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    The Howard

    34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
    011 800 8004 4800
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    Reviewed 29 July 2015

    This was a planned visit the next time we came to Edinburgh. My second time to stay but a first for my other half. The service is fantastic and the afternoon tea was a lovely one. Fresh sandwiches and the scones were still warm. Butler...More

    Thank Ivy C
    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 13 August 2015

    With so many options in Edinburgh to have afternoon tea, we are thrilled that we are able to welcome you to The Howard Hotel, Edinburgh. We appreciate the feedback you have given and will pass it on to the our chefs and butler teams so...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2015

    A wonderful gem of a hotel. Nice room, nice lounge, fantastic food and the friendliest team I have ever encountered. I travel a lot and I'm lucky enough to stay in really nice hotels so I'm used to receiving a professional service. However, the Howard...More

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    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 18 July 2015

    Dear Guest A big thank you for your great review, we agree! The Howard hotel prides itself on not only providing our guests with the best luxury but also great service with a personal touch which we hope all our guests appreciate. Thanks again for...More

    Reviewed 15 July 2015

    After spending the summer in France, Switzerland and Italy, we spent the last leg of our journey (one week) at The Howard. It was purely blissful. It was truly like we were coming home. Our room was located downstairs and it was so cozy. There...More

    Thank VeniVidiVixiTravel
    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 18 July 2015

    dear guest Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased to hear that not only did you enjoy your stay here at the Howard but you decided to share it. We hope that you do return to Edinburgh and The Howard. Andrew...More

    Reviewed 10 July 2015

    We usually favor modern/contemporary hotels........yet, after visiting The Howard, I'm now rethinking my entire travel strategy! When visiting The Howard, and after preregistering online, we were welcomed without the usual pat down for cards, IDs, passports, etc. A lovely staff member behind a single desk...More

    Thank KarunamayiYoga
    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 11 July 2015

    Thanks for your kind words and review of The Howard. We are pleased to hear that you loved our new relaxing Drawing Room bar, this room was recently completely refurbished as part of our major refurbishment plan. I am especially grateful regarding the comments regarding...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2015

    This was a unique experience. From the room to the common areas of the hotel, up to the breakfast, everything was amazing. I was in Edinburgh for a conference and with my wife we thought to experience something different from the standard. This was definitely...More

    Thank Endacil
    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 30 June 2015

    A great review for The Howard Hotel, thanks again for your kind words. Its great to see that we are not only meeting the expectations of our guests, but exceeding them. WOW Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy General Manager

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    • US$ 177 - US$ 299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
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    with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
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    clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
    helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
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    417sandeeps
    3 May 2017|
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    Response from EdinburghCollection | Property representative |
    According to google maps we are 15 minutes walk from Waverly Bridge. There is a good public transport link from the train station to the hotel. The local bus services 23 and 27 will get you here in under 10 minutes.
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    Response from 681MB | Reviewed this property |
    I am a fast walker and it took me about 15 minutes. It is up a slight hill as well. It would be a very short taxi ride. My wife and I walked it back from pubs around the castle which is further every night and enjoyed the... More
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    Yes, we had laundry done while we stayed there. There was an extra charge, I think but it was reasonable.
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