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The Edinburgh Residence
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Elgin, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Stayed for the second time and enjoyed it equally as much as first. Beautiful spacious suite and bathroom. Had a good nights sleep on cosy comfortable bed. Very peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Easy walk to shops.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Celia H, General Manager at The Edinburgh Residence, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Winnie N,

Reading your review has provided a great start to our week! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recommendation.

We are delighted that your second visit with us was as good as your first and we look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit, hopefully soon.

Best Wishes,

Celia Hague
Resort Manager
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My partner and I had a wonderful stay at the Edinburgh residence for our engagment. The staff were so friendly and helpful and upgraded our suite on arrival. We were in a townhouse suite...it was huge and very comfortable. Breakfast in the room is a lovely touch and we will definately stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Celia H, General Manager at The Edinburgh Residence, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Dear beth c,

Congratulations on your engagement beth c. We are delighted you chose to celebrate this with a stay at the five star Edinburgh Residence and that we lived up to expectations.

As you explained in your review, our cooked to order breakfasts are served in the comfort of your own Suite – so you can relax in the dressing gown and slippers provided and take your time over breakfast just like you would at home.

Thank you for your great feedback on the friendly and helpful service you received from our team, I will pass this onto them.

Wonderful to hear that you hope to return to The Edinburgh Residence again in the future, we look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm Regards,


Celia Hague
Resort Manager
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Spent a November week here - our first visit to the Edinburgh Residence. As a timeshare experience my wife and I were suitably impressed even though we were allocated a basement room (this was very conveniently located next to the alternative exit). The residence was comfortable, warm and very convenient for the city centre. We did not try the in-house catering but would imagine that this was of the same quality as the accommodation.
We would definitely like to make a return visit.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Celia H, General Manager at The Edinburgh Residence, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Dear Alistair M,

Many thanks for writing such a lovely review of The Edinburgh Residence. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us.

The Edinburgh Residence is housed over three Georgian Town Houses, in Edinburgh’s New Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The property has retained a number of delightful period features such as wood panelling, ornate cornicing and grand staircases. Added to this, we are ideally located on a peaceful street, yet also only a short walk to the city’s main tourist attractions.

We are glad to hear you hope to visit us again in the future – we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best Wishes,

Celia Hague
Resort Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very comfortable and traditional. My suite was a large room with a large bathroom and a great view. It was nicely decorated and had everything needed. The service was very good. The hotel is close enough to most tourists and business parts of the city centre to be a pleasant walk away and yet it is quiet and has parking. I travel to Edinburgh a lot and have stayed in many of the hotels, this may be the best one.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Celia H, General Manager at The Edinburgh Residence, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Jonsjourneys,

It has been a pleasure to read your review of your recent stay at The Edinburgh Residence and to be described as “may be the best” hotel in Edinburgh is truly wonderful.

As you highlighted in your review, our suites contain everything you need, including Nespresso machine, kettle, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary The White Company toiletries and more. We are ideally located, a short walk away from Princes Street and the main tourist attractions, yet also peacefully situated with magnificant views over the Dean Village.

We hope you will choose to return to The Edinburgh Residence and look forward to offering you a warm welcome back.

Kind Regards,

Celia Hague
Resort Manager
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Went for some bureaucratic business to Edinburgh and took advantage of this to plan a wee trip with my husband. I chose the Edinburgh residence as it was very close to the place I had to go to, but honestly if I had to go back to Edinburgh, I'd stay there even if I had to do business in the other part of the city!!!
The suite was very comfortable, super-luxury and beautifully furnished. The bathroom was beautiful and we had both a walk-in shower and a jacuzzi bath... sooo relaxing!
The bed was comfortable and cosy and all rooms have room service included in the price for your breakfast, which is delicious, too.
Did not have time to try out the restaurant due to a stomach bug, but it will definitely be for the next time!

Room Tip: Any room at all is great
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Celia H, General Manager at The Edinburgh Residence, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear NicoleGalenKatt,

What a wonderful review NicoleGalenKatt! Delighted you had a comfortable stay with us at The Edinburgh Residence and enjoyed our luxuriously furnished and spacious suites. All our suites are individual in decoration and design, making us slightly different from your standard hotel. And for that added level of luxury, we serve your cooked to order Breakfast in the comfort of your own Suite, meaning you can relax in your dressing gown and slippers, read the newspapers and take your time over breakfast.

We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Edinburgh Residence when you are back in Edinburgh in the future.

Best Wishes,

Celia Hague
Resort Manager
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great spot while visiting Edinburgh, in easy reach of all the things to see and do. Hotel itself, was very clean, with spacious bedroom, with enormous bathroom, all very grand. I found the staff to be very helpful, they pointed us it some good directions for excellent eating places. Hotel food was very good, we just ate here one night.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Celia H, General Manager at The Edinburgh Residence, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Dear Sarah Jayne P,

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us at The Edinburgh Residence and found our central, yet peaceful location the ideal base for discovering Edinburgh.

Spread over three Victorian Town Houses, featuring many original period features such as majestic wood panelling and beautiful corniced ceilings, The Edinburgh Residence promotes an air of grand elegance. As you stated in your review, our Suites and en suite bathrooms are very spacious and larger than your average hotel room, ensuring you have plenty of space to relax during your stay in Edinburgh.

We are pleased to read your comments regarding the friendly service you received from our team and the helpful recommendations they provided. Our team are always happy to provide information and tips to ensure your stay in Edinburgh and at The Edinburgh Residence is truly memorable.

Thank you Sarah Jayne P for taking the time to share your experience at The Edinburgh Residence on TripAdvisor. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

With Kind Regards,

Celia Hague
Resort Manager
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stunning views over Dean Village and a huge bed sitting room The bathroom alone is bigger than most peoples bedrooms Parking is so convenient at the rear of The Residence. Suite 20 as mentioned by another guest is in need of an upgrade. It is in a state of faded grandeur. Our sleep quality was disturbed by the crockery rattling noises from the corridor and very heavy footed guests in suite 26 above us- the latter problem of course was not the fault of the Residence.
However the staff are fantastic - polite, helpful and really friendly. Deborah the office manager cannot do enough to assist when making a booking.and chats freely to guests when not in her office.
The Residence is is close to all Edinburgh has to offer and coming' home' to the comfort of The Residence at the end of a hard days sight seeing is like stepping into a pair of soft slippers .

Room Tip: Give this suite and 26 a miss as the bed heads are on the wall backing onto a corridor and therefor...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Celia H, General Manager at The Edinburgh Residence, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Dear mrsdancingqueen,

Thank you very much for your recommendation on TripAdivsor. It is truly wonderful to hear The Edinburgh Residence described as “home” and akin to “stepping into a pair of soft slippers”.

As you highlighted in your review, unlike most city centre hotels, The Edinburgh Residence offers free onsite parking for our guests – we will even park your car for you, so you can start to relax as soon as you arrive.

Thank you for your comments regarding the presentation of suite 20, one of our most popular suites with spectacular views over Dean Village and beyond. We are committed to maintaining our high standards of decoration and presentation and as such have an ongoing refurbishment programme in place. This year we have redecorated the Drawing Room, all stairwells and hallways, the reception area and entrance lobby and we will be redecorating the Morning Room (our dining room) before the end of the year.

We much appreciate your comments regarding the friendly service you received from all members of our team, and in particular Deborah – we believe a warm welcome and friendly smile goes a long way to ensuring our guests feel “at home” at The Edinburgh Residence. I will pass your comments onto them

Many thanks again for taking the time to share your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Edinburgh Residence.

Best Wishes,

Celia Hague
Resort Manager
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Additional Information about The Edinburgh Residence

Address: 7 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Edinburgh Residence 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Edinburgh Residence is a collection of 29 elegant, 5-star hotel suites through three adjoining Victorian houses in the West End of Edinburgh. Categorized as 'Classic,' 'Grand' and 'Town House,' the 5-star suites are more like apartments, with magnificent proportions that really allow you to spread out and make yourself at home. In some, the sitting rooms are adjoining, and in others they are self-contained. ... more   less 
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