£111.23 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 28 Aug 2014 Check-out 29 Aug 2014

The Knight Residence

5 stars
12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
34 reviews
Highly recommended

Very nice people. Good and suirprising facilities. See full review

  • Hker
  • 22 Jul 2014
Great Festival Accommodation

Everything you need in a convenient central location for all Festival venues. Friendly and helpful... See full review

  • shonz
  • 27 Aug 2013
Luxury apartments perfectly placed in the Grassmarket close to Edinburgh Castle

Loved by guests - The Knight Residence offers luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments with private parking in the centre of Edinburgh that are perfectly placed just below Edinburgh Castle. The property is within walking distance to the Royal Mile and is an ideal starting point for exploring the city. 

Highlights
  • Central location
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Family-friendly
  • Fully fitted kitchen in every suite
Rooms
Each apartment at The Knight Residence features a fully fitted kitchen, spacious lounge with dining area and modern bathroom with shower and bath. The apartments are fitted with the most up to date equipment and include wall and floor finishes of the highest quality. Attention to detail has been at the forefront of the interior design of the building; from the extensive range of integrated kitchen equipment, through to the crisp white sheets and soft fluffy towels.  

Guests can prepare dinner in the carefully planned kitchen. The beds have been handmade to specification to provide the soundest of sleeps, and the sofas are large and inviting - ideal to sink into after a hectic day at work or play. Every apartment at The Knight Residence Edinburgh has an entertainment console that includes a selection of CDs and DVDs for your enjoyment. Each apartment has its own voicemail facility. A second telephone line can be made available as an analogue or digital connection. Electronic room safe, iron, ironing board and hairdryers are all available in the apartment, with a trouser press available on request. 
Features
The Knight Residence is in the center of Edinburgh, close to all major attractions. The residence  offers high-speed Internet access, business center and free wireless Internet access for a more convenient stay.  Parking at Knight Residence costs 7 GBP per day with all profits used to plant native trees in Scotland. The property also provides daily housekeeping service and on-site concierge from 7 AM to 11 PM.
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.6 mi/12.7 km)
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station nearby
  • Buses between airport and city center
Nearby attractions
  • St. Giles Cathedral (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Holyrood Palace (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.1 mi/5 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fax
  • Secretarial support
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.4 mi/0.6 km)

The Knight Residence Rooms

Superior Studio
Superior Studio Apartment sleeps max of 2 people. One double bed in master bedroom. Bright, modern decor in green colour scheme. Compact lounge with sofa, small dining area, plasma-screen TV with satellite channels, VCR/DVD player. Kitchen with washer-dryer, dishwasher, fridge, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, breakfast pack on arrival; tea and coffee replenished daily. Tiled bathroom with mosaic floor, shower/tub combination, heated towel rail, steam free mirror and Arran Aromatics toiletries. Located on the ground floor.
Superior One Bedroom Apartment
Superior one bedroom Apartment sleeps max of 3 people. One queen or two twin beds with sofa bed. Bright, modern decor in rust, green or blue colour scheme with original artworks on walls. Lounge with sofa and armchairs, small dining area, plasma-screen TV with satellite channels, VCR/DVD player. Kitchen with washer-dryer, dishwasher, fridge, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, breakfast pack on arrival; tea and coffee replenished daily. Tiled bathroom with mosaic floor, shower/tub combination, heated towel rail, steam-free mirror, and Arran Aromatics toiletries.
Superior Two Bedroom Apartment
Superior two bedroom Apartment sleeps max of 5 people. Two king beds or one king and two twin beds with sofa bed. Bright, modern decor in rust, green or blue colour scheme with original artworks on walls. Lounge with sofa and armchairs, small dining area, plasma-screen TV with satellite channels, VCR/DVD player. Kitchen with washer-dryer, dishwasher, fridge, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, breakfast pack on arrival; tea and coffee replenished daily. Tiled bathroom with mosaic floor, shower/tub combination, heated towel rail, steam-free mirror, and Arran Aromatics toiletries.
Comfort One Bedroom Apartment
Comfort One Bedroom Apartment sleeps max of 3 people. One queen bed in master bedroom with sofa bed. Bright, modern decor in green colour scheme. Lounge with sofa bed and armchair, small dining area, plasma TV with satellite channels, VCR/DVD player. Open plan kitchen with washer-dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, breakfast pack on arrival; tea and coffee replenished daily. Bathroom with shower/tub combination. Complimentary Arran Aromatics toiletries. Located in annexe building.
Comfort Two Bedroom Apartment
Comfort Two Bedroom Apartment sleeps max 5 people. Two queen beds or one queen and two single beds with sofa bed. Bright, modern decor in rust, green or blue colour scheme. Lounge with sofa and armchairs, small dining area, multi-channel TV, VCR/DVD player. Kitchen with washer-dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, breakfast pack on arrival; tea and coffee replenished daily. Bathroom with tub, second bathroom with shower. Complimentary Arran Aromatics toiletries. Located in the in annexe building.
Comfort Three Bedroom Apartment
Comfort Three Bedroom Apartment sleeps max 7 people. Two queen beds and three single beds. Bright, modern decor in rust, green or blue colour scheme. Lounge with sofa and armchairs, small dining area, multi-channel TV, VCR/DVD player. Kitchen with washer-dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, breakfast pack on arrival; tea and coffee replenished daily. Bathroom with tub, second bathroom with shower. Complimentary Arran Aromatics toiletries. Located in the in annexe building.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Services
Business centre
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

55.9453 -3.2012
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport.
Area description
Situated in a corner of the Old Town, The Knight Residence is within easy walking distance of all Edinburgh's major attractions and main shopping areas.

Nearby points of interest

  • Lauriston: 0.1 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.2 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.3 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.5 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.1 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.2 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.3 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.5 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.6 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.6 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.6 mi
  • Underground City: 0.6 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 0.6 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.6 mi
  • Merchiston: 0.7 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.7 mi
  • Dalry: 0.7 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.8 mi
  • Greenhill: 0.8 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.9 mi
  • Burghmuirhead: 0.9 mi
  • People's Story: 0.9 mi
  • Church Hill: 0.9 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.9 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.9 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1 mi
  • West Coates: 1 mi
  • Newington: 1 mi
  • Calton Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Ardmillan: 1.1 mi
  • Dean Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • The Grange: 1.1 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The Knight Residence has priority booking arrangements with many of Edinburgh's top restaurants.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1430
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (34)

Ratings and reviews for The Knight Residence

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hker
Hong Kong
22 Jul 2014

Highly recommended

Very nice people. Good and suirprising facilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ken from Blue Bell
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
1 Jul 2014

Great experience at the Knight Residence

The only partial negative to this hotel/apartment is its location among the adult clubs. Besides this, The Knight Residence was more than we could have hoped for and expected. The amenities are excellent. The staff is welcoming and helpful. They stocked the full size refrigerator with milk and juices, left a welcome basket with breakfast foods, coffees/teas, a loaf of bread. There is even a washer/dryer in the apartment with complementary detergent! They have really thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful, I suspect reflecting the scottish people in general. A small problem with the room (which was really MY fault) was handled almost immediately. Security was excellent with electronic and keyed entry into the complex and apartment. An extra benefit was the selection of free DVD movies for borrowing, to allow some relaxation time in the comfort of the apartment after a long day of touring. The hotel is within walking distance of everything in Edinburgh, especially the Grassmarket area and Edinburgh Castle. Overall, I could not have been happier with our experience at the Knight Residence. I would not hesitate to stay here again, should I be fortunate enough to visit Scotland again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

After walking the Royal Mile, visitors should explore the Closes which can be found all along the Mile. These small walkways open up other areas of the city and occasional unexpected delights (gardens, museums, pubs, etc.) which you would not find if you stayed on the Royal Mile alone.

Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
shonz
Hertfordshire, UK
27 Aug 2013

Great Festival Accommodation

Everything you need in a convenient central location for all Festival venues. Friendly and helpful staff. No issues whatsoever.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get the Airlink bus from the airport to Hope Street (instead of Waverley)

Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mum n family
edinburgh
6 Aug 2013

family getaway

fantastic location, near the castle, grassmarket, supermarket round the corner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

castle, pubs and restaurant

Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travelnana
NC
25 Jul 2013

Edinburgh Visit

Four adults traveled to Edinburgh to visit family and to vacation. The Knight Residence was an excellent place to stay. Having a living room to relax and visit with friends and family was wonderful. Kitchen facilities were very nice. Everything was very , very clean. Beds were comfortable. The only thing that I would recommend would be a fan for each bedroom as we were there during the heat wave. I understand that air conditioning is fairly non-existent in Scotland as it is not needed but we happened to be there during high temps. Overall, an excellent experience for us!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Grass market very closeby with many eating options.

Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Miami Boy Two
Miami, Florida
11 Jun 2013

Family trip, US perspective

Overall, a fine hotel but not worth the price! Please keep in mind that I am comparing this place with the hotels in the US. The location was fine... Bad: Right next to 3 strip clubs (not a huge deal but it was a bit odd). Good: Not close but not too far away from the main action. The unit was nice + spacious (by European standards) but definitely not 5-star material. Probably 3 star. The rooms were too small. The carpets were not very clean. Housekeeping: Worst of all. They did not clean properly. Put back the dirty towels from the floor on the towel rack. Did not change the sheets. Basically, did a very careless/sloppy job. Not impressed at all. Front desk: Really nice and friendly guys. No problem at all. We would not return to this place... just an average place! Not bad, but nothing special about it!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
US Army family of 5
London, UK
28 May 2013

Family Fun

With a family of 5 we often have to rent two rooms on our holidays. This was a clean and comfortable apartment for all with a gated parking lot. We were greeted by Chris, who was so polite, friendly and helpful. They thought of everything really. From a lightly stocked kitchen (at no charge), with dishwasher and washer/dryer (in apartment) to umbrellas at the doors. They are environmentally friendly, beyond the usual not changing sheets and towels, providing excellent toiletries and quailty paper products. It is centrally located and we walked to the castle, Princes St, the Writer's museum, the Grass Market, countless tours, etc. Our children are ages 17, 13 and 4 each had a teddy bear on their pillows and our 4 year old was provided crayons and activity books. We all had a fantastic time. One thing to note is if you are traveling with children under 18, most local pubs/restaurants don't allow them past 8pm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

One thing to note is if you are traveling with children under 18, most local pubs/restaurants don't allow them past 8pm.

Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jim from Northern Florida
Florida
22 May 2013

Great room and location

The room is really a suite with a kitchen, living area, bathroom, and bedroom. The location is great - you can walk to almost everything - sights, shopping, and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anna 13
Ireland
28 Feb 2013

Great birthday getaway

Staff extremely helpful, close to shops, comfortable stay, needed nothing more

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Knight Residence

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Beck
Uk
14 Nov 2012

Getaway

The hotel was ok, staff were helpful. The room could have been a lot cleaner, the glass lamp shade was coated in dust and the maid didn't Hoover the carpet where I had dropped a packet of crisps. The location was poor although described central. There were THREE strip bars at the end of the street which we had to walk pass every time we left the appartment and every time we did were jaunted at by the men outside. They made rude and sexists remarks to my friend and myself which left us very upset and scared to leave the appartment at night. I am only glad that I didn't take my children to this appartment to be exposed to this. We were not made aware of this on booking and feel we should have been. It felt like we were staying in the red light district! This has been my only holiday this year and i have been saving up for a long time to go and I am very disappointed. Your comments would be appreciated. Regards

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
1
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Stay in central Edinburgh unless you want to take taxis everywhere!

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