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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 #18 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Shanghai, China
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel with spacious and beautiful suites, very friendly service and a great location. Don't expect the modern, maybe (over?) styled rooms of a Missoni or Banyan Tree hotel. Here it feels more like Downton Abbey - your (!) butler will bring breakfast to the room and you can enjoy it in a four poster bed, should you choose to... More

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

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for your recent review of our boutique hotel. I'm very pleased with your comments about our décor as we strive to stay as a traditional Scottish Georgian hotel with emphasis on traditional, and with unique rooms. Moreover it is great to hear that we could contribute to your memorable stay. We look... More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked last minute at an amazing rate for this 5 star gem. We arrived and found it easily, the friendly receptionist informed us we had an upgrade to the trinity suite. We were blown away with the beautiful room, huge bath tub and giant bed. The personal butler service is outstanding and the breakfast in bed one that will... More

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

Dear Hayley, Thank you very much for your fantastic review of The Howard. I am more than pleased to see that our hotel has exceeded your expectations and that we could contribute to your visit to Edinburgh. I appreciate a lot that you highlight our great butler service and please be sure we will share your comments with the rest... More

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115 reviews 115 reviews
44 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice spacious room with lots of light. Fabulous breakfasts. Great bathroom also big and light. Heating was good as weather lurched from article to not cold a number of times. Best tips are avoid breakfast in peak hour and enjoy the authenticity of the place and don't worry too much about the cracks in the ceiling above the... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are more than glad that you have chosen our hotel as your accommodation in Edinburgh. Thank you for all the compliments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager More

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

Travelled with 2 children (aged 2 & 7), Booked One Terrace Suite with sofa bed and a cot, the suite was a very good size, separate large bedroom, lounge area with 2 bathrooms & kitchenette. Very quite location in hotel with direct access to the road if we wanted it. Great staff excellent breakfast. About a 10 minute walk up... 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 of The Howard hotel. Like you have mentioned our hotel is located in a quiet, residential area of Edinburgh but easily accessible to the buzzing George Street and Old Town, which is perfect for families and travellers who prefer more discreet surroundings. It was our pleasure to... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a twin room for our nieces and the Mews cottage for my two sons and the two of us. The girls were delighted with their room and the mews worked well for us. Service from the moment we arrived was very good - parking our car and unloading the luggage whilst we went up to the Fringe, and... More

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

Dear guest, Many thanks for your high rating and great review of our hotel. I am more than pleased to see that you found our newly added Garden Mews cottage up to your high standards and that you found our accommodation recommendation worthy. I do hope you had a great stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, myself and our 13 year old stayed at the end of July for 3 nights. Hotel was clean and staff friendly. We liked the location as it was quiet but a short 15 minute walk to old town and there were plenty of restaurants etc. close by. We had a two bedroom, two bath suite which had lots... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your recent review of our boutique hotel. It is our pleasure to see that you have enjoyed your stay and that we could contribute to your visit and experiencing the most famous performance of the festivals in August. I am very thankful for the favourable comments about our location and dining and we do hope... More

Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Howard is an interesting property, several townhouses joined together. One of their selling points is their "butler service" which seemed to be more of an idea than a reality (it took almost an hour to get some ice, albeit later in the evening). The room was very nice and well appointed, in a very traditional way. The "but" comes... More

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Howard in December last year (just realised I havent written a review) We booked one of the superior rooms which looked out on to the back of the hotel. We had a huge roll top bath and a king sized bed which I believe is the same standard in all rooms. The staff... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your recent review of The Howard. I am very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at The Howard and that you wanted to share your opinion about our hotel after a long time since your visit! I do appreciate your positive comments and that you found our hotel recommendation worthy. Thank you... 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*
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