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Channings Hotel occupies five Victorian townhouses in a peaceful residential area just ten minutes’ walk from the bustling city centre of Edinburgh. Channings is an informal, relaxed hotel with a very friendly approach. It’s a wonderfully quirky property, which feels like a Scottish Country Home, full of charming Victorian paintings, prints, books, furniture and memorabilia. 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 suites after Shackleton and his fellow adventurers, and are proud to display prints of black-and-white photographs that were taken on the expeditions, as well as a copy of an historic journey planner. Channings offers free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel.

Each bedroom at Channings is unique, with bespoke decor, furniture and furnishings picked out for each. This boutique approach means Channings feels more like a Scottish Country Home, full of charming Victorian paintings, prints, books, furniture and memorabilia.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Flat-Screen Freeview TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Designer Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Work Desk
  • Room Service
  • Turn-Down Service

Channings Restaurant:

Channings Restaurant in Edinburgh is a delightful, neighbourhood bistro with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Channings is proud to be the recipient of an AA Rosette Award. Why not pop in with family or friends after a long day of sightseeing & shopping on Princes Street? Join the professional staff for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or even a Jug of Pimms on the Sun Deck – it’s the perfect haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Afternoon Tea:

What better way to spend an afternoon than in the tranquil setting of Channings Hotel overlooking South Learmonth Gardens. This is what afternoons were made for! Our afternoon tea is served daily from 2pm until 6pm and is £15.50 per person. Take your time & enjoy a selection of freshly cut finger sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones and shortbread, with your choice from a selection of loose leaf teas. Our afternoon teas are served with a selection of eight loose leaf teas or coffee.

The City of Edinburgh

On The Map: Edinburgh is located in the southeast of Scotland. Edinburgh is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Glasgow to the west, and A68 from Newcastle, England to the southeast.

Edinburgh knows how to welcome travelers with grace and charm. She also knows how to kick up her heels and enjoy a nice shot of Scotch Whisky after a festival. The hill that Edinburgh Castle stands upon has been Scotland’s remarkable silent witness since the Bronze Age. Today her streets are filled with cutting-edge galleries and museums, tributes to the love of literature and music, fine cuisine, quirky shops, theater, and an extravagance of festivals. Four ancient streets, called the Royal Mile, are the main thoroughfare.  Running through medieval Edinburgh with her 66 alleys, tumbling shops, cobblestones, and tight homes the Royal Mile takes you to New Town.  Here you’ll stroll through fine gardens, perfect Georgian architecture and broad squares. The mix of time, while lost in time, is a heady brew. There may be no finer city than Edinburgh Scotland, to participate in the gifts of the past with an eye to a brilliant future.

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