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The Howard

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  • Excellent76%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“butler service”(120 reviews)
“drawing room”(53 reviews)
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All reviewsbutler servicedrawing roomhead butlertrinity suiteterrace suitepersonal butlersmall hotelhuge bathroomtea and coffeestar serviceboutique hotellovely hotelupgraded to a suitebeautiful roombreakfast was deliciousstayed for nightsfull scottish breakfast
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Convenient location. I received a very prompt response to my initial email about room choices. We picked one of the larger rooms with a shower. Size was good and the bed was comfortable. Staff was very personable. Hotel needs a major update. Warm nights are...More

2  Thank cs9999
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This hotel is in a great location in New Town -- about five blocks from Princes Street, mostly uphill, but easily walkable. It's very quiet and on a pretty street. If you want a formal English hotel experience with butlers serving your breakfast, this is...More

2  Thank chm1423
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Having stayed before at the Howard and being blown away by the experience we were just slightly disappointed. Still a fab place to go and will certainly return again. We stayed in the Cockburn suite which was lovely in good proportion, however for a 5...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I came here as a last minute booking with my partner and we weren't disappointed with our decision. We shared a huge bedroom and bathroom, the service was exceptional and cocktails excellent. It only dropped a star on slightly tired decor and average food. I...More

1  Thank h_s_birt
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Return weekend family stay and as before thoroughly enjoyable. Again in the Mews which is great for the five of us. Special mention to the breakfast waiter (who's name I do not know) for his welcoming, obliging and attentive way

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Airport Transportation
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US$195 - US$325 (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
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$195 - US$325 (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
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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
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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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