Edinburgh’s Chester Residence named Scotland’s best hotel

Guests enjoy the facilities at Edinburgh's Chester Residence. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Guests enjoy the facilities at Edinburgh's Chester Residence. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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THE five-star Chester Residence hotel in Edinburgh has been named the best in Scotland.

The hotel scored a rating of 96.4 in Trivago.co.uk’s inaugural Top Hotel Awards, which uses aggregated online user ratings to find the highest-rated hotels both regionally and nationally.

Chester Residence

Chester Residence

Results took into consideration over 190 million user ratings gathered from over 30 websites worldwide.

Moyness Hotel in Inverness scooped the top spot for the Highlands and Islands, with a rating of 94.68. Following closely behind was the Avalon Guest House, also in Inverness, and Arden Guest House in Kingussie, earning ratings of 94.55 and 94.53 respectively.

Coming in first place for the west coast of Scotland, and 17th nationally, was Knap Guest House in Tarbert, which was rated 94.39 with an average room cost of £89.

Alistair Wilkie, manager at Knap Guest House said: “We are very pleased and proud that Trivago has placed us as the number one hotel in the west of Scotland. We are delighted that the hard work of our small team has been recognised and we look forward to continue welcoming guests to our Bed & Breakfast and to our beautiful picturesque village of Tarbert in Argyll for many years to come.”

Chester Residence

Chester Residence

Other west coast hot spots were Miller House in Ayr and Glenisle Hotel and Bistro on the scenic Isle of Arran.

Huntingdon House Hotel in Dumfries was the top rated for the Borders, scoring 93.69, followed by Caddon View in Innerleithen and The Home Arms in Eyemouth.