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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
Ranked #90 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews
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“Friendly and helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The staff at the Thistle Hotel, with special kudos to Neil Fisher, was so very friendly and helpful that it seemed we had private concierge service throughout our stay. We enjoyed 2 nights one week and 3 nights another week while we were visiting Edinburgh and both times we were greeted with great enthusiasm. While our requests were simple and possibly ordinary the staff always went above and beyond the simple and responded extraordinarily. Great place to stay, wonderful location, friendly pub inside the hotel - all enhanced by the treatment from the staff.

Room Tip: We aware that there is no elevator so choose lower rooms if you have trouble with stairs. However...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Maureen J
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear Maureen J,

Firstly we would like to Thank You for choosing the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel for your recent trip, and for taken the time to leave us some feedback. I am please you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and that the staff greeted you with great enthusiasm and when above and beyond to make your stay a remarkable one.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kindest Regards

Neil F
Hotel Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I had a 3 days at the Thistle hotel - got an upgrade to the suite on arrival and enjoyed it all along.
Thank you guys! Staff is very friendly, location is close to the center - but no noisy pubs arounds (which is rare…) and the house itself is old and beautiful. Good value for money!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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2 Thank ljorgens
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear ljorgens,

Firstly we would like to Thank You for choosing the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel for your recent trip, and for taken the time to leave us some feedback. I am please you enjoyed your stay in our suite, and you found our staff helpful.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kindest Regards

Neil F
Hotel Manager
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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The Thistle Hotel is excellently located in 10 minutes walking distance to Charlotte Square and Princes Street. It is an old Georgian town house with old, but well kept furniture and a nice flair. Our family room was unexpectedly spacious and well-equipped. The only negative aspect is the parking Situation (but that comes with the location, of course): the hotel has only got 3 parking lots (15 pounds/day), so make a reservation ahead. Parking on the street is unreasonably expensive and you mustn't stay longer than 4 hours. The staff was very helpful and friendly, the continental breakfast absolutely satisfying.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Andrea A
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear Andrea A,

Firstly we would like to Thank You for choosing the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel for your recent trip, and for taken the time to leave us some feedback. I am pleased to hear that you found your family room unexpectedly spacious and well-equipped, and that the staff was very helpful and friendly. I am also please that you found the continental breakfast absolutely satisfying.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kindest Regards

Neil F
Hotel Manager
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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

My previous experience of a Thistle hotel in Edinburgh had been the very dated St James which was showing its age. This hotel is set in a timeless Georgian building and despite the lung busting climb up 5 flights of stairs we were rewarded with a nice view of the castle. Staff throughout our stay were friendly and helpful

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Marion K
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear Marion K,

Firstly we would like to Thank You for choosing the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel for your recent trip, and for taken the time to leave us some feedback. I am pleased to hear that our Staff throughout your stay were friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kindest Regards

Neil F
Hotel Manager
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Booked a room here at the last minute after a rather unpleasant stay somewhere close by. Arrival here was a delight. Was greeted warmly by reception, you could tell they were very busy when we had checked in, but they were able to get us situated in our rooms very quickly. Neil, who was the duty manager at the time, was very kind and helped us with our bags up to the 5th floor. He offered to carry some fairly heavy baggage all the way up for us, and he did it in a full suit, which was quite a task. Overall experience was great, the staff were very helpful and added to the overall nice vibes here, in particular Neil who was helpful and courteous throughout our experience here.

Hotel was clean with nice little bar area in the downstairs. Rooms are on the older side, but that is to be expected in this type of building. Plenty of space available in the rooms, and beds were comfy, some nice views of the Castle from the 5th floor.

Great experience and would highly recommend a stay there again.

Room Tip: If you can manage to carry your baggage up, there are nice views from the 5th floor. No elevator tho...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank mikewakefield79
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear mikewakefield79,

Firstly we would like to Thank You for choosing the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel for your recent trip, and for taken the time to leave us some feedback. We are pleased your arrival was a delight and that our staff were helpful and courteous during your stay. I am pleased that your overall experience was "great" and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kindest Regards

Neil F
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Booked this stay through a third party website. It is a small hotel, almost a bed and breakfast, that is in a listed 250 year old Georgian townhome. Location is near enough to Princes street with easy access to shopping and sightseeing, but because of its location on a side street, it is very quiet. Because of it's listed status, there are no lifts, so not for those who travel with lots of baggage! The continental breakfast was adequate. Staff is helpful and friendly. If/when I return to Edinburgh, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank A K
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear A K,

We would like to Thank You for choosing the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel for your recent trip, and we appreciate the feedback. We are glad to hear that you found our continental breakfast adequate, and that the staff were helpful and friendly. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kindest Regards

Neil F
Hotel Manager
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Perfect location, close to everything (walking distance) but in a quiet area. Clean rooms. Very helpful and professional staff who gave the little extra. Thank you Neil and Justin for making our stay perfect. / The swedish/american families

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Catarina E
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thistlehot, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear Catarina E,

Firstly Thank you for choosing the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel for you recent visit. We appreciate the feedback. I am glad to hear that you found our staff "very helpful and professional" and that they went out of their way for you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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Neil F
Hotel Manager
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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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