We booked the special Sunday night dinner, bed and breakfast deal for 2 for £99 through the hotel website. This included standard double, three course dinner and full breakfast. It was a bargain for what we got.
Firstly the room was great. We previously stayed here in 2006 and booked an upgraded room. The only difference was that the upgraded room had a roll top bath and separate shower, while the standard had a normal bath with over bath shower. The room itself was just as nice. So for the difference in cost I would say its not worth the extra.
Location. As said in the other reviews it is a 15 minute walk up to Princess street. The hotel is situated on a lovely quiet residencial street with great views if you get a room looking the right way. We felt the walk into the centre was quite picturesque and just right if you want to be slightly away from the hustle and bustle.
The food was also good. We really enjoyed the dinner, although the menu had a limited selection due to the deal, with a choice of 3 starters, mains and sweets. The cost for just visiting the hotel and having the 3 course set menu was £25 a head, which we though was quite pricey as there are a lot of places in Edinburgh, with better food and better ambience for the money, by the time you add in your wine. Breakfast was pretty average.
The staff at the hotel seemed very nice and helpful, especially the concerirge at check-in. The only little niggle we had was when we went down to the bar at 11.30. Granted it was a sunday night and the staff wanted to get home, but we were on holiday. When I asked for a certain cocktail I had 2 years ago I got a blunt 'we dont do that' - no offer of any alternative. We then sat in silence in the empty bar drinking our £4.50 G&T's and when we got up to leave, nice lounge music was turned on!
Overall though this deal/hotel represents great value for money in pricy edinburgh.
- 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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