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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
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Area: New Town Number of Rooms: 143
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Very Good

8.0

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222 reviews

Value for Money
7.5
Location
9.3
Staff Performance
8.1
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
8.1
Room Comfort/Standard
7.9
Food/Dining
7.1
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Gerard F. Couples France, September 7, 2013
Great location but hotel is getting tired

Location, location, location
6.3
It was an ok stay but the hotel could do with some renovation. The windows didn't close properly and the carpet in the corridor smelt of vomit. However the location was perfect for all the great sights of Edinburgh and the view was very pretty. All in all it was a so so stay.
Atro T. Groups Finland, August 25, 2013
Convenient no-frills hotel

Location, service, facilities
9.3
Hotel staff went out of their way to fix problems introduced by the Agoda process. Our special requests (two different types of rooms, late checkin) were not passed to the hotel by Agoda. Thanks to the hotel staff, Subhash in particular.
John G. Couples United Kingdom, August 25, 2013
Exceptionally efficient clean and comfortable

Location, cleanliness, staff
7.7
All that I wanted at a good price. The location is absolutely central in Edinburgh, easy to find and a great base for a great city.
Lars A. Couples Sweden, August 25, 2013
Great

In the middle of the city
8
GREAT experience at this city hotel with everything "just around the corner".
Louise S. Couples United Kingdom, August 25, 2013
Nice hotel, just a pity

Staff, cleanliness.
7
Nice stay, great staff, only fault is lack of room ventilation, no air con and if you have the window open the street noise disturbs your sleep, though it was a pleasant stay otherwise.
Kathleen S. Couples United Kingdom, August 25, 2013
In Edinburgh for The Tatoo and it was amazing!

The central location,the large bedroom,the buffet breakfast
7.7
Our stay at the The King James was ennjoyable,excellent location adjoining the shopping mall and Princes Street,5 minutes from the Waverley train station and the open topped bus tours.We loved the superking sized bed and the large comfortable room. The receptionist was extremely helpful but we did feel that the breakfast staff could have been more attentive.The hotel is impressive but some parts, including our very small bathroom (no extractor)and no air conditioning in the bedroom took away from the 4* that I expected.I realise it has been hot weather but the ceiling fan was not enough to cool the room.However, I would like to have a bathroom to match the large relaxed bedroom with plenty of storage space and armchairs for both of us.The choice of breakfast was excellent on the first morning but unfortunately was lukewarm on the second morning. I think that this could be improved on as well as more attention from the staff without having to ask would be welcome. The staff were friendly and meant well but just lacking in the guidance to make the stay just that little bit extra special.I would return to The King James as it is a splendid old hotel with access to the city centrre and witihin 10 minutes walking distance of The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle but only if it is revamped to fall in line with other modern 4* Hotels.
Nicholas E. Couples United Kingdom, August 25, 2013
Great location

Location, comfortable room, value for money during fringe
9.3
Great value for money during fringe festival. Walked to castle and royal mile easily. George st and rose st great for restaurants and bars and close by.
Janice P. Couples United Kingdom, August 15, 2013
Great for a special occasion

The staff , the location and the breakfast
8
We stayed at the Thistle as we were going to the Jamie's show and it was easier to be in the same hotel. It was a great location but very pricey, may have been because the festival was on. The room was nice but seeing as it was a luxury room it wasn't any better than any other hotel bedroom,and the view of a very close buiding didn't help. The bar prices seemed very steep but maybe that's because it's a hotel. The breakfast (costing extra on top of the £100+ room) was excellent. The best thing was the friendly staff that couldn't do enough to help.
Debbie W. Families with older children United Kingdom, August 14, 2013
It was welcoming, warm clean and in city center

Clean, location, nice staff
8
Very present and helpful, close to train station and shops wi fi good for daughter breakfast good
Celine K. Business travelers United Kingdom, August 14, 2013
Edinburgh hotels during the festival

Central location, easy access to all amenities, easy access to airport bus
5.7
I stayed for one night and did not avail of the restaurant/breakfast. The room was adequate if not a bit tired. All Edinburgh hotels are over priced during the festival and this was no exception. There are better 4 star hotels in Edinburgh.

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