Much as we enjoy them, Edinburgh Fringe is over and Hogmanay is months away.
The Scottish capital is relatively quiet during the autumn and earlier winter months, and they’re both a beautiful time to visit.
It is calmer than in the summer and you can enjoy the city’s splendour without the crowds.
Take a walk on the quiet side with today’s Big Deal on a stay at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel.
Available until 23rd December 2019, this Big Deal on a one or two night stay is a great opportunity to explore Edinburgh’s atmospheric city centre.
West End location
A Georgian townhouse on Manor Place in the West End, the hotel is just a ten minute walk from the Dean Village, the Dean Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art.
Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the theatre district are all a short walk.
Put simply, the city is all yours from this handy location.
The Big Deal comes in two forms.
Available Sunday to Thursday, option one is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a twin or double room with a continental breakfast in the morning.
Available Friday to Saturday, option two is for two people to enjoy a consecutive two night weekend stay in a twin or double room with a continental breakfast in the morning.
Both options include a glass of Prosecco each on arrival.
Established in 1924, the hotel has retained most of its original period features.
The Edinburgh Thistle has fifteen individually designed ensuite bedrooms. All rooms are elegant, comfortable and spacious, with king size or super king size beds. Each has an HD Digital Colour Plasma TV/radio with Freeview, DVD player, wifi, alarm clock, phone, desk and tea and coffee making facilities.
Food and drink
Your continental breakfast includes fresh croissants, chocolate croissants and butteries from the hotel’s favourite bakers, Donachie’s. The continental also includes toast, fruit and a selection of juices, tea and coffee.
Alternatively, you can pay £10 extra for a traditional Scottish breakfast. This includes high-quality produce such as sweet-cured smoked bacon, Cumberland sausages and local black pudding.
If you fancy a drink after a day sightseeing, the hotel’s Manor Lounge Bar has a traditional Scottish ambience and an extensive range of single malt whiskies, draught and bottled beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks.
The Edinburgh Thistle Hotel has lots of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. We have edited these recent reviews for length:
‘Thistle is a good hotel. I loved the staff. They are so helpful. They helped me lifting my luggage to every basic requirement. Good room, nice shower, nice breakfasts, great location. Went walking to Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh free walk tour. Had an amazing time.’
‘Lovely break in Edinburgh. We loved this old hotel with good access to the city. Staff were very helpful and our room was clean and quiet. Continental breakfast was enough for us but you could have cooked breakfast too. Liked the fact you could chill out in the bar.’
Edinburgh in autumn
If you want to explore beautiful Edinburgh on a mellow autumn or winter day then this Big Deal from the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel would be ideal for your city break.
It would also be perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping in the capital. Or indeed a trip to the panto.
Grasp the thistle and enjoy Edinburgh at its most tranquil.