The Edinburgh Residence
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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
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.
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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, …
Just went downstairs to the loo and squashed a spider.
If you know me I'm a severe arachnophobiac and thought over here they wouldn't be bigger than a baby pea!
Well this one was a 10c piece - and yes my friends over here in the UK - the 10p coin is about the same size!
Not happy. Quite worrying... is there anywhere I can live without them - and in your comments, please don't mention the S word. As it is I'm going to have a walkabout in the middle of the night!
... but the central open area is laid out with tables, chairs and deckchairs which today are being well used. An equestrian statue of Prince Albert looks on benignly: as a man who believed in education, I am sure he would have enjoyed being here in person.
Orderly queues build up outside the theatres ahead of the talks. The first one I attend is introduced by a session chair who describes the book in question as 'polyphonic'. Despite such a dubious start the talk turns ...
... over here, it's awesome! We didn't get in until about 10pm and, even though it was still light outside, we settled in, had a cup of tea and headed to bed.
The next morning we had to change hostels due to unavailability for further nights at the Lighthouse so we moved closer in to town, to a more lively hostel called St Christopher's Inn, where we spent the next 2 nights.
That afternoon we joined in a free walking tour around the city. Our guide was an ...
... full of small shops but nice architecture. We eat our picnic lunch in Princes Street Gardens. This afternoon we decide to head back to the Royal Mile to see what is going on there. The street is packed with Fringe activities, some familiar from two days ago and some new. We stop to listen to some excerpts from a new musical play called 'Between Empires' which is making its debut at the Fringe. Believe me, this is going to be a hit. The play is set in 18th ...