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    The Howard

    34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
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    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.More

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    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard

    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...More

    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...More

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    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard

    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...More

    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...More

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    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard

    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...More

    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...More

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    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard

    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...More

    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...More

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    About
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    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Price range
    • US$161 - US$397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #7 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #10 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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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
    ...More
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    traveller12557
    on the Choice hotel website which is part of the Ascend collection, it mentions The Howard hotel has guest laundry, does anyone know if this is still correct, thanks.
    22 January 2017|
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    Response from droppinout | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, we had laundry done while we stayed there. There was an extra charge, I think but it was reasonable.
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    Lauren M
    Do they have a babysitting service?
    25 September 2016|
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    Response from Andrew S |
    the hotels does not have a babysitting service but the team of butlers would be able to assist you by contacting a babysitting agency and organising it.
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    GORDON S
    are there any lifts in hotel
    24 September 2016|
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    Response from Brooke A | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, the staff also carry your luggage and cannot do enough to assist you
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