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MacDonald Holyrood Hotel

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8.7
Excellent
3,499 reviews
+44 344 879 9000

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Free Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center
Restaurant
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
8.7
Excellent
Location
"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%.
Service
"Superb staff" "Outstanding breakfast service"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
74% said the reception staff was great.
Breakfast
"Excellent buffet breakfast" "Excellent choice for breakfast"
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Room
"Beautifully decorated rooms" "Excellent view from the window"
86% said the beds were comfortable.
93% thought rooms were spacious.
Pool
"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%.
WiFi
"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.
Frommer's
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
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
156
Fees
Add-ons
  • 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