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The Chester Residence
Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Wonderful retreat from home. Beautiful old refurbished apartments. Great welcoming kilted staff. Complementary pre dinner drinks in the bar. Resturant booked for us and transport arranged, nothing too much trouble. We walked into the centre of the city in 10 minutes.

Room Tip: All rooms cover the whole floor of the apartments. We did not experience any noise and it was a bank...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed for four nights and enjoyed our spacious apartment very much. Everything is very stylish and of finest quality. What's missing, though, is a little personal touch here and there. Front desk staff are very helpful and efficient but they didn't really make us feel "at home". They obviously don't go with the one face to the customer-approach at this place - but on the other hand, who needs it when the rooms speek for themselves?

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Would choose it again when returning to Edinburgh. Nice units in a residencial neighbourhood, walknig distance from many atractions. Old apartments completely refurbished. No lift, higher apartments are in 2nd floor (3rd for american standards).

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Exactly as advertised. The photos show quite accurate depictions of the rooms. Superb staff and a decent location. We walked everywhere easily throughout our stay often using the restaurants recommend in the book we received on check in.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband I stayed here for our final leg of a ten day trip. I can't speak highly enough about the apartment. It was huge and beautiful. (Building nine, apt. two) The master bedroom looked out to a courtyard. What you see in pictures for this residence is what you get! One of the nicest rooms I have ever stayed in!! The residences definitely have an apartment feel to them so if you prefer to be more secluded vs around other people this is a great place. There is a bar area in the main lobby if you are looking to socialize with other guests staying I the residences.

We walked daily from the apartments into the town center because we enjoy the exercise, however the residences are not in the town center if that is something you are looking for in your stay.

Our only hiccup was upon checkout we called the front desk and asked if we could extend out checkout an extra hour (mostly because we wanted to get in a longer run before we left for an 8 hr flight). My husband was told we would be charged 50 pounds per hour to extend our stay. We looked in the hotel book and it said this policy applied after 1:00 (we were looking for an extended checkout until 12). We understand that the residences our big and cleaning takes longer, but there should be some exceptions especially when you are paying a premium to stay here.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at The Chester Residence. It was a trip down memory lane for me as I used to live in Chester St when I was a student at the University of Edinburgh. The staff were charming, helpful and attentive, taking us round to the Chester Street annexe where we were shown into the most fabulous, luxurious apartment. The decor is exquisite and the whole atmosphere is very peaceful and calming. just what I needed. I didn't want to leave! Although we were only there for one night, it felt like a real break. Very special.

Room Tip: Loved 9/2 where we stayed.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This has to be not only the Best accommodation in all of the UK but also the best value. A suite of rooms, absolutely sublime comfort, wonderful staff (nothing is too much trouble especially when you consider the accommodation consists of four residences!) , centrally located; just exceptional.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#2 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $178 - $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Chester Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chester Residence 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, Sky TV, Blu-ray DVD player. As our beautiful townhouses are listed, there is no elevator in them, but our Concierge will be happy to help with your luggage. ... more   less 
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