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Channings Hotel
Edinburgh

Channings in Edinburgh is an informal, relaxed hotel with a very friendly approach. It occupies five Edwardian townhouses in Stockbridge, one of Edinburgh's most popular 'urban villages'.

To suit its location slightly away from the city centre, Channings is a wonderfully quirky property which feels a bit like a Scottish country home, full of charming Victorian paintings, prints, books, furniture and memorabilia that owner Peter Taylor has collected over the years. There are 41 hotel rooms at Channings in all - no two are quite the same, in either layout or decor.

Channings has a small, quiet garden and sun deck- a delightful retreat from the city centre, particularly if you are in Edinburgh during Festival season in the summer. We do bar meals outside (or in); or you can choose to use our slightly more formal, cosy restaurant, if you feel like dressing up a bit.

www.townhousecompany.com/channings