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About Thistle Edinburgh - The King James


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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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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Children and extra beds
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00AM
Distance to Airport: 17 km
Number of Floors: 6
Number of Rooms : 143
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1977
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Couples (149)

Solo travelers (27)

Families with young children (11)

Families with older children (22)

Groups (26)

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8.4 Kar L.
Hong Kong
March 09, 2016
Good location
Good location, very close to station and local tour pickup point

7.3 Kathy J.
United Kingdom
November 28, 2015
Very dated hotel, no heating on in room
Only thing room was clean and bed was comfortable.
The young man on reception was lovely, Very helpful! We walked into our room which was cold, thought the radiator was turned over for, it was on. No heating in the bathroom either! Although the room was clean, it was very dated. We phoned reception to ask about the heating to be told it was on. Clearly not in our room. They said someone would come up. We waited 30 mins and nobody turned up. The only good thing about this hotel is its central and easy to get around the Center.

9 Andrew D.
United Kingdom
October 26, 2015
24/10 stay
The staff, the location, the cleanliness
My dtay was great staff were very helpfull and helped with directions and storing our bags when we left also i was allowed into my room 2 hours earlier than check in as the room was ready when i called in the morning, the location is terrific, the only let down was the bed was alittle hard for my liking however this might be perfect for someone els. All in all was a great stay in a great hotel

8 Jonathan L.
October 30, 2015
Good location
Location, clean, friendly
No problems

8 Jonathan L.
October 24, 2015
Passing through
Location, cleanliness, special rate on sale

7.3 James I.
United Kingdom
October 15, 2015
Night out at theatre
Location price tidy
It was fine you get what it says on the tin

6.3 Say T.
December 30, 2015
Value for Money
Good service staff
Good and will recommend to friends

8 Pernille A.
September 07, 2015
Comfortable and in City Centre.
Breakfast, near shoppingcenter and view to nice Georgian buildings.
Pleasant and comfortable.

9.7 Nigel J.
September 05, 2015
long awaited holiday
location, staff performance, value for money
No complaints, very nice

7 Say T.
September 08, 2015
Value for money
Breakfast,location and helpful staff