Hotel The Thistle Inn (Stranraer, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Thistle Inn (Stranraer, United Kingdom)

About The Thistle Inn

The Thistle Inn is a bed and breakfast establishment nestled in the centre of Stranraer. It offers uniquely decorated rooms with handmade furniture alongside contemporary amenities and comforts. All rooms at The Thistle Inn include free Wi-Fi access, dressers, coffee tables, bathrooms, televisions, and private entrances. Some rooms also offer a fireplace. The Thistle Inn features free on-site parking services, a karaoke evening activity, full arrangements for handicapped or limited mobility guests, and widespread Wi-Fi connectivity in common areas. The Thistle Inn serves a homemade breakfast daily, which includes traditional English breakfast foods as well as standard cold options such as cereal. A bar is also located in-house to provide drinks and snacks. The Thistle Inn's central location in Stranraer places it near a range of shopping outlets, pubs, restaurants, and the Stranraer Harbour, which provides a ferry service.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


47, Dalrymple Street, DG9 7EY, Stranraer, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Good  7.7 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.1 / 10
  • Service
    Fair  7.2 / 10

Positive Reviews


Home comforts abound.

The hosts at The Thistle Inn are extremely personable and warm in their approach to business, and will do anything they can to improve your experience, such as making special breakfast arrangements or providing new sets of linens as needed. Handmade furniture and decor adds to the sense of warmth.


Fantastic pricing.

The Thistle Inn is a perfect blend of comfort and convenience, and its pricing will leave your budget plenty of wiggle room for souvenirs or general sightseeing. The auxiliary services it includes for the price are also rather generous.


Close to the ferry.

The ferry in Stranraer Harbour, which carries you between Ireland and Scotland, is just minutes of walking away from The Thistle Inn. This makes travel arrangements a breeze, and rules out the need for a car.

Negative Reviews


Cramped parking.

If you intend to park in The Thistle Inn's private car lot, you should arrive early to ensure that you have a proper spot. The lot tends to fill up quickly, and isn't always open for use, depending on the number of guests at any one time.


Heating concerns.

The building's general heat seems to be temperamental, but this fact is worsened by the lack of hot water in showers or sinks at random points throughout the day. Although management is generally diligent in fixing these problems, they can be annoying at best, and uncomfortable at worst.


Small bathroom quarters.

As expected from a budget stay, the bathrooms are rather small for their intended purpose. Although they contain all of the essentials for bathing, shaving, and other standard activities, you'll need to adapt to a more confined space when using them.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Express check-in
  2. Parking
  3. Terrace
  4. Non-smoking rooms
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Television
  2. Central heating
  3. Electric kettle
  4. Free WiFi (rooms)
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 13:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


47, Dalrymple Street , DG9 7EY , Stranraer , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1776)702203 | 

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