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Channings Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We've been visiting Channings regularly for 15 years, and never had anything other than a great trip. This weekend was equally good, but very sad to hear that the hotel closes at the end of this month - bought by developers. Thanks to all the staff who always made us feel "at home". They may be disappointed to be losing their jobs but remain friendly and attentive.

The look and location of this hotel is fine. I had a great room with an enormous bath at the top of the building. But it rather missed with food and service - okay but not memorable. The staff were mixed, some helpful but others indifferent and chattering to each other. The final straw was one serving breakfast whose shoulders were covered in dandruff - a manager should have picked this up

We booked this hotel to celebrate our Silver Wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The hotel was lovely and the staff very helpful. We had a suite which was beautifully furnished. The hotel is in a quiet residential area but within easy walking distance of the city centre or there are plenty of buses close by. We were able to get a but up to Ocean Terminal where the Royal Yacht is berthed. Well worth a visit. Breakfast at the hotel was excellent with plenty of choice and was always hot. We did have to wait a bit for the hot food to arrive but it was always cooked fresh so wasn’t a problem. We will definitely it’s,y return.

As always Channings came up to expectations. Although looking a bit faded these days and knowing it is shortly to close, can't be easy for the staff. But as always they were friendly and helpful. We will miss staying here it was always my first choice when I visit Edinburgh. Great breakfast, clean room and a good sized bedroom, with a lovely view over the city. Thanks again

Stayed here for 1 night, no complaints. Room was huge, bathroom huge, great breakfast and a great location in Stockbridge. Just a shame it closes next month and is being turned back into residential houses.

Very clean, spacious room with huge comfy bed and large bathroom. Handy 15min walk from Shandwick Pl and in a nice leafy area. Nice breakfast and a good option of fruits, yoghurt and pastries plus cooked. Very friendly staff at breakfast time.

I stayed in this hotel for 1 night whilst in Edinburgh for work. Although my first impressions of the hotel and the setting were good, I have a few grumbles about my stay that left me feeling disappointed. I stayed in room 26. This room is on the second floor with the headboard of the bed backing directly onto the lift shaft. The noise of the lift clattering up and down kept me awake. The room is also directly opposite the cleaners cupboard on this floor meaning I was then woken early to banging noises. When I mentioned these disturbances to the receptionist when I checked out all the response I got was 'OK' and a frosty stare. No word of an apology at all! To add another minor point, when I had a shower this morning the water was not draining away at all. I ended up standing is half a foot of water and it took until I returned from breakfast for the water to drain away. Finally, although there was a good selection for breakfast and it was all very tasty, the meat platter I ordered was enormous. I felt very bad having to leave some of the selection of cold meats but there was no way one person could finish all of that. I feel it would be much better (for the environment) to give a smaller platter suitable for one person where people can request more if required. Overall, having found positive reviews for the hotel on here before making my booking I was left very disappointed with my stay.

Have just spent a great week at this lovely hotel, Yes it's tired in places but the room was always clean, the bathroom immaculate and the staff from the girl doing the cleaning to the girl doing reception were all FANTASTIC!!! We had a small issue with the guests next door, had a word with reception it was sorted straight away! Breakfast was always freshly cooked and piping hot, with the haggis caught the night before! 😀 It's a shame this place is closing, we need more of these lovely friendly hotels instead of the mega chain same room hotels. Hope all the staff find somewhere to work and wish them all the best!

Arrived here quite late in the evening and managed to drive past the hotel on my first venture down the street but on my way back, I spotted the entrance and pulled up on the on the street to park. Very friendly welcoming by the reception and everything was explained to me for the hotel. The room was nice and fitted the bill, the bed was comfy, the shower powerful and the TV big. I was told that the on-street parking needed to be paid for from 8.30am onwards at £2 an hour which was a bit annoying having to sort that in the morning but can't be helped given the location. I had breakfast included which was a nice selection of cereals, fruits and pastries. In the evening I went to the bar for a drink and the bartender was very friendly and the atmosphere was nice and laid back. It was about a 20minute walk into the heart of Edinburgh which was ideal and I was happy with my overall stay here.

We love this hotel and have always had a wonderful stay. The hotel has old world charm, the rooms large and clean and the staff are friendly. So sad that it is closing have no idea where we will stay in Edinburgh now.

12-16 South Learmonth Gardens Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Comely Bank, Channings Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Princes Street Gardens. This 41-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Edinburgh Castle and St. Giles' Cathedral are also near this Edinburgh hotel.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


All 41 rooms feature ironing boards and desks. Guests can enjoy digital TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Channings Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Standard Double

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1325 reviews