For the amount of money we paid we expected more however there were many good points. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Roy who whisked our bags inside and directed us to Avis just down the road to return the car. On return to the Howard we ordered off the drinks menu - however were told after 15 mins they had run out of Tio Pepe a dry sherry so would I like a Bristol cream sherry - obviously not as they are completely different drinks so I ordered a sauv blanc and rec'd a chardonnay!!
Any way back to the good points - the room a terrace suite was a good size and we could come and go through our own front door. The room was at basement level and the outside terrace had a lot of street rubbish that had blown in and a deadish plant. Because of security the windows only open a wee bit and with the drapes drawn against the light there is very little ventilation.
The room furnishings may be tired and the carpet needs a clean but the bathroom was well fitted out with excellent water pressure and amenities. Our sleep whilst on a comfy bed was disjointed as we had to get up and open the door for half an hour to get some fresh air.
We really enjoyed having a post dinner drink in the garden which was quiet and peaceful.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Howard Hotel Edinburgh
- Howard Hotel Edinburgh
- Howard Edinburgh
- The Howard Edinburgh, Scotland