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Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 4 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 4  Type: Apartment

2 Full baths

The Thistle apt, 250 metres to Princes Street
TripAdvisor property ID 2741868

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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Edinburgh today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 44 reviews.

The manager responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Mar 22, 2018.

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Edinburgh Sc (Self Catering) Ltd
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22 Mar 2018
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Languages spoken: English



This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($282.00) £200.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Edinburgh Attractions




  • Clothes dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • TV


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (44)

Very Good – based on 44 reviews Very Good
44 reviews

Very Good

“Very well located cozy flat”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2013

We had a pleasant experience at 37 Thistle St. It´s really close to the shops in George St and Princess St with a Post Office, food Market and restaurants around the block.Had great food on Thistle St itself a few steps away. Try Cafe Marlayne´s and Iris. Apart from the two flights of stairs,which are not too bad, the bedding and towels are on a par with 5 star hotel and everything in the kitchen was perfect. Make sure you ask Dave during his welcome briefing to explain how to put up or down the heating as a cold front came through and we were a bit cold. When we left I forgot my passport in the flat and only realized half way to the airport.Panic. As we leave the keys inside upon departure, called Dave and he was fantastic, got there asap and we made our flight. Recommend this flat and would go again.

“Great location”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2013

This is the perfect location for a visit to Edinburgh. Two bedrooms ensuite make it very comfortable. The owner very nicely met us and explained all the appliances in the kitchen and the bathroom. Warning: This is up three flights of stairs which the description did not mention. Fortunately for us it was not an issue.

“Superb Easter weekend in Edinburgh.”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2013

Fantastic city centre apartment. Lovely, cosy, clean and warm. A great place to relax after a day spent site seeing. Superb location, just a short stroll to Princes Street. Brilliant local pub just below! Enjoyed the open top bus tour, the castle, botanical gardens and the royal mile and lots of good pubs and places to eat. Would recommend.


Reviewed 7 Jul 2012

We (family of four, two teens) stayed at the Thistle Suite during our visit to Edinburgh and found it very comfortable. It's just a few blocks away from Waverly Station trains and buses which makes it a very convenient location. It's a bit of a walk to the castle and the Royal Mile but is still a good location. Off the beaten path so mostly very quiet except for some street construction but we barely noticed it. The bed in the "master" is small... a tight fit for two adult people accustomed to a king size bed and the apartment is up two flights of stairs... not a big deal but things you might want to know. Otherwise very comfortable with everything you will need. We ate at Fisher's in the City which is good seafood - felt a bit out of place not realizing that it was fancier than we were expecting. There is a Thai restaurant that we really enjoyed... Dusit or Durit I think it was called. The Italian place on the corner - Rusticana? - was fine (although after a day of beautiful art at the gallery the "decor" was assaultive). Most days we'd been out sightseeing and didn't really think about dinner till we were done with the day, tired and hungry. This was a mistake on our part. One surprise is that most restaurants in Edinburgh seem to require advanced reservations. Had trouble finding a place to eat in the evening during the busy hours. Our phones don't work overseas and there's no phone in the apartment so I don't know how we were supposed to make reservations. I guess we could have done it online but that honestly didn't occur to me till just this minute... Another surprise was that we were turned away from dining at The Queens arms because our daughter is 14... The reservations and the 'not licensed for children' is just different than we're accustomed to at home. But overall the apartment itself is comfortable and well located.

“Charming, great location”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2012

Great furnishings, great location, great holiday flat! We particularly appreciated the independence of the access via the key code (as we were very unsure of our arrival time, and worried it would be quite late).

“Really comfortable apartment in great central location”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2012

Booking service was very easy, apartment was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Great central location and wouldn't hesitate to book again. Next time I go though I will remember to take a 2 pin adapter plug - there is no shaving socket in either bathroom so my electric toothbrush didn't work.

“We felt at home in Edinburgh the moment we walked in the door !”

Reviewed 31 May 2012

There were no surprises here ! The flat was exactly as described and portrayed in the photographs. We traveled to Edinburgh with our adult son and daughter-in-law. The flat was the perfect size, we were very comfortable, the decor was beautiful. The location was central for everything we wanted to do ! Close to restaurants, shops and grocery store. Near all the historical sites in Edinburgh. We would highly recommend The Thistle apt ! Thanks for making our stay in Edinburgh a delight !

“wonderful place to stay”

Reviewed 1 May 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Thistle apt. Lovely setting, excellent directions for access and a clean, well appointed apartment. We would definitely come again. It would be nice to have a book of directions on how to work appliances/fireplace etc. particularly for those of us from the 'other side of the pond'!

“Fantastic flat in a beautiful city!”

Reviewed 1 May 2012

Our expectations were already high before arriving, given the attractive photos, but we still managed to be impressed with the exquisite taste and warmness of the place. But it's not only beautiful and cosy, it is functional and fully furnished as well, catering for the visitor's every needs, either for short or longer stays. The only negative point was the width of the single beds, which are rather narrow for adults to sleep in. Besides the amenities described in the website, there is a functional gas fireplace in the living room, a DVD player (with a selection of discs) and a few books, so visitors to Edinburgh can enjoy a quiet night in after a tiring day. I had already used this service for a lovely little flat near the castle, and was looking forward to staying in that part of town again. The Thistle apartment is in the 'new town' (which is still pretty old, mind), but is still extremely central and handy for visiting all the main sites, and even though the neighbourhood is very quiet, you still have all kinds of shops, restaurants and pubs nearby. I really could't recommend it more.

“Perfect for a two-couple holiday!”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2012

We needed a two-bed and bath apartment for my husband and I, and another couple, for our off-season holiday. The Thistle apt. was perfect. Location was great -- very quiet New Town street, but close enough to walk everywhere, even in cold February. The decor was luxe and cozy, fireplace was lovely. Kitchen had everything we needed to make nice hot breakfasts before heading out for the day. Great restaurants close by. Cafe Saint Honore, right around the corner, is a must for a special meal. The apartment is a 5-7 minute walk from the airport shuttle bus. Instructions to access the apartment were very clear. We would love to stay here again sometime!

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