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Review of The Knight Residence by Mansley

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The Knight Residence by Mansley
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant apartment for a family to stay in!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We needed to find an apartment that could sleep a family of 7 - 4 adults and 3 teenagers. We wanted to be in the centre of Edinburgh and within walking distance of Waverley for a good price. We were not dissapointed with these apartments. The apartment was spectacular, clean and even had breakfast goods laid on free of charge. All mod cons were there for use - a real home from home at a brilliant price and the staff couldn't have been more polite and helpful. 10 out of 10 - will definately stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank NaomiH1967
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KnightResidence, General Manager at The Knight Residence by Mansley, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
10/10 Naomi - we really do thank you for that. I'm guessing you stayed in our three bedroom apartment? I love it too - every room is so spacious and we just fitted that new kitchen in May 13. We hope to roll out that style of kitchen to all the apartments soon.

Great to hear you'd stay again - we'd like that.
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights for a "girls" weekend. The accommodation was ideal (we had two apartments between 6 of us). Ideal for shopping and near good restaurants. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Well stocked kitchen, with a "starter pack" of bread, milk, cereals, butter, biscuits, coffee, tea and juice. Comfortable beds. Only criticism is that some of the wall paper had been peeled off. However, the apartment was clean, modern and comfortable. This was our second stay here and we would recommend it, especially for families.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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KnightResidence, General Manager at The Knight Residence by Mansley, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you Barbara, we really appreciate that you stayed with us again and took the trouble to write a review. I'm sorry about the torn wallpaper - we do try to repair damage as it occurs but this is not always possible.

We truly appreciate you awarding us five stars.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Almost excellent in every way.

To be ultra critical - there were a few creaky floorboards in our apartment and the one above and the wallpaper was pealing slightly in a couple of places. But that's all!

Chris on the front desk was amazingly friendly and helpful.

Great location.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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KnightResidence, General Manager at The Knight Residence by Mansley, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank for both your custom and your review. I agree, Chris is a wonderful asset as are all the front desk team. We've got a team of decorators booked in January and will address the torn wallpaper. Thanks for letting us know about the floorboards, we will do our best to address that.

Thanks again for your five star review - it is much appreciated.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We staying just for one night in Edinburgh but to keep the costs down for a party of 4, we chose The Knight Residence.
The Apartment is clean, modern, very well equipped and everything you need for a stay and breakfast too. I was impressed.
The staff were very friendly and could not do more, I would not hesitate to recommend or to return. It is located in a very convenient spot, close to the Grassmarket, Castle, Royal Mile etc and also provides secure parking at a very reasonable fee.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I am a frequent business and leisure travel. I was staying in Edinburgh for two nights on business and decided to stay at the Knight Residence for proximity to the client site and price. I have stayed in many serviced apartments before primarily in London so am able to do a comparison between those and also if staying in a hotel. I was extremely impressed (no small feat) with the service at The Knight Residence, the staff here are a real asset to the company and should be commended, they are friendly, engaged and what to help. The apartment (City 1 Bed) was excellent, very good standard and amenities. A note I will add is the welcome basket of breakfast/bread etc., was excellent and better than other serviced accommodations I have stayed in. I also really appreciated the DVD library and CD collection in the apartment this added to my stay as I worked late into the night listening to some good music. Would recommend the Knight Residence without hesitation and would stay again. A point to note though it is situated near some strip type bars, I am a single female travelling alone and in no way was this intimidating or vulgar, certainly not on the scale of Soho for example, more like a couple and the area itself is perfect for getting around Edinburgh.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here for a two night Fringe stay in August. Extremely easy check-in (and out!) and great service. Clean, modern and bright one bedroom apartment with all the amenities you need. The Welcome Basket was very much welcomed and contained more than enough for daily breakfast and late night snacks for two hungry Fringe-goers!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Property: The Knight Residence by Mansley
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 214 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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