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The Knight Residence by Mansley
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We booked this stay (as part of our honeymoon UK trip) through Orbitz so I wasn't aware that the "room" was a full suite apartment! Such a pleasant surprise for the price given it's location to the Royal Mile and many fantastic restaurants! The staff were also wonderful and very helpful in coordinating receiving our luggage, which arrived a day late from the airline. Overall a very wonderful stay. The apartment included a complimentary breakfast basket, which included coffee and dry breakfast options, as well as complementary single use packets for the clothes washer/dryer and dishwasher. The royal mile was just up the hill and we were just around the corner from the Grassmarket strip with tons of great pubs, restaurants, and cafes. We really enjoyed the Fiddlers Arms and Mussel & Steak. Highly highly recommended. We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Knight Residence offer fantastic apartments with great facilities. The apartments are comfortable with excellent amenities. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary equipment, including a welcoming basket of cereals, jams, porridge etc which is great.

We were welcomed by a chap called Christopher who was very, very helpful and very friendly. He had excellent local knowledge and recommended so good places to eat and visit.

It's hard to fault the apartments, though the only thing I would say, if I was being critical, is that its location is not perfect. It is located near to a few strip clubs, though i have to say it never bothered us once as a couple and there were never people being loud or hanging around outside drinking. The other hotels in Edinburgh are more central like Missoni, Balmoral, Caledonian. However, in reality Edinburgh's centre is incredibly easy to walk across so it really isn't an issue unless you have difficulty walking or are simply lazy.

I would wholeheartedly recommend staying here and it is extremely likely that we will return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and and I and another couple stayed 3 nights at The Knights Residence and found it to be a great base when in Edinburgh. The apartment is in a great position in the city you can walk to the castle, Grassmarket, Princess & Rose streets as well as shops and many restaurants.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and gave plenty of advice on what to do and the many restaurants in the area. The apartments are staffed from 7am until 11pm.
We were in unit 19 on the 5th floor which was quieter as there is night clubs in the area but it was also hot as there is no air conditioning. There is a lift in these apartments.
This was a 2 bedroom unit, very clean and airy with tasteful decor.
The fully equipped kitchen also has a washer and dryer with detergent supplied.
There was a large breakfast welcome pack in the kitchen which included bread, cereal, margarine milk etc.
The bathroom was very clean and a good size with toiletries and a hair dryer supplied. the toilet is in the bathroom.
The bedrooms are compact with basic decor and the beds were comfortable.
The Knight Residence a great place to stay when in Edinburgh.

Room Tip: The rooms on the upper floors are quieter.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were traveling with small children, and this was an excellent apartment for us. The apartments were large and well-furnished, comfortable temperatures, and private. With its location in Old Town, I was surprised that the building was of new construction with modern utilities. The location was excellent for all sights in Edinburgh. The most extraordinary part was the service. They made every effort to make us feel welcome. We interacted with several members of their staff and all shared that attitude. Kudos to the staff!

This was our most expensive stay on our trip, but was very worth the cost.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Gerald H
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was the first time we had stayed at a "serviced apartment", and we loved it! We had been driving all around England and Scotland for the past two and a half weeks, staying mostly in four and five star hotels and B&Bs, and we can honestly say that this was one of the best places we stayed. The rooms are large and very clean and comfortable. The amenities that are provided are wonderful and you can tell that someone put a lot of thought into what a customer would need. The kitchen was well stocked and the washer and dryer were very much appreciated. We had another planned on cooking, but we ended up eating in a couple of times when we didn't feel like going to a restaurant. The supermarket around the corner was soooo convenient! The parking is easy and affordable- especially for being right

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We loved the location of this hotel. We parked our car and walked everywhere. I was also able to get in 5 mile runs around the city. The manager, Chris who was there when we checked in was great. He told us some great sites to see and recommended a few restaurants. The ones we went to were great. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with a washer Dryer in the kitchen. They had a welcome basket with great snacks and breakfast food, there was also bread, milk and juice in our room. Nothing fancy, but great when you are with kids. The furniture was a little dorm like, but comfortable. For the money and location I highly recommend The Knights Residence. My only complaint is they have many different Wifi channels and they change so you have to log on a lot. I think there are 8.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sofia X
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Knight Residence is an ideal place for those who like to be on their own and undisturbed whilst traveling.
We stayed in this hotel for four nights right in the end of August - beginning of September.
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The hotel is within the walking distance from Edinborough castle and other major places of interest. If you do not like walking, then Edinburough buses will help. Two stop right outside the hotel. The location is pretty quiet although there are two strip bars next door. We'll, it can be regarded as an advantage. In terms of noise - we were not disturbed during our stay. Only on Friday night strip bar public got noisy but we were so tired that barely noticed it whilst falling asleep. There is a grocery store across the street where we conveniently bought all our provisions
Rooms
We had a comfort room and the room was fitted like a modern apartment, so everything we needed was there. All equipment is kept clean and in order, the rooms are clean.
Service
The staff is very polite and helpful. All our requests were answered.
To draw a line under this review: excellent location, reasonable price, good rooms, good service, and nice and polite staff. We will stay here again when we travel to Edinborough.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 217 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: $120 - $324 (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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