Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AUshow map
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Overview

The informal Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is rated 4 stars and comprises 156 rooms with homely comforts. In the heart of Edinburgh, this 4-star venue is housed in a sophisticated-style building. This accommodation is also 15 minutes’ walk from Arthur's Seat.

Location

The property is located close to the beach, 1200 metres away from St Andrew Square. The hotel is in a 10-minute walk to Edinburgh city centre.

The area boasts a museum, a palace and a castle.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is 650 metres away. Turnhouse airport is within 20 minutes' by car from the venue.

Rooms

Guests can stay in contemporary rooms appointed with climate control, flat-screen television and a coffee machine. Some rooms overlook the river. The rooms at the property have en suite bathrooms and carpet flooring.

Eat & Drink

Located in Haymarket district, this hotel offers on-site breakfast in the restaurant. At the specialty Bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini restaurant you can enjoy seasonal dishes. The library bar provides a place to unwind in a welcoming setting. Situated 400 metres from the venue Wedgwood The Restaurant and Dubh Prais serve a variety of food.

The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 15 per person per day. 

Services

Storage for belongings, a safe deposit box and a lift as well as 24-hour room service, dry cleaning service and cloakroom service are available.

Leisure

The property also offers an indoor heated pool, an outdoor swimming pool and barbeque grills for guests' enjoyment. There are fitness classes and a gym provided at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel.

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.

Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   156.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Dining room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Beauty treatment

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car hire
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beauty treatment
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • River view
  • Slope view
  • Street view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting bedsFREEAll children3 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Classic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Single bed
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Street view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
room details
Double Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Double beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Balcony
room details
Classic Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
    • 1 Single bed
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
room details
Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
room details
Suite
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Coffee machine
room details
Classic Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
room details
Deluxe Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Double beds
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
Executive Suite
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Coffee machine
room details
Premium Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
The Museum Of EdinburghThe Museum Of Edinburgh100 m
Museum of ChildhoodMuseum of Childhood400 m
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre700 m
City CenterCity Center700 m
National War musuem of scotlandNational War musuem of scotland800 m
Museum of ScotlandMuseum of Scotland800 m
Calton HillCalton Hill500 m
Dynamic Earth Dynamic Earth 160 m112 Holyrood Road
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 380 mCanongate
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument620 mCalton Hill
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland860 mChambers Street
Real Mary King's Close Real Mary King's Close 830 mHigh Street
Princes MallPrinces Mall870 mPrinces Street Edinburgh
HemmaHemma10 mThe Tun Building 75 Holyrood Road
Paul Tamburrini at Macdonald Holyrood HotelPaul Tamburrini at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel10 m81 Holyrood Road
Pizza ExpressPizza Express20 m111 Holyrood Road
Hendersons HolyroodHendersons Holyrood30 m67 Holyrood Road
AcanthusAcanthus30 m81 Holyrood Road
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse Airport (EDI)11.4 km
Leuchars Airport (ADX)50.7 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station800 m
Bus
Bus stop800 m
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Reviews
8.0
Greatbased on 543 reviews
  • 1.4
    Guest rating

    The hotel is at a convenient location and easy to get around but without the noise and traffic. Size of room is decent. Friendly reception and concierge.

    The bathroom decor is dated. Bathtub/shower set up didn't work well. The floor will be flooded with water after a shower. House cleaning can be better too, there was dried up tooth paste on the water tumbler in the bathroom.

  • 1.6
    Guest rating

    Very good location. Easy walk to shops, restaurants. Room was large enough and clean. On first floor, which was convenient. View was of a parking area AND garbage bins!! No matter. Could have used a towel bar in bathroom. However this is the same in many hotels in Europe and U>S> Had a light supper in the bar. Friendly waiter and tasty soup. Breakfast was generous buffet. Could order special eggs, porridge etc. from kitchen @ no extra charge. Desk personnel were, in general friendly and helpful. However, the young, short, dark haired women [did not get her name] @ desk when we checked in on a Sunday, park of an INSIGHT tour, was not friendly or welcoming. Our room was not ready, no problem, but she did not page us in the very small adjoining lobby when it was ready. After a period of time had to go to desk to check on availability. Did not see her behind the desk any other time.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    The hotel staff especially on reception were very helpful and let us stay in our rooms until 1.pm as 2 of our party were not well. They also kept us updated on the situation with volcanic ash as some flights had been affected. Breakfast was excellent and cooked to order. The location of the hotel is perfect - in a quiet location but within easy walking distance of the city centre but buses avaible outside the door if you wished.

    The drinks in the bar and restaurant were expensive so we went out instead. One of the rooms we booked did not have a fridge or iron but this was a minor inconvenience.

  • 8.8
    Great

    We very much enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff were courteous and helpful, our room was spacious, well-appointed, and quiet....couldn't ask for more. It was well-placed for the Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Palace etc. Will return.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    excellent value and staff were excellent

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Perfect location, quiet yet very close to the Old city. Next to Dynamic Earth overlooking Arthur's Seat. Bus service is excellent, just outside the hotel or at next street (Royal Mile). Bus No 36 takes you directly to Waverley station. Staff was very friendly and willing to help. We arrived at 15:00 yet we had to wait for our room to be ready for max 10' after checking in(not a prob as staff was very polite and lobby nice) The room was very clean and spacious (we were given a room for the disabled because the hotel was fully booked), we enjoyed a lot relaxing on its sofa. The free bottle of water in the room was very welcomed and the tea facilities very thoughtful. 1' walk from Tesco was highly appreciated. Gym facilities were excellent, pool facilities were good- big pool but not much space to seat around. We enjoyed staying in this hotel and we would recommend it.

    Breakfast rate was different than the one stated on the site but as soon as we told the front staff they were very eager in correcting it, yet I feel breakfast was overpriced for what it offered (Upgraded Continental Breakfast at 13.50 pounds and English one at 15.50 pounds) We found it much better to have continental breakfast at the coffee shop next to the hotel at 5.50 pounds.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    We very much enjoyed our stay and all staff were extremely nice and helpful.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location

    TV stand was only 2.5 feet high so you couldn't see it from the bed (had to sit on the floor) Waiter not service oriented

  • 7.0
    Very good

    I liked the hotel and the staff were polite and helpfull, the hotel was very clean, and although we did stay for an overnite it would have been nice to stay longer and try out the spa area ...mabe do that another time...Breakfast was excellent and staff attentive ...

    I did not like the fact that we had to pay 20 pounds to park the car at the hotel...customers should be made aware of this at time of booking. they charge 109 pounds a nite for a room you should not be charged for parking an already paying customer who will incur more prices within the hotel plus 15.50 pounds for room service alone is shocking and thats before you purchase anything from the service and also that you should be able to get something more than just a sandwich after 12am...

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Facilities good and staff very helpful. Hotel positioned in quiet location but not too far from any main attraction. Recomended

    Breakfast could do with a bit of a shake-up.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Delicious breakfast, nice sized room and good facilities (sauna, steam, swim etc..)

    Strange small television in the room that was too low to watch from bed.

  • 8.8
    Great

    Location, Location, Location. Near Holyrood Park and Palace, Our Dynamic Earth, the Parliament and specifically a Tesco branch, the location is perfect for enjoying a walk in the Park or the beggining of the Royal Mile. But another thing that makes the place so nice is how quiet, safe and family friendly it is compared to the rest of Edinburgh. The staff were amazing and probably the best part about the hotel.

    Only one restaurant that opens from 5 to 9. We got hungry often and wanted to eat at a classy hotel restaurant but it was only open for 3 hours. Also our room was noisy with all the partying at night nextdoor. And finally the hotel rate gets a bit too high on busy seasons.

  • 8.2
    Great

    Received a room upgrade, excellent location for sightseeing, staff friendly and helpful.

    Air con/heating not working also lighting switches and some lights not working.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    The location of the hotel is excellent, staff are very attentive providing a good service, have stayed here before and would do so again. Room and view of Holyrood Park was stunning.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The very helpful staff and the efficient way the hotel was run. The location is good for access to tourist transport and venues. Food was good.

    Not happy with the one price only (high) breakfast. No chance of a light snack, at a sensible price.

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Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting bedsFREEAll children3 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse Airport (EDI)11.4 km
Leuchars Airport (ADX)50.7 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station800 m
Bus
Bus stop800 m
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