Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh

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

 Free Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Steam room

Steam bath

Overview

Boasting the central location in the heart of majestic capital city of Scotland and overlooking the Crags and Arthur's Seat, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel enjoys proximity to numerous fascinating attractions, art galleries, upscale boutiques, enticing traditional eateries and theatres.

This four-star graceful property combines traditional level of comfort and style with contemporary amenities, including luxurious spa and wireless internet access throughout.

Each of the 156 en-suite bedrooms is impeccably furnished and presents upgraded comforts like satellite television and luxury marble bathrooms.

The on-site dining options include award-winning Steak and Grill restaurant serving high-quality British cuisine, Piano Lounge with traditional décor and mouthwatering Scottish specialties.

Waverly railway station is about 700m from the property.

Number of rooms:   156.

Rooms

All bedrooms are stylishly appointed and offer large comfortable beds and cosy armchairs, marble en-suite bathrooms, satellite television, trouser press, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board. Business travelers will appreciate spacious working desks with wireless internet connection.

Room types:

Classic room features all general amenities and can accommodate two adults.

Suite has a separate living room with gorgeous views of Arthur's Seat and the Crags.

Classic Club Rooms are situated on the private Club Floor and offer a little extra luxury and peacefulness, plus an access to the library.

Club Suite comprises a private balcony with seating area and stunning views, as well as two spacious working desks and bathrobe with slippers.

Dining options

Steak and Grill restaurant takes pride in the unique Scottish fare and extensive wine list served in classic setting. It is open for breakfast between 7am and 10am, and dinner from 5.30pm to 9.30pm every day.

The Piano Lounge is a great place to unwind with high-quality traditional meal and refreshing drink.

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

Services

This business-friendly property features self-contained conference floor, a business center and flexible meeting facilities for up to 200 people.

Wireless internet connection is available throughout the property.

Leisure

Guests may rejuvenate in the heated swimming pool, work up a sweat in the up-to-date gym or enjoy relaxing spa treatments. Besides, the hotel offers access to health club with fitness classes, sauna and steam room.

Additional features

The hotel provides rooms and facilities for physically challenged guests.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Water Sports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Media

  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 15 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • 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 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
    1400 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 rooms:
    156

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Rooms and availability

All bedrooms are stylishly appointed and offer large comfortable beds and cosy armchairs, marble en-suite bathrooms, satellite television, trouser press, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board. Business travelers will appreciate spacious working desks with wireless internet connection.

Room types:

Classic room features all general amenities and can accommodate two adults.

Suite has a separate living room with gorgeous views of Arthur's Seat and the Crags.

Classic Club Rooms are situated on the private Club Floor and offer a little extra luxury and peacefulness, plus an access to the library.

Club Suite comprises a private balcony with seating area and stunning views, as well as two spacious working desks and bathrobe with slippers.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Club SuiteMacdonald Holyrood Hotel Club Suite
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The most luxurious suite in the hotel, with private balcony, bathroom, bedroom, work and rest zones. The suite is equipped to the highest standard and offers a grand Double bed. The design is chic classical with comforting pastel hues, home-like textile and tasteful decoration.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Accessible Room
Accessible Room
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 230 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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The room with private bathroom is equipped to a high standard and offers a Double bed. The design is classical with comforting pastel hues, home-like textile and tasteful decoration. The room bears extra accessible features such as widened door frames, handrails in the bathroom and lowered light switches

Room facilities
    Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Classic Room Twin RoomMacdonald Holyrood Hotel Classic Room Twin RoomMacdonald Holyrood Hotel Classic Room Twin Room
    Classic Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 230 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    The design is classical with comforting pastel hues, home-like textile and tasteful decoration.

    Room facilities
      Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Suite
      Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 230 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      The spacious suite with private marble bathroom is equipped to a high standard and offers a comfortable Double or Twin bed, cozy sitting area. The design is classical with comforting pastel hues, home-like textile and tasteful decoration.

      Room facilities
        Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Club Room
        Club Room
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        The spacious room with private bathroom is equipped to a high standard and offers a Double bed. The design is classical with comforting pastel hues, home-like textile and tasteful decoration. This elegant room feature a little extra luxury and tranquility, with exclusive access to the Library.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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        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
          1400 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 rooms:
          156

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Holyrood Hotel

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        City center is located approximately 600m from the property.

        Our Dynamic Earth is a few steps away.
        Scottish Parliament is 200m from the hotel.
        Palace Holyroodhouse is 300m from the property.
        Arthur's Seat is 400m away.
        John Knox House is 500m away.
        Museum of Childhood is within 600m.
        Brass Rubbing Centre is within 600m.
        Calton Hill is about 600m from the hotel.
        Nelson Monument is within 600m.
        Festival Theatre is 700m from the hotel.
        Talbot Rice Gallery is 800m away.
        City Art Centre is within 800m away.
        City Chambers is less than 1km from the property.
        Parliament House is 900m away.
        Loch Ness Discovery Centre is 900m from the hotel.

        Tourist attractions

        • Arthurs Seat - 700 ft
        • Brass Rubbing Centre - 1700 ft
        • edinburgh festival fringe - 2000 ft
        • Impro Jam - 2000 ft
        • Saint Giles' Cathedral - 2000 ft

        Places of interest

        • Canongate Kirk - 400 ft
        • Scottish Parliament Building - 700 ft
        • Canongate Tolbooth - 700 ft
        • Canongate Kirk - 1000 ft
        • Scottish Storytelling Centre Cafe - 1400 ft
        • The Palace Of Holyroodhouse - 1400 ft
        • Edinburgh Dungeons - 1400 ft
        • Nelson's Monument - 2000 ft
        • The Tron Kirk - 2000 ft
        • bruntsfield evangelical church - 2000 ft
        • Walk along the Royal Mile - 2000 ft
        • Saint Patrick's - 2000 ft
        • Hubbard Academy Of Personal Independance - 2000 ft
        • Saint Anthonys Chapel - 2000 ft

        Shopping areas

        • Scottish Gems - 1700 ft

        Amusement

        • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 2000 ft

        Museums

        • Our Dynamic Earth - 400 ft
        • The Museum of Edinburgh - 400 ft
        • The Peoples Story - 400 ft
        • Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour - 1000 ft

        Parks

        • Dunbars close garden - 2000 ft

        Theaters

        • Pleasance Theatre Box Office - 1400 ft
        • Pleasance Cabaret Bar - 1700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • George Heriot's School - 5300 ft
          8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
        • St. Margaret's Chapel - 1.0 mi
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        • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 1.4 mi
          13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
        • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 1.0 mi
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • St Cuthbert's Church - 1.1 mi
          Lothian Road, Edinburgh

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • Our Dynamic Earth - 500 ft
          112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
        • Canongate Kirk - 1500 ft
          153 Canongate, Edinburgh
        • John Knox House Museum - 1600 ft
          43-45 High St., Edinburgh
        • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum - 2100 ft
          9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
        • Calton Hill - 1700 ft
          off Regent Road, Edinburgh
        • Museum of Childhood - 1700 ft
          42 High Street, Edinburgh
        • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments - 2100 ft
          Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 1400 ft

          Address: 267 Canongate
          Phone: 0131 558 8737

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

        • Dubh Prais - 2100 ft

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

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

        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 2700 ft

          Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
          Phone: 01312252832

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

        • Blackfriars - 1900 ft

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

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

        • Number One - 2700 ft

          Address: The Balmoral Hotel
          Phone: 01315576727

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

        Getting there.

        Edinburgh International Airport is located about 12.8km from the hotel.

        By car head northeast on Jubilee Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Eastfield Road and Go through two roundabouts. Take the ramp onto Glasgow Road/A8. Keep right at the fork, continue to follow A8 and go through one roundabout. Turn right onto Torphichen Street. Torphichen Street turns right and becomes Dewar Pl/B700. Continue onto Bread Street. Continue onto W Port. Continue onto Grassmarket. Slight left onto Cowgate. Turn right onto St Mary's Street. Turn left onto Holyrood Road where you will see the hotel on the left.

        Getting around.

        Secure valet parking spaces are available at daily rate of £20.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          156

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Holyrood Hotel

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

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        5 stars
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        Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Reviews

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

        Individual 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
          1400 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 rooms:
          156

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Holyrood Hotel

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

        Use Badge