I chose this hotel based on reviews, and because I wanted a more traditional, boutique experience rather than a large hotel. My niece and I shared a twin room that looked out over the street, which is directly across from a private park. The view from our bay window was lovely. The street is not traveled much so it was very quiet. (also easy to park on if necessary). The hotel is actually six older townhomes converted to a single hotel. So don't expect big hotel features. The stairway down the back is a bit crowded and opens onto a meeting room, so if a meeting is in progress, you have to travel back up. Best to use the small but very serviceable lift. Otherwise this hotel met every expectation. The service could not have been better. Even to them delivering ice when we just asked where the icemaker was. We enjoyed both room service and the dining room and they were equally nice. Gourmet quality food and very nice service, though the restaurant is in the lower level so either a bit claustrophobic or cozy, depending on your mood. We found it cozy. And although the buildings are old and classic in style the bath was totally modern and offered lots of hot water and furnishings were luxurious. The front desk was excellent with suggestions for dining and making reservations, even getting us a car when requested, calling taxis. All superb. I highly recommend this hotel for someone wishing to avoid the big touristy hotels downtown. It is a bit of a distance to old town but a short cab ride and worth it to have quiet at night.
- 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