The Howard


34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 6QH

    The most discreet hotel in Edinburgh, luxury accommodation, butler service and a central location.

    The Howard is a small and discreet hotel which occupies three Georgian houses. A classically elegant hotel both outside and in, it has just 18 luxury rooms and suites.

    The Howard has its own intimate restaurant, The Atholl. This was originally intended as a dining room just for guests, but proved so popular with local residents - that it has grown into a properly sophisticated, luxury restaurant. It only seats 14, however; so don't forget to book.

    Pre-dinner drinks and nightcaps are served in the hotel drawing room - a lovely space with curving, barrel-shaped walls and deep knole sofas to sink into after a hard day's shopping or sightseeing.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Standard Double Room
    £235.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Standard Twin
    £235.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    THESE ARE GUIDELINE RATES ONLY, FOR OUR BEST RATES CLICK ON THE 'BOOK NOW' BUTTON ABOVE. The Perfect Romantic Break Includes: A dedicated butler service, 3 course dinner, a bottle of chilled champagne on arrival, luxury truffles, a Penhaligons gift bag, freshly scattered rose petals on your bed, a beauty treatment & Scottish breakfast.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Lounge
    • Private Bathroom
    • Telephone
    • Trouser Press

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • City Centre


    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Road Directions

    From the M8 Eastbound, take A8 and after the airport to your left keep in the right lane, then under the underpass. Go straight on at major lights. 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 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.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- The Howard is within a 5-10 minute walk downhill from the tourist information centre on Princes mall. Walk east on Princes St until you reach Hanover Street, continue on over the top of George Street and walk down the hill through 2 sets of traffic lights, once you reach the third set of traffic lights going down Dundas Street, turn right and The Howard is located on the left hand side of Great King Street.

    Getting there by railway:- Edinburgh has 2 stations, Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the main station, situated just off Princes Street - 1 mile away and is approximately 5 minutes by taxi to the hotel. Haymarket station is to the west of the city centre approximately 1.5 miles from the hotel and will take about 10 minutes in a taxi

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh Aiport is approximately a 20 minute taxi journey from The Howard Glasgow airport is around 1 hour travel time by car.

    Getting there by ferry:- Nearest Passenger Ferry Port - Newcastle approximately 3.5 hours drive.

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