Fodor's Expert Review The Howard

34 Great King St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH, Scotland

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

This intimate New Town boutique hotel is set within a classic Georgian town house, elegantly proportioned and superbly outfitted, and has the decor, service, and views to match its five-star status. Plush fabrics, antique furnishings, and original art throughout make the Howard feel like a swanky private club. Expect upscale services, including private butlers, and lovely views of the gardens from the best rooms. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge, and hotel restaurant The Atholl has an appealing menu starring quality Scottish produce. Reserve your meals in advance, as there's only space for 14 diners.

PROS

  • small but grand building
  • staff has a great attitude
  • special afternoon tea
  • staff's great attitude
  • friendly staff
  • very special afternoon tea

CONS

  • decor is a little tired
  • noisy neighborhood
  • decor a little tired

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Service
Quiet
Central
Private
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0131-557–3500

HOTEL DETAILS

19 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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