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Thistle Edinburgh City Centre, The King James

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed over a year ago in February but I wanted to review how great a stay we had. We had a great deal with the hotel which was very clean and smart. The location is really close to the train station and to city centre. It is built into a shopping centre but you can't tell whilst inside the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This trip to Scotland was for a very special reason, Edinburgh marathon weekend. Regarding this particular hotel which we chose for the location close to the start of the great event, we knew before we got there that there will be an issue with the parking as they only have limited spaces in front of the hotel, sorted the parking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Good hotel at a convenient location in the center of Edinburgh, not far from the train station. The room was on the smaller side, but well equipped and clean. The hotel looked a bit tired and worn, certainly a good candidate for renovation. Impossible to take a shower without bath mat, as the floor of the bathtub was extremely slippery.... More 

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Allen, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed here on arrival into Edinburgh via train. The hotel was a short walk from the station. Our room was spacious, the staff friendly, and the breakfast was wonderful. Sad to see from recent reviews that this option is no longer.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I really felt that I arrived in a location from a movie on the sixties. So old fashion and brown.. everything was just brown? The room has to be one of the smallest I have ever been in. and old, and brown, and just not be at all. Good thing for breakfast that there was a Starbuck located on the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

The hotel was only open for one more day after we left, although there was no indication that the staff were winding down - everyone was extremely courteous and professional. We were there for the marathon, and the hotel were able to arrange a late check out, which meant we could shower in comfort afterwards. The hotel is in a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

As part of the demolition of the St James shopping complex this hotel has been closed. A new shopping/hotel complex is being built but in the mean time this place is closed and in the shopping complex itself only the John Lewis shop is remaining open during the work.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Very pleasant staff on reception who are more than happy to help answer any your queries. The bedrooms are spacious & well presented. Overall we had a great stay here & a fabulous nights sleep, in fact I overslept next morning

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stayed for one night over the weekend for a theatre visit. Met by friendly staff who checked us in promptly and provided a token for the nearby car park (very reasonable at £8 per night). Nice room, clean and comfy. Hallways looking a bit tired, but it's perfectly nice. Good location for the Playhouse Theatre and Princes Street and not... More 

Thank Liz12Glasgow
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

It's such a pity it is closing, lovely weekend, staff were brilliant and the room was spotless.and the hotel is in a great situation so easy to get to paces we wanted to visit.The breakfast was perfect loads of choice and great choice

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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The King James is located just off Edinburgh’s world-famous Princes Street, and a short walk from the Royal Mile. Whether you’re here for work or pleasure, the Fringe or to see in the New Year, you’re guaranteed a warm Scottish welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thistle Edinburgh City Centre, The King James

Address: 107 Leith Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: £98 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle Edinburgh City Centre, The King James 3*
Number of rooms: 143
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The King James, Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
King James By Thistle Edinburgh
Thistle Edinburgh City Centre, The King James Scotland
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“It is closed.”
 of 5 bubbles Gary_the_scarf, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“'ask for a quiet room close to the lift”
 of 5 bubbles 67murray1000, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Although it said free wi fi we couldnt get connected.”
 of 5 bubbles PCA48, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing away from main road are quiet. Ask for a higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles pianoviolin, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in various rooms & all were fine.”
 of 5 bubbles janetmE1117IQ, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
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