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.
- Edinburgh indulgence – with Jeeves on call.
- A cossetting, clubby townhouse filled with old-fashioned comforts.
- The legendary afternoon teas.
Hit the spot
In a genteel corner of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town.
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.
Minimum StayTwo nights at weekends
ParkingThere’s private guest parking – a real plus in central Edinburgh.
AirportEdinburgh – nine miles
TrainEdinburgh Waverley station – 15 minutes walk
PetsGuide dogs only.
Location34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 6QH, United Kingdom
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 roll top bath 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.
See & Do
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.