We were really looking forward to our return visit to Channings, with memories of gentleman's club style luxury. However, the past few years have taken there toll on this once quality hotel. The staff were helpful, though not sure about staff wearing canvas colourful boots and missing a concierge. We'd had a long drive so had a quick look at the room which looked ok but tatty around the edges and went for a walk on return the neglect became apparent. The bathroom tiles desperately need re grouting, the plug was broken and the knob used for making it go up and down fell off revealing the silicone glue used to stick it back. We were due to go out so just ignored it - though weren't happy. On return when we went to bed there was no light switch to be found on one side - this meant that you couldn't switch on the bathroom light without putting on all of the room lights, not very good at 3am on a toilet run! The mattress was solid, not firm just old and lumpy, like an old straw one. We eventually found the light switch in the morning - behind the headboard where you had to kneel on the bed and reach around. The bed is big! It must have been moved along the wall as it would be awkward to get in the room with it in place. Breakfast was ok but not the standard once seen. Avoid room 53 if you are going, but after recommending this hotel for years I would not do so again. Good staff who said they would sort the problems out for the next guest, however these are obvious problems that any good hotel would not allow to continue.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Channings Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland