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The Chester Residence

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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

At Night, kids are not allowed to stay at the lounge. There is nothing to do with kids. There are a lots of stairs and no elevator. Inside is beautiful, a little bit dark. Have a place to cook, but is far away of the market. Bags to carry in 3rd floor with stairs.

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Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My partner and I had a wonderful short weekend break at The Chester. The hotel is located in an elegant leafy part of Edinburgh, only 5-10 minutes walk from the main airport bus/tram drop off point and easy walking distance to Princes Street and other main attractions. We were immediately made very welcome by all the staff and the level...

Thank Andy L
Plano, TX,USA
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Chester residence review My wife, son and I spent five nights at the Chester Residence. We were in the 9/4 (?) apartment, which is the downstairs unit on the left as one faces the main hotel entrance. I booked the apartment after I saw the glowing reviews and and I was not dissapointed. The apartment was spacious: two large bedrooms,...

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We had a wonderful few days in Edinburgh and the Chester Residence was one of the reasons our trip was so memorable! Planning our activities throughout the city was a breeze with the helpful front office staff and their recommendations were perfect. We really enjoyed our trip outside the city with Paul King to see the castles, distillery and learn...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We will always have fond memories of the Chester Residence. We had the pleasure of staying there on a recent trip to Edinburgh, which was our first visit to this beautiful city. The Chester Residence is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and is about a 15 minute walk from the Royal Mile. Our apartment was huge, beautifully decorated and...

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Kensington, Maryland
Reviewed 25 June 2014

What a perfectly beautiful apartment in Edinburgh's Old Town. Frankly, much larger than my apartment in NYC with two bathrooms, a huge living room and bedroom and every possible amenity. An easy walk to a number of good restaurants and a short cab ride from both the train station and the Royal Mile. If you're willing to a walk a...

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Somerset, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The Chester residence was stunning.it is in a quite street, and pleasant walking distance to the royal mile and other attractions. We felt v. V. Safe. Haymarket train station is extremely close by, with lots of restaurants. Waverely station is under 15 min walk. Nice Italian restaurant affordable a short walk towards prince street. Chester residence was truly a fantastic...

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Majadahonda, Spain
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We rented two apartments for the 8 of us, 7 adults and one child, and our stay has been superb. Even before we arrived, the communication with the staff via e-mail was really helpful and really customer oriented. Once there everything very clean and tidy, very comfortable beds and in apartment 8.2 the kitchen and dinning room are huge, even...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Fantastic to be back at the Chester Residence. Great facilities and lovely place to spend time with family. Would highly recommend this place and choose it every time...if I could afford it! However...have to say, having stayed numerous times, this visit I did notice standards are slipping just a little:-( In the lounge area guests bags were scattered around the...

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Wow. Beautifully decorated large apartment. Very helpful staff. Would understand staying at one of the major hotels if you needed the facilities but otherwise you will not find a better option than Chester Residence. We were able to entertain friends who were staying at the Caledonian by having an impromptu drinks party in our drawing room. I always like to...

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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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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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Address: 6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: €191 - €437 (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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“We was at the top floor. We loved it but if your not to good on your legs its not for you.”
 of 5 bubbles pb387, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“As this is Georgian Edinburgh, the ceilings are hugely high - so this means long staircases. You might prefer a ground-level apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles UK-EastAngle, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I don't think you can go wrong but... If you struggle with stairs, get a ground floor!”
 of 5 bubbles patsykatemorton, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think all of the rooms are of the same high spec.”
 of 5 bubbles SandandChas, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Located in a great neighborhood, within walking distance to major attractions in Edinburgh.”
 of 5 bubbles California_US_Keoki, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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