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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

booked this thro expedia for one night - hotel e-mailed me to say there was 4 night minimum, expedia had made mistake, so they were cancelled my reservation. When I explained that it wasn't my fault, I had now bought tickets to NYE street party/concert and no other hotel vacancy - they said to take it up with Expedia. Not... More 

Thank 1811laura
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked this on booking.com and the room was nothing like the pictures shown online the bed was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in which I only got a couple of hours sleep if I was lucky. The table with kettle on was dirty and the room was dusty, On the guest house actual website it states "We... More 

Thank Dawn B

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11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to stay if I r here in EDINBURGH for 2nites out of the city but on the highway which takes you to the city centre and shopping arena as well nice rooms cozy feels like home environment and breakfast is good too especially hash browns and Veg cutlet is superb!!

Thank Mayuresh A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I would suggest not to stay there, we were disappointed. Firstly as a family of two kids we booked this place because of location and because it said it had an access to patio, that there were bath and that there were wi-fi. To start the biggest letdown was NO access to the patio (the main reason we booked the... More 

Thank Beata Z
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Overall a tired décor and nothing special about it. The staff were friendly enough. Breakfast was underwhelming two fried eggs and toast. Continental breakfast done with average layout, quality and offering. The location is not easy walking distance to the centre of town. Though a main bus route is nearby on Dalkeith Road. I came away wondering why we paid... More 

Thank Roman U
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

There are solid elements to this hotel, but also some serious issues. Depending on your preferences (and plans for the trip), these issues might not be so problematic for you. First, the strong points: The hotel is located two miles from Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles, and the Royal Mile. It's also within walking distance to Arthur's Seat. Breakfast is usually... More 

Thank Randy M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This place looked amazing on the pictures and I remember reading good reviews. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing major wrong with this place, but when you read positive reviews that all say that this place is amongst the best in Edinburgh, then there's absolutely no way that you don't get your hopes up - and reality will not... More 

Thank Sofienotsophie
Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

On the surface this place seemed OK. Average but ok. Unfortunately there were some big let downs. The major one for us was the bed in our room (room 10). The mattress was thin and lumpy, springs stick up into your back and it's very noisy when the slightest movement is made. It's is also a SMALL double. My partners... More 

Thank HouseDepositHoliday
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Staff were brilliant! couldn't do enough for us. Happy with the stay. only complaint I would make is that I was slightly too tall for the bed. The location was spot on for us, can be quite of a walk to the city centre.

Thank Jonathan D
Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Friendly hosts and comfy accommodation. Basic but good home cooked breakfast. Privacy of a hotel and warmth and comfort of a home at an affordable price. Parking on the street was freely available (over the wkend). We definitely recommend this place.

Thank tashiem2015

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Thistle House

Address: 1 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 5BZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: €57 - €229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Do not book!”
  • This was supposed to be a door to patio, as you can see it is blocked with plastic cover!
 of 5 bubbles 503beataz, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Once you've parked, use the bus or walk.”
 of 5 bubbles 102JulieW, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“It is not realistically in walking distance to sites like they claim”
 of 5 bubbles house007, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for en-suite room”
 of 5 bubbles LintonWood, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Chose a different place”
 of 5 bubbles kimbit66, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
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