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Thistle Edinburgh - The King James

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

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Formerly : Thistle Edinburgh Hotel

"Location is walking distance to city centre. Food is..."

  • Pui, Hong Kong
  • July 2, 2015
  • Area: New Town
  • Rooms : 143
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Thistle Edinburgh - The King James

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer


business center

car park



facilities for disabled guests

laundry service

luggage storage

meeting facilities



room service

safety deposit boxes




free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


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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. Thistle Edinburgh - The King James is superbly located in the heart of the city, providing easy access to the main ... see more
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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2:00 PM

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Distance to Airport
17 km

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from 233 reviews

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Jan B. Couples New Zealand, July 13, 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 10, 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 K. Couples Hong Kong, July 2, 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 4, 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 H. Business travelers Taiwan, May 27, 2015
Good location

convenient location, good breakfast, friendly staff
Joseph K. Solo travelers United States of America, May 16, 2015
Nice little trip

location, breakfast, rooms
hotel is good for a quick top over. Breakfast is nice, location is really good , n good value for money. No complaints.
Joseph K. Solo travelers United States of America, May 16, 2015
Short trip good hotel

value, location, cleanliness
was the cheapest hotel I could find n was good value for money. Great location witching walking distance of the castle and old city center.
David M. Couples United Kingdom, April 26, 2015
St James

Location, Value for money, First class service
First class experience, great location great friendly staff. Well worth a second visit.
John T. Business travelers United Kingdom, April 23, 2015
Excellent helpful staff

Staff, cleanliness, warmth
Enjoyed my stay. Carpets in some corridors ready for a refurb but room clean and comfortable and staff very helpful and friendly. Felt more mid range 4 star than 3 with ironing facilities, coffee facilities, free bottled water provided, basic toiletries. Good value for money.
Keith C. Solo travelers United Kingdom, April 3, 2015
Great location

Location clean quite
Extremely enjoyable definitely stay at the King James again.
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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.

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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Edinburgh Train Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Edinburgh Airport (11.2 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "comfortable" , "Lovely staff" , "Very good location"
Top attractions in the area:
  • 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)
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