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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

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Sutton
Reviewed 30 March 2015

stayed in Edinburgh for 4 nights towards end of march at the Thistle hotel, it was excellent, nothing was to much trouble, very clean inside as was our room, and very handy next door to the St james shopping precinct a, big mention for Jane who was in charge of the breakfast - dinning room WHAT AN ASSET to this...

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

Dear Peter559_hb1, Firstly I would like to Thank You for choosing to stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel & taking the time to leave us some feedback. I am pleased to hear that you found the hotel clean and tidy and that nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is the third time we have stopped here.The staff are always helpful and polite,the staff at breakfast are very good and the service is quick and efficient.I would recommend this hotel.It is convenient for the tram and Princess Street.

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

Dear IanS, Firstly Thank You for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel. I am please to here that our staff are always helpful and polite, and that you find the service from the breakfast staff quick and efficient. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Regards Neil F Hotel...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2015

For the money you pay for the Thistle, this place is five star. Sure it is a little bit tired, but the rooms are large and equipped, the area is peaceful and quiet and the staff are friendly and helpful. Short walk to Princess street, early check in and an upgrade, my husband and I were very satisfied with our...

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

Dear CaptianTen, Firstly I would like to Thank You for choosing to stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel for your recent City Break. I am please that your husband and you were very satisfied with your stay with us and that the place lived up to 5 star service for the money you paid. It is always nice to hear...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

This was certainly one of the best value deals I could find, but I just don't feel it deserves a 4.5 star Trip Advisor rating. The main positive was that the staff were very pleasant and friendly. The room was clean enough (if I don't split hairs). The decor was a little off putting. The bar/breakfast area was very much...

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

Dear NicolaB, Firstly Thank you for staying with us & taking the time to write us this feed back. I am please to hear that you found all the staff pleasant and friendly and that your room was clean. As far as the hotels décor goes we are a traditional Georgian townhouse hotel. Bar and breakfast room have had new...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Stayed one night on 21 February, booked the thistle due to it being close to the playhouse. Arrived early but checked in straight away, room was nice and clean and bed very comfy. Next time would go for a quite room at the rear as it was extremely noisey till around 4am. Breakfast was nice, would have preferred poached eggs...

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

Dear Marie23_12, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting the playhouse and that you received a prompt check in to a nice clean room with a comfy bed. On behalf of myself and the team i look forward...

Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Stayed here a few times now as it always good value, gives good service, has quiet clean rooms, and is in a great location. Only a short stroll from Princes St / Castle etc but surprisingly quiet and with easy parking (on street metered, but not expensive for where you are, and easy with RingGo). Not palatial or fancy, but...

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

Dear Johnfcooper. Firstly I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, and taking the time to review us. I am please to here that you find us good value, good service and our rooms are clean. and that parking and location were good for you. All our staff are only happy to assit...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had a great stay, The staff were so welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was excellent and the rooms were spacious and lovely. There was free WiFi which worked and was very fast. The hotel bar was a perfect stop after a long day out. We will be back to the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel soon.

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

Dear Fmazza, Thank you for staying with us here at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel and taking the time to review us. I am pleased to hear that you had a great stay and found the staff welcoming and helpful. Also glad to hear you find the Hotel bar the perfect stop after a long day On behalf of myself and...

New Quay
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Really nice and clean hotel with friendly staff. Breakfast was very nice and again the staff were courteous,polite and friendly. The hotel is situated within easy walking distance to the main city attractions.

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

Dear Trish1967, Firstly I would like to Thank You for staying with us at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel and for your recent feedback. I am pleased to hear that our staff were "Courteous, Polite & Friendly" & Your room was a nice room and was clean. I am also glad that you feel the hotel is well located and walking...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Traveling here from london for a 2 day weekend getaway. Took the tram from airport into city center and was able to walk to this hotel from city center. Friendly staff. Safe secure entrance that is locked down. Nice area. Well worth it and not overpriced.

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

Dear Andrew C, Firstly i would like to Thank You for staying with us at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel and for your recent feedback. I am pleased to hear that our staff were friendly and that you found our hotel easy to get to. Our Executive doubles all have a double bed and a sofa area which I hope you...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Having lived in Edinburgh for 12 years and returning as a 'visitor' two years later I was really pleased with this hotel. £36 a night for b&b in Edinburgh in a three star hotel right in the centre of town. You can't be disappointed with a clean hotel, friendly staff and a single room with a good double bed! I...

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

Dear nbpdr, Firstly I would like to Thank You for staying with us at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel and for your recent feedback. I am please that when you returned to the city and stayed here that you found you room clean and tidy and a good double bed. It is always a pleasure to hear that you found the...

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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: $123 - $335 (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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