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    Nearest transport:
  • Edinburgh Train Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • culture
  • sightseeing
    Distance to airport:
  • Edinburgh Airport (11.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "comfortable", "Lovely staff", "Very good location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Edinburgh Dungeon (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Calton Hill (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • National Gallery of Scotland (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Thistle Edinburgh - The King James

107 Leith Street, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH1 3SW (Show on map)

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"Breakfast, near shoppingcenter and view to nice Georgian..."

Pernille, Norway September 05, 2015

Features of Thistle Edinburgh - The King James

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • business center
  • concierge
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • tours


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

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Hotel Description
Thistle Edinburgh - The King James is superbly located in the heart of the city, providing easy access to the main...see more Thistle Edinburgh - The King James is superbly located in the heart of the city, providing easy access to the main commercial district. The well appointed guestrooms provide all the modern amenities for the contemporary traveler. Suitable for business and leisure travelers alike, Thistle Edinburgh - The King James successfully blends old world service with 21st century conveniences to make your stay truly comfortable and memorable. For those travelers who look forward to such a combination of convenience and comfort, a stay here will provide all of the amenities, facilities, and levels of comfort you would expect from a hotel of this class, all while maintaining the meticulous standards required by travel and tour operators worldwide. Thistle Edinburgh - The King James offers a modern oasis of comfort within the busy city surroundings. For your reservation, please select the dates of your stay and complete our secure online booking form.
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Pernille A. Solo travelers
Norway, September 07, 2015
Comfortable and in City Centre.

Breakfast, near shoppingcenter and view to nice Georgian buildings.
Pleasant and comfortable.
Nigel J. Couples
Australia, September 05, 2015
long awaited holiday

location, staff performance, value for money
No complaints, very nice
Say T. Couples
Singapore, September 08, 2015
Value for money

Breakfast,location and helpful staff
Linda L. Couples
United Kingdom, August 17, 2015
Fabulous Hotel

The Staff, the location and the cleanliness and comfort of the room and main areas
We had an excellent overnight stay. The room was spotless, very comfortable, great bed and huge bathroom. Overall we couldn't have faulted this hotel. The staff were wonderful very helpful and polite and the location was great. Right on Princes street. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely return and recommend.
ALBERT L. Families with young children
Malaysia, August 04, 2015
Clean & comfortable stay

Strategic location, just next to the waverly station. Very polite staff & management. Very efficient heating system.
It was a nice short stay. The only downside was that the beds & bathroom were small. Plus, the rooms were old & could benefit from a refubishment.
Jan B. Couples
New Zealand, July 17, 2015
only stayrd one night

clean central quiet
All fine Breakfast was great and helpful staff A fridge in the room would have nice
YiChun C. Solo travelers
Taiwan, July 15, 2015
Nice location with great service

Location, Service and clean room
The room is clean and comfortable with fast WiFi service. The porters are very nice and help us a lot kindly. Its location is easy to access Waverley station and old town area. We must visit it again next time here.
Pui L. Couples
Hong Kong, July 03, 2015
Good service and value for money

Location is walking distance to city centre. Food is reasonably priced. Staff are friendly
Amor A. Business travelers
Oman, June 06, 2015
very satisfied customer

Lication, staff support abd clean
My stay was very pleasent. Staff were friendly and very accommodating It is close to the city centre. It was difficult to allocat by car but offer a parking space with charge.
Li W. Business travelers
Taiwan, June 20, 2015
Good location

convenient location, good breakfast, friendly staff

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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Zoo
Princess Street
National Gallery of Scotland
Leith Docks


From the M9 and M8 exit onto the A8 and follow signs for Edinburgh city centre. Thistle Edinburgh is located at the end of Princes Street, next to the St. James Shopping Centre. 20 car parking spaces are available at no charge.