One of the city's most popular hotels, the Edinburgh Residence is identifiable only by a discreet gold plaque. Inside,part of the reception area is beautifully traditional, with dark red furnishings, wood panelling, a grandfather clock and a reverent atmosphere. The three categories of suites (Town House, Grand and Classic) vary in size and facilities, but all have idiosyncrasies: Collection, which also includes the Town House suites feature bookcases that conceal fold-down beds, while some Classic rooms have separate exitsBonham, Channings and the Howard; all of them are listed on to Rothesay Terrace. There's no bar or restaurant, but meals are served in the suites, and guests can socialise in the Drawing Room, which has a self-serve honesty bar. these pages because they're all pretty good. More a collection of large suites stuffed with antique furniture and hotel services attached, the Edinburgh Residence is far from a typical hotel; the drawing room contains an honesty bar, breakfast is served in your room and more formal in-room dining is positively encouraged (a decent menu is available 2.30-9.15pm daily). Aficionados wouldn't stay anywhere else.