The Edinburgh Residence
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Last time we came to Edinburgh we were in the campervan and enjoyed seeing the city by tour bus.
This time we are staying at the The Edinburgh Residence in Rothesay Terrace, The New Town Georgian area, and we have a luxurious suite complete with jacuzzi. It is delightful. We are exploring Edinburgh in a different way than we have seen before, …
We have spent a few days in Edinburgh and have enjoyed the historical sights of the city, the pubs and palaces, afternoon tea and wonderful evening meals with our Australian mates, Neil and Jane. The castle - military tatoo is at the heart of the city high on a bluff and The Royal Mile is a cobblestone street lined with shops, eateries, historic …
... well really haven’t had a chance to get out. Have been out with Lou and Roberta and last week with work. Oh well. Keep flirting at work and at the shop (yes Audrey and Peter!).
- Weather – nothing unlike Melbourne, ‘Four seasons in one day!’. Love it – cooler. Most can’t believe it. And I don’t know if it’s related but my blood pressure is about normal – whether that’s the change in temp, change in scenery, or the meds, ...
The guide pointed out several landmarks of interest. She showed us one of the many homes of Robert Burns, famed Scottish poet that is honored yearly in January for his prized works. You can purchase several books and plaques of his work in the many souvenir shops, or grab a haggis for lunch as you read through his many verses. One of his more noted homes is found in the Grass Road district near the Mound. When the bus stops here, you will see ...
... overcrowded parts of the city (Glasgow is still one of the most unhealthy cities in the world because of the dampness of many of its buildings) to provide a place of culture to locals. It is now a treasure of Glasgow’s social history, cataloging experiences that range from living in the overcrowded flats, to visiting the famous dance halls where dance cards and wall flowers originated, to recreating the conditions of overpopulated prisons that led to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Edinburgh Residence
Cannot Fault - best place I've ever stayed in UK
Completely agree with all the previous comments. Stayed for only 2 nights in a Classic Suite and wish it could have been longer. Scottish breakfast served in room and jacuzzi bath - both nice touches. Great place for a relaxing break.
A wonderful hotel for a relaxing break
We have just returned from a long weekend break at The Edinburgh Residence and had a wonderful time. We were lucky enough to have a townhouse suite which was huge and beautifully comfortable. The staff were friendly and the service was great. We are looking forward to returning as soon as possible.
A true home away from home. Mature guests, a pleasing staff, and huge, immaculate living quarters in this fantastic city. Simply can't be beat. The bathrooms are gorgeous, the views are lovely. It is so quiet at night, you will sleep like a baby! A huge YES.
The perfect city retreat
A real retreat in the heart of Edinburgh. The hotel is located on a beautiful street, in a very upmarket area of Edinburgh and most importantly a peaceful street, but only 10 mins walk into the city centre.
Our Suite was wonderful, so much space. Beautiful furnishings and fittings. We stayed in suite 12 which had a sitting room, a lovely bedroom and a bathroom with a jacuzzi bath for two! Pure bliss
Wow--a true five star experience! Where to start? The Edinburgh Residence is situated in the quiet and calm west side of Edinburgh, nestled in with a row of what appears to be townhouses.
Everything as it should be!
We have stayed at the residence 4 times now both as a couple and with our son.
The space available, quality of finishes and service is excellent. Worthy of recommendation without doubt.
Me and my fiance stayed at the Edinburgh Residence for a long weekend last March. It was an absolutely astounding hotel. I was a little apprehensive about staying in a 5*, but the staff were fantastic. Excellent service and really made us feel a ease.
This hotel was like no other, when we walked in we felt like we were in a Murder Mystery Style Mansion or a Haunted House, the historic feel is great and certainly not like anything you would have seen before. It is set away on a quite street with greaty views but it is close to the Main shopping, eating and bars of Edinburgh (A 10-15 minute walk or between ?3.00-?4.00 in a black cab)The staff were very friendly and catered to all our needs and questions. We stayed in a classic style suite, it was very nice and spacious (there were 3 of us) The master bed was lovely, extremely high and princess like! The bathroom was amazing with a great power shower and a very deep jacuzzi (spa) bath.I could not fault this hotel at all, it was very very nice and I look forward to staying there again.
Best accommodation ever experienced
This is an excellent hotel sporting some fantastic in room features. Excellent views from mkost rooms and the staff and service are second to none. Front of house staff all have an excellent knowledge of the city and its amenities and will be happy to recommend and arrange outings to eateries around the capital.
This is a wonderful hotel. Its owned by the same group that owns The Bonham and Channings. Our room was enormous (even by U.S. standards) and nicely decorated with very high ceilings and a beautiful bay window facing a quiet street. The bathrooms were also very large with a shower (had great water pressure) and bathtub. Breakfast was included in our price and everything with the exception of the potato scone was good.
We arrived early on the last day of the Edinburgh festival and were happy to find our room ready. The staff was efficient and accomodating.
We emailed the staff directly for reservations and were given a rate (with breakfast and VAT) below any other special on the internet. We recommend this hotel very highly and look forward to staying there again.