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Edinburgh Thistle Guest House

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 11 July 2016

WARNING: DON'T COME HERE!!!! We were supposed to stay there two nights, and we only were there for a couple hours, while we tried to find another place to stay. The room was absolutely filthy, covered in dust, with dirty blankets and pillows (even hairs in the bed!!), a broken chair, dirty table, filthy rug with remains of food from...

1Thank diegoiribarren93
Reviewed 14 June 2016

First of all, there's no contact between the staff and the customers. Earlier, they send you an email to tell you how to check in and how to check out by yourself, even if you're there during the normal working hours. I had the feeling they don't even want to see you. Second of all, every time I used the...

Thank Rocco2277
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Nice little guest house in leith. Very quiet location. The guest house itself was nice and clean. The only thing that was a let down was that there was no staff after 11 in the morning. Would go back again.

Thank Georgie B
Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Key safe check-in. The 2 single beds were comfy and clean. Quiet, so had a good sleep. The room and bathroom could have been cleaner. Tea/coffe making facilities, hairdryer available. TV, wifi fine. Electric shower was rubbish, heated up to roasting then went cold (this was the serious downside, everything else was adequate). Good value for money. Half an hours...

Thank Lesleyjoh
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

After reading some review's on here i was a little worried about how bad it was going to be but when I got to the place I was pleasantly surprised. We had a family room with ensuite bathroom. Room was bright, clean, new beds and carpet. Everything worked enough to get you by and we had a nice view of...

Thank Colin A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Great location for bus to city - get 25 bus, costs £1.50 each for a single or £4 for day ticket. Bus accepts cash only. WiFi was adequate for us, no breakfast because the guy had the day off but it wasn't included in our fee so no big deal. Hot water unit is good once you get the idea...

Thank DiandNeil
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Ideal for a short stay or stop off in Edinburgh,handy for bus route up to ity centre. Bars,Shops,Restaurants just round the corner on Leith Walk plus the beautiful Leith Links which is similar to the stray in Harrogate. Room is adequate and there is a shared bathroom. Cant fault the price for a big city either. Wifi wasn't working my...

Thank misterwoo08
East Bergholt, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Edinburgh Thistle guest house, very good value, with a well presented room just outside town. Had room with ensuite, not that they all are. Ideally used it as a base for getting out and about exploring Edinburgh. Ample parking out the front.

Thank Keith A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2015

2Thank stuarth688
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Do not stay more than a night if you have to! My partner booked as we attended a family gathering in Edinburgh and thought the price was ok. No staff to welcome you... Like others have stated, 4 digit code to open the black front box at the door and once inside, an envelope with name and room key -...

Thank KITCHO11

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Additional Information about Edinburgh Thistle Guest House

Address: 10 East Hermitage Place, Edinburgh EH6 8AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $48 - $162 (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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“Just don't”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles GunnerForLife, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you like an unpersonal touch: go here.”
 of 5 bubbles T4778ZMkarenc, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Can't answer sorry”
 of 5 bubbles 631Willie, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“in-room sink but shared (CLEAN and stocked) bathroom and toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles barabasm, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
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