- At a Glance
- Our Review
A complimentary bottle of wine and upgrade subject to availability
Clubby Edinburgh townhouse with a butler on call
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.
From Our Guestbook
"Our stay was fantastic! The staff made us feel so welcome and special! It felt a little bit…"Craig, Stockton On Tees. Stayed August 2013
Know It All
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 call 24/7 to help with packing/unpacking, running a bath, shoe polishing, shopping, whisky tastings and more. There is also secure onsite valet parking.
Good to know
Expect a little wear and tear around the edges of this 300 year old building.
13 rooms and five suites.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
Experience a legendary Edinburgh Hogmanay with fireworks, music and night-long revelry.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
GBP 140 - 390Check In
MiddayMinimum Night Stay
Two nights at weekends.Open/Closed
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Welcome on requestPets
Guide dogs only.Wedding License?
Ceremonies for up to 30 guests can be catered for
Great King Street, Edinburgh EH 3 6QHParking
There’s private guest parking – a real plus in central EdinburghTrains
Edinburgh Waverley station – 15 minutes walkTaxis
GBP 5 from the rail station or GBP 20 from the airportAirport
Edinburgh – nine miles