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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

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Reviewed August 19, 2016

Good situation. Friendly staff. Quality is poor re towels and very plastic lavatory and shower. Not able to use Windows as the cords are all broken. Service was good and friendly. Summoned taxis and carried luggage up and down for usMore

Thank Humbleton-13
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded August 20, 2016

Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us Humbleton-13. I would first of all like to apologies in regards to your towels and your room in general. Our housekeepers will change your towels for you no problem, if they are left on...More

Reviewed August 18, 2016

A sad representation core staff were keen though apparently lacking training and experience. Booked through Ag***.com online with filtered parking and breakfast included, Thistle interpreted this as parking some way away at 15Pounds per night and breakfast was supermarket processed ham and cheese,bread that did...More

4  Thank Jonnie H
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Excellent cooked breakfast, ideal location close to both the tram stop and bus stops and really helpful staff. We used the hotel as a base to see the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Fringe Festival. We also recommend a trip to see the Royal Yacht Britannia...More

2  Thank Bob L
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded August 20, 2016

Hi Bob, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. I am very pleased that the hotel was able to accommodate you, while you visited the Edinburgh festival. Our staff thank you for your kind words, and I'm glad we were able...More

Reviewed August 14, 2016

My wife and I recently stayed at the Thistle Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland and it was a very pleasant experience. Ian, at the front desk, greeted us warmly and helped us with our luggage (since there is no elevator). Our room was spacious and the...More

1  Thank pug1214
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded August 20, 2016

A massive thank you for taking time out of your day to review the hotel on your recent stay with us. It was my pleasure that I could be assistance to you during your stay, and I'm happy that the breakfast was enjoyed. Here at...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016

Stayed for 2 nights mid week during the fringe. Staff were helpful, courteous, friendly and efficient. Hotel was clean and comfortable, bedroom was warm and very quiet. On the downside at £500 room only (sleeps 3) for 2 nights the general level of decor was...More

Thank Mike M
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded August 20, 2016

Hi Mike, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I would like first of all start by apologizing that you found your room decor and en-suite very shabby and poor. The room that you were in is one of our newly...More

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Amenities
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
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Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$99 - US$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#14 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$99 - US$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#14 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Bridge J
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Emma M | 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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Denise B
September 6, 2017|
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Response from gabrum26 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few steps to go up to get in and didn't see any ground floor rooms
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"don't...you don't get a choice"
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"I was in room 22b, which is apparently one of only 2 single rooms (the other one sounds worse)"
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"Manor suite recommended"
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