$137 Avg/night
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Channings

4 stars
12 - 16 South Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 1EZ
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
18 reviews
There for 2 days

Location is not great, walking for 25 min will take you downtown, taxi will cost about 8-9 pounds... See full review

  • Oscar Aguilar
  • Jun 22, 2014
Excellent well situated weekend break hotel.

A charming hotel with good facilities and within easy walking distance to Edinburgh centre. The... See full review

  • Ikbelle
  • Oct 30, 2013
The feel of a Scottish country home in the city

The four-star Channings Hotel prides itself on an atmosphere that is more country-house than city accommodation. Channings enjoys a quiet location overlooking private gardens. Princes Street and all of Edinburgh's amenities are within easy reach. The hotel combines five Edwardian townhouses, one of them the former home of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Channings offers guests a warm welcome, great food and wine, and free Internet access.

Highlights

  • Free Internet access
  • Restaurants and wine bar
  • Walking distance to Princes Street
  • All rooms non-smoking

Rooms
No two of the 41 rooms are exactly the same, in layout or décor. Rooms are available as single, double/twin, superior double/twin, four poster, and suite. The three top-floor suites and two slightly smaller Shackleton Rooms are named after Sir Ernest Shackleton and his fellow Antarctic adventurers. These new suites and their bathrooms are spacious, with separate baths and walk-in showers. The contemporary styling includes bold colors and striking, black-and-white photography of Shackleton's expeditions. All rooms and suites have free Internet, a television entertainment system, private bathroom, Molton Brown toiletries, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, trouser press, tea- and coffee-making equipment, and study/work area. Room service is available 24 hours. Guests can request laundry and dry cleaning services.
Features

Channings Restaurant is a delightful, neighborhood bistro with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The hotel chefs have developed an impressive menu focusing on high quality, in-season, organic produce. The Sun Deck, which captures the sun all day, is an ideal spot to enjoy a quiet drink. The Wine Bar at Channings is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail, some wine after work, or a late-night glass of sherry. Inverarity Vaults, a family-owned, independent Scottish company, supplies the wines.

 

Channings has three meeting rooms, with a maximum capacity of 50.

Transportation

  • Haymarket Rail Station (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.6 mi/12.2 km)

Nearby attractions

  • Princes Street (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Charlotte Square (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Usher Hall (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Royal Mile (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (1.8 mi/2.9 km) 

Business

  • Three meeting rooms hold from 20 to 50
  • Free Internet access
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.4 mi/2.2 km)

Hotel Map

55.9562 -3.219
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport - 20 minute drive from the hotel.
Area description
Channings is located - 9 minute walk from Edinburgh's main shopping and sightseeing area, 7 minute taxi journey from Haymarket train station, 11 minute taxi journey from Edinburgh Waverley train station and 7 miles from Edinburgh Airport.

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Channings Rooms

Standard
Room with one double bed or one twin bed is striking yet elegant, tailored and classic, with a combination of textured fabrics such as linen, silk, suede and velvet and deep, rich colors - providing comfortable and relaxing surroundings for you during your stay. The room is equipped with two telephones, one with double capacity to facilitate electronic transmission and voice communication with International Modem Points, eTV - a television / in room entertainment centre which includes a variety of channels, movies on demand, internet access, radio, a music jukebox and hotel information, En-suite bathroom, desk and seating area, 24 hour room service, tea / coffee making facilities, Molton Brown toiletries, hairdryer, iron and board, trouser press, laundry and dry cleaning services.
Superior
Room with one twin bed or one double bed and one sofa bed is perfect for a special occasion, the rooms have roll top baths or a jacuzzi bath. Many of superior rooms offer panoramic views over the chimney pots of Edinburgh, across the Firth of Forth to the Kingdom of Fife. The room is equipped with two telephones, one with double capacity to facilitate electronic transmission and voice communication with International Modem Points, eTV - a television / in room entertainment centre which includes a variety of channels, movies on demand, internet access, radio, a music jukebox and hotel information, En-suite bathroom, desk and seating area, 24 hour room service, tea / coffee making facilities, Molton Brown toiletries, hairdryer, iron and board, trouser press, laundry and dry cleaning services.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Comely Bank: 0.2 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.3 mi
  • The Grange: 0.3 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.4 mi
  • Dean Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.5 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.5 mi
  • Craigleith: 0.5 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.7 mi
  • West Coates: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 0.8 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.8 mi
  • Ravelston: 0.9 mi
  • Dalry: 0.9 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.9 mi
  • Comely Bank: 0.2 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.3 mi
  • The Grange: 0.3 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.4 mi
  • Dean Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.5 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.5 mi
  • Craigleith: 0.5 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.7 mi
  • West Coates: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 0.8 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.8 mi
  • Ravelston: 0.9 mi
  • Dalry: 0.9 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.9 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.9 mi
  • East Pilton: 0.9 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.9 mi
  • Roseburn: 0.9 mi
  • Ferry Road: 1 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 1 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 1 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 1 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 1 mi
  • Lochrin: 1 mi
  • Inverleith: 1 mi
  • Grassmarket: 1.1 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Princes Mall: 1.1 mi
  • Warriston: 1.1 mi
  • Crewe Toll: 1.1 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 1.1 mi
  • Lauriston: 1.1 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 1.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 1.2 mi
  • Pilton: 1.2 mi
  • Drylaw: 1.3 mi
  • Powderhall: 1.3 mi
  • Ardmillan: 1.3 mi
  • Cowgate: 1.3 mi
  • Tynecastle Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 1.3 mi
  • Underground City: 1.3 mi

Dining

Channings Restaurant & Bar
Experience great food and flavoursome wine in a warm and welcoming ambience in Channings Restaurant. The team of Chefs has developed an impressive repertoire of modern and exciting dishes, which culminates in a menu focusing on seasonality and high quality, organic produce. Alternatively, relax in vibrant wine bar and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, a light lunch or sit down to a meal from the extensive bar menu - a great place to meet any time of day!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Channings

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.2

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Channings

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
bubbamiles
amsterdam
Oct 13, 2010

A disappointment

I arrived with high expectations after reading all the great reviews.The hotel is in a beautiful part of town and looks very nice.Reception staff were very pleasant. Interior of hotel looks very nice.Getting to my room there were clear signs of wear and tear.Stains on the carpet,scrapes on the walls and chips of the furniture;not 4 star at all.In the bathroom the washbasin did not drain.The showertemperature proved almost impossible to set.From freezing to scalding hot. Going down to dinner in the bar area ,the seats and the floor looked grubby.The food was mediocre.I slept well it was very quiet outside.In the morning after the struggle with the shower{I heard other guests having the same problem}I went downstairs to breakfast.There they serve the worst coffee I have ever tasted.A very bitter brew.Breakfast is nothing to write home about.Afterwards I asked housekeeping for some extra instant coffee sachets to have a decent cup of coffee in my room,which they happily supplied.Front desk staff and housekeeping are very pleasant and helpful.This hotel is in need of maintenance and loving care. I will not stay again,and can not recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Botanical gardens are a treat.

Review of Channings

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Geordie25
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK
Jan 7, 2012

Good Hotel although a little tired and dated

Location was good, only a 10 minute walk into the city centre. Breakfast was superb and the staff very helpful and nice. The hotel is not meant to be new and contemporary but the room was quite dated and tired looking and really could do with decorating. There were stains on the wallpaper above the radiator, the bath antislip mat had seen better days and was grubby, the bathroom could do with updating although the beds were very comfortable and the sheets and towels luxurious. It could be a great hotel but in its current state, just average. We managed to get a good deal on it which is why we rated the value good but if we had paid the actual rack rate would have been disappointed... although hotel accommodation in Edinburgh generally is quite expensive so maybe it is reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Channings

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
simpsb1
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK
Feb 15, 2012

Another great weekend

I wouldn't stay anywhere else in edinburgh. If i had 1 minor criticism its the pillows are too soft - but thats a personal choice, I asked for some firmer ones but they weren't provided

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Channings

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
occasional world traveler
Houston, Texas
Jun 26, 2012

One Night in June

I spent one night here in June as I extended a business trip into a weekend holiday in Edinburgh. The two best features of the hotel in my (limited) experience there was the staff (very friendly and helpful) and the restaurant (excellent breakfast and a good dinner). The issues I had was a very small room (perhaps to be expected as it was a single) and that the wireless only worked around the lobby. However, I would recommend hotel to others. It is in the age and style as most of New Town is and has a certain amount of charm. It is located about a 10-15 minute walk from the Waverly train station, so its location is not the most convenient but is in a nice quiet residential area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Channings

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
challie
California
Jun 1, 2013

Great Stay

The hotel is a short walk from the city center in a quiet neighborhood. The staff was very nice and helpful. Onsite restaurant and bar were great. Only downside is parking. Overnight parking is fine but there is no all day parking onsite. Have to feed a meter.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Channings

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ikbelle
Durham
Oct 30, 2013

Excellent well situated weekend break hotel.

A charming hotel with good facilities and within easy walking distance to Edinburgh centre. The staff are all very professioal,polite and helpful with good advice given by the reception on information requested. The hotel bar was friendly and the bar meals GVFM. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from.We ate at Lancers(Indian restaunt at Stocksbridge),Wildfire (Bistro in Rose Street) and visited the Scotch Whisky Experience on the Platinum Tour which included a meal. All restaurnts were very good and reasonably priced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Black cab taxi's are good value and willingly give good local knowledge/informatin for your holiday.

Review of Channings

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 8, 2011

Channings, Edinburgh

One of the reasons we keep going back to Channing's is they're consistent quality and homey "feel." This time was no exception.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dinner at the Indian Calvary Club, followed by nightcaps in the Balmoral Hotel Bar at the other end of Prince's Street.

Review of Channings

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BPaul
Bethlehem, PA
Aug 12, 2010

Very nice, quiet, romantic

Very nice stay. Quiet, Romantic Hotel. Great Value. Recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Channings

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Oscar Aguilar
El Paso, Texas
Jun 22, 2014

There for 2 days

Location is not great, walking for 25 min will take you downtown, taxi will cost about 8-9 pounds to get you downtown. Clean room and very friendly stuff. Overall good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Multiple pubs and small restaurants, about 25 min walk from hotel towards downtown

Review of Channings

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
young traveller
Toronto, Canada
Jun 8, 2009

Great hotel!

Great hotel! Very clean and beautiful rooms, friendly and accommodating staff, close to major bus routes/edinburgh castle, breakfast included, and great food in the downstairs bar/restaurant for good prices. Would definitely recommend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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