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"Nice Older Hotel"
The hotel is an older hotel but very nice. We liked our room. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was nicely updated. (A shower, claw-foot soaking tub, bidet, and nicely tiled.) It was all clean and comfortable. Only glitch...creaky floors. Not a huge issue but I was really self conscious moving around. Felt bad for anyone below us. We didn't hear anyone else walking around but we had a corner room. It is an older building so one needs to expect this when staying here. The elevator is also older and small and slower but not a deal breaker for us now that we've experienced it. The food in the restaurant was good and the service friendly. A bit slow at dinner. Not sure what happened here if we got forgotten for a moment or what but it wasn't something that made me feel like I needed to complain. Location: It is in a nice neighborhood. We enjoyed walking to the local store, barber, and laundry. If you want it close to the Royal Mile, this isn't the place. However, we learned the bus needed to get you to and from the Royal Mile area, #41 at the Dean Bridge stop, and we were fine. We actually walked the distance one morning. Probably took us 30 mins' Also, it is the #100 bus from the Airport. Just let the driver know where you are going. They'll make sure you get off at the correct stop. Its about a 10-15 minute walk from there. Not a big deal for us....might be for some. Staff: I read some reviews that were negative about the staff. Well, I can't say they weren't professional..they were. They were polite. Basically friendly. However, I can't say they were the friendliest we've encountered. Can't put my finger on it. Cleaning staff was very friendly. Just one or two of the front desk staff. Again, not sure what I was reading. Nothing I can put in writing here so obviously not much help. Something I haven't seen covered yet...laundry. When we got here, we were going into our second of three weeks of travel. We were looking for a do it yourself laundromat. Not one at the hotel and not one nearby. The hotel will do laundry for the guests but their fees would have put our cost at about $200. Ridiculous to say the least. We located a laundromat/dry cleaners about 10 minutes walk who took care of us for a much more reasonable price. Got it done same day. Oh, I can see how the rooms would get warm on a sunny warm day. We just slept with the windows open and were good.
"A fantastic deal"
Stay for £1 if you have breakfast and evening meal at the hotel. What a fantastic deal this was. We stayed for three nights and really enjoyed our time in the hotel. Friendly, efficient staff, clean and comfortable rooms and excellent food. This is our second time at the hotel and we will almost certainly revisit. Watch out for the incredible special deals offered by the hotel. Well worth a visit.
I like Channings. Being going here for over 15 years. It has a lovely feel, ad the views on the front over Edinburgh are great. Rooms a re a good size, well equipped and comfy... but getting a bit tired. Decoration a bit past it now. And no parking, so leaving my car on cobbles outside is costly. Can be good value fro money if Edinburgh not busy.
This hotel was very lovely. Our room was fantastic! although the bed could use a pillow-top. The hotel was on the outskirts of the city center, so the trek was a bit of hassle HOWEVER, the 41 bus runs straight to the city center and its only a pound 20 for a pass of 4 pounds for an all day pass.(However, you can only use one phone per pass). The breakfast included in our stay was so yummy. We had this one waitress that we adored. She was an older woman, maybe Hispanic. She was a gracious host. Our room was clean every night we got back. I would recommend this hotel to the easy traveler.
"Comfy quiet and convenient"
Comfortable and quiet room with a tasty breakfast, staff very helpful and friendly. Convenient for taking in the sights of Stockbridge and three New Town. We had an overnight stay to make the most of a visit to Edinburgh
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM