The Chester Residence


The Chester Residence


The Chester Residence is a series of elegant serviced apartments in the historic New Town, providing a luxurious and modern bolthole in central Edinburgh.


These stunning self-catering apartments have fully equipped and high specification kitchens, and you can have groceries delivered to your door if you want to make the most of them during your stay. But if you’d rather visit some of the capital’s hottest eating spots, you can also simply treat yourself to some in-room snacks by adding on packages including the Chester Feast and Beer Bundle. Breakfast can also be delivered to your apartment. There is a small residents lounge and cocktail bar on site, serving a fantastic range of drinks as well as complimentary coffee.


Mews apartments are situated in the lower floors of the listed townhouses. Starting at 800 square feet in size these apartments are extremely spacious, and the two bedroom apartments have the added bonus of private landscaped gardens. Penthouse apartments – well worth the climb of 100 steps for the views of the Edinburgh city scape – occupy the whole top floor. Classic apartments boast period character and bold décor, while Grand apartments have floor to ceiling windows that flood the rooms with light. Club apartments are perfect for families. The Owner’s Residence – beautiful furnishings by Armani Casa and Louis Vuitton, a cinema snug – and a Jacuzzi big enough for eight people!

• Wi-Fi • Nespresso coffee machine • Twining’s Tea • bottled water • Molton Brown toiletries • fully equipped kitchen • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Room choices

  • Various one and two bedroom apartments available – please ask


PRICING in a Classic Apartment, Self-catering


Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 601
£ 1,070
£ 717
£ 1,341
£ 776
£ 1,479
£ 1,032
£ 2,074
2020 Dates
Jan – Mar
Nov – Dec
Apr – May
Sep – Oct
Jun – Jul Aug

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into many of Scotland’s main airports. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Edinburgh from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Glasgow from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Southend and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Aberdeen from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, London (Heathrow and Southend), Manchester and Newcastle
  • Flying into Inverness from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton), Manchester and Norwich
  • Flying into Kirkwall (Orkney) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester and Sumburgh
  • Flying into Sumburgh (Shetland) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkwall and Manchester

By Ferry – There are numerous smaller ferry routes within Scotland and too many to list here – call us for more details

Top tips

  • There always seems to be a festival happening, certainly in the capital Edinburgh. We recommend you visit the following website to see what coincides with your stay
  • Puffins can be seen on the Scottish islands from early April through to early August
  • Many of our hotels, particularly in the highlands, are dog friendly. Ask us for more information on taking your pet pooch with you.
  • There are many small fantastic driving routes which can be done in a day from lots of different cities in Scotland. We recommend hiring a car for the duration or for part of your stay so you can explore at your own leisure. Suggestions include: The Forth Valley Route from Edinburgh, The Castle Trail from Aberdeen and the Road to the Isles from Fort William.
  • Let us enhance your stay by booking some of the must see attractions in each of your holiday destinations. Ask us for more details.

When To Go

Being a relatively small country it is surprising how much the climate can change from one region to another and add to that how unpredictable it can be, you will often experience all four seasons in one day!

Summer (June-August) – These are normally the warmest months in Scotland and due to the high latitude the summer days are long with often extended twilight. The northern islands normally enjoy about four hours more daylight at midsummer than London. Average maximum temperatures range from 15 – 17 degrees Celsius.

Autumn (September-November) – Travelling to Scotland during the autumn months is a colourful experience as the trees change to eye-catching and vibrant autumnal colours. A great time for photography and woodland walks. Average maximum temperatures range from 8 – 14 degrees Celsius

Winter (December-February) – Temperatures drop considerably to an average maximum temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius and considerably lower in the highlands. Snow falls for much of this period making it the perfect time for a winter sports break. It also the best time to experience Scotland’s designated dark sky areas and take part in astronomy.

Spring (March-May) – One of our favourite time’s to visit. Flowers are in full bloom and the wildlife is starting to stir following the cold winter months. Average maximum temperatures range from 7 – 13 degrees Celsius and you may experience a shower or two but hotel rates are generally cheaper.