Channing's is a full service hotel just outside of the centre of Edinburgh.
At first I thought it would feel isolated but when I saw all the road works construction in town I was relieved to be in a quiet residential area.
The service was lovely. I called the hotel prior to arrival and spoke with Jamie who answered all my questions. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and shown to our room.
The hotel feels more like a guest house with rooms off the main foyer and upstairs. There's a lovely back garden and dining room. The room we had was #4 just off the foyer. It was simple but comfortable for two guys to share. The bathroom was quite large with separate tub and shower. Bed was pretty solid with nice pillows and down duvet.
We took taxis and walked to and from the New and Old Town areas. Luckily the weather was nice for our 3day visit so we did lots of walking. Channing's is also a stones throw from the Botanical gardens which is a nice visit.
The staff was great. Jamie was not only easy on the eye but, helped us plan every aspect of our visit from taxi and restaurant bookings to sight seeing. He couldn't have been more helpful.
The breakfast was included and was very nice. There were buffet items as well as made to order..
The salt porridge was particularly satisfying.. Not much of a meat eater but the pork sausage and bacon plates looked very hearty. They also had a vegetarian version of the traditional breakfast.
The common areas were very well appointed and comfortable..the only negative was a technical aspect. The wifi was very inconsistent. But when you consider how solid they built walls back in the day it's easy to see why a wireless system would have isues. Our connection worked best in the washroom for some reason.
- 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