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 …
... out to supper together at the World's End Pub. Three more of us also ended up being there and we had a great time. Larry had Venison Sausages and Mashed Potatoes. For beer he had a Belhaven Black Scottish Stout and a Belhaven IPA. I had Balmoral Chicken (stuffed with Haggis), mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots. We stopped at a shop on our way back but Larry and I didn't get anything. Then we came back to the hotel to blog and go to bed.
... a nearby shopping centre and then caught the HOHO back to town. Was hoping to catch a free shuttle bus out to the Gallery of Modern Art, but it only ran once an hour and so decided to walk out there to save some time. The gallery closed at 5pm and we were running out of time. There were two art galleries close together but only had time to visit one of them.
Was getting quite weary by then and was quite pleased to get ...
... food. Ed was sure Ian was going to be duffeled but he managed to make it back to the train before it left. The same route back to London that we took coming up. I had to laugh when we were in York station and Ian asked Ed to take a photo of the top of the roof spans (I had taken the same photo when we were leaving York). A couple of Policemen got on at York - as they went past I said to Ed he better be good - they stopped and chatted with him, asked to see the photos he had taken ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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
A True Five Star Experience
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.
The entryway is lovely, with fresh flowers and a nice fireplace. The employees are well-dressed and extremely courteous. There is a spacious lounge sitting area with neswpapers and magazines, as well as a bar.
The rooms are VERY spacious and tastefully decorated. We first stayed in a classic suite (their smallest room). It had a two-person jacuzzi tub, a large bed, and a comfortable sitting area. It also had a very nice stereo/DVD system with a wide screen TV--a nice touch. The in room mini-bar was filled and the prices were actually fair for the items contained therein.
After two nights in the classic suite, we left for a three day trip. I attempted to book a room for two nights after the three day trip and the same suite we already stayed in was available for the two nights I requested due to a cancellation. I inquired into the possibility of being in a different room (wanted to experience another room in this fabulous hotel). When we arrived to check in to the room, I was not sure exactly what room I would be in.....
Upon arrival, I was notified by the hotel assistant manager (Christian), who was most professional and courteous, that the hotel had upgraded us to a "townhouse," which was a $800 US dollar upgrade for 2 nights....WOW. The townhouse was unbelievable....very high ceilings, gorgeous woodwork, 2 bathrooms (with an elevated cast iron tub in one), a huge bedroom, and an equally huge livingroom. My girlfriend and I were completely overwhelmed and felt like we were living like a king and queen in our own palace in Edinburgh. Many many thanks to those responsible at the Edinburgh Residence for that incredibly generous upgrade--you made our trip very special and we are most appreciative.
A few other things to note. The entire staff was extremely helpful...they obtained a special flower for me on very short notice, moved our bags in and out of our room, helped me with directions, arranged for taxi service for us, and attended to numerous other requests I had over our stay. The food in the hotel is superb and reaosnably priced. They use organic/local incredients whenever possible, and you could taste the resultant freshness. They deliver the food to your room and will set a table for you in the room....very professional. Also of note is that the hotel is within easy walking distance to the major tourist stops (Princess Street and Royal Mile). Yet, you feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city center. It was very quiet and relaxing in the hotel....i truly felt like i was in a very very nice home rather than a hotel. It was a refreshing change from the typical hotel scene. 5 stars all the way. We will definately stay here again the next time we are in Edinburgh!
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.
The room was one of the best I'd stayed in. Very spacious with an amazing shower and roll-top bath. The facilities in the room were excellent which included a DVD player, stereo and microwave. I also liked the fact that the mini-bar wasn't touch sensitive so we could store our own food/drinks in there.
I can't comment on the food because breakfast wasn't included in our package, but from looking at the menu it seemed very well priced. I'm looking forward to sampling the food on our next stay.
We are returning there for our honeymoon in 5 weeks and I am looking forward to a nice relaxing week!
Lovely Historic Feel Resort
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.