Best Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland

I first fell in love with The Knight Residence a decade ago.  The free parking lot and the convenient location was my initial reason for choosing this upscale hotel (walking distance to the Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, and Princes Street), but the style, amenities, comfort, and top-notch customer service kept me coming back whenever I was in Scotland.

See what I mean by watching this 2 minute video (you’ll love the accents):

If you want to watch a more in-depth video about The Knight Residence and the amazing city of Edinburgh, please check out this video:

One thing that originally excited me about The Knight Residence, is that I wasn’t staying in a hotel room, but in a 5 star apartment.

Whether you stay in a 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, or 3 bedroom apartment your guest suite will come with a kitchen and living room, which really makes you feel at home. It’s also nice to be able to save some money by cooking some of your own meals!

Or you can have some really great Indian food delivered to your room, and sit at the dining table as a family. Ask Colin Stone, The Knight Residence manager, for some excellent restaurants in the area.

I’m really big on staying in hotels that have stylish decor, so The Knight Residence exceeded that need. You’ll only find the highest quality furniture and bedding in these rooms.

Everywhere you look, you’ll notice little details that The Knight Residence thought of to provide you with a satisfied stay. I mean, come on, how many hotels provide you with DVD players, CD players, and free movie rentals? Very few.

Our apartment even came with a washer/dryer, so we could give our clothes a washing before heading to the highlands.

Whether you’re planning a quick business trip to Edinburgh, a honeymoon to see the Edinburgh Festival, or a family trip around Scotland, definitely stay in The Knight Residence, one of my absolute favorite hotels in Scotland!


If you missed it, check out part 1, part 2, and part 3 of my article about Scotland: “15 Amazing Scottish Destinations.”


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This $700 Giveaway is for two amazing nights at The Knight Residence in Edinburgh, Scotland (1 bedroom apartment).  The more entries you complete below, the better your chances are of winning!

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***Contest ends July 15th @ 11:59 pm EST & will be announced right here within 24 hours. Winner chosen via Winner must claim their prize by July 18th, or a runner-up will be announced. You must be 18 years old to win, but can live anywhere!

***UPDATE (7/16/2011):  TC has claimed his prize. Have fun in Scotland TC!!!

***UPDATE (7/16/2011): And the winner is: comment #3, TC. TC must claim his prize by July 18th, or a runner-up will be announced. (Comment #3 was randomly generated on


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    Heather M. says:

    I love that they have activities for families, like the Knight Bear and stroller rentals –

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    I love that they have full kitchens and a washer/dryer setup in each room – amazing!

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    Matthew Fishman says:

    I definitely love the location. I’m a huge foodie — super passionate about going out to eat and cooking. Seeing that its close to a lot of restaurants of different cuisines is perfect. I also think the amenities seem awesome and very apartment-like compared to your average standard issue hotel.

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    There is so much to love about this hotel. It’s in a great location which is my most important criteria when selecting a hotel for vacation. I also love that there is a combined washing machine and tumble dryer so I can do my laundry from the comfort of my room and won’t have to carry any dirty laundry with me back home.

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    The look and feel of the rooms is outstanding. You couldn’t find this in any hotel. Especially the Superior rooms: We go to Edinburgh all the time, and this will be out next stay.

    Just signed up as a subscriber. look forward to the next “like.”

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    Cybelle Oliveira says:

    I like to be able to hire PC with colour printer or laptop PC available for the apartment

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    I’d be happy to follow you on GFC, but cannot find it on your sidebar!

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    I subscribe and I like the daily maid service

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    monica dominguez perez says:

    Never been as a guest,yet have to say love the whole thing.Amazing work.

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    I’m a subscriber
    I like the modern feel of the rooms!! classy colors and clean look!

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    dianag99217 says:

    Love the location, and the high end finishes. Just fantastic!

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    I am a subscriber. I love the location, I’ve always wanted to visit scotland!! The hotel looks amazing!! Love the rooms.

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    I like the services they offer!
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    I’ve shared the contest on Facebook as well!

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    And I’ve given you a permanent link on my blog-

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    Hey Josh, I wish I had those kitchen cabniets in my own kitchen!

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    David Gossett says:

    I love the breakfasts! Would love to take my wife here!

    Thank you for this chance!

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    Andrea Barnhart says:

    I love the proximity to the theaters! This looks like a great place to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

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    Andrea Barnhart says:

    I “Like” The Knight Residence” on Facebook!

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    I love the breakfasts!

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    Awesome! I officially claim this prize – thanks so much! We recently got 100,000 mile promotion with the British Airways credit card so we should be able to get to Scotland for very little $$. Thanks again!

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