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    The Howard

    34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
    011 353 1800 500 600
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    Reviewed 10 July 2015

    We usually favor modern/contemporary hotels........yet, after visiting The Howard, I'm now rethinking my entire travel strategy! When visiting The Howard, and after preregistering online, we were welcomed without the usual pat down for cards, IDs, passports, etc. A lovely staff member behind a single desk...More

    Thank KarunamayiYoga
    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 11 July 2015

    Thanks for your kind words and review of The Howard. We are pleased to hear that you loved our new relaxing Drawing Room bar, this room was recently completely refurbished as part of our major refurbishment plan. I am especially grateful regarding the comments regarding...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2015

    This was a unique experience. From the room to the common areas of the hotel, up to the breakfast, everything was amazing. I was in Edinburgh for a conference and with my wife we thought to experience something different from the standard. This was definitely...More

    Thank Endacil
    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 30 June 2015

    A great review for The Howard Hotel, thanks again for your kind words. Its great to see that we are not only meeting the expectations of our guests, but exceeding them. WOW Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy General Manager

    Reviewed 24 June 2015

    My wife and I had a lovely 2-night stay in The Cockburn, which The Howard classifies as a junior suite, a weak description for such roomy and sumptuously decorated accommodations. Our king bed with canopied headboard was fit for the Granthams. The large bathroom was...More

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    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 26 June 2015

    Thank you for such a detailed and honest review. The plumbing issue has now been fixed, we hope that on your next stay you will give us 5 stars!. For those who are sensitive to street noise, I do agree that our backward facing rooms,...More

    Reviewed 23 June 2015

    A lovely greeting on check in, quick and efficient without being over official. Happy to help with any request from having your pants pressed to providing detailed directions to your first visiting point. The charm of this older establishment is felt immediately upon arrival and...More

    Thank Btravellor
    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 26 June 2015

    Another great review, thank you for your kind words. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM

    Reviewed 20 June 2015

    Being pampered is not something I usually expect on a business trip. The Howard excels! On arrival, your car is valet parked, a butler takes you to your room and will even unpack and make you a cup of tea or coffee. My room was...More

    Thank DavidMac99
    Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 26 June 2015

    Another great review!! We agree, The Howard Hotel is timeless. Our wonderful team of butlers do a great job and manage to provide a dedicated, timeless and attentive service without being overbearing or intimidating. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM

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    • US$150 - US$291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #12 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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    • Number of rooms
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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
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    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.
    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
    22 January 2017|
    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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    "Ask for a room with a view facing the back as it is likely to be quieter."
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