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“Lovely hotel, great location, nice staff!” 4 of 5 stars
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Channings Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12-16 S Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 1EZ, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #54 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely hotel, great location, nice staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Got a deal on itison for this lovely hotel. The room was smallish but perfect and had an amazing jacuzzi bath. The room and the hotel in general had a really cosy and luxurious feel and look. This is one if the nicest hotels I've stayed in!

As dinner was include in the deal the menu was very limited but the food was delish. Only negative point was that as dessert wasn't included my hubby ordered some cheese and biscuits for a £7 supplement. He waited over 30 minutes for them and only got them when he reminded the staff. Out came 6 small biscuits and 1 rather small slice of blue cheese. That was disappointing but in no way hindered our stay, in fact I would be happy to stay here time and time again!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Channings is subtly situated on a typical Edinburgh terrace. It has a snug and comfortable feel as soon as you walk in the front door.

What was the nicest part of the stay was the friendly nature of all the staff and as a business traveller the hotel gave a warm and welcome feel away from home.

Breakfast was good and the staff were prompt and attentive.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at this hotel twice now. The room are very nicely kept with good facilities. Hotel has really nice relaxing ambience. The breakfast is exceptional, cold buffet has a good selection, cooked breakfast very tasty and the best porridge around!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Well done to the staff at Channings for making my mother's 90th birthday bash so enjoyable. Dining room was warm and comfortable, food was lovely and service charming and efficient, despite us running late to start with. All ages, from 3 months to 90 accommodated for!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I recently stayed at Channings for three nights whilst in Edinburgh on business. Having stayed in lots of 'Corporate Boxes' I long for hotels with some individuality. Channings certainly offered that. The hotel is in keeping with its Georgian past, making the most of the grand proportions yet offering privacy in little corners and sitting rooms, most with open fires. The bar and restaraunt are excellent offereing a good range of Celtic produce (and they are both used by the local neighbours), the Scots now a good thing when they see it.
My room was lovely, large beds, a dressing room and huge bathroom with all the mod cons you could want. (I didn't get chance to use the whirlpool bath though)
The staff were friendly, most of them locals, and they couldn't do enough for you. All in all, a very pleasant stay. I'll be booking in every time I'm in Edinburgh

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Channings is a little bit of luxury in Edinburgh. Set back in a quiet part of the city, yet a short walk from the heart of the city. A great place to chill out after a hard days shopping, with it's welcoming fire and friendly staff

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a tastefully decorated 4 star hotel with very attentive staff. We had a large, clean, elegantly decorated room with a huge comfortable bed. Breakfast was served in the large light conservatory and there was a great selection to choose from. Bar prices were very reasonable especially compared to city centre establishments. We walked into Princes Steet in 15 minutes and Leith Walk in 25 minutes. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12-16 S Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 1EZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
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
#31 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Channings Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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'. 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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