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The Chester Residence

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL, Scotland (West End)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, Hants
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband booked this hotel as a surprise first anniversary getaway and it certainly proved to be the perfect place for a romantic retreat. He had pre-booked a transfer directly through the hotel and we were greeted at the airport by the friendly and informative Paul. We arrived at the beautiful buildings in which the Chester Residence is situated and... More

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought that I had found a great "luxury" apartment for my stay in Edinburgh during the Fringe. Boy, was luxury the last thing we found in these apartments! We arrived on a surprisingly warm day in the city, climbed four flights of stairs to an apartment with no A/C. We had to sleep with all of the windows open... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Chester Residence for one night during the fringe. We were bowled over by our one bedroom suite, absolutely massive, so tasteful and well appointed. The staff are wonderful, extremely friendly and helpful. Our only complaint was that we had to leave and so we are planning our next visit with our kids for... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed for a week the first week of August. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment around the corner from the reception area. It was up four flights of stairs (no lift). Upon entering the unit, the carpets were stained throughout the unit, the furniture was old and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My only regret after staying at the Chester residence was that as it was for the festival we barely spent any time in the apartment, leaving each morning and returning in the early hours of the next morning. So all I can comment is the fact that the apartments are huge with lovely amenities and the beds are very comfortable.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chester Residence is a bit like "Skene House Aberdeen meets the...". Whereas Skene House comprises short=term rental apartments in old Aberdeen tenement buildings, Chester Residence comprises short-term rental apartments in Edinburgh New Town's up-market town-houses. And whilst Skene House contains the basic necessities and a few frills, Chester Residence has frills galour. Far more frills than are necessary, to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am off to The Chester Residence again tomorrow for a couple of nights and I always make this wonderful hotel my base when in Edinburgh. I only wish i was in this city more often so that I could stay more !! The rooms and apartments are truly superb, as is the service. It's like a home away from... More

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Woodside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually when my wife and I visit a city like Edinburgh, I look for a very nice hotel, but with the reviews and value for The Chester Residence it seemed worth taking a chance. I am so glad we did. The Chester Residence is an intimate apartment complex located in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet a pleasant 10 minute walk... More

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking to take my wife away for a night and noticed that this place was number 1 in Edinburgh. I had a look at the photos and decided my searching was over - this was the place! What a great decision that was as the apartment we had was fantastic. We stayed in the 'Penthouse suite' which was... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were really lucky to use this hotel during our visit to Edinburgh festival 2014, the location is great, the team are helpful and so friendly… finally the quality of the rooms are perfect. excellent choice don't miss it :)

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Address: 6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Chester Residence 5*
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The Chester Residence (voted Scottish Hotel of the year at the Scottish Hotel 2012 awards) is a collection of 5 Georgian townhouses set in the stunning west end of Edinburgh. These chic 5 star (Scottish Tourist Board rated) designer suites blend seamlessly with attention to detail and a level of personalized service that ensures guests enjoy the highest standards, synonymous with The Chester Residence. Each suite is an oasis of tranquility, offering spacious, individually designed suites with all the benefits of a luxury hotel. The latest in room technology is provided including, direct-dial telephone, voice mail, wide-screen multi-channel TV, DVD, CD player and iPod docking stations. ... more   less 
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