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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
Ranked #106 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Nice twin room. Good location. Bad points room too hot no AC, couldnt open window as too noisy. Breakfast very good on first morning but on second hot buffet was lukewarm. Nice friendly staff and we were able to leave our cases last day whilst we went shopping.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

The Thistle is off the beaten track and could easily be missed. This is a plus because it is quiet and cozy. It has the feel of an old country pub. The stairs are a killer, but the rooms are perfectly adequate. The manager, the night manager/bartender and the breakfast staff were all pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We come from Luxemburg and had the chance to stay in that cute and cosy Thistle Hotel, 59 Manor place in Edinburgh during our August vacation this year.
We had the chance to meet Annick and Gregory Favier the managers of the hotel and they were so friendly and attentive it was a pleasure, they helped us trough all our stay and recommended us for the restaurants, visits etc..

The rooms were lovely and well decorated, and spacious and more than clean and the breakfast (continental or Scottish breakfast) was very nice to start the day.
I would surely recommend this hotel without a doubt, and we are planning another stay this Chrismas with my husband and have already booked our room.
So if you need a stay in Edinburgh go to the Thistle Hotel 59 Manor place and ask Annick and Greg.

Room Tip: Big and well decorated and very clean bedrooms and hotel very well situated in Edinburgh!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Everything is good, I like the traditional style of the hotel. However, there are something that need to be considered : 10 pounds for 1 day using wifi (although the price for 2 days were 520 pounds), the receptionist was sometime unfriendly (or maybe because we are Asian ethic)
The worst thing is when I met problem with the wifi connection, the receptionist didnt care about it. And when we checked out, she even slander us cheating (she said we didnt pay for the wifi internet). Although I knew that might be a mistake in their communication, it make me feel so bad :(

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Namtran87
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Hotel was not up to the standard one associates with the 'Thistle' brand name.
The building itself was lovely outside inside would benefit from refurbishment.

Continental breakfast included in price was very poor both quality and choice. When asked if we could take some toast and fruit to our bedroom instead of eating in the dining room was informed 'we don't allow that, as you may get mice in the bedrooms if you take food to your room'. We did note although no restaurant facilities available after breakfast you could order in a takeaway meal which the staff would carry to your room and charge you £2.50 for this privelege, (obviously it appears this type of food not subject to the mice concern!!!)

Staff generally were helpful and friendly. Would not stay in this hotel when I next return to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

The hotel was fine for our needs as we were out all day. The staff were very attentive and friendly and breakfast was continental style although we could have had a cooked one for an additional charge. The rooms were clean and well maintained but over all I think the hotel is ready to be modernised. In a nice area of Edinburgh with a 20 minute walk to the station.

Room Tip: There is no lift so choose a room on 1st or 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Drlipman
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This was our last hotel on our weeks visit to Scotland. It is not the best, it was ok for our needs. It was very busy due to festivities but in nice area. Edinburgh beautiful City, so much to see here and round Scotland. Staff were friendly but breakfast was awful.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#14 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £59 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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