The Edinburgh Residence

Address: 7 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 7RY, United Kingdom | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, is near Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Gallery, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Institut Francais D'Ecosse.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Edinburgh Residence

      Reviewed by kayyendole

      Most comfortable abode

      Reviewed Apr 1, 2014
      by (13 reviews) bridgnorth , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      the Edinburgh Residence is a first class accommodation, we found it very comfortable and although there is not a conventional restaurant , we were able to order meals delivered to our rooms. very convenient for walking into town or catching a bus. we did not need to use our car while there except when we visited the Botanical Gardens.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      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.

      Fantasic Hotel


      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.

      Great Hotel


      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.

      TripAdvisor Reviews The Edinburgh Residence

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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