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The Howard

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #21 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although The Howard was a bit more staid than we had imagined, the rooms were certainly comfortable! A bar was located in one of the common rooms on the first floor, though the scotch, especially, was quite expensive, though the selections were plentiful. It was nice to not be in the center of all the city activity, and the neighborhood... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here last night and it's a dream property. Friendly staff, butler service, free wifi & telephone calls. An absolute gem situated in the new town area of Edinburgh. Special mention & thank you to Leon Kiteley, General Manager, who made our stay so enjoyable.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a rough landing, sort of speak into Edinburgh ... I didn't know much other than my travel guides and massive amount of reviews I printed. The Howard .... you are talking a smaller, definitive, unique spot. This rest stop is not in the ordinary Scottish regime. It's almost a house, with a couple floors, that houses international travelers... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights at The Howard in July. The streets surrounding the hotel are Georgian with elegant town houses and are surprisingly quiet for being so close to the city centre which is a short walk uphill from the hotel. The staff will park your car at the back of the hotel for £15 per night. Don't chance parking... More

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your brilliant review of our hotel. It is great to see that our guests enjoy what The Howard has to offer, especially the butler team who are ready to polish your shoes, draw you a bath or serve you dinner in your private room! I would like to apologise if your dinner on... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely hotel, very Scottish and impeccable hospitality.The service levels were very good. Pricey but worth it. the rooms are nice. It was a special occasion but was worth it.Has an old world charm to the property. Would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone.

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to express many thanks for your remarkable review of our boutique hotel. I am glad to see that you mentioned our 'old world charm' and that you were very satisfied with the service that our exquisite team of butlers provides. We look forward to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

Barry, South Wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights when attending a wedding in Edinburgh.On arrival we were a little early but made to feel very welcome with tea (real tea leaves including peppermint!) in the drawing room. This room has a faded type of elegance but that just added to its warm welcoming feel. Our room was wonderful- top floor at the back of... More

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for taking time in writing this magnificent review of our hotel. It is a pleasure to hear that our guests have great experience when staying with us and that we could contribute to your visit. I am extremely glad that you compliment our butler service as we strive to be better than excellent in the hospitality... More

Falkirk
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter booked this for me for my birthday choosing The Howard for location as near bridal shop she had an appointment with first. What a great choice. We were a party of four, myself, my daughter, daughter-in-law and my four month old grandson. We were given a lovely welcome, shown into the lounge where we had a huge comfy... More

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your marvellous review of our famous speciality - afternoon tea. We are delighted to hear that you have chosen The Howard for your afternoon of celebrations and that we have met your high standards. Thank you for complimenting our range of teas and our serving staff; please be sure that I will pass on your... More

Placentia, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful classic room and a perfect location. The breakfast was included and was great. They also have Tea time. The service was unmatched. Our room was on the ground floor and had its own door to the outside. Just two things to be mindful of if you should go when it's warm....private exit is mossy so watch your step and... More

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review on Trip Advisor. We do hope you have enjoyed your stay and are pleased to see that our rooms and facilities could contribute to your visit. We hope to see you soon at our hotel! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

Perth, Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a late deal at The Howard to celebrate our anniversary and it was an excellent choice. The service was first class but with a personal touch ie. Not service robots! The room was lovely, very spacious and I loved the bathroom and roll - top bath. The hotel has quite a traditional style and is... More

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to express many thanks for your favourable review and high rating. I am very glad that you have chosen The Howard to celebrate your anniversary and that we have met your high expectations during your stay. I am not sure if you were aware of our 'Romantic Break' package that was created for such specific... More

Middlesex, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a week at the Howard to visit Edinburgh and planed a few day trips from the city. Opted for the bed/breakfast rate. The breakfast is top notch. Excellent selection of choices and they will accommodate you with anything you desire not on the menu. The staff here were extremely friendly and helpful. Always asking if we needed anything or... More

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing our boutique hotel. I really appreciate your comments about our butlers; please be sure that I will share your feedback with the rest of our team, especially Charlie and Jimmy. I really enjoyed your mention about our personal service and 'family type' as this is what we strive for -... More

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Address: 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howard 5*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style
#7 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh #16 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh #19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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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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