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94% based on 56 reviews
Lovely breakfasts and very helpful staff.
"Fabulous comfort - home away from home!"
One awkward moment at check out when I was given the bill for the two nights - I explained that I had already paid through HotelDirect.co.uk but not before seeing that they would have charged me £18 less...
"Great stay, helpful staff"
Really good facilities, staff helpful and efficient.
This is a lovely hotel with friendly staff. Really enjoyed our weekend break here. Not too far a walk from the main shopping in Princess st., recommended.
"Not as expected"
Booked the Channings after looking at their website. It was a special occasion and I wanted something nice. I was very disappointed in the room with its frayed carpet and a chest of drawers that had seen better days. From the photos I was expecting a roll top bath and nice decor but unfortunately this was not what I got. On the plus side the bed was very comfortable and we had lovely big towels. The staff are very nice and the bar and lounge areas are very cozy. We had a lunch in the bar which was also very enjoyable. Location is also pretty good, only a short walk in to the centre.
"Very good hotel and friendly staff."
Party of 4, stayed for 2 nights would recommend this hotel to anyone,meals were very good and very tasty,not to far from the centre ,15 -20 minutes walk or a short taxi ride,approx £6.50 to Waverley train station by taxi,hotel has a lot of caracter and the rooms are very comfortable.
"Ladies week end away"
Spent a very pleasant week end away with friends staying at The Channings Hotel. Excellent accommodation and the breakfast ( included in our room rates) was also very good. Staff very friendly and helpful. We didn`t have our own transport but buses readily available near by in to Princess Street. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others.
"If we have to go to Edimburgh a second time, we already know where to stay. "
Channings is a charming hotel, well located in a quiet residential area, but walkable to Princess Ave. Our room was comfortable. Staff were kind and helpfull for first timers in Edinburgh like me and my wife. Breakfast is good. A cozzy hotel with few apartments that made us feel at home.
"Charming well-run hotel. Ideal for single traveller to Edinburgh "
I had room 6 on the ground floor as I had requested. It was immaculate and well planned with an excellent bathroom which had a rubber mat and low bath which was ideal for those with mobility problems. I ate in the hotel for the three nights of my stay and found the food well cooked and appetising. My one criticism would be that the room was rather cold at times.
"Friendly, wonderful staff"
Rooms were very comfortable, excellent ensuite bathroom, separate shower & bath.Room 4 was lovely, although during summer months I would imagine being noisy as next to the garden.
"Suprised at the size of hotel would recommend to anyone"
We had a great stay at Channings Hotel unfortunately we only stayed for B&B
"Charming, lovely hotek"
I never leave reviews, but we had such a fantastic time at Channings that we`ll definitely be back! We had a bright, cozy room looking out over Learmounth Gardens, enjoyed dinner at Shackleton`s, had a delicious Scottish fry-up in the morning (cost included with room), and we`re only a short walk away from town and the Modern Art Gallery. Really relaxing!
Lovely bedrooms,very comfy bed,great breakfast,friendly staff. We would stay again. Also, loved the Shackleton theme.
We thoroughly enjoyed the hotel. Rooms were clean and nice. Breakfast was delicious, and beautifully presented in their full hot dishes. It is an easy walk to New Town and on to Old Town. We recommend the hotel and will stay there again.
My husband and I been in Edinburg 20-22 feb 2015. The room no. 4 was fantastic, big, comfortable, clean and we loved the decoration. Nice people in the reception, but the guy serving the breakfast every day was the best of the Hotel, really nice guy, so gentle and always smiling. Breakfast was also nice, croissant, fruits, cheese, etc, etc. We definitely come back to this hotel again.
"Overall excellent service. Staff very friendly & informative around area. "
Room lovely but due to weather even when heating turned up room very cold. I was under the impression that as a guest you would be able to control room temprature to suit the individual. We returned to hotel around 01:00hrs to find a very cold room radiator off so unsure if heating on timer. Daughter was cold had to get up and to put on a jumper and socks to sleep cosy even with the the lovely feather duvet.
"pre Christmas short break"
Enjoyed our stay here, helpful staff, quiet location, loved the traditional style of the hotel. Bar and restaurant were nice with good choices.
fantastic weekend lovely room clean and great views from our window quiet and friendly staff only a 15 minutes walk to city centre will definitely be back
Channings hotel is set unobtrusively in a quiet street away from the bustling city centre. It has an old fashioned charm but lots of modern conveniences. Our room included a small sitting room and a huge comfortable bed. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfasts werewere delicious. We would be happy to recommend this hotel.
Great staff, nice room, superb breakfast, breakfast staff sooo helpful..will be back next year..
"Staff very helpful and friendly. Food excellent. Very clean rooms etc."
Very friendly staff. Room was clean but in bathroom a number of broken tiles. Breakfast was average.
We really enjoyed our stay
"Friendly staff and fantastic accomodation"
Hotel accomodation is excellent with fantastic rooms and excellent service.
"Very Enjoyable Stay."
The hotel was very welcomeing and the staff were also very helpful.Room had all we needed with nice large bay window.The food that I had was lovely and could not fault it as with the warm service.I think that not many guests will be let down by this nice hotel.
really enjoyed the hotel very relaxing lovely surroundings good food nice friendly staff
"lovely comfortable hotel in a quiet. and pretty location"
"clean and friendly but a room a little tired"
Nice hotel, good sized room with a view but needing a little attention. The sink tap in the bathroom was very loose and there was wall paper peeling off in places. We had a meal in the restaurant one night which was of a good standard. Was slightly disappointed that on checking out we asked to leave our case and a bag and were told that they would be put somewhere safe for our return. On returning they were still in the same place in reception. Over all we have had a pleasant stay.
The Channings is a lovely hotel with helpful staff in a nice quiet street, I was there to celebrate my 60th birthday and enjoyed my stay. The hotel was about a 20 minute walk to the city centre but that was not a problem. Overall I would stay at The Channings again in the future.
"Lovely quiet hotel with a lot of character."
Excellent hotel, excellent friendly service. Just a tiny bit too far out of the city centre to walk in and out with my 77 year old mother. If on my own would not have been a problem.. But the comfy beds more than made up for the extra expense of taxis. Will definately be back!!
"very good hotel"
The hotel was very comfortable & the staff helpful, friendly & plesant. The room was claean & well equipped. Would return again
"Homely & friendly atmosphere. Staff were most helpful. Acc. comfortable & food tasty. "
A more detailed map when booking would be helpful re: hotel location,as computer map inadequate .
"Lovely cosy hotel with very friendly staff"
Stayed for three nights - lovely room and helpful staff made the stay very pleasant. Easy 15 minute walk into the centre of things or a Â£7 taxi to Waverley bridge. Breakfast was great too!
"Would highly recommend the Channings Hotel! "
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Channings Hotel. The area was quiet and peaceful and only a short walking distance from the centre of town. Edinburgh is very split up so you are never going to be right in the centre of everything. The staff were so friendly and even gave us directions to free parking along the street. Nothing seemed to much hassle for them. The hotel was also very clean and the building was beautiful. I`d highly recommend this hotel and would definately return.
"car parking "
the only problem i had was that there is no car parking at the hotel and we needed to move the car after 4 hours during the hours of 8-30 and 6-
"Comfortable and well managed"
Excellent staff and great accommodation.
"A very efficient and helpful welcome; good facilities which were all very clean and in good order."
A real gem with very good facilities and generally welcoming staff. A warm atmosphere and good value for money!
"Great place to stay"
Dinner was wonderful, Scott was very helpful and friendly. Room was quiet, clean and nice.Cons:- room was 2 singles pushed together, with 2 separate quilts- would of expected better. Also breakfast did not live up to standard. Staff good but food lukewarm and re heated. Let down..
Lovely rooms, good breakfast, really helpful staff and general overall presentation of hotel very good .
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