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MacDonald Holyrood Hotel

3,499 reviews
+44 344 879 9000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Situated in Edinburgh's historical heart, the 4-star MacDonald Holyrood Hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant and is only a minute or two away from Holyrood Palace, and a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. The Scottish Parliament and the Royal Mile are also close. The hotel has an indoor heated pool and a fully equipped gym for those in search of exercise, as well as a full range of spa treatments on offer for those who want to relax. For dining, the all-day Acanthus restaurant overlooks the Parliament building and Arthur's Seat, and serves classic Scottish dishes in a relaxed, brasserie-style setting. There is also a stylish bar where guests can enjoy afternoon tea or their favourite drinks and cocktails. The hotel's 156 guestrooms are furnished to the highest standards in a classic style and feature triple-glazed windows for the ideal night's rest. They also include a private marble bathroom, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests staying on the Macdonald Holyrood's self-contained Club Floor enjoy complimentary access to the exclusive Library Lounge.
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81 Holyrood Road
Edinburgh, EH8 8AU
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User Highlights
"Location is superb" "Superb location"
96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 52%.
Bar and Beverages
"Free champagne" "Bar staff great"
Lovely bar service, according to 94%.
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 86%.
"Superb staff" "Outstanding breakfast service"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
74% said the reception staff was great.
"Excellent buffet breakfast" "Excellent choice for breakfast"
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Beautifully decorated rooms" "Excellent view from the window"
86% said the beds were comfortable.
93% thought rooms were spacious.
"Terrific swimming pool" "Swimming facilities excellent"
Clean pool, said 75%.
Wellness Area
"Great fitness facilities" "Spa could do with more"
51% thought the sauna was ok.
top-notch fitness area, thought 94%.
Value for money
"Expensive car parking" "Pricey for one night"
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was too high for 85%.
"Plenty of USB" "There was no Wi-Fi in the hotel"
71% said the wifi quality was bad.

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Expert Reviews
Time Out
the Macdonald has always had a business feel. ... It's the exclusive Club Floor, with its upgraded rooms and views of Holyrood Park, that's the stand-out feature.
The Club Floor is geared toward luxury-minded guests: It has a dedicated elevator, butler service, lounge, and library, along with a champagne and canapé reception every night.
The Telegraph
This four-star hotel is a bit of a Cinderella, suffering from a shrinking-violet location and food that isn’t always happily ever after. But with comfortable rooms (consider upgrading)...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: GBP 25.00 per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: GBP 15.0 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible