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Channings Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12-16 S Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 1EZ, Scotland (Stockbridge)
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Ranked #56 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had taken more notice of the negative reviews of this hotel; they are much more accurate. I find it fascinating that any positive review of this hotel is acknowledged by the manager whilst negative reviews are ignored. The people who run this hotel are arrogant and do nothing to solve problems which in my experience include; •... More

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Suffolk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Channings is an attractive city hotel with character and the service was good. Breakfast was done well and the price we paid for a double room was extremely fair. In fact we were upgraded to a junior suite with out asking. When we needed to spend an extra night we were accommodated at the same rate. It is situated on... More

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

Dear guest, Many thanks for your favourable review of Channings. I am glad to see that you found our accommodation and service up to your high standards. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

Bath, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here on a business trip and it's in a great location and is handy for getting around the city. It's quite a quiet area so not too much noise. The rooms are a very good size and have everything you need for a leisure or business stay. I would say that the rooms could definitely do with a... More

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Grenoble, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked into Channings for our last night in Edinburgh before leaving back to France. Upgraded to the top-floor suite: Endeavour. A wonderful touch of history: Ernest Shackelton lived here a century ago and he's one of my all-time heroes as an explorer and as a people manager. Images and reminders are all over the hotel. Room was comfortable with black-out... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your high rating of Channings. I am very pleased to hear that you are a big admirer of the famous explorer and it is great to see that our rooms met with your approval. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My advice would be; don’t stay at Channings! This is the first hotel I have ever checked out of because it was totally unsatisfactory. You can read my sorry tale below but in summary; the hotel offers relatively expensive rooms that are uninhabitable when the weather turns warm. The staff and management largely ignore your complaints and do nothing to... More

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Erie, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got off our flight into Edinburgh at 6:30 am. Armed with our luggage and very little sleep we headed to Channings planning to stow our bags and find some place to sit until our room was ready. When we got to the hotel, we were treated to breakfast while our room was made up, we got in a nap... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your favourable comments on Channings. I am very glad to see that you have enjoyed your stay and that we could contribute to your memories of Edinburgh. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

Dingwall, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How well we were looked after on Sunday. We were celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We weren't hurried away when a group of us just wanted to sit around talking afterwards. Thanks to all the staff

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your great review of Channings. It is a pleasure to see that you have chosen us for your 60th Wedding Anniversary and that you have enjoyed your visit. Thank you once again for your high rating and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

Durham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Channings appears to have had almost a complete change of staff since we last visited, and the bar has been refurbished, which was long over-due (doesn't quite continue the 'Town House' theme, but that's just really a quibble). I'm pleased to say that, with the notable exception of the member of staff in the restaurant who seemed to be chewing... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have just enjoyed a lovely short break in Edinburgh. The stay at Channings Hotel was great. The room we stayed in was superb with lovely unusual decor, large comfortable bed and large bathroom with underfloor heating . The breakfast was beautiful and plentiful with a good choice.The staff are very professional and friendly.We only had one... More

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

Dear Keith, Thank you for taking the time and leaving a positive review of Channings. It is always good to see that our guests enjoy their stay with us and would choose us again in the future. I would like to apologise for your dinner experience regarding the chips, and I can assure you it will never happen again. If... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After deciding very last minute that we needed a wee break, I made contact with Jamie at Channings who was wonderfully efficient, helpful and determined to get us to stay at the hotel. After negotiating a good rate inclusive of dinner, breakfast and wine, I booked up. Upon arrival at the hotel we checked in smoothly and then made our... More

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

Dear guest, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking time and writing a review of our town house hotel.I do appreciate your positive feedback of our rooms, services and amenities. Please be sure that I will pass on your comments to the rest of our team; they will be definitely delighted to see that they have contributed to... More

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Address: 12-16 S Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 1EZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Stockbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Channings Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center 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 #35 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh #44 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
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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'. To suit its location slightly away from the city centre, 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 that owner Peter Taylor has collected over the years. ... more   less 
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