Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Facial

Body wraps

Body scrub

Waxing

Back massage

Reflex massage

Head massage

Full body massage

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Treatment room

Overview

Macdonald Holyrood is a 4-star hotel offering barbeque grills, a golf course and a library. Since 1999, it has been hosting guests in the historical center of Edinburgh.

The property is located in Newington district, 1.6 km from The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, George Heriot's School and West Register House. This unique venue is 1 km away from the center of Edinburgh.

The hotel offers beautiful location close to parks and meadows.

Our Dynamic Earth train station is a 5-minute walk away. Guests can reach Turnhouse airport within 15 minutes by car.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 156 exquisite guestrooms. Decorated in chic design, the rooms offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, complimentary toiletries and slippers as well as a small fridge, an electric kettle and a dishwasher for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The on-site specialty restaurant tempts guests with seasonal dishes. Guests can relax at the elegant Stylish Piano bar, offering a variety of cocktails, champagnes and mineral water. A historic area features Wedgwood The Restaurant and Dubh Prais within 400 meters of the venue.

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

Services

Cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

The beach facilities include chairs and towels. Macdonald Holyrood Hotel offers fitness classes and a gym for guests to keep fit.

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:   6.  Number of rooms:   156.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Sports trainer

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Sink
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    700 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    11.4 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.6 km
Train Stations
  • Our Dynamic Earth
    100 m
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    800 m
Restaurants
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    390 m
  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
    550 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.6 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    156

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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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                  Hotel Address:

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

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Edinburgh
                    700 m
                  Airports
                  • Turnhouse (EDI)
                    11.4 km
                  • Dundee (DND)
                    56.6 km
                  Train Stations
                  • Our Dynamic Earth
                    100 m
                  • Edinburgh Waverley station
                    800 m
                  • Bus stop
                    800 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
                    390 m
                  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
                    550 m
                  Ski areas
                  • Midlothian Ski Centre
                    1.6 km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    6
                  • Number of rooms:
                    156

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Arthurs Seat - 200 m

                  Places of interest

                  • Scottish Poetry Library - 100 m
                  • Canongate Kirk - 100 m
                  • Scottish Parliament Building - 200 m
                  • Canongate Tolbooth - 200 m
                  • Scottish Storytelling Centre Cafe - 300 m
                  • Canongate Kirk - 300 m
                  • Edinburgh Dungeons - 400 m
                  • The Palace Of Holyroodhouse - 400 m
                  • The City of Edinburgh Council - 400 m
                  • Saint Patrick's - 500 m
                  • Saint Anthonys Chapel - 600 m

                  Shopping areas

                  • Scottish Gems - 500 m
                  • Scottish Gems - 500 m

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  • Palace of Holyrood House - 100 m
                  • Nelson Monument - 300 m

                  Museums

                  • Our Dynamic Earth - 100 m
                  • The Museum of Edinburgh - 100 m
                  • The Peoples Story - 100 m
                  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour - 300 m

                  Parks

                  • Calton Hill - 500 m
                  • Dunbars close garden - 600 m

                  Theaters

                  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office - 400 m
                  • Pleasance Cabaret Bar - 500 m

                  Galleries

                  • Our Dynamic Earth - 100 m

                  Local attractions

                  • George Heriot's School - 1.6 km
                    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
                  • St. Margaret's Chapel - 1.6 km
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                  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 2.2 km
                    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
                  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 1.6 km
                    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
                  • St Cuthbert's Church - 1.8 km
                    Lothian Road, Edinburgh

                  Near the hotel

                  • Our Dynamic Earth - 160 m
                    112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
                  • Calton Hill - 520 m
                    off Regent Road, Edinburgh
                  • John Knox House Museum - 470 m
                    43-45 High St., Edinburgh
                  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum - 620 m
                    9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
                  • Canongate Kirk - 430 m
                    153 Canongate, Edinburgh
                  • Museum of Childhood - 480 m
                    42 High Street, Edinburgh
                  • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments - 620 m
                    Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 390 m

                    Address: 267 Canongate
                    Phone: 0131 558 8737

                    78% likes this, based on 979 reviews
                    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 111

                  • Dubh Prais - 600 m

                    Address: 123B High Street
                    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

                    76% likes this, based on 450 reviews
                    Cuisine: Scottish

                  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 810 m

                    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                    Phone: 01312252832

                    83% likes this, based on 396 reviews
                    Cuisine: Asian
                    Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 30

                  • Blackfriars - 550 m

                    Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
                    Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

                    81% likes this, based on 77 reviews
                    Cuisine: British

                  • Number One - 800 m

                    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                    Phone: 01315576727

                    84% likes this, based on 451 reviews
                    Cuisine: Scottish
                    Price Range: CAD 115 - CAD 153

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    6
                  • Number of rooms:
                    156

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                  Macdonald Holyrood Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Holyrood

                  Average guest rating

                  8.0out of 10
                  Fabulous
                  Based on 461 reviews

                  Guest reviews

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Spacious room. Gym. Pool.

                    Was told no need to book parking and arrived to find no parking available.

                  • Older travelers
                    6.0

                    It was a ten to fifteen minute walk to restaurants and pubs. A little to far out of the way.

                  • Couple
                    10.0

                    Very professional and managed to get into room early as we arrived ahead of schedule - thanks

                  • Older travelers
                    9.6

                    The location of the hotel is excellent just minutes away from the Royal Mile, its restaurants pubs etc.The room was quiet overlooking the carpark.

                    I thought that after paying £520 for a 3 night stay the hotel could have included at least a continiental breakfast. We decided not to give the hotel any more money and ate at Foodies just yards from the hotel where the food was excellent.

                  • Single
                    9.2

                    The only downside to an otherwise lovely stay was the lack of free wifi- or any wifi in this case. I purchased 2 bt openzone vouchers (as advised by the hotel) and still couldn't get online. Not good enough these days, when other cheaper Edinburgh hotels were advertising free wifi.

                  • Single
                    9.6

                    Generally an excellent hotel with very helpful staff. Disappointed with the business centre however- you had to pay to use the Internet and at £4.00 for half an hour this was rather expensive.

                  • Couple
                    8.8

                    Good location close to the Royal Mile, Scottish Parliament, Queen's Palace and Calton Hill. Quiet area. Very comfortable rooms although part of the furniture was a not so presentable. Polite personnel.

                    No complimentary WiFi. Old CRT TV. Also disliked that in the morning of our leave we received under the door an invoice (express check-out form) that contained extra 1 pound for a charity donation and extra 2 for payment with credit card. When we actually checked out we were asked if we really want to accept the donation or change the payment method to avoid the fee, but the fact that the express checkout form contained by default these seemed rather unpolite even though the amount itself was small.

                  • Couple
                    6.2

                    Close to the conference centre (Our Dynamic Earth)

                    This happens every so often with MacDonald hotels: staff not well trained, especially those at breakfast. They front desk staff did not try to give us an extension to 1:00 pm, which is not good for a business hotel.

                  • Couple
                    7.8

                    Booking was made last minute and was available. Room was clean and staff were friendly on arrival

                    Arrived at 9.40pm to be told we could order food as didnt want to go out. Got into room and rang for room service at 10.04 and were told no food available, just sandwiches. The sandwiches were very boring and very expensive - we then moved onto another hotel the next day of equal rating but much better standards and pricing

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Scandalous. To charge £5 per day for wireless access. Result is hotel lost out on beverages and food as I went to local diner for free wireless.

                  • Group of friends
                    8.8

                    Was disappointed that the room rate did not include breakfast and I do think that £12.50 is costly for breakfast, i think £8 max would be acceptable or you should offer a continental breakfast for £5 which could just be cereal or croissant and coffee or tea.

                    Just the fact that breakfast wasnt included for the price!

                  • Group of friends
                    10.0

                    Excellent location and first class service. In particular would wish to compliment Garreth, the Duty Manager, for his excellent level of service and friendlieness. Five of us stayed for 4 nights on Rugby International weekend and we will be back!

                  • Couple
                    6.2

                    Rooms comfortable and clean, helpfull staff. Late check out option. Good location for our visit. Valet parking.

                    Food- poor quality for inflated prices. £3.80 for a cold cup of tea. Meal not up to expectations. Incorrect orders taken for breakfast and lunch. Very disappointed. Spa being used by mum and baby club-all morning- not advised of this at any point; especially annoying as we booked hotel to use the facilities in the morning.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Perfect location for the Fringe.

                    Bar not user friendly. Expensive during the Fringe we can stay at Gleneagles in the winter for the same price as The Holyrood at the Fringe time, and there is no comparison, plus the famous Gleneagles breakfast is included in the price.

                  • Group of friends
                    9.6

                    Comfortable room and fantastic breakfast

                    Only one PC available for Internet for high costs. 20 minutes for three pounds.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

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

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Edinburgh
                    700 m
                  Airports
                  • Turnhouse (EDI)
                    11.4 km
                  • Dundee (DND)
                    56.6 km
                  Train Stations
                  • Our Dynamic Earth
                    100 m
                  • Edinburgh Waverley station
                    800 m
                  • Bus stop
                    800 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
                    390 m
                  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
                    550 m
                  Ski areas
                  • Midlothian Ski Centre
                    1.6 km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    6
                  • Number of rooms:
                    156

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Holyrood

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

                  Use Badge