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Channings Hotel Edinburgh

Channings Hotel Edinburgh

4 Stars

12-16 South Learmonth Gardens Edinburgh EH4 1EZ


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Rating criteria
Rating
Cleanliness 4
Facilities 5
Service 5
Location 4
Pricing 3
Overall 4.2
Regarded as one of the friendliest hotels in Edinburgh, the Channings Hotel is a place where you'll enjoy country-style tranquillity in a city setting and be charmed by welcoming staff.

Location
Set on a cobbled street overlooking private gardens, the Channings Hotel is only 10 minutes walking distance from the west end, where you can explore the city's many tourist attractions, such as Princes Street, the main shopping area as well as Edinburgh Castle.

Rooms
Designed elegantly and furnished with modern amenities, the 41 gracefully appointed accommodation units ensures that your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Many of the rooms offer breath-taking views of Edinburgh for you to enjoy.

Restaurant
Experience great food and flavoursome wine in a warm and welcoming ambience at the Channings Restaurant. The vibrant wine bar is a great place to meet friends and colleagues, enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, a light lunch or sit down to a relaxed dinner from the bar menu.

General
The hotel specialises in accommodating corporate meetings for businesses who require peaceful surroundings and friendly hosts who provide excellent service. At leisure, you can also visit Edinburgh's The National Galleries of Scotland, which house an eclectic and outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture and graphic art from diverse periods.

Additional Information

  • 11 km to the Airport (Edinburgh)

Hotel Facilities

  • Baby Sitting Service
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Reception
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access - Wireless
  • Lobby
  • Restaurant
  • Business Centre
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Laundry Services
  • Photocopying Facilities
  • Room Service

Room Facilities

  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Internet Access
  • Radio
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Telephone

Channings Hotel Edinburgh Guest Reviews (24)


Channings Hotel Edinburgh
3 out of 5

Location was good, only a 10 minute walk into the city centre. Breakfast was superb and the staff very helpful and nice. The hotel is not meant to be new and contemporary but the room was quite dated and tired looking and really could do with decorating. There were stains on the wallpaper above the radiator, the bath antislip mat had seen better days and was grubby, the bathroom could do with updating although the beds were very comfortable and the sheets and towels luxurious. It could be a great hotel but in its current state, just average. We managed to get a good deal on it which is why we rated the value good but if we had paid the actual rack rate would have been disappointed... although hotel accommodation in Edinburgh generally is quite expensive so maybe it is reasonable.

Geordie25 wrote on January 7, 2012


Channings Hotel Edinburgh
5 out of 5

We stayed at Channings for 6 nights in September. It's not like other hotels I've stayed at in European cities, it's relatively small, fancier than I usually book (I'm usually a budget traveler but this was very affordable), and off by itself in a quiet suburb of Edinburgh. You have to walk about 15 minutes past the end of the New Town to get there, but the walk is on a street with enough traffic and in a nice enough neighborhood that I never felt unsafe, even late at night. There was good bus service nearby once we figured out how to use it. And as we discovered over the trip, although at first this seems out on an edge, and isn't close to the Castle and Old Town (probably a thirty to forty minute walk), it's surprisingly convenient to other Edinburgh sites like the lovely little in-city villages of Dean and Stockbridge, the Royal Botanical Garden, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The hotel was lovely, a row of old houses that were decorated in a way that made you feel like you were at the gentleman adventurer's club, as fits a former house of Ernest Shackleton. The room was comfy, great high ceilings, a good shower and bath with plentiful hot water and pressure, and big beds. The only thing I would have wished for was a safe in the room. We were right off the lobby but never heard a sound from other guests from in our room. We had the full Scottish breakfast, in which all the components were well done, although even the continental breakfast was better than at some of the places I've stayed. The hotel restaurant had some very reasonable options if you just needed a tide-me-over and the dinner menu looked lovely, although we never took advantage of it. We dealt with the concierge and front desk three times, and they were always helpful, prompt, and enthusiastic. If you don't mind being a little bit away from the usual tourist path in Edinburgh (and it really isn't that far), then I highly recommend Channings. I would stay here again anytime.

First Timer in Edinburgh wrote on October 4, 2011


Channings Hotel Edinburgh
4.4 out of 5

Cleanliness excellent. Location couldnt be better. Very tranquil environment. Do not agree with the advertising slogan as the friendliest hotel in Edinburgh however.

Anonymous wrote on March 2, 2010


Channings Hotel Edinburgh
5 out of 5

Stunning attic bedroom with a huge bathroom, free standing bath and wet room area filled with Molton Brown goodies! The room was beautiful, warm, comfortable and well kitted out. The hotel was ideally located in a quiet street easy 10mins walk away from the start of Princes Street - perfect distance to avoid taxis and noise! the staff were polite, friendly and really helpful. A lovely bar was to be found downstairs, along with the breakfast conservatory which provided a really good meal each morning. Loved Channings and the pricings from xxxxxx - thought it was too good to be true, it was just so brilliant!

Lucy Easton wrote on January 4, 2010


Channings Hotel Edinburgh
4.4 out of 5

Stayed only one night . Staff very helpful and friendly. Would stay again definietly.

Katarina Gordon wrote on September 9, 2009


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall4.2 out of 5
Cleanliness4 out of 5
Facilities5 out of 5
Service5 out of 5
Location4 out of 5
Pricing3 out of 5

Channings Hotel Edinburgh Guest Reviews

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3 out of 5

Location was good, only a 10 minute walk into the city centre. Breakfast was superb and the staff very helpful and nice. The hotel is not meant to be new and contemporary but the room was quite dated and tired looking and really could do with decorating. There were stains on the wallpaper above the radiator, the bath antislip mat had seen better days and was grubby, the bathroom could do with updating although the beds were very comfortable and the sheets and towels luxurious. It could be a great hotel but in its current state, just average. We managed to get a good deal on it which is why we rated the value good but if we had paid the actual rack rate would have been disappointed... although hotel accommodation in Edinburgh generally is quite expensive so maybe it is reasonable.

Review by: Geordie25
Date stayed January 7, 2012

5 out of 5

We stayed at Channings for 6 nights in September. It's not like other hotels I've stayed at in European cities, it's relatively small, fancier than I usually book (I'm usually a budget traveler but this was very affordable), and off by itself in a quiet suburb of Edinburgh. You have to walk about 15 minutes past the end of the New Town to get there, but the walk is on a street with enough traffic and in a nice enough neighborhood that I never felt unsafe, even late at night. There was good bus service nearby once we figured out how to use it. And as we discovered over the trip, although at first this seems out on an edge, and isn't close to the Castle and Old Town (probably a thirty to forty minute walk), it's surprisingly convenient to other Edinburgh sites like the lovely little in-city villages of Dean and Stockbridge, the Royal Botanical Garden, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The hotel was lovely, a row of old houses that were decorated in a way that made you feel like you were at the gentleman adventurer's club, as fits a former house of Ernest Shackleton. The room was comfy, great high ceilings, a good shower and bath with plentiful hot water and pressure, and big beds. The only thing I would have wished for was a safe in the room. We were right off the lobby but never heard a sound from other guests from in our room. We had the full Scottish breakfast, in which all the components were well done, although even the continental breakfast was better than at some of the places I've stayed. The hotel restaurant had some very reasonable options if you just needed a tide-me-over and the dinner menu looked lovely, although we never took advantage of it. We dealt with the concierge and front desk three times, and they were always helpful, prompt, and enthusiastic. If you don't mind being a little bit away from the usual tourist path in Edinburgh (and it really isn't that far), then I highly recommend Channings. I would stay here again anytime.

Review by: First Timer in Edinburgh
Date stayed October 4, 2011

4.4 out of 5

Cleanliness excellent. Location couldnt be better. Very tranquil environment. Do not agree with the advertising slogan as the friendliest hotel in Edinburgh however.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed March 2, 2010

5 out of 5

Stunning attic bedroom with a huge bathroom, free standing bath and wet room area filled with Molton Brown goodies! The room was beautiful, warm, comfortable and well kitted out. The hotel was ideally located in a quiet street easy 10mins walk away from the start of Princes Street - perfect distance to avoid taxis and noise! the staff were polite, friendly and really helpful. A lovely bar was to be found downstairs, along with the breakfast conservatory which provided a really good meal each morning. Loved Channings and the pricings from xxxxxx - thought it was too good to be true, it was just so brilliant!

Review by: Lucy Easton
Date stayed January 4, 2010

4.4 out of 5

Stayed only one night . Staff very helpful and friendly. Would stay again definietly.

Review by: Katarina Gordon
Date stayed September 9, 2009

4.4 out of 5

Excellent breakfast, comfortable room except it was very hot and airless in the room and the windows did not open wide. Could have done with a fan or air conditioning on such a day. Was happy to get the room for the price (about £67) but in our opinion it would not have been worth the going rate of over £150 a night. Location quiet - about 10 mins walk into the centre.

Review by: Susan Rivett
Date stayed July 25, 2009

4.6 out of 5

Absolute Gem of a hotel, look forward to finding another excuse for a trip to edinburgh!

Review by: Jenny Littleford
Date stayed February 11, 2009

4 out of 5

A bit difficult to find, but a great room. Just outside the city centre and not too far off the main bus routes.

Review by: Keith Laing
Date stayed September 16, 2008

4.6 out of 5

Only stayed at the Channings hotel one night. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were a good size and decorated nicely. Bed in my room specifically could have been replaced (mattress sag). Entire building had style and charm. Very nice adjoining restaurant and bar. Perfect distance to amenities - 10 to 15 minute walk or 2 blocks to main bus routes. Hotel is off the beaten path, which permitted open windows without noise disruption. Would book again, with a request for a better bed.

Review by: Darren Schulz
Date stayed July 12, 2008

4.2 out of 5

Particularly comfortable bed. Excellent bar meal but disappointing cooked breakfast (pre-cooked bacon reheated in microwave, very dry). Very pleasant staff and an easy bus ride or walk to centre. Great view, tastefully decorated room, dining and sitting rooms comfortable. Would stay there again and would recommend it for a quiet break.

Review by: Andrew Weston
Date stayed October 18, 2007

4.6 out of 5

I thought with the amount we paid for the night that the newspaper should have been complementary. Also, an arrival coffee was charged and that may well have been free too. As a gesture of goodwill, the evening dining room meal was SUPERB and they fitted us in at the last minute. We did have a lovely stay at this hotel and thought the staff MOST helpful and friendly.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 27, 2007

4.6 out of 5

Believe the other reviews - Channings is a delightful place. It's a quiet, charming and intimate hotel. The staff are superb - friendly, knowledgable and helpful - nothing is too much trouble. The room was spacious and comfortable. The lift was out of order during my stay and it's a little way out of the city centre, otherwise I'd have given 'very good' for all five rating scales. Very very highly recommended. I shall definitely stay at Channings again.

Review by: Mitch Waterman
Date stayed March 28, 2007

4.8 out of 5

Excelent traditional hotel, warm and friendly, nothing was too much trouble for the attentive and knowledgeable staff. Good food and service. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone and would definitely use this hotel again. One of those exceptional hotels you come across very rarely.

Review by: Ian Henderson
Date stayed February 9, 2007

4.8 out of 5

Although I stayed for only one night , the staff were absolutely first class , My opinion of any hotel is based on the people who work there and this is without doubt one of the best hotels in Edinburgh , I can see how they earned their "best hotel in Edinburgh" award. I will certainly stay there whenever I visit Edinburgh in future.

Review by: John Martin
Date stayed June 3, 2006

5 out of 5

Very welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Staff so helpful.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed April 27, 2006

4.6 out of 5

I may be repeating what a lot of other people have said, but the staff at Channings are really friendly. They have got the balance just right and are helpful and friendly without coming across as robots! They really do seem to want to make sure guests are looked after properly and have a great time at their hotel. My sister has already booked to stay at this hotel on my recommendation, and I haven't been back home a week yet. Will definitely stay in this hotel again when I next travel to Edinburgh.

Review by: Joanne Richmond
Date stayed April 8, 2006

4.4 out of 5

Very welcoming boutique hotel within walking distance of the centre of Edinburgh. It was previously the home of a polar explorer. The public areas are an interior designers dream. The food in the restuarant is excellent. The wine list is short but well chosen.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed February 16, 2006

4.6 out of 5

The deputy manager at check in was a bit vague but all other staff were attentive and friendly. The Bistro meals were excellent as were the breakfasts. We had a Standard room on the ground floor which was to a high standard

Review by: Colin Florance
Date stayed February 1, 2006

4.6 out of 5

Great hotel!

Review by: Tobias Folkeson
Date stayed January 11, 2006

5 out of 5

The staff are fantastic. They can't do enough to help without being intrusive or overbearing. We were lost in the car on the way to the hotel and a member of staff stayed on the phone with us for 10 minutes while we got to the hotel. The recommendation they made to us for dinner was wonderful and I look forward to returning in the very near future.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed January 3, 2006

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