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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 #28 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday afternoon and in for afternoon tea in one of the front drawing rooms: nice enough but it could do with a freshening up a bit. The music was a bit funereal but it wasn't a drama getting it changed to something a little lighter (we were the only ones there). Service was very friendly and professional and the selection... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has every thing that you need. for a tranquil Stay. Nothing is a problem for the staff. From parking your car to unpacking your bag (optional), polishing your shoes at night to free papers in the morning. The staff are there 24/7. Tea and coffee on tap just dial 0 five minutes. Later it arrived. The rooms are... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at The Howard a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised with this intimate gem of a hotel. The furnishings were grand and elegant, my room was luxurious and the bathroom very spacious. The staff were extremely professional, on several occasions going above and beyond normal service to cater to our needs. Location is great too - it’s... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Howard was booked for me by my son-in-law. and proved very good value for a late Booking, including breakfast I only stayed one night. The room was huge with a comfortable sitting area and then a large bed area. It had a very stylish, large, bathroom. 10 minutes walk to Princes Street, uphill, but easily managed. Staff were friendly... More

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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable hotel in a quiet street in the "New Town" part of Edinburgh (circa 1800s) not far from George Street and Princes Street. A plush, spacious bedroom, discrete service and attentive pleasant staff. No beverage tray in the room, but tea/ coffee can be delivered to the room or provided in the lounge on request at any time. Good... More

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6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really excited about staying at The Howard. It's a beautiful and charming hotel with some lovely staff. Our room was very pretty and had all the amenities we could ask for. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. I would have rated it five stars had I not gotten bitten by bed bugs all over my body. I was itching... More

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

Although we are grateful that the guest has said in the review that they enjoyed their stay we are very disappointed to hear that they believe they were bitten by bed bugs while staying here at The Howard. As you would expect we at the Howard take this very serious and asked for advice from our pest control company to... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent our second stay at The Howard earlier this week. Huge room and big comfy bed, but felt a bit dated, however it was lovely and clean. No beverage tray in room, but a quick call to reception gets you a beautiful freshly brewed coffee brought straight to your room. Staff were very nice. Lovely breakfast also. A quality... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I hesitate to say what I really think because I want to be sure I can get in next time I go to Edinburgh, and if people really knew how great this place was, they would be swamped. The Howard exceeded expectations in every way. Enormous, well-appointed room (suite). Lovely, attentive service. Charming staff. Fabulous drawing room in which to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed at The Howard for the rugby weekend, the location was ideal, close to a great choice of resturants and bars and an easy stroll to Murrayfield; but what was so striking which places The Howard in the top league of hotels was the impeccable service, nothing was too much trouble from the the warm welcome on arrival, to... More

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York, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Wonderful classic hotel with a great level of service. Tea and coffee in the drawing room is a great way to end the night. The breakfasts are also a lovely taste of Scotland. Just a short walk from Waverley.

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Additional Information about The Howard

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