Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel

107 Leith Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3SW  show map
 4 stars
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Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 8 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Lobby bar

Spa and relaxation

Spa lounge

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The welcoming 4-star Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel offers a fashionable accommodation in a shopping area of Edinburgh. Since 1972, it has been hosting guests in the center of Edinburgh.

The venue is 1.8 km away from St. Giles Cathedral. A 10-minute walk to the center of Edinburgh.

Within walking distance of Leith district with restaurants and bars.

Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel is at a short distance from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Turnhouse airport is easy to reach.

Rooms

Rooms at Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel feature modern touches such as an in-room safe, high-speed internet, cable TV, coffee/tea makers and a trouser press. They offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A broad variety of French dishes is served at the lobby restaurant. Guests can savor cocktails and refreshments in the saloon bar. Serving an array of dishes, Number One and The Pompadour by Galvin are 200 meters away.

The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

Business travelers can avail of a business centre, an exhibition space and a conference room offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at GBP 8 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   143.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Lobby
  • Ice machine

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa lounge

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

107 Leith Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3SW

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.7 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    600 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    143

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Edinburgh Dungeons1000 ft
  • winter wonderland1400 ft
  • edinburgh festival fringe1400 ft

Popular areas

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions400 ft
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh700 ft
  • Omni Centre700 ft

Places of interest

  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House700 ft
  • Nelson's Monument700 ft
  • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral1000 ft
  • The City of Edinburgh Council1000 ft
  • Saint Anthonys Chapel1400 ft
  • David Hume Statue1400 ft
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon1400 ft
  • bruntsfield evangelical church1400 ft

Train stations

  • Edinburgh Waverley station700 ft
  • Edinburgh Waverley station700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Multrees Walk700 ft
  • Multrees Walk700 ft

Parks

  • Calton Hill1000 ft
  • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd1400 ft

Theaters

Public parking

  • Waterloo Place400 ft

Local attractions

  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse5100 ft
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden1.1 mi
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • Parliament House1.1 mi
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Summerhall1.0 mi
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
  • St. Giles Cathedral1.1 mi
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Waterloo Place400 ft
    Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
  • Church of St John the Evangelist1100 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon1400 ft
    31 Market Street, Edinburgh
  • Calton Hill1700 ft
    off Regent Road, Edinburgh
  • ScotlandsPeople Centre600 ft
    3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery1300 ft
    1 Queen St., Edinburgh
  • Massa1300 ft
    36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland

Restaurants nearby

  • Number One600 ft

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    76% likes this, based on 462 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant1500 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    81% likes this, based on 415 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant1700 ft

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    76% likes this, based on 960 reviews
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 89

  • The Pompadour by Galvin800 ft

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    79% likes this, based on 101 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: USD 94 - USD 309

  • Dubh Prais1600 ft

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    78% likes this, based on 424 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    143

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Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle Edinburgh, The King James

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 1158 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
10.0
Value
10.0
Dining
10.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.8

    Very central in the city centre near the station and bus routes

    Room I was in was quite small.The bar was dark and depressing.There never seemed to be anyone on the reception desk, never seen anyone on the concierge desk

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    hotel situated right in centre of edinburgh , ideal location

    room facing street was quite noisey

  • Single
    8.8

    Excellent location in city centre, adjacent to Shopping Centre. Receptionist was very friendly and efficient, room on 5th floor overlooked the street but high enough up for noise not to be a problem. Still my favourite hotel in the area.

    Not the fault of the hotel, but my taxi driver said he could not actually get to the hotel without a long detour because of the tram works that are devastating this once beautiful city. What a shambles!

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    My stay at the King James was just perfect. Travelled to Edinburgh by train with my sister Jen and the hotel is just a few minutes walk from Waverley Station. We were upgraded to a bigger room - very spacious and comfort we stayed for 2 nights, the breakfast was very good with lots of choice. Also hotel had easy access to the shopping shopping centre next door. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    hotel was very nice and wood go back staff very good 2

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    central location

    overpriced. breakfast not included. internet connection very expensive. Found hair in the bathroom as soon as we arrived. Obsolete bathroom taps.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Value for money at a good quality hotel

  • Couple
    10.0

    excellent location, very friendly staff, clean and comfy

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Location

    We were very disappointed to arrive at the hotel at 11pm to be advised that there was no room for us and we had to wait for a taxi to take us to another hotel for the night. We waited 20 minutes and we offered no complimentary drink or real explanation. The man on the desk did not seem to care. Although when we returned the next day, we were offered complimentary breakfast it did not allow for the fact that we had to relocate which ate into our day. Even then we could not register as the computers were down. We had to attend reception a total of 3 times before we could register. The most unacceptable thing was that I had booked and paid at least 2 months in advance. The hotel must have known it was overbooked but did not tell us at any time despite having had the benefit of full payment in advance.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Location right in the centre of Edinburgh & a reasonable price.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Staff were friendly and polite, made to feel very welcome, great location under ten minutes from eagerly station :-)

    Noise from street on room, we were on fifth floor and thought window had been left open as could here all traffic and huddle out side, indeed not, just single glazing, that let us hear everything.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Good location for shopping,go to the Edinburgh Castle,Royal Mail, and near the rail station。

    The price was high and not include breakfast.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    The location was excellent for most things...Staff friendly.....Food and drinks extortionately overpriced and sandwiches poor quality......Long time to answer phone when trying to contact hotel...

    the location and the cleanliness. I booked two double rooms, (My wife and I and one for my elderly mother)

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Excellent staff. Good breakfast. Superb location

    Very noisy from from the street, windows letting all sound/noise in! Sleepless nights! The same applies for noise from other rooms. Bathroom having a very small hand basin - not good enough! Tv- picture quality very poor. Have not seen such a bad picture since the television begun. Absolutely not acceptable

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Position

    Poor quality food in adjoining hotel (lunch)

How to reach hotel

hotel Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

107 Leith Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3SW

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.7 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    600 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    143

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThistle Edinburgh, The King James

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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