Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh

59 Manor Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7EG  show map
 3 stars
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Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Thistle is a 5-story hotel in the heart of Edinburgh at a close proximity to Edinburgh Castle, Scottish National Gallery and EICC offering a library and a golf course along with good services. Thistle Hotel has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 1750.

Royal Mile, St. Mary's Cathedral and City Art Centre are within a 5-minute walk of the property. Thistle Hotel is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Edinburgh.

Stores and shops are situated next to the hotel.

Thistle Hotel is within a 10-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

There are 11 rooms including Standard Quadruple Room, Executive Double Room and Triple Room in Thistle Hotel, offering a spectacular view of the castle along with free Wi-Fi, a laptop-size safe, flat-screen TV, an iPod dock and coffee/tea makers. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the bar guests may enjoy buffet breakfast. "Manor Lounge" bar is available on site. The coffee shop Affogato is located 500 meters from the property.

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

Services

This elegant hotel benefits from currency exchange, a baggage storage and a designated smoking area along with computer equipment, a business center and a meeting room.

Relax

Guests with children can avail of cribs and a game room offered at the hotel.

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:   11.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/club floor
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

59 Manor Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7EG

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.9 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    8.9 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.2 km
Train Stations
  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    500 m
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.8 km
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    440 m
  • Affogato
    480 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    11

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Rooms and availability

Thistle Hotel photos Room Single
Single Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
Size: 24 m²
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  • Private bathroom
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Stylish room with a Single bed, private bathroom with bathtub and shower over.

Room facilities
    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 24 m²
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    • Private bathroom
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    Stylish room with bright decoration offers a Queen size bed, private bathroom with shower over bath.

    Room facilities
      Thistle Hotel photos Room Twin
      Twin Room
      Bed type: Twin beds
      Size: 24 m²
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      • Private bathroom
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      Stylish room with bright decoration offers two Single beds, private bathroom with shower over bath.

      Room facilities
        Thistle Hotel photos Room Triple
        Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
        Size: 20 m²
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        • Private bathroom
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        Stylish room with bright decoration offers a choice of a Double bed and a Single, or three Single beds, private bathroom with shower over bath.

        Room facilities
          Thistle Hotel photos Room Quadruple
          Quadruple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
          Size: 22 m²
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          • Private bathroom
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          Stylish room with bright decoration offers two Double beds, private bathroom with shower over bath.

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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            Hotel Address:

            59 Manor Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7EG

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              1.9 km
            Airports
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              8.9 km
            • Dundee (DND)
              57.2 km
            Train Stations
            • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
              500 m
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              1.8 km
            • Bus stop
              500 m
            Restaurants
            • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
              440 m
            • Affogato
              480 m
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              1.0 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              11

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 100 m
            • The Grove Gallery - 500 m
            • Usher Hall - 600 m
            • Edinburgh International Book Festival - 600 m
            • Traverse Theatre - 700 m
            • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 800 m

            Places of interest

            • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral - 100 m
            • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 200 m
            • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust - 500 m
            • The Royal Bank of Scotland - 600 m
            • The Georgian House - 600 m
            • Scottish Widows Bank Plc - 700 m

            Train stations

            • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art - 400 m

            Convention centers

            • EICC - 600 m
            • Charlotte Square - 600 m

            Sport related

            • Edinburgh Chess Club - 400 m

            Amusement

            • Diane Pool Hall - 400 m
            • Quicksilver - 500 m
            • Colorsound - 500 m
            • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement - 500 m
            • St Bernard's Well - 600 m
            • Laserquest - 600 m
            • Odeon Edinburgh - 800 m

            Historical sites

            • Dean Village - 300 m

            Theaters

            • Usher Hall - 600 m
            • Usher Hall - 700 m

            Galleries

            • Dean Gallery - 600 m

            Local attractions

            • National Museum of Scotland - 1.6 km
              Chambers Street, Edinburgh
            • Church of St John the Evangelist - 1.6 km
              Princes Street, Edinburgh
            • George IV Bridge - 1.6 km
              Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
            • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1.6 km
              1 Queen St., Edinburgh
            • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 1.7 km
              31 Market Street, Edinburgh

            Near the hotel

            • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 390 m
              13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
            • St Cuthbert's Church - 720 m
              Lothian Road, Edinburgh
            • St. Margaret's Chapel - 1.0 km
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            • Princes Street Gardens - 1.2 km
              Princes Street, Edinburgh
            • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 490 m
              75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
            • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 900 m
              Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
            • National War Museum of Scotland - 1.0 km
              Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

            Restaurants nearby

            • The Atelier Restaurant - 440 m

              Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
              Phone: 0131 629 1344

              93% likes this, based on 152 reviews
              Cuisine: European
              Price Range: CAD 24 - CAD 45

            • First Coast - 740 m

              Address: 99 - 101 Dalry Road
              Phone: +44 (0)131 313 4404

              79% likes this, based on 368 reviews
              Cuisine: British, Scottish
              Price Range: CAD 22 - CAD 36

            • Castle Terrace - 990 m

              Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

              93% likes this, based on 903 reviews
              Cuisine: Scottish

            • Affogato - 480 m

              Address: 36 Queensferry Street

              89% likes this, based on 82 reviews

            • Kanpai Sushi - 880 m

              Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
              Phone: 0131 228 1602

              77% likes this, based on 259 reviews
              Cuisine: Japanese
              Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 42

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              11

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            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThistle Hotel

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            Thistle Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle Hotel

            Average guest rating

            7.8out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 76 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Single
              10.0

              Perfect location with friendly staff who are extremely helpful. The room was a mixture of modern with the original antique features...well blended.

            • Couple
              10.0

              The staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome. We would chose this hotel again.

              We had a beautiful view of chimney tops but disappointed Mary Popping wasn't to be seen. Honestly there was no faulting this hotel.

            • Couple
              9.6

              Lovely hotel very near to the centre of the city. Bed is very comfy and room was very big. The staff were lovely and very accomadating.

            • Family with children
              7.8

              The hotel is only about five blocks away from Haymarket station and yet the street is quiet which makes it a good spot to relax after a day in Edinburgh.

              We were staying only for one night but I found the bathroom to be particularly small although the size of our twin bedroom was spacious and comfortable.

            • Group of friends
              5.0

              In my room there was a piece of litter beside the rubbish bin that had been missed. Also someone has used the toilet and it had not been cleaned properly. I will not be returning.

            • Couple
              7.4

              beautiful hotel in Georgian style, high ceilings, close to city centre

              Continental breakfast was disappointing

            • Couple
              5.8

              Quiet location and high ceiling.

              No Free WIFI and a bit far from city center.

            • Single
              4.6

              Breakfast was badly cooked; no free internet facilities even for sending an email

            • Group of friends
              6.2

              The front desk staff was friendly enough. The woman that served breakfast (short dark hair) provided absolutely excellent service every time. The breakfast was good. The room/hotel was reasonably quiet considering the walls are quite thin in regards to soundproofing. The neighbourhood is very quiet but only a 10 minute walk to restaurants and shops. The Wi-Fi worked well. The overall comfort of the room was average. Decent bar by the front desk.

              The front desk staff didn't mention to us that the hot breakfast would be charged to our room at an additional cost. Also, they saw that there was only 3 of us in a four person room but charged us the 4 person rate anyhow since it was booked as 4 person online. When we added an extra night, then they only charged the 3 person rate but didn't off to charge us the 3 person rate for the previous nights. I wasn't impressed with that considering we were of the very few guests at the time. The room door lock was tedious and the light switch was in shoddy condition. No food available at the hotel after breakfast.

            • Older travelers
              3.2

              We tried to book in at 1pm an hour earlier as the weather was bad, was told we could not as they were very busy. We returned at 2.30 pm and was given a room. The room looked as it had not been touched for some time, there was dust around and the cups and glasses were dingy and dusty. One glass even had dried milk in the bottom

            • Group of friends
              6.2

              The Manager in the Hotel was really lovely, pleasant and help full.

              The towels were not changed and room was not as clean I expected in compare to other Thistle hotel I have stayed around the country.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              The hotel was very comfortable. the staff made sure you had all that you needed and the breakfast was delicious, will recommend to other people.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Parking - the space was very difficult to enter and exit.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              Very friendly and accommodating. Good size room which was clean and quiet.

              Just to nit pick! We thought it was a shame that the fruit juice at breakfast wasn't fresh! (Was it made from a powder?)

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              Very friendly & helpful staff. Good breakfast. Within easy walking distance to city centre (20 minutes)

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            59 Manor Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7EG

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              1.9 km
            Airports
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              8.9 km
            • Dundee (DND)
              57.2 km
            Train Stations
            • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
              500 m
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              1.8 km
            • Bus stop
              500 m
            Restaurants
            • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
              440 m
            • Affogato
              480 m
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              1.0 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              11

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThistle Hotel

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

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