just back from a great weekend at the Howard. This hotel is 5 star without a pool, gym etc but its easy to see where the stars come from. The hotel is the nicest i have ever stayed in and the room (suite actually - they upgraded us without out our even asking!) was out of this world. No tea/coffee making facilities in room - not to worry - just phone down and a butler will appear with freshly brewed pot (included in hotel price). Breakfast in your room - no problem and no extra charge. The staff in the hotel could not have been better - so friendly and they seemed to work very long hours but always willing to help and offer advice on what to do/where to go (hope they get well paid if the hotel owner reads this as they nearly make this a 6 star hotel!) The hotel is located in the new town area of edinburgh so its a good 5/10 minute walk to shopping areas and further to castle (we got a taxi to castle and its only about £5) but there are buses all the time too. its hard to fault this hotel but my only problem was the dinner. its very formal and only room for 14 or so in the dining room and i felt it was overpriced for what you got. second night we got a take away from a lovely little italian place just up the road which was fantastic and a fraction of the price. breakfast was very nice in the hotel and there was plenty to choose from. give this place a go.
- 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