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Thistle Dhu Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #130 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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“The best B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

Since 2009 I have now stayed here more times than I can remember, it's the best B&B I know and look forward to many more visits. It's location is ideal if you're flying to Edinburgh and has good parking if driving. It's close to town with excellent buses but not so close that its noisy and hectic. John & Margret are so friendly and helpful & I would recommend it to anyone.
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  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

We stayed at Thistle Dhu in December 2011 and found the hosts John and Margaret so welcoming and friendly, an absolute delight. We loved our twin room which was very comfortable and had everything one could possibly need.
This year we found that we unexpectedly had to return early from our holiday. We contacted John for a room for the night we flew into Edinbugh. There was availability. It was late when we arrived, but that did not phase John, who was there to greet us. It was like being met by an old friend. We had a fabulous sleep, very comfortable. Then, the breakfast. It was sooo delicious, we ate every scrap!! We left Thistle Dhu, very full, but happy, and continued our journey.
We hope Margaret that you are feeling much better by now. We were sorry that we missed you this visit.
This B & B is so very comfortable,very quiet despite the busy road , and breakfasts to die for! Best of all, a lovely couple who will go that extra mile, and nothing is too much trouble.
Thank you so much John and Margaret. We shall probably see you in 2013.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that overlooks the back garden. I think there may be a room to the front of the house...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Having stayed in many B & B's and teally enjoying them, we were looking forward to what Thistle Dhu would be like. We stayed on two occasions, both on our inbound arrival in Edinburgh for two nights in the family room and on our outbound journey on the main level. Although the rooms are very small, there is nothingmto want for including iron/ironing board and hair dryer. John & Margaret were like old friends greeting us and made us feel right at home. Breakfasts were delicious and they were both generous with their time when it came to helping with directions, buses, explaining tours or whatever else we needed or wanted. Special kudos to John who was up extra early on our departure day to make sure we had some toast, coffee and cereal before our early. trip to the airport.....even though we told him to stay on bed! Well worth a stop here!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

Stayed with Margaret and John in mid July for the Madonna concert at Murrayfield. Wished we could have stayed longer then one night as they made us feel so welcomed and it felt like staying with friends!

Our twin room on the ground floor had everything that we needed including hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen tv, ensuite shower room and free wifi.

Margaret kindly helped us out with bus times calling the bus company on our behalf. The frequent buses and cheap fares made it so easy to get in and out of the city centre. We actually walked back from Murrayfield after the show and although it was about a 3 mile walk, it didn't feel like it.

Breakfast next morning was superb - nothing was too much trouble for the hosts.

Would highly recommend staying here to anyone wanting a room in Edinburgh and I would definitely return if and when the chance arose.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Alison and I Have been visiting friends and family in the UK for many years. We try to visit every other year. In our travels all over we have stayed in many B&Bs. Several years ago we decided to try flying into Edinburgh instead of London. We found the Thistle Dhu web site. I called and spoke with John. I was truly impressed with his friendly, helpful and honest conversation! We reserved a room and upon our arrival were welcomed as if we were "old friends". We were shown to a beautiful, comfortable, clean en-suite bedroom. We have now had the pleasure of staying with John and Margaret, eight times. We feel as excited about visiting them today as we ever have (and that has been ever since we first met them)! We like to think of Margaret and John as not only our hosts, but also as friends!! We are very proud to recommend Thistle Dhu! Bill Cox, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Room Tip: We have never been disappointed with any of the rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nevada, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

We stayed one night before departing for home, very close to the airport, but, in addition, a lovely place to stay. Margaret and John were extremely friendly and made us feel at home, cooked us a wonderful breakfast and directed us to the car return. The rooms are clean, well appointed with thoughtful touches, like the individual lights above the beds, and quiet, considering that the A8 is just outside the window. Our beds were comfy, parking was just outside the door and everything worked the way Bed and Breakfasts should. Well worth a visit, we would certainly reccommend it. Thank you, Margaret and John.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

We booked this B&B for 1 night on the outward leg of a trip abroad, thanks to its close proximity to Edinburgh Airport - like previous reviewers we were absolutely delighted with Thistle Dhu. A very comfortable house in a nice area, with extremely hospitable owners John and Margaret who couldn't have been nicer to us or more helpful. - only a 15 minute bus ride from the city centre, but there are several good places to eat within easy walking distance including the Toby Carvery recommended by John & Margaret which we found to be first class.
All the ingredients required for a great B&B are to be found here - a spotlessly clean and spacious room, a very comfortable bed, good quality TV, free wifi which worked well, an excellent bathroom and shower, a first class Scottish breakfast cooked to order and served by the nicest, friendliest couple you could wish to meet!
We will certainly come back here again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are of an equally high standard.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Thistle Dhu Bed & Breakfast

Property: Thistle Dhu Bed & Breakfast
Address: 110 Glasgow Road | Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 8LP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thistle Dhu Bed and Breakfast is a 3 star comfortable non smoking detached family bungalow conveniently located on the main Glasgow Road A8, 4 miles from Edinburgh city centre and 2 miles from Edinburgh Airport / Ingliston, 2 miles from Edinburgh Zoo and 3 miles from Murrayfield stadium, there is an excellent bus service to the city centre and the airport. ... more   less 
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Thistle Dhu Bed & Breakfast Edinburgh, Scotland

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