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.
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User Reviews for Channings
Second Time Trip
This is the second stay here, and each time it's been perfect. The rooms are very spacious and well appointed, although I preferred the view out the front the first time rather...
- posted on 11.22.12
- by Marc R
Charming hotel with very helpful staff.
Normally we like to stay close to all the attractions, but chose this one because of the great reviews. It met all our expectations. This hotel was away from the downtown area about...
- posted on 11.20.12
- by Alice1234058
A lovely hotel - but a few niggles let it down
This is a lovely understated hotel on a residential street in the Old town of Edinburgh. I was slightly nervous being given a basement room but it was large, exceptionally clean, and...
- posted on 11.20.12
- by ianjmorley
- Highly Recommended 2010
King Suite, Four Poster Suite and Club Room with Jacuzzi available.
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- 12-16 South Learmonth Gardens
- (West End)
- Edinburgh EH4 1EZ
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