This week Trip Advisor – the world’s largest travel site announced that it is awarding highly rated accommodations, restaurants and attractions with the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only 10% of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

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We are proud to announce that 9 of our Thistle Hotels have won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, which places them in the top 10% of all businesses on Trip Advisor!

Congratulations to:  Thistle Aberdeen Altens, Thistle Haydock, Thistle Middlesbrough, The Kingsley, Thistle Euston, Thistle Hyde Park, Thistle Kensington Gardens, The Royal Trafalgar and Thistle Port Dickson!

Below are the brief profiles of our winning hotels:

Thistle Aberdeen Altens

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Hotel is the largest of our three Thistle hotels in Aberdeen. Whilst Aberdeen is traditionally known as the Granite City, and flourished on the back of the exploration of North Sea oil fields in the 1970s, the Thistle Aberdeen Altens focuses on the softer, comfortable and elegant sides of life. So even if you’re here for business, you can still indulge yourself in style




Thistle Haydock

Thistle Haydock haydock is a four-star luxury hotel in Haydock, halfway between Liverpool and Manchester and close to Haydock Racecourse. Surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens and designed around a beautiful central courtyard, the Thistle Haydock hotel is a Georgian mansion-style building with all the modern conveniences you need in a hotel, whether you’re here for business or pleasure.




Thistle Middlesbrough

Themiddlesb largest hotel in Middlesbrough and the North-East region, the Thistle Middlesbrough hotel is the ideal choice, whether you’re in the area on business or purely for pleasure. Ideally located in the historic City Centre, we’re just a short stroll away from museums and art galleries, the Hill Street shopping centre, restaurants and bars, the main railway station and Riverside Stadium.




Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

kingsleyLocated in elegant Bloomsbury, Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley is a luxurious four-star hotel ideally located at the heart of intellectual, historic and fashion-mad London. The British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street are all nearby. With easy access to the London Underground, Thistle Holborn hotel is the ideal base for business meetings, special events and weekend breaks.




Thistle Euston

estonAs well as direct connections to the North West and Scotland from nearby Euston station, this four-star London hotel is also a few minutes’ stroll from the Eurostar train terminal at St Pancras International, from where the whole of Europe can be reached. As a result, this recently-refurbished London hotel is the perfect choice for business travellers and people on the move.




Thistle Hyde Park

hyde parkLocated opposite Hyde Park and near Kensington Gardens in London’s West End, the four-star Thistle Hyde Park hotel dates back to Victorian times. It is within easy walking distance of Queensway, Notting Hill Gate and Marble Arch. This elegant hotel in Hyde Park offers comfort and luxury and is an ideal base for shopaholics.




Thistle Kensington Gardens

kensPeace and tranquillity in the heart of a thriving metropolis. That’s the prospect that awaits you at the Thistle Kensington Gardens hotel. From the comfort of luxurious rooms, this Central London hotel affords stunning views across Hyde Park, and yet, we’re just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of world-famous Oxford Street. In short, the perfect base to explore London.




The Royal Trafalgar

trafA short stroll from the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square, you can turn a corner and enter an intimate and quiet street, where you’ll find this beautiful 4-star London hotel. The Royal Trafalgar is the peaceful eye at the centre of one of the world’s greatest cities. From here you’re just minutes away from West End theatres and shops, and close to all of London’s most celebrated attractions.




Thistle Port Dickson

pdThistle Port Dickson Resort is a sumptuous beachside hotel in Malaysia. We’re just an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, but could be a million miles away. Set in 36 hectares of tropical landscaped gardens at Teluk Kemang, the Thistle Port Dickson Resort hotel has 3km of private sandy beach, plus a host of facilities that make this one of Malaysia’s prime destinations for business and leisure.

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