£92.65 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 11 Sep 2014 Check-out 12 Sep 2014

King James by Thistle

4 stars
107 Leith Street, --, Edinburgh, EH1 3SW
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
52 reviews
Most valuable stay in Edinburgh

The hotel might be a bit ancient by modern standards but the service is very high standard and... See full review

  • Danjeli
  • 17 Jul 2014
Excellent location and hotel

Convienient to everything, an added bonus having the shopping centre attached. Excellent stay overall. See full review

  • pauline f
  • 10 Jun 2014
4-star hotel near Waverley Station

The 4-star King James Hotel, near Princes Street and less than half a mile (0.7 km) from Waverley Station, offers easy access to Edinburgh's main shopping thoroughfare. Attractions include the Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, picturesque Old and New Towns, and Festival Theatre. Guests enjoy meals at two on-site venues, the Boston Bean bar or Craig's Restaurant.

Highlights
  • 4-star hotel close to business and tourist districts
  • Choice of bar or restaurant
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
Rooms

King James offers 143 non-smoking rooms and suites with modern amenities, graded at four levels: standard, deluxe, executive, and suites. Rooms feature complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, flat-screen LCD television, refreshment tray, trouser press, and work desk. All rooms feature an in-room safe, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Special rates and packages are often available for sporting or cultural events. Business travelers can choose from seven conference rooms. The Lothian room accommodates up to 250 people and offers theatre seating.

Features

The Boston Bean bar, located on the hotels' third floor, serves a variety of drinks, snacks, and light meals in informal surroundings. Craig's Restaurant offers Scottish and European dishes and friendly service in a relaxed contemporary setting. Room service is also available 24 hours per day.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station (0.2 mi/470 m)
  • Edinburgh Airport (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Princes Street (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Old Town (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Easter Road Stadium (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Tynecastle Stadium (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Murrayfield Rugby Stadium (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
Business
  • BT Openzone Internet access
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Business and financial district (0.9 mi/1.4 km)

King James by Thistle Rooms

Standard Twin
Standard Twin offers one twin bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.
Standard Double
Standard Double offers one double bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.
Deluxe King
Deluxe King offers one king bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

55.9545 -3.1882
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
Area description
The King James Hotel is located near Edinburgh's world-famous Princes Street, and a short walk from the historic Royal Mile.

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.6 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.6 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.7 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.7 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.7 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.8 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.8 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.8 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.9 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.9 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.9 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.9 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1 mi
  • Warriston: 1 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.1 mi
  • The Grange: 1.1 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Sciennes: 1.1 mi
  • Lochrin: 1.1 mi

Dining

Craig's Restaurant
Dine in comfort in Craig's Restaurant; situated at the heart of the hotel on the 3rd floor. It offers guests great food, friendly service in a relaxed contemporize setting.
The Boston Bean Company
Our Boston Bean bar is the perfect venue to enjoy a drink, snack or light meal. Conveniently located at the heart of hotel on the third floor with options to suit all occasions and appetites.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (52)

Ratings and reviews for King James by Thistle

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
52 out of 52
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Danjeli
Business
Malta
17 Jul 2014

Most valuable stay in Edinburgh

The hotel might be a bit ancient by modern standards but the service is very high standard and cleanliness is impeccable. The location is just on the east side of princess street on calton square, it was perfect for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

St James Shopping Center just out of the door

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harry Patel
Chattanooga, TN USA
5 Jul 2014

Trip was very good with friends

We will definitely will stay at this hotel when we visit EDINBURGH

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to train station ( Edinburgh wavily station)

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boddiker
Ellicott City, Md.
29 Jun 2014

St. James on Thistle

Right across the street from Waverly rail station; attached to St. James mall made shopping easy. Convenient to Visitor Center for tours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pauline f
Ireland
10 Jun 2014

Excellent location and hotel

Convienient to everything, an added bonus having the shopping centre attached. Excellent stay overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to great bars, restaurants, shopping, Edinburgh castle and many other attractions. Perfect.

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Juan P
Butler, Maryland
8 Jun 2014

Solid reforms move

No nonsense, straight forward hotel and service. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Green Butterfly
Farnborough
27 Apr 2014

Good Location but hotel a bit dated

Staff are great and hotel bedrooms very clean. Excellent breakfast. Our room safe wasn't working and after checking two other rooms we were moved to a room where the safe finally was working - think we should have been offered an upgrade for the inconvenience of having to pack up our things and move rooms. I think this is something that ought to have been checked out prior to letting out the room. Overall the location was excellent and everything was within walking distance. Hotel was quite shabby in areas but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Good priced hotel for location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Dome is fantastic - Mojitos were just perfect!

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hadigan
Aberdeen
25 Apr 2014

Good value

Nicely located hotel,staff friendly & helpful. Bit disappointed no Sky sports channels in bar!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lochee
monifieth dundee
15 Mar 2014

edinburgh hotels for theatres and sightseeing

stayed one night and was well worth it very central and 5 minute walk to royal mile and theatres nearby.near bus stops and Waverley station. would use again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

on royal mile a pub called mcgregors

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nellie the Elephant
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
1 Mar 2014

Girly 3 days in Edinburgh

Got off the bus and straight in to the Hotel - couldn't be more central. It was grand being able to get in to our room straight away Only slept in the hotel as we were out for all our meals, but found everything we wanted in our room. Had a great time - can't wait to go back! Staff excellent and very friendly and helpful - nothing was any bother.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nobbers
hertford
27 Feb 2014

weekend break

have stayed at the hotel on quite a few occasions now. Has always been comfortable clean and close to the heart of edinburgh. breakfasts very good. staff friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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