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Gauteng, South Africa
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
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I like walking, so walking from the centre of the city to here was no problem at all, though there are buses too! On the plus side this place was warm, the bed was comfortable,the breakfast was nice, and the owners friendly. On the minus side the shower in the room was very small, I almost gave up on it...

1Thank Alan S
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2015

A small guesthouse close to Arthurs seat, quiet room with plenty of space, no frills or pretties, but adequate. Clean room and bathroom. Simple breakfast, but again adequate for the day. Owners very polite and cheerful. Parking is a nightmare in the area though.

Thank Julie W
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We had to wait 25 minutes even though our room was suppose to be ready well before. Not a big deal but then the room, not fancy but adequate. The bathroom was silly, a shower that you couldn't turn around in and I'm not huge by any means. Horrible lighting. Also in bedroom. We had to use the light on...

Thank house007
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I stayed here 2 nights on business. It has a good location 15-20 mins walk to south of city centre just off A7 Dalkeith Rd. I managed to park outside both nights. The single room was small but clean, comfortable and had free WiFi. Only problem was a shared bathroom which meant going out into corridor wrapped in a towel...

1Thank LintonWood
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Booked a room wih ensuit never happened. Was put in a rooM with no windows except a skylight, don't even know if that is legal. Finally got moved to another wih a sink no ensuit as promised. Staff were not helpful and certainly not inviting. Bathrooms were dirty and no exp,ain't ion how to use shower.

Thank kimbit66
Yuba City, California
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

The bathroom at this B & B was disgusting! There was black mold in the shower and on the walls. It was close to the bus line, however breakfast was only served from 8 to 9 AM and was very plain ( no meat). Would not recommend this establishment

1Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Great location close to Edinburgh attractions. Peace locality. Well connected with frequent bus routes. Warm welcome and very attentive, knowledgeable and sincere staff. Hermann and Geeta put great effort in looking after the guests. Enjoyed my stay.

Thank thenewscots
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Such a friendly hotel in Edinburgh. Flawless. Superb, peaceful location with easy access to the city centre by bus. Frequent bus service too. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Friendly and very helpful staff. Clean room. Good breakfast too.

2Thank oliven B
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

There is a rodent problem here that is not addressed. There are holes in the walls they do not acknowledge although we took pictures to show them. No one even bothered to look at the room. They must have had issues before. This is the only property we have ever stayed at that is so unclean, unhygienic, and infested with...

1Thank ash1289

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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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: €76 - €209 (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!
503beataz, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Once you've parked, use the bus or walk.”
102JulieW, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“It is not realistically in walking distance to sites like they claim”
house007, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for en-suite room”
LintonWood, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Chose a different place”
kimbit66, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
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