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The Knight Residence by Mansley
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Brilliant service, warm welcoming and so very friendly and helpful! We were given a free upgrade from a one bedroom apt to a 2 bedroom superior, free of charge and without request! Very spacious, comfortable, clean, and with everything you could possibly require for a short stay. Complimentary bread milk orange juice and cereal too. We wanted to visit the zoo so we were given a map and directions by the receptionist, who was more than happy to help, to a bus stop close by to take us directly to the Zoo as it was the cheapest and most convenient option. On our last day we checked out and after paying for 2 nights parking, were welcomed to leave our car in the car park free of charge for the rest of the day until we were ready to go back home.

Cannot fault them in the slightest... !! :)

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed at the apartment on 27th December for three days, it was excellent, and the apartment was clean / fresh and spacious. It had everything we need for our weekend, including extra's like washing up liquid / dishwasher tablets / Washing powder and all other toiletries. Also the welcome pack had sufficient groceries to cover the three days for breakfast and drinks. The staff were exceptionally helpful and polite. Great weekend and will be recommending this to all our family and friends.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Janet D
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

My Family and I stayed for three nights at the The Knight Residence. We totaled a party of seven and spread over two apartments.

This lovely property met and exceeded our expectations. The staff we exceptionally helpful and polite.

A very highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank cornelius888
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Booked last minute (3hrs before arrival) and got great deal (very competitive price, cheaper than 'budget hotel') for a 1 bedroom apartment. Very helpful & friendly receptionist over phone to confirm booking & request baby cot. Easy to find, central location, secure on-site parking. Good disabled facilities (we had a pram). Very friendly & lovely receptionist, Chris. We were delighted to be upgraded to a 2-bedroom apt which Chris personally showed us around. Very spacious, clean, modern & well equipped. All rooms have flat screen TVs, with built in DVD players. Good selection of channels (incl. Sky Sports much to the delight of husband). Also great selection of DVDs at reception for a small charge (£1/£2). Comfortable sized bedrooms, very clean & great furnishing. Kitchen very well stocked - new amenities. Pleasantly surprised to find fridge stocked with milk & butter, as well as bread, selection of cereals & jams & tea/coffees. Great selection of cutlery & all kitchenware. Quiet at night even though located near many pubs. Sainsburys around the corner, Tesco express & bank down the road. Overall very pleased & impressed. Would definitely recommend and stay again if ever in Edinburgh!

Room Tip: Our room on 3rd floor was very quiet, no street noise heard. Cant comment on experience in other roo...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SNSNGlasgow
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed in the studio apt of the Knight Residence for Hogmanay and couldn´t have stayed in a better place. The location is exactly where we wanted to be, in Old Town, within walking distance of the mayor sites and the Hogmanay street party. The studio has everything you could want to make your stay as comfortable as possible, washer, dryer, dishwasher, sound system, flatscreen tvs and even a sound system in the bathroom. You also receive a breakfast basket with cereals, jams, bread, juices and even milk and butter in the fridge. There is also a Sainsbury´s around the corner that is open until 11 pm, even on Sundays. So very handy.
They have a green policy, with a recycling bin in the kitchen, which we really appreciated and made much use of. You can also regulate your own heating.
In the studio apt the rooms are on the small side, but spacious enough for the two of us.
You can receive guests if you would want to, it´s like home away from home, with your name on the door and your own buzzer at the front door.
The staff is very helpful, courteous and friendly. On new year´s eve we found a note in the room wishing us a happy new year with some shortbread and a flask of Famous Grouse, with the text of Auld Lang Syne, to take to the Hogmanay bash. A great little touch.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat but you´ve got to be lucky, it´s already fully booked for my next visit to the city. Alas, i will have to stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This was the best surprise on our entire 2 week visit to Europe. At fist you see a small building on a small street, then you enter the building and find your apartment and you are home. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with every creature comfort of home. The bedroom is well appointed, the living room had comfortable chairs, couch, TV, DVD, Stereo, etc. The kitchen was stocked with basic supply's but still refreshing to have milk, break, jams, cereals. A washing machine and drier gives you a chance to do some laundry if you have been away for a while.

Overall, great clean hotel/apartment, comfortable, relaxing and a nice change from all the hotel rooms.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

I'm a seasoned traveller and I must say that this is one of the nicest stays I have experienced in a long time.

The well appointed apartments have every convenience and amenity well placed and convenient. There's a full kitchen, which is stocked with munches at no charge to their guest. There's a washer and dryer in each unit, which is a super nice convenience. They even supply detergent. The rooms are spotless. There a nice grocery store across the street if you want to keep some food on hand.

The hosts are the ones who deserve a standing ovation. They are friendly and sincere uption the initial greet. They introduce you to your apartment and approach/inform you of any unthinkable question that would eventually come up. Their service is genuine and made our stay feeling sorry we had to leave.

As all the other reviews dictate, this is the best stay and value in Edinburgh. Location is perfect, rooms are perfect, and the service is perfect.

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Address: 12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, Scotland (Formerly The Knight Residence Edinburgh by Mansley Serviced Apartments)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 215 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: $142 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Knight Residence by Mansley 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments with private parking in the centre of Edinburgh. Established in the 1960's, Mansley were pioneers of the serviced apartment concept and The Knight Residence has been providing the best of Scottish hospitality to visitors from all over the globe since 1999. ... more   less 
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Edinburgh Knight Residence
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