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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa - Edinburgh

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Address
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU
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Overview

Located 15 km from Edinburgh airport, the sophisticated 4-star Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa offers dry cleaning, valet parking and 24-hour security service as well as car for rent. Set in the historic old town, this luxurious hotel is within a 13-minute walk from National Museum of Scotland.

Location

The property has a quiet location in the centre of Edinburgh, next to The Scottish Parliament. There is John Knox House Local History Museum 600 metres of the sophisticated hotel. Arthur's Seat hike is reachable within a 5-minute drive.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is in the immediate vicinity, 1000 metres away.

Rooms

In these spacious rooms you can enjoy free wireless internet and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels together with a minibar. Providing a separate toilet, some bathrooms have hairdryers and a shower cap.

Eat & Drink

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa serves full English breakfast in the morning. Surf Turf Holyrood restaurant specialises in the Scottish cuisine. You can also order fine vintage wines and cocktails at the piano bar on site.

The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of GBP18 per person per day. 

Leisure & Business

Guests can work out at a health club and relax in a beauty centre. Sports-oriented facilities, such as the gym and aerobics are featured.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 25 per day.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish.

Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   157.

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness centre

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa and relaxation

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • HBO available
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Classic King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
This classic king room comes with multi-channel TV. The space can accommodate 2 guests. The private bathroom will include a tub, shower facilities and a hair dryer. This unit features a double bed.
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Classic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
This 21 m² classic twin room comes with 2 single beds and can accommodate up to 2 guests. This accommodation unit offers television and a bathroom with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer. It features triple-glazed windows.
room details
Classic Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
The classic queen room has a cupboard, an individual safe and an iron and is also provided with a bath, a shower and a hair dryer in the bathroom. The space can accommodate 2 guests. The bedroom features a double bed.
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Location
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Palace
Palace of Holyroodhouse
560 m
St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road
Calton Hill
560 m
Museum
Dynamic Earth
260 m
Museum
John Knox House
560 m
Museum
Museum of Edinburgh
210 m
Gallery
Dovecot Studios
210 m
Public Building
The Scottish Parliament
410 m
The Tun Building 75 Holyrood Road
Hemma
60 m
67 Holyrood Road
Hendersons Holyrood
50 m
69 Canongate
Clarinda's Tea Room
210 m
65 Canongate
The Kilderkin
220 m
116-118 Canongate
Starbucks Canongate
150 m
Royal Mile 136 Canongate Old Town
Cafe Vivo
190 m
167 Canongate
Tolbooth Tavern
260 m
9A Holyrood Road Royal Mile
The Holyrood 9A
410 m
Unit 3 Spey Street
Pibroch Scottish Restaurant
380 m
Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI) 13.7 km
Dundee (DND) 97.2 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station800 m
Bus
Bus stop800 m
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Reviews
8.0
Great562 reviews
Location8.4
Rooms7.6
Service7.2
Dining7.8
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    Breakfast was great, staff was fairly friendly. The room was beautifully decorated and tastefully decorated, I appreciated it. Outdoor bar and brilliant pool.

    MalcolmUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    We enjoyed hotel`s optimal location!!

    The weather was lovely, had very lovely stay. The staff were caring and it took us 10 minutes' walk to reach downtown.

    SallyUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    It was a truly memorable experience in a fabulous hotel. I liked the property and cool food and facilities. Absolutely brilliant view of canal. Friendly reception...

    AlexandraUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.6
    Very good

    I liked my 1 night there. Particularly helpful staff, good bar. The beds were quiet and the classic twin room itself was brand-new and brand-new. Thanks to a brilliant service I had an awesome stay.

    TedUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Our stay was luxury, enjoyed splendid breakfasts.

    Elegant staff, cosy restaurant & very good service.

    EricUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    Everything is very comfortable, I enjoyed it. Very modern interior, beautiful restaurant. There's good parking available and excellent internet too. It's in a very cute building in the particularly good area.

    StevenUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Impeccably clean place, attentive staff, cosy location.

    Communication was challenging, wi-fi was very spotty.

    WilliamUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.4
    Great

    We stayed 2 nights and it was a restful fit. Beautiful building, fab location, obliging staff. There was a perfect restaurant, the markets and the shops next door. Also, real mary king's close was easily accessible, set only 1 km away. Extraordinary customer service too.

    JimmyUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.2
    Very good

    We appreciated every detail about our fantastic stay here during 3 nights. The helpful staff there was willing to help.

    GeorgeUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.6
    Great

    the staff was terrific, so i will be back. the hotel was splendid and in a super central location. the room i got was well-maintained and great.

    JonnyUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    Stuff and location were SECOND TO NONE and I especially liked that the place was extremely clean. Spacious enough unit with a smart decor.

    CharlieUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.4
    Perfect

    Friendly staff and private parking available. Had private bathroom with all essentials. Paid gbp 15 per person for breakfast, totally worth it.

    JasonUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    Hotel was in a magnificent location with outstanding staff. It's walking distance to Wedgwood The Restaurant, where you can have lunch. Spacious room and very comfortable bed. I met the best manager ever. I paid gbp 15 per person for breakfast.

    DerekUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Good value, rooms and staff were great.

    StanleyUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    Great location, walking distance to lots of attractions. Rooms were comfortable and well-kept and good hotel with free breakfast

    RonUnited Kingdom, 
FAQ
What is the closest airport to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa is set 15 km away from Edinburgh airport.
How far is Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh located from the city centre?
The city centre is 1 km away from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh.
What dining options are featured at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Guests of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa can choose to dine at a la carte restaurant Surf Turf Holyrood.
How much does breakfast cost in Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Guests of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa are offered breakfast for free.
What popular attractions near Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh can I visit?
Landmarks near Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh include Palace of Holyroodhouse as well as The Scottish Parliament.
What leisure facilities can I make use of at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh?
You can benefit from a shared lounge, entertainment activities and a bar provided at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh.
Where can we find Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh?
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh is situated in Old Town district only 1.2 km to Royal Mile.
Are there any dining facilities close to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
You will be able to enjoy a meal in nearby establishments, The Foodie Company and Hendersons since they are located just about 5 minutes’ walk away from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa.
Can we park our car at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Yes, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa is available on site for GBP 25 per day.
What are the booking prices at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
The prices at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa start from £249.
What kinds of rooms does Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh offer?
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh offers such room types as Classic Suite, Classic Queen Room and Club Room.
Can I find any public transport next to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there is Holyrood Road bus stop within 50 metres away from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa.
Address
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI) 13.7 km
Dundee (DND) 97.2 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station800 m
Bus
Bus stop800 m
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