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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa - Edinburgh

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

Offering a baggage storage and a restaurant, the sophisticated Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh lies in Old Town district, within 18 minutes' stroll from the historic fortress "Edinburgh Castle" and within 10 minutes' walk from the Thistle chapel "St Giles' Cathedral". Located in the historic part of Edinburgh, the 4-star luxurious hotel features a heated pool and an a la carte restaurant.

Location

This hotel is placed about 10 miles from Edinburgh airport and a few minutes' walk from Scottish Storytelling Centre. Set in the historic old town, the accommodation is close to the 16th-century Palace of Holyroodhouse. Guests can find Royal Mile in about 15 minutes of walk.

A 15-minute walk takes you to Edinburgh Waverley train station.

Rooms

Some rooms include an en suite bathroom with a separate toilet and a bathtub. The large bathrooms come with robes and shower caps.

Eat & Drink

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa serves an English breakfast. The on-site Surf Turf Holyrood restaurant serves a wide range of Scottish dishes. Guests can try cocktails and fine vintage wines served in the library bar.

The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of GBP18 per person per day. 

Leisure & Business

This accommodation offers a fitness center, as well as a beauty center to enjoy your stay.

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.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish.

Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   157.

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Baggage storage

Baggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Jacuzzi

Facial

Body wraps

Body scrub

Waxing

Back massage

Head massage

Full body massage

Turkish bath

Treatment room

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa and relaxation

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball
  • Fitness studio
  • Sports trainer

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Welcome drink

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus

Business

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

Children

  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Classic King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    230 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Accessible Double
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    230 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
room details
Classic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    230 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
room details
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Location
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Palace
Palace of Holyroodhouse
1900 ft
St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road
Calton Hill
1900 ft
Museum
Dynamic Earth
900 ft
Museum
John Knox House
1900 ft
Museum
Museum of Edinburgh
700 ft
Gallery
Dovecot Studios
700 ft
Public Building
The Scottish Parliament
1400 ft
The Tun Building 75 Holyrood Road
Hemma
200 ft
67 Holyrood Road
Hendersons Holyrood
200 ft
69 Canongate
Clarinda's Tea Room
700 ft
65 Canongate
The Kilderkin
800 ft
116-118 Canongate
Starbucks Canongate
500 ft
Royal Mile 136 Canongate Old Town
Cafe Vivo
700 ft
167 Canongate
Tolbooth Tavern
900 ft
9A Holyrood Road Royal Mile
The Holyrood 9A
1400 ft
Unit 3 Spey Street
Pibroch Scottish Restaurant
1300 ft
Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI) 8.5 mi
Dundee (DND) 60.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2700 ft
Bus
Bus stop2700 ft
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Reviews
8.2
Great552 reviews
Location8.4
Rooms7.6
Service7.2
Dining7.8
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    Appreciated the breakfast.

    They had a bar in the reception. We had classic queen room with a fan, comfy beds plus good view.

    NicholasUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    We enjoyed staff and amenities, nothing too much trouble.

    Planned to see Edinburgh major attractions and it was ideal place for visiting all of them. The spa area was great to relax.

    WilliamUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    Enjoyed staff and amenities - nothing too much trouble.

    The room I booked was cleaned everyday and available with good view, a fan plus comfy beds.

    HarryUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    Thanks, you are amazing!

    BillyUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    We enjoyed this designer hotel and stayed here for 2 nights. The room we had included a private safe, an iron and an electronic key card.

    PaulUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel is at a convenient location and easy to get around but without the noise and traffic. Size of room is decent. Friendly reception and concierge.

    The bathroom decor is dated. Bathtub/shower set up didn't work well. The floor will be flooded with water after a shower. House cleaning can be better too, there was dried up tooth paste on the water tumbler in the bathroom.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    excellent value and staff were excellent

    United States of America, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

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

    United States of America, 
  • 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

    United States of America, 
  • 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...

    United States of America, 
  • 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.

    United States of America, 
FAQ
Which airport is the closest to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa is located 10 miles from Edinburgh airport.
Can I have breakfast at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Yes, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa offers an full English breakfast.
Does Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh offer facilities for business travelers?
Yes, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh offers conference equipment and a photocopy machine for business guests.
Does Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa offer facilities for guests with children?
Yes, the guests of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa can take advantage of meals and a special menu.
How far is Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh from the city center?
The city center is located 0.4 miles away from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh.
What are the dining options in Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Guests of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa can choose to dine at a la carte restaurant Surf Turf Holyrood.
Are there any historical sites close to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Guests of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spacan visit a nearby landmark, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
How can I spend my leisure time at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh?
There are a shared lounge, a golf course and a bar provided at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh.
Where can I find Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa is situated in Old Town district 18 minutes by foot from Edinburgh Castle.
Can I have lunch or dinner next to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at The Foodie Company and Cafe Vivo that lie about 450 feet from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa.
How much does it cost to stay at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh?
The price for a room in Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh starts at £239.
Is there any public transport close to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh?
Yes, there is Holyrood Road bus stop within 100 feet away from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh.
Address
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI) 8.5 mi
Dundee (DND) 60.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2700 ft
Bus
Bus stop2700 ft
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