We arrived Friday evening 6th September and were made most welcome by the reception staff. There was no delays or endless filling out of forms. We were processed in 2 minutes and advised of the breakfast times which is a very generous 7.30 am to 11am and check-out time 12 mid-day. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room and bed was clean and comfortable. The cooked buffet "all you can eat" breakfast or continental option with juices, cereals and so on was very extensive, filling and delicious. We did not have to eat again until the evening!
The location is perfect, 5 minutes walk from Waverely Station where the bus stop is located for the airport and within walking distance of all the major attractions. I contacted the hotel once I made the booking to ensure we secured a nice and quiet room which was provided without hesitation. The best way to reach the hotel is the Airlink 100 bus service. Tickets available at a kiosk at the bus stop outside the airport terminal building - £6 return - a no brainer. Get off at the last stop in Waverely Station and walk 5 minutes to the hotel. Places to eat - there is an excellent Wetherspoons called the Playfair in the Omni Centre on Leith Walk about a 5 minute stroll from the hotel with brilliant grub and booze as well as other restaurants in the same complex. I would have no hesitation recommending this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- The King James, Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
- The King James, Edinburgh Hotel
- King James By Thistle Edinburgh
- Thistle Edinburgh
- Thistle Edinburgh City Centre, The King James Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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