The Howard

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A complimentary bottle of wine and upgrade subject to availability

Clubby Edinburgh townhouse with a full butler service

An intimate townhouse hotel with all the flavour of vintage Edinburgh, The Howard straddles three Georgian houses in the heart of the city’s 17th century New Town.

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Hit the spot
In a genteel corner of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town.

Come here for...
● Edinburgh indulgence – with Jeeves on call.  ● A cossetting, clubby townhouse filled with old-fashioned comforts. ● The legendary afternoon teas.

There’s an outside decked garden – perfect for a Pimms and lemonade if the weather’s warm. Your butler is on hand to help with packing/unpacking, running a bath, shoe polishing, shopping, whisky tastings and more.

Good to know
Expect a little wear and tear around the edges of this 300 year old building.


13 rooms and five suites.

Special features
All have large flatscreen TVs, iPod docks and Penhaligon bathtime products, while some have rolltop baths and his n’ hers sinks. There's no tea/coffee tray, but your butler will be happy to serve coffee and tea (made with real leaves) in your room at any time.

Pillow Talk
The Terrace suites all have their own private street entrance, and Marchmont comes with its own jacuzzi bath and four poster bed. Our favourite Junior suites include Abercromby (with four poster) and spacious Charlotte, with its restful copper, chocolate and cream colour scheme.

Eat & Drink

Dining in
Treat yourselves to dinner at The Howard’s intimate  Atholl restaurant for some delicious  Scottish cooking. House specialities include roast rack of Pentland lamb served with spiced aubergine, seasonal vegetables and Parmesan mash, and seared Loch Dhuart sea trout with wilted kale, artichoke puree, Shetland black potato and rosemary jus.

Can't make dinner? Afternoon teas are incredibly popular here, so be sure to book. You can enjoy the full works plus a glass of champers.

Full breakfast is served until 10 am (weekdays) or 10.30 (weekends).

Room service
A 24 hour butler service is available.


Walk around Edinburgh Castle and gaze over the city's rooftops from its lofty ramparts. Take in hilltop views of the city from Arthur’s Seat, see the best of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Modern Art or head off to Leith, the city’s old docks, for a tour of the royal yacht Britannia.

Wander down the Royal Mile to Holyrood House, or divert to the National Gallery of Scotland – home to a wealth of famous Scottish and international art, from Da Vinci to Tracy Emin. Head to Princes Street and George Street for some retail therapy.

In-room treatments such as manicures and massages are bookable through Reception.

Diary Dates
Check out some cool up-and-coming releases at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Move to the beat at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival.

The world famous Edinburgh Festival (be sure to book early) is a riot of comedy, art, street entertainment and must-see acts.

New Year
Experience a legendary Edinburgh Hogmanay with fireworks, music and night-long revelry.


A complimentary bottle of wine and upgrade subject to availability

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Rates Guide

GBP 149 – 475, including full Scottish breakfast.

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Minimum Night Stay

Two nights at weekends.


Open all year

Air Conditioning



Welcome on request


Guide dogs only.

Wedding License?

Ceremonies for up to 30 guests can be catered for



Great King Street, Edinburgh EH 3 6QH


There’s private guest parking – a real plus in central Edinburgh


Edinburgh Waverley station – 15 minutes walk


GBP 5 from the rail station or GBP 20 from the airport


Edinburgh – nine miles

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