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The Chester Residence
Ranked #1 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good but not for everyone.”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

The Chester Residence is in a very attractive quiet neighborhood but an easy walk to to sights. The buildings and apartments are lovely and very comfortably furnished. I really wished that the bedrooms were a bit bigger. There was just enough room to walk around the beds and no closet just an armoire that was not an adequate substitute. Considering that this is in a vacation apartment where some people must spend extended stays that is quite a flaw. The living space and kitchen were stunning.
As comfortable as the surroundings were I was not wowed by the service. There was nothing wrong but there was nothing exceptional either.
If I had it to do over again I would not splurge on the Chester for a short touristy stay but if I was going to spend a week or more or needed a place to be able to spend time and be comfortable it is perfect.

Room Tip: These are Georgian Townhouses with no elevators so choose accordingly.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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ChesterResidenceRory, General Manager at The Chester Residence, responded to this review, 14 September 2011
Dear guest !
Thank you for your high scoring review !
I thought I would respond to let other guests know that we have various room types,
all with different bedroom sizes , our bedrooms are all bigger than any standard hotel room and if course all our apartments come with a living room , kitchen etc , so our bedrooms really are for sleeping !

I note you thought nothing was wrong with the service you received but that you thought it nothing special - At The Chester Residence , we like to think we are available for guest needs when requested and disappear when not !

Kind regards
Rory MacAleece
GM
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

Having never written a review before i felt compelled as this is such a better alternative to an Hotel. We stayed in the Penthouse of number 7 and it was like a home from home and very nice to work from. Every person working for The Chester Residence was incredibley warming, polite and simply couldn't do enough for you, it was a lovely welcome to Edinburgh, thank you.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Easily the best place I’ve stayed in the UK. Luxurious accommodation, outstanding staff, wonderful location. If you want to treat yourself, stay at the Chester Residence.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

Just back from a lovely weekend in Edinburgh with my better half.

We stayed here for 2 nights and can't praise the staff enough, the luxurious surroundings were only bettered by the attentive staff. Ian was kind enough to supply me with replacement contact lenses at 2am after I forgot to pack mine and the complimentary champagne was also very welcome.
We have already booked for next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

We spent several nights here during the festival
It's a very quiet location, with no street noise (at least during our stay)
The apartment was luxurious, comfortable and very clean. For anyone wanting to cook, it's fully equipped. In our case, we used the toaster and the Nespresso machine.
All staff were extremely helpful
The first tip I'd give is to make sure you pre-book parking, as the available spaces are limited and a short distance away. The hotel will park and collect the car though - thanks Neil and Ian!
Second tip is that the Scottish Museum of Modern Art (split across 2 sites) is 5 minutes walk away - and the cafes there have great food and are great value.
Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Definitely the best hotel appartment I have ever stayed in.( 7/4) Beautifully designed and equipped and spotlessly clean.
The amount of space for just the two of us was luxurious.
The staff were excellent - cheerful and willing to help with anything we required and we had the most brilliant breakfast - a huge bowl of exotic fruit piled high and a wonderful bowl of yoghurt drizzled with honey and sprinkled with dried fruit and nuts! -perfect!
We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Apartment 7/4 was great and we also saw the basement one below which our friends were in - also amaz...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

The price was high but for a one night stay it offered everything and more. Breakfast was already in the fridge waiting for us; bread, butter, jam, cereals and eggs in a fully equipped kitchen. The bedroom was luxurious and all kitted out with all our desires. The lounge overlooked our own private garden.
Our only upset was that our daughter's trundle bed was awful and had to be replaced as it was collapsing and was still a poor nights sleep for her. Would be netter if they had a sofa bed instead.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: The Chester Residence
Address: 6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Romantic 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 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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