The Howard Hotel Edinburgh

“A small 5-star hotel occupying 3 Georgian townhouses in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. As elegant inside as out, with antiques, oil paintings and chic furniture. Most uniquely it boasts a butler service who will be at your beck and call. Enjoy great Scottish food in the restaurant. ”

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“Stay here for a taste of gracious living Regency-style. In three refined Georgian town houses on a quiet cobbled street, afternoon tea is served in the elegant drawing room, breakfast in a room decorated with charming, original Italianate murals, and a grandly sweeping staircase leads to the luxurious bedrooms. And leave the chores to your personal butler.”

Written by  Louise Farquhar

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They say

“Imagine a 5-star Georgian retreat in the city centre of Scotland's Capital City. Consistently classified as one of the AA's Top 200 Hotels in Britain and Ireland and recently awarded a Scottish Boutique Hotel Special Commendation from the Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards.
During your stay at the Howard hotel, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, you'll be taken back to the time of traditional Georgian pampering, as you relax in one of our eighteen individually characterised bedrooms, which have recently been renovated.
From the moment you arrive our team of butlers will tend to your every need.
For an even more discreet experience, we have three exclusive suites with their very own terraced gardens and private entrances.
"This is not a hotel - its a home from home!" Howard Guest March 2006
The Oval and Cumberland private events suites offer the most exclusive and discreet events venue in Edinburgh.
An ideal location for small intimate weddings this elegant Georgian setting is perfect for your personal entertaining and private corporate gatherings.”

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The Howard Hotel

"The mood is easeful, informal indulgence, with public rooms tricked out in brocades and swags, Knole sofas, and deep armchairs next to a cosy fire."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

What's Nearby

Facilities

Walking distance restaurants
Private chef / butler
Charming and professional
Parking
Safe
Conference facilities
Free wifi
Wifi
Internet
Meeting Room
Private Hot Tub
One suite has its own jacuzzi - perfect for a couple on a romantic getaway
No pets
Massage
Cots available
Four poster beds
Garden
Restaurant
The Athol has an expertly prepared modern Scottish menu. It is an intimate setting, seating only 14. Remember to book
Satellite / Cable TV
Concierge
Suites
Choose from the following categories: Luxury Bedrooms, Superior Rooms, Junior Suites and Terraced Suites.
Disabled access
Room service
Child friendly
Babysitting services available.
Air conditioning

Activities

Museums
Less than a five minute walk to six of Edinburgh's top art galleries.
Hotel Entertainment
From afternoon tea in the lounge, to breakfast in bed served by your private butler this is an old school experience.
Great walks
Cimb Calton Hill and enjoy wonderful views of the city, plus educational points on the Scottish Enlightenment.
Designer Shopping
If you are looking to indulge yourself in luxury shopping head to George Street and Multrees Walk, or ask the personal shopper!
Sights nearby
A 15 minute walk from the Castle.

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19 rooms from $275 per night

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Recommended for

Romantic Break
The hotel offers its own 'Romantic Break' package including champagne, rose petals, a 3 course meal, breakfast in bed...

Activities

Museums
Less than a five minute walk to six of Edinburgh's top art galleries.
Hotel Entertainment
From afternoon tea in the lounge, to breakfast in bed served by your private butler this is an old school experience.
Great walks
Cimb Calton Hill and enjoy wonderful views of the city, plus educational points on the Scottish Enlightenment.
Designer Shopping
If you are looking to indulge yourself in luxury shopping head to George Street and Multrees Walk, or ask the personal shopper!
Sights nearby
A 15 minute walk from the Castle.

Other highlights

Conference facilities
Free wifi
Romantic
Intimate
Private Hot Tub
One suite has its own jacuzzi - perfect for a couple on a romantic getaway
Full of character
Four poster beds
Luxury
Charming
Historic
Boutique
Artworks
Restaurant
The Athol has an expertly prepared modern Scottish menu. It is an intimate setting, seating only 14. Remember to book
Townhouse
Antiques
Quirky
Traditional
Disabled access
Child friendly
Babysitting services available.

Hotel size

19 rooms
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