Channings Hotel Edinburgh

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Apr 1st, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Channings Hotel Edinburgh

Just wondering if anyone has stayed in this hotel...my question, I know it is a little out of the main tourist area. Just wondering if it would be safe at night for my adult daughter and I to walk back and forth from the hotel at night?
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Apr 1st, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Here's Venere's take. http://www.venere.com/uk/edinburgh/
Type in Channings in the hotel name.

They have a lot of current reviews and 365 total reviews shown.

I leafed through about 20, with no real negatives about the hotel. Check out the photos and location map.

You might want to contact the hotel regarding public transportation.
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Apr 1st, 2012, 03:22 PM
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I haven't stayed there but do know it. I prefer to be in the center of things, but Channings is not all that far out. Probably a bit over 1/2 a mile (easily less than 15 mins) from the west end of Princes Street. Yes, it is a safe area.

If it looks good to you, and fits in your budget, it does get very good reviews.
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Apr 1st, 2012, 05:50 PM
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I have stayed at Channing's. It is about a ten minute walk from Princes Street and perfectly safe for walking , even at night.
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Apr 1st, 2012, 10:29 PM
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as others have said it is not far from Princes street and there are buses that run along that way.You are also a very short walk from Stockbridge a lovely area of the city with some good bars,cafes and resturants as well as some quirky shops (This is the area i was born in), worth heading down the hill to that area for a meal or a wander. loads of buses from there to and from the city center.
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Apr 1st, 2012, 10:41 PM
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the bus system is so incredible in edinburgh-- if it's along a bus route, it will be easy to get anywhere at any time. when i was there a year ago, i really liked the over seas club which was right in the center... and then spent some time along the water at joppa turrets (view of the water) which was a 20ish minute bus ride. the busses were amazing-- and i could enjoy the city center easily from there as well. how did you choose the channings?? kawh
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Apr 2nd, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for all your replies. I chose it because of the consistently good reviews. Most of the nicer city center hotels are fantastically expensive..since I have to do a conversion rate they are even much more for me. The channings is expensive but like I said got wonderful reviews.
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Apr 2nd, 2012, 12:31 PM
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She will love it. The hotel has a nice private garden, lovely restaurant, bar and lounge. It's also in a very safe area and safe to walk to from the city centre.
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