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The Chester Residence
Ranked #1 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
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“Best apartments ive stayed at by far!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is the second time i have stayed at the chester residence. Once in the owners residence which was amazing with a large jacquzzi tub and a cinema room which was perfect for my boyfriends birthday night away! I have just returned from a night in the 'grand' apartment and this was equally as amazing! It met all my expectations and more, we werent originally booked for this apartment we got a free upgrade so had full sky channels, the staff couldnt have been more helpful and i will definately be returning here in the future!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

We stayed at the Chester Residence in September 2013.

From the time we arrived we couldn`t have been happier to have selected the Chester residence for our stay in Scotland. The first 2 staff that received us (one a South African and the other half Scottish, half Australian) were both super friendly and helpful. At the reception again, the staff were super friendly and very professional.

The apartment was impeccable with great views of the Sunset in the afternoon! We almost didn`t want to go out but it was our first time in Scotland and you cannot stay inside all day in a place like Edinburgh!

After a long day of exploring gorgeous Edinburgh, we felt inspired so when we were back at night, we decided to go to the Chester Residence reception and get a DVD of Brave Heart... we could not get the DVD player to work but nothing was was too hard for the friendly staff of the Chester Residence. They did not give up until they got our DVD working and we even got extra local travel tips from them : )

Our experience couldn`t have been better to the point that we really wished we had stayed for longer. It was sad to leave but we hope to be back some day!

Stunning place, excellence in customer service, best place in Scotland for sure!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

I have been to the Chester Residence now 3 times, and I would still definitely go back. The first time I went they stocked the fridge with eggs, bread, etc. for breakfast, supplied water as well as milk for tea/coffee etc. The second time, there was less, and this last time, everything was a la carte, if you wanted breakfast in, you needed to shop at the Sainsbury's, order room service for a fee or go out. Also, this last time, the bed really needed to be replaced, there was a sag in the middle and you could feel the support underneath. Aside from the deferred maintenance, and the reduced services, the Chester Residence always offers, professional, friendly, courteous service, impeccably clean rooms, great location, wonderfully outfitted lounge rooms, and kitchens, and easy access to everything. I would stay again in a moment, but hope they keep up with replacing mattresses as they start to go.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Beautiful, stylish hotel apartments surrounded by historic terraces only a short walk from the city centre.

You won't want to leave once you're cosily seated by the fire place in these gorgeous spacious apartments. The service and level of facilities is excellent.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Had a wonderful stay at the Chester Residence -- and it started the day I made the reservation several months in advance when we received a personalized email from the property thanking me for the reservation (and noting the reason for our trip). The staff absolutely bends over backwards for their guests. The rooms are stylish and impeccable.

The one drawback we had... we loved the room so much that we decided to stay in one night instead of exploring the city.

Wish their were more dining options, but it's a small tradeoff for such a fantastic place.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We recently spent three nights in a luxury one bed apartment at The Chester Residence.. Absolutely brilliant apartment with very high quality stylish fittings and furniture and really everything you could need for a very luxurious stay.It is definitely five-star living here!
The location is great - only a short very pleasant walk into the centre through streets of elegant Georgian houses. It is situated in a quiet, safe area but still near restaurants, bars etc.
The staff are superb, with nothing being too much trouble for them.They are totally professional but also really friendly and warm with guests.
We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who enjoys a taste of luxury in a gorgeous old building, and we certainly hope to return for another stay at some time.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Really great time, staff really friendly and helpful.
The apartment we stayed in was great two bathrooms and a kitchen.
Very clean and looked amazing but just a few things that once you settled in you noticed.
Toilet seat in main bathroom loose and wobbly and in the other bathroom the toilet button was missing so hard to flush.

The in room information was I think for all rooms as it stated about surround sound in all rooms etc and we did not have this.

But these are very small critism's on the whole a very good stay!

Will be back!

Normally I would say to the hotel about the problems but it was a very busy time with a wedding.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Chester Residence
Address: 6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL, Scotland
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, 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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