We sometimes forget exactly what we have on our own doorstep here in Scotland, so we decided to spend time exploring our capital city of Edinburgh. Two days were never going to be enough so were keen to stay as central as we could.
The Chester Residence was the perfect choice. These award winning Georgian town house apartments in Edinburgh’s west end offer five star serviced apartments with full reception / concierge service and suites serviced daily.
All the luxury and service you would expect from a five star hotel, but with the freedom to come and go as if it was your very own apartment.
As there was only the two of us we chose the one bedroom apartments and managed to grab the Penthouse at Rothesay Place. The 100 steps to the top are worth it as you climb to your very own romantic city centre pad.
The Penthouse had a large roll top bathtub with tile television, huge walk-in double rain shower and a super king sized bed. We chose the penthouse for the large open plan living room / kitchen area.
The sloping ceilings were quirky and the fully fitted kitchen offered all the comforts of home including our very own Nespresso coffee machine which was a nice touch. If you didn’t fancy making breakfast , a nice touch was being able to order a continental breakfast delivered to your apartment.
Our bedroom faced out onto beautiful residential gardens which must have had such a fascinating history over the years. You also had a glimpse off the famous Edinburgh Castle from the bathroom over the adjacent townhouse rooftops.
The welcome we received when we arrived from Jill and her reception team was first class – topped off with a lovely Scottish welcome pack in our apartment.
Our stay included complimentary Wi-Fi, which was fast, a selection of Molten Brown toiletries, robes and slippers and complimentary water. A selection of DVDs was also available for us during your stay, but we never had time as we were out exploring.
We never had time to try it out, but the the IX Lounge and Bar on the ground floor looked excellent. In the evening, the lounge becomes an intimate bar with a selection of local beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.
The apartment’s location was excellent to take advantage of Edinburgh’s West End, just a short walk from Princes Street and the city’s main attractions, including the Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Mary King’s Close on the Royal mile. Have a look at our blogs from our visits – top attractions.
Normally when we travel to Edinburgh we use the train, but as we were heading to the office when we left we decided to drive. Reception, for a small charge, were able to arrange parking for us nearby in their private parking area. This was a great option for us and meant we could didn’t have to worry about feeding parking meters or worrying about getting a parking space.
Our apartment really was luxurious and a perfect base for anyone interested in spending their time in Edinburgh in style. Being able to explore the heart of the City and touch down throughout the day at the apartment was great.
The Chester Residence is an excellent option for those looking for a truly luxury experience in Edinburgh – we hope to be back sometime soon. Thanks again to Jill and Siobhan for organising our stay and making our visit so enjoyable.