We recently spent the weekend at the Channings, Edinburgh. Although I had visited Edinburgh many times, I had never been to that area, or heard of the hotel, I was pleasantly surprised by both. The hotel is excellently run, the staff are friendly, the bedroom (Nimrod) spacious and the bathroom huge. A small criticism would be that the floor of the bathroom was too warm.
The bar was nice, reasonably priced (for Edinburgh) and populated by locals - which is always a good sign.
The buffet/cooked Scottish breakfast was excellent, and just the thing you need before exploring Edinburgh. Incidentally, the black pudding was THE best I've ever had!!
Just a word of warning!! If you take afternoon tea, don't book a table for dinner until much later as it it is excellently varied and filling.
The hotel is situated in a quiet and residential area and is only a ten minute walk from the the main Edinburgh tourist attractions. Unfortunately, there are few local pubs or eateries that are within less than five minutes walk. So unless the weather is fine, or you are particularly inclined to venture elsewhere, the hotel is your local refuge.
However, that should not detract from the hotel and what it provides. We will definitely be back!!
- 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