The King James Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh

107 Leith Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3SW  show map
 4 stars
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The King James Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Spa lounge

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

Centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh, the luxurious four-star King James by Thistle hotel is within a short walk from Edinburgh Castle and the National Scottish Gallery.

Renovated in 2008 and decorated in modern minimalist style the residence hides behind its walls a well-equipped gym and a full-service spa.

The hotel’s 143 deluxe rooms and suites come with designer furniture, premium bedding, private bathrooms with hair dryers and signature toiletries, cable television, direct-dial phones, mini-bars, fridges, in-room safes, climate control and internet access.

The Craig's restaurant and Boston Bean bar serve European and American cuisine.

Edinburgh Airport is 15.9km away.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   143.

Rooms

All 143 spacious non-smoking guestrooms with fabulous city views offer air conditioning, designer furniture, premium fabrics, flat-screen TVs, cordless phones, safety deposit boxes, office desks, mini-bars, fridges, marble bathrooms and wireless internet access.

Standard single room comes with one single bed, blackout drapes, a coffee-maker, an iron, a computer, a hair dryer, an alarm clock, a radio and turn-down service.

Double room is equipped with a double bed, blackout drapes, a coffee-maker, a computer, a hair dryer, an iron, voice mail and wake-up calls.

Twin room features two single beds, natural linen, a coffee-maker, a computer, voice mail, a hair dryer, a sofa and pay movies.

Deluxe king room is appointed with a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic linen, a DVD player, ceiling fans, voice mail, a sofa and a seating area.

Executive king room has a king-size bed, premium linen, remote curtain control, a sofa, a desk, a computer and a fax machine.

All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Dining options

Full breakfast at the price of GBP 8.50 per person per night is served at the Craig's restaurant every day from 7am till 10am.

The Craig's restaurant offers innovative European and American specialties in elegant surrounding daily from 7am till 11pm.

Boston Bean bar welcomes the guests for international culinary delights seven days a week from 10am till 1am.

The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

Wireless internet access is available in the entire hotel and the rate is GBP 6 per hour.

Leisure

The recreation area offers a well-equipped gym and a full-service spa.

Additional features

The hotel offers car parking, complimentary internet access, currency exchange, concierge desk, doctor on call, express check-out, 24-hour front desk, smoke detectors, daily newspapers and magazines, 24-hour security, luggage storage, airline desk, maid service, laundry, dry cleaning, room facilities, non-smoking rooms, room service, dining facilities, continental breakfast, breakfast buffet, business facilities, secretarial service, meeting and banquet facilities, facilities for people with disabilities and wireless internet access.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 8 per day.

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa lounge

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

107 Leith Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3SW

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    500 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    180 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    220 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    930 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    143

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Rooms and availability

All 143 spacious non-smoking guestrooms with fabulous city views offer air conditioning, designer furniture, premium fabrics, flat-screen TVs, cordless phones, safety deposit boxes, office desks, mini-bars, fridges, marble bathrooms and wireless internet access.

Standard single room comes with one single bed, blackout drapes, a coffee-maker, an iron, a computer, a hair dryer, an alarm clock, a radio and turn-down service.

Double room is equipped with a double bed, blackout drapes, a coffee-maker, a computer, a hair dryer, an iron, voice mail and wake-up calls.

Twin room features two single beds, natural linen, a coffee-maker, a computer, voice mail, a hair dryer, a sofa and pay movies.

Deluxe king room is appointed with a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic linen, a DVD player, ceiling fans, voice mail, a sofa and a seating area.

Executive king room has a king-size bed, premium linen, remote curtain control, a sofa, a desk, a computer and a fax machine.

All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

The King James Thistle Hotel Single RoomThe King James Thistle Hotel Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
Size: 30m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Tastefully decorated Single Room offers a Single bed, private bathroom equipped with shower and bathtub.

Room facilities
    The King James Thistle Hotel Double RoomThe King James Thistle Hotel Double RoomThe King James Thistle Hotel Double Room
    Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
    Size: 30m2
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    • Private bathroom
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    Tastefully decorated room offers a Double bed, comfortable work and rest zones, private bathroom equipped with shower and bathtub.

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      Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
      Size: 30m2
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      • Private bathroom
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      Tastefully decorated room offers two Single beds, comfortable work and rest zones, private bathroom equipped with shower and bathtub.

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        Deluxe King Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
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        Tastefully decorated spacious room offers a grand King size bed, comfortable work and cozy rest zones, private bathroom equipped with shower.

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          Executive King Room
          Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
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          Tastefully decorated spacious room in shades of cream and brown offers a grand King size bed, large work desk, cozy rest zones, private bathroom equipped with shower and bathtub.

          Room facilities
            The King James Thistle Hotel Executive Double RoomThe King James Thistle Hotel Executive Double Room
            Executive Double Room
            Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
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            Tastefully decorated spacious room in shades of cream and brown offers a grand Double bed, large work desk, cozy rest zones, private bathroom equipped with shower and bathtub.

            Room facilities
              The King James Thistle Hotel Executive Twin RoomThe King James Thistle Hotel Executive Twin Room
              Executive Twin Room
              Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
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              Tastefully decorated spacious room in shades of cream and brown offers two Single beds, large work desk, cozy rest zones, private bathroom equipped with shower and bathtub.

              Room facilities
                The King James Thistle Hotel Junior SuiteThe King James Thistle Hotel Junior Suite
                Junior Suite
                Bed type: Double Bed
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                Tastefully decorated oversize room with soothing neutral soft furnishing offers a grand King size bed, separate living space, private bathroom equipped with shower and bathtub.

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                  Suite
                  Bed type: Double Bed
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                  Tastefully decorated suite with soothing neutral soft furnishing offers a grand King size bed, separate living space, private bathroom equipped with shower and deep bathtub.

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                    The King James Thistle Hotel Accessible Twin RoomThe King James Thistle Hotel Accessible Twin RoomThe King James Thistle Hotel Accessible Twin Room
                    Accessible Twin Room
                    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
                    Size: 30m2
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                    • Private bathroom
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                    Tastefully decorated room offers two Single beds, comfortable work and rest zones, private accessible bathroom.

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                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel The King James Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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                      Hotel Address:

                      107 Leith Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3SW

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Edinburgh
                        500 m
                      Airports
                      Train Stations
                      • Edinburgh Waverley station
                        300 m
                      • Bus stop
                        200 m
                      Restaurants
                      • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                        180 m
                      • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                        220 m
                      Ski areas
                      • Midlothian Ski Centre
                        930 m
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2008
                      • Number of rooms:
                        143

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe King James Thistle Hotel

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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                      The King James Thistle Hotel Location

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                      What's nearby

                      What's nearby.

                      The city centre is less than 400m away from the hotel.

                      The Princes Street Gardens, a popular recreation place is within 100m from the residence.

                      Edinburgh Park Zoo, a famous entertainment site is about 2.9km away.

                      Willis Tower, a well-known historic landmark is approximately 1.8km away.

                      The Field Museum of Natural History is less than 3km away.

                      Edinburgh Castle, a popular place of tourists’ attraction is within 1km from the hotel.

                      Scott Monument is distanced about 800m away.

                      Tourist attractions

                      • Edinburgh Dungeons - 300 m
                      • Edinburgh Printmakers - 400 m
                      • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 400 m
                      • Stills Ltd - 400 m
                      • Saint Giles' Cathedral - 400 m
                      • winter wonderland - 400 m
                      • Brass Rubbing Centre - 400 m
                      • edinburgh festival fringe - 400 m

                      Popular areas

                      • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 200 m

                      Places of interest

                      • Nelson's Monument - 200 m
                      • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 200 m
                      • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral - 300 m
                      • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 400 m
                      • Scottish Storytelling Centre Cafe - 400 m
                      • Saint Anthonys Chapel - 400 m
                      • New Club - 400 m
                      • David Hume Statue - 400 m
                      • bruntsfield evangelical church - 400 m
                      • Walk along the Royal Mile - 400 m

                      Train stations

                      Shopping areas

                      • Multrees Walk - 200 m

                      Amusement

                      • Nobles Amusements - 400 m
                      • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 400 m

                      Museums

                      • National War Museum Of Scotland - 100 m

                      Parks

                      Theaters

                      Local Attractions

                      • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 1.5km
                        13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
                      • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.8km
                        The Garden, Edinburgh
                      • Parliament House - 1.8km
                        Royal Mile, Edinburgh
                      • Summerhall - 1.6km
                        1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
                      • St. Giles Cathedral - 1.8km
                        Royal Mile, Edinburgh

                      Near the hotel

                      • Waterloo Place - 100 m
                        Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
                      • Church of St John the Evangelist - 330 m
                        Princes Street, Edinburgh
                      • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 410 m
                        31 Market Street, Edinburgh
                      • Calton Hill - 510 m
                        off Regent Road, Edinburgh
                      • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 160 m
                        3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
                      • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 390 m
                        1 Queen St., Edinburgh
                      • Massa - 370 m
                        36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland

                      Restaurants Nearby

                      • Number One - 180 m

                        Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                        Phone: 01315576727

                        76% likes this, based on 462 reviews
                        Cuisine: Scottish
                        Price Range: GBP 62 - GBP 83

                      • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 440 m

                        Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                        Phone: 01312252832

                        81% likes this, based on 415 reviews
                        Cuisine: Asian
                        Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 17

                      • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 490 m

                        Address: 267 Canongate
                        Phone: 0131 558 8737

                        76% likes this, based on 960 reviews
                        Price Range: GBP 21 - GBP 60

                      • The Pompadour by Galvin - 220 m

                        Address: Princes Street
                        Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                        79% likes this, based on 101 reviews
                        Cuisine: French, British
                        Price Range: GBP 64 - GBP 211

                      • Dubh Prais - 460 m

                        Address: 123B High Street
                        Phone: 0-131 557 5732

                        78% likes this, based on 424 reviews
                        Cuisine: Scottish

                      Getting there.

                      Edinburgh Airport EDI is within 15.9km from the accommodation.

                      Dundee Airport DND is about 24.9km away.

                      Glasgow Airport GLA is approximately 33.5km away.

                      Getting around.

                      Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is just 200m away from the property.

                      Millennium Train Station is about 1km away.

                      The nearest bus stop is only 100m away.

                      Public parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 15 per day.

                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2008
                      • Number of rooms:
                        143

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe King James Thistle Hotel

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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                      The King James Thistle Hotel Reviews

                      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The King James Thistle Hotel

                      Average guest rating

                      8.0out of 10
                      Excellent
                      Based on 1158 reviews

                      Rating by category:

                      Location
                      10.0
                      Rooms
                      10.0
                      Service
                      10.0
                      Value
                      10.0
                      Dining
                      10.0

                      Individual guest reviews

                      • Single
                        5.8

                        Very central in the city centre near the station and bus routes

                        Room I was in was quite small.The bar was dark and depressing.There never seemed to be anyone on the reception desk, never seen anyone on the concierge desk

                      • Older travelers
                        8.2

                        hotel situated right in centre of edinburgh , ideal location

                        room facing street was quite noisey

                      • Single
                        8.8

                        Excellent location in city centre, adjacent to Shopping Centre. Receptionist was very friendly and efficient, room on 5th floor overlooked the street but high enough up for noise not to be a problem. Still my favourite hotel in the area.

                        Not the fault of the hotel, but my taxi driver said he could not actually get to the hotel without a long detour because of the tram works that are devastating this once beautiful city. What a shambles!

                      • Group of friends
                        10.0

                        My stay at the King James was just perfect. Travelled to Edinburgh by train with my sister Jen and the hotel is just a few minutes walk from Waverley Station. We were upgraded to a bigger room - very spacious and comfort we stayed for 2 nights, the breakfast was very good with lots of choice. Also hotel had easy access to the shopping shopping centre next door. We will definitely stay there again.

                      • Group of friends
                        10.0

                        hotel was very nice and wood go back staff very good 2

                      • Older travelers
                        4.6

                        central location

                        overpriced. breakfast not included. internet connection very expensive. Found hair in the bathroom as soon as we arrived. Obsolete bathroom taps.

                      • Older travelers
                        8.8

                        Value for money at a good quality hotel

                      • Couple
                        10.0

                        excellent location, very friendly staff, clean and comfy

                      • Older travelers
                        7.4

                        Location

                        We were very disappointed to arrive at the hotel at 11pm to be advised that there was no room for us and we had to wait for a taxi to take us to another hotel for the night. We waited 20 minutes and we offered no complimentary drink or real explanation. The man on the desk did not seem to care. Although when we returned the next day, we were offered complimentary breakfast it did not allow for the fact that we had to relocate which ate into our day. Even then we could not register as the computers were down. We had to attend reception a total of 3 times before we could register. The most unacceptable thing was that I had booked and paid at least 2 months in advance. The hotel must have known it was overbooked but did not tell us at any time despite having had the benefit of full payment in advance.

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        Location right in the centre of Edinburgh & a reasonable price.

                      • Older travelers
                        9.6

                        Staff were friendly and polite, made to feel very welcome, great location under ten minutes from eagerly station :-)

                        Noise from street on room, we were on fifth floor and thought window had been left open as could here all traffic and huddle out side, indeed not, just single glazing, that let us hear everything.

                      • Group of friends
                        7.4

                        Good location for shopping,go to the Edinburgh Castle,Royal Mail, and near the rail station。

                        The price was high and not include breakfast.

                      • Group of friends
                        8.2

                        The location was excellent for most things...Staff friendly.....Food and drinks extortionately overpriced and sandwiches poor quality......Long time to answer phone when trying to contact hotel...

                        the location and the cleanliness. I booked two double rooms, (My wife and I and one for my elderly mother)

                      • Older travelers
                        6.6

                        Excellent staff. Good breakfast. Superb location

                        Very noisy from from the street, windows letting all sound/noise in! Sleepless nights! The same applies for noise from other rooms. Bathroom having a very small hand basin - not good enough! Tv- picture quality very poor. Have not seen such a bad picture since the television begun. Absolutely not acceptable

                      • Older travelers
                        7.4

                        Position

                        Poor quality food in adjoining hotel (lunch)

                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel The King James Thistle Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
                      Show big map »

                      Hotel Address:

                      107 Leith Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3SW

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Edinburgh
                        500 m
                      Airports
                      Train Stations
                      • Edinburgh Waverley station
                        300 m
                      • Bus stop
                        200 m
                      Restaurants
                      • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                        180 m
                      • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                        220 m
                      Ski areas
                      • Midlothian Ski Centre
                        930 m
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2008
                      • Number of rooms:
                        143

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe King James Thistle Hotel

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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