Visited this hotel with my husband and daughter. We got a good deal through Olotels.com and I was a bit worried about whether I had paid in full! Turned out I had :) phew. The room was massive and we had a four poster bed and huge bathroom. My daughter had the sofa bed. We did unfortunately get a parking ticket as our car was not moved by the butler (I sound so pompous!) but the hotel resolved this.
The hotel is in a fantastic location. The staff are super friendly. Having butlers feels very odd at first but make the hotel feel very luxurious. The breakfast was delicious - lots of choice. The Scottish breakfast was not covered in grease and a sensible portion size. All really good quality ingredients too. Only niggle was that the poached eggs were overdone. We had breakfast in our room some mornings and it was delivered on time with the correct order. The room service was also efficient and reasonably priced.
We had an afternoon tea in the Drawing Room whilst we were in the hotel. I am not a tea drinker but have been converted after a pot of the delicious Oolong tea. Lots of yummy food to try and all lovely home-made pastries and cakes.
My husband made full use of the extensive whisky selection. My only regret is not getting the butler to run me a bath!
Wonderful hotel, friendly staff, great location. Would recommend.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Howard Hotel Edinburgh
- Howard Hotel Edinburgh
- Howard Edinburgh
- The Howard Edinburgh, Scotland