We arrived well before check in on a rainy Wednesday morning and were told (with a smile)that our room was not quite ready but that the staff could stow our bags and take them up if we wanted to start our day in Edinburgh. We took a moment to change and were off. On our late afternoon return, we were shown to our "twin" en suite room and given a brief tour on where things were and how they worked. The staff was professional but also friendly and willing to answer our questions. Beds were comfortable, the room was well-appointed, and the bath was almost as large as the bedroom. Lovely hot water and toiletries by Moulton Brown.
We found that getting to breakfast by 9AM was the best way to get a good choice from the buffet, although the servers were happy to take orders for anything from porridge to a full breakfast. There was a good selection of fruits, cold cereal, even yogurt, and the porridge arrived piping hot. We also ate dinner there our first evening, after having a drink in the adjoining bar, which had a neighborhood feel to it. The food choices were excellent, fresh and well prepared.
Everyone we saw, from the housekeeping staff to the concierge and the barman, was friendly, willing to chat and eager to help.
We would definitely stay there on our next trip to Edinburgh.
- 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