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The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - Edinburgh

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH  show map
 5 stars
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The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa centre

Laundry

Overview

The 5-star Howard Hotel Edinburgh provides guests with an elegant accommodation featuring 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service and wake up service. Occupying a 4-story antique building, the hotel was remodeled in 2009.

Due to the location in the center of Edinburgh, it is easy to get from Howard Hotel Edinburgh to such landmark as Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which is around 15 minutes` walk. The venue is 2 km away from the city center.

Welcoming guests with an indoor swimming pool and a library, the hotel is placed next to bars and restaurants.

Howard Hotel Edinburgh can be reached in a 20-minute drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Luxury guestrooms are outfitted in chic décor. Guests will appreciate a panoramic view over the river from the rooms. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a hairdryer, a walk-in shower and towels.

Eat & Drink

A range of Georgian dishes is offered at the lobby restaurant. Guests can dine at Bar Frizzante and Stockbridge Restuarant located within 5 minutes' walk away.

Services

There are a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and a lift available on the premises.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 10 am FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH

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City Centre
  • Edinburgh
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Bar Frizzante (cuisine: Italian)
    1200 ft
  • Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European)
    1700 ft
Parks
  • Lake of Menteith
    1700 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    18

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Rooms and availability

The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Room
Superior Twin Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

These rooms are more spacious. Some have a seating area.

The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Room
Petit double
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This individually designed room has a queen-size bed, a TV and an en suite bathroom with a shower over the bath.

The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Room
Luxury Two-Bedroom Apartment
River view
  • Room size:

    90 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This self-catering cottage features a modern, fully equipped kitchen, an open plan dining area and a cosy lounge with fireplace and sofa bed. It offers 2 double rooms with en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and a third bathroom with hot tub.

The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Room
Luxury Double Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room has a king-size bed and Penhaligon toiletries in the en suite bathroom.

The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Room
Luxury Twin Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Penhaligon toiletries are included in the en suite bathroom.

The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    295 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

These rooms are more spacious. Some have a seating area or king-size bed.

The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Scottish Gallery700 ft
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery1000 ft
  • WASPS Studios1700 ft
  • Flaubert Gallery1700 ft
  • winter wonderland2300 ft

Places of interest

  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House1700 ft
  • Speakers Corner2000 ft
  • New Club2000 ft
  • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral2000 ft
  • Stockbridge Parish Church2000 ft
  • Sir Walter Scott Monument2300 ft

Convention centers

  • St Stephen's Centre1000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Multrees Walk1700 ft
  • Multrees Walk1700 ft
  • Princes Mall2000 ft

Amusement

  • Nobles Amusements2000 ft
  • Booth Enterprise2000 ft

Museums

  • Hanover Fine Arts400 ft
  • Hanover Fine Arts400 ft
  • The Torrance Gallery400 ft
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh2300 ft

Theaters

  • Assembly Rooms1700 ft

Galleries

  • National Galleries of Scotland2300 ft

Local attractions

  • Surgeons\' Hall Museums5000 ft
    Nicolson Street
  • The Scottish Parliament1.0 mi
    Horse Wynd / Canongate, Royal MIle
  • The Meadows1.0 mi
    Old Town
  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery\/Dental Museum 5200 ft
    9 Hill Sq.
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.1 mi
    Canongate

Near the hotel

  • The Sutton Gallery600 ft
    18A Dundas Street
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery1400 ft
    1 Queen Street
  • Midlothian Ski Centre1700 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Stockbridge Market 2000 ft
    Saunders Street/Kerr Street Stockbridge
  • Edinburgh New Town Cookery School1200 ft
    7 Queen Street
  • Lake of Menteith1700 ft
    Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National ParkScotland
  • Highland Whisky Experience1800 ft
    EdinburghScotland

Restaurants nearby

  • Bar Frizzante1200 ft

    Address: 95 Lothian Road
    Phone: 01312297788

    72% likes this, based on 207 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 101

  • Number One2700 ft

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    76% likes this, based on 462 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant3300 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    80% likes this, based on 396 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

  • Stockbridge Restuarant1700 ft

    Address: 54 St Stephen Street
    Phone: +44 (0)131 226 6766

    87% likes this, based on 217 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 34 - USD 59

  • The Pompadour by Galvin2700 ft

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    77% likes this, based on 134 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    18

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghThe Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Average guest rating

8.8out of 10
Superb
Based on 123 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
9.6
Value
8.3
Service
8.3
Location
10.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The staff were very helpful during the emergency caused by the closure of all UK airports.

    The bathroom was not absolutely pristine.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The Howard was wonderful. We felt like guests in someone's home. The rooms incorporated modern comforts without sacrificing the charm. The service was exceptional - the staff made dinner reservations for us, hired an excellent driver to take us on a tour, and brouht us sandwiches when we decided we didn't want to go out to dinner. Breakfasts were delicious. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    I was very impressed by the way the hotel saw its role to adapt to the guests needs rather than the other way round. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room and hotel facilities were very comfortable.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    This hotel is fantastic, mostly because of the superb staff who really go out of their way to look after your every need. If you're not happy with highly personal levels of service then this hotel isn't for you (valet parking, tea/coffee provided free of charge by the butler rather than having a kettle in the room etc), but if you're happy to let someone else take the strain for a while then it's wonderful to sit back and enjoy the experience. The location of the hotel is great, too. It's about 10 mins walk from Princes Street, although there is a bit of a hill to walk up.

  • Single
    10.0

    Excellent hotel, complimented by the wonderful staff!

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Quality of service was exceptional. Booked a twin room but it was made up as a double. As soon as staff realised, they offere an additional room at no extra cost!

  • Single
    8.8

    Personal butler style service and individual styled rooms - excellent

    Wi-Fi was quite slow and coverage was not great, in room wired connection was faulty

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The Howard was staffed by friendly, helpful and knowledgable staff. We didn't dine but breakfast was delicious and we will be back to sample the afternoon tea!

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The service was beyond my expectations, I loved my stay in the Howard

    The fact I had to leave

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The Howard has an amzing "butler" system where a number of butlers attend to your every need. They are the most accommodating small hotel that we have ever stayed in. It is like being in an upper class private British home with elegant surroundings and service to match.

  • Couple
    8.2

    I felt very comfortable from the first time. It was like I was staying in a house and not in a hotel. Big room, mighty lighting, good service.

    Tasteful breakfast but very small portions. Order more than 3 dishes!

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Beautiful building, large room, excellent staff, fine food

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The staff were very friendly and we were offered tea and biscuits on arrival and on the morning of departure at no extra charge. The rooms were very done beautifuuly and authentic, in keeping with the year the houses were built and the breakfast was wonderful and the scotish porridge was fantastic.

  • Couple
    8.2

    Breakfast, rooms, views, location, friendliness of the staff, atmosphere

    lack of frigobar

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The Howard was wonderful. Service was superb! I did have a bit of a glitch initially. I had requested two king bedded rooms, (there were 4 persons, two couples traveling )and unfortunately only one room had a king bed. The second room was not as spacious and lacked the "sparkle" of the other room, ie:paint chipped desk, older bed coverings, small double bed, smaller room-not comparable at all. I asked for another room, and was initially told there was one available at additonal cost, approximately $250.00 additonal per night(we were staying 2 nights). I was unhappy with that to say the least! They did move us to a lovely, very large king bedded room, at no additional cost. I did have to put up a bit of a fuss, but had my documentation about the requests and followup emails to confirm which I had written directly to the hotel. Over all, a wonderful place, great location, food and service.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH

Get directions
City Centre
  • Edinburgh
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Bar Frizzante (cuisine: Italian)
    1200 ft
  • Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European)
    1700 ft
Parks
  • Lake of Menteith
    1700 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    18

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghThe Howard, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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