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Channings Hotel

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Reviewed 21 July 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...

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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...

York, South Carolina
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed at Channings for 2 nights prior to an Isle of Skye tour and then again for one night after, before heading home. This is a wonderful hotel. The rooms are beautiful, ours had a wonderful view of Fettis University and the city. It is a 20 minute walk to the center, or a short bus ride. Hotel has...

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

Dear Peggy, Thank you for your fabulous review of Channings. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh and that we could contribute to your positive experience. We strive to provide the best service possible and I am more than glad to see that we have met your high standards. Thank you for choosing us...

Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were at the Channings Hotel on Fri 4th July for a wedding and I can honestly say that the staff were great, nothing was to much trouble for them. The rooms were also great especially ours which was right next to the bar (so not far to fall into bed, lol) and we also had a jacuzzi which was...

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

Dear Annie, I would like to express many thanks for this fantastic review. It is great to hear that you were impressed with our service staff, please be sure that I will pass your feedback to our team. I will also pass your notes about the breakfast to our chef, thank you for pointing that out. I do hope that...

Reviewed 6 July 2014

My son and I stayed three nights in june, and we had a wonderfull stay. We had a suite on 2. floor overlooking the pretty surroundings. We found the hotel just perfect, and the staff were nice and attentive.

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

Many thanks to this guest for the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Really clean; all staff exceptionally friendly and accommodating; great view from bedroom window; delicious breakfast; good hot water; comfy, clean bed and sheets. I arrived late and staff went out of their way to ensure I got something to eat just as kitchen closing. Couldn't fault it!

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

Dear Jane, Thank you for your pleasant review of Channings, I am very glad that you liked our hotel and our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager

Key West, Florida
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Initial appearance is that of several lovely old brownstones converted to a hotel. However Any nice external appearance soon vanishes. Floors squeak. Walls appear to be paper thin, hearing noises from adjacent room all night. Shower water temperature fluctuates from scalding to freezing every few seconds. The wifi disconnects every minute or so, requiring logging in again. The staff was...

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

A great hotel! The positives - nice size room, comfy bed, excellent service from staff, tasty breakfast and nice food/drinks from the bar downstairs. Also our 1 year old son was well accommodated. The negatives - the room needed a lick of paint, just to bring it up to top standard. The hotel is a little walk out of town...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us and for taking time in writing this review! We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and your rating. We do apologise for the one member of staff - it is not usual for our team to forget something! We hope that you will choose our accommodation in the future! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Back for my 6th marathon and 5th stay at this lovely townhouse hotel. I called in advance and asked for the same room (nr.3) as 2 years before and they were able to give me it, which was very much appreciated! Ate dinner for the first time, a burger in the garden and it was one of the best burgers...

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Ottawa
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Though the location is away from the city core we enjoyed our stay at the Channings, we love to walk, there are many buses you can catch that will take you into the core. The hotel is not like a regular hotel. It is comprised of old Victorian row houses joined together which gave you some lovely ground floor space,...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time in reviewing our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and that we could contribute to a comfortable visit. Please be sure that your compliments about our staff will be passed on to the rest of our team. Thank you for choosing Channings and we look forward to...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Recently stayed here for 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis with my husband in a double room and our adult son in a twin room. We travelled to Edinburgh by train so obviously didn't have to worry about car parking. It was a good 20 minute walk to the centre of Edinburgh so anyone wishing to be right...

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

Dear Sheila, Thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your high rating of our hotel and we are more than happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay. The location of Channings is slightly away from the city centre as it is pointed out on the website, but the beauty of it is the fact that...

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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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Address: 12-16 South Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 1EZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $85 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Channings Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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Channings Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#13 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#15 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Ask for rooms at the front - the area is very quiet so there will be no traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles 92sarahg, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We like a room on the ground floor but all rooms are individual.”
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“Very satisfied with our room”
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“ask for a room at the front for good views”
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“We were were in Room 22 at the front of the building - great view of Fettes College - Tony Blair's school.”
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