I stayed for one night during the snowy March of 2013. The area is beyond the Commonwealth Pool on the Dalkeith Road, so using the bus (which stop 50m from the B&B) is recommended. The owner, who's English was quite accented (but then so is mine) was extremely friendly and the check in was painfree. As is increasingly common with the cheaper B&Bs in Scotland money is expected up front (too many defaulters I suppose), but the room was a cosy ensuite with very comfortable and recently refurbished furniture and the wifi worked a treat. The view over the back gardens with the snow was indeed beautiful.
The ensuite was snug, especially the shower, I would not recommend it to the size 18+.
Breakfast was 'light', ie. continental, cereals, toast, yoghurt and hot drinks and well presented.
Overall a good place to stay, if you know who to use the public transport system.
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- The Thistle House is a spacious Victorian building close to Edinburgh's major attractions. Ten rooms, each tastefully decorated to ensure a warm and comfortable stay. ... more less
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