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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

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  • Excellent45%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“no lift”(46 reviews)
“west end”(24 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Free Parking
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Advertised on Groupon as Friday to Sunday stay for £149 or Sunday to Thursday for £129, both booking were advertised to come with a bottle of wine, i booked for the Friday to Sunday one as it said it was available, received an email saying...More

Thank Aaron S
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 10 July 2016

Dear Aaron S, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased your parents had a nice stay and liked our hotel. I do apologise for the heating issue and the failure to...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016

The rooms were clean, well layer out. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is about 20 mins walk from the main shopping area Princes Street. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. I would also stay there again. There are no lifts only...More

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Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 10 July 2016

Dear Davrob54, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. It is a pleasure to hear that your rooms were clean and well laid out and that you found our staff helpful and friendly. On...More

Reviewed 11 January 2016

This was quite a small hotel. Had some lovely old features like the stairway and ceilings and ornate cornices. the room was a good size with a large double bed and a large sofa bed. The room was at a nice ambient temperature not too...More

1  Thank ksb14
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 10 July 2016

Dear ksb14, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you hear that you found the building to have some lovely old features and that you had a good sized room. i...More

Reviewed 23 December 2015

Booked this through Groupon at an excellent price for accommodation in Edinburgh the week before Christmas. Good convenient location within walking distance of main attractions. Staff very welcoming and informative. Warm mince pies and mulled wine on arrival. Bar prices very reasonable and we noticed...More

2  Thank Maureen R
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 8 July 2016

Dear Maureen R, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you enjoyed your Groupon getaway in our beautiful old building and enjoyed all of its character. I am glad the staff...More

Reviewed 23 December 2015

Arriving during daylight hours at Haymarket Station, I was pleased to realise that the Thistle Hotel is just a short 5-10 minute walks distance away. The entrance to the hotel is quaintly lovely. A large early 19th Century original Georgian townhouse, this hotel has many...More

2  Thank Lelia777
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 8 July 2016

Dear Lelia777, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us some much valued feedback for your recent stay. I am pleased you found that the standard, quality, care and love given by the staff far outshines any monetary value on your stay and...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Things to do
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$ 76 - US$ 270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#14 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$ 76 - US$ 270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#14 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Nearby
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
...More
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paulcarol40
12 October 2017|
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Response from gabrum26 | Reviewed this property |
We went by train for our break as it worked out cheaper than taking a car as it's £20 got parking it's o the hotels website it's a nice walk in to town also
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Denise B
6 September 2017|
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Response from gabrum26 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few steps to go up to get in and didn't see any ground floor rooms
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"Older people may request a room on the first floor."
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"Higher the room, better the view"
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"Avoid any room after first floor ..... need oxygen so high and no lift"
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"Our room was adequate, not sure if there are better rooms."
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