When is a hotel not a hotel? When it’s the Chester Residence, Edinburgh

Situated in the heart of Scotland’s spectacular capital city the award-winning Chester Residence is so much more than a home from home.

For more than a decade the luxury bolthole in the heart of the historic New Town of Edinburgh has provided guests with all the perks of a five-star hotel despite not being one.

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It is, in fact, a series of incredibly spacious apartments which offer a genuine home away from home, albeit much more luxurious that the average family property, for the many travellers who stay there each year.

General manager Scott Walker said guests are always taken aback at the sheer scale of the apartments – set within a series of classic townhouses in neighbouring streets – when they walk through the door for the first time.

“People may think they are coming to a hotel, but The Chester Residence offers so much more,” said Scott walker, General manager.

A large number of guests who chose to base themselves at the Chester residence while exploring the city and beyond come from the United States and Canada.

Plenty of room at the luxury Chester Residence in the heart of Edinburg, Scotland

Plenty of room at the Chester Residence

The townhouses are located close to one another on Chester Street and Rothesay Place – both of which are a short walk to the stunning Georgian architecture of the New Town, the historic Old Town and the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare, Princes Street.

There are a number of different size apartments to choose from but all are luxuriously furnished and decorated.

Although each one has a well-appointed kitchen for self-catering guests also have the choice of ordering breakfast and getting it delivered each morning.

The Chester residence is a luxurious and elegant venue but great effort is taken not to come across as being stuffy or exclusive.

There is a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and once guests get used to the space, the well-appointed rooms and the setting, then that’s what they remember most about their stay.