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The Howard

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A lovely building where we were made very welcome by friendly, obliging staff. The rooms were very comfortable, well-appointed and extremely clean. Excellent location within easy reach of the main shopping area. Great breakfast. Strong recommendation.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

London
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful stay. A great room (Cockburn) and helpful staff. Wish we could have stayed longer but will certainly look to book again next time we stay in Edinburgh. We didn't have breakfast but it looked fantastic.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the howard on your next visit to Edinburgh Andrew Smith head Butler/Deputy General Manager

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for a spontaneous afternoon tea and weren't disappointed! An incredible range of scones, sandwiches and sweet treats which went very well with the tea (or coffee if you preferred). The room we had tea in was great with very comfy seats and the service was faultless. The hotel is tucked away discreetly but is...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent Afternoon Tea at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. I will pass on your kind comments to our kitchen and butler teams who always welcome feedback. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the howard....

Bury St Edmunds, England
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt the nicest hotel I've stayed in. Very welcoming and relaxed. Very very Clean and beautifully decorated! Beautiful room with a huge comfortable bed and a gorgeous roll top bath and underfloor heating in the bathroom! so lovely and cosy! Had a lovely private terraced area outside the room also which is beautifully decorated with potted plant, flowers...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

Cheshire
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We were four ladies traveling on a 40th special birthday weekend. We hired the cottage, a two storey, two double bedroom self contained building at the rear of the hotel. It was great, clean, tidy, modern and spacious. Although out of the hotel they still bought our breakfast out to us and anything we needed we just phoned. Butler service...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

Reviewed 4 February 2017

My favorite hotel in all of Scotland. Arrived to a hot cup of tea in parlour/bar/tearoom decorated in restful gray and lavender plaid carpet and wing chairs. The service everywhere is this hotel is outstanding - from the breakfast room where your every need is seen to, to office staff, barman, cleaning staff. The rooms are very comfortable, with gorgeous...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you made good use of our dedicated butler servce and have listed a few of thier services in your review. I will pass on your...

Telluride, Colorado
Reviewed 1 February 2017

As a tour company owner, I returned to The Howard with a second group and it was even better than the first visit! It is simply the best place to stay in Edinburgh. If you want to feel like you are staying in a private country house, yet in a great location in the city, this is for you! Every...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. I will pass on your kind comments to our guest service teams and butlers who always welcome feedback. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the howard...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The most beautiful place in Edinburgh. You don't feel like you're in a hotel you feel like you're at home if you were born in 1870 ish!! Everyone at the hotel was delightful and I don't want to call them the staff as you didn't feel like they were. I want to find a negative so that people don't come...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. I will pass on your kind comments to our guest service teams who always welcome feedback. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the howard on your...

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stayed for a long weekend. A great find - very friendly staff, This was my first visit to Edinburgh. The hotel is in an excellent central location, very near to all the main sights and plenty of good places to eat and drink. The building is beautiful, and our room was huge, very comfortable and had a great bathroom....

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. I will pass on your kind comments to our guest service teams who always welcome feedback. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the howard on your...

Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights in January and the room, butler service and location of the hotel were all perfect. A really beautiful boutique hotel and I'd highly recommend it to other couples travelling to Edinburgh.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We hope to welcome you again very soon to The Howard Hotel and our great city. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy General Manager.

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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 neighbourhood, 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
Cuisines: British, European, Scottish
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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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: RM642 - RM1,679 (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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“The mews (cottage) in the back has 2 bedrooms and a full kitchen. Great choice for a family!”
 of 5 bubbles forsalebysandy, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room overlooked the front”
 of 5 bubbles lucybee03796, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Hanover was a spacious room on the ground floor. Lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles MuffinManMatty, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It is on a quiet street - in 3 old Georgian townhouses. Each room is unique.”
 of 5 bubbles Cate190, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hanover, on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieL50LJJ, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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