I was travelling with my husband and 80 year old father for a short visit to Edinburgh and was initially delighted when we checked in. A beautiful reception area, lovely fire and helpful staff. A tiny lift (only large enough for three) took us up to the rooms but we discovered there was no lift to the basement where the restaurant/bar was located. My father has serious mobility problems and had great difficulty negotiating the very steep staircase. Downstairs the bar area was like a bad day in the roughest boozer in town. Cheap wooden chairs; tears in the bar stools and children running about screaming made the experience unpleasant but the price of drink at £5 for a whisky made us move elsewhere. The rooms were small (even though we upgraded to superior) but the views were lovely. No bottled water in the room and the bathroom could have done with a good clean. A large pubic hair adorned the bath and the tiles at the side hadn't been cleaned lately.. Each duvet had a dirty mark in the underside but as it will well after midnight before we staggered back we couldn't be bothered to ask for a change. Breakfast was good but a pot of coffee rather than a large camping style flask would have been more acceptable. Not a bad hotel, but not the best either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Channings in Edinburgh is an informal, relaxed hotel with a very friendly approach. It occupies five Edwardian townhouses in Stockbridge, one of Edinburgh's most popular 'urban villages'. Channings is a wonderfully quirky property which feels a bit like a Scottish country home, full of charming Victorian paintings, prints, books, furniture and memorabilia reflecting the history of previous tenant Sir Ernest Shackleton. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Channings Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland