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This historic Georgian building is on a quiet street in Edinburgh’s New Town, 2,300 feet from Haymarket Rail Station. It has large rooms with attached bathroom and a traditional Scottish-style bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

This Thistle Hotel is in Edinburgh's West End, only 2,650 feet from the shops of Princes Street. Edinburgh Castle and the Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) are less than a mile away.

With a digital TV, free tea/coffee and ironing facilities, each individually styled room also has an in room safe. Private bathrooms all have towel warmers and toiletries, and some rooms boast views of Edinburgh Castle.

The Thistle serves a continental breakfast each morning, and a full cooked breakfast can be ordered as extra. A full Scottish breakfast is available at an additional cost.

Original Georgian features are present throughout this family-run hotel. The Manor Lounge bar is decorated in a traditional Scottish style and stocks a range of whiskeys.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Thistle Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 15, 2006

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.7

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Thistle Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • The Georgian House
    0.4 miles
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland
    0.4 miles
  • Charlotte Square
    0.4 miles
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
    0.4 miles
  • Stewart's Melville College
    0.4 miles
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc
    0.5 miles
  • Traverse Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • Filmhouse Cinema
    0.5 miles
  • Usher Hall
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Teuchters Bar
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.7 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.8 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.9 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    1 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.1 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    1.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    1.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2.1 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    2.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Firth of Forth
    4.2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea North Sea
    5 miles
  • Mountain Scald Law
    11.1 miles
  • Lake Loch Leven
    25.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    5.7 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.5 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    47.4 miles
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Amenities of Thistle Hotel
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 20 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
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House rules Thistle Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Thistle Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Thistle Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Thistle Hotel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Thistle Hotel by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 25min
    • Tram 30min

  • The prices at Thistle Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Thistle Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Single
    • Suite

  • Guests staying at Thistle Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Thistle Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Thistle Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Thistle Hotel is 1 miles from the center of Edinburgh.