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The Howard

#20 of 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
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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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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 2 night break at The Howard was just amazing. The building, decoration and the awesome staff made it a trip to remember. Don't believe other reviewers who would have you believe it is not a 5 star hotel. The Howard is the perfect place to stay when in Edinburgh. The butler service is a refreshingly old fashioned statement of... More 

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Toronto
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234 reviews 234 reviews
20 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful setting in New Town, and a well-run and friendly hotel. Our room on the second floor had high ceilings, lots of closets, an outstanding claw-foot bathtub, floor to ceiling windows. Staff were friendly, despite weekend staff having difficulty managing the check-in process. Great breakfasts (price inclus) and their dining room for dinner was quite posh too. I was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a one night stay but really relaxing and terrific place to stay. So calm and quiet yet in an excellent location for exploring the city. The staff were superb in their attention to guests, each and every one an asset to the hotel. Genuinely can't wait to find an excuse to stay again.

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Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A rare opportunity for me and my husband to have a night away from our two kids led us to book a night at the Howard. Being from Edinburgh I wanted somewhere a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the old town. We booked a petite double via laterooms and arrived with no expectations of anything less.... More 

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

Many thanks for the kind words regarding the Howard and I am glad to read how much you enjoyed your time with us. Apologies for the issue with the Wi-Fi, this was due to a hardware fault which has been rectified. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent in every aspect. A comfortable, welcoming country house hotel in the city. Our room, Hanover, was large and well appointed as was the bathroom. Service from all staff was first class. 33 years ago, we had our honeymoon at the Howard. We hope it will not be long until we return.

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

Lovely to read such a charming story and congratulations to this happy couple on reaching 33 years - hopefully it wont be so long until we see them again! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at the hotel was outstanding. I stayed in the Abercromby suite; the room was spacious and beautiful. The service was exceptional and I was thoroughly impressed throughout my stay. Highly recommend this hotel when visiting Edinburgh.. A true 5 star experience!

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

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

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel. Staff were excellent in all departments, made to feel special. Congratulations to the chef for serving amazing dishes with great quality ingredients. Location is great, walking distance to city centre, it also has a good range of pubs nearby. Can't wait to return on my next special occasion...

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

... and we can't wait until we greet you again! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at the Howard in the Trinity Suite. We had our own entrance on the lower ground floor, which was perfect for coming and going at any time of day. The Butlers was great at helping us plan our days and nights, and their recommendations on good eateries and places of interest were spot on. The Trinity... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
28 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in Edinburgh a few times but this hotel we felt is better then the Hilton or Balmoral, it has a warm and friendly atmosphere and the staff were very helpful and thoughtful. Its a great base to visit castle, shops and attractions, we also eat in the restaurant again very good food with excellent service, this is... More 

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

Many thank for such a charming review of The Howard - we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights for my birthday weekend in Edinburgh. We were in the Fettes room which was lovely, we like old and traditional so this Hotel suited us. If you are looking for a chic, modern hotel then this probably isn't for you. Our room was very spacious with a huge bathroom with a great bath and shower,... More 

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

I am glad we were able to contribute to the success of an important celebratory weekend - and my thanks for the kind words about The Howard and our dedicated team of Butlers. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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