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The Edinburgh Residence
Ranked #65 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 October 2010

My wife and I had a midweek break in the residence in October. We have stayed there before and love the location and the ambiance of the place. However we were a bit disappointed this time with a few things. As we arrived earlier than check in time we registered and went for a walk. Upon returning we were handed the room keys and a vague description of how to find the room, After a good few minutes getting lost in the many corriders we found our suite in the bowels of the place . Then it was a trek back up to reception on the second floor back outside and down another two flights of stairs to the car park to collect our bags before retracing our steps with our luggage back to the room, Disapointing that no assitance or guidance was offered . The room itself was lovely but again a few touches let it down. e.g loose wall paper,loose floor tiles in the bathroom , the toilet seat about to fall off and the bed just had the sheets pulled up on the second night and not made up properly. In isolation these are minor issues but would not have happened on our previous visits. We will still return again but if the residence wants to retain its 5 star ratings it will have to address the falings standards

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

I read the reviews before I booked our time share. They were bang on. The hotel is beautifully decorated, spacious and centrally located. It’s a fifteen minute walk from the Royal Mile. Located in Center Town, it's considered a posh neighborhood. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My one complaint concerns the phone call I made to the hotel prior to leaving. I called to confirm a microwave and tea service in every room and was told our room didn’t have one. EVERY room has one. The hotel restaurant was expensive but for the neighborhood probably average. I would without a doubt return. The staff alone made our stay.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

Close to Haymarket Station in a quiet square, a very comfortable traditional hotel. Helpful, discreet service, excellent full Scottish breakfast. Small dining room serving good food for those eating in. Ten minute walk to Princess Street. We had a mid-range room with huge sitting room, on the ground floor.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SuzygirlMacclesfield
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

I booked the Edinburgh Residence via Late rooms at a reduced rate and when I saw that we had been allocated a smaller room in the basement with no separate living area felt that this was to be expected.
The room however was still large, comfortable and spotlessly clean.On the negative side the wash basin in the otherwise large and well appointed bathroom was ridiculously small.
The Hotel is only a ten minute walk from Princes Street and is at the end of a large georgian terrace in a nice quiet area of the town.
We didnt use the resturaunt however breakfast which is delivered to the room was nice particularly the cooked Scottish breakfast.Omlettes and haddock and poached eggs etc are also available but are not of the same quality.
One negative with our room, which was the only one in the basement, is that it is near the kitchen/staff area and as such can be a bit noisey from 6 am onwards.
This however did not spoil an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank WallyC
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Reviewed 25 September 2010

We stayed here for 1 night in September.

Huge room with separate living area with dining table & lounges. Huge bathroom.
Room service dinner from restaurant was good, as was the breakfast.

Location OK, we had a car so we were able to drive around to the sights which was good, especially if the weather is ordinary.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

My family and I wound up here after our reservation at this property's sister location (the Bonham) got a bit mangled. The rooms are huge; we decided to just have all four of stay in one room to get a little more intimacy in our family vacation. We fit without difficulty. Breakfast was served in the rooms and was excellent. The staff was great, especially Max. Help accommodating late and slightly frustrated arrivals, setting us up and making sure everything was to our liking. I would definitely return and recommend it to a friend.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank montgomerygrimes
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

Stayed here with my boyfriend for 2 nights in the Classic Suite. Beautiful room even with decor something out of the 70s. Very spacious room with sitting and dining area and large flat TV. Private door leading to the street in a quite charming and upmarket area. 15mins or so walk to centre. The bathroom was very modern and had about the best power shower I've ever used. Also had a jacuzzi. Service was polite and discreet. The only downside was breakfast: chewy bread, not-freshly squeezed orange juice, filter coffee (!) and I simply couldn't eat the cheese. For anyone used to continental bread and cheese, the breakfast servings were abysmal. On the plus side, muesli and fruit salad were good and you do get served in your bedroom which is fab. Did not eat lunch or dinner here so can't comment.

But guys, for the room prices you charge please invest in a decent coffee machine and serve espressos - charge a small premium if you need to. If breakfast had been superb, I would have given 5 stars.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank d3mola
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Address: 7 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#36 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £103 - £282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Edinburgh Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 29
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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