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... like this in the States!! Led by Shetland’s Up Helly Aa’ Vikings and the massed pipes and drums. It was the best fireworks I had seen until the next night.
The weekend wasn't all partying, we did manage to squeeze in a bit of sightseeing too. We shopped in town, ate at a few pubs, enjoyed some Haggis (which was surprisingly good) and took a tour of Edinburgh ...
We completed out driving section of Scotland and thanks to our GpS with ease. I think it's fair to say we all liked getting out and seeing all the different twins in between. I am still amazed at how each major town uses different building materials unique to their town; giving its own authenticity. Not much view of the ocean as we drove inland. Some of the road signs are very entertaining the way they are worded or pictures especially. Upon our return to Edinburgh we decided ...
We arrived back from Paris and Edinburgh was all go! Bustling streets and people everywhere! This was our first Edinburgh Fringe, as we had just missed it the year before!,
The whole city basically stops for the month to do nothing but entertain. They close off some of the main streets in both the old and new town sections, and they need to because 1000s of people come from all over the world to attend and perform. One of the main streets just two minutes up the road ...
... back another day. I said, alright, and mentioned that I wouldn’t be able to. I turned to leave, and a guy who was standing next to him, called me back and said he would take me inside for a look around. Now this was a real treat. The guy was Adam Ardrey, who was an Advocate for Murray Stable and worked there in the civil court building. He opened the door, logged my name into the registrar, and then proceeded to lead me into the main hall. The ...
5 am is too early to be on the road and flying to Edinburgh from Bristol airport, especially when you check in online and only need to drop your baggage off. But Easyjet love to send their flights off all at the same time, creating panic amongst the hundreds waiting in the que. Everyone that is, but for the 5 senior citizens in front of us, who were queuing up at 6 am for a flight that left at 1040 am, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Channings Hotel Edinburgh
Very nice, a wee bit noisy (just a wee bit)
Stayed for one night. The room was small as was the en-suite bathroom - as per British standards - but I slept in the most comfortable bed that I have ever encountered. The room was spotless, had satellite tv and the reasonable rate (65 GBP) included a very grand breakfast. Staff were excellent; very helpful. There was no street noise because it's a quiet neighborhood, but the hotel itself creaked and groaned when someone walked past and the occasional opening and closing of a door was a tumult to behold. Nit-picky, I know, for such a grand old place, but I just thought I'd mention it. I would happily return.
Great boutique hotel
Last week my husband and I visited Edinburgh for the first time. Thankfully, we read tripadvisor before booking our hotel. We chose Channings because they provide free on street parking and nice, clean room. We got what we wanted. The staff was really friendly and seemed to us happy to work. The breakfast was excellent. Even though we had a king size bed, the room was a little small (top floor in this boutique hotel). Apart from that, I would definately recommend it.
During our first, 3 week-visit of Scotland and Ireland, we most happily booked reservations in advance at the former home of Sir Ernest & Emily Shackleton, the famous polar explorer.
We didnt stay at the hotel (although we wished we had) but went for dinner on Saturday evening. We sampled the 7 course tasting menu in the main restaurant. What a treat - lobster, scallops and foie gras to name 4 courses. Although there were few diners that evening the staff were so friendly and chatted to us throughout the meal. We had our wines selected for us and even had an extra wine tasting after dinner. We arrived at 8pm and left at 1am. The whole evening was superb, thank you Philip the restaurant manager - we will be back!
We recently spent 2 nights at the Channings during a trip through Scotland, and it was definitely our favorite hotel. Our room was nice and spacious and the bed was perhaps the most comfortable bed in which I have ever slept! I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone.
We recently stayed at Channings for 3 nights for our wedding anniversary. The setting is very peaceful yet only a 15 minute walk from Princes Street. The room was spotless and very spacious, including the enormous bath-for-2!! The staff were friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were excellent and I cannot recommend the Channings Restaurant highly enough. They offered a 7-course gourmet dinner including a different wine with each course. The food was exquisite and the service impeccable, with the overall experience being exciting as well as educational! Edinburgh is a beautiful city and our visit was made all the more enjoyable for staying at Channings.
Lovely hotel - great breakfast and great service!
Live in Edinburgh but stayed in this hotel as a treat when 'between flats'. Lovely hotel, room was a little on the small side but seemed individually decorated. Very clean bathroom. Nothing bare at all about the decor. Cosy bed ! (Delicious) Breakfast was included in rate and only a tray charge (at the time UKú5) to have delivered to room, worth it for Breakfast in bed. Not as inconvenient for city ctr as you would think looking at the maps, worth the extra few mins walk.
Fine style in classy Edinburgh
Channings is situated in a quiet street yet is only a fifteen minute walk to Princes Street. Our room overlooked pretty gardens at the back of the hotel and was luxurious in every way. Lovely furnishings, king size bed, cosy lighting and lots of wardrobe and drawer space.
Excellent bathroom. The hotel reception was beautifully appointed with large comfortable sofas. fire, lovely drapes and vases of flowers.
Staff were very friendly and service excellent. We ate in the Ochre Vita restaurant - Mediterranean style menu which was very enjoyable.
Overall great value for money and so nice to be in a quiet street yet so near the heart of the city.
My husband & I have recently spent 3 nights at Channings - it was a very pleasant stay. Rooms were clean and comfortable, staff were professional and co-operative and the location is a nice 15-20 minute walk from Princes St. The breakfast was nice and plentiful and room service superb. I would definitely recommend the hotel to my friends.
Our family took a driving tour of Scotland over the summer of 2002. Our first night in Scotland, and two subsequent nights, was spent at the Channings Hotel. I would rate the hotel, service and dining as outstanding. Our family includes a daughter (19, college student) and son (12). We had two beautifully appointed, clean rooms which were next to one another. The meals, of which we took both breakfast and supper, were excellent with wonderfully suggested wine, cigars and scotch. In fact, the nightly scotch discussion and decision became an education that was valuable throughout our Scotland travel. A small rooftop garden was a joy in which to sit and enjoy the essence of the Edinburgh evening. Located in a very quite and safe neighborhood, the Channings is a definite stay-over destination. Other families with smaller children were also guests but we found all the children to be well-mannered in the public areas. Parking can be tight but worth it.