Howard Hotel Edinburgh  5 stars

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH  show mapSave
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
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  • Facilities
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Spa and relaxation

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

In the new heart of Edinburgh, The Howard hotel stands out from its brand-new surroundings, instead offering a stay in a Georgian house located a few steps away from the Queen Street Gardens and the main shops.

Despite its old-world facade, the hotel is endowed with all modern conveniences like a massage room, afternoon tea club and free Wi-Fi and wired internet access.

The hotel retains a home-like feel and offers 18 comfortable rooms with LCD flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and Penhaligons toiletries.

You are welcome to the Atholl restaurant with its Georgian setting and Scottish menu.

Edinburgh has Waverley and Haymarket main train stations and both are of easy access from the hotel. Waverley is a mile away and demands just five minutes by taxi and Haymarket station is about 1.5 miles from the hotel and it takes about 10 minutes to reach it by taxi.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   18.

City Center Edinburgh - 4000 ft
Airports Turnhouse (EDI) - 6.3 mi, Dundee (DND) - 34.9 mi
Train Stations Edinburgh Waverley station - 3300 ft
Bus stop - 1400 ft
Restaurants Bar Frizzante (cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta) - 1200 ft, Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European) - 1700 ft
Ski areas Midlothian Ski Centre - 1700 ft

Rooms

You are offered 18 rooms with LCD flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and Penhaligons toiletries and all differ by type from Luxury, Superior, Junior suites and Terraced suites.

Dining options

Atholl restaurant invites you to sample regional dishes in its traditional surroundings. Breakfast is served in the Atholl daily from 7am till 10am on Monday – Friday and from 7.30am to 10.30am on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast includes fruit juices, hot drinks like coffee, choice of teas or hot chocolate, a selection of marmalade, honey, homemade croissant, Danish pastry, fresh fruits, double cream, milk cold or warm, sugar.

At the hotel Howard Edinburgh guests are invited to a american breakfast served for free. 

Services

The hotel is a perfect place to organize your meeting as it offers the Event suite located in a separate town house with a private entrance.

The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi to all guests.

Leisure

If you need some relaxation then a massage room or afternoon tea club are available at the hotel.

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Facilities

General
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Afternoon tea
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
Room view
  • River view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • In-room jacuzzi
Bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils
Media
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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You are offered 18 rooms with LCD flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and Penhaligons toiletries and all differ by type from Luxury, Superior, Junior suites and Terraced suites.

Single Room
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Howard Hotel Edinburgh Single Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Single Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Single Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double beds
Size: 110 sq. feet

Luxury single room is individually designed and appointed with Queen size bed, private bathroom has bath with shower over.

Room facilities
    Double Room
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    Howard Hotel Edinburgh Double Room
    Howard Hotel Edinburgh Double Room
    Howard Hotel Edinburgh Double Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double beds
    Size: 110 sq. feet

    Spacious and luxurious Double Room is individually designed and appointed with Double bed. Private bathroom has bath with shower over.

    Room facilities
      Twin Room
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      Howard Hotel Edinburgh Twin Room
      Howard Hotel Edinburgh Twin Room
      Howard Hotel Edinburgh Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double beds
      Size: 110 sq. feet

      Luxury Twin Room is individually designed and appointed with two Single beds. Private bathroom has bath with shower over.

      Room facilities
        Superior Double Room
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        Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Double Room Superior Double
        Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Double Room Superior Double
        Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Double Room Superior Double
        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
        Size: 295 sq. feet

        Luxurious Superior Double Room is individually designed and appointed with Double bed, sitting area, work desk. Spacious private bathroom has bath with shower over.

        Room facilities
          Superior Twin Room
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          Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Twin Room
          Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Twin Room
          Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Twin Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 295 sq. feet

          Luxurious Superior Double Room is individually designed and appointed with two Single beds, sitting area, work desk. Spacious private bathroom has bath with shower over.

          Room facilities
            Junior Suite
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            Howard Hotel Edinburgh Junior Suite
            Howard Hotel Edinburgh Junior Suite
            Howard Hotel Edinburgh Junior Suite
            Howard Hotel Edinburgh Junior Suite
            Bed type: King Size bed

            Luxurious suite is individually designed and appointed with King size bed, separate lounge area, work area. Spacious private bathroom has bath and shower.

            Room facilities
              Terrace Suite
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              Howard Hotel Edinburgh Terrace Suite
              Howard Hotel Edinburgh Terrace Suite
              Howard Hotel Edinburgh Terrace Suite
              Howard Hotel Edinburgh Terrace Suite

              Luxurious Terrace Suite is individually designed and appointed with King size bed, separate lounge area, work area. Spacious private bathroom has bath and shower.

              Howard Hotel Edinburgh LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              The hotel is within walking distance from the Queen Street Gardens and a short step from the shopping area.

              Tourist attractions
              • Scottish Gallery
                700 ft
              • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
                1000 ft
              • WASPS Studios
                1400 ft
              • Flaubert Gallery
                1700 ft
              • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art
                2300 ft
              • 2300 ft
              • Edinburgh Printmakers
                2700 ft
              • Doggerfisher Art Gallery
                2700 ft
              Places of interest
              • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House
                1700 ft
              • Stockbridge Parish Church
                2000 ft
              • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral
                2000 ft
              • Speakers Corner
                2300 ft
              • New Club
                2300 ft
              • Sir Walter Scott Monument
                2300 ft
              Convention centers
              • St Stephen's Centre
                1000 ft
              Shopping areas
              • Multrees Walk
                1700 ft
              • Princes Mall
                2000 ft
              Amusement
              • Booth Enterprise
                2000 ft
              • Nobles Amusements
                2300 ft
              Museums
              • The Torrance Gallery
                400 ft
              • 400 ft
              • National War Museum Of Scotland
                2300 ft
              • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
                2300 ft
              Theaters
              Galleries
              • National Galleries of Scotland
                2300 ft

              Local Attractions

              • Surgeons' Hall
                5100 ft
                Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
              • National Library of Scotland
                5100 ft
                George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
              • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum
                5200 ft
                9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
              • George Heriot's School
                1.0 mi
                8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
              • The Meadows
                1.0 mi
                Old Town, Edinburgh

              Near the hotel

              • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
                1500 ft
                1 Queen St., Edinburgh
              • St. Margaret's Chapel
                1700 ft
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              • Mansfield Place Church
                2200 ft
                East London Street, Edinburgh
              • Princes Street Gardens
                2500 ft
                Princes Street, Edinburgh
              • Church of St John the Evangelist
                2300 ft
                Princes Street, Edinburgh
              • General Register House
                2400 ft
                Princes Street, Edinburgh
              • Scottish National Gallery
                2600 ft
                The Mound, Edinburgh

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Bar Frizzante

                72% likes this, based on 207 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
                Price Range: USD 0 - USD 101

                1200 ft
                95 Lothian Road

                Phone: 01312297788

              • Stockbridge Restuarant

                87% likes this, based on 217 reviews
                Cuisine: European
                Price Range: USD 34 - USD 59

                1700 ft
                54 St Stephen Street

                Phone: +44 (0)131 226 6766

              • Number One

                76% likes this, based on 462 reviews
                Cuisine: Scottish
                Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

                2800 ft
                The Balmoral Hotel

                Phone: 01315576727

              • The Pompadour by Galvin

                77% likes this, based on 134 reviews
                Cuisine: French, British
                Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

                2800 ft
                Princes Street

                Phone: +44 131 222 8975

              Getting there.

              The hotel is a short drive from the airport and you should take A8 from the M8 Eastbound to your left keep in the right lane, then under the underpass. Go straight on at major lights and keep on this road for approximately 4 miles until you reach Princes Street (after Shandwick Place). Carry on to Princes Street and take the first left onto South South Charlotte Street. Go straight ahead and down the hill. Take a right (no left turn) onto Albyn Place, leading to Queen Street. Once on Queen street, take the 2nd turning on your left onto Queen Street Gardens East and then the 3rd right onto Great King Street. The Howard is situated within the first block on the left hand side.

              Getting around.

              Waverley and Haymarket main train stations are of easy access from the hotel. Waverley is a mile away and demands just five minutes by taxi and Haymarket station is about 1.5 miles from the hotel and it takes about 10 minutes to reach it by taxi.

              If you need a parking space the hotel can offer free public parking for you.

              Howard Hotel Edinburgh Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Hotel Edinburgh

              Average guest rating

              8.8
              out of 10
              Exceptional
              Based on 84 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Rooms
              9.6
              Value
              8.3
              Service
              8.3
              Location
              10.0

              Individual guest reviews

              • Couple

                Discreet and grown up.

                Took slightly longer than we liked to have breakfast order taken on 2nd morning of stay.

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Older travelers

                This hotel is truly outstanding. The hotel is luxurious, the rooms are spacious and well-appointed and the food is just amazing, but what really makes this hotel something special are the staff. The utterly professional, highly trained butlers and reception staff make every moment of your stay an absolute joy. The butlers manage to get the balance just right - on hand for your every need but understated and discrete at all times. Perfect. This hotel really is impressive and I can't wait to visit again.

                Internet access was a bit of a problem. Although each room has wired internet access, many people now have wireless-only devices but because of the thick walls the Wi-Fi signal is very patchy. A few Wi-Fi boosters would easily sort this problem.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Family with children

                Everything was wonderful, luxurious and friendly. Great place to stay.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                Comfortable, peaceful and relaxing but within a short taxi ride of the shops and attractions. Pleasant and helpful staff always available.

                Lack of rails in the bath and shower - essential for elderly people!

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Couple

                Excellent service throughout the stay we felt as though we had our own personal butler. Afternoon tea was superb!

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Older travelers

                2 night last minute stay, staff very accommodating, room excellent. Altogether a very pleasant experience. Will go back again I'm sure.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Couple

                The service was friendly and the staff could not have done more to make our stay as relaxing as possible

                The food is good, don't get me wrong but I thought it would be better for the price

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Single

                Fantastic customer service, like going back in time to when hotel staff really care about the customer. Also a good location. I will be staying here again for sure. Don't worry too much about facilities being as old as the building, they have a great wi-fi service too.

                Room was little cold, but this is a 'feature' off this type of old building.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Family with children

                Amazing complementary service, nice staff, great location

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                This is the most incredible hotel, from the greeting at the taxi by the butler, to resting in the drawing room with drinks to your order by the butler, to any questions about the area, to making any reservations you desire. They will even unpack your bags. The eve meal is 5 star, with very knowledgable butlers even about the Scotch! The scottish accents amazing. They were always willing to talk! I hope to come back often! The butlers were worth the price of the hotel!!

                Nothing I did not like! This place was amazing.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                The staff were very helpfull, without being overbearing. There was nothing we lacked in our 2 night stay. We were within walking distance of Rose St. Lothian Road, The Royal Mile---and yes my wife has problem feet.

                Our "complaint" is only meant to be constructive. A shower could be incorporated with the bath--for hair washing. There could be handles or other means of support for getting a 69yo out the bath. The bathroom was lovely otherwise.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                The only other hotel in which we have stayed where we couldn't find at least some minor fault was the Q.E.2 ( nolonger with us). So all we can say is simply the best.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Older travelers

                Great hotel with welcoming and efficient staff. Super breaklast served on hot plates! Would stay here before any large chain hotel

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Couple

                The Howard is a lovely hotel with charming and attentive staff, fabulous food and very well appointed rooms. The service was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to others or returning again! Especial thanks for finding and booking us a table in a beautiful restaurant with great views of the castle on Easter Sunday evening!

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                First time we have stayed in The Howard . Superb service from all the staff , nothing was too much trouble. Food excellent, room and bathroom really well appointed. Will definitely return

                Whilst the quality of the breakfast is excellent, service from the kitchen was a little slow on two of the three mornings.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
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