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The Howard

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#14 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely find in New Town! The staff (especially our charming and kind butler, Marcin) were hospitable and attentive, and we always felt welcome and well taken care of. Marcin and Tom went out of their way to get us dinner reservations for two of our four nights with them. The food and drink were good although not as excellent...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having lived previously in the Edinburgh New Town we were very pleased to accept a kind invitation from the family for a surprise overnight stay at the Howard - an easy walk down the hill from Waverley Station. Some years since we stayed here but still a lovely bright front room (Herriot) despite some slight carpet staining and DIY repairs...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to relax, no starch, just very good attention to detail, nothing was too much trouble, from ironing shirts to parking the car. Great big room and bed helped rest away the stresses and strains. Didn't use the restaurant as there was so much choice in the local area.

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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 enjoyed our dedicated butler service. I will pass on your kind comments to our butler team who always welcome feedback. We look forward to...

Ballantrae, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

old fashioned luxury & service, personal butler good food relaxed ambiance easy access to city attractions can not fault it for service & allot a reasonable price (dearer than Holiday Inn but great for special occasions

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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 enjoyed our dedicated butler service. I will pass on your kind comments to our butler team who always welcome feedback. We look forward to...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for four nights, in the Marchmont Suite at the end of April. The hotel is fantastic, the décor was lovely and the hotel has a lovely feel about the place. The butlers were very friendly and polite, nothing was too much effort. We spoke to Neil on a number of occasions...

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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 enjoyed our dedicated butler service. I will pass on your kind comments to our Neil and the team who always welcome feedback. We look...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have sat on this for a few weeks since our stay as I really wanted to love this place when I booked it. We stayed for 5 nights at the end of a wonderful trip, and in many ways the Howard is aligned with the reviews but it just missed the mark too often to be great or even...

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your recent stay at The Howard. I would like to apologise for the issues you had throughout your stay regarding the mattress in your room, although our team tried to correct the issue by supplying a new mattress. When we were advised that this did not alleviate the issue,...

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small 18 room hotel 15 min walk (or local bus) from Princess street. Hotel is a little unique in that everything is done for you from Morning tea in bed to bedtime snacks if wanted. Staff are all called 'Butlers'. Courtesy trays / Trouser presses have been removed in return for full Butler service. Breakfast is fully served and fully...

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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 enjoyed our dedicated butler service. I will pass on your kind comments to our teams who always welcome feedback. I have also passed on...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely room beautiful view had a wonderful few days and the staff were friendly and helpful. The guys couldn't do enough for you Definitely be back Made to feel most welcome and was very relaxing! Great part of Edinburgh and loved the breakfasts

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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 enjoyed our breakfast and service. I will pass on your kind comments to our teams who always welcome feedback. We look forward to having...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel really is quite excellent. The staff were lovely, the rooms were very spacious and comfortable, the butler service for complimentary refreshments (and shoe cleaning) was exquisite (easily the best shortbread I have tasted), the breakfast was fantastic, and the hotel is in a very good location. If you get the opportunity, you must stay at this hotel.

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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 enjoyed our breakfast and service. I will pass on your kind comments to our teams who always welcome feedback. It is also great to...

Flodigarry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! What a find! I'm almost reluctant to share this treasure with you ... in case too many others book it when next we want to stay at the Howard. Quite simply, this small, impeccably run and luxurious hotel is the best city break hotel experience on the planet! My wife discovered it online - "offpeakluxury.com", I think? - and...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your generous impressions following your recent Celebratory stay at The Howard. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We were particularly pleased to hear that you enjoyed our dedicated butler service. I will pass on your kind comments to the team who always welcome feedback. I am especially pleased...

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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
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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: €179 - €378 (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
#11 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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