The Chester Residence

6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 7SL, United Kingdom | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on 6 - 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh, is near Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, St. Mary's Cathedral, Dean Gallery, and Institut Francais D'Ecosse.
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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.

    Understated elegance away from home


    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.

    Georgian Style Luxury


    We have just enjoyed a wonderful valentine's weekend courtesy of our hosts Jacky and Brian at the Chester Residence.

    We booked having seen the website which is great, the one thing it doesn't get across is the wondeful feeling of spaciousness in the elegantly proportioned rooms.

    The house is split into five flats of differing sizes and all beautifully fitted out.

    We found that almost straight away the flat felt like our home in Edinburgh for the weekend not just another hotel room.

    But the accomodation is only half of the story, our hosts Jacky and Brian were really fantastic even before we arrived giving us suggestions of retaurants where we might like to dine and at very short notice managing to get us reservations at our chosen restuarants.

    We loved their choices particularly Fishers by the Shore which served excellent food in a very pleasant relaxed environment although we were told the the building, formerly a lighthouse had previously been a house of ill repute!

    On our last day,our flight left some hours after check out time. I asked if they could look after our luggage but was told that due to the time of arrival of the next guests we could keep the keys to the flat until we were ready to go to the airport. This attention to detail and flexibilty typified the approach of Jacky and Brian. The marketing director at my company often tells us about the importance not operating in a rigid way but instead try to flex our services to the client. Jacky and Brian are a great example of this, they went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable without ever being intrusive.

    After our stay I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we go to Edinburgh.

    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.

    A Fabulous Hotel/Apartment!


    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 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!

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Chester Residence Edinburgh

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

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