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The King James By Thistle

The King James By Thistle

4 Stars

107 Leith Street Edinburgh EH1 3SW


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Rating criteria
Rating
Cleanliness 4
Facilities 4
Service 3.8
Location 4.5
Pricing 4.3
Overall 4.1
The King James by Thistle Edinburgh (formerly Edinburgh Thistle Hotel) enjoys a central location close to the famous shopping facilities of Princes Street. The St James Shopping Centre, as well as up market boutiques and jewelry stores on the Royal Mile and George Street are also within easy reach. Culture and history are found nearby at ancient Edinburgh Castle, as well as museums and theatres.

Location
The King James Hotel Edinburgh has excellent transport links being under a kilometre from Edinburgh's Waverley rail station, as well as being only 10 km from Edinburgh International airport. Families will find plenty of attractions nearby to keep children occupied including Edinburgh Zoo - just a few kilometres away.

Rooms
Exceptional facilities are found in all 143 guest rooms from flat screen LCD TVs with satellite channels, large writing desks, wireless Internet access and complimentary toiletries.

Restaurant
'Craig's' Restaurant at the King James by Thistle Hotel, serves traditional favourites and modern European cuisine, accompanied by a comprehensive wine list. The 'Boston Bean' bar offers snacks and drinks in a relaxed informal atmosphere.

General
The King James by Thistle Edinburgh is the perfect place for a wedding or business meeting with function rooms holding up to 250 guests. 24 hour room service, concierge desk and parking facilities are available.

Additional Information

  • 8 miles to the nearest airport (Edinburgh)
  • 0.6 miles to the nearest railway station (Waverley)

Hotel Facilities

  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access - Wireless
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Room Service
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Facilities
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Cafe
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Laundry Services
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping Arcade

Room Facilities

  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe

The King James By Thistle Guest Reviews (41)


The King James By Thistle
3 out of 5

The bedroom was reasonably decorated, the bed comfortable but the central heating made a knocking time through the night. The bathroom was in poor condition, rusty shower curtain rail, poorly repaired chips in the bath and mouldy and dirty tiles around the bath. My room certainly didn't warrent 4 stars

KevinM5 wrote on December 24, 2012


The King James By Thistle
5 out of 5

An enjoyable place to stay, Next to the shops, minutes away from the PlayHouse. Clean rooms, great staff. A warm and friendly welcome. My only complaint is the pricey breakfast. Go to the centre across the road, where you can get a lovely breakfast for £5 not £15pp.

Paulie wrote on December 20, 2012


The King James By Thistle
4 out of 5

arrived 9.30 am, 10.12.2012. staff very obliging, had room ready for us. room very comfortable & clean, could not have asked for more.would certainly stay here in future.

thomma wrote on December 13, 2012


The King James By Thistle
4 out of 5

excellent location. Staff hepful on arrival. room excellent, really comfortable. Dining Room could be bigger but it served its purpose. Good selection at breakfast.

Party Animal wrote on December 3, 2012


The King James By Thistle
4 out of 5

Super hotel in great location. Handy for shopping and theatre. Staff attentive and professional. Nice room with very comfortable bed. Bathroom small but functional.

Pippapoo wrote on January 13, 2012


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall4.1 out of 5
Cleanliness4 out of 5
Facilities4 out of 5
Service3.8 out of 5
Location4.5 out of 5
Pricing4.3 out of 5

The King James By Thistle Guest Reviews

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3 out of 5

The bedroom was reasonably decorated, the bed comfortable but the central heating made a knocking time through the night. The bathroom was in poor condition, rusty shower curtain rail, poorly repaired chips in the bath and mouldy and dirty tiles around the bath. My room certainly didn't warrent 4 stars

Review by: KevinM5
Date stayed December 24, 2012

5 out of 5

An enjoyable place to stay, Next to the shops, minutes away from the PlayHouse. Clean rooms, great staff. A warm and friendly welcome. My only complaint is the pricey breakfast. Go to the centre across the road, where you can get a lovely breakfast for £5 not £15pp.

Review by: Paulie
Date stayed December 20, 2012

4 out of 5

arrived 9.30 am, 10.12.2012. staff very obliging, had room ready for us. room very comfortable & clean, could not have asked for more.would certainly stay here in future.

Review by: thomma
Date stayed December 13, 2012

4 out of 5

excellent location. Staff hepful on arrival. room excellent, really comfortable. Dining Room could be bigger but it served its purpose. Good selection at breakfast.

Review by: Party Animal
Date stayed December 3, 2012

4 out of 5

Super hotel in great location. Handy for shopping and theatre. Staff attentive and professional. Nice room with very comfortable bed. Bathroom small but functional.

Review by: Pippapoo
Date stayed January 13, 2012

4 out of 5

Super hotel in great location. Handy for shopping and theatre. Staff attentive and professional. Nice room with very comfortable bed. Bathroom small but functional.

Review by: Pippapoo
Date stayed January 13, 2012

5 out of 5

Hotel in excellent location -we walked to everything. Room was clean and comfortable.

Review by: Diane S
Date stayed January 13, 2012

3 out of 5

The location was very good but I didn't find the staff very friendly or helpful. The concierge didn't know where any of the restaurants were located. The shower dripped loudly and wouldn't turn off. There was no alarm clock, not enough towels or pillows.

Review by: Wees
Date stayed November 27, 2011

1 out of 5

When I arrived at 10:30pm the hotel told me that they had no record of my reservation. Even though I presented my ebookers reservation no. the hotel took no steps to help me with my problem. I had to contact ebookers myself on my mobile (at roaming rates) and after an hour the problem was resolved. Turns out the hotel had not refreshed its system. Ebookers got the hotel to find me another hotel and pay for me to take a taxi there, but it was after midnight by the time that I got to my room. The most irksome thing was that none of the three receptionists appologised. I would never try to stay here again.

Review by: PaulaK
Date stayed October 16, 2011

5 out of 5

Friendly service, central location just off Prince's Street.

Review by: Kaare A. Lie
Date stayed October 19, 2010

4 out of 5

Great location in the heart of Edinburgh. A nice bar/restaurant at the hotel where you could relax with a drink and nice meal.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed June 17, 2010

4.8 out of 5

Excellent and clean hotel in a prime location!! The only one issue was the fact it says on their website "City centre locations often cause difficulties parking but The King James offers private on site car parking for 20 cars." - they fail to say this will cost you £15!!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed January 27, 2010

5 out of 5

Excellant location.

Review by: Wendy Galbraith-Dear
Date stayed January 14, 2010

4.6 out of 5

Perfectly good hotel smack bang in the middle of Edinburgh. Would definately stay again at this price (£53)

Review by: Stephen McSherry
Date stayed December 14, 2009

5 out of 5

Lovely hotel in great location. Would def return. Highly recommend.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 6, 2009

3.8 out of 5

This was a booking for my elderly parents. Staff could have been slightly more helpful, or aware, given my parents age and disabilities.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 28, 2009

4.4 out of 5

Very central to key attractions and shops. No problems of any sort.

Review by: Stephen Glass
Date stayed September 17, 2009

4.2 out of 5

a good welcome at reception, the room was a twin, only complaint would be noise from other rooms early in the morning. Breakfast was a good buffet and i would stay there again

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed July 23, 2009

5 out of 5

We were delighted with our stay at the Thistle Hotel in Edinburgh. The service was above the call of duty and the food was superb. We wouold definitely stay there again, it's central location met all of our needs. We will surely be recommending it to our friends.

Review by: Margaret Wood
Date stayed February 17, 2008

4.8 out of 5

Fantastic location, just of Prince st, opposite Waverley station. Rooms clean and very well sound proofed. I didn't use the restaurant so can't comment on that but communal areas very clean, staff very friendly. Would recommend.

Review by: Elizabeth Lewis
Date stayed January 11, 2008

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