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“Couldn't have been more perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Hayden Lake, ID
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“Couldn't have been more perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

For our first few nights in Scotland we wanted a quiet place to stay and recover from jet lag, and this place proved to far exceed our expectations. It was like a beautiful apartment, with a full kitchen and an enormous living room. We could have held a cocktail party for a couple of dozen people! The Nespresso coffee maker made wonderful coffee, and we had the option of ordering a simple breakfast in the room. Being in a "listed" building (225 years old) there was no elevator, but the staff carried our bags, and we didn't mind the stairs. It was actually a short walk to the center of town, and an even shorter walk to a nice selection of restaurants.
If I ever return to Edinburgh, I will definitely seek this one out again, and will recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I can't say enough good things about the place, people and location. Highly recommend. Use hot water sparingly with family of 5 and WIFI a bit slow. Even with that, marvelous! We stayed in two bedroom ground level unit with garden. It was just beautiful!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great location in the heart of Edinburgh's West End, these apartments are spacious, bright and beautifully appointed. The decor and furniture are first class giving the apartments a very high end feel
Although just there for a very short stay, would definitely go back and have no hesitation in awarding five stars

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

One of the best choices we made during our trip to the UK/Ireland this year was to spend time in Scotland, which is breathtakingly beautiful, and to stay at the Chester Residence. We had a beautiful apartment in a fabulous location. Our only disappointment was the quality of the bed was poor - and not in sync with the rest of the apartment. A fabulous bathroom, living room and kitchen with a terrific view made our stay lovely. We recommend, however, that they upgrade to add box springs under their mattresses to make the apartment complete. A definite recommendation... unless you have a bad back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is what dreams are made of. So if you fancy an incredible holiday in an amazing city then Chester is where you should stay.
Thank you Chester.

Note: Get Paul King, their tour guide to regale you with Scottish history. Paul completes the perfect picture.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is our second stay here-again fantastic-the staff could not be more helpful.
Our apartment each time have both been 5star.
highly recommend who ever reads my review to book and try them out.
i wish they had some more venues around the UK-London would be great!!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a lovely, spacious, serviced apartment with all modern appointments and facilities, with the exception of washing and drying equipment. The third bathroom could have easily accommodated these appliances. As it turned out, our washing and drying (at additional cost), and that of others, was done in the room next door until late at night, every night. Suitable parking is too far away.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#2 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Chester Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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