Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AUshow map
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Dining room

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

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

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

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

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat700 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1000 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1400 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre2300 ft
National War musuem of scotlandNational War musuem of scotland2700 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill1700 ft
Edinburgh Festival TheatreEdinburgh Festival Theatre2300 ft
Edinburgh PlayhouseEdinburgh Playhouse2700 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo3300 ft
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 1300 ftCanongate
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument2100 ftCalton Hill
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland2900 ftChambers Street
Royal Mile Royal Mile 3500 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions4000 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
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Wedgwood The RestaurantWedgwood The Restaurant1300 ft267 Canongate
BlackfriarsBlackfriars1900 ft57-61 Blackfriars St
Dubh PraisDubh Prais2000 ft123B High Street
Number OneNumber One2700 ftThe Balmoral Hotel
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant2700 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
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Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle3700 ft
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours1.7 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.1 mi
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land3700 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk3700 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.6 mi
D B AmusementsD B Amusements1.1 mi
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.9 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park3700 ft
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 1.2 miWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.2 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle2.2 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.6 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.8 mi131 High Street
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.1 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.5 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2700 ft
Bus
Bus stop2700 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  547  reviews
  • 1.6
    Guest rating

    Very good location. Easy walk to shops, restaurants. Room was large enough and clean. On first floor, which was convenient. View was of a parking area AND garbage bins!! No matter. Could have used a towel bar in bathroom. However this is the same in many hotels in Europe and U>S> Had a light supper in the bar. Friendly waiter and tasty soup. Breakfast was generous buffet. Could order special eggs, porridge etc. from kitchen @ no extra charge. Desk personnel were, in general friendly and helpful. However, the young, short, dark haired women [did not get her name] @ desk when we checked in on a Sunday, park of an INSIGHT tour, was not friendly or welcoming. Our room was not ready, no problem, but she did not page us in the very small adjoining lobby when it was ready. After a period of time had to go to desk to check on availability. Did not see her behind the desk any other time.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The hotel staff especially on reception were very helpful and let us stay in our rooms until 1.pm as 2 of our party were not well. They also kept us updated on the situation with volcanic ash as some flights had been affected. Breakfast was excellent and cooked to order. The location of the hotel is perfect - in a quiet location but within easy walking distance of the city centre but buses avaible outside the door if you wished.

    The drinks in the bar and restaurant were expensive so we went out instead. One of the rooms we booked did not have a fridge or iron but this was a minor inconvenience.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We very much enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff were courteous and helpful, our room was spacious, well-appointed, and quiet....couldn't ask for more. It was well-placed for the Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Palace etc. Will return.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    excellent value and staff were excellent

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Perfect location, quiet yet very close to the Old city. Next to Dynamic Earth overlooking Arthur's Seat. Bus service is excellent, just outside the hotel or at next street (Royal Mile). Bus No 36 takes you directly to Waverley station. Staff was very friendly and willing to help. We arrived at 15:00 yet we had to wait for our room to be ready for max 10' after checking in(not a prob as staff was very polite and lobby nice) The room was very clean and spacious (we were given a room for the disabled because the hotel was fully booked), we enjoyed a lot relaxing on its sofa. The free bottle of water in the room was very welcomed and the tea facilities very thoughtful. 1' walk from Tesco was highly appreciated. Gym facilities were excellent, pool facilities were good- big pool but not much space to seat around. We enjoyed staying in this hotel and we would recommend it.

    Breakfast rate was different than the one stated on the site but as soon as we told the front staff they were very eager in correcting it, yet I feel breakfast was overpriced for what it offered (Upgraded Continental Breakfast at 13.50 pounds and English one at 15.50 pounds) We found it much better to have continental breakfast at the coffee shop next to the hotel at 5.50 pounds.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We very much enjoyed our stay and all staff were extremely nice and helpful.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location

    TV stand was only 2.5 feet high so you couldn't see it from the bed (had to sit on the floor) Waiter not service oriented

  • 7.0
    Very good

    I liked the hotel and the staff were polite and helpfull, the hotel was very clean, and although we did stay for an overnite it would have been nice to stay longer and try out the spa area ...mabe do that another time...Breakfast was excellent and staff attentive ...

    I did not like the fact that we had to pay 20 pounds to park the car at the hotel...customers should be made aware of this at time of booking. they charge 109 pounds a nite for a room you should not be charged for parking an already paying customer who will incur more prices within the hotel plus 15.50 pounds for room service alone is shocking and thats before you purchase anything from the service and also that you should be able to get something more than just a sandwich after 12am...

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Facilities good and staff very helpful. Hotel positioned in quiet location but not too far from any main attraction. Recomended

    Breakfast could do with a bit of a shake-up.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Delicious breakfast, nice sized room and good facilities (sauna, steam, swim etc..)

    Strange small television in the room that was too low to watch from bed.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location, Location, Location. Near Holyrood Park and Palace, Our Dynamic Earth, the Parliament and specifically a Tesco branch, the location is perfect for enjoying a walk in the Park or the beggining of the Royal Mile. But another thing that makes the place so nice is how quiet, safe and family friendly it is compared to the rest of Edinburgh. The staff were amazing and probably the best part about the hotel.

    Only one restaurant that opens from 5 to 9. We got hungry often and wanted to eat at a classy hotel restaurant but it was only open for 3 hours. Also our room was noisy with all the partying at night nextdoor. And finally the hotel rate gets a bit too high on busy seasons.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Received a room upgrade, excellent location for sightseeing, staff friendly and helpful.

    Air con/heating not working also lighting switches and some lights not working.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location of the hotel is excellent, staff are very attentive providing a good service, have stayed here before and would do so again. Room and view of Holyrood Park was stunning.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The very helpful staff and the efficient way the hotel was run. The location is good for access to tourist transport and venues. Food was good.

    Not happy with the one price only (high) breakfast. No chance of a light snack, at a sensible price.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Lovely hotel with friendly staff, central location, good restaurant, wellness facilities with spa and pool.

    The restaurant is good but a little expensive. The hotel is very nice, but not completely maintained and up-to-date.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  547 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.1 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.5 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2700 ft
Bus
Bus stop2700 ft
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