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    The Howard

    34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
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          • Excellent76%
          • Very good15%
          • Average5%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible1%
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          “butler service” (118 reviews)
          “drawing room” (53 reviews)
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          Reviewed 22 April 2015

          Nicely situated, about a 20 minute walk from the town centre, the Howard is an old fashioned Hotel in the positive sense. It ouses charm and reminds you of a byegone age, when guests were served and looked after rather than provided with everything they...More

          Thank Andrew R
          Reviewed 19 April 2015

          We stayed at The Howard for four nights. It is far away from all major atractions, restaurants e etc. Wi Fi is poor. The windows in our room did not open. There are only two power outlets in room and far away from bed. On...More

          Thank Samuel A
          Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

          What a wonderful weekend we had here the place is a beautiful hotel and very near the city centre. The food was top class and the butler services were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and they were all very helpful. I would definitely recommend...More

          Thank David G
          Response from TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The HowardResponded 15 April 2015

          Dear David, Thank you for another excellent review of The Howard! I will share your feedback and compliments with the butler and kitchen teams. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

          Reviewed 11 April 2015

          Really glad to have spent our anniversary here at the Howard for 3 nights. We were upgraded to a junior suite at check in and stayed in the Abercromby room which was on the top floor and very spacious. Free parking at the rear which...More

          Thank Rob H
          Response from TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The HowardResponded 15 April 2015

          Dear Rob, Thank you for taking the time to review with visit to The Howard. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, we will look at upgrading the in room entertainment we offer, as part of our ongoing enhancements to guest services...More

          Reviewed 7 April 2015

          My wife and I stayed for 3 nights between the 2nd and 5th April. Our greeting was friendly and the on-site parking very useful. Our comfortable bedroom Dundas, was on the rear of the property. Décor was pleasant but there were a small number of...More

          Thank jim_kirkman
          Response from TECBen, Public Relations Manager at The HowardResponded 15 April 2015

          Dear Jim, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Howard for your Easter break. I am pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay and we're able to make use of the hotel facilities. Although tea and coffee is prepared and served...More

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          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Airport Transportation
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          • Multilingual Staff
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          Details
          • Price range
          • US$196 - US$429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #7 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #9 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 18
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          417sandeeps
          How far it is from Waverley station? Means of transportation from there as reaching by train?
          3 May 2017|
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          Response from EdinburghCollection | Property representative |
          According to google maps we are 15 minutes walk from Waverly Bridge. There is a good public transport link from the train station to the hotel. The local bus services 23 and 27 will get you here in under 10 minutes.
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          417sandeeps
          How far it is from Waverley station? Means of transportation from there as reaching by train?
          3 May 2017|
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          Response from 681MB | Reviewed this property |
          I am a fast walker and it took me about 15 minutes. It is up a slight hill as well. It would be a very short taxi ride. My wife and I walked it back from pubs around the castle which is further every night and enjoyed the... 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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