Thistle Edinburgh, The King James55.95439209811, -3.18782553076744
ex. King James By Thistle
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom
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.
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.
Guests can use wedding services, newspaper service and wake up service as well as a free car park, an elevator and a luggage storage.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Public parking is possible on site at GBP 8 per day.
Year renovated: 2008. Number of floors: 6. Number of rooms: 143.
GBP 8 per day
Late check-in/ -out
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Coffee/Tea in lobby
- 24-hour room service
- Dry cleaning
- Wake up service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Continental breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Coffee/Tea in lobby
- Catering service
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Exhibition space
- Air conditioning
- In-room desk
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Bath/ Shower
- Hair dryer
- Room toiletries
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Direct dial telephone
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
Location to main Edinburgh attractions. Comfortable,modern rooms, well equiped. Clean bedrooms/bathrooms and common areas. Availability of car parking(limited). Good selection at breakfast
The room was good value for money
There was no tea/cofee available in the room
Unfriendly staff, stains and dirty windows. Very old equipment. Less value for greater money than I expected.
No free parking available when we checked in and no refund when we were not able to arrive on Wednesday due to volcanic eruption in Iceland. Our flight could not fly until Thursday morn.
The perfect place to stay in the centre of Edinburgh. Close to everything and at a bargian price.
Tried to check in at 15:30 and even though check in is supposed to be at 14:00 there were no clean rooms available and the employee at the check in was not even vaguely apologetic and treated me as if I was being unreasonable for wanting to check in as I arrived. I was kept waiting for over half an hour and the room still wasn't ready and I had to leave for an appointment so I didn't even get to take my bag up and freshen up. Any time I needed to do anything at the desk including checking out and collecting my bag it was at least a 20 minute wait as there was never more than 1 person behind the desk even though it was a busy weekend. The hotel needs maintenance as the carpets are threadbare in spots and the bathroom had mold around the taps and overflow plug. Definitely not an experience I had expected from a 4 star hotel I was very dissapointed.
Room looked very tired and it looked as though damp had been over painted
Very central close to shops and restaurants. Nice big and confortable bed.
The hotel is centrally located. Bars/pubs/restos were all within a walking distance. We were lucky to get a room as soon as we arrived early in the morning. The staff were polite and helpful. The room was clean and quiet. Oh, i liked the TV programs in as much as i stayed inside.
Breakfast is rather expensive given that in town you could find cheaper places. It is regrettable that wireless connection is not offered free of charge. And, one concierge was not very knowledgeable about things we asked. I wish the bathroom was a bit bigger, even though it had all the essentials.
lots of walking and sight seeing
Liked the way you were not hassled and there was an air of relexation.
Nothing. Would reccomend this hotel to anyone and would definately stay there again.
The location was great, it could not have been better. The Staff would do any thing to help.
Prices were very expensive, from drinks to food.
we were doubled booked when we got there even though my booking was well in advance so lived out of our suitcase till the next day when we were able to move into the room i requested
Good location, close to Waverly Station, with a bus route outside the door, have stayed here several times and will be staying here again.