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The Chester Residence

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at No. 8 on the ground floor. Once you open the apartment door it is so welcoming, nice, warm with lovely decor and lots of personal space. Spacious lounge area with beautiful furnishings, comfortable furniture throughout. The kitchen area was within the lounge and was very current with absolutely everything you need. There was a spacious modern WC in the hall and the bedroom was large and again nicely furnished with the use of robes and slippers. The ensuite bathroom was modern and tastefully decorated. All tiled flooring had underfloor heating. We also had a lovely continental breakfast brought to our apartment at a time of our choosing. Would highly recommend this as an excellent place to stay. It was a 25 minute walk to the Theatre area.

Excellent hotel in ideal position in order to visit all the nice monuments of Edinburgh.Very nice staff ready to help you any time.Extremely clean and comfortable room in an exceptional building with fabulous architecture.

Received as an itison gift for Christmas for an overnight stay. Absolutely fantastic apartment, with everything you could want and spotless. Ideal location for all of the Edinburgh tourist attractions but having the luxury of The Chester Residence to return to. Staff so helpful, will definitely return and recommend to friends and colleagues.

this is a lovely lovely hotel. Very much a couples hotel. The rooms are just boutique and beautiful. The shower rooms are divine, and downstairs there is a fantastic restaurant - very romantic. highly recommend it

We stayed at the Chester residence. (No.7) It is only a short walk from Haymarket station. The residence is also short walk from the city centre, but far enough to be away from the crowds. The room was excellent. There is a heated mirror in the bathroom. After showering it is very easy to shave, or apply makeup, without there being condensation on the mirror. The kitchenette was great, kettle, nespresso machine, dishwasher, fridge, oven and microwave. Plenty of glasses and crockery. Bring your own corkscrew, hotel corkscrews are very poor. I broke the cork, but rescued the wine. Towels were good and there were bathrobes. The heating was challenging, it was either very warm or cool. I didn't really understand the thermostat. There is a wide selection of DVDs at reception and a small library. the receptionists were excellent, giving advice and making Restaurant reservations. We ate at Orto, The Dogs and had breakfast at the Huxley,(service was slow, they take your drinks order, which arrives quickly it takes along time for breakfast to arrive, so long that you've finished your tea/coffee,however. The food is excellent.) We also ate at Patissier Maxine- that was an excellent breakfast. In fact there were a couple from France eating there, so it must be highly regarded.

The Chester is, in my opinion, the only option to stay in Edinburgh. The apartment was beautiful. The kitchen and bedroom were nice. My favorite was the bathroom with heated floors and towels. The living room had huge windows looking onto Rothesay place with a working fire place. After a long day exploring the city, coming home to lounge by a fire in the beautiful room was huge plus! The staff, well, they made the experience worth it. Each staff member was pleasant and helpful. They took pride in their service, and they are to be commended for all their hard work. I hope to return to Edinburgh, not only to experience more of the beauty of Scotland, but also stay at the Chester.

We stayed here during half term week in a 2 bed apartment. On arrival we were unable to check in early although this is understandably down to availability. The hotel took our bags and recommended a nice nearby restaurant. We checked in at 3 and were allocated in building number 6 on the top floor. Initial impressions were good, the apartment was very tastefully decorated with a great kitchen and living area with 2 bathrooms. Molton Brown toiletries were a nice touch. For me there a few things that could be thought through a little more. Although it is classed as a hotel, being in a building away from the main reception and bar felt like we had merely rented an apartment. We did not see a single member of staff until we checked out 2 days later. There was no phone call to check we were happy with our stay. The bed in the master suite was uncomfortable and gave me pain in both hips during the night leading to a somewhat broken sleep. The pillows were dreadful, thin and uncomfortable. On check out I mentioned this and was informed they had a range of pillows but this was not mentioned on check in or in the room info. The heating was problematic with it either being very cold or too hot which meant we spent some time each day fiddling with the radiators and were cold at night. Lastly one bottle of still water for a 3 day stay between a family of 4 is inadequate. We drank the bottle provided on the 1st evening and it was not subsequently replaced when the room was serviced. In summary this is a good hotel but did not quite meet the standards I would expect in terms of service for a 5 star hotel.

We stayed at the Chester Residence on the 14th and 15th February 2018 in the room on the first floor that is at number 8 on Rothesay Place (almost next door to the hotel reception). The apartment was spacious and decorated contemporarily and had a bathroom, galley kitchen, bedroom and very large sitting room. The staff were totally brilliant - so helpful and friendly - from our arrival when we were too early to check in they took our bags and stored a mccooty dumpling I'd made in a fridge; to helping us source helium balloons for our daughters birthday, to producing a local taxi number to assist us returning from Roslyn Chapel, to making us feel a huge warm welcome. We asked for extra milk for our fridge as I am a latte freak and it arrived very quickly free of charge. This is a terrific place to stay - it is not in the very centre so you can sleep well and it provides a haven from the busy city. The apartments are very well appointed and you could easily cook your own food if you wanted to as it has all the facilities. This is my second time staying at the Chester Residence - I visit to see my daughter who is at the uni. The first time I visited I stayed at the Balmoral and I would recommend this above the Balmoral. Having said that it is a different experience - not just a hotel room.

My husband and I visited The Chester Residence for a mini-moon in January and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The apartment was fantastic, we had a penthouse and the bathroom was to die for! The staff couldn't do enough to help and really enabled us to get the most out of our stay. I am gluten free and had a brilliant breakfast delivered to the apartment with a great selection of gluten free food every morning. There is nothing I could fault, I just wish we had stayed longer!

We arrived to Edinburgh late evening for a weekend getaway and had pre ordered a driver from the residence to pick us up from the airport, Michael was waiting for us in the arrival hall and took us straight to the Chester Residence, it was so good not to worry about transportation after a flight and Michael was so nice :) When we arrived they told us that we were staying in the penthouse apartment and it is true what they say, the 100 steps required to reach the apartment, totally worth it!! It was also a pleasant surprise to get the penthouse apartment as this trip was a birthday gift for my boyfriend and it made the stay even more memorable :) We stayed for 3 nights and had the Continental Breakfast every morning, it was so good and enough to keep us going for the next 3-4 hours! The apartment was in a walking distance from everything we wanted to see, the city central, Edinburgh castle, Calton Hill and many more. The staff was great and nothing was too much of a hassle for them, they helped us with everything we needed before and during our stay. I can highly recommend this hotel and I will definitely stay here again when travelling to Edinburgh :)

9 Rothesay Place Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

The Chester Residence places you in New Town, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The 23 rooms at this 5-star aparthotel include kitchens, living rooms, and refrigerators. Located centrally in Edinburgh, it's also close to Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle.


Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 23 individually decorated apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with separate bedrooms and living rooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch plasma TVs with DVD players. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include espresso makers, free bottled water, and safes.

Property features

At The Chester Residence, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. If you drive, self parking is GBP 25.00 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for GBP 38 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury aparthotel include express check-out, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Bedroom (VIP)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Club Room

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1905 reviews