Located in the Learmonth Gardens, a tranquil residential area, the Channings is a feels like Scottish country home, full of charming Victorian paintings, prints, books, furniture and memorabilia.
There are 41 hotel rooms at Channings in all - no two are quite the same, in either layout or decor. One of the Channings townhouses, 14 South Learmonth Gardens, was home to Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer, while he was secretary of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society between 1904 and 1910. The hotel has named its top-floor hotel suites after Shackleton and his fellow adventurers; they display prints of black-and-white photographs that were taken on the expeditions, and a copy of a journey planner.
For a room with a view, ask for one in the front.
The Channings Restaurant is a bistro with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a well-edited all day menu. The chef Karen Higgins uses fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients wherever possible, and has come up with some great taste combinations.