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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

2,040 reviews
+44 344 879 9000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

Majestic Views at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Luxury Located in Old Town Edinburgh

The MacDonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh sits in the center of the historic city. It has its own conference floor for those traveling on business, along with plenty of luxurious touches for guests on vacation. The hotel also features elegant suites, which are the perfect backdrop for a wedding or other celebration. Since it is so close to many of the top attractions in Edinburgh, it is easy to get to and from these sites on public transportation or in a private car.

Top Edinburgh Attractions

The Royal Mile connects the Palace of Holyrood House and the Edinburgh Castle, and this is a great place to start for guests who enjoy learning about the history of the royal families. The nearby National Portrait Gallery is another fun spot to visit, offering a culturally rich experience for visitors young and old. Those who want to take on a spookier experience can undergo one of the many ghost tours throughout the mysterious underground area.

Spend a Day at the Spa

At the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Spa, deals may not be easy to come by, but the spa proves to be a worthy splurge. Guests can enjoy a luxurious treatment, following a swim in the heated pool or tough workout in the hotel leisure club. Choose from facials, face and body therapy, and more. The Rocca@Holyrood is an on-site restaurant where the chef whips up Scottish favorites with Italian twists. Guests can also enjoy a cold drink in the bar, since it’s open late.

Spacious Guest Rooms

Each of the guest rooms at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel features large and comfortable beds, allowing visitors to enjoy a relaxing night of sleep before heading out for some more adventures. The rooms also include satellite television, free WiFi access, tea and coffee facilities, and more. Book a room on the Club Floor and enjoy free access to the Library Lounge. The marble bathrooms also contain luxury bath products. Choose from classic rooms, suites, executive rooms, or feature rooms for added comfort.

The Bottom Line

The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel offers easy access to many of the attractions that visitors come to Edinburgh to see. Since there are 156 guest rooms within the hotel, it has plenty of space for larger groups or those traveling on business. With the added touches, this hotel has something for everyone.

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81 Holyrood Road
Edinburgh, EH8 8AU
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Staff were superbly helpful and friendly" "Front desk was very pleasant and attentive"
98% found the staff to be very friendly.
83% said the reception staff was great.
"Excellent valet parking" "Close to the Parliament"
94% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 61%.
Wellness Area
"Amazing spa treatments" "Intimate gym"
top-notch fitness area, thought 97%.
80% loved the sauna.
"Refurbished swimming pool area" "Pool free of charge"
Clean pool, said 89%.
"Fantastic bed" "Hotel very comfortable and quiet"
82% said the beds were comfortable.
96% thought rooms were spacious.
"Excellent en-suite bathroom" "A/c didn't work properly"
82% said the beds were comfortable.
96% thought rooms were spacious.
"Evening meal and breakfast were excellent" "Breakfasts overpriced"
92% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Value for money
"Over-priced restaurant" "Paying for car parking"
92% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was too high for 71%.
"Terrible Wi-Fi" "No WiFi facilities"
93% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.

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Expert Reviews
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 Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is a 156-room upscale property just steps from Holyrood Park and a mile from Edinburgh Castle.
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.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible