and helpful. Hotel shabby and in need of updating. No lifts. Limited car parking space which needs to be booked in advance and is a 5 minute walk from hotel with a tricky access and shared with other businesses.

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

Dear Ralph G, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you found our hotel to be in a Relatively convenient location for your visit to Edinburgh. With regards to the parking i can only apologise you felt it has tricky access it is very difficult to...

Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights for his birthday. The hotel is situated more towards Haymarket station so it's about 20min walk in to the centre but there are trams and buses should you need them. There are no shortages of things to do more locally though with restaurants and bars nearby. The hotel itself is situated...

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

Dear Alice Brightsid... B, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you and your Partner had a brilliant weekend while celebrating his birthday. It is always a pleasure to hear that the staff were very friendly and helpful during your stay . I am glad that...

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Great hotel centrally located within easy reach for walking in to the city and catching the tram. Very friendly and helpful staff. there are plenty of eating places within 5 -10minutes walk of the hotel. We especially enjoy eating at Indian restaurant beside the Haymarket station Omar Khayyam.

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

Dear Tel026, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am please to hear that you found our hotel to be great and in a central location. It is always a pleasure to hear that the staff were friendly and very helpful. On behalf of myself and the team...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Stayed on a Groupon deal for two nights and I think that is a good price,I don't think i would pay any more.room quiet and comfortable,bathroom a bit tired,continental breakfast was fine tea,coffee,toast,hard boiled eggs, ham,cheese,cereal,yogurt.staff were friendly and helpful.the tram stop west end princes Street is at the top of the road so easy to get to from the...

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

Dear gary-jenny, 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 enjoyed your groupon getaway with us and that your room was quiet and comfortable, the bathrooms are in the process of now getting refurbished. I am glad that breakfast was fine and offered...

Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Splendid little hotel. Such friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location for Haymarket and city centre. Would definitely return. Purchased as part of the group on deal so great value for money! Change of travel plans due to Forth Road Bridge closure but staff were very reassuring.

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

Dear Katie J, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased to hear our splendid little hotel exceeded your expectations. and that the staff did everything they could to be reassuring. On behalf of myself and the team i look forward to welcoming you back in the...

Northumberland
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Just back from an overnight stay to visit the Christmas market. Prebooked an upgrade but found the room shabby (room 4). Indeed the whole hotel is badly in need of refurbishment. Would not stay here again. We visit Edinburgh regularly but booked this deal via Living Social. I stayed in the Premier Inn just a couple of months ago and...

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

Dear LynnNorthumberland Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am disappointed to hear that you had an unpleasant stay while here in December , room 4 has now been fully refurbished along with another 7 of our rooms. If you are in Edinburgh again soon i would like...

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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Bought as a groupon deal - £69 for one night based on 2 people sharing Pro - pleasant staff Cons - staff did not inform us off breakfast times which meant we missed out No ginger wine or mince pies which was supposed to be included in the deal Note - rooms are very basic and the didn't notice anyone...

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

Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. i do apologise that you were disappointed and found your room basic. Our bar is a quiet bar for residents but we find most of our guest want to be out in the city for dinner and drinks. Mice pies and mulled...

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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: $137 - $442 (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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