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4.3 out of 5

"We loved the beautiful king suite. Nice views. Clean room. Helpful staff. Enjoyed the stay. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 27 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star eco-friendly hotel near Royal Mile

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Old Town Edinburgh hotel, you'll find Royal Mile and Princes Street. Also, Arthur's Seat is within half a mile (1 km) and University of Edinburgh is within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, a gym, and a restaurant are all featured at this eco-friendly hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the indoor pool, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

Free Internet, cable TV

The 156 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, TVs with cable channels, and 24-hour room service. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and in-room massages.

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$158* Per night/room Nov 18 - Nov 19

Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
We loved the beautiful king suite. Nice views. Clean room. Helpful staff. Enjoyed the stay.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019

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Sep 27, 2019 by DB

Thanks for your 5 star review and positive feedback. Much appreciated

4 out of 5
We love the location of this hotel. It is close to the Royal Mile and yet away from the hustle and bustle. We stayed here several years ago as part of a tour and when we decided to visit Scotland again, we started here. Remodeling made some nice changes, but we were disappointed in the menu at the "new" restaurant and bar. Concierge and front desk services are wonderful!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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Jul 11, 2019 by DB

Thanks for your review and feedback, sorry that our new menu did not meet your expectations, we only introduced it a few weeks and we are taking all guest feedback into consideration. Thanks again.

4 out of 5
Overall, a very good hotel. Clean and comfortable room. Situated close to one end of the Royal Mile. A bit pricey.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019

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Jul 8, 2019 by Db

Thanks for your review and positive feedback. Regards

5 out of 5
This is my second stay at a MacDonald Hotel – stayed at the MacDonald Manchester in March of this year – and I was impressed, again, by the luxury of the accommodations. A minor problem with the bathroom not being cleaned properly was taken care of post haste, but otherwise I was well pleased. The staff was excellent, especially Kelly & Don at the front desk. Very enjoyable – would stay here again. One minor note - the MacDonald website did not respond to my questions & requests - ever!

Posted by , from Ohio on Oct 28, 2018

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Nov 1, 2018 by Stewart W

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We will share it with them later this morning!

4 out of 5
No coffee maker in room. Breakfast was good. Room good Very convenient location

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA on Sep 6, 2018

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Sep 8, 2018 by Andrew

Dear Bob, Thank you so much for your recent feedback. I am sorry there was no coffee making facilities in the room and I can only apologise. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards Andrew Boe Hotel Manager

4 out of 5

Many wonderful points, a couple not so wonderful

Pros: Quality of facilities. Spa/pool/gym. Staff. Cleanliness. Friendly. Excellent Food. Donald the Concierge. Location. General upbeat feeling.
Cons: needs climate control / air-conditioning.
Location: see above comments. Location is great.
1st, The location of this hotel is excellent for touring the old town...near Arthurs Seat, Queens Mansion, Parliament, the Castle, museums, etc., all within walking distance - 20 minutes gets you anywhere including dozens and dozens of restaurants. 2nd, the hotel has a wonderful spa, gym, pool, sauna, steam room in the basement - first class all the way. It was included in our rate. 3rd, very good restaurant (breakfast was included and excellent) on ground floor, most (but not all) the staff were total helpful friendly professionals - especially Concierge Donald! 4. Rooms are spacious enough, clean, light, well equipped and appointed, with large tv, in room phone, etc....very high quality, WiFi good. 5. Uh oh...No Air Conditioning!!!! And it was hot. Many other visitors complained, we were not alone. VERY uncomfortable some nights. HOWEVER, the staff gladly provided a large fan which helped a lot even though it was a bit noisy.

Posted by , from St. Helena Island, SC, USA on Aug 24, 2018

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Aug 27, 2018 by Andrew

Dear James, Thank you so much for your recent feedback and I am pleased in general you had a good stay with us. I am sorry we do not provide air conditioning but I am delighted you found the team to be helpful and friendly and I will be sure to forward your feedback onto Donald. I hope we will see you again in the future Kind regards Andrew Boe Hotel Manager

About the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Location 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8AU

Property Features

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Event space at this hotel measures 0 square feet (0 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the eco-friendly Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 156 guestrooms or units
  • 0 sq ft of conference space
  • 0 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1998
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa offers 156 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Bistro Deluxe - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Spa Services

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Meals other than breakfast are not included in the Half Board rate plans for children under 12 years old sharing existing bedding with 2 adults and included in the reservation details.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 25.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.