The Chester Residence
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... and the Museum of Children really appeal. Highlights of our walk were seeing Adam Smith's grave, a monument to the poet Robert Ferguson, many pubs enticing you with offers of haggis and neeps, everywhere off the mile were interesting little alleyways - none of which we explored - the new Parliament House which to all of us seemed very confusing, and much more. We ...
... nice. We walked around the area and then had a coffee at the elephant and castle which is where J.K Rowling wrote the early Harry Potter Books, I was hoping to get inspired to write a Multi million dollar novel however so far o such luck but you never know... Haha. We then traveled down to the docks and looked at the Britannia ship where the queen etc sailed with. Then we came ...
... to pub-crawl a bit for the rest of the evening. We went to a few pubs, and ended the night at a tiny place with live music, which was pretty fun.
On Friday we did more touristy things, we went to the Edinburgh Castle, which is pretty amazing! I'd been there before when I visited in college, but it was still really impressive and I was glad I got to go again. I will post some photos from the castle. We found a cute place for ...
... attractions. We checked out the Castle (though we were too late to go inside) and the Whiskey Experience. I am so shocked at how intense the whisky business is! Value goes up with age; they can be smoky or none smoky. I thought it was just either cheap or more expensive. The shop had whiskey going for 17,000 lbs. Yeah, no thanks. Maybe I can afford it after I finish working at Costco this summer...
Anyway after we went to The Last Drop. A tavern where ...
... Nessie though! And we didn't want to go on the boat as it was raining still. The way back on the bus was much the same as the way out. We went past a few sights on the way back and stopped for a couple of toilet and food stops. We went past the house where monarch of the glen was filmed, the Blair castle and the scone palace where the Scottish monarchs were crowned. The best story was probably the one about the destiny stone. It was used in Scottish coronations and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Chester Residence Edinburgh
A charming small hotel in Edinburgh
My wife and son stayed at this very charming five-star small hotel for 10 days on the west side of Edinburgh. The suite was well-appointed, comfortable, and quiet. The staff was very friendly, personable, and helpful with our questions about local restaurants, attractions, and travel options. The gardens in the back yard were a joy to look out onto each day. The setting is within walking distance of all of Edinburgh's major attractions, and is just a few blocks removed from the hubbub of downtown. The in-room continental breakfast was tasty and offered variety. We highly recommend this hotel.
Excellent Chester Residence
We (a family of 4) spent two nights at the Chester Residence and loved it. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, the Chester is walking distance to shopping, restaurants and the main tourist sites, and the management is pleasant and helpful. Despite its closeness to everything a tourist could want, it is also very quiet so you get a good night's sleep. We highly recommend the Chester Residence for both business and leisure travellers, and will definitely be back ourselves. We will also be looking for "residences" rather than hotels when we travel to other places; we find this concept quieter and more pleasant.
The Chester-Five Star Apartments
Our apartment was an elegant breath of fresh air by comparison with some pretty ordinary hotels we had suffered earlier on our trip.
Jacky Brayton & Brian Shirley are excellent hosts, there when needed, invisible otherwise.
The decor and presentation of our apartment was brilliant, very spacious, elegant, perfect colour matching, bright, fresh and very clean, with every conceivable amenity you could wish for.
Definitely the high point of our accomodation throughout UK and Ireland.
Better than any hotel.
Since discovering The Chester Residence last year we now consider it our Edinburgh home. We have just spent a delightful four days with three generations of our family while we hosted our youngest daughter's wedding at Hopetoun House.
Jacky Brayton's smooth running house made everything so easy, not to mention her support for the "mother of the bride."
Everyone who visited us commented on the ambiance and style which Jacky and Brian have created.
If you are looking for an Edinburgh base for business or pleasure No 9 Chester Street is the perfect place.
Looking forward to our next visit later this month.
The Chester Residence represents an oasis of sophistication and comfort for the executive travelling away from home. The best of stylish furnishings and creature comforts means that you may just want to arrive for your meeting the night before. The Residence has been put together with impeccable taste but its the flexibility and the attention to detail of the management team that really impress. I was relocated by my new company from the USA to Edinburgh at the begining of the year and could have lived very happily there indefinetly. It is a spanking brand new establishment and my best advice is to stay there and experience it for yourself. It's within walking distance of Edinburgh's city centre and business district but feels very far removed from the hustle and bustle once you close the door. A real find for discerning business people.
We have just enjoyed a wonderful valentine's weekend courtesy of our hosts Jacky and Brian at the Chester Residence.
Excellent city hideout
We really enjoyed our stay, lovely apartment and very convenient for the city centre. Having our own breakfast left so we could enjoy at leisure made a nice change from rushing to a hotel breakfast.
Great reommmendations for a lovely seafood pub for supper , and for Jacky and BRyan were very helpful. We will certianly be back.
The Chester Residence is, in a word, fabulous. We stayed there four nights in late October 2004. These serviced apartments are large, beautifully furnished (great beds!), and very comfortable. We stayed in the first floor (i.e., second floor) suite which had a very large living room, large bedroom, kitchen, and two bathrooms (one with a large tub and shower combination, and the other with shower--and a great shower it is!). The owners/managers, Jacky Brayton and Brian Shirley, were very gracious but never intrusive. There is daily maid service and Jacky stocks the fully supplied kitchen late each day with breakfast goods for the next morning (milk, coffee, tea, bottled water, orange juice, cereals, eggs, fruit, yogurt, pastries, and fresh loaf of bread). The Chester Residence is located around the corner from the Bonham hotel and is a short walk to Princes Street and the restaurants and boutiques of Georges Street. We also walked from there to the Castle and Royal Mile. After a day of walking around Edinburgh it was wonderful to return to the quiet of The Chester Residence and enjoy our home away from home. Although we walked everywhere from there and back again, the couple of times we needed a taxi we had no trouble getting one quickly at the door by calling the taxi company recommended by The Chester Residence. And Jacky and Brian gave us a great recommendation on a restaurant: Martin Wisharts in Leith, about a 15-20 minute cab ride. The food was superb, the presentation unique, and the staff very hospitable. One of the finest meals we've had anywhere. When we return to Edinburgh we are sure to stay again at The Chester Residence.
Simply the Best
You may check out of the Chester Residence, but you will never leave..it was that good. Simply beautiful suites (ours was the 1st floor suite) and run by a couple whose aim was to make our stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. It was a privilege to share their lovely Georgian House for a few days.
The Chester Residence is , without question, the most superb hotel (apartment) that i have ever had the pleasure of staying in! Staff, location , and price were all excellent! Could have stayed forever!