Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Facial

Body wraps

Body scrub

Waxing

Back massage

Head massage

Full body massage

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Treatment room

Overview

The classic Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is placed close to the beachfront. The hotel was opened in 1999, offering accommodation in a 6-story building designed in the ancient style.

It provides perfect location within easy reach of Scottish National Gallery, that is 1200 meters away. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Edinburgh city center.

Nearby points of interest include a palace, a museum and a castle.

Turnhouse airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 156 rooms that are exquisite and tasteful in design, and feature satellite television, a storage space, an individual safe, a seating area and a private toilet. A small fridge, an electric kettle and a dishwasher are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. Residents can sample fine meals of British cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Champagnes, mineral water and cocktails are offered in the piano bar. A historic area features Wedgwood The Restaurant and Dubh Prais within 400 meters of the venue.

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

Services

Hotel services include 24-hour room service, dry cleaning and wedding services maintained by service-minded staff.

Relax

Guests are pampered with a heated indoor pool, an outdoor swimming pool and barbeque grills as well as the on-site a spa lounge, a health club and a steam room. On-site activities feature tennis and squash.

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
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • 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
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Sports trainer

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot 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
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • 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 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
All children
3 - 16 years
Extra bed GBP 15
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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 Center
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    7.1 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    1300 ft
  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
    1900 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    156

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Rooms and availability

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

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single 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/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Bed and Full Scottish Breakfast - Standard Room

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

    230 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size 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/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
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/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

SUITE FEAUTURE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

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

  • Check Prices
  • 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/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM CAPACITY 4 ONE BEDROOM

Family One-Bedroom Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

FAMILY ROOM CLASSIC CAPACITY 3. BED & BREAKFAST

Family One-Bedroom Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

FAMILY ROOM CLASSIC CAPACITY 4. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Executive Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Room Executive

Executive Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Executive King Bed

Macdonald Holyrood photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE DELUXE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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)

Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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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 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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

DOUBLE EXECUTIVE KING BED. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Macdonald Holyrood photos Room
Executive 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/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

SUITE EXECUTIVE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Macdonald Holyrood Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Places of interest

  • Scottish Poetry Library400 ft
  • Canongate Kirk400 ft
  • Scottish Parliament Building700 ft
  • Canongate Tolbooth700 ft
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre Cafe1000 ft
  • Canongate Kirk1000 ft
  • Edinburgh Dungeons1400 ft
  • The Palace Of Holyroodhouse1400 ft
  • The City of Edinburgh Council1400 ft
  • Saint Patrick's1700 ft
  • Saint Anthonys Chapel2000 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

Parks

  • Calton Hill1700 ft
  • Dunbars close garden2000 ft

Theaters

  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office1400 ft
  • Pleasance Cabaret Bar1700 ft

Galleries

  • Our Dynamic Earth400 ft

Local attractions

  • George Heriot's School5200 ft
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
  • St. Margaret's Chapel1.0 mi
    EdinburghScotland
  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse1.4 mi
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum1.0 mi
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • St Cuthbert's Church1.1 mi
    Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Our Dynamic Earth600 ft
    112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
  • Calton Hill1800 ft
    off Regent Road, Edinburgh
  • John Knox House Museum1600 ft
    43-45 High St., Edinburgh
  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum2100 ft
    9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
  • Canongate Kirk1500 ft
    153 Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Museum of Childhood1600 ft
    42 High Street, Edinburgh
  • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments2100 ft
    Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant1300 ft

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

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

  • Dubh Prais2000 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    156

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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 461 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 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.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Comfortable room and fantastic breakfast

    Only one PC available for Internet for high costs. 20 minutes for three pounds.

How to reach hotel

hotel Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    7.1 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    1300 ft
  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
    1900 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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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