Howard Hotel Edinburgh

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH  show map
 5 stars
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Howard Hotel Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Spa and relaxation

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.

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

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 available
  • 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

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.

How to reach hotel

hotel Howard Hotel Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.2km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.0km
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Bar Frizzante (cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta)
    350 m
  • Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European)
    490 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    490 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    18

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Rooms and availability

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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Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
Size: 10m2
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Luxury single room is individually designed and appointed with Queen size bed, private bathroom has bath with shower over.

Room facilities
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
    Size: 10m2
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    Spacious and luxurious Double Room is individually designed and appointed with Double bed. Private bathroom has bath with shower over.

    Room facilities
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      Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
      Size: 10m2
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      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
        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Double or Twin beds
        Size: 27m2
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        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
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          Superior Twin Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Double or Twin beds
          Size: 27m2
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          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
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            Luxurious suite is individually designed and appointed with King size bed, separate lounge area, work area. Spacious private bathroom has bath and shower.

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

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Howard Hotel Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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            Hotel Address:

            34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              1.2km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              1.0km
            • Bus stop
              400 m
            Restaurants
            • Bar Frizzante (cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta)
              350 m
            • Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European)
              490 m
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              490 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              18

            Hotel Awards

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            Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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            Howard Hotel Edinburgh Location

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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 - 200 m
            • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 300 m
            • WASPS Studios - 400 m
            • Flaubert Gallery - 500 m
            • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art - 700 m
            • winter wonderland - 700 m
            • Edinburgh Printmakers - 800 m
            • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 800 m

            Places of interest

            • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 500 m
            • Stockbridge Parish Church - 600 m
            • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral - 600 m
            • Speakers Corner - 700 m
            • New Club - 700 m
            • Sir Walter Scott Monument - 700 m

            Convention centers

            • St Stephen's Centre - 300 m

            Shopping areas

            • Multrees Walk - 500 m
            • Princes Mall - 600 m

            Amusement

            • Booth Enterprise - 600 m
            • Nobles Amusements - 700 m

            Museums

            • The Torrance Gallery - 100 m
            • Hanover Fine Arts - 100 m
            • National War Museum Of Scotland - 700 m
            • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - 700 m

            Theaters

            Galleries

            • National Galleries of Scotland - 700 m

            Local Attractions

            • Surgeons' Hall - 1.6km
              Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
            • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum - 1.6km
              9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
            • The Meadows - 1.7km
              Old Town, Edinburgh
            • National Library of Scotland - 1.5km
              George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
            • George Heriot's School - 1.6km
              8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 430 m
              1 Queen St., Edinburgh
            • Mansfield Place Church - 660 m
              East London Street, Edinburgh
            • Church of St John the Evangelist - 690 m
              Princes Street, Edinburgh
            • Scottish National Gallery - 780 m
              The Mound, Edinburgh
            • St. Margaret's Chapel - 490 m
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            • Princes Street Gardens - 750 m
              Princes Street, Edinburgh
            • General Register House - 720 m
              Princes Street, Edinburgh

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Bar Frizzante - 350 m

              Address: 95 Lothian Road
              Phone: 01312297788

              72% likes this, based on 207 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
              Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 76

            • Number One - 830 m

              Address: The Balmoral Hotel
              Phone: 01315576727

              76% likes this, based on 462 reviews
              Cuisine: Scottish
              Price Range: GBP 69 - GBP 92

            • Stockbridge Restuarant - 490 m

              Address: 54 St Stephen Street
              Phone: +44 (0)131 226 6766

              87% likes this, based on 217 reviews
              Cuisine: European
              Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 44

            • The Pompadour by Galvin - 840 m

              Address: Princes Street
              Phone: +44 131 222 8975

              77% likes this, based on 134 reviews
              Cuisine: French, British
              Price Range: GBP 72 - GBP 235

            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.

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              18

            Hotel Awards

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            Howard Hotel Edinburgh Reviews

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

            Average guest rating

            8.8out 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
              8.8

              Discreet and grown up.

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

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              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.

            • Family with children
              10.0

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

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              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!

            • Couple
              9.2

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

            • Older travelers
              10.0

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

            • Couple
              10.0

              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

            • Single
              10.0

              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.

            • Family with children
              10.0

              Amazing complementary service, nice staff, great location

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              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.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              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.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              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.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

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

            • Couple
              10.0

              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!

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              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.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Howard Hotel Edinburgh Edinburgh location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              1.2km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              1.0km
            • Bus stop
              400 m
            Restaurants
            • Bar Frizzante (cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta)
              350 m
            • Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European)
              490 m
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              490 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              18

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghHoward Hotel Edinburgh

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

            Use Badge