The King James

107 Leith Street, EH1 3SW Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Hotel description The King James

Thistle Edinburgh is perfect for discovering this delightful city. Edinburgh has everything you would expect and more from Scotland's historic Capital. Visit Edinburgh Castle as it stands guard over the city, and then explore the many shops, bars and restaurants on Princes Street. Edinburgh Zoo, the Museum of Scotland, and the Royal Botanic Garden are all well worth a visit.
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Further information on the hotel
Opened:1972
Renovated:2008
Check-in time:15:00:00
Check-out time:11:00:00
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Hotel location

Address
107 Leith Street, EH1 3SW Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Location
Thistle Edinburgh is located just off Princes Street ideally positioned in the heart of the city and is also only a short walk from Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the National and Scottish Galleries. This welcoming hotel has 143 bedrooms, suites and studios.
Distances (km)
  • (Edinburgh Dungeon)
0.8045
  • Airport (Edinburgh Turnhouse - EDI)
15.6073
  • Airport (Glasgow Abbotsichn - GLA)
90.104
  • Airport (Edinburgh)
12.87

Hotel features

  • Total rooms: 143
  • Late Check-Out
  • Overhead projector
  • Room service
  • Porters
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Wake-up service
  • SecurityService
  • Secretarial service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Large screen projector
  • Lunch
  • Lounge
  • Internet connection modem
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • US breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Quick check-out
  • Reception open day and night
  • Restaurant
  • RoomServiceLimitedMenu
  • RoomServiceFullMenu
  • Café/Bistro
  • Outdoor gastronomy
  • Classical concierge service
  • Safe
  • Internet access
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • Business Centre
  • FreeLocalCalls
  • Launderette
  • Meeting room
  • Telephone
  • Laundry service
  • Hotel's own parking spaces
  • RoomService24h

Room features

  • Desk
  • Radio
  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • FreeLocalCalls
  • Non-smoking room
  • Safe
  • Trouser press
  • SingleBed
  • DoubleBed
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub
  • Bathroom
  • WC
  • Cable TV
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • TV
  • SofaBed
  • Smoke alarm
  • Internet connection modem
  • Bathrobe
  • Wake-up service

Sport/leisure activities

  • TourBus
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Overall: 43 ratings, including comments: 26 ratings
7.2 / 10
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Quality of room
6.2 / 10
Noise levels in the room
8.1 / 10
Cleanliness
7.0 / 10
Value for money
8.0 / 10
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Couples over 50 years
1 of 1 visitors found this rating useful.
8.4 / 10
November 2013
"comfortable bed good room friendly staff"
 
"the cooked food at breakfast was not as hot as i have had in some hotels"
 

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Couples over 50 years
1 of 1 visitors found this rating useful.
8.2 / 10
October 2013
"location was very good."
 
"the bathroom door would not close in our room ,hotel bar shabby & boring."
 

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Couples over 50 years
1 of 1 visitors found this rating useful.
5.8 / 10
October 2013
"location, location, location! Well suited to access Waverley Station, Princes Street, George Street, Hanover Street, North Bridge, Royal Mile etc."
 
"Busy thoroughfare outside hotel meant constant noise from buses (late into night), traffic, party goers etc. Disturbed nights sleep due to noise level."
 

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Couples over 50 years
 
8.2 / 10
August 2014
"Locality was the top quality of this hotel. Prices were very high, probably due to the Edinborough Festival being on."
 
"I wouldnt say there was a flop, just that i thought the prices were to high. "
 

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Corporate customers
 
6.2 / 10
August 2013
"Excellent location"
 
"Beds not very comfortable. Street noise clearly audible in rooms Offers little more than a Holiday Inn Express / Premier Inn at half the price."
 

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Couples over 50 years
 
7.2 / 10
August 2013
"Great location everything is in easy walking distance."
 
"the hotel is starting to look tired"
 

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Couples over 50 years
 
8.2 / 10
April 2011
"Everything was fine and staff was ver friendly and polite and willing to help and serve."
 
"No handshower near the the toilet"
 

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Couples over 50 years
 
10.0 / 10
September 2010
"This was an excellent hotel from every point of view. Well situated near Princes Street, polite, friendly staff, good meals served in the bar all day at competitive prices. Room was clean and bright. We will definitely return."
 
"The only negative comment is that breakfast was not included and at seventeen pounds sterling per person was too expensive. Went to the Scottish National Gallery for breakfast where it was one third of the price!"
 

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Couples over 50 years
 
5.8 / 10
December 2009
"the staff was very friendly and mostly helpful."
 
"the heater did not work in our room. When we call the desk about it the lady told us that it comes on by itself at different times of the day! That is nuts!! I am cold and I want it on now! When we got into our room the window was opened a little we could not get it closed so we called about that and someone came right up and closed it. The next day after sleeping without a heater....we went out for the day and when we came back the window was opened again and the heater was still not on...needless to say it was quite cold in the room. We called the front desk and a manager came up and could not get the window closed (lots of traffic noise). He was able to get the heater working and offered us another room in which the window would close, it was late in the evening and we were tired and leaving the next morning so we chose not to move. The towel warmer was not on nor could we figure out how to turn it on. We called about this....she said it would come on automatically at a certain time. The next morning.. yep she was right it came on at a certain time....after we were finished with our showers and dried off with cold towels!! Now the manager bought us (my husband and myself) a drink down at the bar for our troubles and he was very kind but come on for these prices this stuff should not of happened!!"
 

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