Channings Hotel

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.

Rooms & Amenities

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.