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4.2 out of 5

"Friendly, clean and the bed was huge, staff friendly close to the old town " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 13 May 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable rooms at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Royal Mile. Free WiFi in public areas, a full-service spa and an indoor pool are available. Built in 1998, this 4-star hotel has 156 rooms. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and cable TV channels in each room.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, cable TV and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at Bistro Deluxe
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Indulge with massages, body wraps or manicures and pedicures at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a health club
  • Guests have great things to say about the value of their stay and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Steps from Royal Mile and 5 minutes on foot from Palace of Holyroodhouse

Deluxe Double Room (Feature)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Everyone (11) Couples (3)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Jan 2020

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6 Jan 2020 by Fiona Milligan

Dear Guest, I'm pleased to see that overall you had an enjoyable stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Best wishes, Fiona Milligan General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Dec 2019

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14 Dec 2019 by Fiona Milligan

Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5* review. The team and i are delighted to receive this and look forward to welcoming you back for another visit soon. Best wishes, Fiona Milligan

5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Oct 2019

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13 Oct 2019 by DB

Thanks for your review, much appreciated

5 out of 5
Friendly, clean and the bed was huge, staff friendly close to the old town

Posted by , from london on 13 May 2019

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13 May 2019 by DB

Thanks for your review and positive comments, much appreciated

5 out of 5
Fantastic location and very helpful and friendly staff! Really enjoyed our stay!

Posted by on 21 Apr 2019

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21 Apr 2019 by DB

Thanks for your 5 star review and positive comments, Delighted that you had a great stay with us. Thanks again

5 out of 5
Perfect location, excellent value for money and very good amenities. Just minutes from Scottish Parliament & the Palace of Holyrood and Hop on Hop off bus stops (Dynamic Earth & Canongate).

Posted by , from Pembrokeshire on 6 Mar 2019

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6 Mar 2019 by DB

Thanks for your review and and sharing your positive comments, much appreciated.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Dec 2018

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13 Dec 2018 by DB

Thanks for your review

5 out of 5
Hotel was lovely. Staff very helpful and breakfast was very good. Location was good.

Posted by on 9 Oct 2018

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2 Nov 2018 by sw

Thank you very much for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will discuss your rating with the team later today

4 out of 5
We arrived late and things didn't get off to a good start, we found other guests in our room! we left the reception staff to sort things out while we had a drink, we were hungry and initially told there was no food available, we managed to get a couple of rounds of sandwiches at a cost of £22!! Having been allocated another room, we found the next morning that the door didn't lock properly. We were duly moved again to an upgraded room, slightly bigger with nice view. Beds were very comfortable Things settled down and we enjoyed the remainder of our stay. Leisure facilities were very good, nice pool. Breakfast was plentiful although finished smart at 10.00 and it did get busy at times with the hot food running short. Situated at the bottom of the Royal Mile it wasn't an issue for us to walk in to the city centre.

Posted by on 16 Aug 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Aug 2018 by Andrew

Thank you so much for your recent feedback and I can only apologise for the shortfalls in service when you first arrived but I am please we got this rectified and you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards Andrew Boe Hotel Manager

5 out of 5

Luxury hotel with perfect location

Location: Just off the royal mile. 10 minute walk to the main train station. very central and convenient.
Very attentive and professional staff. Beautiful spa perfect for relaxing. Lots to do- just a 2 minute walk to the royal mile so very central location. Amazing breakfast, offering both cooked and continental. Veery impressed wth this hotel and would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Leeds, West Yorkshire on 24 Mar 2018

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25 Mar 2018 by Andrew

Dear Melody, 5/5 Thank you so much for your recent review. I am delighted you found everything to your liking and we very much look forward to welcoming you back Kind regards Andrew Boe Hotel Manager

About the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Location 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8AU

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 22 December 2020 to 31 January 2021 (dates subject to change).

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 metres) and includes conference rooms. Tour or 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 members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • 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

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (14.1 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa offers 156 forms of accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 at the weekend from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Bistro Deluxe – This restaurant specialises 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 on-site 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 any 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.

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 credit cards, debit cards and cash

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

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 guest room reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all 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 checkout is available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service. Each guest room 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 wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • 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

  • Holyrood Hotel
  • Holyrood Macdonald
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  • Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
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  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Hotel Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel Edinburgh

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and 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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