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The Knight Residence by Mansley
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Our 5 night stay couldn't have been more comfortable and effortless. Staff is friendly, our apartment spacious, and the kitchen and other facilities very convenient. Edinburgh is very walkable and from The Knight Residence you have quick access to both tourist and business areas. An outstanding value. Street life can be momentarily noisy but not a problem; it's quieter than most other urban accommodations. We look forward to going back.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

My family of 3 adults and 2 children (7-year old and 2 year old) has just returned from a 5 night stay in a 2 bedroom apartment in this establishment. Friendly reception, good concierge service and excellent facilities makes this well worth the price. The apartment was clean with full facilties (washer, dryer, 3 TVs with cable, well stocked complimentary bread and breakfast stuff on arrival). The location is great, a 10 minute walk to the royal mile. Local sainsbury not 2 minutes around the corner. Will stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

My husband, 8-year old son and I just returned from a week-long stay at the Knight Residence in Edinburgh. Overall we were very happy with the apartment, but it was the excellent concierge service provided by Colin, Kevin and Christopher that made the Knight Residence a stand-out facility for us. Not only are these gentlemen all delightful, kind and very informative, but they also bent over backwards to help us. The biggest accommodation by far was the fact that we'd arrived on an early morning flight from the United States and weren't supposed to check-in to our apartment until after 2p in the afternoon. Nevertheless, Colin did his best and got us into an apartment by 9:30am -- five hours early!! The apartment itself was quite spacious and had 3 television sets -- all of which could play DVDS. This is really nice as the Residence also has tons of DVDs -- a really wide selection -- which you can rent for a pound a night. There were two full bathrooms as well. Please note, the shower in the "master bedroom" is quite cramped with sliding glass doors that wrap around so if you're quite tall and/or a broader person, you may end up having to take a bath in the other bathroom. After reading a number of other very positive reviews, I have a feeling we were the exception, but in the spirit of being completely honest I must say I was not impressed with the housekeeping service. In particular, the carpets were really dirty and had stains and dirt on them that indicated they hadn't been properly vacuumed in a while. Also, it was great to have a washing machine in the apartment, but it was supposed to be a washer and a dryer. However, the dryer didn't work. To their credit though, when I told the concierge service about this, they offered to pick up my wet laundry, have it dried and then deliver it back to the apartment. I only took them up on this offer once and true to their word, they made it happen with a smile. As others have noted, the location is wonderful -- very close to the Royal Mile, the Edinburgh Castle and a number of other tourist sites. We were also just a couple of blocks away from a full grocery store which was very convenient especially with the full kitchen. But we were also in a neighbhood that had several strip clubs within a block or two of the Residence. That said, even though we had our young son with us, we never felt threatened or concerned. It was definitely a little unfortunate, but it wouldn't deter us from staying there again. All in all, this is a fantastic set up and a great group of service-oriented staff on hand to make your trip a great one!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

My wife and I stayed five nights in May and were very happy with everything. Each member of the staff is friendly, knowledgable, helpful in every way. We could easily walk to many things. The apartment was stocked with all necessities and we would book a stay there again with no hesitation.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

From the exceptionally friendly and helpful staff to the well stocked apartment everything struck me as well run and professional. The apartment was spotlessly clean with fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, iron - and pretty much everything you might need. There is a private car park (£6 a night) essential in Central Edinburgh. The apartment is 5 mins walk from the castle and 10 mins from Princes street.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Excellent location, extremely helpful staff and just all round fantastic. There is parking on site too- a bonus!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

I stayed here with my 9-year old son. The apartment we stayed in was really spacious. After having just spent a week in a (lovely) hotel, neither of us could quite believe the luxury of the space. I hadn't been looking for an apartment but the Knight's Residence was less expensive than good hotels in similarly central locations. Charlie at the front desk went above and beyond - bringing in a voucher he'd cut from the paper which allowed my son into Edinburgh Castle for free. All staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
I would highly recommend the Knight's Residence - even if you are travelling without family, it was fantastic to have all the space. Really nice bath products too!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Additional Information about The Knight Residence by Mansley

Address: 12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, Scotland (Formerly The Knight Residence Edinburgh by Mansley Serviced Apartments)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: £91 - £262 (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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The Knight Residence Hotel Edinburgh
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