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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A truly 5 star experience. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. Dining and drinking are top quality. The butler service to bring you tea and coffee in your room or press your shirt or suit is un-parralleled. Discreet, convenient, understated. Go.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel. I have shared your kind words with our team, who are thankful for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel in handy location 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. We arrived early, and were provided with coffee whilst our was prepared. Wonderful staff, nothing is too much. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel. I have shared your kind words with our team, who are thankful for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I booked the Howard for a surprise trip for myself and my mum, I wanted to stay somewhere special for my mums first time in Edinburgh and I cannot say we were disappointed! The hotel is just fabulous, small but so grand at the same time. The 24 hour butler service just makes your stay that little bit more special,...

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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...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the garden cottage/mews as there were 5 of us. We had a late flight into Edinburgh but the staff were there to meet us and show us to our cottage! Amazing service everyone was really friendly. The breakfast was superb every morning I loved it. Great rooms in the cottage and plenty of space for all of...

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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. The Garden mews is perfect for those who wish to have some privacy as its a seperate building at the rear of the hotel, but still want to experience the butler and...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Howard is a wonderful place to stay in Edinburgh. Location is 10mins walk from Princes Street, the staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful and with the hotel being fairly small the service has a very personal feel. The is a great choice for breakfast and the rooms (we were in Hanover) are very spacious and comfortable. 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 made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from a lovely stay at the Howard hotel a special birthday treat for my husband. As soon as you enter the Howard you know it is somewhere very special, all the staff are so helpful and simply can not do enough for you. The manager Andrew is professional, helpful and obviously very proud of the hotel...

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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...

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The instant you walk in the door, you feel like you have stepped back in time. The property is a combination of adjacent town homes that were connected to make a charming, boutique hotel. The room was beautiful and felt authentic, but the bathroom was completely modern and very roomy. The price of the room included breakfast, which was very...

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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...

Ballyclare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Howard Hotel is located inconspicuously in a residential street just off the main route down to Princes Street. It is in a historic building, very characteristic of old Edinburgh. The most striking feature of the hotel is the large bedrooms, decorated in period style. Each room has a name connected with Scotland. The rooms and en suite bathrooms are...

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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 disappointed to hear that you did not make good use of our dedicated butler servce on this trip, we hope that you will return soon and experience these services on...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently enjoyed a very nice stay at The Howard. As others have said, as you walk through the front door you feel like a guest in someone's gracious home. It has an intimate feel, with a cozy dining room and lounge. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Probably the most outstanding feature of The Howard is...

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Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel. I have passed on your kind words to Paul who is thankful for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed in many 4 and 5 star hotels over the years I can honestly say that this has been the best ever. The hotel itself is 'oldie worldie', quirky and quaint with a quiet relaxing feel to it as soon as you walk through the door. All the members of staff gave a fantastic service, nothing ever any trouble...

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Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our butler and kitchen teams. It is very high praise indeed to be told that we are the best hotel you have ever stayed in. We...

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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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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: ₹ 7,217 - ₹ 25,735 (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
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#7 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#9 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Hanover, on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieL50LJJ, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All fantasic”
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“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
“The Garden Mews is great for families.”
 of 5 bubbles TXFmGirl, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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