Thistle Edinburgh, The King James

ex. King James By Thistle

107 Leith Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3SWshow map
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Overview

The traditional Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel is a 4-star property set 1100 meters from Princes Street Gardens. Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel has been welcoming guests to its modern rooms since 1972.

Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel is also placed within a 30-minute walk of Leith . A 10-minute walk to the center of Edinburgh.

Within walking distance of Leith district with restaurants and bars.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is a 5-minute walk away. Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel is located within 15 km from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel offers 143 rooms fitted with an in-room safe, high-speed internet, LCD TV, a writing desk and a trouser press for a comfortable stay in Edinburgh. There are en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries along with a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The lobby restaurant introduces international meals from 12:00 to 14:00. The Boston Bean Eatery And bar is open from 12:00 to 14:00. A shopping area features Number One and The Pompadour by Galvin within 200 meters of the venue.

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

Services

Guests can use wedding services, newspaper service and wake up service as well as a free car park, an elevator and a luggage storage.

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
Free Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 8 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Laundry
Elevator

Lift

Meeting facilities

Catering service

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space

Children

  • Cots

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1700 ft
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle2300 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1700 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons2000 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land2300 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk2300 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre1400 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill1000 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1700 ft
General Register HouseGeneral Register House500 ftH M General Register House 2 Princes Street
ScotlandsPeople CentreScotlandsPeople Centre600 ft3 West Register Street
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument600 ftCalton Hill
Princes MallPrinces Mall900 ftPrinces Street Edinburgh
Highland Whisky ExperienceHighland Whisky Experience900 ft EdinburghScotland
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Number OneNumber One600 ftThe Balmoral Hotel
The Pompadour by GalvinThe Pompadour by Galvin800 ftPrinces Street
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant1500 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
Dubh PraisDubh Prais1600 ft123B High Street
Wedgwood The RestaurantWedgwood The Restaurant1700 ft267 Canongate
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Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours1.8 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania1.9 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.2 mi
Johnny's AmusementsJohnny's Amusements4000 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements4600 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.4 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.1 mi
King's TheatreKing's Theatre1.0 mi
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1.4 mi
Calton HillCalton Hill1100 ftSt. Andrews House 2 Regent Road
Sherlock Holmes StatueSherlock Holmes Statue900 ftPicardy Place
VisitScotland Edinburgh IcentreVisitScotland Edinburgh Icentre900 ftTourist Information Centre 3 Princes Street
Edinburgh PlayhouseEdinburgh Playhouse1100 ft18 - 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh
National Monument National Monument 1200 ftCarlton Hill
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.7 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1000 ft
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Reviews
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Location
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Rooms
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Service
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Dining
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    hotel situated right in centre of edinburgh , ideal location

    room facing street was quite noisey

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    central location

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Value for money at a good quality hotel

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    excellent location, very friendly staff, clean and comfy

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

    The price was high and not include breakfast.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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)

  • 6.6
    Good

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Position

    Poor quality food in adjoining hotel (lunch)

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  1164 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.7 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1000 ft
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