Howard Hotel Edinburgh  5 stars

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH  show mapSave
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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) - 34.8 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 full english breakfast served for free. 

Work

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
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Cloakroom
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 15 per day.

Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Fireplace
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Hi-Fi

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 8 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • 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.

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Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed

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

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    Howard Hotel Edinburgh Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed

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

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      Howard Hotel Edinburgh Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed

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

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        Superior Double Room
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        Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds

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

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          Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Twin Room
          Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Twin Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds

          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.

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            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

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

            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
            • winter wonderland
              2300 ft
            • Doggerfisher Art Gallery
              2700 ft
            • German Christmas Market
              2700 ft
            • Edinburgh Printmakers
              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
            • New Club
              2300 ft
            • Speakers Corner
              2300 ft
            • Sir Walter Scott Monument
              2700 ft
            Convention centers
            • St Stephen's Centre
              1000 ft
            Shopping areas
            • Multrees Walk
              1700 ft
            • Princes Mall
              2300 ft
            Amusement
            • Booth Enterprise
              2000 ft
            • Nobles Amusements
              2300 ft
            Museums
            • Hanover Fine Arts
              400 ft
            • The Torrance Gallery
              400 ft
            • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
              2300 ft
            • National War Museum Of Scotland
              2300 ft
            Theaters
            Galleries
            • National Galleries of Scotland
              2300 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Surgeons' Hall
              5200 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
              5300 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:

            Location
            8.8
            Rooms
            8.4
            Service
            8.5
            Value
            8.6
            Dining
            9.4

            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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