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“Outstanding room and service”
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Channings Hotel
Ranked #37 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
West Lothian
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6 reviews
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“Outstanding room and service”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

From a warm friendly welcome to a gorgeous room this was a wonderful hotel experience. Only five minutes walk from City Centre the location was superb.The breakfast was also excellent. All the staff were friendly and helpful from beginning to end.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

What a fabulous boutique hotel! Rooms individually decorated, each as comfortable and elegant as the other. We were upgraded to a suite which was really lovely, but both the superior double and the petite double, which my mother and in laws stayed in, did not disappoint.
Staff were really courteous and helpful, the atmosphere was relaxed and informal.
The only disappointment was the hotel restaurant, which we chose to eat at on our first night. I had a terrine to start with, followed by fillet steak. Whilst I couldn't really complain about the food, it just didn't impress and it certainly seemed over priced for the size of the meal I had. Unfortunately the other four diners with me all felt the same.

Room Tip: Rooms 40, which was a suite, 22 and 26 were all lovely.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

It is not easy to find good, reasonably priced hotels in Edinburgh so I was pleased to get Channings for £100 per night B&B. I had been in the hotel about 10 years ago for work purposes and although a tiny bit shabby round the edges now, represented good value for a boutique hotel. Even though we had the smallest double, our room was big enough for a few nights. A couple of things make Channings special however - cosy Reception area with burning fire, friendly staff and its lovely location. We just loved the area with its town houses, cobbly streets and private gardens - so peaceful. A 5 min walk southeast takes you Stockbridge with it's independent little shops and pubs (try the Stockbridge Tap) or 10-15 mins uphill to Edinburgh's West End and Princes Street. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and Channings is an ideal base from which to explore. We would definitely return and recommend to others

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel 1st -3rd February 2014 and we found the staff extremely helpful & polite.We arrived early but our room was ready.We stayed in a basement room no 16 and it was spacious,comfortable & quiet with a huge bed and because the hotel is in a quiet area we slept very well .Breakfast was very good with a excellent selection.Only a 10 minute walk to Princess Street so this was not a problem for us

Room Tip: Although we did not have the view from room 16 it was still very nice & quiet
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Lovely cosy reception with fire - perfect welcome from bitter Winter winds! Super friendly receptionist - very smiley, happy to give advice and even offered us a nice cup of tea when we were waiting to leave.

Room (on Shackleton floor) was stunning and huge. The stand alone bath was utter luxury!

Great value for money.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed in the quest room this weekend, it was immaculate and just as in the pictures. Friendly staff, great food, warm rooms, cosy bar, cannot fault anything. Thank you channings for a lovely weekend!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We have just returned from a three night stay at Channings. The experience from start to finish was first class and faultless. Every member of staff we had the privilege to meet we're attentive, friendly, courteous and all seemed happy to be of service. All food services on offer were wonderful. We had the seven course taster menu on Friday, a three course meal in the restaurant on Saturday and a two course meal in the bar on Sunday evening so can honestly review the food offerings as wonderful. The bar in the evenings was a warm, inviting and a friendly place to have a drink with an extensive drinks selection. The cocktails were also very professionally presented and very tasty. The bar is also used by locals who were all friendly and chatty. We were so impressed with this hotel we have booked again for a few months time and for January 2015. The hotel is not in the centre of town but the fifteen minute walk to Princes Street is very pleasant and takes you past wonderful Georgian townhouses, wide cobbled streets and beautiful private communal gardens. I cannot recommend this hotel enough and I will be recommending it to friends and family. Many thanks to Jamie and every member of Channings wonderful staff for making our stay very pleasurable, comfortable and memorable.

Room Tip: The Shackleton suites are lovely.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Channings Hotel
Address: 12-16 South Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 1EZ, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#15 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#24 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Channings Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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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