The Edinburgh Residence

7 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7RY

Price from: £101

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By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#19 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4.7
4.7
Eating/drinking:
3.4
3.4
Public areas:
3.4
3.4
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
3.1
3.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of The Edinburgh Residence

Luxury suites/apartments with all the facilities of a luxury hotel.

The Edinburgh Residence sounds quite traditional and in some ways it is. There's none of your new fangled bright scary décor here: it is all solid, upholstered, antique, cherry wood and all rather elegant and grown-up. The whole place has a feeling of permanence, which I rather like. There is no light wood, and day glo colours with shiny surfaces. No, it’s carpet, rugs and well plumped cushions; antique chic all the way. This is a home from home option with all the facilities you need for cooking, eating, working and sleeping; but if that sounds like too much hard work there is also a restaurant, room service, a drawing room and concierge.

Location: 

Rothesay Terrace is a quiet, residential street lined with grand Victorian townhouses. Peaceful and elegant, yet only a few minutes' walk to the West End and lots of life and energy.

Bedrooms: 

There are 29 suites spread throughout three Victorian townhouses. The proportions of these rooms are jaw dropping: vast ceilings with ornate cornices, and doors the jolly green giant could stroll through without stooping; you get a real feel of Victorian grandeur. Despite that they are very welcoming rooms: the furnishings are warm, tactile and luxurious. All bathrooms have either a Jacuzzi, walk in shower or double bath. Some suites have separate sitting rooms, others are open plan. 

A few suites have direct access to Rothesay Terrace so you can come and go discreetly. Ask for suites at the back for some lovely views over Fife. My two favourites for outlook and atmosphere are suites 18 and 28.

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Eating and drinking: 

A microwave and all you need is in your room, tucked discreetly in an armoire. A comprehensive room service menu is also available with lighter snacks and kids meals too.

Number Seven, the inhouse restaurant, opened in 2010 and is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the grand drawing room for afternoon tea. The Bonham is two doors along, owned by the same group, and the restaurant in there  is also excellent.

Service: 

Efficient and discreet.

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Who stays there: 

Couples, families, people who value discretion and peace and quiet.

Pros: 
Space and elegance
Your own apartment
Cons: 
It may be too staid and quiet for some

More information on The Edinburgh Residence :

Price from:
£101
Type:
Aparthotel
Address:
7 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7RY
Amenities:
Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking, Business Centre
Neighbourhood:
West End Edinburgh

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Community comments (1)

Been taken over by new owners 2011. So above not up-to-date. But unable to get in to edit this as Simonseeks.com no longer in business.

Regards, Alison C