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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa - Edinburgh

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

Featuring a spa area, an indoor swimming pool and a golf course, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Edinburgh offers accommodation in the vicinity of Palace of Holyroodhouse. Royal Mile is 1.2 km from this venue, while Dynamic Earth is 0.3 km away.

Location

Nested in district Old Town, the hotel offers proximity to The Scottish Parliament. The property is 1 km from Edinburgh city centre. National Museum of Scotland is also a couple of minutes' drive away.

Edinburgh airport is a 24-minute drive away, while Edinburgh Waverley railway station is within 15 minutes' walk.

Rooms

For your convenience, the rooms offer a safe box, a multi-channel TV and coffee/tea making machines. These rooms also feature showers, a hair dryer and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant. Guests are invited to the on-site Surf & Turf restaurant to indulge in culinary delights.

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

Leisure

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa features a fitness centre and a sauna for no charge. The venue also features a storage for belongings, a safety deposit box and a barber shop.

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
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in rooms

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

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • 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
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • 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 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.
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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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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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Accessible Double
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
The double room features air conditioning. There is a maximum occupancy of 2 people. The private bathroom is stocked with a hairdryer, bath sheets and shower caps. The bedroom has a double bed.
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Classic Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Coffee machine
  • Heating
This type of Macdonald Holyrood rooms is classic, being at least 21 m² in size. The classic queen suite also features central heating. The private bathroom will include shower facilities, a hair dryer and bath sheets. It is furnished with a double bed.
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Deluxe Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Coffee machine
  • Heating
Enjoy a contemporary decor in this room which features a private bathroom with shower facilities, a hairdryer and bath robes. A maximum of 2 guests can be accommodated in this deluxe suite. It has a double bed. Wake-up service is available.
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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
Public Building
The Scottish Parliament
410 m
The Tun Building 75 Holyrood Road
Hemma
60 m
67 Holyrood Road
Hendersons Holyrood
50 m
12 Holyrood Rd
Levels Cafe and Lounge
100 m
69 Canongate
Clarinda's Tea Room
210 m
116-118 Canongate
Starbucks Canongate
150 m
Royal Mile 136 Canongate Old Town
Cafe Vivo
190 m
2 Sibbald Walk New Waverley
Loudons New Waverley
420 m
Canongate
Cafe Truva Royal Mile
410 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
Great549 reviews
Location8.4
Rooms7.6
Service7.2
Dining7.8
  • 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, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    staff was helpful and we appreciated our stay. great to be near palace of holyroodhouse. 24 minutes by car from the airport.

    RickUnited States, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    excellent value and staff were excellent

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

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

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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...

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The hotel lies within 15 km of Edinburgh airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, the hotel provides English breakfast for the guests.
Does the property offer facilities for business travelers?
Yes, the business facilities include conference equipment and meeting facilities.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:00 till 23:59 on your day of arrival.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 12:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is located 1 km away.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers ironing, room service and laundry.
What are the on-site dining options?
There is Surf & Turf restaurant that offers British meals.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy you lunch or dinner at Hemma, Hendersons Holyrood and Hendersons that lie about 50 metres from the hotel.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as a twin room and a standard room are available on site.
What spa facilities does the property offer?
The hotel includes a treatment room, a solarium and a beauty centre.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from fitness classes and a gym available on site.
Is there any public transport in vicinity?
Yes, there is Surgeons Hall bus stop within 550 metres away.
Address
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU
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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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