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    The Howard

    34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
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    Reviewed 15 February 2015

    We stayed for 2 nights at The Howard over a weekend in early February 2015. We had a fantastic stay in the hotel in one of the suites. Old style house of traditional Old Town Edinburgh is exactly what we wanted. The Butler service was...More

    1  Thank James S
    Response from EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The HowardResponded 16 February 2015

    A fabulous review for The Howard and I am so glad to read that this guest enjoyed our Butler Service - I look forward to welcoming them again soon. Leon Kiteley General Manager

    Reviewed 11 February 2015

    Visited the George for a one night stay whilst in Edinburgh on business in January 2015. Was recommended the hotel by a colleague as being close to the office we were visiting and having good service. The hotel is located in a few terraced Edinburgh...More

    Thank jdfre123
    Response from EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The HowardResponded 16 February 2015

    A very comprehensive review and my thanks to this guest for taking the time to share their experience. I am sorry to learn that this particular five star experience was not to their own personal taste but our Butler Service is quite extraordinary and I...More

    Reviewed 23 January 2015

    We stayed here for my birthday last year... On arrival at the '5 star' hotel, I expected to see a doorman...nope. We opened the big black wooden door (to the unassuming building) and entered. We assumed we'd see a smiley face...nope, we walked into a...More

    1  Thank Eliss L
    Response from EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The HowardResponded 27 January 2015

    Many thanks for this review and rest assured we are most definitely 5 star. it is not a requirement for a 5 star hotel to have a doorman ( I think this is the only area where this guest believes we are lacking) and as...More

    Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

    As others also have writen, staff, breakfast and charm is 5 stars. Also had a wonderfull night of sleep. There is however street noose and you have to be a fan of the "dated" style to give it 5 stars. But very charming and good...More

    1  Thank Claes112
    Response from EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The HowardResponded 27 January 2015

    A super review of our 5 star service - many thanks! Leon Kiteley General Manager

    Reviewed 22 January 2015

    Central in New Town Edinburgh this boutique hotel provides a service that far exceeds its exterior. Created out of a terrace of three houses the 18 rooms are beautifully fitted and the butler service is impeccable. Maybe not as impressive as most 5* establishments The...More

    Thank RichardSFC
    Response from EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The HowardResponded 27 January 2015

    Another fantastic review and my thanks to this guest or highlighting our "5 star" service. Leon Kiteley General Manager

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    • US$186 - US$410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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    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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    Yes, we had laundry done while we stayed there. There was an extra charge, I think but it was reasonable.
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