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Channings Hotel

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#35 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We booked one of the petite double rooms for our stay thinking that we might end up finding the bed a few centimetres from the open door and having to creep around the bed to get in but were really pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of the room. Nicely decorated and really comfortable bed. At complete odds with...

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for a charming review of Channings and for the kind words regarding our bedrooms and breakfast offering. I will investigate the flush immediately and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Leon Kiteley General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Booked this hotel for a couple of nights in Edinburgh; wanted a quiet location but close to city centre. This was excellent. The room was large, well appointed - possibly one of the best we have stayed in; however, the route to the roof was alittle tortuous. The gereral decoration was very good and there were references to Shackleton -...

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

A superb review for Channings and I am exceptionally grateful to this guest for taking the time to provide such positive feedback. Leon Kiteley General Manager

dartford
Reviewed 31 December 2014

A lovely foyer with warm fires and a nice traditional feel to the whole place. The room was nice, and good for the cheap price. The Breakfast was a severe let down with the cooked food being of awful quality, and although included in the price we ate elsewhere for our second night. Overall though a nice hotel but could...

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

Overall a positive review of Channings but I am disappointed to to read that this guest did not enjoy breakfast - will address this with Adam, our Head Che,f who I am sure would also like to apologise for any slight slip in standards. Leon Kiteley General Manager

Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

After what felt like a lifetime trying to find the place,we arrived to roaring fires in the social areas,which are beautiful and very cosy.we then went on to our room which is where the disappointment started,it was very dated to the point of looking dirty and shabby.this was an overnight stay for my 30th birthday and I felt I would...

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

Having read this review can I urge all travellers (not just at Channings) to bring to the attention of the management any dissatisfaction there and then? Rather than wait to get home and address online.. If you speak to us immediately we can and will try our hardest to put things right - if you wait until you check out,...

Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2014

we have just returned from a 2 night stay at Channings. Firstly all the staff we encountered were extremely helpful and friendly especially the ladies on reception - looking up bus times for us etc. For our purposes it was a good base. Pro's; clean room with fab comfy bed, large fluffy soft towels, really good staff and a good...

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind words and I am glad to say we have addressed the issue of the heat in Shackleton's Brasserie. Leon Kiteley General Manager

Reviewed 24 December 2014

If you're looking to stay somewhere central but not too busy and in a hotel that has a high level of service but is not too big, Channings is a good choice. I managed to get a fantastic rate from Booking.com for the weekend before Christmas and was surprised to be offered a valuable upgrade as I thought the hotel...

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

Another charming review but please note the very best rates can only be found when booking the hotel direct or on its own website. Leon Kiteley General Manager

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2014

After a bit of a wobble, Channings appears to be getting its act together again and offering a good level of service across the whole of the hotel. Those aspects of Channings which have always been good - such as the excellent standard of Housekeeping and the Channings' breakfast (presented by the always friendly and attentive Kevin and his team...

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the continued vote of confidence and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Kevin - look forward to seeing you again soon! Leon Kiteley General Manager

Scotland
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Arrived just before the street parking restrictions were lifted at 1730, bit of a pain finding a place to park. Reception was friendly, swift and only took a couple of minutes. The hotel is a bit of a rabbit warren, narrow corridors but eventually found my "petite double room". It wasn't that petite! Bags of room, smallish individual wardrobe, excellent...

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

A lovely review for Channings - many thanks! Leon Kiteley General Manager

Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Excellent base for a two night Christmas shopping trip. We were upgraded to a club room with a jacuzzi bath. Beautiful large room, excellent breakfast, lovely evening meal, although the menu is no longer similar to the one on the website, it's a Brasserie menu now. We plan to return next year.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Channings. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us – Shackleton’s Brasserie menu is brand new and features seasonal winter warmers which are proving very popular with guests and locals alike. We have now updated our website with all of our new menus so guests can see exactly...

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Having stayed here twiced before I was looking forward to my third visit for a pre 60th Birthday with my 5 girlfriends. We booked our rooms back in July so I thought we would be on the same floor . We arrived early left our bags and went out to explore Edinburgh we came back in pairs early evening My...

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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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Address: 12-16 South Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 1EZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $138 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Channings Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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Channings Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#13 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#15 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#22 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Bathrooms are not all pokey!”
MAD313, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The third floor seems to have larger rooms ours was like a suite with a sofa and chairs it was called discovery”
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“Lovely view out of the north facing windows, and you can see Fettes College, which looks quite nice.”
stevekiley, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Back room , top floor ”
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“Open the windows. Rooms are too hot and the sound of owls will lullaby you off to sleep!”
tbrodgers, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
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