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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh

4 Stars

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh EH8 8AU


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Cleanliness 5
Facilities 4
Service 5
Location 4
Pricing 4
Overall 4.4
A quite haven, yet just a stone's throw from Edinburgh's bustling old city centre, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh provides ideal accommodation for those on vacation as well as business. Attractions on the doorstep include Holyrood Palace and Holyrood Park - Arthur's Seat set within it -featuring breathtaking views over the city. Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish Parliament buildings are also close by.

Location
Edinburgh Waverly train station is a few minutes' walk from the Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh, with Edinburgh Haymarket station also within close proximity. Edinburgh International airport is around a ten minute drive from the hotel.

Rooms
All rooms benefit from marble en-suite bathrooms with a separate bathtub, as well as satellite TV and wireless Internet access. Business guests have the option of occupying a club room located on a separate floor which boasts its own library lounge.

Restaurant
The Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh serves a selection of Scottish gourmet cuisine in the Steak and Grill restaurant, and guests can relax in the Piano Bar and enjoy its informal dining facilities.

General
Amenities include access to the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club with a swimming pool, gym and range of rejuvenating treatments. Business guests at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh are well catered for with meeting and conference facilities and dedicated business centre.

Additional Information

  • 13 km to the Airport (Edinburgh)

Hotel Facilities

  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Laundry Services
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gym / Fitness Facilities
  • Library
  • Parking Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Spa / Wellness Centre
  • Business Centre
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Internet Access - High Speed
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Reception
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Mini Bar
  • Telephone

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh Guest Reviews (35)


Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
5 out of 5

Booked hotel at last minute to go through for the rugby game and to catch up with some old friends. Hotel is in a great location, room was spacious, very clean and warm (given the outside weather was very cold), staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. It was literally a five minute walk onto the Royal Mile with lots of great restaurants and cafe bars around. We also walked Arthur's seat first thing on the Sunday morning before breakfast - views are stunning. Would highly recommend it.

Sanityclause wrote on November 19, 2012


Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
3 out of 5

waste of money paying extra for club room facilities, and access to library fora canapés and drinks. 2 dried up canapés on over with half a glass of champagne and staff disappear. Big let down and noticed by other guests. Hotel let themselves down badly here. If they offer this service then deliver!

sprinter wrote on July 5, 2012


Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
4 out of 5

I feel a lot of these reviews are prepared by members of staff or their relations so firstly I am NOT a member of staff and never heard of this hotel before my booking. It is situated centrally in Edinburgh - about 2 minutes walk from Parliament and 10 minutes from the bottom of Arthur's Chair.The hotel itself was perfect and staff could not have been more helpful. Rooms were very clean. Our room was a good size. Did not eat breakfast - cost too much. We are used to travelling but have rarely come across such helpful and friendly staff.

An Spailpin Fanach wrote on April 3, 2012


Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
4 out of 5

fine 3 night stay over Halloween 2011. At far end of royal mile and a block off so pretty quiet with a good walk into new town. Staff particularly friendly and helpful. king bed was two singles together and no clock in room.

Ckk66 wrote on November 4, 2011


Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
4.8 out of 5

The library of the hotel is excellent which has made it different from many others. Its location is very conveient and the restaurant is very good. The setback is the swimming pool is managed in a pool manner.

Enoch Yiu wrote on August 5, 2010


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall4.4 out of 5
Cleanliness5 out of 5
Facilities4 out of 5
Service5 out of 5
Location4 out of 5
Pricing4 out of 5

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh Guest Reviews

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5 out of 5

Booked hotel at last minute to go through for the rugby game and to catch up with some old friends. Hotel is in a great location, room was spacious, very clean and warm (given the outside weather was very cold), staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. It was literally a five minute walk onto the Royal Mile with lots of great restaurants and cafe bars around. We also walked Arthur's seat first thing on the Sunday morning before breakfast - views are stunning. Would highly recommend it.

Review by: Sanityclause
Date stayed November 19, 2012

3 out of 5

waste of money paying extra for club room facilities, and access to library fora canapés and drinks. 2 dried up canapés on over with half a glass of champagne and staff disappear. Big let down and noticed by other guests. Hotel let themselves down badly here. If they offer this service then deliver!

Review by: sprinter
Date stayed July 5, 2012

4 out of 5

I feel a lot of these reviews are prepared by members of staff or their relations so firstly I am NOT a member of staff and never heard of this hotel before my booking. It is situated centrally in Edinburgh - about 2 minutes walk from Parliament and 10 minutes from the bottom of Arthur's Chair.The hotel itself was perfect and staff could not have been more helpful. Rooms were very clean. Our room was a good size. Did not eat breakfast - cost too much. We are used to travelling but have rarely come across such helpful and friendly staff.

Review by: An Spailpin Fanach
Date stayed April 3, 2012

4 out of 5

fine 3 night stay over Halloween 2011. At far end of royal mile and a block off so pretty quiet with a good walk into new town. Staff particularly friendly and helpful. king bed was two singles together and no clock in room.

Review by: Ckk66
Date stayed November 4, 2011

4.8 out of 5

The library of the hotel is excellent which has made it different from many others. Its location is very conveient and the restaurant is very good. The setback is the swimming pool is managed in a pool manner.

Review by: Enoch Yiu
Date stayed August 5, 2010

4.4 out of 5

Very good Hotel.Car parking at £20 per night I think was very unreasonable and due to this I probably won't stay here on my next visit,apart from that we enjoyed our stay.

Review by: William Rowan
Date stayed June 23, 2010

3.8 out of 5

An efficiently run hotel with pleasant and helpful staff. Well positioned with only a short stroll to the Royal Mile, yet in a quiet area. Did not try the food as there is an abundance of 'chain' and local restaurants throughout the city.

Review by: JONATHAN MANSFIELD
Date stayed May 31, 2010

3 out of 5

In need of update. Wouldn't stay there again.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed January 24, 2010

4.4 out of 5

We loved this hotel. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Although the hotel is not located in the very centre of the city amongst the shops, restaurants etc., all were a short stroll away. We would certainly stay here again.

Review by: Susan Ferguson
Date stayed December 1, 2009

4.4 out of 5

A great hotel, well placed for the royal mile, though it is at the bottom, and not the top of it! Close to Holyrood Palace, and just about everything. Staff were friendly, facilities good, breakfast was great. Would definitely stay there again - good for a long weekend.

Review by: Ian Yates
Date stayed October 29, 2009

4.6 out of 5

Brilliant breakfast choice, staff helpful and good facilities. Really enjoyed my short stay there. Would definitely stay there again - but be great if they got new pillows - there were terrible, very lumpy and woke with a sore neck!! Otherwise great ;)

Review by: Teri Adams
Date stayed October 25, 2009

4.8 out of 5

Great Hotel! the only slight problem is that is practically at the ned of the royal Mile and 15 minutes walk (uphill) to the main attractions. Apart from that, great swimming pool, steam room and sauna free of charge, excellent restaurant, polite and efficient service

Review by: Emiliano Schivazappa
Date stayed September 9, 2009

4.4 out of 5

Well-priced, good-quality hotel beside Holyrood and the Parliament buildings.

Review by: Paul Bradley
Date stayed February 7, 2009

4.8 out of 5

Excellent location, friendly and pleasant service, good food.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed April 5, 2008

4 out of 5

Excellent hotel although it is about a 10 minute walk from the sites of the old town (except Holyrood Palace of course). A few minor things; The buffet breakfast is table waited for the hot food meaning that staff are busy taking orders and bringing out food. The quality of the food is great but this means tables are cleared very slowly as staff are doing other things and oftens means that you have to wait up to 15 minutes for a seat even though there are plenty of tables available, just not cleared. The TV in the room is on the floor to one side of the bed so good luck watching it if two people are sharing a bed. No free Wi-fi although you can go to the pub next door and use their free wi-fi. But for £80 a night over Easter including breakfast I still think this hotel is a bargain and recommend it to those that dont mind a short walk.

Review by: Mathew Kenworthy
Date stayed March 27, 2008

4.8 out of 5

The hotel is really close to Arthur's seat, so very close to the edge of the city, but still only a few minutes (uphill) walk to where all the action is - a perfect location for us. Would definitely stay there again.

Review by: Stephen Griffiths
Date stayed March 20, 2008

4.8 out of 5

A modern hotel offering all that you would expect from its 4* status.

Review by: David Lewis
Date stayed March 6, 2008

5 out of 5

An excellent hotel in a peaceful and beautiful location, Hotel staff were welcoming and most helpful. The food was superb-the best venison and best kippers we have ever tasted.

Review by: Elizabeth Rice
Date stayed February 1, 2008

4.8 out of 5

Having stayed at the Mcdonald Holyrood in Edinburgh for the last three years, I would highly recommend it to anybody. It is in a great location at the bottom of the royal mile in the old town. The facilities, including the pool and spa, restaurant and bar are superb. Finally, the service is second-to-none.

Review by: Mark Eggar
Date stayed January 24, 2008

4.8 out of 5

The friendly and helpful staff in all departments of the hotel made this a very pleasurable stay. the room was excellent. The breakfast choice was extensive and all cooked meals were served fresh and piping hot. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Review by: Julie Sparrow
Date stayed January 16, 2008

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