Channings Classic Hotel, Edinburgh
Reviews - Channings Classic Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Great Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room was beautiful and spacious. We didn't have the best view but the bed was great and the bathroom was huge with a separate shower and then a claw foot tub. Good shower pressure which is always nice.
The breakfast in the morning was fantastic. It had a great selection of anything from Eggs down to cereal and pastries.
I would definately stay here again.
Disappointed visitorsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The bed should have been a double, but was 2 twins pushed together with twin quilts and covers. Not a good idea for someone who fidgets in the night.
You had to be below 5ft to avoid the sloping roof when getting out of bed (hence hubby bumped his head a couple of times). The shower was held together with yellow sticky tape. Really was disappointed as I had heard/read so many rave reviews about this hotel. The only plus side to the room was the view from the 2 windows.
Unlike others when we return to Edinburgh we won't be enquiring at the Channings. Mainly as our high expectations of such a hotel were let down, which consequently left us with a bitter taste especially after such a great day in Edinburgh.
The breakfast was excellent, everything you wanted. The "fry-up" was just enough, but you had ample of pastries, fruit, cereals to fill up on.
Most of the staff were very pleasant and helpful, especially when we checked in on 6 November (am).
Edinburgh is excellent, take plenty of money and some very reliable walking shoes
golden oldie!from LCFC
We arrived very early (10a.m) due to our plane times and they happily looked after our bags until our room was made so we ventured out again.
We found EVERYONE at the hotel very very friendly BUT my only gripe is that reception is TOO small!
The room we had (46) was nice but it was small and slightly cramped BUT it was clean tidy and the bathroom was lovely.
Its a 3-4 minute ride to the bus stop which can take you to Princes St and the Royal mile and hence the location is not a problem.
The Breakfasts were LOVELY!!! LOvely cooked Vegetarian breakfasts and cereal,croissants,danishes cheeses etc.....
Overall the Channings is a lovely friendly hotel,more like a family run hotel than a "BIG UN" and value for money.Altough the room was small,we would definetely stay there again!
A delightful retreatfrom monkeychops
A Lovely Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Mostly great...from dbwMidwest
Yes, these are minor items but when paying over $240 US a night for a hotel room, they were expectations that we felt were reasonable. On the plus side, the breakfasts were lovely and the staff in the restaurant - one gentleman in particular - were just delightful. Also the bellman was terrific, friendly and helpful. He produced a floor fan that went some distance to mitigating the noise we had at night.
Overall would recommend it but would make sure that any concerns re' sleeping/quiet are addressed in advance.
Wonderful hotel!from DirtyBird
Greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
If your looking for faults then these minor gripes are for you. Receptionist didn't know about buses into the centre - answer any one of many that pass 50 yds away, and they could have been quicker clearing breakfast plates. But really folks these are so petty - do not be put off!
Staff are friendly and welcome and the hotel deserves its award as small Edi hotel of the year.
Go and enjoy!!
Our room was more than we could have hoped for (worth treating yourself to a superior room). The bathroom was spacious and spotless with a lovely old fashioned bath 'on feet' with plenty of hot water and lovely fluffy towels and towelling robes. The bed was sumptuous. We used room service one evening and it was beautiful. Breakfasts were great. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Location of the hotel was a very pleasant 10 minute stroll from Princes Street.
All in all, couldn't fault a thing - apart from the fact that our stay was too short. If you're looking for a special treat - stay here!
Small stylish hotel but a couple of flawsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Edinburgh
Whisky Heritage Centre Don't bother with the standard tour unless you really want the free glass. You pay £9.25 to get a shot of whisky, watch 3 videos and sit in a car shaped like a barrel. More for kids. The bar, however, is very good for tastings.
Go to George Street not Princes street If your in Edinburgh and want to shop go to George Street; Princes Street is an anywhere in the UK place and poorly looked after with down market shops. You should aldso find OloRosso on Castle Street - it really is a nice restaurant and bar on the top of an office block - with great views.
Take the bus! Buses run regularly and to all parts of the city. You can buy an all-day pass for about 2.50 British Pounds. The schedules are at each stop, and the buses run fairly well into the evening.
Other names for Channings Classic Hotel
- channings hotel edinburgh
- Address: 12 South Learmonth Gardens - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH4 1EZ - United Kingdom
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