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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
Ranked #95 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Llanidloes, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful and friendly”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

My daughter, grandson (8 months) and I had a wonderful stay at this hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. It is a lovely hotel, clean and full of character. I certainly would go back and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Thank May L
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the review on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel. We are delighted to know you had a wonderful stay and found the hotel lovely, clean and full of character.

Glad to know that you would like to come back, we will be more then happy to welcome you again.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

What a delightful experience the hotel and its staff provide - such lovely people, spacious rooms, the atmosphere is lovely. Would have no hesitation recommending this lovely hotel and will definitely be back. A short walk into the city centre and its quiet location makes this hotel ideal for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2012
Dear Guest,

We at the Thistle are delighted to read your review and would like to thank you for your time and lovely comments.

Glad to know that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and I am happy that the staff met your expectations.

Thank you once again and we will be more then happy to welcome you in the near future.

Kind regards
Manager
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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Not to be confused with the chain of hotels under the same name, this delightful establishment is full of character and helpful staff. The location in a quiet and pleasant street is a relatively short distance from the City Centre. The building is traditional with tall, clean, spacious rooms. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and the breakfasts are fantastic. I use the hotel regularly on frequent business trips and recommend it without reservation.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Diane R
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time and comment on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel good value for money. Pleased to know that the hotel location, the staff and the breakfast met your expectations.

Thank you once again for your nice comments and we will be more then happy to welcome you in the near future.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

lovely people running the hotel, we use it regularly for business clients and for friends and family.

excellent location, would definately recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank golzari_ramin
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time and feedback. We are delighted to know that you have always enjoyed staying with us and look forward to coming back again.

Thank you once again and we are more then happy to welcome you again.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

In a location that is quiet but within walking distance of Haymarket and the City Centre. The hotel is clean & comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Really enjoyed the Scottish breakfast and loved the character of the building. Would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Sharon C
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Dear Guest,

We at the Thistle would like to thank you for taking time and comment on your recent stay with us.

Glad to hear that the Thistle staff, hotel location and the full Scottish breakfast met your expectations.

Thank you once again and we will be happy to welcome you again in the near future.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Very pleasant and helpful staff. The hotel is set in a traditional terrace of stone mansions, with high ceilings, ornate cornices and a grand stair-well. It's in a quiet area a few minutes walk from Haymarket, and close enough to access the city centre on foot (handy as nearby Haymarket is in the throes of tramway construction and traffic snarl-ups.)
The room was clean, well furnished and warm, with tea & coffee supplies replenished daily. Breakfast was very good. Wi-fi connection was mostly good - though interupted by a server problem at one point.

Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Paul T
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 27 January 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and comment on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.

Glad to know you liked the traditional features of this Georgian Building, we try our best to maintain its original features.

Nice to know you enjoyed our breakfast and the Thistle staff were up to your expectations.

Thank you once again for the nice comments and we will be happy to welcome you on your next visit to Edinburgh.

Kind regards
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

In a nice, quiet location that is easy walking to the city's centre - this accommodation is terrific value for money. A lovely bar area downstairs with a fine selection of whiskies and ales was an added bonus! The bedroom was spacious and clean and the shower hot. The continental breakfast the next day was adequate. Greg on reception was charming and very helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Thank RJJMH
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 22 January 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and comment on your recent stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.

We at the Thistle are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and the hotel met all your expectations.

Thank you once again for your nice comments and we will be more then happy to welcome you in the near future.

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Property: Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
Address: 59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Thistle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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