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 14:00-23:59FREECheck-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
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument600 ftCalton Hill
Royal Mile Royal Mile 2300 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions2600 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland2700 ftChambers Street
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 3300 ftCanongate
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 4200 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
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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
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.0 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle2.7 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.9 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.5 mi131 High Street
Aberdour CastleAberdour Castle8.2 mi Aberdour KY3 0SLScotland
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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
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The room was good value for money

    There was no tea/cofee available in the room

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    Unfriendly staff, stains and dirty windows. Very old equipment. Less value for greater money than I expected.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Central Location

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The perfect place to stay in the centre of Edinburgh. Close to everything and at a bargian price.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Good location

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location

    Room looked very tired and it looked as though damp had been over painted

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Very central close to shops and restaurants. Nice big and confortable bed.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    lots of walking and sight seeing

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The location was great, it could not have been better. The Staff would do any thing to help.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Location

    Prices were very expensive, from drinks to food.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    good location

    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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good location, close to Waverly Station, with a bus route outside the door, have stayed here several times and will be staying here again.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  1272 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 14:00-23:59FREECheck-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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