US$83 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 28 Feb 2016 Check-out 1 Mar 2016

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4 stars
View map of 81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 0

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
16 reviews
Memorable 75th birthday excursion

Ideally situated close to Holyrood Palace and Scottish Parliament with Edinburgh Castle within... See full review

  • John C.
  • 21 Oct 2015
Scotland vs. South Africa

Booked hotel at last minute to go through for the rugby game and to catch up with some old... See full review

  • Sanityclause
  • 19 Nov 2012
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.
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.



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.



  • 13 km to the Airport (Edinburgh)
Dining
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.
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.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Rooms

Classic Rooms
You'll find our Classic Doubles very cosy, comfortable and surprisingly quiet for a sound night's sleep. Stay connected with unlimited free WiFi. Come with a large double or two single beds.
Executive Rooms
The new Executive bedrooms, superbly decorated by leading interior designers offer ultimate comfort and relaxation. Free water, upgraded toiletries and climate control. Can be made into a double or twin on request.
Feature Rooms
Brand new contemporary and elegant, have plenty of space to unwind, breath-taking views, comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton linen and comfortable mattress toppers. Drench Shower.
Executive Suites
Executive Suites are of a luxury standard with a large comfortable double bed ,en suite bathrooms, Enjoy your favorite programs on a large TV. Complimentary internet connection.
Feature Suites
Feature Suites are spacious suites and ideal for families, VIPs and groups of friends on a spa visit. Spread out in the king-sized bed or in your separate lounge area. Complimentary internet connection. Drench Shower.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

55.9505 -3.1779
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport.
Area description
Located next to Holyrood Palace at the foot of the Royal Mile , the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel little under 10 minutes walk away from the world renowned Edinburgh Castle and a 15 minute to the shopping district of Princes Street.

Nearby points of interest

  • The Canongate: 0.1 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.2 km
  • People's Story: 0.2 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.3 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.4 km
  • Holyrood: 0.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.5 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.6 km
  • Underground City: 0.6 km
  • Cowgate: 0.7 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.7 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.8 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 km
  • Parliament House: 0.8 km
  • The Canongate: 0.1 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.2 km
  • People's Story: 0.2 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.3 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.4 km
  • Holyrood: 0.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.5 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.6 km
  • Underground City: 0.6 km
  • Cowgate: 0.7 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.7 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.8 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 km
  • Parliament House: 0.8 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.9 km
  • Abbeyhill: 0.9 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 1 km
  • Writer's Museum: 1 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 1.1 km
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.1 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 1.1 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 1.1 km
  • Outlook Tower: 1.2 km
  • Grassmarket: 1.2 km
  • Princes Street: 1.2 km
  • Sciennes: 1.4 km
  • Newington: 1.4 km
  • Lauriston: 1.4 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 1.4 km
  • Scott Monument: 1.4 km
  • Meadowbank: 1.4 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.4 km
  • Easter Road: 1.4 km
  • Meadow park: 1.5 km
  • Arthur's Seat: 1.6 km
  • Pilrig: 1.6 km
  • Marchmont: 1.7 km
  • Jock's Lodge: 1.8 km
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.8 km
  • Trinity House: 1.8 km
  • Canonmills: 1.8 km
  • Georgian House: 1.9 km
  • Restalrig: 2 km
  • Mayfield: 2 km

Dining

Acanthus
Using only the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, Acanthus is one of the most exciting new restaurants in Edinburgh. Whether you are looking for a specialty cocktail, a delicious afternoon tea or a sumptuous meal our new restaurant is the ideal spot in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.
The Bar
For a great after-work, relaxed atmosphere or pre-dinner drink, unwind with your favourite tipple in our bar. Mojito or scotch on the rocks, we'll prepare your drink just the way you like it.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
With a recent 2million investment Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is an impressive venue for your conference, meeting or training session. Located next to iconic Arthur's Seat and the Scottish Parliament and only a short 10 minute walk from Waverley Train station and the nearest tram stop direct from Edinburgh Airport. Our self-contained conference suite comes with its own foyer and bar and our meeting rooms are of the highest standard with natural daylight, air conditioning and free WiFi. The newly upgraded Salisbury Suite also has its own private balcony with stunning views . The hotel houses 156 luxurious bedrooms, many of which have recently been refurbished and a new executive lounge has also been introduced. Guests on a 24hr delegate rate can relax in our Vital Health & Wellbeing Club complete with Technogym; 14m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and relaxation lounge.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John C.
Couples
N/A
21 Oct 2015

Memorable 75th birthday excursion

Ideally situated close to Holyrood Palace and Scottish Parliament with Edinburgh Castle within walking distance. Good location for tours to Loch Lomond, Sterling and other tourist destinations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paul M
Couples
Preston
10 Apr 2013

Ideal location for short getaway

Very good value for money. Handy location, large and clean room, breakfast fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bumble
Couples
UK
12 Feb 2013

Relaxing stay

Very nice hotel. Spacious rooms. Excellent leisure facilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
shuglet
Couples
stirlingshire
4 Feb 2013

relaxing time in Edinburgh

The hotel could not be faulted for comfort,cleanliness, location & amenities. The staff were very warm, genuine, friendly & helpful throughtout. We were a party of 4 out for a weekend at the theatre & a bit of sight seeing and shopping. Great time had by all, the hotel room was great value, however the drinks in the bar were rather pricey, due to this we visited the local pubs for a drink, had the hotels drinks been in line with the area prices we would gladly have stayed at the hotel. This is the only area I would say the hotel could review and reflect on reducing prices for wine & spririts in accordance with the other bars in the area. Overall I would definately go back to this hotel. fantastic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sanityclause
Friends
West coast of Scotland
19 Nov 2012

Scotland vs. South Africa

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Jimmy Chungs at Waverley station for all you can eat buffet, it's not the quantity which suprised me, it was the quality of the food.

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fringefan
Family
Glasgow, Scotland
8 Aug 2012

Edinburgh Fringe Trip

The staff were efficient and welcoming. The room was a good size and looked on to the Scottish Parliament building (it was a rear room). It was comfortable and clean. There was a large stain on the carpet where obviously someone had spilled something some time ago, but otherwise everything was pristine. The location was excellent, off the beaten track a bit, therefore quiet; but within a short walk of the Royal Mile (up a side lane), the Scottish Parliament and transport to other facilities and venues. We had booked for 2 nights to attend some Fringe theatre events and it was an ideal base, particularly for the early starts. We did not opt for the breakfast package, as, in line with other hotels, it seemed a bit pricey to us. There are plenty of small cafes or pubs nearby in Edinburgh where they do cheaper breakfasts. I would certainly consider booking this hotel again as I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I found it really good value, especially considering that we visited at the start of the Festival.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Clarinda's cafe on the Royal Mile, five minutes walk from the hotel, up the side lane (warning - Edinburgh is hilly, lots of stairs!) They do a great breakfast and all their cakes, etc are home-made.

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sprinter
Couples
Renfrewshire
4 Jul 2012

Great location for royal Mile and local attractions

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
An Spailpin Fanach
Couples
Dublin
3 Apr 2012

Good Hotel.

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Enoch
Not Provided
5 Aug 2010

The library of the hotel is excellent

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
William
Not Provided
23 Jun 2010

Very good Hotel.Car parking at

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

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