Howard Hotel Edinburgh

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QHshow map
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SuperbBased on  122 reviews
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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
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

Services

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

Dining

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

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children

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

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • River view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 10 amFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle3300 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land3300 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk3300 ft
Princes MallPrinces Mall2000 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre3300 ft
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens3000 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill3300 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo3000 ft
Edinburgh PlayhouseEdinburgh Playhouse3000 ft
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 3000 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument3200 ftCalton Hill
Royal Mile Royal Mile 3500 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions3400 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland4400 ftChambers Street
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Bar FrizzanteBar Frizzante1200 ft95 Lothian Road
Stockbridge RestuarantStockbridge Restuarant1700 ft54 St Stephen Street
Number OneNumber One2700 ftThe Balmoral Hotel
The Pompadour by GalvinThe Pompadour by Galvin2700 ftPrinces Street
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant3300 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
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Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat4300 ft
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania1.8 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.0 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.9 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk4000 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons4600 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.0 mi
D B AmusementsD B Amusements4600 ft
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.6 mi
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.1 miCanongate
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia1.9 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle3.2 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.1 mi131 High Street
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel7.2 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station3000 ft
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  122  reviews

Rating by category:

9.6
Rooms
8.3
Service
10.0
Location
  • 7.0
    Very good

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

    The bathroom was not absolutely pristine.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 9.6
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    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.

  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent hotel, complimented by the wonderful staff!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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!

  • 9.6
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    The service was beyond my expectations, I loved my stay in the Howard

    The fact I had to leave

  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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!

  • 10.0
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    Beautiful building, large room, excellent staff, fine food

  • 9.6
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    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

    lack of frigobar

  • 10.0
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    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.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  122 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 10 amFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station3000 ft
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