Macdonald Holyrood - Edinburgh

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Holyrood - Edinburgh

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Overview

Situated in the historical center of Edinburgh, the 4-star Macdonald Holyrood Hotel offers the specialty restaurant serving seasonal cuisine. Featuring historical architecture, the hotel occupies a 6-story building opened in 1999.

The hotel is located in Haymarket district, 1450 meters from Edinburgh Castle . The property is in a 10-minute walk to Edinburgh city center.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is set close to a castle, a museum and a palace as well as Waterloo Place, which is 1500 meters away.

The hotel lies within a 5-minute walk of Our Dynamic Earth train station. Guests can reach Turnhouse airport within 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Luxury rooms feature contemporary décor with classical furniture. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. The ideal restaurant serves fine meals. The library bar stocks mineral water, champagnes and cocktails to enjoy in a welcoming atmosphere. Wedgwood The Restaurant and Dubh Prais are situated in a shopping area, about 400 meters from the venue.

The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 15 per person per night. 

Services

Cars are available for rent at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel.

Relax

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel offers such leisure options as an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool and barbeque grills. On-site fitness facilities include fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 25 per day.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   156.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU

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City Centre
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    1400 ft
  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
    1900 ft
Parks
  • Calton Hill
    1900 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    156

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Rooms and availability

Macdonald Holyrood photos Room Twin Room
Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Private pool
  • High speed internet
  • In-room safe
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Rooms have satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and triple-glazed windows.

Macdonald Holyrood photos Room Twin Room
Classic Room
  • Room size:

    230 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Private pool
  • High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning, electric kettle and seating area.

Wheelchair Accessible Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Room - Wheelchair Adapted

Macdonald Holyrood photos Room
Suite
  • Room size:

    230 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Private pool
  • High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Radio
Room Description:

SUITE FEAUTURE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Macdonald Holyrood photos Room
Family One-Bedroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed and 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Private pool
  • High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double Family Room (Double bed or 2 twin beds)

Classic Family Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

This classic family room features a king-size bed that can be configured as 2 single beds, upon request. An additional 2 single beds are also available. Triple-glazed windows are featured. A flat-screen TV, free unlimited WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities are included.

Macdonald Holyrood photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room (Feature Double)

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room (Feature King)

Deluxe Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Deluxe Double Suite (Double bed)

Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Bed and Full Scottish Breakfast - Executive Room

Macdonald Holyrood photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Private pool
  • High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Radio
Room Description:

Each Executive Room features a mattress topper, and a work area with a satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional amenities include bathrobes and slippers, and Arran Aromatic toiletries.

Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    230 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

SUITE EXECUTIVE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Macdonald Holyrood Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Places of interest

  • Scottish Poetry Library400 ft
  • Canongate Kirk400 ft
  • Canongate Tolbooth700 ft
  • Scottish Parliament Building700 ft
  • Canongate Kirk1000 ft
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre Cafe1000 ft
  • The City of Edinburgh Council1400 ft
  • Edinburgh Dungeons1400 ft
  • The Palace Of Holyroodhouse1400 ft
  • Saint Patrick's1700 ft
  • North Bridge2000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Scottish Gems1700 ft
  • Scottish Gems1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Palace of Holyrood House400 ft
  • Nelson Monument1000 ft

Museums

  • Our Dynamic Earth400 ft
  • The Museum Of Edinburgh400 ft
  • The Peoples Story400 ft
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour1000 ft
  • Museum of Childhood1400 ft

Parks

  • Calton Hill1700 ft

Theaters

  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office1400 ft
  • Pleasance Cabaret Bar1700 ft

Galleries

  • Our Dynamic Earth400 ft

Local attractions

  • Waterloo Place5000 ft
    Eastern extension of Princes St.
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum 5000 ft
    Edinburgh Castle Castlehill
  • Lake of Menteith1.0 mi
    Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National ParkScotland
  • The Sutton Gallery5000 ft
    18A Dundas Street
  • Princes Street Gardens1.1 mi
    Princes Street

Near the hotel

  • Dynamic Earth 500 ft
    112 Holyrood Road
  • People\'s Story 700 ft
    Canongate Tolbooth Royal Mile
  • The Scottish Parliament800 ft
    Horse Wynd / Canongate, Royal MIle
  • The Queen\'s Gallery 1100 ft
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate The Royal Mile
  • The Museum of Edinburgh 600 ft
    142 Canongate Royal Mile
  • Cadenhead\'s800 ft
    172 Canongate
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse 1200 ft
    Canongate

Restaurants nearby

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant1400 ft

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    78% likes this, based on 979 reviews
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 89

  • Dubh Prais2100 ft

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    76% likes this, based on 450 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant2700 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    83% likes this, based on 396 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 24

  • Blackfriars1900 ft

    Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
    Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

    81% likes this, based on 77 reviews
    Cuisine: British

  • Number One2700 ft

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    84% likes this, based on 451 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    156

Hotel Awards

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Macdonald Holyrood Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Holyrood

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 459 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 0.4

    Lovely guy on the drinks and at breakfast in the morning, didn't get his name, but a very bubbly lovely man. Around mid 30s maybe.

    Very disappointed as there was a horrendous smell in the corridors of the 3rd floor. It also seemed to permeate the bedrooms. My husband and I both woke with a headache the next morning. We were told it was a damp smell and were given the story of how it happened. I do feel that we should not have been on the 3rd floor or an apology should have been made. Very disappointed as I had stayed before had a lovely time. Yours Maggie Weston

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Spacious room. Gym. Pool.

    Was told no need to book parking and arrived to find no parking available.

  • Older travelers
    6.0

    It was a ten to fifteen minute walk to restaurants and pubs. A little to far out of the way.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Very professional and managed to get into room early as we arrived ahead of schedule - thanks

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    The location of the hotel is excellent just minutes away from the Royal Mile, its restaurants pubs etc.The room was quiet overlooking the carpark.

    I thought that after paying £520 for a 3 night stay the hotel could have included at least a continiental breakfast. We decided not to give the hotel any more money and ate at Foodies just yards from the hotel where the food was excellent.

  • Single
    9.2

    The only downside to an otherwise lovely stay was the lack of free wifi- or any wifi in this case. I purchased 2 bt openzone vouchers (as advised by the hotel) and still couldn't get online. Not good enough these days, when other cheaper Edinburgh hotels were advertising free wifi.

  • Single
    9.6

    Generally an excellent hotel with very helpful staff. Disappointed with the business centre however- you had to pay to use the Internet and at £4.00 for half an hour this was rather expensive.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Good location close to the Royal Mile, Scottish Parliament, Queen's Palace and Calton Hill. Quiet area. Very comfortable rooms although part of the furniture was a not so presentable. Polite personnel.

    No complimentary WiFi. Old CRT TV. Also disliked that in the morning of our leave we received under the door an invoice (express check-out form) that contained extra 1 pound for a charity donation and extra 2 for payment with credit card. When we actually checked out we were asked if we really want to accept the donation or change the payment method to avoid the fee, but the fact that the express checkout form contained by default these seemed rather unpolite even though the amount itself was small.

  • Couple
    6.2

    Close to the conference centre (Our Dynamic Earth)

    This happens every so often with MacDonald hotels: staff not well trained, especially those at breakfast. They front desk staff did not try to give us an extension to 1:00 pm, which is not good for a business hotel.

  • Couple
    7.8

    Booking was made last minute and was available. Room was clean and staff were friendly on arrival

    Arrived at 9.40pm to be told we could order food as didnt want to go out. Got into room and rang for room service at 10.04 and were told no food available, just sandwiches. The sandwiches were very boring and very expensive - we then moved onto another hotel the next day of equal rating but much better standards and pricing

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Scandalous. To charge £5 per day for wireless access. Result is hotel lost out on beverages and food as I went to local diner for free wireless.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Was disappointed that the room rate did not include breakfast and I do think that £12.50 is costly for breakfast, i think £8 max would be acceptable or you should offer a continental breakfast for £5 which could just be cereal or croissant and coffee or tea.

    Just the fact that breakfast wasnt included for the price!

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Excellent location and first class service. In particular would wish to compliment Garreth, the Duty Manager, for his excellent level of service and friendlieness. Five of us stayed for 4 nights on Rugby International weekend and we will be back!

  • Couple
    6.2

    Rooms comfortable and clean, helpfull staff. Late check out option. Good location for our visit. Valet parking.

    Food- poor quality for inflated prices. £3.80 for a cold cup of tea. Meal not up to expectations. Incorrect orders taken for breakfast and lunch. Very disappointed. Spa being used by mum and baby club-all morning- not advised of this at any point; especially annoying as we booked hotel to use the facilities in the morning.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Perfect location for the Fringe.

    Bar not user friendly. Expensive during the Fringe we can stay at Gleneagles in the winter for the same price as The Holyrood at the Fringe time, and there is no comparison, plus the famous Gleneagles breakfast is included in the price.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU

Get directions
City Centre
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    1400 ft
  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
    1900 ft
Parks
  • Calton Hill
    1900 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    156

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Holyrood

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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