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The Howard

0.3 miles from Edinburgh centre
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Wolverhampton
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in their Mews Cottage. Staff are really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. It was nice to have the cottage as a family of 4 and gave us a lounge to relax in. Only stayed in for breakfast which was excellent. Very good butler service with free teas, coffees and hot chocolate at any time....

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were disappointed by the lack of atmosphere and the lack of "polish" in the Hotel. The office staff was anchored to the computer and we were left alone until the Butler arrived from other duties. The staff were courteous and helpful and made our stay enjoyable but the warmth and atmosphere that we had enjoyed during a previous visit...

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

We are disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations as we aim to exceed them. As I am sure you are aware we have recently refurbished many areas of the hotel, we did this in a tasteful manner and in most cases all the areas were refurbished using the original features and fittings of the hotel and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I stayed at The Howard for 2 nights in February. Lovely hotel with a real old fashioned luxury feel. Hotel reception were very friendly and helpful, assisting us with our bags up to our spacious and luxurious room on the top floor. There was a great choice for breakfast in a relaxing room. Particularly good choice if...

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and service. As you areaware we do offer some fantastic fish dishes for our breakfast which is all locally sourced as...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very welcoming, tasteful hotel. Lovely room, with a comfortable bed. Attentive service by a friendly staff who were also able to offer some tips about some of Edinburgh's features. The breakfast was delicious. Highly recommended!

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Howard. Andrew Smith head Butler/Deputy General Manager

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely building where we were made very welcome by friendly, obliging staff. The rooms were very comfortable, well-appointed and extremely clean. Excellent location within easy reach of the main shopping area. Great breakfast. Strong recommendation.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful stay. A great room (Cockburn) and helpful staff. Wish we could have stayed longer but will certainly look to book again next time we stay in Edinburgh. We didn't have breakfast but it looked fantastic.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the howard on your next visit to Edinburgh Andrew Smith head Butler/Deputy General Manager

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came here for a spontaneous afternoon tea and weren't disappointed! An incredible range of scones, sandwiches and sweet treats which went very well with the tea (or coffee if you preferred). The room we had tea in was great with very comfy seats and the service was faultless. The hotel is tucked away discreetly but is...

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent Afternoon Tea at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. I will pass on your kind comments to our kitchen and butler teams who always welcome feedback. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the howard....

Bury St Edmunds, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt the nicest hotel I've stayed in. Very welcoming and relaxed. Very very Clean and beautifully decorated! Beautiful room with a huge comfortable bed and a gorgeous roll top bath and underfloor heating in the bathroom! so lovely and cosy! Had a lovely private terraced area outside the room also which is beautifully decorated with potted plant, flowers...

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

Cheshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were four ladies traveling on a 40th special birthday weekend. We hired the cottage, a two storey, two double bedroom self contained building at the rear of the hotel. It was great, clean, tidy, modern and spacious. Although out of the hotel they still bought our breakfast out to us and anything we needed we just phoned. Butler service...

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite hotel in all of Scotland. Arrived to a hot cup of tea in parlour/bar/tearoom decorated in restful gray and lavender plaid carpet and wing chairs. The service everywhere is this hotel is outstanding - from the breakfast room where your every need is seen to, to office staff, barman, cleaning staff. The rooms are very comfortable, with gorgeous...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

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Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Atholl at The Howard
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Cuisines: British, European, Scottish
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Howard is a small and discreet hotel which occupies three Georgian houses. A classically elegant hotel both outside and in, it has just 18 luxury rooms and suites. Located by Waverley train station, situated just off Princes Street. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Howard

Address: 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: £113 - £305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howard 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
The Howard Hotel Edinburgh
Howard Hotel Edinburgh
Howard Edinburgh
The Howard Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“It is on a quiet street - in 3 old Georgian townhouses. Each room is unique.”
 of 5 bubbles Cate190, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hanover, on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieL50LJJ, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All fantasic”
 of 5 bubbles 246howardw, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“In a quiet area, all rooms fine.”
 of 5 bubbles mandy332, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had a lovely suite - so if staying for a special occasion its worth asking for an upgrade, or at least mentioning the special occasion.”
 of 5 bubbles Philippa1969, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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