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The Howard

5.0 of 5 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for my birthday last year... On arrival at the '5 star' hotel, I expected to see a doorman...nope. We opened the big black wooden door (to the unassuming building) and entered. We assumed we'd see a smiley face...nope, we walked into a small room where we saw a lady behind the counter. She was very friendly and... More 

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

Many thanks for this review and rest assured we are most definitely 5 star. it is not a requirement for a 5 star hotel to have a doorman ( I think this is the only area where this guest believes we are lacking) and as a great part of The Howard's charm is its discretion, this is not a function... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As others also have writen, staff, breakfast and charm is 5 stars. Also had a wonderfull night of sleep. There is however street noose and you have to be a fan of the "dated" style to give it 5 stars. But very charming and good value. Worth a repeat.

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

A super review of our 5 star service - many thanks! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Central in New Town Edinburgh this boutique hotel provides a service that far exceeds its exterior. Created out of a terrace of three houses the 18 rooms are beautifully fitted and the butler service is impeccable. Maybe not as impressive as most 5* establishments The Howard works hard to provide the personal service at sensible prices. It is well worth... More 

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

Another fantastic review and my thanks to this guest or highlighting our "5 star" service. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am reading some of these reviews and I am wondering where some of these guests were staying! My husband and I stayed at this hotel in November of 2014 for four nights. Our experience would be that the staff, breakfast and bath products are five star but the premises definitely are not. The hotel's decor is very tired and... More 

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

I am grateful for the kind words regarding our staff, service and food but am disappointed to read that this guest felt our building was not five star. Especially as we are in the middle of a programme of refurbishing our bedrooms and have totally renovated our bar and lounge area. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel at the last minute and found it just delightful. Lovely pleasant staff and excellent service. Breakfast was very tasty and the hotel was very comfortable. I would stay there again! The city centre was very convenient and all the shops were within walking distance.

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

A great review - many thanks! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights at the Howard and our experience was great. Brilliant breakfast, friendly staff and very clean, well decorated rooms. Excellent location for sight seeing in Edinburgh. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend to anyone visiting. The bedroom was comfortable and beautifully decorated and presented. The toiletries supplied are also among the best I've seen in... More 

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

Another terrific review of The Howard and my thanks to this guest- and for your information, the toiletries we use are "Penhaligon's of London" who have a store on George Street just 5 mins walk from the hotel. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Scotland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great room, amazing bathroom, service first class. Can't believe the negative comments on here. The breakfast was absolutely top class and we loved the fact they would park the car for you. We booked on late rooms and it was great value. Loved it.

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

A fantastic review - thanks to this guest for taking the time to share such positive feedback Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a two nights' stay at the Howard when I was in Edinburgh for a business trip. The good: - The hotel is conveniently located in the New Town. - The check-in was quick and efficient and the receptionist was friendly. - The double room was large and comfortable. The bathroom in particular was stunning. I liked how large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel, beautiful room and gorgeous food, however what I was blown away by was the service. I travel a lot with work but don't generally get the chance to visit Edinburgh, I am usually based in the Glasgow office when in Scotland, however I was so impressed with the service at this excellent hotel I would be tempted to... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small, beautifully decorated hotel is in a row of Edwardian townhouses on a wide cobbled street. On arrival, one of the butlers took our case into the hotel and valet parked our car while we checked in. The welcome from the butler and the receptionist was so polite and friendly. We were given the Fettes Suite which was truly... More 

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

A great deal of time has been taken to put together such a comprehensive, and wonderful, review of The Howard, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to this guest - hope to see you again soon! Leon Kiteley General Manager 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*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
The Howard Hotel Edinburgh
Howard Hotel Edinburgh
Howard Edinburgh
The Howard Edinburgh, Scotland
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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