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The Howard

5.0 of 5 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
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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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dundee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a weekend in Edinburgh staying here and the service was the best that we have had in any hotel and all the staff were really friendly and helpful. The butler service for complimentary services for coffee, tea, drinks, ironing services was terrific. I would recommend to anyone

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have stayed at The Howard four times now and it's honestly one of the best hotels in Edinburgh. Friendly staff and good location. Very spacious bed rooms. Breakfast in the cosy front room is lovely. The butler service is unique to the hotel. We asked for a bath to be run which was ready after returning from a long day... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thank you for your kind review, I am delighted to hear you were able to take advantage of our ‘bath butler’ service! The best hotel in Edinburgh? We certainly agree! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Howard soon! Kindest regards, Leon Kiteley More 

York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for two nights and I left wishing we could stay forever. The hotel is in a wonderful old terrace in quiet street within easy walking distance of galleries,restaurants and shops. The area has some really interesting independent businesses. However our room, large but cosy, with a dressing room and huge bathroom was so comfortable... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear Joy, Thank you for such a wonderful review of your stay at The Howard. We are extremely proud of our team and the level of service they provide on a daily basis, I’ll ensure that your feedback reaches them and we look forward to welcoming back on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kindest regards, Leon Kiteley More 

Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
10 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I used an Itison voucher for afternoon tea with a butler. First problem - there was no butler. We had a couple of pleasant servers but neither was anything like a butler. The afternoon tea was fine, usual selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes etc and nice variety of teas but there was just something missing. There was... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear Joy, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your afternoon tea experience, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tea, though any delay in service is clearly not ideal and I will follow this up with my team to ensure we improve our procedures in this area. Kindest regards, Leon Kiteley More 

Katy, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Garden Mews, as we are a family of 5, and it provided more than enough space. Although it was very expensive (not sure I could do it again), it was a charming hotel that fit all our needs. We never ate at the hotel. It takes about 10-15 min walk to get to all the central shopping... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your stay in The Howard Garden Mews, our new luxury apartment comes with all the facilities and services of The Howard’s butlers while providing the privacy of your own detached cottage – perfect for families! Kindest regards, Leon Kiteley More 

dorset
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel everything was perfect - I was in a suite and the room was gorgeous will a four poster bed! All the mod cons and the location was brilliant . The staff could not be more helpful and the breakfast was amazing

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review - our four poster beds are very popular and can be requested at the time of booking when making your reservation direct with The Howard. Kindest regards, Leon Kiteley More 

Durham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
25 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review needs to be read in conjunction with my review from March last year. A programme of refurbishment is being undertaken by the new owners which, in our view, is being done very tastefully. Most immediately noticeable is the alteration to the drawing room which now incorporates a proper bar. This has been done most sympathetically and does not... More 

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

Its always good to hear from a regular guest and I am highly gratified to learn that our refurbishment works are going down well - many thanks! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
50 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a night and loved this Hotel. It is difficult to find as it in a row of townhouses and there is just a small brass plaque on the wall. Parking outside to unload was easy and then the car was valet parked in the Hotel car park at the back. We received a warm welcome and were... More 

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

My thanks to this guest for such a great review and for highlighting so many reasons for travellers to chose The Howard. Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Another terrific review for The Howard and i am glad we were able to contribute to the success of your long weekend in Edinburgh! Leon Kiteley General Manager More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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
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#7 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh

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