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The Chester Residence
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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5 reviews
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“Surpassed everything we had imagined!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

My partner and I just spent a lovely 7day 6 night stay at the chester residences from 29th september 2011 to 5th october 2011.
Right from the start we entered the premises, we were won over. After a looong 14hr flight from singapore, we were greeted pleasantly by Neil and everyone. Granted the room was not ready in the wee hrs we arrived, but everyone made it a point to ensure our arrival and check in was as smooth as it can be. We were cheerfully given a tour of the place (oh my! diet cokes galore! and the longue...!!) and were almost in awe when shown our room 9/2. It was even more amazing than what was shown on the website!
Deco was modern, appliances top notch, and I spent much time just fiddling round in the kitchen, and ala-bachelor pad living room! Views from the living room was needless to say, breathtaking (we were on the 2nd floor)
Service was extremely personal, and far exceeded our expectations; it was even better than most 5-6 star hotels we've stayed in, and considering how frequent we travel, that says a lot! We will never hesistate to stay here again should we travel to Edinburgh once more.
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for making my partner's 30th such a memorable one!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

The rooms are excellent. They are tasteful, modern and have everything you need and want. The service was exceptional and I was greeted with a smile. This is everything a five star hotel should be. Stay in this hotel in Edinburgh and definately stay for more than one night.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

My wife and I stayed here for a few nights this October and had a wonderful time - the service was great, the staff friendly and helpful, and the location was ideal for us (a few minutes from Princes street, a short walk if you're able, and a leisurely 30-minute walk to the castle). While there's a great deal of construction on Princes to build the controversial new trams, making taxi rides and driving a little more complicated, it doesn't take away from this gorgeous city. We chose the Chester Residence based on the ranking from TripAdvisor, so we came expecting something special, and we were not disappointed! The apartment we had on Chester street was very large, the ceilings high, we had a kitchen, private garden and large living room with a sky-light, and furnishings chosen by a keen eye. Literally the only thing I could find wrong with the place, if anything, would be that the plumbing in the en-suite bathroom was a little noisy and the tub would fill a little when flushing the toilet, but considering the age of the building, and the fact that our apartment was lower than street level (but with a great amount of light), it's a very minor issue - we've experienced worse, noisier plumbing in other hotels in the UK. Overall, we found the Chester Residence to be a fantastic experience that is made near-perfect by the accommodating staff - we recommend it wholeheartedly!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Our LARGE serviced apartment in a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse featured a huge high ceilinged sitting room, an equally large bedroom with king bed and comfortable chairs which could be turned to face lovely private gardens, two bathrooms and a well equipped eat in kitchen. We were a five minute walk from the New Town and about a fifteen minute walk from the Old Town. Local buses on nearby Queensferry Street will take you to virtually any place in and around Edinburgh. The Chester is in the West End which is quiet but close to everthing. there are many fine restaurants nearby - or you can eat in and then curl up in front of the warming fireplace.
Caring staff answered all questions and responded to any requests. Our stay was a joy!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

My boyfriend arranged a trip to Edinburgh and a stay at The Chester Residence for my 30th birthday. We only had one night but it was so amazing that i cannot wait to come back.

We stayed in a luxurious penthouse apartment and although all of it was extremely well decorated I could have stayed the whole time in the bathroom with the tv & waterproof remote.

The staff at the hotel were so friendly and accomodating bringing a glass of champagne to our room in the early evening and inviting us to the bar for drinks. The staff chatted to us and were friendly and knowledgable without being intrusive on our evening.

I could not recommend this hotel highly enough and am definitely going to consider it my home from home next time we make it to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

I recently booked a suite for a city break, The quality and level of facilities are the best I have ever encountered in the UK or abroad. The appartment we booked; "9/2" is large, very comfortable and quiet. The staff were very helpfull and provided a personal service, which I have not experienced elsewhere. They were friendly and eager to assist, the consierge; Neil, was forward thinking and proactive, a credt to the establishment. I would recommend anyone looking for high standard accomodation to look at the Chester Residence. We had a great stay there and had will definately return.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

This is absolutely exceptional hotel.
The atmosphere, friendly stuff, quality of service, quality of the room.
If i ever go to Edinburgh again 100% will visit this hotel again.
I would like to thank from once again.
With all the best regards
Mr Loria

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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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 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Luxury 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, direct-dial telephone, voice mail, wide-screen multi-channel TV, DVD, CD player and iPod docking stations. ... more   less 
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