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The Chester Residence

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

there is one major downside to a stay at the Chester Residence and that is having to leave!!!Really didn't want to go it was so great. The staff were fantastic, accommodation amazing, lovely breakfast delivered, great bar and super location! Would go back in a flash.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

From arrival to departure, the staff were very attentive. The apartment was very well equipped and all within easy walking distance of all of the sights of Edinburgh. Parking was around the corner and although there were only three spaces, you were informed in advance.

1 Thank Allymac62
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We were recently visiting Edinburgh for our honeymoon and treated ourselves to a few nights at the Chester Residence. Given that we were there on a special occassion our expectations were high and it didn't disappoint. Arriving into Edinburgh by train we walked to our destination to take in the views and feel of the city. From Waverley, and not... More 

1 Thank SharmanMike
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We have just spent a night in the Chester Residence combining a business trip and my birthday and we have just experienced the most wonderful accommodation and service. Right from the initial booking to check out it can only be described as world class . We stayed in the Owner Residence and have both travelled extensively staying in many 5... More 

1 Thank IJHCWL
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I booked this hoping it would live up to TripAdvisor reviews as I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with a quiet proposal. Obviously wanting to check it was a beautiful apartment first. It lived up to the reviews and was the perfect location. Needless to say, highly recommended!

Thank ThatsLucko
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

An evening of good food and cocktails kicked off well upon arrival at the Chester Residence. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Apartment was out of this world throughout. It had everything and more. Decor, stylish and chic. Great stay.

1 Thank DannyMillsOBE
Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This was booked as a birthday weekend away for myself and my husband and we were totally delighted at the apartment and the excellent service we received. The concierge who showed us to our apartment - I think his name was Alastair - was extremely courteous and very helpful and this was a great first impression for what was to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

What can I say that hasn't been said? A wonderful apartment style hotel with excellent staff and perfectly appointed apartments. We were up graded to a 2 bedroom apartment.I can't think of a negative thing to say. Perfect.

4 Thank petalee
Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Wonderful accommodations and terrific service. The apartment was tastefully done, and extremely comfy. The added plus was being in walking distance from a fun neighborhood full of good restaurants and fun shops. Highly recommend The Chester. I'd be happy to stay there again!

2 Thank Leslie J
Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

First of all, my friend and I were upgraded to a two bedroom apartment! We felt very safe. The location is in a quiet residential neighborhood about 15 minute stroll from the castle. A small grocery store and money exchange is a few blocks away. The staff was exceptionally nice and helpful. We loved our stay!

1 Thank Pansy1975

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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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 

Additional Information about The Chester Residence

Address: 6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $226 - $565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Chester Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
The Chester Residence Hotel Edinburgh
Chester Residence Edinburgh
Chester Residence Hotel Edinburgh
The Chester Residence Edinburgh, Scotland
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#1 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#2 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
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