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About Us

Channing’s 4 star hotel in Edinburgh has a very interesting history with a fascinating link to the Antartic Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

In April 1904, after Shackleton was named Secretary of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, he moved into 14 South Learmouth Gardens, Edinburgh, where he stayed with his wife until 1910.

Channings, opened in 1990 as an Edwardian Edinburgh town house hotel merging the homes of 12 -16 Learmonth Gardens. Shackleton, who lived in number 14, would now find his home designated as the guest's Library and the Kingsleigh Drawing Room.

Contact Us

12 – 16 South Learmonth Gardens
Tel: 00 44 (0)131 315 2226
Fax: 00 44 (0)131 332 9631

Channings Restaurant

Tel: 00 (0)131 274 7465

GDS Codes: Galileo 22312, Sabre 22560, Worldspan EDICH, Amadeus EDICHA


Channings is part of The Edinburgh Collection and we pride ourselves in ensuring our employees feel like ‘part of the family’. We seek to employ friendly, bright & motivated individuals who ensure our guests receive the highest level of service at all times. We also understand the importance of personal and team achievements – so let us help you every step of the way in your career. No Current Vacancies

Charity & Green Tourism

Channings hotel and The Edinburgh Collection as a whole are delighted to work with the following charities; Action for Children, Trees for Scotland, The Loomba Trust, Anthony Nolan & Lynn Faulds Wood.

And as part of our dedication to Green Tourism, and the environment in general, we take pride in ensuring that each department of the hotel works with an awareness of green issues and how we can all work together to be as ecologically progressive as possible. Channings is proud to have achieved a Silver Award with the Green Tourism Business Scheme run by Visit Scotland.

Environmental Policy

We recognize that the nature of our services results in an overall impact on the environment and that by conducting our business in a responsible and thoughtful; we can reduce that impact and act to improve the quality of the environment where appropriate. We are currently at the Silver award level of the Green Tourism Business scheme, an environmental award scheme which has helped businesses across Scotland in the tourist industry lessen the impact on the environment. We are now working towards Gold by implementing further environmental measures. Which include:
* Recycling as much glass, plastic, paper, cardboard and cans as possible, including all the newspapers left behind in the bedrooms.
* Fitting virtually all standard lamps in the bedrooms and many more lights throughout the hotel with energy saving light bulbs to lower our energy consumption.
* To initiate water saving devices in the toilet cisterns and to aim to have all bathrooms with aerated taps, both of which help to save water in our hotel. The public toilets already have infra-red sensors to regulate the flow of water in the urinals.

There are many more measures that involve our guests such as walks, wildlife, bike hire and local bus timetable information, all of which are available with one click Our committed Green Team meets every month to discuss new ideas for expanding our efforts further.
Please contact our Environmental Manager if you have any queries or suggestions

Palm Holdings

Palm Holdings is a marketing umbrella for a number of family owned businesses including The Edinburgh Collection. The membership brings together a group of family owned businesses within hospitality, commercial offices and hotel services. Collectively we have been working together and have experience within the group of over 3 generations in hotel development, management, commercial property and hotel reservation services across the United Kingdom, Canada, and now in India.

After successfully analyzing our customers’ needs Palm Holdings has grown to become a solutions provider to customers traveling to their hotel locations. Known for superior customer service, and strong attention to detail Palm Holdings has a hotel in all tiers of the hotel market and can successfully draw on its international experience to be a leading customer service and product provider in every one of their hotels. For further details please see

The legal entities of each of the businesses may have different ownership structures and have different boards not least because of Joint Venture agreements and funding arrangements but one or more of the Executives are normally involved in each separate legal entity whether through direct/indirect share ownership and/or board representation. The different legal entities are not in partnership with one another nor held out as such and do not have any liability (save under specific contractual arrangements) for one another’s liabilities. None of these legal entities have any power, authority, or capacity to bind any other legal entity listed

Disabled Facilities

Due to the nature of the old building we are unable to offer disabled access for wheelchair users into the hotel, bedrooms, restaurant or terrace. However, guests who are able to manage a few stairs can have access to reception and the ground floor lounges, while all 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have lift access. There is no lift access to the restaurant; however food and beverage can be served to guest’s rooms or in our ground floor lounges if preferred.

We also offer the following aides:

  • Deaf Guard
  • Bath Step
  • Shower Stool
  • Induction Loop System

Guest Services

As Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh offers a wide range of attractions and events. Whatever it is you like to do, the city will have something to cater for your needs and wishes - historical sights, culture, shopping, eating out, nightlife or natural beauty.

With so much going on, planning a trip can sometimes be very time-consuming so let the Guest Services team at our small boutique hotel in Edinburgh make things easier for you. From advice on attractions to visit during your stay or what to sample from our fabulous Channings Restaurant, our Guest Services team will be on hand to provide valuable local knowledge as well as some tips for your onward journey.

In choosing to stay with us here at Channings you will enter into a bond of professional but friendly service where our ‘home from home’ philosophy is paramount. Our code of conduct gives us the flexibility to treat and serve each of our guests as individual people, with individual needs and wants. These come in all forms, from organising transfers to a relaxing dinner with some friends or simply ordering flowers for a loved one. Our team is here to assist whilst you are on your adventure through Edinburgh. We strive to make your stay refreshing, enjoyable and above all memorable.

Please call us on 0131 315 2226 or email our reception , with your booking reference and a member of our team will be happy to make provisions for your individual needs.