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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 #12 of 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed for a long weekend and were delighted with the hotel. Great staff, beautiful property and fantastic breakfast. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from George Street and couldn't be handier to get to from the airport. Thoroughly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is Edinburgh's best kept secret. It is nestled a couple of streets away from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street but within easy walking distance. The rooms are traditional and stately. Service is friendly and second to none. Their is a butler service which is friendly and efficient. Breakfast is delightful, the quality of all ingredients used... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time and writing this favourable review of The Howard. Your comments about our services and the quality of our restaurant are highly appreciated. Thank you for finding our hotel recommendation worthy and we look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Howard many times, and each experience is better than the last. The staff is amazing: friendly and perfectly trained. I was raised in luxury hotels: the Waldorf Astoria in New York, Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, and the Greenbrier in West Virginia, and others, and the Howard is right up there among the... More

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

Another wonderful review for The Howard - many thanks! Leon Kiteley General Manager More

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is really terrific, friendly, helpful, endless pots of tea are happily supplied. This was my first visit to Edinburgh, and the hotel is perfectly placed for New Town, a bit out of the way for Old Town. Princes Street attractions and beyond are long, steep, uphill walks. My room facing the back of the hotel was extremely quiet.... More

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

I am glad to read that this guest enjoyed their comfortable stay at The Howard and I am pleased to announce that we are currently in the process of addressing the furniture issues raised in this review. All check ins are very detailed, covering all aspects of the hotel, so I am surprised that we did mention breakfast but will... More

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Hotel, in a rather stunning building. It is small and personal with all the added touches you expect from a Five star Hotel. What truly sets it apart is the service, the staff truly cannot do enough for you. Which was especially wonderful. It is expensive as far as Hotels go, however you pay for what you get! Our... More

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

A charming review for The Howard - many thanks for the kind words regarding our service and levels of cleanliness. Leon Kiteley General Manager More

Fife, Scotland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed many times in Edinburgh and this is the first hotel where we had complete quiet around the room. Service was excellent and the room was just perfect for us. Parking at the hotel was included in the room rate which swung the decision to book here. The hotel is well positioned for walking around the New Town and up... More

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

Many thanks for such kind words on The Howard - I am glad to read how much you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea offering - next time, try The Howard Blend Tea - you will love it! Leon Kiteley General Manager More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've had a great time in Scotland, with 5-star accommodations and even better service. The afternoon tea was excellent (the perfect variety of cakes, scones and sandwiches - along with great choices for tea). We each had a house blend -my favorite was the Indian Assam / Sri Lankan Uva blend while my wife had "The Best Earl Grey Ever".... More

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

Many thanks for such kind words on The Howard - I am glad to read how much you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea offering - next time, try The Howard Blend Tea - you will love it! Leon Kiteley General Manager More

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there at the end of the month. Check in was easy and we were ushered to our deluxe room. The rate included a butler, which was a surprise. We had a few cocktails in the bar, being served by the General Manager, who was both professional and charming. Our rate included breakfast, which was delicious. We intend to... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time and writing a favourable feedback. We are pleased to hear that we have met your high expectations and we could contribute to your stay in Edinburgh. We hope that you enjoyed the butler service and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

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220 reviews 220 reviews
82 hotel reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving very late I received a great welcome by Stuart who kindly brought me a pot of tea and pressed my suit overnight. The service at The Howard is exceptional – I’ve stayed circa 15 times but not perhaps in the past ten years – at breakfast I was welcomed by one of the staff who recognised me – that’s... More

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

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for taking your time and writing such a nice review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we have met your high expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

Victoria, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are working our way around the world having afternoon tea and the Howard was highly reccommended so we thought we would try it. We booked, as encouraged so to do, but did not need to as there were only three other people there. We have a nice table by the window, but which was far too small for two... More

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

Another fabulous review for our Afternoon Tea offering - many thanks! 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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