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Channings Hotel

12-16 S Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 1EZ, Scotland
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Ranked #53 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Maureen A Rochdale, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is quirky, with a 'historic' explorer's theme. Lots of stairs - unavoidable to basement dining room, but otherwise a lift is available. The lift is tiny - 2 people + 1 large suitcase - but usable. We stayed for 10 days, and this was our third visit. (Family connection to the area.) We had a small, 2nd floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have become a regular here staying for the last 3 weeks for work reasons. Great location about a 15 -20 minute walk from the centre and another 10-15 minutes gets you to the castle and the golden mile. Residential street location and you wouldn't realise it was there. Breakfast and dinner good with food freshly cooked and staff friendly... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the nimrod suite, its the second time we've been here, reasonable prices, great food, amazing staff and a perfect location, and the breakfasts are to die for! No doubt we'll be back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my mrs had booked this hotel through superbreak and got a really good deal with them! The hotel itself is a short walk 10 minute walk out of town or 2 minutes in a taxi.The staff upon arrival were very helpful and once we found our room (top floor) we were so happy with it! The views were... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were pleased with our room (51). It was cosy, very quiet and spotlessly clean. Had tea/coffee, TV, hair dryer etc. lovely and dark with the blackout curtains. The large king bed was so comfortable that we slept really well. Breakfast was very nice. I do think the hotel could make things a little easier for the staff by having... More 

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

Many thanks to this guest for their positive review of Channings and I am sorry to read that the receptionist in question came across as impersonal. This is certainly not typical and I will address this with the team to ensure that our usual high standards are evident for all to see. I am pleased to learn that the room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not for the infirm or wheelchair bound ,small stair case going down one flight to the bar and dining room .nice room and peaceful area i think there £160 a night b/b over the week end is a bit step for the services supplied

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

My thanks to this guest for their mainly positive review and I am afraid we are restricted in the level of access we can offer by the nature of our Listed Building which very much gives Channings its charm. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a completely different experience than many other reviews, maybe I just don’t like the “quaint” style of hotel. The floor in my room (and the rooms beside me) was insanely squeaky to the point where I woke up every time one of my neighbors came, left, or went to the bathroom. The mattress was super thin and hard... More 

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

It is always disappointing to read a negative review about Channings, no matter how infrequently it occurs, and I am sorry to learn that this particular guest had such a poor experience. We constantly check all our beds for any signs of wear and replace them religiously so I am surprised to read of a paper thin mattress but I... More 

Lewiston, Sth Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I am finding out on my travels through Scotland, the staff are exceptional. Very friendly, warm and helpful. Channings staff are no exception.!! Made us feel at home and very welcome. The Hotel is perfect inside, very old world, elegant and warm. I believe Earnest Shakleton lived there at some stage, so obviously some history attached to this lovely... More 

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

Another super review for Channings - many thanks. If guest have any enquiries about parking during the day please do contact us on Tel; 00 44 131 315 2226. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights over the weekend on a work/leisure trip recently. On arrival we were informed we had been upgraded from a superior room to a suite. Wow, we loved the suite and the great big bathroom. We enjoyed food in the hotel and the breakfasts were of the traditional Scottish kind and were lovely, plenty to fill... More 

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

A charming review for Channings and I am glad to learn we were able to make this weekend trip extra special - we look forward to welcoming these guests again soon! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were celebrating a birthday for my husband. We have been to Edinburgh many times, and I always looked at Channing's because of the New Town quiet location. Booked the hotel for 5 nights. Our room looked north, with a pretty view. It was so quiet We didn't think many were there. The next morning the breakfast room was FULL.... More 

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

Another lovely review for Channings and it is most gratifying to learn that we have been instrumental in helping create some special memories - many thanks! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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