The Howard

5 stars
View map of 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
8 reviews
Butler included!

Lovely small hotel in a Georgian building in the New Town. Decor appropriate for the era. Very... See full review

  • Biddie
  • Oct 27, 2012
Wonderful Find!!

We stayed at The Howard for personal travel and we were NOT disappointed. It was a beautiful "old... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 3, 2010
A true home from home feel at this delightful Edinburgh hotel

Every guest at The Howard is treated like family, which helps to create a real 'at home' feeling. The hotel strives to ensure that each and every guest feels comfortable during their visit, whether they be on vacation in the city or visiting on business. There is a range of facilities to suit the needs of everyone. The Howard has its own parking to the rear of the building for guest's use and a concierge is on hand to offer advice or give help where needed. The hotel's in-house restaurant is considered to be one of the finest in the city.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Relaxing retreat in the heart of Edinburgh city center, with warm and friendly staff

  • 18 guest rooms all individually decorated in a traditional style so as to complement their surroundings

  • Exclusive suites have their own private terrace garden areas and discreet private entrances

The Howard Rooms
Guest rooms at The Howard are all non-smoking; in fact the whole hotel is now a smoke free environment. There are a range of guestrooms, in various sizes, to suit all needs and there are also executive suites that have their own private entrance and a small terraced garden area that afford the occupants an added touch of discreet privacy. Guestroom facilities include flat screen televisions, with a choice of 55 cable channels and movie on demand services, wireless Internet, iPod docking station and the option of breakfast in bed. For an extra touch of luxury there is also a personal butler service to deal with tasks such as packing and unpacking, ironing and even shopping. There is also a same day laundry and dry cleaning service if required.
Things To Do:
  • St. Andrew Square (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)

  • Scott Monument (0.4 mi/ 0.7 km)

  • Royal Scottish Academy (0.4 mi/ 0.7 km)

  • Princes Mall (0.4 mi/ 0.7 km)

  • Princes Street Gardens (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)

  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)

  • Georgian House (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)

  • National Gallery of Scotland (0.5 mi/ 0.9 km)

  • Fruit Market Gallery (0.6 mi/ 0.9 km)

  • Edinburgh Dungeon (0.6 mi/ 0.9 km)

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The Howard Rooms

Superior Room
Room with one double bed offers a more spacious alternative to luxury double rooms, each superior room has additional wardrobe space, a seating area.
Standard Room
Room with one double bed offers a dedicated facilities like LCD flat screen television and remote control, with 55 cable channels, eTV - a television / in room entertainment centre which includes a variety of channels, movies on demand, internet access, radio, a music jukebox and hotel information,wireless Internet access in all public areas.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.3 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.5 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.6 mi
  • The Grange: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 0.6 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.3 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.5 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.6 mi
  • The Grange: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 0.6 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.7 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.7 mi
  • Warriston: 0.7 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.7 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.7 mi
  • Underground City: 0.7 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.7 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.8 mi
  • People's Story: 0.8 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.9 mi
  • Comely Bank: 0.9 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.9 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.9 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 1 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 1 mi
  • Inverleith: 1 mi
  • Haymarket: 1.1 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Holyrood: 1.1 mi
  • Lochrin: 1.1 mi
  • Dean Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Easter Road: 1.1 mi

Dining

The Atholl
The Atholl - 'Dining at The Atholl' is an experience full of decadent pleasures, as you would expect from one of Edinburgh's finest restaurants.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Howard

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 8
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
3.5
Value:
4
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Review of The Howard

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rahman
Business
Melbourne
Mar 11, 2013

Excellent personal care

Nothing is too much for the staff. Well organised and most helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Howard

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eformulator
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jul 15, 2010

Wonderful Stay

Wonderful personalized service. Very quiet and peaceful hotel. Excellent location, just a 10 minute walk from the historical areas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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