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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose the hotel for our one night stay based on other reviews and were not disappointed. The location was excellent and service from all of the staff was first rate. Our room was spacious and very well presented and breakfast and evening meal were delicious. Top marks to The Howard team for such a welcoming stay!

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spent 2 nights at the Howard a lovely hotel with the personal touch. Room was great very comfy bed. The butler service was the personal touch it made our stay very special. Nothing to much trouble we loved the complementary tea and coffee and the breakfast was excellent. We would defiantly recommend this hotel and we wouldn't hesitate booking this... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad to hear that you had a special stay at The Howard. We are delighted that you would stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley. General Manager. More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently stayed in The Howard on a couples weekend away and cannot recommend the hotel highly enough. The service at the hotel is close to the best I have ever experienced. The staff were friendly, attentive and more than happy to help. Opted for breakfast which is a choice definitely not regretted. The parking facilities are great and very convenient.... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This break was almost perfect. We arrived to be informed our standard suite had been upgraded to an absolutely beautiful junior suite, with a cavernous bathroom and gorgeous lounge/reception area. Extra complimentary services for the room were amazing, including tea and coffee on call all day every day, breakfast in bed and even ironing. The room was spotless, the bed... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

Bracknell
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending a weekend in this hotel with friends I cannot recommend it highly enough. The staff, the room we stayed in and the helpfulness of the staff etc was all superb. Breakfast was great and the butler service was next to nothing I have ever experienced! This small excellent hotel was full of character and a fabulous place to... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Howard Hotel and especially for taking the time to give such a detailed review. I have passed on your kind words to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at The Howard. Andrew Smith Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a weekend in Edinburgh with family. With 5 of us it's always a problem getting rooms to suit. The Howard Mews was just perfect for us. The hotel itself again was perfect, the breakfast was delicious and the staff were so attentive and nothing was too much trouble. 10 minute walk to Princes Street. Will definitely be... More 

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Garden Mews. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. Kind Regards, Andrew Smith. Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Hotel, especially for that special occasion - just made our honeymoon! Lovely suite, fab breakfast and great service. The hotel is close to the centre, in amongst the art galleries and shops but there is a walk uphill so if you have difficulty walking this hotel perhaps isn't in the best place for you!

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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a good stay here at The Howard. We are delighted to have been part of your special occasion and we hope to welcome you back for your anniversary. Kind Regards, Andrew Smith - Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently held a family reunion afternoon tea at The Howard. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Although it is a small hotel, the food, service and attention to detail was as good, if not better, than most large luxury hotels would offer. The afternoon tea was just divine, and the private room (free of charge!) was intimate and welcoming.... More 

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you. What a lovely review. We couldn't be happier about your experience at The Howard. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea. Your kind words will be passed onto the team. We hope you decide to stay with us again the next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Andrew Smith. (Head butler/deputy GM) More 

Galway
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here previously and are never disappointed. The hotel is beautifully decorated and pristinely clean. The staff are exceedingly helpful and polite but never obsequious. We have been upgraded to an elegant suite and have been made to feel like royalty. The location is also perfect for restaurants, pubs and shopping. We look forward to more stays here.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you. What a lovely review. We couldn't be happier about your experience at The Howard. We are glad that everything met your expectations and that you had a nice stay with us. Your kind words will be passed onto the team. We hope you decide to stay with us again the next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Andrew... More 

Greater Cincinnati
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must stay here! The people are amazing! They treat you like royalty with great attention to detail. The breakfast was amazing. The Garden Mews fit our family so well. We will definitely stay here again.

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EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for such a good review! We are always happy to hear what guests have to say about their stay at The Howard - especially when it's positive. We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and we look forward to welcoming you back one day. Regards, Andrew Smith. Head Butler/Deputy GM More 

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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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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: $138 - $467 (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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