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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What a great boutique hotel, off the main attractions. It was a great area and was very pleasant. The entire staff was exceptional. I've never experienced such professional yet genuinely fantastic people, EVER, during a hotel stay. They were so helpful, informative, and kind. The made us feel so comfortable! The staircase was really cool because it spiraled against the...

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

Dear Emma, Thank you very much for you kind comments on your stay with us. Our staff work hard to make sure all guest enjoy there stay in Edinburgh, and we're more than happy to assist. We are very lucky to be located where we are, and even more fortunate to be in such a beautiful Georgian Townhouse, well all...

South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Arrived early 4th March good welcome,room not ready,not a problem left cases off and went into Edinburgh arrived back at 4pm room was in basement room 1 , bath had tide mark round it, toilet flush was intermittent sometimes worked,reported to reception only to be told that it had previously been reported but they would look at it!!! Never sorted...

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

Dear Brain, Thank you for taking time out of your day to share your comments with us. I am saddened to hear your overall stay was not the best. As stated on you confirmations, check in time is 2pm, and we always have rooms available for guests from this time. I am sorry to hear that your room was not...

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Spent a two day stay at this traditional Hotel in Edinburgh's old town. We were immediuatley impressed by the welcome we received and the fact that our room was upgraded to a suite. The staff were very helpfull and the buffet breakfast was more than adequate.

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

Dear Ian, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that you stay with us was enjoyable. We were more than happy to upgrade your room to our Junior Suite and I am pleased that we were able to. Our staff take great pride in offering exceptional customer service to all...

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Booked 1 night stay and breakfast through groupon for me and my boyfriend. Basic and essential room, nice breakfast. Great location, just 10 min walk from Princes street and town centre. Great reception staff, we had a very warm welcome and sll the information we need. I can just complaint that they don t have a lift.

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

Dear Elisabetta, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that your stay with us was pleasant and that you found the location to be of great distance to the city. As we our a Georgian Townhouse, it is very difficult for us to have an elevator, however we are always more...

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fantastic location with Haymarket station a 5 minutes walk away with a quick 3 minute train through to Waverely to where all the landmarks are and shopping. Comfortable, really quiet location, friendly welcoming staff, clean and tidy rooms with plenty of ammendities.

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

Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. Really pleased to hear you found the location for your stay to be accessible to all landmarks within the city and that your overall stay with us was most enjoyable. On behalf of myself and the team, we hope to welcome you back to the Thistle hotel, in the...

Reviewed 4 March 2017

What can i say we arrived greeted by Iain very friendly made us feel welcomed,, this was a wee suprise for my wife playhouse for The Commitments show excellent,, We had few wee drinks before getting ready in Hotel Bar,, again comfortable and friendly staff,, Romm was perfect for our stay ,, massive Tv ,, ironing board and iron,,,on suite...

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

Dear Thomas, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that your overnight stay with us was enjoyable. All rooms have recently been changed with new beds, so I am very pleased to hear that you were able to have a comfortable rest. I am sorry that your let down was...

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Booked a 2 night stay through Groupon for my husband and it was great. We upgraded and got the junior suite which was lovely - huge room, lovely comfy bed, modern clean bathroom although the furniture was a little dated it was all very clean and comfortable. Great location found a lovely pub a couple of streets away and easy...

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

Dear Vicky, Many thanks for your review on recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you were able to upgrade your stay to our Junior Suite. Our staff great pride in offering exceptional customer service to all guests to ensure their stay is most enjoyable. On behalf of myself and the team, I would like to thank...

Ulverston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. We could leave luggage to be looked after so we got round more. Very close to the Cathedral - a must see really - and convenient for Haymarket station. The building is obviously old - they all are in this part of town; There is no lift and the shower was old but ok. On...

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

Dear John, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that you found your stay to be comfortable and enjoyable. Our Georgian townhouse is very fortunate in where we are located, with being so close to the city yet in a quite location away for the main hustle and bustle. It...

Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We booked a 2 night stay using a groupon voucher and were a little unsure what to expect. We usually stay in chain hotels as we have had some bad experiences with non chains in the past. We were very pleasantly surprised. We got a tram from the airport and found the hotel easily - a lovely quiet road within...

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

Dear Gemma, Thank you for review on your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us via Groupon, and that it was a change from chain hotels you usually stay with. Our staff take great pride in offering exceptional customer service and we're always happy to help and assist where required....

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Our room was comfortable and adequate, staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The hotel is a bit dated but we found that part of it's charm. It was ideally situated for us, a short walk to Princes Street and to a large number of excellent eating places. Would stay here again though the lack of a lift is certainly an...

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

Dear Margaret, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that your overall stay with us was enjoyable. Over the coming months we are going through several renovations to improve the hotel, however we want to keep a lot of the features so we don't the Georgian House charm. We are...

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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: $126 - $331 (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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“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
“rooms are all up stairs ,, no lifts so must be at least able to get to rooms,, i had first floor”
E3478DNthomasb, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No lif;t not all rooms have a bath”
JohnG103, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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