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The Howard

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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“butler service”(123 reviews)
“drawing room”(54 reviews)
“head butler”(12 reviews)
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5.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsbutler servicedrawing roomhead butlerterrace suitepersonal butlersmall hotelhuge bathroomtea and coffeeroll top bathstar servicefour poster bedboutique hotellovely hotelupgraded to a suitebeautiful roombreakfast was deliciousstayed for nights
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel with another couple for her to cruise. It is the end New Town on a quiet street. Service is friendly and personal, the rooms are spacious and well appointed, in the meals are not to be missed. This hotel succeeds...More

Thank MikeinRaleigh
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

What an excellent experience with first class personnel from the waiters of the breakfast dining room to the receptionists and to the cleaners!!! My family and I stayed 5 unforgettable nights and we fell in love with Edinburgh through this hotel. The downsize was the...More

Thank tofalosg
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you are looking for a comfortable stay with polite and charming staff, this is an excellent hotel. The rooms and bathrooms are very spacious, the beds are extremely comfortable and huge with high quality mattresses, and the location is perfect for those who want...More

1  Thank Tim B
Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 22 August 2017

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...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a great hotel in a very nice neighborhood in Edinburgh walking distance to most of the places you want to see in the city. We had a room below street level that was a good size with a nice bathroom. Staff was very...More

1  Thank FredSiegel
Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 22 August 2017

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 hope that you do return soon- and if you do, our best rate is available on...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is an odd little boutique hotel. My husband describes it as not really a hotel, just a bunch of rooms stuck together. Our room was downstairs below street level, with windows and a door to a "patio" just below the sidewalk, which was a...More

Thank Laura F
Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The HowardResponded 22 August 2017

We apologise that we did not meet your expectations as we aim to exceed them and as any visitor to this site can see this was a very rare occasion but we aim to put right all the issues that this guest had. Andrew Smith...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Room Service
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
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Price range
US$612 - US$858 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#15 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$612 - US$858 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#15 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (223)
Room & Suite (280)
Dining (69)
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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
...More
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417sandeeps
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.
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417sandeeps
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
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traveller12557
22 January 2017|
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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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"Don't get Street front lower level."
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"We have a junior suite that is huge. Perfect sitting area for relaxing or working. Bathroom is beautifully..."
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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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"Another room,somewhere else!"
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