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Edinburgh Thistle Guest House

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We pay £65 for 4 people per night: great room for two adults and two kids or extra adults/ we all got really comfortable clean beds one double/two single. The room was great. The bathroom in room 3 is very basic and tiny but has everything you need including soap/gel etc. We didn't see any staff on arrival but a...

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this as a bed to stay in before going somewhere the next day - due to the low price we didn't have very high expectations. The walls were quite thin - I woke up once or twice in the night from sounds outside the room but my partner was up several times throughout the night and had quite...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Room stank of smoke which eminated from the dirty net curtains. No one available to talk to despite ringing the contact number countless times. Heating was unbearable and the windows couldn't be opened. Bathroom was disgusting. No breakfast included. Well worth paying a tiny bit more to stay in one the places up the road with better reviews and breakfast...

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Thank Rachey R
leicester
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The accommodation is a way out of the city centre There is no staff in attendance to address any concerns you have. The accommodation is dirty There is very limited luke warm water - no hot water at all. The heating is uncontrollable The electrics unsafe. ( check other reviews because the same issues existed several weeks previous. The door...

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Thank kandcLeicester
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Booked through booking.com. Tiny room smaller than small with tiny toilet and communal bathroom. Tampon in toilet in the room. Plug sockets hanging out the wall, paint coming away from the wall. A twin room with a hilarious note on the bed that said if you sleep in this bed you will be charged for two people even though it...

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Thank JoeMcGirr
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The place is cosy, a bus away from city center and has all the things you need (coffee, tv, private bathroom and super comfy bed). My friend and I enjoyed the stay with the price we paid. 21pounds per person for a room for 1 night, which was very reasonable. This place is definitely worth recommending.

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Thank joetanyz
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

after booking this hotel , my friend and I arrived to find the room smelling of cigarette, neither of us being smokers , decide not to stay we spoke with owner /manager and agreed to cancel booking free of charge however they still took payment out of account and now have a dispute with them through booking,com, wouldn't recommend staying...

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews for this hotel I had really low expectations. The room however was clean and comfortable, albeit basic. Parking was also readily available. The check in staff seemed okay, if not particularly friendly. Not bad for a place to simply put your head down.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Let me just summarize and say don't stay here. The place is falling down and they don't care enough to fix it. There is no management on site and they like it that way. When you call with a problem (like your key won't work) they could care less. All they want is your money. Not nice people

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England
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I must have had a brainstorm when I booked this hotel. I think I though it was a Thistle hotel (IT'S NOT). I arrived late, and whilst I understood it wouldn't be manned, there was a sign saying something to the contrary. I couldn't see the numbers on the keypad to get in. I had to use my mobile phone...

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Additional Information about Edinburgh Thistle Guest House

Address: 10 E. Hermitage Pl., Edinburgh EH6 8AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $70 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Edinburgh Thistle Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“book another hotel / guest house”
kandcLeicester, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just don't”
JoeMcGirr, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The front of the hotel is on a main road”
  • speaks for itself. Disgusting
  • Hair beneath tray
  • one of many cobwebs
  • Dirt over all pipework
  • Dust covering all over the room
GunnerForLife, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you like an unpersonal touch: go here.”
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631Willie, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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