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The Howard

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our travel agent booked us into the Howard so we could have easy access to the airport and our return to The United States. The room is comfortable. The bedding adequate though the pillows seem skimpy and limp. I read somewhere this hotel got a 5 star rating. I do not understand how. I was taken aback by the Terry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful night in a lovely place. Breakfast was fantastic. Would love to see more places like that with a good sense of tradition and delicious food. Full Scottish breakfast was amazing and service excellent. Thank you !

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our butler and kitchen teams. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked an evening meal. This was most enjoyable, with a lovely meal served with care and attention and beautifully cooked. Very lovely surroundings. My home created terrine was excellent. The main course was also excellent.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent dinner at The Howard Hotel's Atholl Restaurant and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our butler and kitchen teams. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed 4 great nights here. For some this small hotel maybe considered a bit old fashioned, but for me when you are staying in a Georgian building you don't want to be dazzled by modern lighting and gimmicks. That said, room facilities were excellent with large flat screen TV, very comfortable chairs and great views (back of hotel) of Geogian... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our butler and kitchen teams. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

Province of Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Howard is an old fashioned hotel with impeccable service and staff. If you are looking for modern luxury this will not be your place. It is very old fashioned yet comfortable except the bed was lumpy and the bedspread was very old..... it all went with the theme of the old fashioned type of hotel with the furniture as... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have noted your comment regarding the comfort of our bed and as Trip advisor reviews only give the first name please could you contact me at andrew.smith@thehoward to advise me what room you... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hearing the receptionist at check-in tell the butler that we had an upgraded room is always a good start. This city centre boutique hotel is easy to find and has private parking as well as easy on street parking. The building itself has great character - perhaps not surprisingly given its prime position in Edinburgh's New Town. Although traditional in... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. We will always try to upgrade guests when its possible to do so and I am happy that you appreciated your complimentary upgrade. I have passed on your kind words to our team. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a Lovely petite hotel, with friendly staff , great food 😊 , great location , attentive staff and a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life which allowed me to unwind and relax.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel. I have passed on your kind words to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

Bradenton, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for 5- star class, service and comfort this is the place for you. The staff at this beautiful boutique hotel is friendly, professional and eager to take care of your every need. The rooms are very large and beautifully appointed. We have never had faster room service and can't remember the last time we were served... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this hotel . The staff were amazing . Lovely bar and restaurant .... We only had breakfast but it was superb . Great location quiet , in the new town but within walking distance of attractions. Will be back .

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your breakfast at The Howard Hotel. We are often praised for the breakfasts that we serve in the hotel. Our breakfasts are served to order by our butler team and while our competitors make their guests queue at a buffet to be served food that is often over cooked and soggy, out team... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stay in Edinburgh and couldn't have picked a better hotel. lovely comfy room, the staff were lovely and the breakfast was delightful, such a nice change to be waited on. I am looking forward to going back to this hotel.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel. I have passed on your kind words to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

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Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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The Atholl at The Howard
The Atholl at The Howard
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Howard is a small and discreet hotel which occupies three Georgian houses. A classically elegant hotel both outside and in, it has just 18 luxury rooms and suites. Located by Waverley train station, situated just off Princes Street. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Howard

Address: 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $138 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#16 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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