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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 #14 of 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Howard on an unplanned trip to edinburgh. Delightful hotel, excellent service fin "the butlers" a tarting with a tray. Tea and shortbread brought to our room on arrival. Great Breakfasts! Very close to everything we walked mostly but bus stop was only a two minute walk. Would certainly stay here again

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just back from a two night stay at The Howard. Jamie the Butler was wonderful, room we were allocated was spacious and quiet and having drinks delivered to the room whenever required, was a real treat. Very close to all amenities, Castle approx. 15 mins. walk. Will definitely return when we next6 visit the lovely City of Edinburgh. If I... More

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Scotland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have lived in Edinburgh for years now, and never knew this place even existed until we went for afternoon tea with family. The afternoon tea was like something out of another era, with delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries being served over a lazy afternoon. An absolutely delightful experience would certainly recommend the afternoon tea to anyone!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fall in love with this hotel!!! The most beautiful bathroom i have ever seen! Love the style of this hotel, very spacious room and the bathroom, huge bed, walk in closet... just perfect! Nothing to add!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a rainy Friday evening got out of the taxi and couldn't find the place. No outside lighting so not a good first impression. The welcome was warm and efficient. We wre taken up to our room Melville , a large room with very poor lighting again giving the room a gloomy look. I asked for a globe... More

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Portland, Oregon
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at The Howard. We arrived very early because of our overseas flight, so our room wasn't ready yet. But, we were welcomed graciously, served coffee and given maps and a quick overview of the city so we could occupy ourselves until our room was ready. We came back about noon and were very happy that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even before we arrived, the hotel exceeded expectations! I booked a non-refundable advance rate and then needed to change it when my friend had to change her dates - I called them and "no problem". A revised reservation was sent the next day. The Howard is a delightful hotel formed of 3 Georgian townhouses in Edinburgh's New Town, about 10... More

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

Dear guest, I would like to express many thanks for such a positive review of our boutique hotel. I do appreciate your comments about our décor and surroundings. Please be sure that your positive opinion will be shared with the rest of our team. I do hope you had enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful hotel and exceptional service! The hotel is a short distance from the City. We walked it in about 10 minutes. From the outside did not strike me as a hotel but that adds to the charm. Beautiful rooms with lovely high ceilings and tastefully decorated. Made very welcome and probably the nicest friendliest receptionist I have come... More

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

Dear Paul, I would like to express many thanks for your wonderful review of our hotel. I am extremely pleased to hear that we have met your high standards and you were pleasantly surprised. Please be sure that you favourable comments about our staff will be shared with the rest of the team. Thank you for finding us recommendation worthy... More

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked the Howard which to be fair isn't the usual type of hotel we as two friends would pick, but from the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Our room was lovely and spacious with a beautiful bathroom. Little touches were nice like a decent hair dryer, not something you usually get in hotels. Fresh tea whenever... More

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

Dear guest, I would like to express many thanks for your great review. It is a pleasure to hear that our hotel has met your high standards. I do hope you had an enjoyable stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful city! Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fantastic central hotel. Outstanding rooms and the afternoon teas are amazing. You feel very special especially when sitting in the lounge area and you have a discreet but very attentive butler to attend to you and your family. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough even if you you are just popping in for a lunch.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your outstanding review and high rating. I am very happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay and you find our hotel recommendation worthy. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits to Edinburgh! 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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