A three night family trip to Edinburgh offered the opportunity to see whether all the rave reviews of the Chester could be right. Well, they were: our basement apartment really wanted for nothing – many families live in spaces much smaller than this! And the staff are a model of friendly efficiency too. It wasn’t even expensive - effectively £110 per bedroom per night for a midweek stay. (It's more expensive at weekends, I think).
Quibbles? Largely about technology. The apartment was at the bottom of steep stone stairs which – presumably owing to a fault - were unlit, which is simply dangerous. And have they ever heard of the environment? I find it infuriating to enter an apartment which has been left with ALL FOUR televisions (yes, four) switched on, as well as all the lights, as well as the overwhelming under-floor heating. This is presumably intended to show what a technological wonderland you've entered, but the effect is just rather vulgar and overwhelming. And it’s certainly not ‘best practice’.
But everything else about the place was pretty much beyond reproach.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Chester Residence Hotel Edinburgh
- Chester Residence Edinburgh
- Chester Residence Hotel Edinburgh
- The Chester Residence Edinburgh, Scotland