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The Howard

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wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

4 of us girls stumbled across this gorgeous hotel whilst walking into town , we didn't stay here but had drinks in the fabulously comfortable bar with Andrew looking after us so well , one of my friends loved that wine came in a carafe, we met up with another 2 friends and had a great experience , lovely place... More 

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Ballater, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a night here while attending the Edinburgh Festival. On arrival we were welcomed by a very professional butler. He then showed us around the hotel eg the lounge bar, the restaurant , explained that we took breakfast there ,He also total us the time of all the meals . He then showed us our wonderfull room. Beautiful ,... More 

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alloa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We checked in easily and a butler showed us to our room which was nice. As they dont have tea and coffee in the room we ordered a pot of tea which arrived promptly. On going down for dinner we went in to the lounge for a drink, nobody at the bar. When somebody eventually arrived he had to go... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long weekend in Edinburgh.... Very welcoming staff. Traditional hotel. Lots of character, large room with big bathroom. Great service. Amazing breakfast. Location, quiet, but also close to town. Parking at rear of hotel. Will go back.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had looked for a hotel which wasn't going to be too 'modern' so I was thought I was prepared to stay in this Georgian hotel. Having read the reviews, I was expecting something near a Downton Abbey type experience. The butler service was great and I can't fault the friendliness of the staff, however the room really spoilt my... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. The room type booked here was one of our Petit Doubles which is our smallest room type in the hotel. We recommend advising our reception team of what type of room you are looking for... More 

Dunblane, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little trip to Edinburgh with my Mum and after reading reviews thought it sounded perfect for a special treat. Very friendly staff, luxurious room, amazing bathroom. Beds very comfy and spotlessly clean. Views from our room were terrific. Recommend the crepes with pineapple and coconut and maple syrup for breakfast. Divine! We will be back as it is so... 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 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were extremely impressed with this hotel. We stayed in the Terrace Suite, which consisted of a bedroom with a canopied bed, a living room and two bathrooms. The hotel was elegant, spotless and the staff were friendly and very helpful. If we return to Edinburgh, we will stay here again.

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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 forwarded on your kind words to our team who appreciate them very much. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is beautiful. Lovely staff, always friendly and helpful. The rooms are amazing and the bathroom to die for. There is everything you need, coffee and tea all day long, drinks, slippers, bathrobes, bath and shower gel, body lotion, conditioner, shower cap... Very good value for money considering a breakfast a la carte is included (and they do it... 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 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful, from walking through the front door and a warm welcome, to leaving, I experienced friendly, first class staff, a lovely hotel that I'll be returning to. My bedroom was perfect with a lovely bathroom and gorgeous toiletries Breakfast was delicious and next time I'll be sure to have dinner as another guest gave it high praise. Thank you... 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 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like most travelers, we hit the hotel tired and wondering how best to dig in to our new environment. Much to our delight, our room was ready for us, despite our morning arrival. Andrew welcomed us to The Howard and made us feel right at home. Despite the unusually warm weather, the real warmth was what we felt from the... 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 

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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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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: $156 - $447 (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
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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