Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh

59 Manor Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7EGshow map
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Overview

Edinburgh Thistle Hotel is a traditional 3-star property with 13 rooms to stay in. Since 1750 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 5-story modern building.

The hotel is located in a residential area of Edinburgh, within a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and about 1350 meters from Scottish National Gallery . The center of Edinburgh is 2 km away from the venue.

Turnhouse airport is about 15 minutes by car.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of individual rooms including king suite, executive king room and corner junior suite with such comforts as complimentary wireless internet, satellite television, central heating, a laptop safe and coffee/tea makers. Staying at Edinburgh Thistle Hotel guests can enjoy the castle. The rooms offer a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the bar every morning. "Manor Lounge" bar is available on site. The Atelier Restaurant and Affogato are 5 minutes walking distance from Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 9.95 per person per night. 

Services

Guests will benefit from currency exchange, a designated place for smoking and a safety deposit box along with laundry, dry cleaning and concierge service.

Relax

Such on-site leisure facilities as a library and a golf course are available for the guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 20 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   13.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Refrigerator

Electric kettle

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • High chairs
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 1 yearExisting beddingFREECotFREEAll children2 yearsExtra bedFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Scott MonumentScott Monument3000 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1000 ft
EICCEICC2000 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements3000 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1700 ft
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens2700 ft
Usher HallUsher Hall2000 ft
Royal Lyceum TheatreRoyal Lyceum Theatre3000 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1400 ft
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 2100 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions4400 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
Royal Mile Royal Mile 4900 ftRoyal Mile
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The Atelier RestaurantThe Atelier Restaurant1600 ft159-161 Morrison Street
AffogatoAffogato1700 ft36 Queensferry Street
First CoastFirst Coast2500 ft99 - 101 Dalry Road
Kanpai SushiKanpai Sushi3000 ft8-10 Grindlay Street
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Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle4600 ft
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1.4 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.1 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.6 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.9 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1.3 mi
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1.6 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.8 mi
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo4600 ft
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland1.1 miChambers Street
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument1.2 miCalton Hill
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.8 miCanongate
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.7 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle3.4 miCraigmillar Castle Road
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)5.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.2 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop1700 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  129  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
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Dining
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Hotel staff were very nice. I got to the hotel after their business hours, but the lady at the reception desk stayed late waiting for me.

    The heater kept making noises and it kept waking me up while I was asleep. The shower water didn't drain very well at all. The glass shelf in bathroom was falling apart and it was dangerous to place anything on it.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    it was small clean and very well run owner/manager very helpfull

  • 8.8
    Superb

    the staff was so nice and helpful, bed was so confortable and nice, love it

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The desk staff at the Thistle Hotel were gracious and accommodating and we felt they were sincerely trying to help us make the most of our stay. Rooms were clean and tasteful. Overall, would recommend.

    Only drawback, no food served in the pub or an attached restaurant for dinners but lots of places not that far away.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    like a home away from home,staff so friendly,very convient

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Lovely old building, nice interior, friendly staff, clean room - we would definitely come back!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Friendly staff. The hotel was amazingly quiet and very quaint.

    We did not realize the hotel did not have an elevator and we were at the end of a month long vacation with lots of luggage which we had to lug up to our room. Fortunately we were only one long flight of stairs up.I Am not sure how we would have managed if we had been on one of the upper floors.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Friendly and attentive staff who were happy to answer questions and make stay easier. Comfortable rooms in a lovely old building in the new town with a reasonable location for sightseeing a short walk from the old town.

    No major problems, the hotel decor was slightly dated/aged but this is a minor comment.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Crisp, clean sheets.,As far as continental breakfasts go, it was very good (bowl of fruit salad, fresh tea and coffee, toast, cereals, fruit juice, hot large croissant, nice dining room) Kettle and mugs etc in room. Cable tv. Bath to soak in pre and post-marathon, with plenty of hot water. Located in a quiet area, though you must remember that in a residential area the most likely time for neighbours to have a party,..or weather permitting a bbq, is on a Friday or Saturday night... The chef was kind enough to carry my suitcase down from the 4th floor the day after I ran the marathon.

    Very springy (old/) mattresses....with springs you could feel through the sheets as you slept. If I'd paid £25 per night I would expect that, but at £110 per night it's not acceptable. Price of the room - inflated due to it being the marathon weekend. Very much a feeling of being ripped- off! With nothing extra thrown-in.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel had character.we stayed at room 30 and not having a lift was a bit awkward.the staff were very friendly.

    Not having a lift and some fruit salad collection at breakfast would have been nice

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I found the hotel really friendly.The standard of the room was brilliant,huge,light and airy more like the quality one would expect in a much larger Hotel.Infact,I really cannot praise the Hotel enough. I would highly recommend this Hotel...and I am fussly!!!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff was very friendly. It was quiet and peaceful. Room was large enough. Breakfast room was cute and breakfast itself ok. All in all I liked the hotel and would recommend!

    A little out of the very centrum and no shops very near. Haymarket station where to take airport bus was close.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Breakfast room was lovely, nice food. Bedroom was fine, clean and comfortable but basic. It was adequate. The woman at the desk was dealing with a nasty customer who I think was frightening, she was very shaky. I think she did well.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Excellent value, location, and the helpful service of staff Ready to go the extra mile.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    only a 10 minute walk to city centre so hotel was in quiet part of city

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  129 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 1 yearExisting beddingFREECotFREEAll children2 yearsExtra bedFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)5.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.2 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop1700 ft
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