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Channings Hotel
Ranked #46 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 3, 2013

>Like just about everyone writing reviews about Channings my wife and I loved it. Super clean, warm on cold nights, great breakfasts, great staff and a connection to Ernest Shackleton, the Antartic explorer.

Although the hotel is in a good central lcation be aware that it is a 15 minute, mainly uphill, walk to the West end of Princes Street, and a further 10-15 minutes uphill to the Royal Mile.

We stayed here for 4 nights

My only recommendation to management would be to improve the lighting in the bedroom as it is difficult to read with the current lighting.

Room Tip: Room 51 was very nice, but is on the second floor and the lift is slow to arrive.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ngaire_Stanaway, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

We will certainly look into the lighting in Room 51 - thank you for bringing this to our attention.

We hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The staff are friendly and welcoming. It is in a good position, if a little away from the very centre. In a lovely area of the city. With comfortable rooms and a beautiful reception area and lounge, with leather arm-charis, and a feel like a country house. What more would you want?

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Ngaire_Stanaway, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us.

The Stockbridge area is certainly a lovely part of Edinburgh and we are pleased you were able to enjoy it.

We hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Was upgraded to suite, don't pay for parking on saturday, and its a short walk to centre of edinburgh.great place to stay after a night out as you get a great sleep with no noise from partygoers still roaming the main streets looking for more fun.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Ngaire_Stanaway, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we hope we are able to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I've previously posted that i wouldn't stay anywhere else in edinburgh, that might still be the case but in future I would look elsewhwere.
I booked a suite for my wife an I and was allocated the nimrod room, last years our friends had the same room and it was immaculate. Unfortunately i cant say the same this year. The walls were all marked, scuffed, the paint works yellow, one of the blinds in the bathroom was ripped plus the raidiator needs bleeding. Pillows are an entirely personal thing but i did request 4 firm pillows and my booking which was ignored. I then requested 4 from the housekeeper who left 4 even softer ones.
I also appreciate its an old building but the squeaky floorboards require urgent attention.
What makes it, the bathrooms are superb, the staff are great (with the exception of 1 who will remain nameless but a smile is all it takes), plus the risotto in the room service was exceptional
I think this is about our 5th stay at the channings and this time i could see a deterioration in standards. Such a shame as its a beautiful hotel

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ngaire_Stanaway, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Thank you for your feedback and we are disappointed you felt that it was not up to the standard of your previous stays. We do continue to have a refurbishment programme in place however certain aspects will be rectified by our in house maintenance team.

We are delighted you enjoyed our food and beverage offerings and the team look after you well.

We do hope we can welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed here for three nights. Charming, attractive hotel. The room was a delight, with everything but a towel heater. The hotel is located in a quiet, elegant part of west Edinburgh that is within easy walking distance of Stockbridge, the West End and City Centre. The staff were attentive, kind and very helpful. There is metered parking outside, but free parking about 10 minutes away - a boon if you have to come by car. A treasure of a place, we will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ngaire_Stanaway, General Manager at Channings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

We are delighted you were able to enjoy the surrounding area and the team looked after so well. It is so rewarding for the team to received such positive feedback.

We hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Recently visited Channings for a 3 night stay with my wife. I cannot fault the hotel for anything it had everything and most importantly vey clean! A special mention for the full scottish breakfast probably the best I have ever tasted at any hotel I have stayed for business and pleasure! Will definitely return for another stay in the future 5 STAR !

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We arrived for the weekend On the Friday evening the gentleman on reception was great and so helpful. The room was large double room king size bed. Two chairs and a table at the window. Lots of room and space to put things away. We went to the bar. The restaurant looked lovely and a nice menu. Not over priced. The staff in bar were very friendly. Breakfast was in the conservatory and it was a fantastic breakfast. Lots of choice

Very happy with hotel and on,y ten minute walk into the town. We were there to watch rugby and celebrate my husband to be birthday. It all went very well and would recommend

Room Tip: All seemed very nice
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Additional Information about Channings Hotel

Address: 12-16 South 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
#28 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $120 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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'. 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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