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The Chester Residence
Ranked #1 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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“One of the best small hotels in the UK”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

So this hotel already has a lot going for it being situated in one of the world's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh. But it's then located in one of the most beautiful areas of the city. Found in rows of stunning Georgian town houses in the West End, the location is perfect, just far enough away that you feel you are in an oasis but still close enough to be in walking distance of the major attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

Your rooms are multi-room masterpieces. Particularly roomy for the UK, separate bedrooms, comfortable living areas with a well stocked kitchen. The bathroom was huge and luxurious, sleek showers, huge tubs it was a personal spa.

We had stunning views too, we could see the castle as we were on the top floor. There's no elevators of course being historic properties so if you don't like the hike be sure to request a lower floor, but I assume your view might be sacrificed a little, you probably also get higher ceilings too. Of note here is the fantastic staff who will gladly cart up your luggage.

Having a kitchen was a plus, the front desk was extremely helpful pointing out several conveniently located grocery stores. We were able to make several great meals in our suite.

There were so many nice extra touches with this hotel, they had an extensive free DVD library for example, for your well put together entertainment system back in your suite.

I didn't think a hotel could make Edinburgh even more impressive, but this place did. Don't even waste your time thinking about staying somewhere else. Wonderful.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This place just rocks! My son and I were in the UK for his spring break and we spent 3 nights in Edinburgh. Lovely room, but it was really the staff and the little touches that just added up. We had as much or as little service as we wanted and everything just worked. The staff was superb. I will never stay anywhere else in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

My daughter and her boyfriend have just treated me to a stay at the Chester Residence. Wow! This place is utterly brilliant. From the superb decor to the incredibly helpful staff I could not in all my experience of hotels find one to rival it.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We experienced excellent service and had a lovely, luxurious stay at the Chester in Edinburgh. We had booked a slightly upgraded flat and it was HUGE and comfortable. We had dinner there one night, as well as the great welcome snacks for lunch and breakfast throughout our 3 night stay. I ended up coming down with a bad cold during our stay, and having the comfort and space provided at the Chester was very helpful. Finally, they helped us book a taxi (the driver was particularly friendly and nice) back to the airport on the very early morning we had to leave. Great stay, luxurious and we would recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We have just had 3 nights in 9/3 (Grand apartment). We stayed last year and loved it and we were back for more. The apartment had been upgraded in the last year and loved the changes. Once again friendly staff that are only too happy to help. Accommodation is amazing and very relaxing. Breakfast is delicious and very fresh.

We were picked up by the Chester Residence from the airport and dropped off again. We love the location as it is so peaceful and quiet but you on George and Princess Street in a few minutes stroll.

We will be back again.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Just returned from a three night stay at the chester residence and could not have wished for more. We stayed in the owners residence which was superb, the accommodation and service was first class and their attention to detail was fantastic. The location was perfect, just five minute walk from princes street. The staff were friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make our stay exceed expectations. Will definitely be returning as soon as possible.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Absolutely sublime! For our first trip to Edinburgh we decided to push the boat out and this was the epitome of excellence. Everything was to the highest standard - the staff were friendly and exceptionally helpful; the room was spacious enough for ten of us, let alone just the two; and we had the best night's sleep we've had in a very long time. I would highly recommend the Chester Residence to anyone who wants a little bit of luxury for a reasonable price. We loved it and are now planning our next trip back!!

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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, Sky TV, Blu-ray DVD player. ... more   less 
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