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Firstly on a positive note - great location. But I wish we’d read the reviews before booking. Parking was a ridiculous £20 per night but none was available. Room was shabby, dirty, dated and disappointing, so was the reception/bar/restaurant etc. Breakfast was very average, and...More
Situated in the West End of Edinburgh this hotel is within walking distance of Princes Street. It is an old Georgian fronted house converted into a hotel, that is in need of refurbishment.
Our room situated on the first floor overlooking the street was comfortable...More
Hotel is excellent location and rooms are very spacious, but rooms in need of good clean and TLC. Breakfast was continental and was fine. Hotel could be so much better if some money spent on it. Staff were good.
My wife treated me to a short, 2 night, break in Edinburgh to celebrate my birthday. It included a performance of Miss Saigon at the Festival Theatre. The Thistle is a small hotel slightly outside the original part of the New Town whose Western "border"...More
Very comfortable room, eight hours of undisturbed sleep, friendly staff, congenial surrounds. If you are looking for a quiet comfortable place to stay in Edinburgh devoid of corporate mantra that is conveniently located for both the City Centre and New Town (the National Gallery of...More
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
the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.