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Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

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  • Excellent44%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Thistle is in an area where all the properties are Georgian and is ideal to get away from the frantic side of Edinburgh in the festival season. The interior has been modernised without spoiling the charm of the outside. The room we had was...More

2  Thank Alan D
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 2 October 2016

Alan, Thank you for your review on your recent say with us. It's very good to know that we haven't lost the Georgian charm, when were modernising the hotel bedrooms. We as team take great pride in making sure all guests receive an excellent service...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016

I stayed there 17 -19 Aug 2016 The hotel is well situated just off the main streets and 10 mins walk to Haymarket train station or 10 mins walk to Princess street, staff are really friendly and very helpful. My single room was small but...More

2  Thank b101j
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 2 October 2016

Brian, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us in August. I'm glad to learn that you found your stay to be everything you needed during your visit to Edinburgh. It's a shame that you couldn't treat yourself to one of the...More

Reviewed 19 August 2016

Good situation. Friendly staff. Quality is poor re towels and very plastic lavatory and shower. Not able to use Windows as the cords are all broken. Service was good and friendly. Summoned taxis and carried luggage up and down for usMore

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Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 20 August 2016

Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us Humbleton-13. I would first of all like to apologies in regards to your towels and your room in general. Our housekeepers will change your towels for you no problem, if they are left on...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016

A sad representation core staff were keen though apparently lacking training and experience. Booked through Ag***.com online with filtered parking and breakfast included, Thistle interpreted this as parking some way away at 15Pounds per night and breakfast was supermarket processed ham and cheese,bread that did...More

4  Thank Jonnie H
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Excellent cooked breakfast, ideal location close to both the tram stop and bus stops and really helpful staff. We used the hotel as a base to see the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Fringe Festival. We also recommend a trip to see the Royal Yacht Britannia...More

2  Thank Bob L
Response from Thistle H, Manager at Edinburgh Thistle HotelResponded 20 August 2016

Hi Bob, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. I am very pleased that the hotel was able to accommodate you, while you visited the Edinburgh festival. Our staff thank you for your kind words, and I'm glad we were able...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
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Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$94 - US$291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#14 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$94 - US$291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#14 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Bridge J
13 April 2018|
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Response from Emma M | Reviewed this property |
not sure about before as we didn’t require it but we were allowed to leave our two suitcases at the hotel after we checked out due to our train home not being till later on that day!!
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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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"don't...you don't get a choice"
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"I was in room 22b, which is apparently one of only 2 single rooms (the other one sounds worse)"
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"Manor suite recommended"
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